A short walk from the Pousada Michelino , 30 meters as the crow flies , is the Michelino Beach , an oasis where nature is king par excellence . One of the most beautiful beaches of the Costa degli Dei , a place that will instill a sense of tranquility and relaxation.
Along the coast of the gods overlooking the sea is a little corner of paradise called Tropea, crystal clear sea, long white sandy beaches and fine, makes an almost magical beauty, a destination for many tourists from all over the world. Tropea bases its origins in very remote civilizations, undergoing several invasions by the Normans through the Roman and then Byzantine. In addition to the impressive coastline you can visit an elegant historic center, preserving unchanged over time the passage of these invasions, inside it can be admired in all its beauty the Norman cathedral; Tropea With breathtaking panoramic views where the sun goes down you can admire spectacular sunsets. Many are the lookout point in the city, four of which must be listed in particular: Largo house; Largo Migliarese, with the famous view of Santa Maria Island; Largo Galluppi overlooking the marina and Largo Duomo that offers a splendid view of the hinterland around Tropea.
Streets and villages are the framework for this feature Calabrian town , which lies a few kilometers from Tropea , to visit the church of Piedigrotta , Castello Aragonese Murat and St George Church . In the historical center there is the majestic Piazza della Repubblica , where you can enjoy in many places bar inside the square the best known and loved craft product that is the famous truffle ice cream
A few km from Parghelia there is Zungri, famous for its cave settlement "of Sbariati" Grotte. The settlement is located on the outskirts of the historic center of Zungri in Fossi, on the ridge facing south-east of the Fiumara Malopera valley, about 490 mt. s. L.M. The settlement of cave dwellings seems to date back to the X-XII century. Made up of a hundred caves, of various sizes and shapes, the settlement occupies an area of ??3000 square meters. and it is considered a unique example of its kind in Calabria. The sight of these singular forms lets imagine the ways of life and the socio-economic organization of a human agglomeration, so far away in time, beyond the few data are known. With regard to the structure, if the majority of the caves consists of a single room (single-cell) on the ground floor, there are some environments composed of multiple (two-cell), and other equipped down to the upper floor; a floor which is accessed via internal wooden stairs, or dug into the sandstone. Varies is the internal shape of the caves, there are circular, rectangular with a dome, with vent hole, and others have regular windows. Clear are also traces of settlement road network, including the steps carved in the sandstone. Visible are the traces of the water supply, there are several sources and the tanks still present.
Serra San Bruno
The reputation of the country is due to the founding of the Serra's Certosa. Bruno, which extends with its walls in the heart of a thick forest that surrounds and encloses in its mystery. E ', in fact, the mystery of the Carthusian monks who live here in the austere regime of intrigue prayer for more all those who come to this place. Was founded by Bruno of Cologne in 1091, although the current reconstruction of the Certosa, after the earthquake of 1783, it happened to the 800., The real attraction of Serra, in addition to places of San Bruno, are the natural beauties. The town is characterized by the presence of numerous plant species including the most common are: beech chestnut and silver fir with specimens of gigantic plants, secular, who form a very dense forest cover. The wooded area, part of the Regional Natural Park of the greenhouses is crossed by the Frassati Path. Other place of natural interest is also the location Rosarella famous for its pond. local dishes are mushrooms and cianghiale.
A small mountain town surrounded by green forests of fir about 5 km from Serra San Bruno. A Mongiana will must see a nature walk in the Oasis of the Victory Park managed by the Forest Guard . A botanical garden of about 400 hectares of land in which they develop sympathetic wildlife trails and a pond .
Important tourist destination and seaside resort just north of Reggio Calabria , is one of the most beautiful villages and characteristic of Italy , a destination for artists in all ages and of all nationalities and very popular summer destination . One of the main activities which was dedicated the population , was fishing that found its highest expression in the " hunt" for swordfish ( traditional fishing ) conducted with the otters , a special rowing boat used until the fifties , and later with the walkway, a special motor boat with a long walkway at the bow and a high central antenna, said medallions, which serves to detect the presence of the fish.