Tropea, one of the most beautiful seaside towns in Calabria, comes into view in the south of the Tyrrhenian coast. Austere and majestic, Tropea rises out of the promontory of Monte Poro which lies between the two gulfs of Sant' Eufemia and Gioa. It overlooks a mirror of sky-blue, crystal-clear sea, with its incredible rocks: "La Pizzuta", "Formicoli", "San Leonardo" and "Isola Bella".
The wild, white, sandy beaches which snake their way into little grottoes and creeks are interrupted by valleys and fertile, rippling hills full of fruit and citrus fruit trees, onion and vegetable fields, bougainvillaea, verbenas, lime trees, jasmine and other sweet-smelling Mediterranean plants.
Apart from the limpid, unpolluted sea, the city itself offers a fascinating historical and artistic profile, thanks to its patrician houses with their impressive entrances adorned by capitals with frescoes by important artists and to the numerous, ancient churches rich in sacred images recalling singular legends. Its typical little, deserted squares reachable only by way of narrow alleyways and populated by mythical ghosts, take us back to the days of the Saracen invasions.