On the Coast of the Gods: Capo Vaticano

September 24, 2014 / Places
Capo Vaticano, Calabria

Are you planning to visit Tropea? Well, you should consider including Capo Vaticano in your itinerary. About 10km from Tropea, it is the epitome of untouched natural beauty. Capo Vaticano is breathtaking, giving you the most spectacular view of Calabria’s Tyrrhenian coastline.

A heavenly view of the Calabrian coast from Capo Vaticano

For the best views, drive to the lighthouse and follow the “percorso panoramico”, a path taking you along the vast cliffs giving you a bird’s eye view of the beautiful sea waters crashing against the rocks and the enchanting secluded beaches below.  On clear days you can also see the Aeolian Islands and Mt. Stromboli.

Just follow the sign!
A bird’s eye view, it’s a long way down!

Take advantage of the incredible opportunities for snorkeling or, if you are less adventurous, boat excursions along the cliffs and hidden coves of Capo Vaticano or to the Aeolian Islands which are classified as an UNESCO Natural World Heritage Site.

Capo Vaticano will certainly take your breath away and leave you with a greater understanding as to why this part of the Calabrian coast is known as La Costa degli Dei (Coast of the Gods).

Cherrye Moore

by Cherrye Moore

Cherrye Moore is owner of My Bella Vita Travel, a boutique tour operator specializing in custom vacations and heritage tours in southern Italy. Join her in June or September for the Small Group Heritage Tour of Calabria – a unique small group tour that combines group travel with a private heritage tour, or in September for the Undiscovered Southern Calabria and Eastern Sicily Tour.


2 Responses to “On the Coast of the Gods: Capo Vaticano”

  1. Giuseppe Spano
    Giuseppe Spano

    Thank you, You open up the ‘NEW” Old World of Italia to many going in one direction..


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