89866 Capo Vaticano, Province of Vibo Valentia, Italy
About Grotticelle (Ricadi)
The three bays of Grotticelle are the best known and most evocative seaside resorts of the municipality of Ricadi, located in the hamlet. San Nicolò, which culminate with the promontory of Capo Vaticano. Even before it acquired certain tourist importance, Grotticelle was a place that lived mainly on resources of the earth and the sea. For a little less than twenty years now, this locality has become the driving force of the economy of the entire territory of Ricadi.
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Capo Vaticano is an extensive promontuous, seaside, and flat town in the hamlet of San Nicolò, in the municipality of Ricadi, located between Pizzo Calabro and Nicotera, along the " Costa degli Dei ", a well-known stretch of the southern Tyrrhenian coast with a tourist vocation. The Capo Vaticano area is full of accommodation facilities equipped with entertainment services.
Punta Capo Cozzo is a granite promontory that divides a long sandy beach from a rocky one that is not suitable for swimming in the municipality of Zambrone in the province of Vibo Valentia. Known as an important nautical reference point, together with that of Capo Vaticano in the municipality of Ricadi which are part of the coast called Costa degli Dei or Costa Bella. Capo Cozzo is also known as the lion's rock due to the particular resemblance of a lion-shaped rock.
The Monte Poro is a mountain of Calabria, which rises on the slopes Tyrrhenian between ' Angitola , the Mesima, and Serre. It is also an important center for the transmission of radio and television signals given its position that embraces the whole Tyrrhenian coast from Cetraro in the north to Scilla in the south and the plains of Lamezia Terme to the northeast and Gioia Tauro to the southeast.
Mount St. Elias is located in the municipality of Palmi, in the province of Reggio Calabria. A coastal ridge of the Aspromonte massif, it is called the balcony on the Tyrrhenian sea. The mountain, in which some residential buildings also stand, is also one of the three official inhabited centers of Palmi, according to Istat data. The vegetation of the mountain is mainly composed of maritime pines and chestnut trees.
The Angitola lake or lake dell'Angitola is an artificial lake in the province of Vibo Valentia, in the territory of the municipalities of Maierato and Monterosso Calabro. The lake occupies an area of about 1.96 km² and is located in the extreme south of the plain of Sant'Eufemia, about 3 km from the Gulf of Sant'Eufemia. Around the lake, there are olive groves and Mediterranean scrub. There is also a reforestation belt with Aleppo pine.
The Ruffo di Scilla castle, sometimes also known as the Ruffo di Calabria Castle, is an ancient fortification located on the Scillèo promontory, jutting out over the Strait of Messina. The castle constitutes the genius loci of the town of Scilla, about 20 km north of Reggio Calabria, and certainly one of the most characteristic and typical elements of the landscape of the Strait and the Reggio district. The castle also houses one of the lighthouses of the Navy, the lighthouse of Scilla.
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Calabria attracts year-round tourism, offering both summer and winter activities, in addition to its cultural, historical, artistic heritage, it has an abundance of protected natural habitats and 'green' zones. The 485 miles of its coast make Calabria a tourist destination during the summer. The low industrial development and the lack of major cities in much of its territory have allowed the maintenance of indigenous marine life.