Calabria: the Toe of the Boot

Calabria: the Toe of the Boot

Sunny and with an endless coastline that is lapped by the Ionian and Tyrrhenian seas it cradles rugged mountains, hidden forests and tiny villages. Its ancient origins are evident in its numerous archeological sites and is the base for the strength of the traditions behind the dialect, the food and the wine of the region.

Calabria, known in antiquity as Bruttium or formerly as Italia, is a region in Southern Italy, forming the traditionally conceptualized “toe” of the Italian Peninsula which resembles a boot.

The capital city of Calabria is Catanzaro. Its most populated city, and the seat of the Regional Council of Calabria, is Reggio Calabria in the Province of Reggio Calabria.
In ancient times Calabria was referred to as “Italy”. The Romans later extended the name to cover Southern Italy and then the entire peninsula, whereas the name Calabria was used to refer to the peninsula of Salento (also known as the “heel” of Italy).

$5200 - $5600 (6-14 members)

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Tour Overview

Day 1-4

We meet in Reggio Calabria, visit the famous Bronzi di Riace, hike on the Aspromonte and spend the next two nights in an Agriturismo outside of Gerace where rolling hills give way to rugged terrain at the base of the Calabrian mountains.

Day 5-7

The town of Stilo is perched on a hilltop and boasts both a castle and a large Greek Orthodox church. Our hikes here include a mighty waterfall and ancient stone hamlets.

Day 8-10

Tropea is on a stretch of coastline on the Tyrrhenian Sea called the “Costa degli Dei” (the coast of the Gods). The historic centre, a maze of pretty lanes, palazzi and little hidden squares is perched on cliffs above the sea. Drop off in Reggio Calabria.

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Dates and Prices

Trip Cost $5200 – $5600 (6-14 members)

Single supplement: $700

*Smaller groups and fewer days option are available upon request

Departures Spring: April

Autumn: October

Trip Payment Schedule At time of reservation: $500

60 days prior to departure: Balance

Cancellation  Fee Schedule Up to 91 days prior to departure: No charge!

61-90 days prior to departure: 25% of trip cost

46-60 days prior to departure: 50% of trip cost

45 days or less: 100% of trip cost

Trip Price Includes Expert leadership of a Journey Through Italy Trip Leader and local guides;

Accommodations in comfortable inns, hotels, homes, castles, mountain huts;

All meals included (breakfasts, picnic lunches and dinners);

Wine with meals;

All transportation during the tour (van, bus, boat, ferries, cable car or funicular);

All entry fees to: museums, historic sites and parks;

Trip Price Does Not Include  

Air and land transportation to and from the trip, and individual arrival or departure transfers;

Personal expenses, optional tipping or gratuities to leaders or staff;

Additional hotel nights that may be necessary due to airline schedule changes or other factors;

Travel insurance or passports;

Other expenses of a personal nature (alcoholic beverages and non outside of group meals, snacks, room service, laundry, etc.);

Clothing and Equipment You will receive a detailed list of suggestions for packing upon tour reservation.

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