Tropea...A postcard perfect beach town
Tropea is a picturesque beach town located in the province of Vibo Valentia along the coast of the Tyrrhenian Sea. This stretch of coastline is also referred to as the 'Coast of the Gods' as legend say's that it was Hercules, the famous son of Zeus, who founded Tropea after discovering it on a trip back from Spain.
The town sits majestically high above the coastline, its cobblestone streets and piazza's overlooking the sparkling turquoise blue sea and glistening white sand below.
Tropea is famous amongst Italian tourists who spend their summers relaxing under the sultry sun. Candy coloured umbrellas line the seashore adding splashes of colour to the sunfilled backdrop.
Santa Maria dell'Isola is a beautiful church that stands on its own at the top of a rock hill hanging out over the water. Walk up the stone steps to the highest point for a great view of the beautiful coastline.
The most famous onion in all of Italy comes from Tropea and is fittingly named 'cippola rosa di Tropea' or 'red onion of Tropea'. It's a sweet onion variety and used in many local recipes. The onion even has its own festival which takes place every year on July 27th.
By: Michelle Pedulla