The Magnificent Views of Belvedere Marittimo

June 7, 2016 / Places
Belvedere Marittimo, Calabria

Situated on the Tyrrhenian coast, on what is known as the Riviera dei Cedri, the charming seaside town of Belvedere Marittimo definitely lives up to its name with its gorgeous panoramic views of the surrounding sea and mountains.  The town has an ancient history dating back to at least the medieval era, but some believe it was founded by the ancient Greeks.

View of Belvedere Marittimo from Capo Tirone.

In the old town you can still see remnants of its distant past. Sitting on the high hilltop is the Castello del Principe which was built in the 11th century.  Later, in 1490, the castle was equipped with a drawbridge and fortified with walls and two cylinder-shaped towers.

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Tower of Castello del Principe

There is a small square nearby that offers a breathtaking view of the town below backed by its gorgeous blue sea waters – just one of the many incredible views of the Riviera dei Cedri that you’ll find in Belvedere Marittimo.

View from the castle with Cirella Island in the distance.

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View from the castle of the marina of Belvedere Marittimo and Capo Tirone.

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.

 

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