Excursions in Calabria

Discover Calabria

Choose between many excursions from Agriturismo Torre del Golfo to discover the Region of Calabria, with her richness made of nature, art, history and food. Nature offers sandy and rocky beaches, ideal for diving,  or high wooden mountains where to go trekking or nordic skiing in winter. Not far from Torre del Golfo there is the Sila National Park, rich in wildlife and forest landscapes, but also around the Agriturismo itself, nature offers an interesting birdwatching opportunity expecially in spring and fall, when migratory birds stop by along the River Crocchio. If you like to cycle you can rent bikes at Torre del Golfo.

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Excursions to Old Villages, searching for art and history

Calabrian old villages with their stone houses are mainly inland looking at the sea in distance, grounded to steep hillsides and rocks, due to the fear of  danger that for centuries came from oversea. Nearby our farmhouse are worth a visit the villages of Cropani, Belcastro, Taverna, Squillace and Santa Severina.
For who wants to travel back in time and visit ancient Greek and Roman settlements can visit Roccelletta di Borgia and Capo Colonna.

With a day trip you can reach other fascinating places full of history like Gerace with his well preserved center of Norman age; Reggio Calabria where are worth a visit the Riace Bronzes at the Museo Nazionale; Rossano where is kept a treasure of the Byzantine times, the Codex Purpureus Rossanensis; and Tropea where the splendor of its coastline and its sights are set like gems among the balconies and medieval streets that branch from palaces and churches offering unique suggestions. From Tropea you can view the Eolian Islands, and reach  them by motorboat with daily tours, other departures are from Vibo Marina harbour.

Le Castella, with his scenic Aragonese Castle surrounded by the waters of the Marine reserve, joins together, as often happens in Calabria, history, nature and culture.
Taste of Calabrian food is worth the journey itself, and won’t be difficult travelling in the area to find nice restaurants that will offer you the rich products of our land and sea, cooked following the spicy calabrian tradition.