Calabria's Wild Beauty
While Calabria may be blessed with one of the most beautiful of all Italian coastlines, it is also home to some of the most spectacular scenery - from mountains to vast forests, both home to an amazing array of wildlife. Calabria's amazing mountainous landscape, enclosed in vast national parks like Aspromonte, feature waterfalls, stunning sky scraping mountains, alpine lakes, villages clinging precariously to mountainsides, forests, winter skiing, white-water rafting and where you might be able to do some wildlife watching - this is the natural habitat of the peregrine falcon.
Dotted with sanctuaries, convents, castles and archaeological sites, Calabria is also a cultural treasure and for those who enjoy delving into the region's ancient Greek and Roman heritage, there are plenty of temples, amphitheatres, statues and archaeological museums to keep you busy. From the forests of Sila to the hills with commanding views over the countryside, the Mediterranean and beyond; from gentle hill walking to hiking; skiing in the mountains and strolling on the beaches, Calabria's wild beauty has something for everyone.