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Calabria’s Infinite Shades Of Blue

From the palest teal to the deepest cobalt, the most beautiful shades of blue... turquoise, azure, cerulean, sapphire, illuminated by the electrifying sun. Nurturing. Inspiring. Exhilarating. Inhale deeply. Saltiness tingles on your tongue. Stillness in the bright sky. The sweet scent of adventure in the air. Discover the enchantment of Calabria.  

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Top row left to bottom: coastal drive; the majestic santa maria dell' isola; poolside at an agriturismo; the beach at jolly mare siderno; street sign, view of the sea in capo vaticano, ionian sea beach; arena dello stretto reggio calabria; swimming in the tyrrhenian sea

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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.

Tropea-Beach

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-Beach

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.

Tropea-Beach
Tropea-Beach
Tropea-Beach

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.

Tropea-SantaMaria-Church
Tropeae-Beach

Interesting Facts

The most famous onion in all of Italy comes from Tropea and is fittingly named 'cipolla 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 Pedullà

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