Tropea is a resort town located in the Calabria region of Italy. It is famous for its numerous beaches which attract lots of tourists during summer months. The town offers spectacular views on its stretch coastline known as Coast of Gods. The historic center of Tropea is located atop the cliffs overlooking the sea.
As this is a resort town there isn’t much to see and visit except for the beaches. The tourist attractions here include numerous beaches and the older section of the town which is lined with ancient houses and villas. The many pedestrian streets in Tropea are lined with outdoor cafes and gelaterias.
One of the most famous places in the town is the Corso Vittorio Emmanuele Street which is lined with several small cafes offering coffee and drinks. At the end of the road is a dead end from where visitors can enjoy gorgeous views of the sea.
The historic center of Tropea is one of the most interesting places in the town except for the beaches. This part of the town is located high up on the cliff and is characterized by a maze of narrow winding streets and lanes. There are several old houses and amazing palaces which are painted in pastel colors. You will also find a few small squares with outdoor café tables and chairs.
The Piazza Ercole is the central square in Tropea where locals and tourists alike are spending time. On the square you will find several impressive buildings as well as the main tourist information office.
There is also a large Santa Maria dell’Isola monastery located on the top of the hill and is surrounded by amazing gardens. The monastery has impressive architecture and has been recently renovated. One of the most important religious places in Tropea is the main Duomo or the cathedral of Tropea. The Norman cathedral is also one of the most interesting buildings in the town, known for its impressive architecture. Inside the cathedral are various beautiful decorations and impressive art works.
Location: Calabria region
Nearby sights: Santuario Santa Maria dell’Isola, Corso Vittorio Emmanuele, Piazza Ercole
Nearby hotels: Hotel Rocca Della Sena, Rocca Nettuno Tropea, Tropis Hotel