Tropea

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A picturesque medieval town spills down rocky cliffs to spectacular bays and beaches at this seaside resort in southern Italy’s Calabria region.

Tropea is an attractive coastal town where a historic center sits perched on a hilltop and alluring beaches stretch along the Costa degli Dei (Coast of the Gods). The town sits in the Vibo Valentia province of Calabria, an unspoiled and lesser-traveled region of southern Italy. Spend days in Tropea relaxing on pristine sand and swimming in the perfect-blue Tyrrhenian Sea. Explore a labyrinth of atmospheric lanes lined with pastel-colored mansions.

Tropea’s beaches lie either side of a dramatic promontory called Isola di Tropea. You’ll find private clubs with rentable sunbeds and umbrellas in addition to public areas, where you can set down your towel. The transparent water entices visitors to enjoy an invigorating swim on hot days. Take a moment to gaze up at the town center, which clings precariously to the framing cliffs.

When the tide is out, paddle out around Isola di Tropea to glimpse inside natural caves. Climb to the top of the promontory and visit Santa Maria dell’Isola, a castle-like 7th-century monastery.

Walk up the steep staircase to the historic center, characterized by a maze of cobblestone streets and pretty squares. While wandering, admire elegant courtyards and spot the remnants of ancient ramparts. See a collection of religious art at the Diocesan Museum of Tropea and visit the richly decorated Norman Cathedral. Piazza Ercole buzzes with the activity of cafés, ice cream parlors and trattorias.

Be sure to join the passeggiata (evening stroll) on Corso Vittorio Emanuele II. Here, centuries-old mansions double-up as bars, restaurants and fashion outlets. The street finishes at a lookout platform, which affords views of the coastline and the volcanic Stromboli Island. Boat trips depart for the island from Tropea Port.

Tropea benefits from a Mediterranean climate of warm summers and mild winters. June to August is the hottest and busiest period. May and September present milder temperatures.

Reach Tropea by flying to Lamezia Terme and then take a train or rent a car from there. Other captivating towns of the Calabria region, including Pizzo, Reggio Calabria and Scilla, are just a short train ride away.

Villa Vittoria
Villa Vittoria
Via della Vittoria, 9, Tropea, VV, 89861
The price is ¥15,305 per night from Sep 6 to Sep 7
Stay at this beach B&B in Tropea. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and breakfast. Our guests praise the breakfast and the helpful staff in our reviews. Popular ...
4.7/5 Exceptional! (83 reviews)
"Walk ability to everything. Have been to this B&B before so we came back"

Reviewed on Nov 1, 2019

Villa Vittoria
LABRANDA Rocca Nettuno Tropea
LABRANDA Rocca Nettuno Tropea
4 out of 5
Via Annunziata, Tropea, VV, 89861
Stay at this 4-star beach hotel in Tropea. Enjoy free WiFi, 3 restaurants, and a children's pool. Our guests praise the pool and the helpful staff in our reviews. ...
3.9/5 Good! (23 reviews)
"Great resort and great staff. Resort needs a little TLC, otherwise very accommodating."

Reviewed on Jul 2, 2022

LABRANDA Rocca Nettuno Tropea
Hotel Valemare
Hotel Valemare
3 out of 5
Via Croce, 19, Tropea, VV, 89861
Stay at this 3-star business-friendly residence in Tropea. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and breakfast. Our guests praise the comfy rooms in our reviews. Popular ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (254 reviews)
"Close to everything it room wasn’t ready till 6pm"

Reviewed on Aug 8, 2022

Hotel Valemare
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
Hotel Valemare
Hotel Valemare
3 out of 5
Via Croce, 19, Tropea, VV, 89861
Stay at this 3-star business-friendly residence in Tropea. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and breakfast. Our guests praise the comfy rooms in our reviews. Popular ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (254 reviews)
"Close to everything it room wasn’t ready till 6pm"

Reviewed on Aug 8, 2022

Hotel Valemare
Tropea Mare Pace Club
Tropea Mare Pace Club
Viale Don Mottola IX Traversa, Tropea, Provincia di Vibo Valentia, 89861
Stay at this apartment in Tropea. Enjoy free parking, an outdoor pool, and a terrace. Popular attractions Blanca Beach and Riaci Beach are located nearby. Discover ...
2/5 (3 reviews)
"Al momento dell'arrivo, dopo 7 ore di viaggio, la nostra prenotazione non c'era. Premetto che già il giorno prima, ho passato due ore al telefono tra Expedia, un certo Fabrizio della Cristoforo viaggi che rivende i pacchetti da Expedia alla struttura Il borgo della Pace Beach Club. Detto ciò, mi ..."

Reviewed on Aug 11, 2021

Tropea Mare Pace Club
PEAK ON THE SUPER CENTRAL SEA: THE MARINETTE of TROPEA
PEAK ON THE SUPER CENTRAL SEA: THE MARINETTE of TROPEA
Tropea, Calabria
Stay at this family-friendly apartment in Tropea. Enjoy a water park, onsite parking, and an in-room DVD player. Popular attractions Spiaggia del Convento and ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (2 reviews)
Wonderful host ,was very helpful with everything and made suggestions of things to do
"Lovely stay in tropea"

Reviewed on Sep 14, 2019

PEAK ON THE SUPER CENTRAL SEA: THE MARINETTE of TROPEA
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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