Capo Vaticano

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Capo Vaticano
4.5
Points of Interest & Landmarks • Beaches
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Monday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Tuesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Wednesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Thursday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Friday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Saturday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Sunday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
About
Capo Vaticano, the last strip of land before the Straits of Messina, thrusts dramatically from the sea, its white rocks battered and eroded by centuries of breakers that have taught sailors to respect and fear this fascinating, almost mysterious place. Capo Vaticano its majestically enthroned in a turquoise sea, as it dominates the archipelago of the Aeolian Islands to the north-west, the Gulf of to the north-east, to the south-west the Gulf of Gioia Tauro and, beyond, the Straits of Messina culminating in Mount Etna.This part of Calabria, overlooking the Tyrrhenian Sea, contains the ancient fascination of a thousand years of history. The sea that caresses the snow-white beaches and the wildness of the rocks make visitors lose their sense of time, as it conceals beneath its waves the secrets of ancient shipwrecks, the relics of which have frequently been discovered. Life in the area is dominated by fishing; its waters are visited by the great swordfish, tuna, blue sharks etc.
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doppias
sicilia82 contributions
Amazing place
Jun 2021
Very fantastic sea and view. All the beaches there are nice with a lot of fishes to do snorkel. There are several restaurants and hotels and nice viewing points
Written June 21, 2021
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KrisD_pl
Warsaw, Poland7,046 contributions
Just the view
Mar 2019
Maybe we were too late (sunset) but the view did not make a spectacular impression on us. Yes, it was nice but from the descriptions we expected bit more.
Written January 28, 2020
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Bruce H
Sugar Land, TX122 contributions
Beach area near Tropea
Oct 2019
We saw a beautiful sunset there and hoped to see the changing of the color of the water that is is known for. But, I think we needed to be at a higher altitude to see that. At near water level, it was indistinguishable. BUT, we had an incredible dinner nearby at Antichi Sapori del Mare Pescheria Gastronomia.
Written October 20, 2019
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Raphael H
5 contributions
Great View
Oct 2019
Must see!
But not only look at this south side, but also the slightly hidden spot "parco belvedere". From there, the view of the hidden bays is even better
Written October 16, 2019
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DennistheMenace64
Falkenberg, Sweden21 contributions
Nice beach with crystal clear water!
Sep 2019 • Couples
We stayed here for five wonderful days. The beach is clean with crustal clear water. During our stay we saw that elder people had to struggle to get down to the beach. Shoes is recommended when bathing.
Written September 17, 2019
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omeganatasha
Poole, UK78 contributions
Wonderful views, pretty coastline.
Sep 2019
Capo Vaticano is on a very steep hillside, long walk down to the lovely beach, hot and arduous climb back up. we went to the lighthouse, had a refreshing fresh squeezed orange juice in a little cliff top restaurant overlloking the sea, with a good view of Sicily.
Written September 15, 2019
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AntonellaTitti
Rome, Italy135 contributions
Stunning
Aug 2019
You can spend endless hours roaming the beaches of Calabria, the water in some areas are so clear, snorkelling ok but don't expect to see tropical fish as there are no coral reefs.
Written September 8, 2019
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Eli B
Sydney, Australia3,697 contributions
The pearl of the region especially at sunset
May 2019
Its on top of a dramatic promontory with excellent walking trails around its base with wonderful sea vistas of the Tyrrhenian coast and Aeolian Islands. We went for a dip in the pleasant coves going down a long flight of stone steps and sunned on the boulders. Take the time to be here for the sunset as the light creates dramatic effects behind the volcanic islands and Stromboli magically lights up
Written August 18, 2019
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simca007
Prague, Czech Republic27 contributions
Good for views
Jul 2019 • Family
We wanted to see the most famous beaches, but there were too many people everywhere, which lowers the impression of it all. So we stopped at the lighthouse view and drove on.
Written July 29, 2019
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Uros77
Ivancna Gorica, Slovenia138 contributions
Best of Calabria
Jul 2019 • Family
Capo Vaticano is one of the really beautiful pearls of Calabria. It is clean, quiet and relaxed which distinguishes it from the rest of the region that can be really dirty, with trash lying all along the roads, and stressful to drive through.
Beaches are nice and not at all crowded in June and the first half of July. Friendly and hospitable people, good food, relaxed ambiance.
Plenty of good restaurants to choose from, my recommendations: Campagnola, Eolo (hotel) and a fish restaurant by the main road. Not sure of the name, but there's a sign by the road with Pescheria / Gastronomia written on it. Prices are normal and lower than you might expect. In my opinion you don't need to stay at a hotel, just choose a B&B. We stayed at B&B Graceland and were very pleased with everything.
Capo Vaticano is quite high so it can be a long walk to the beach depending on where you stay. We drove to the beach and parked at the free parking (marked white) 50 - 100 m above it. If these are full you can still avoid expensive parking (2€ per hour) by using one of the private parking areas (5€ per day).
It is however a bad starting point if you wish to drive around Calabria. It takes about an hour to get to the motorway. In my opinion it is quite enough if you visit Tropea, Pizzo, San Nicolo, Spilinga and Zungri. All within a one hour drive from Capo.
Also there are organized tours to Eolian islands daily.
Written July 14, 2019
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