Tropea is one of the most beautiful towns in Calabria lies along the south Tyrrhenian coast. Austere and majestic, Tropea rises out of the promontory of Monte Poro which lies between the two gulfs of Sant'Eufemia and Gioia.
It overlooks a mirror-like 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, lime trees, bougainvillaea, verbena, jasmine and other sweet-smelling Mediterranean plants.
A part from the limpid, unpolluted sea, Tropea itself has 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 peculiar local 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. Tropea, received a "five-sail" for the top 10 rating from Legambiente which uses 128 parameters for its yearly quality test. Ratings also take into account natural beauty, contamination but also tourist structures, noise levels and environment-friendly waste systems.