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Capo Vaticano

| Vv, 89866 Capo Vaticano, Ricadi, Italy
+39 389 929 6009
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In decay

Visited Capi Vaticano many years, but now it is in complete decay. The cliff walk has been closed... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
via mobile
Great place, a complete experience

This place has everything, the Lighthouse which is hidden (yeah, you can see it only by going on a... read more

Reviewed 9 July 2017
Mirela N
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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. as they cross the Capo Vaticano every spring. Choose your holiday accommodation in Capo Vaticano Ricadi and Tropea area, a magical place for your holiday dream's. Welcome to this area of the Coast of the Gods. Make yourselves comfortable, thanks to Pronto Estate Tropea-Capo Vaticano, the essential guide which you are now reading, you will discover all the must-know items, the places to visit and the things to do in our wonderful district. Get the touristic guide "Pronto Estate Calabria" to taste the real flavour of our area, follow us on twitter or facebook.
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“the cliff” (3 reviews)
“nice view” (2 reviews)
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| Vv, 89866 Capo Vaticano, Ricadi, Italy
+39 389 929 6009
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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.

1  Thank Frafranz
Reviewed 9 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

Thank Mirela N
Reviewed 7 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

Thank Anthony H
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

Thank Edson O
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
Reviewed 28 October 2016

There are places in Calabria, charm our eyes. Places unthinkable .. one of these, I was lucky enough to find it by chance while I was traveling with some friends .. I call it '' rock balcony with sea front walkway '' .. an amazing...More

4  Thank Ilviaggiatore4ever
Reviewed 30 July 2016

this coast is really lovely. The beaches are relatively clean and the wather is clean. When you find the lighthouse, you have a nice view on the coastal line.

1  Thank stevenenhilde
Reviewed 24 May 2016

It is a little difficult to find this look-out as Google maps takes you to a place down the road, but it is a lovely view when you get there. There is place for a few cars to park and a cafe if you want...More

Thank Lauren_vdM
Reviewed 6 May 2016 via mobile

We went on May 1 when everywhere was closed and found this little bar down by the lighthouse open which was a delight as it was raining. Very friendly, nice snacks and an old man sold us some tomatoes which we needed. We bought some...More

Thank jimbo2006
Reviewed 10 November 2015

Very nice, clean, picturesque beach area. Not to be missed if you are in the area. Have some patience finding car parking thou!

Thank dancav
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Non capisci cosa intendi? Occhi??