A territory to explore, among the sea, beaches and the Sila plateau
The province of Catanzaro, washed by the Ionian Sea on one side and the Tyrrhenian Sea on the other, welcome visitors all year round. In spring and summer, the Ionian coast is popular among tourists looking for sea and warm weather. In winter, the Sila plateau becomes a renowned ski resort with pistes of varying difficulty, ski lifts and superb classes for anyone learning to take their first steps on the snow.
The city of Catanzaro is full of sites of interest, from monuments like the Cathedral, the Church of Santa Teresa and the Torre Normanna castle to places where you can relax, including the gardens of Villa Trieste and Belvedere, with unique views of the Fiumarella Valley and the Gulf of Squillace.
In the southern part of the bay is Soverato with its white sandy beaches and shallow waters, which make it one of the most famous Calabrian seaside resorts. If you want to travel back in time, don’t miss the Scolacium Archaeological Park, home to the remains of the pre-Roman settlement of Skylletion.
On the slopes of the Sila mountains lies the small village of Belcastro, built on an outcrop at the foot of the castle once owned by the Counts of Aquino. Though it is now in ruins, it is well worth visiting while exploring the area and sampling local delicacies.