The dramatic cliffs and iridescent waters of Tropea create an arresting image of natural splendour. The historic houses and grand hotels of the town tumble down the cliffside into the crystal clear waters and silken sands of the beaches, sun drenched sanctuaries upon which visitors recline and relax. The atmospheric Old Town exudes an authentic antique charm that is sure to seduce walkers as they wander through shady squares, curving streets and charming churches. Rustic restaurants serve specialities inspired by a rich regional culinary heritage, so expect to enjoy sublime seafood, garlic smothered meat and juicy olives during your serene sojourn.
Undoubtedly Tropea’s most legendary landmark is the, Duomo, a dazzling Norman cathedral whose flamboyant façade us almost as dramatic as the cliffside scenery. Dedicated to the town’s patron saint, the cathedral is a worthy place of worship for those seeking some sacred solace during their sun-drenched sojourn.
It would be crime to visit Tropea and not to spend a sunny afternoon on one of its blissful beaches; the principal beach is a sandy stretch backed by the theatrically rugged cliffs behind; crystal clear water proves perfect for snorkelling and swimming.
Tropea boasts a simple yet satisfying museum principally dedicated to sacred and religious art; the Museo Dicesano is housed in the grand Bishop’s Palace and exhibits collections of pained wooden statues and objects designed for religious shrines.
Boasting a beautiful beach side location and a fresh, flavoursome menu, , Lido Tropical, is an authentic and atmospheric restaurant whose sublime seafood specialities are sure to delight even the most discerning palate. Watch the sun sink into the shimmering sea while feasting upon freshly caught sardines or seafood linguine, while sipping upon a glass of chilled and refreshing white wine. (Via Lungomare, Tropea VV, Italy)