Perhaps the signature seaside town in Calabria, Tropea is a must visit for any trip to the region.
Located in Vibo Valentia Province, Tropea sits on the west coast of Calabria, facing out on the Tyrrhenian sea. This is a beach town with a very local feel where you'll find most visitors are Italian.
Most of those visitors are attracted to Tropea by its lovely sandy beaches which lie at the foot of the town, just a short distance from a marina full of yachts.
The most striking sight in Tropea is the beautiful Monastery of Santa Maria dell'Isola that sits on a huge rock which splits the two main beaches.
Tropea is also renowned for a type of onion that bears its name and you don't have to go far in Calabria to drive past a road-side vendor selling the Tropea onions or products made with the local chillies.
The town itself is one of the most attractive in the region, a mixture of bright piazzas when you can sit and have a bite to eat at one of the many restaurants, and dozens of shops selling local products and souvenirs.
Smouldering away across the sea from Tropea is the island of Stromboli, one of the eight Aeolian Islands and it's possible to organise boat tours across to Stromboli and some of the islands once you're in Tropea. You can either do that with the agencies that are dotted around the town or indeed with ourselves. For trips to Stromboli and the Aeolian islands from Tropea just drop us a line at email@example.com and we'll get back to you with details.