Tropea, Italy

Tropea is a municipality located within the province of Vibo Valentia, in Calabria (southern Italy). The town is a famous bathing place, situated on a reef, in the gulf of St. Euphemia connected with the mainland by a narrow strip in the Tyrrhenian Sea.

Tropea is a picturesque holiday destination town with an historic centre perched on cliffs above the sea. Visitors will enjoy walking down Corso Vittorio Emanuele toadmire the view over the sea and beach. There are many pretty lanes and hidden squares, as well as traces of the old town walls and fortifications.

Things to see and do

* Walk along the down Corso Vittorio Emanuele – great views of sea and beach
* Franciscan monastery
* 12th century Norman cathedral – the Duomo
* Tropea Castle – destroyed in 1876
* Tropea beach

General Information

Cruise Season – Feb - Jan
Currency – Euro (EUR)
Language – Italian
Population – 7,000 approx
Land Area – 3.2 km²
Electricity – 2 round pins European style
Time – GMT plus one hour
International Country Telephone Code – + 39

Port Location – There is a marina located approximately .5 km from the town centre of Tropea.

Transport Links – The nearest airport to Tropea is at Lamezia Terme. From the airport, catch a bus or take a taxi to Lamezia Terme station. The train journey to Tropea takes an hour.

Tropea is on a scenic little railway line which branches off from the main Naples - Reggio di Calabria route at Lamezia Terme and follows the bulge of coast around Capo Vaticano before meeting up with the mainline again at Rosarno. Tropea railway station is a short walk uphill from the centre of town.

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