Much of the local culture has seemingly been untouched for centuries, perhaps even millennia and ancient fishing villages and warm-hearted fishermen, craftsmen, vendors at street markets and shopkeepers seem to preserve a special charm unique to Calabria. Visit the market and cook up your own traditional Italian meal in your self catering Calabria accommodation. Calabria holiday rentals promise you perfect Calabria holidays.
A good place to start out and possibly set up “base camp” is the largest city, Reggio as there's a variety of Calabria accommodation here. The San Prospero plaza is a great place to sip the local wine and do some people-watching, but only after checking out the awe-inspiring Basilica of San Prospero with its one-of-a-kind frescos. Moving on from the Reggio Calabria province, it is highly recommended that the coastline be fully explored from Calabria holiday rentals. One of the most exemplary cities is Scilla, which is just a stone’s throw away from Reggio. Be sure to check out Ruffo Castle, and read up on your Greek mythology before going here – this is where sightings of Scylla were first reported, millennia ago. Also on the coast, the province of Cosenza is a famous destination for bathers, and its white sandy beach is wide and long. Peer into the crystalline, aquamarine blue and breath in the intoxicating sea air. At night a castle awaits upon the hill, illuminated in pink. Calabria also borders on popular Sicily, with the beautiful Aeolian islands not too far off its shore.