Calabria

Tropea beach in Calabria

One of the least explored regions in Italy, Calabria is often skipped over as travelers head to its better-known “neighbor” Sicily. The narrow Straits of Messina separate the toe of Italy from the largest island in the Mediterranean.

Though Calabria ranks low on travelers’ itineraries, its 780 kilometers of beaches and seaside cliffs put it third on the list of regions with the most coastline. Some of Calabria’s beaches are legendary.

Beyond the beach, Calabria is known for the archeological museum in Reggio Calabria. The Museo Archeologico Nazionale is home to the Riace Bronzes, two of the most important ancient sculptures in Italy.

Map of Calabria