Top 5 Things to Do in Calabria
There is so much to see just within the charming town of Corigliano Calabro itself. However, the wider region of Calabria has so much that is begging to be explored. Despite being one of the most beautiful regions of Italy, it is also one of the least visited, so you won’t have to contend with crowds of tourists. Without further ado, here are our bucket list picks for the top 5 things to do in Calabria.
1 – Take a Journey to the Past at the Museo Nazionale di Reggio Calabria
Hailed by some as the finest museum in Southern Italy, a trip to the Museo Nazionale di Reggio Calabria will take you on a journey through time, all the way from the Paleolithic era to Hellenistic and Roman times and beyond. Some of the museum’s most prized exhibits are the Bronzi di Riace, possibly the world’s best examples of ancient Greek bronze sculpture.
2 – Get in Touch With Nature at Pollino National Park
Pollino National Park is the biggest national park in Italy. It is made up of a number of separate nature reserves, such as the Reganello, the Lao Valley, and the Rubbio River Valley. They are full of stunning mountains and beautiful flora and fauna. If you are the adventurous type, there are a number of things you could do to get your adrenaline pumping, such as river rafting in the Lao River or canyoneering in the Raganello canyon.
3 – Relax on the Beach at Tropea
Southern Italy is known for its beautiful beaches, and Calabria is no exception. The most famous of these is Tropea, which has been voted one of the most beautiful beaches in Europe! The white sand beach bordering a crystal clear turquoise ocean is overhung by a magnificent cliff. Tropea is very popular, so if you want less crowds, there are many other gorgeous beaches to choose from. But when it comes to picture perfect, it doesn’t get much better than Tropea.
4 – Enjoy the Festival of Cetraro’s Evening Summer Cultural Program
Calabria is rich in culture, and every year across July and August, the coastal town of Cetraro puts on a festival of music, dance, fashion parades and more. A wonderful glimpse into the living culture of the region, if you are in Calabria in summer this festival is not to be missed. In early August, the town also holds sports competitions between districts preceded by processions and food fairs hosted by the competitors.
5 – Wonder at the Magnificence of Corigliano Castle
We couldn’t end this list without something from Corigliano Calabro! Corigliano Castle is one of the most famous fortresses in the region. As well as being a magnificent sight surrounded by the old town, the castle is also a museum of all the families that have lived there through the ages.
Get Lost in Romantic Calabria
There is so much to discover in this delightful area right in the toe of southern Italy. As rich in nature, culture and delicious food as the Lucky Creek signup bonus, we hope this list is just the starting point for you to begin exploring what Calabria has to offer.