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Capo Vaticano

Capo Vaticano

0.6km from Grotticelle (Ricadi)

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.

Capo Cozzo

Capo Cozzo

16.1km from Grotticelle (Ricadi)

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.

Monte Poro

Monte Poro

22.28km from Grotticelle (Ricadi)

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.

Monte Sant'Elia

Monte Sant'Elia

30.09km from Grotticelle (Ricadi)

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.

Angitola Lake

Angitola Lake

37.33km from Grotticelle (Ricadi)

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.

Castello Ruffo

Castello Ruffo

41.46km from Grotticelle (Ricadi)

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.

Faro Point

Faro Point

41.96km from Grotticelle (Ricadi)

The Punta del Faro is one of the 3 points of the island of Sicily. It is the tip of the northeast, which is located precisely in front of Calabria. It is located in the municipality of Messina, in the Torre Faro neighborhood, neighboring Ganzirri. From the Strait of Messina, it offers an exceptional view of Calabria.

Stretto Di Messina

Stretto Di Messina

42.31km from Grotticelle (Ricadi)

The Strait of Messina is an arm of the sea that separates peninsular Italy to the east from the island of Sicily and, more generally, the latter from continental Europe to the west, connecting the Tyrrhenian and Ionian seas and bathing the metropolitan cities of Reggio Calabria and Messina, with a minimum width of approx3.14 km between the municipalities of Villa San Giovanni and Messina.

Natural regional park of Serre

Natural regional park of Serre

42.76km from Grotticelle (Ricadi)

The Serre Regional Natural Park is a protected natural area of ​​the Calabria region, established in 2004. Located between Aspromonte and Sila, it is crossed by two long mountain ranges, large forests, among them the Stilo forest and rivers with waterfalls such as Marmarico, in the city of Bivongi, and the waterfall by Pietra Cupa, at the Fiumara Assi de Guardavalle.

Aspromonte National Park

Aspromonte National Park

50.21km from Grotticelle (Ricadi)

The Aspromonte National Park is a national park located within the metropolitan city of Reggio Calabria, taking its name from the Aspromonte Massif. The park's territory, crossed by several watercourses, is populated by important animal species like the wolf, the peregrine falcon, the eagle owl, and the goshawk. Most of the territory is dominated by forests of beech trees, silver firs, black pines, holm oaks, chestnut trees, and Mediterranean maquis. A couple of rare species live here: Bonelli'

Cascata del Marmarico

Cascata del Marmarico

50.39km from Grotticelle (Ricadi)

The Marmàrico waterfall is the highest waterfall in Calabria and the southern Apennines, 114 meters high, located in the territory of the municipality of Bivongi, in high course of the Stilaro river, in the Folea valley. Inserted from 6 September 2011 among the " Italian wonders " of the homonymous project, born on the occasion of the 150th anniversary of the Unification of Italy, of a tourist-cultural nature national Youth Forum.

Monte Consolino

Monte Consolino

53.09km from Grotticelle (Ricadi)

The mountain Consoles is a mountain of Calabria southwestern, part of the chain of the Serre, which rises in the valley Stilaro. At its foot lies the municipality of Stilo, downstream between Consolino and Mount Stella there is the municipality of Pazzano, and finally the municipality of Bivongi near the Stilaro stream. One of the nice trekking destination and also a good viewpoint.

Cattolica di Stilo

Cattolica di Stilo

57.05km from Grotticelle (Ricadi)

The Cattolica di Stilo is a small square Byzantine church with a central plan, built with brick masonry, whose roof is made up of five very characteristic domes; it is located at the foot of Mount Consolino in Stilo , in the province of Reggio Calabria and is one of the most important museums and Byzantine sites among those in Calabria.

Stromboli

Stromboli

57.32km from Grotticelle (Ricadi)

Stromboli is one of the most active volcanoes on Earth and has been erupting almost continuously since 1932. It is an incredible and awe-inspiring sight, with a unique island atmosphere that attracts not just tourists but also film-makers and style-setters. There are three active craters at the peak.

Museo Nazionale della Magna Grecia

Museo Nazionale della Magna Grecia

58.09km from Grotticelle (Ricadi)

The National Archaeological Museum of Reggio Calabria, or National Museum of Magna Graecia, is an Italian state museum. It exhibits one of the most remarkable collections of artifacts from Magna Graecia. The artifacts found today in Calabria are no longer gathered and kept in a single museum but exhibited in those locations where new findings have allowed the setting up of small local museums, which flank the Reggio museum.

Lungomare Falcomatà

Lungomare Falcomatà

58.73km from Grotticelle (Ricadi)

The Lungomare Falcomatà is the name of a boulevard along the Bay of Reggio Calabria. It is dedicated to one of the mayors of the city of Reggio, Italo Falcomatà, under whose administration the city experienced a period of significant recovery and renewal. Very frequented by tourists during the summer period, it offers a unique panorama on the Strait of Messina and Etna. The Reggio lungomare was defined as “The most beautiful kilometer in Italy” by Nando Martellini, wrongly citing Gabriele D'Ann

Castello Aragonese of Reggio Calabria

Castello Aragonese of Reggio Calabria

59.19km from Grotticelle (Ricadi)

The Aragonese castle of Reggio Calabria is the main fortification of the city, located in the homonymous Piazza Castello between via Aschenez and via Possidonea. It is considered, together with the Riace Bronzes, one of the main historical symbols of the city of Reggio. Since 1956 it has housed the observatory of the National Institute of Geophysics.

Stilaro

Stilaro

62.82km from Grotticelle (Ricadi)

The Stilaro is an important Fiumara calabrese, which gives its name to the entire valley in which flows: the valley Stilaro. Known in antiquity as Elleporo, and as Kàstron in the Byzantine period and in the Norman period also Stillitanus. Along the river there are three fish farms. Between the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries several dams and small hydroelectric plants were built for the exploitation of hydroelectric energy.

Basiluzzo

Basiluzzo

62.95km from Grotticelle (Ricadi)

Basiluzzo is an island of Italy belonging to the archipelago of the Aeolian Islands, in Sicily. Located about 3.5 km north-east of Panarea, it has an area of ​​0.3 km²: it is, therefore, the largest of the uninhabited islands and rocks of the Aeolian Islands. The coasts of the island are characterized by cliffs overlooking the sea, while in the center there is a large sloping plateau which over the centuries has been used as a site for crops, pastures, and seasonal homes.

Spiaggia Caminia

Spiaggia Caminia

64.64km from Grotticelle (Ricadi)

The long beach is located between two cliffs. The right cliff, that of Torrazzo, is a rocky wall full of cavities. Here swallows, sea birds and the peregrine falcon find shelter. The vegetation is mainly composed of herbs, prickly pears, carnations from the cliffs, mastic trees, olive trees and euphorbias. The left cliff is occupied by villas and houses that slope towards the sea and continue towards the Pietragrande side.

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Grotticelle (Ricadi)

Grotticelle (Ricadi)

89866 Capo Vaticano, Province of Vibo Valentia, Italy

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.