Tropea

"Pearl of the Tyrrhenian sea" with breathtaking landscapes, ancient history and culture

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Villaggio Club La Pace

  Tropea

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Villaggio Club La Pace
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€ 57

This village has a panoramic view on the wonderful Gulf of Lamezia and the Isole Eolie, 3 km far from the center of Tropea and the railway station and is the ideal destination for couples and families...

Residence La Pace

  Tropea

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Residence La Pace
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€ 28

This village has a panoramic view on the wonderful Gulf of Lamezia and the Isole Eolie, 3 km far from the center of Tropea and the railway station and is the ideal destination for couples and families...

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€ 60

On the enchanting "Costa degli Dei", 3 km far from Tropea, this village is the ideal place for those who want to spend a holiday in close contact with nature. It has many services that will guarantee ...

The Cooee Michelizia Resort in the center of Tropea overlooking the enchanting panorama of the port and the coast of Tropea. Swimming pool with solarium and a cozy corner bar. The Hotel has a convenie ...

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€ 40

The Hotel Cannamele Resort is located in a splendid panoramic area overlooking the famous beaches of Parghelia, about 2.5 km from Tropea. Characterized by a warm and familiar atmosphere for a relaxing ...

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€ 40

it is perfectly located halfway between Tropea and Santa Domenica di Ricadi in Calabria. Every day an unforgettable sunset. In a small valley near Tropea, in the lush Valle l'Acqua di Contrada Santa ...

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€ 35

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Tropea is a famous beach locality situated on a tuffaceous promontory on the western coast of Calabria ("Costa degli Dei") and is also called "the pearl of the Tyrrhenian sea" or "the southern Saint Tropez". It is divided in two areas: the upper part where many of the inhabitants live, and the lower part (called "Marina") in proximity of the harbour.

According to an ancient legend, Tropea was founded by Hercules who stopped on the Costa degli Dei on his way back from Spain. This locality has been inhabited since the bronze age and was conquered by the romans who built a commercial harbour near the current Santa Domenica, in Formicoli. Thanks to its strategic position overlooking the sea, Tropea had a fundamental role during the roman and byzantine dominations; the byzantines left many traces of their presence like the church on the promontory or the city walls (called "mura di Belisario"). After a long siege, the normans took the city away from the byzantines and made it flourish. Tropea kept developing during the aragonese domination. On the 4th February 2016, the "Club UNESCO Tropea Costa degli Dei" was established.

The local gastronomy is characterized by the products of the hinterland and the sea and is mainly based on the fishermen and farmers' traditions. There are many typical dishes: the "fi lei" homemade pasta, frittata stuffed with salami and ricotta, "pitta di ninnata" and fried "surici". The delicious "sciù" and the "lumini" are the typical desserts. Tropea also organizes many summer events: the national literary award, the "I tri da cruci" festival on the 3rd May with the "ballo del cammello" (camel's dance), the cinematographic event "Tropea Film Festival", the renowned "Tropea Blues Festival", the Sagra del Pesce Azzurro (blue fish) and the Sagra della Cipolla Rossa (red onion).

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