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Italy in Photos

Photos of Italy taken on Walks in the Cities Towns & Villages of Italia

Welcome to Italy in Photos, where we invite you to embark on a journey through the enchanting town of Tropea.: – Tropea is a charming town in the southern region of Calabria, Italy, that boasts stunning views, sandy beaches, and a rich history. It is often called the Pearl of the Mediterranean, and for good reason. Here are some of the reasons why you should visit Tropea: – The scenery: Tropea is perched on a rocky cliff overlooking the turquoise waters of the Tyrrhenian Sea. The town is surrounded by lush greenery and colourful flowers, creating a contrast with the white buildings and the blue sky. The most iconic sight is the Sanctuary of Santa Maria dell’Isola, a small church on a rocky island that can be reached by a staircase. From the town, you can admire the panoramic views of the coast and the horizon or watch the sunset over the sea. – The beaches: Tropea has some of the best beaches in Italy, with fine sand, clear water, and gentle waves. The beaches are ideal for swimming, sunbathing, snorkelling, or boating. You can choose from different spots, such as Tropea Beach, which is at the foot of the town, or Grotticelle Beach, which is in a nearby village. The beaches are also equipped with facilities, such as umbrellas, sunbeds, bars, and restaurants. – The history: Tropea has a long and fascinating history, dating back to ancient times. According to legend, the town was founded by Hercules, the Greek hero. The town was also influenced by various cultures, such as the Greeks, the Romans, the Byzantines, the Normans, and the Aragons. You can explore the town’s heritage by visiting the 12th century Norman cathedral, which houses a Byzantine painting of the Virgin Mary, the Franciscan monastery, which has a cloister and a library, or the Tropea Castle, which was destroyed in 1876 but still has some remains. – The culture: Tropea is a lively and friendly town, where you can experience the authentic Calabrian culture. You can stroll along the narrow streets, browse the shops, or join the locals in the main square, Piazza Ercole. You can also enjoy the local cuisine, which is based on fresh seafood, vegetables, cheese, and spicy peppers. Don’t miss the famous red onions of Tropea, which are sweet and crunchy, and can be eaten raw, cooked, or preserved. You can also taste the local wine, such as the Greco di Bianco, or the liqueur, such as the Limoncello. Tropea is a destination that will enchant you with its beauty, charm, and hospitality. It is no wonder that it was voted the most beautiful village in Italy for 2021. If you are looking for a place to relax, have fun, and discover a hidden gem, Tropea is the place for you.

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Photo Gallery of  Walk 1 – Via Campo Inferiore to Steps up to centro storico
Approximately 3.35 km – 2.08 miles

The walk atarts in Via Campo Inferiore – Piazza S.S Annunziata – Via Lungomare – Passaggio – Via Lungomare – Steps up to centro storico

Photo Gallery of  Walk 2 – Via Umberto I to Via Pontonieri
Approximately 0.99 km – 0.61 miles

The walk starts in Via Umberto I – Largo S. Michele – Chiesa San Michele, Largo S. Michele – Largo S. Michele – Contrada Marina Vescovado – Vicolo Adesi – Corso Vittorio Emanuele – Via Glorizio – Corso Vittorio Emanuele – Largo Mercato – Piazza Ercole – Corso Vittorio Emanuele – Via Pietro Vianeo – Corso Vittorio Emanuele – Largo Ruffa – Corso Vittorio Emanuele – Via Roma – Largo Duomo – Via Pontonieri

Photo Gallery of  Walk 3 – Stazione, Contrada Ferrovia to Porto di Tropea
Approximately 3.07 km – 1.91 miles

The walk starts at Stazione, Contrada Ferrovia – Contrada Ferrovia – Via Pietro Ruffo di Calabria – Largo G. Grimaldi – Viale Stazione – Piazza Vittorio Veneto – Via Montevideo – Piazza Vittorio Veneto – Contrada Marina Vescovado – Via Baeumer E. – Porto di Tropea – Via Baeumer E – Via Jerocades A. – Porto di Tropea