Calabria tourism: journey through rugged mountains, parks and sea

Travel in Calabria, what to see in the territory of this region in southern Italy, including national parks, mountains and sea, archaeological excavations.

Guide Calabria

Calabria is the Italian region located to the south of the Italian peninsula, it borders with Basilicata and is washed by the Tyrrhenian Sea and the Ionian Sea. The Strait of Messina separates Sicily.

The territory of Calabria, mainly mountainous and hilly, is characterized by rugged mountains and mighty, like the Pollino Massif, the plateau of the Sila, the Chain of Serre, the Aspromonte massif, and a small part of the plains between where the Plain of Sybaris, the plain of St. Euphemia and the Plain of Gioia Tauro.

In order to protect the rich natural heritage of the region Calabria, were established the Sila National Park, the Pollino National Park and the Park of Aspromonte. Between two seas, the Tyrrhenian Sea and the Ionian Sea, Calabria has also a significant coastal development, where there are famous seaside resorts like Capo Vaticano, Tropea, Scalea, Diamante, Amantea, Roccella Ionica and Scilla.

Do not forget the rich archaeological heritage of this region, mainly due to the greek period, with valuable evidence, of which only a part have been brought to light by excavations.

The climate of Calabria is Mediterranean with differences between the coast of the Ionian Sea which is drier and the Tyrrhenian Sea, which is a hot humid. The coastal temperatures are never below 10 ° C., and never more than 40. On the Apennines of the inland areas the winters are cold with frequent snowfalls.