Yachting Adventure in the Calabria Region
Calabria is a region in Southern Italy renowned for its coastal panoramic villages, ancient sites and a spicy cuisine, beautiful mountains, three national parks - Aspromonte, Pollino, and Sila... Bordered to the north by the Basilicata Region, to the west by the Tyrrhenian Sea, and to the east by the Ionian Sea, the region is generally known as the “toe” of the “boot” of Italy. It is separated from Sicily by the Strait of Messina. The capital of Calabria is Catanzaro.
Calabria's Mediterranean climate is influenced by the sea and mountains, with an average low of 8 °C during the winter months and an average high of 30 °C during the summer months. The 781 kilometres of its coast make Calabria a popular tourist destination. The coastline alternates between rugged cliffs and sandy beaches and you can enjoy sailing and swimming the beautiful and clear turquoise sea.
The main Calabrian ports are in Reggio and in Gioia Tauro. Other important ports where you can charter a yacht are Vibo Valentia, Port of Villa San Giovanni, Port of Corigliano Calabro, Port of Crotone. Calabria has the two highest bridges in Italy - Italia Viaduct and Sfalassa Viaduct which is also the highest and longest span frame bridge in the world.
The region's cuisine is a typical southern Italian Mediterranean cuisine. Calabrian olive tree plantations make the region the second-highest for olive oil production. The region is also well known for the cultivation of the Bergamot orange and is the largest producer of Porcini Mushrooms in Italy. Calabria’s unofficial symbol is the horn-shaped red chili pepper. Rent a sailing yacht or a motor boat, and enjoy the gastronomic sailing holiday with tasty Calabrian dishes and local desserts such as Cudduraci, Nacatole, Scalille or 'nzudda and pick up one of the best souvenirs from the region - a packet of spices - spaghettata.
Hire a Yacht and Discover the Beauties of the Tyrrhenian Sea
The most popular coastal tourist destinations which you can explore sailing on the Tyrrhenian Sea include: Scilla, "pearl" of the "Violet Coast" with its beautiful panorama; Tropea, with an incredible seaside beach; Capo Vaticano, a famous bathing place; Gerace, a medieval city with a Norman Castle and Norman Cathedral; Squillace, a seaside resort and important archaeological site; Pizzo Calabro, with interesting places such asPiazza Repubblica and the Aragonese castle; Paola, the birthplace of St. Francis of Paola, patron saint of Calabria and Italian sailors; Nicotera a beautiful medieval town with an ancient Ruffo's castle; Praia a Mare, famous for its Isola di Dino and the seaside beach.
Explore the Secrets of the the Ionian Coast While Sailing
Jump on a yacht and explore Catanzaro, an important silk center located at the centre of the narrowest point of Italy, from where the Ionian Sea and Tyrrhenian Sea are both visible, with the famous one-arch bridge - one of the tallest in Europe, the Cathedral and the archaeological park. Other popular sailing destinations on the Ionian Sea include: Sibari, a village near the archaeological site of the ancient city of Sybaris; Soverato, known as the "Pearl" of the Ionian Sea, renowned for its beaches and nightlife; Badolato, a medieval hilltop village with 13 churches, one of the 1000 marvels of Italy; Samo, well known for its spring water and ruins of the old village; Mammola, art center with the beautiful old town, the ancient churches and noble palaces.
Make Calabria your next yachting destination and enjoy the sun and beautiful sea from your sailboat, motor yacht or catamaran.