The cliff town: Tropea

A seaside village in the Calabria region of Italy, Tropea is settled on top of a cliff, in the gulf of St. Euphemia, along the “Costa degli Dei”, overlooking a crystal clear blue sea.

The legend says that Tropea was founded by Hercules, returning from his explorations, although historical records say that African Publio Scipione, wanted to build a city as a “trophy” of gratitude to the Gods.

The town is full of cobbled little streets and piazzas, old buildings made from golden stone and stairs to reach the white sandy beaches and turquoise sea below. The main street, Corso Vittorio Emanuele III, is filled with cafes, “gelaterie” and restaurants where visitors can taste local delicacies or just walk around enjoying the relax atmosphere.


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