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The Capo Vaticano promontory is a wonderful location, which allows tourists to wander along in many directions. First of all, the Tyrrhenian coast, starting from Tropea (with its landscape and artistic treasures, its historic city center, with noble buildings which design a maze of streets), to Reggio Calabria (home of the “Bronzi di Riace” statues and the waterfront of which Gabriele D’Annunzio consecrated as “Italy’s most beautiful kilometer”). The nearby Poro plateau deserves due attention, with it peasant farmhouses, in search of delicacies like “nduja” (spicy salami to spread on bread or dissolve in dishes) and soft sheep’s cheese.
The Calabrian hinterland is also very interesting, with an itinerary which, passing from the natural reserve of Lake Angitola, leads to Mongiana, to Serra San Bruno (site of the Certosa cloister convent), to the Jonico slope, decending down to Stilo’s “Cattolica”, or climbing back up the coastline of Crotone (Capo Colonna, Le Castella).
By sea, further, comfortable mini-cruises allow you to visit the Eolie Islands, starting with Stromboli which, with its volcano, faces Capo Vaticano, at 32 nautical miles away. There are also easy excursions to Sicilia (Messina, Taormina, Etna, Cefalù).