A natural terrace on the Costa degli Dei
The coasts of Calabria are renowned around the world and the Costa degli Dei (Coast of the Gods) is one of the most visited places in Italy during the summer. Countless natural gems contribute to the great popularity of this area, stretching from Pizzo Calabro to Nicotera. The most noteworthy include the Capo Vaticano coastline, which is overlooked by the village of Ricadi, perched on a picturesque promontory that offers magical views of the Tyrrhenian Sea.
In Capo Vaticano, you can relax on the free, pristine beaches or explore the many villages and residences that offer guests comfort and entertainment. Visitors who want to discover more about the area can head to the Mu.Ri, the Civic Museum of the Municipality of Ricadi, which is divided into five exhibition centres located throughout the territory: the Museum of the Sea in Capo Vaticano, the Onion Museum in Capo Vaticano, the Tower Museum in Torre Marrana di Brivadi, the Museum of Peasant Art in Ricadi and the Anthropological and Palaeontological Museum in Santa Domenica.
Be sure not to miss the panoramic path along Capo Vaticano, a walking trail 100 metres above sea level. You can climb up to the lighthouse and stop on its natural terrace to enjoy the splendour of the Calabrian coastline, from the beaches of Grotticelle to the small Bay of S. Maria.