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.

Sentido Michelizia Tropea Resort
Sentido Michelizia Tropea Resort
VIA CARMINE 71, Tropea, Calabria
The price is ¥7,535 per night from Jan 27 to Jan 28
Situated in Tropea, this beach hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Diocesan Museum, Sanctuary of Santa Maria dell'Isola, and Tropea Beach. ‘A Linguata Beach ...
4.2/5 Very Good! (22 reviews)
"Absolutely disgusted in the customer service of this hotel. They have never picked up the phone or returned an email over the past 1.5 years of trying to communicate with them. I had booked a stay here in 2019, and was unable to make the trip due to the worldwide shutdown. As things open, up and ..."

Reviewed on Jun 30, 2021

Sentido Michelizia Tropea Resort
Aether Suites Tropea
Aether Suites Tropea
Via Carmine, Tropea
The price is ¥8,320 per night from Jan 29 to Jan 30
Situated near the beach, this bed & breakfast is within a 15-minute walk of Diocesan Museum, Sanctuary of Santa Maria dell'Isola, and Tropea Beach. ‘A Linguata ...
4.8/5 Exceptional! (31 reviews)
"Very clean modern room, loved the terrace ate breakfast there"

Reviewed on Oct 10, 2021

Aether Suites Tropea
Colomba D'Oro
Colomba D'Oro
4 out of 5
Via Vittorio Veneto, 50, Tropea, VV
The price is ¥8,573 per night from Jan 19 to Jan 20
Situated near the beach, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Diocesan Museum, Rotonda Beach, and Tropea Beach. Sanctuary of Santa Maria dell'Isola and Blanca ...
4.6/5 Wonderful! (43 reviews)
A good hotel in Tropea.
"The staff is very helpful snd attentive. The location was perfect. Ez stroll into old town and the beaches. Many restaurants very close. Parking on the street was easy. Close to amenities such as mini market was great. The room was a bit too small as it was hard to put 2 suitcases anywhere but on ..."

Reviewed on Sep 15, 2021

Colomba D'Oro
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
Located in the heart of Tropea, this residence is within a 5-minute walk of Lido Costa degli Dei, Spiaggia del Convento, and ‘A Linguata Beach. Blanca Beach ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (245 reviews)
"You get what you pay for. It is a cheap and clean hotel, not fancy or special but it will give you a clean bed. Keep an eye on reception though: I booked a triple room and they tried to give me a double room (and insisted they were right)."

Reviewed on Jul 28, 2020

Hotel Valemare
Orchidea
Orchidea
Contrada Ferrovia 169, Tropea, Vibo Valentia
Situated in Tropea, this apartment building is within a 15-minute walk of Diocesan Museum, Rotonda Beach, and Tropea Beach. Sanctuary of Santa Maria dell'Isola ...
Orchidea
Borgo Panoramico
Borgo Panoramico
Contrada Fontana Nuova, Tropea
This family-friendly Tropea apartment building is within a 10-minute walk of Diocesan Museum, Tropea Beach, and Rotonda Beach. ‘A Linguata Beach and Spiaggia ...
5/5 Exceptional! (5 reviews)
"It was a very nice stay with a beautiful view to stromboli and the surrounding sea, which is only 15 minutes of walking away. The sunsets are astonishing. I would definetly recommend to stay here for a visit of tropea."

Reviewed on Oct 14, 2021

Borgo Panoramico
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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