Altitude: 463 mt. a.s.l. Area Vibo Marina, Monterosso Calabro, Tropea
The territory of the province of Vibo Valentia extends from the Tyrrhenian Sea to the mountains of Serre. Vibo Valentia is located in the southwestern portion of Calabria and enjoys a panoramic position, from Sila mountains to the north, the summit of Mount Etna and the plain of Gioia Tauro to the south and the Tyrrhenian coast with the tip of Tropea in the West. Vibo Valentia became the provincial capital in 1992. Originally it was called Vibo Valentia Veip (gulf) that inhabited by Italic Oscan and that the new conquerors of Locri turned into Hipponion in sec. VII BC In 389 BC the city was defeated by Syracuse and became a Roman municipium in 89 BC when it acquired its present name of Vibo Valentia. The city was torn apart by various invasions of the Saracens up to the looting of the 983 which marked a long period of decline. With the conquest by the Normans in the eleventh century began to flourish again becoming an important military center. In the following centuries it was conquered by the French and then by the Bourbons, who were finally driven out by the troops Garibaldine in 1860.
Between Tropea and Capo Vaticano, in the resort of Santa Sunday fall is the beautiful Bay of Statues. A charming beach surrounded by stacked walls of yellow sandstone, rich in fossils. To reach this paradise must pass following the signs to Tropea Capo Vaticano, and continuing on the road, be alert to indications Bay Riaci, we will be faced with an intersection, where there is precisely the sign Bay Riaci . Taking the road, we are a bit 'higher than sea level, go down past the houses, and you will reach the coast, where there is a magnificent view of the sea, reached after a few hundred meters.
A group of high-mountainous landscape and natural value
Le Serre constitute a mountain range rather complex high-value natural landscape, which is welded to the south by the Aspromonte massif. It is on the floor geomorphology of two long and opposite mountain ranges (Monte Covello, Cucco and Monte Pecoraro) that run almost parallel along the chain of the Apennines. The geological nature of the Serre is essentially crystalline widespread presence of granite, porphyry, serpentine, quartz diorites, etc.., Clearly visible from the highest pinnacles down to the final stretches of the waterways. Geographical features of the Serre are also gullies that mainly affect northern and eastern sides of the mountain sub-bands.
Area Faro Capo Vaticano, Vibo Marina, Vibo Valentia
Defined as ' the pearl of the Tyrrhenian Sea ' , Tropea is one of the most renowned centers of Calabria and the Coast of the Gods . It is one of the places most frequented by Italian and foreign tourists .
Discovered by famous travelers in the past centuries , he knew very well known around the world for its extraordinary natural and architectural beauty . The old part of the city is situated on a terrace overlooking the sea , in front of which lies the island with the ancient Benedictine sanctuary of S. Maria Island , which is the symbol of the city. Under the island opens up a passage - The cave of the Diver- connecting the beach with that of the Rotunda Linguata .
The beach of the Rotunda is one of the most beautiful beaches of Tropea and bounded from the rock of San Leonardo and boulders that separate it from another small beach .
The Beach ' to Linguata is one of the largest beaches of Tropea , bordered on the left with the island and to the right with the Reefs mixes . Very wide and long , it is the favorite beach boys and those who practice diving thanks to the proximity of the Island of Rocks . The beach consists of white sand and the sea bottom is covered, for the first 5 meters from a rock large and compact.
Left of the islet is the beach of the Island Marina whose size is quite small , it is recommended to circumnavigate the island and reach the Cave Diver . From this beach side, each on August 15 , a procession of the Madonna in the sea.
Another beautiful beach is the beach of the Convent , so named for the presence of a convent which partially overhangs creating a picturesque setting . The beach is composed of white sand.
At about 1 km from the town is the beach Step Knights , by far the largest, a favorite destination for foreign tourists and an ideal place for scuba diving . The beach is composed , also in this case , white sand.
The smallest of the beaches, but also the least crowded of the coast Tropeano , is the Cannon Beach .
Tropea has a modern marina equipped with every comfort , located a short distance from the historic center . From the harbor the boats expert sailors are available to tourists to allow him to visit the entire Coast of the Gods
L 'Oasi WWF Angitola Lake is a wetland of international importance , a fundamental step of a ' major migration route of birds.
The Oasis Angitola Lake is located in a Site of Community Importance in the towns of Monterosso Calabro and Maierato ( Vv ) .
The area covers approximately 875 acres and includes an artificial lake on the river Angitola that provides a safe haven to many species of birds. Despite the threats to natural environments , in this territory is born a WWF Oasis where the alternation of landscapes creates a wealth of unique biodiversity .
Artificial lake located about three kilometers from the sea, along an important migration route of birds.
E ' surrounded for the most part by riparian vegetation and pine reforestation .
Present olive groves and stretches to the Mediterranean. The extension of 875 hectares including 196 hectares of water).
Flora and fauna
Along the shores , white willow and alder blacks , followed by the implantation of artificial pine forest of Aleppo pine . The amphibious vegetation is represented soprattuttodal tifeto and reeds ( reeds ) Interesting strips of cork with essences of the Mediterranean .
Ducks and coots , along with cormorants, regularly winter in the reservoir. Among the first remember the mallard, teal, wigeon, pochard .
During periods of migration you can see different species of herons ( heron from that , more common , the little egret, great egret as rare ) , various shorebirds ( like the knight of Italy ) and, among birds of prey, the osprey . The great crested grebe , breeding and stationary , is the symbol of the oasis.
Tropea (VV), the picturesque town of Calabria overlooking a clear blue sea, offers its highly renowned for its delicate flavor, onion and sweet and above all for its digestibility, do not cry and has become a welcome souvenir to take home. Easily digestible, The Red Tropea is the name given to the red onion (Allium cepa). The shape is round or ovoid, the taste is sweet, light and refined, and has remained unchanged since the days of the Phoenicians. Develops between Nicotera, in the province of Vibo Valentia, and Campora San Giovanni, in the town of Amantea, in the province of Cosenza, along the Tyrrhenian coast and mainly produced between Briatico and in the town of Tropea Capo Vaticano where the particular substances in the soil of this area make it sweet and not bitter.
Excursions and attractions in CALABRIA close to CAPO VATICANO, ITALY Tropea Vibo Valentia Vibo Marina:
'BAIA DI RIACI'
'PARCO NATURALE REGIONALE DELLE SERRE'
'WWF: OASI LAGO DELL'ANGITOLA'
'CIPOLLA ROSSA DI TROPEA CALABRIA I.G.P.'
Calabria is on the tip of the boot, the extreme south of Italy, lapped by the splendid crystal blue Ionian and Tyrrhenian Seas and separated from Sicily by the Strait of Messina. The warm climate, the beautiful colours of the sea, rocky coasts alternated to sandy beaches, the wild and mysterious nature, the strong and genuine flavours of local food and the vestiges of its ancient origins make Calabria a unique place to admire both in winter and summer.
Any wish can be fulfilled. Those who love nature, its scents and mysteries, can explore the Calabrian hinterland, discovering pure and unpolluted sceneries, where huge green belts alternate with blue lakes and falls.
On the other hand, those who prefer basking in the warm rays of the sun and dive into a crystal-clear sea can choose from the many charming towns along the long Tyrrhenian and Ionian coasts. Instead those who prefer to learn about the past of this region, Calabria, the cradle of Magna Graecia and land of ancient settlements, offers a wide choice of churches, monasteries, castles, palaces and places where age-long traditions still survive.
The provinces of Calabria are: Catanzaro (regional capital), Reggio Calabria, Cosenza, Crotone and Vibo Valentia.
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Point of Interest: MARINE LANDSCAPE BEACH
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Area Tropea Vibo Valentia Vibo Marina
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