Tropea

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Tropea
A picturesque medieval town spills down rocky cliffs to spectacular bays and beaches at this seaside resort in southern Italy’s Calabria region.

Tropea is an attractive coastal town where a historic center sits perched on a hilltop and alluring beaches stretch along the Costa degli Dei (Coast of the Gods). The town sits in the Vibo Valentia province of Calabria, an unspoiled and lesser-traveled region of southern Italy. Spend days in Tropea relaxing on pristine sand and swimming in the perfect-blue Tyrrhenian Sea. Explore a labyrinth of atmospheric lanes lined with pastel-colored mansions.

Tropea’s beaches lie either side of a dramatic promontory called Isola di Tropea. You’ll find private clubs with rentable sunbeds and umbrellas in addition to public areas, where you can set down your towel. The transparent water entices visitors to enjoy an invigorating swim on hot days. Take a moment to gaze up at the town center, which clings precariously to the framing cliffs.

When the tide is out, paddle out around Isola di Tropea to glimpse inside natural caves. Climb to the top of the promontory and visit Santa Maria dell’Isola, a castle-like 7th-century monastery.

Walk up the steep staircase to the historic center, characterized by a maze of cobblestone streets and pretty squares. While wandering, admire elegant courtyards and spot the remnants of ancient ramparts. See a collection of religious art at the Diocesan Museum of Tropea and visit the richly decorated Norman Cathedral. Piazza Ercole buzzes with the activity of cafés, ice cream parlors and trattorias.

Be sure to join the passeggiata (evening stroll) on Corso Vittorio Emanuele II. Here, centuries-old mansions double-up as bars, restaurants and fashion outlets. The street finishes at a lookout platform, which affords views of the coastline and the volcanic Stromboli Island. Boat trips depart for the island from Tropea Port.

Tropea benefits from a Mediterranean climate of warm summers and mild winters. June to August is the hottest and busiest period. May and September present milder temperatures.

Reach Tropea by flying to Lamezia Terme and then take a train or rent a car from there. Other captivating towns of the Calabria region, including Pizzo, Reggio Calabria and Scilla, are just a short train ride away.

Sentido Michelizia Tropea Resort
Sentido Michelizia Tropea Resort
VIA CARMINE 71, Tropea, Calabria, 89861
The price is $83 per night from Feb 13 to Feb 14
$83
per night
Feb 13 - Feb 14
Stay at this beach hotel in Tropea. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking. Our guests praise the breakfast and the pool in our reviews. Popular attractions ...
4.2/5 Very Good! (37 reviews)
"Amazing hotel. Excellent views. Great restaurant: dinner and breakfast"

Reviewed on Dec 27, 2022

Sentido Michelizia Tropea Resort
Hotel Rocca della Sena
Hotel Rocca della Sena
4 out of 5
Via Paolo Orsi . C.da Croce, Tropea, Calabria, 89861
Stay at this 4-star beach hotel in Tropea. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi, and room service. Our guests praise the breakfast and the helpful staff in our reviews. ...
4.7/5 Exceptional! (111 reviews)
"Beautiful location sitting on edge of cliff. Book early and get ocean view room as locals flock here for good reason !! Walkable to everything. GO to main part of old town !! Wonderful breakfast and bar area.."

Reviewed on Jan 15, 2023

Hotel Rocca della Sena
Villa Giada
Villa Giada
Via Marina Del Convento, Tropea, VV, 89861
Stay at this beach B&B in Tropea. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking. Our guests praise the breakfast and the convenient parking in our reviews. ...
4.6/5 Exceptional! (37 reviews)
Good spot close to the town and beaches.
"Nice little hotel on the beach. Walking distance to the town and the beach Tropea is known for. Friendly staff."

Reviewed on Sep 22, 2022

Villa Giada
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
Case Vacanze Mare Grande
Case Vacanze Mare Grande
Via Lungomare, Tropea, Provincia di Vibo Valentia, 89861
Stay at this beach aparthotel in Tropea. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and a beach locale. Our guests praise the helpful staff in our reviews. Popular attractions ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (3 reviews)
Great family stay !
"We absolutely loved this place. Very central to the beach, downtown, and restaurants. Definitely recommend it."

Reviewed on Jul 6, 2020

Case Vacanze Mare Grande
Hotel Valemare
Hotel Valemare
3 out of 5
Via Croce, 19, Tropea, VV, 89861
Stay at this 3-star business-friendly residence in Tropea. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and breakfast. Our guests praise the comfy rooms in our reviews. Popular ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (259 reviews)
"Close to everything it room wasn’t ready till 6pm"

Reviewed on Aug 8, 2022

Hotel Valemare
THE MARINETTE PEAK ON THE SEA
THE MARINETTE PEAK ON THE SEA
Tropea, Calabria
Stay at this apartment in Tropea. Enjoy free WiFi, onsite parking, and a TV. Popular attractions ‘A Linguata Beach and Lido Costa degli Dei are located nearby. ...
5/5 Exceptional! (4 reviews)
Beautiful view !
"We enjoyed our stay the location was perfect. Our view was spectacular! Our host Maria Teresa was extremely helpful and answered all our questions and helped us throughout our stay."

Reviewed on Jul 30, 2022

THE MARINETTE PEAK ON THE SEA
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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