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Vibo Marina


Along the Coast of the Gods

Located along the Costa degli Dei, a coastal stretch stretching from Pizzo Calabro to Nicotera, Vibo Marina is an important marina from which to easily reach the Aeolian Islands. The town was originally called Porto Santa Venere, a name that, according to legend, was given to it by a local fisherman after he discovered a statue of a reclining woman on the beach, identified as Santa Venere. You can still admire the sculpture - actually a Roman copy of a sleeping Ariadne - at the intersection of the Lungomare Cristoforo Colombo and Corso Michele Bianchi.

In the hamlet of Bivona, we recommend the Tonnara Museum, which houses some evidence of the local fishing activity, and the historic Castle, which, although much altered, still preserves the walls and part of the towers.

Less than half an hour's drive away, Tropea is well worth a visit, a renowned tourist resort for the beauty of its waters and its historic centre, rich in aristocratic palaces from the 18th and 19th centuries, perched on the cliff overlooking the fine sandy beach below. Further north is Pizzo, famous for its delicious truffles. Don't miss the Castle of Joachim Murat, built in 1492 and now a museum, and the striking Church of Piedigrotta, excavated in the late 17th century by some Neapolitan shipwrecked sailors as a votive offering

Vibo Marina

89900 Vibo Marina VV, Italia

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