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Splendours of Calabria – Italy's Southern Jewel

With its unspoilt sandy beaches, warm climate, pretty fishing villages and the rugged, natural beauty

of the mountainous national parks, it’s easy to see why Calabria is the jewel in southern Italy’s crown.

Day 1

Local departure by coach

or Door-to-Door service, then to

northern France for an overnight

stay.

Day 2

Continue to the Parma area

in Italy for an overnight stay.

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Day 3

Drive south to the Sorrento

Peninsula for a two-night stay.

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Day 4

Sorrento

Included half-day

visit to Sorrento on the Neapolitan

Riviera, set high on spectacular

cliffs.

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Day 5

Cosenza

We travel south

into Calabria to Cosenza, where we

make a short stop in the historical

medieval quarter. See the Byzantine

cathedral, or enjoy a typical Italian

coffee in the historical literary café

‘Renzelli’. We continue to our hotel

in Parghelia in southern Calabria for

a five-night stay.

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Day 6

Serra San Bruno

Optional,

full-day excursion as we head to

Serra San Bruno. On the way we

stop off to admire the Angitola

Lake. Serra San Bruno is a

charming town situated among

woodland, and boasts fine

examples of Byzantine architecture

and beautiful churches in its

historical centre. We later include

lunch at a nearby restaurant.

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Day 7

Calabrian Countryside

We explore a little more of the

Calabrian countryside on our

included excursion. We visit a small

family farm, near Ricardi, which

produces local food such as onion,

olive paste, nduja (typical salami

from Calabria and often created

into a paste or sauce), wine, cheese

and vegetables. You will have the

opportunity to taste some of the

produce and also to make a

purchase or two! En route back to

our hotel, we make a short stop at

Capo Vaticano, to admire the

stunning views.

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Day 8

Reggio Calabria & Scilla

Included excursion to Reggio

Calabria, an elegant city in Liberty

Scilla

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