Take Me To Calabria Immersion Tour

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 2017 ITINERARY

10 days/9 nights

Maximum 20 people per tour

 

2017 Tour Dates

Monday 8 May 2017 to Thursday 18 May 2017

*Terms and conditions apply

 

Day 1 - MONDAY

SOVERATO

You will be collected at the Lamezia Terme Airport. Look for the ‘Favotto Tours’ sign once you have collected your luggage and passed through the exit gate. Your luggage will be loaded onto the air conditioned van waiting to transfer you to Soverato for welcome drinks. You will have free time in the town of Soverato on the edge of the Ionia Sea in the heart of the Gulf of Squillace.

Calabria Water


Hotel Room- Villa Ersilia

Inclusions

  • Transfers from Lamezia Terme Airport
  • Welcome drinks
  • Dinner
  • Accommodation :Villa Ersilia

 

Day 2 - TUESDAY

PIETRAGRANDE – CAMINIA- SATRIANO

We continue our journey to explore the spectacular views along the Ionian Sea stopping at the coastal towns of Pietragrande and Caminia. Later we visit Caseficio Macri in Satriano tasting the finest cheeses of the region including Fiordilatte, Ricotta, Provola Scamaorza affumicata, Caciocavallo and Caciotta .

Formaggi a pasta filata

 Inclusions

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Activities: Cheese tasting
  • Accommodation: Villa Ersilia

  

Day 3 - WEDNESDAY

SERRA SAN BRUNO

Serra San Bruno is a charming town of Calabria. The town was founded by Bruno of Cologne of the Carthusian order in the 11th century. Included is a tour of the monastery with free time to walk among the enormous oak and chestnut trees.

 A cooking class and lunch is a provided at a local farm house.

  Sera San Bruno in prayer


Cooking Class

Inclusions

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Activities: Cooking Class
  • Accommodation: Villa Ersilia

 

 

 Day 4 - THURSDAY

STRONGOLI- SAN GIOVANNI IN FIORE  

Today we visit the Ceraudo winery in Strongoli to taste the fine wines of the Calabria region including Ciro, a DOC wine followed by tasting of local cheeses and olive oil. Included is a tractor tour of the vineyard. We visit the Abbey in the medieval town of San Giovanni in Fiore.

Wine Tasting at the Ceraudo Winery

 Inclusions

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Activity: Wine tasting and tractor tour of the vineyard
  • Accommodation: Hotel Royal Cosenza

    Nduja-Cured spicy spreadable salami and chilli

     

    Day 5 - FRIDAY

    COSENZA –AMANTEA –BELMONTE CALABRO

    Cosenza was once referred to as the Athens of Italy. Our tour guide will take us through the cultural past of this city. In the afternoon we transfer to the sea side resort town Amantea  to visit the Byzantine castle built in 839. Later we visit a pastry factory in Belmonte Calabro and tasting of dried figs.

    Fig tasting- Colavolpe

     Inclusions

    • Breakfast
    • Tour
    • Dinner
    • Activity: Fig tasting
    • Accommodation: Hotel Royal Cosenza

      Day 6 - SATURDAY

      SILA GRANDE –ACRI- SIBARI

      Today we make our way to Sila National Park, Italy’s oldest National Park.Our first stop is Arci referred to as the ‘door of Sila” as it lies at the base of the plateau. Later we visit the Archaeological museum in Sibari.

      Sila National Park

      Inclusions

      • Breakfast
      • Entry to the Archaeological museum
      • Dinner
      • Accommodation:Royal Hotel Cosenza

       

      Day 7 - SUNDAY

      LAKE AMPOLLINO – LAKE CECITA- LAKE ARVO

      We continue our visit of the Sila National Park with a visit to three beautiful lakes. Lake Ampollino, Lake Cecita and Lake Arvo.

      Inclusions

      • Breakfast
      • Dinner 
      • Walking Tour
      • Accommodation Hotel Porto Prigos

       

      Day 8 - MONDAY

      PIZZO – TROPEA

      After breakfast we depart for Pizzo Calabro. The first stop is a visit to the Church of Piedigrotta. This is not an ordinary church. You have to make your way to the beach, as the church is carved in a small cave and according to legend the church was built in the 17th century by shipwrecked fishermen.

       Church of Piedigrotta

      Later we make our way to the sea side resort of Tropea. This stretch of the coast line is called the Costa delgi Dei, the “Coast of the Gods” and on a clear day you will enjoy views of the Aeolian islands. You cannot leave Pizzo without tasting the Tartufo di Pizzo -a gelato based version of the truffle. We have reserved a tartufo tasting class at Bar Ercole. Tartufo di Pizzo

      Today we experience real Calabrian bread making at Asfalantea followed by a typical Calabrian lunch. 

      Traditional bread making- Asfalantea

      Inclusions

      • Breakfast
      • Lunch
      • Dinner
      • Accommodation: Hotel Porto Prigos

       

      Day 9 - TUESDAY

      SCILLA –REGGIO CALABRIA

      Scilla is a fishing village, which specialises in catching sword fish, (pesce spada).  Lunch will be at Casato in Scilla overlooking the  Aeloian Islands.

      Scilla -Fishing village

      In the afternoon we visit the famous Bronzes of Riace at the National Museum with a walk (passegiata) along the promenade described as “the most beautiful kilometer of Italy”

      Bronzes of Riace

      Inclusions

      • Breakfast
      • Dinner
      • Entry fee to the National Museum
      • Accommodation: Hotel Porto Prigos

       

      Day 10 - WEDNESDAY

      DEPARTURE- REGGIO CALABRIA

      Final lunch in a local restaurant in Reggio Calabria and transfer to Reggio Calabria Airport.

      Inclusions

      • Breakfast
      • Lunch
      • Transfer to Reggio Calabria Airport

        

      ABOUT US

      Giorgio and Beatrice FavottoSydney born Giorgio and Beatrice Favotto, are the operators and owners of Favotto Tours. With Italian migrants as parents, they were raised with a strong appreciation of the Italian culture, travelling to Italy regularly to visit family and relatives. 

      Giorgio’s heritage derives from a little village of Musano di Trevignano located in the Veneto region. Giorgio has always been a passionate Italian who has dual citizenship of Australia and Italy. 

      Beatrice’s parents are natives to Borgia, Catanzaro, in the southern region of Calabria.

      Over the years Giorgio and Beatrice have blended the infamous rivalry between the North and the South. They have Italy covered.

       

       


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