Off The Beaten Track European Summer Destinations Just Beyond the Obvious

2018-08-08T20:29:37+00:00By |

Off the beaten track European summer destinations are still possible to find. You need to look just beyond Europe’s obvious summer hotspots – the Cinque Terre, Côte d’Azur, Italian Lakes and so on – as sometimes Europe’s secret beaches, sleepy cities, quiet towns, and cool retreats are close by. A few days ago a friend who …

Calabria Itineraries – How to Explore this Undiscovered Italian Region

2016-10-12T12:03:50+00:00By |

Our Calabria itineraries cover everything from a long weekend in the provincial capital of Reggio di Calabria to a month-long grand tour of the entire off the beaten track Southern Italian region. Whether you're just looking for a taste of Calabria, or you want to do it all, we've got an itinerary for you. As you …

Tropea, Calabria’s Positano of Southern Italy – A Tropea Walking Tour

2016-09-11T16:54:03+00:00By |

Tropea was the first town we fell head over heels in love with in Calabria. It’s known as ‘the Positano of Southern Italy’ because it’s breathtakingly beautiful. That means it’s also one of the most popular destinations in Calabria in summer, which is why autumn, spring and winter are wonderful times to go. Tropea, Calabria’s Positano …

National Parks of Calabria – Italy’s Secret Mountains, Forests and Lakes

2018-06-18T17:40:39+00:00By |

The National Parks of Calabria are some of the most breathtakingly beautiful in Europe. While Calabria remains as off the beaten track as it gets for most travellers to Italy, it’s a popular summer holiday spot for Italians, and if they’re not on the beach they’re exploring the region’s national parks. The National Parks of …

Calabria Road Trips – Remote Villages and Wild Rugged Landscapes

2016-09-07T14:26:18+00:00By |

Our favourite Calabria road trips are those that take us through bucolic countryside, wild rugged landscapes, and remote villages. The best thing about travelling in Calabria is that it doesn’t take long before you’re off the beaten track. Calabria Road Trips Good freeways and highways may well criss-cross Italy's southernmost mainland region, Calabria, yet just …

Best Calabria Beaches – The Most Alluring Stretches of Sand

2018-06-02T12:57:15+00:00By |

Best Calabria beaches? Who knew Calabria had brilliant beaches? Well, it has wonderful stretches of sand and cosy coves to rival Italy’s finest beaches. However, it also has some fairly shabby holiday towns, which is why you need our comprehensive guide to where to spread your towel. Best Calabria Beaches – The Most Alluring Stretches of Sand …

Hilltop Towns of Calabria – Atmospheric Mountain Villages to Explore

2016-09-11T18:41:46+00:00By |

Hilltop towns of Calabria are a highlight of this southern Italian region and they seem to pop up everywhere. Typically topped by a sturdy castle and handsome church, their tiled-roof houses appear to tumble down the hillsides. Hilltop Towns of Calabria – Atmospheric Mountain Villages to Explore Discovering the atmospheric hilltop towns of Calabria in southern Italy almost …

Calabria is the New Puglia – Italy’s Last Frontier for Travellers

2016-09-11T17:20:02+00:00By |

Calabria is the new Puglia. I’ve been saying this for eight years, but the toe of Italy still remains something of a secret carefully guarded by Italians. Boasting brilliant beaches, atmospheric hilltop towns, and fantastic food and wine, it’s begging to be explored and is at its best during the European summer. Calabria is the …