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Capo Vaticano

Capo Vaticano SNC, 89866 Capo Vaticano, Ricadi, Italy
+39 389 929 6009
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Must see in Southwestern Calabria

Beautiful view on the Mediterranean, nice beergarten, gorgeous beaches in the vicinity: Capo... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
uko7000
A gorgeous place

This is the third time I’ve visited this beautiful part of Calabria - but the first time I’ve... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Renata M
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Melbourne, Australia
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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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  • Average6%
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“the cliff” (3 reviews)
“beautiful sea” (2 reviews)
“amazing views” (2 reviews)
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Capo Vaticano SNC, 89866 Capo Vaticano, Ricadi, Italy
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+39 389 929 6009
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful view on the Mediterranean, nice beergarten, gorgeous beaches in the vicinity: Capo Vaticano is considered one of the top spots in Calabria, and rightly so.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is the third time I’ve visited this beautiful part of Calabria - but the first time I’ve stayed a few days. Perfect weather (especially for those of us from the Southern Hemisphere), a fabulous swimming beach with crystal clear water and all the facilities...More

Thank Renata M
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Reviewed 8 June 2018

Such a beautiful, nice, clean and friendly place to visit. Enjoy the dolce vita with friendly locals, feel the tranquility Calabria at its best has to offer

1  Thank Arjen H
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Reviewed 19 May 2018 via mobile

Amazing views and unbelievable color of the waters. There is a small cafe there, and you can also buy sausages and cheese there. On the walkway to the viewing spot - you can also buy hand made souvenirs from walnuts and wood, cute little things...More

Thank Olga K
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Reviewed 25 August 2017 via mobile

We have recently returned the Delta Club Residence booked through owners direct id 8053786. The views from the apartment were absolutely stunning.On a clear day you could see Sicily and Mount Etna. The apartment was excellent very well equipped.The pool was fabulous and the gardens...More

1  Thank Ian T
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Reviewed 20 July 2017 via mobile

Visited Capi Vaticano many years, but now it is in complete decay. The cliff walk has been closed, and so has the bar at the balcony. Waste and rubbish everywhere - true Calabrian style.

3  Thank Frafranz
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Reviewed 10 July 2017

This place has everything, the Lighthouse which is hidden (yeah, you can see it only by going on a cruise). The bus stops close to Fernando"s restaurant, a great family place where you can eat natural food made on the spot. The view is spectacullar...More

1  Thank Mirela N
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Reviewed 8 May 2017 via mobile

We stayed in Tropea and were ready for a drive along the coast, not sure what to expect, we cruised along the coast and stopped at a nearby lighthouse. As it is used by italian army, access is prohibited but we enjoyed the spectacular views

2  Thank Anthony H
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Reviewed 3 May 2017

It could have been just pure luck or the time of the year but the beach was very empty, very strange for such a beautiful place. Couple of places to eat and drink, one can easily spend the entire day relaxing and enjoy the beautiful...More

1  Thank Edson O
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Reviewed 13 April 2017 via mobile

Simply beautiful, the color of the water is a mirror, the beach is amazing. Off season so very quiet, however summer must be crowded.

Thank mely90
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