A panoramic terrace over the Tyrrhenian Sea
The town of Nicotera overlooks the land bordering the Costa degli Dei (Coast of the Gods) in Calabria. Located 212 metres above sea level on the slopes of the Monte Poro mountain, it offers visitors unique views not only of the Tyrrhenian Sea, but also of the Aeolian Islands, the Gioia Tauro plain and, on particularly clear days, the Strait of Messina.
This panoramic terrace on one of the most beautiful spots in Italy captivates all who visit with its beaches, equipped with everything you need for a carefree holiday for the whole family. The clear waters of Nicotera Marina and its shallow, clear seabed are ideal for snorkelling enthusiasts.
The historic centre is also particularly impressive. Walking through the narrow streets of Nicotera, you can admire Castle Ruffo, rebuilt after the 1783 earthquake, and the nearby Cathedral of Saint Mary of the Assumption. Also worth visiting are the Church of Santa Croce and the small Church of the Holy Rosary, while on the outskirts of the town stands the Church of Saint Francis of Paola. Be sure to visit Giudecca and Baglio, historic districts formerly home to Jewish and artisan communities respectively. Along the road from Contrada Britto to Marina di Nicotera, you will come across the ruins of numerous watermills that date back to the 17th century.