Capo Vaticano is an extensive seaside resort with a tourist vocation. Characterized by imposing rocks that stand out on the sea, pristine sceneries covered by vegetation rich in rare species, populous seabeds and panoramic views, it is a popular destination for many travelers. Its unrivaled natural position gives every day the thrill of one of the most beautiful sunsets in the world, thanks to a panoramic view of the Aeolian Islands, from Stromboli to Etna.
White beaches, crystal clear waters and a hinterland rich in history. The Costa degli Dei, also known as Costa Bella, represents a perfect combination of sea and mountains. At the Hotel Santa Chiara we love to let our guests know everything there is to discover all around our land.
This land will remain in your heart!
Tropea, known as the “Pearl of the Tyrrhenian”, with its intricate alleys and its views and terraces on the sea, is one of the most enchanting places on the coast. Located 10 km from Capo Vaticano, it is rich in history and symbols of a glorious past. The cathedral, founded in the Norman period, still has two gothic portals of great charm and preserves inside the works of extraordinary value. “Magnificent” is too little to define the Benedictine Sanctuary of Santa Maria dell’isola, one of the most photographed places in Tropea. In fact, the Sanctuary stands on a rock right in front of the town and overlooks its clear sea.
Pizzo Calabro, located on a tuff promontory, is, together with Tropea, the most important town on the coast. The city has a beautiful historic center, where you can visit the Castle Murat, a fifteenth-century building built by Ferdinand I of Aragon. By the sea, the small church of Piedigrotta, unique of its kind, is located inside a cave that opens into the rock full of shells, contains statues and frescoes that create an extraordinary play of chiaroscuro thanks to the light that filters from the outside. Pizzo Calabro is also known as the “city of ice cream”, or “city of truffles”. The Pizzo truffle is an ice cream dessert famous throughout Italy, made with a secret recipe. An exquisite sphere of ice cream, hazelnut or chocolate, covered with cocoa powder.
Zungri, located in the Monte Poro plateau, is famous for its fine dairy tradition, but recently a destination for many tourists for its caves that have become an open-air museum. A magical place to live a day immersed in a unique atmosphere. A thousand years long journey back in time, in one of the most fascinating and characteristic places of Calabria. The Museum of Rock and Rural Civilization is a microcosm open to an ancient world, a world that no longer exists, but which is still able to tell incredible stories, houses a rich collection of objects of traditional local culture.
The Aeolian Islands are one of the 55 Italian sites included by Unesco in the World Heritage List in the section relating to naturalistic heritage. The archipelago of. The archipelago, characterized by a wild and uncontaminated nature, also includes two active volcanoes, Stromboli and Vulcano, visited every year by tens of thousands of tourists. From our structure we organize boat tours, aboard Mini-cruises to make you live an unforgettable experience.
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