Famed for its sparkling sapphire waters and rugged outcrops of granite, Capo Vaticano is an area of outstanding natural beauty tucked away in Italy’s restorative Ricadi region. The area’s iconic cape towers 124 meters above sea level, casting an imposing shadow upon the sun-drenched, sandy shores; geologists have puzzled over the rock’s creation for centuries and in ancient times, the rock was considered an especially important place of holiness, and was frequented by fortune tellers and priests. This ethereal atmosphere can still be enjoyed amidst the breath-taking natural phenomenon of the area.
Dramatic cliffs, shimmering sea and breathtaking vistas constitute Capo Vaticano’s most arresting visions which should be enjoyed during leisurely and languid strolls or sails. The area’s most beautiful bay is Groticelle, which is famed for its white sand beaches and fascinating coves. During summer, the surrounding rocks are covered in fragrant flowers that create a postcard picture of pleasantry.
The crystal clear waters are renowned for the diverse array of marine life within therefore snorkelling and scuba diving are integral activities on this Italian itinerary. Boat trips will afford sailors incredible images of the magical sea water as it ranges from cobalt blue to glittering emerald in the different parts.
The dense surrounding hills of Capo Vaticano are home to verdant vineyards bursting with juicy grapes perfect for winemaking; the traditional town is incredibly proud of its culinary heritage and offers gastronomes some of the finest wines and most succulent sausages Italy. The sumptuous sausage Nduja is such an integral part of the town’s heritage that an annual festival celebrates its rich flavour and ancient age, and the delicacy can be sampled in many of the town’s quaint cafes and rustic restaurants in which the smoky flavours and meaty texture can be fully enjoyed.