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Where Tropea is found

Tropea is a wonderful country known in Italy and to the foreign country for its splendid sea and its beaches white women. Situated on the tirrenico depositor, between the gulf of Sant' Eufemia and the gulf of Tauro Joy, Tropea is raised on a cape, saying "the cliff", to the feet of the Poro Mount. In bus: it is possible to catch up Vibo Valentia with the line buses that connect it with Tropea. Travelling in train, the railway net colleague regularly Tropea with Lamezia Terme, Reggio Calabria, Naples, Rome and Milan. To arrive to Tropea in airplane is simple and is the two near airports, that one of Lamezia Terme and that one of Reggio Calabria. Instead, arriving in car from North, it must take the freeway A3 Salerno-Reggio Calabria and exit to Peak. Then, it is continued, for the State road them Marine Vibo until to Tropea. From South, the A3 Salerno-Reggio Calabria is taken always, it is exited to Rosarno and it is continued for be them towards Nicotera where you will find of the indications in order to catch up Tropea.

The History of Tropea

The archaeological rests testify the presence of human takeovers sin from the Paleolitico. The ancient populations, the Enotri, the Morgeti and the Italian ones, were colonized from the Greeks between the VIII and the WAYS sec. a.C.. Later on, they will be the Roman to occupy all the Calabria and, later, with the end of the Roman Empire, the region will be victim of continuous invasions from part of the Bizantini and the Longobardi. Tropea, under sovereignty bizantina for along time, enormously was influenced from this civilization, heir of that Greek. Example of this infuence was the fact that the ritual bizantino remained in use and, the Latin faithfuls, quite constructed one church outside the city, S. Maria of the Latins. While in Calabria the dominations of various people (the Normanni, the Angioini, the Aragoneses and the Spanish were ollowed), Tropea maintained just the Federal property. In the course of the history, various you of sale for infeudare Tropea, all bankrupt thanks to the strong opposition of the population were tried. The earthquake of 1783 and the consequent epidemics, strongly carried the city towards one economic crisis while, during the period Napoleonico, Tropea it acquired great importance from the military point of view. Tropea is famous also why it gave the NATO them to Paschal Galluppi (1770-1846), great calabrian thinker.

Tropea and the Art

Tropea counts beyond 15 churches of historical-religious value. Tropea counts beyond 15 churches of historical-religious value. The more important is the Normanna Cathedral that encloses to its inside numerous art works the more important is the Normanna Cathedral that encloses to its inside numerous art works. Other churches to visit, in the city center, are: Saint Peter in Ripas and the Church of S. Demetrio (or S. Francisco d' Assisi). To the center of the city is considered Ercole Public square the point of origin of Tropea. From the lookout of course Vittorio Emanuele, they can be admired scoglio of S. Leonardo and isoletta of S. Maria (today joined to the coast) where the sanctuary of S. is found Maria of the Island, ancient Benedictine monastero. Walking for the evocative roads of the old city we find, in Via Boiano, Braghò Villa, one beautiful and characteristic villa patrizia. Finally, to Tropea, neighbor to Tropea, conserves itself, nearly integral, numerous structures urban planning of i centuries XVII and XVIII like, as an example, baroque palaces with great courtyards and majestic incomes.

The Events to Tropea

In this zone of the Calabria, every country celebrates the festivity of the just Saint patron or the Protecting Madonna, event accompanied from remarkable folkloristici shows. To Tropea, localities near Tropea, celebrate the Madonna of the Island, 15 August, and the Madonna of Rumania, the 8 September In particular, to Tropea, locality near Tropea, celebrate the festivity of the Madonna of Rumania (8 September) and the Madonna of the 15 Island August. One of the festivities more characteristic than Tropea calls "the Tri from Truci" As singular event we cite the Festival of the Onion that carries out every year the 13 of August to Ricardi. The onion of Tropea is famous in the world for its qualities. In fact, already Plinio the Old, great roman naturalist, of it knew the beneficial property adapted to cure varies disturbs.

The Nature to Tropea

Without doubt the landscapes beautifulr than Tropea we find them along the shoreline, characterizes from beaches white to you from the incontaminata beauty, in harmony with the receptive hotel structures. Three roads and five perrons carry to you, from the cliff where erge Tropea, to its splendid beaches. To visit and to enjoy in all its wonder it is the "Coast of Of": approximately 40 Km of wonderful and only shoreline in Italy in order to dip itself in the nature. Beaches white, waters of crystal, landscapes model to you from the twenty and the currents. To strapiombo on the Tyrrhenian sea, just of forehead to the Aeolian Islands and the Stromboli, erge imposing the famous cape with the name of Head Vatican that, to leave from the Calabrian Appennino, extends until the sea separating the Gulf of Eufemia Saint from that one of Tauro Joy.

Tropea and the Kitchen

The plates calabrians rispecchiano the earth in which they have been created made of sea and mounts. In prescriptions calabrians the chili pepper, imported in 1500 in Calabria from the New World reigns, than vivacizza nearly all the plates to base it is of fish that of meat the calabrian kitchen is born from a long tradition peasant and its plates are simple and aromatize made to you of strong and genuine sapori that characterize this famous region for the production of citruses, olives, ortaggi and wines. In particular, in prescriptions calabrians, the chili pepper imported in 1500 in Calabria from the New World reigns that vivacizza nearly all the plates to base is of fish that of meat. To taste they are the appetizing Chili peppers fillings with Sardinians and capers, the Involtini of eggplants and the N' duja, meat of pig and lardo pasted with one great amount of piccante chili pepper, spalmabile yield to taste with the bread, the meat and the verdure. To sorseggiare also the delicious liqueurs to the Liquerizia, to the Bergamot and the Lemon.