With its brilliant green water, veritable sandy beaches and cliffy bays, the Capo Vaticano region belongs to the largest coastal areas of Calabria. Besides, the cities of the Vatican Cape have a glorious history, interesting legends and nice traditions. Tropea is a magnificent destination located above the sea. The town has a charged history, which was founded by the ancient hero Hercules. You might see over fifty gorgeous palaces and over seventeen churches there. Tropea is suspended on a promomtory tract of the Tyrrhenian coast between the Gioia Gulf and the S. Eufemia, and offers a beautiful panoramic view. It is an atouristic centre for excellence in Calabria, attracting thousands of tourists all the year-round. The coast on which the Tropea beach is situated is also called Costa degli Dei, the Gods Coast, which is incredible and favorite during the summer time.
The fabulous position on the rocky high stones, make the city to appear as an interesting and enchanting place, but in the same time, the access to the beaches is more difficult. To get from the center of the city to the beaches you need to walk down on some steep steps or walk on a very adventurous road. The beaches are on the both sides of the town and you can choose from the best facilities, with colored umbrellas or beautiful bars. The water is clear, is wonderful and it offers unforgettable moments, and exciting experiences. There are numerous monuments and places of cultural and of artistic interest to visit in Tropea, all accompanied with picturesque sites and panoramic views overlooking the sea. If you walk along the majestic coast, you can find a beach that can fit your taste, for sure. There are some lined, chic restaurants and bars that serve pizzas, fresh drinks, and traditional food, with some unique souvenir shops where you can buy veritable and precious pieces of art. The atmosphere is pleasant, full of delicate places where one can spend lovely moments. The Tropea’s beaches are remarcable and offer delicacy and ideal cleaning, with brilliant hot water.
Major attractions in Tropea
Entering the Porta Nuova and moving along Corso Vittorio Emanuele, people come across with the Ancient Nobility Seat to the right, which represents the ancient centre of the City's Government, and the Pasquale Galluppi Monument, a philosopher who was born in Tropea during the '700s.
Turning right into Via Roma, the tourists will get to see the Cathedral of Norman foundation which dates back to the 12th century. It charms with its beautiful portico to the right and Gothic portal. There are numerous works of art housed in its precious interior, that make this sacred masterpiece a real famous , must-see landmark in this city.
At a short distance from the cathedral you may see the Palazzo Vescovile, the centre of the Diocesano Museum and the San Francisco of Assisi Church. Walking back along Corso Vittorio Emanuel, the visitors can descend to admire the fantastic panorama overlooking the beautiful Spiaggia della Rotonda, the Rotonda Beach, the San Leonardo Rocky Slopes to the right and the beautiful S. Maria dell'Isola Church, founded by the Benedictines during the High Medieval period located on a rock.
There are still many other excellent places of interest, among which we like to mention the Palazzo Toraldo, the centre of Paleochristian epigraphs and the historical documents about the village, and the Annunziata Church which preserves noteworthy works from the '500s.
Tropea is a magnificent destination during the summer time with its picturesque beaches, that overwhelm by their originality and tranquillity. It is the perfect place where one can spend wonderful experiences, surrounded by exquisite landmarks, delighting with stunning panoramas.
By Eugenia Cvasov
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