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A picturesque coastal town in Calabria known for its dramatic cliffs, pristine beaches, red onions, and a historic monastery overlooking the sea.

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Wash away the sweat of the hike by making straight for Tropea. A jewel of Calabria, it clings to a clifftop above the shimmering Med. There’s a cathedral that was constructed by the Normans (yes, you read that right – the Normans) in the 12th century. And you can gawp at the glorious Santa Maria dell’Isola monastery dating back to the 500s AD! However, it’s the beaches that take the biscuit. Tropea is famed for the gleam of its waters. Azure doesn’t quite do them justice. Simply head for the two miles of coast that runs beneath the town to see for yourself.

jrfrancis 3 years ago

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