SUMMER ITINERARY 

Walking on the Jasmine Coast, discovering Magna Grecia (Arrival) 11th-19th JUL - 2020

 

Departure from USA  FRI 10th  July 

 

Day 1 – SAT 11th July – Arrival / Roccella Jonica

Arrival at Lamezia International Airport and meeting with the bus driver. Transfer to Hotel Mediterraneo**** located in Roccella Jonica, Check-in. Welcome Cocktail and delivery of brochure about the places to be visited.

Dinner at the Hotel. Overnight.

 

Day 2 – SUN 12th July – Scilla / Reggio Calabria / Bova Marina / Bianco

Breakfast between 7:15 and 8:15 at the Hotel. At 8.30 am, meeting with private bus driver transfer and English-speaking guide and departure for a full-day tour. Stop in Scilla focusing on its old Fisherman District. We will head to Reggio Calabria. Lunch in a local restaurant. Visit of the National Archaeological Museum of Reggio Calabria, which hosts the Riace Bronzes and walks along the promenade known as “The most beautiful kilometer in Italy”. In the afternoon we’ll visit Bova Marina, an archeological heritage that dates back to prehistory. The visit will include the archaeological Park “ARCHEODOERI”, which was established in 2010 in the area where the population was located. Before returning to the Hotel we will stop in Bianco at Tenuta Dioscuri, a company that produces the so-called “Nettare degli Dei”, the precious Greek Wine. Return to the Hotel. Dinner and overnight.

   

 

Day 3 – MON 13th July – Lesson/Gerace

Breakfast between 7:15 and 8:15 at the Hotel. The lessons from 8:30 to 12:30 at Convento dei Minimi. Lunch at the Hotel. Leisure time. Meeting with a private bus driver and guide at 4:00 pm for a city tour of Gerace. a Medieval town in the heart of Reggio Calabria province. Its Cathedral is the only example of Romanesque art in Calabria. We will also visit the Church of S. Francesco and a textile atelier. Return to the hotel and dinner. 

 

 

Day 4 – TUE 14th July- Pizzo Calabro/ Tropea

Breakfast between 7:15 and 8:15 at the Hotel. At 8:30 am, meeting with a private bus driver for a full day tour Pizzo/Tropea. Pizzo Calabro is one of the most picturesque towns on the Tyrrhenian Coast. Tartufo ice cream tasting. Visit of the Aragon Castle and the Piedigrotta Church. 

 

Lunch in a local restaurant. In the afternoon, stop in Tropea, one of the most stunning towns in Calabria. Red onion tasting. Return to the hotel and dinner.

 

 

Day 5 – WED 15 July – Lesson/ Stilo

Breakfast between 7:15 and 8:15 at the hotel. The lessons from 8:30 to 12:30 at Convento dei Minimi. Lunch at the Hotel. Leisure time. Departure at 4:00 pm for a tour of the Byzantine town of Stilo and visit of the well-known Cattolica, an impressive Byzantine building and the Tommaso Campanella Monument. Return to the hotel and dinner. 

 

Day 6 – THU 16th July – Lesson/ Siderno Superiore

Breakfast between 7:15 and 8:15 at the hotel. The lessons from 8:30 to 12:30 at Convento dei Minimi. Lunch at the Hotel. Leisure time. Departure at 5.00 pm, departure for Siderno Superiore, an old town with impressive buildings and Churches dating back to the 10th Century. Visit of “Palazzo Falletti” and “Palazzo De Moia”. A must-see is the “Ballo dei Giganti”, 2-meter tall statues whose aim was to frighten invaders Dinner at “Zio Salvatore” a typical restaurant. Return to the Hotel.

 

Day 7 – FRI 17th July –Lesson/ Mammola / Musaba

Breakfast between 7:15 and 8:15 at the hotel. The lessons from 8:30 to 12:30 at Convento dei Minimi. Lunch at the Hotel. Leisure time. Departure at 4.00 pm, meeting with private bus driver for half day tour in Mammola. Walk along the old town. Stop at the Musaba Museum of Saint Barbara, where many artists take part to exhibitions and cultural events. Dinner in a local restaurant that offers the famous Stocco (cod fish) a typical fish-dish of Mammola. Return to the Hotel.

 

Day 8 – SAT 18th July – Day off

Breakfast at the Hotel. Free day for leisure time. Farewell dinner and delivery a homemade souvenir for the ladies.

 

Day 9 – SUN 19 July – Departure 

Breakfast at the Hotel. Check-out. Meeting with private bus driver and transfer to Lamezia International Airport. Departure.

ALL INCLUDED W/OUT AIRFARE $1550
WITH AIRFARE  $2900

Additional Information:

  • Accommodation at Hotel **** in Roccella Jonica, Hotel Mediterraneo  https://www.mediterraneoroccella.it

  • Bus GT for transfer from the airport to the Hotel and  return + all the excursions mentioned in the program

  • Breakfast, Lunches and Dinners in restaurant

  • ¼ wine + ½ mineral water per person

  • Italian and English-speaking guide during the excursions

  • Classroom at Convento dei Minimi for 4 days from 8:30 to 12:30

Single Room Accommodations:

  • Supplement for Single Room for the full trip:

  • € 160.00 - 180.00 per person  

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