Sunday, June 1, 2014

"Classic" Tour Calabria


For organized groups, 25 people minimum

validity: May, June, September, 


Day 1, arrival at the hotel in Cosenza, check-in, meeting with the tour guide, welcome cocktail, in the afternoon a visit to the MAB (Museum of contemporary Art), free time for shopping, dinner and overnight stay.

Day 2, after breakfast, guided tour of Cosenza with the local shuttle bus, include a visit to Palazzo Arnone, the Cathedral (soon to become a World Heritage Site), the Theatre of Rendano, lunch at a quaint local restaurant with a musical surprise. Free afternoon, dinner at the hotel, overnight stay and for those who wish, visit of Cosenza by night with a local shuttle bus accompanied by a storyteller.

Day 3, after breakfast, departure for Santa Severina through the Sila National Park. Visit of the 1200 year old local castle. Lunch at a local restaurant. In the afternoon, a visit of the Diocesan Museum and the Byzantine Baptistery, one the best preserved monuments in Southern Italy. Return to the hotel, dinner and overnight stay.

Day 4, after breakfast, a visit of Costa dei Borghi Antichi and Fiumefreddo Bruzio, a charming Medieval village included in the Club of the Most Beautiful Villages in Italy, here you will be able to admire the works of a famous artist, Salvatore Fiume, beautiful noble palaces and the spectacular view from the little tower. Afterwards, transfer to Belmonte Calabro, a visit to the ancient Cappuccini Convent, where you can participate in the daily ritual of making homemade bread, which will then be served to you together with the local specialties, excellent wine and spring water. Back to the hotel in the afternoon, dinner and overnight stay. 

Day 5 after breakfast, check-out and departure for Palmi, to visit the Archaelogical Taureano Park. Our excursion will continue towards Scilla, a beautiful village of which the great Greek poet, Homer, talked about in his poems. Here we will stop for lunch at a typical local restaurant, where they will serve us the local specialty, swordfish. In the afternoon, a visit of Chianalea, a picturesque village also called the "Venice of the South", whose extraordinary beauty has enchanted poets and artists from around the world. In the afternoon, departure for Reggio Calabria, where, weather permitting, we will visit Mount Sant'Elia, from which you will enjoy the wonderful view of the Strait of Messina and the Viola Coast. Check-in at a 4* hotel, , dinner and overnight stay.

Day 6, after breakfast, departure for Gerace, a beautiful Norman village. We will first visit the Paolo Orsi Museum and the town of Gerace, which is also included in the Club of the Most Beautiful Villages in Italy. Lunch is booked on a farm. Back to the hotel in the afternoon, dinner and overnight stay.

Day 7, after breakfast, a visit of Reggio Calabria, that hosts the famous Bronzi di Riace (Bronze statues of Greek warriors), the Baroque Cathedral, and the waterfront. Lunch, free afternoon, dinner at the hotel and overnight stay.

Day 8, after breakfast, check-out and departure. End of service.

Includes the following: 7 overnight stay at a 4* hotel, of which 4 in Cosenza, 3 in Reggio Calabria, half board and accommodation in a double room; all the activities and lunches, drinks at the table included, tour guide from arrival to departure, Museum entrances, health and luggage insurance, transport by train to Gerace, visit of Cosenza with the local shuttle bus, shows.
The following are not included: The trip to/from starting point, all the extras and everything else not specified in the program.


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