Monasterace isn't the only place in Calabria worth exploring; visitors can also hit the road and discover the magic of the surrounding landscapes, cities and towns. Isca sullo Ionio, lies approximately 10 miles (16 kilometers) to the south. Take the trip there to visit the San Michele Square and Isca Beach.
Reggio di Calabria, is another interesting spot to explore. It is approximately 55 miles (89 kilometers) from Monasterace and offers a number of interesting attractions, including Cathedral of Calabria, PalaCalafiore and Museo Nazionale della Magna Grecia. Monumento ai Caduti di Tutte le Guerre, Planetario Pythagoras di Reggio Calabria and Church of Saint Gaetano Catanoso are good places to visit.
Should the heavens open, don't panic, Calabria offers plenty of indoor craft workshops, art galleries and theaters, guaranteed to keep culture vultures entertained. Visitors to Calabria often head to the area's open-air museums, gardens and open-air markets.
There are plenty of thrilling adventures to be had in the area around Calabria. Try hiking or mountain climbing to really get your blood pumping. If you are looking for a unique way to see this region, try paragliding.
When it's time to leave, say a fond Ciao (farewell) to the people you've enjoyed getting to know and the locations you've been.