Tour description

UNDISCOVERED SLOW FOOD CALABRIA

Experience the Calabrian lifestyle with a private tour discovery! Distinctive and delightful, pretty countryside and endless sunshine, Calabria is a land of natural beauty, warm hospitality and amazing food and wine. A unique, much-loved southern region.Dramatic mountains, Byzantine rock-hewn churches, sun-baked olive groves, stunning Romanesque architecture and some of Italy’s best beaches are tempting more and more visitors to the exciting little-known regions.

Calabria contains startling natural beauty and spectacular towns that seem to grow out of the craggy mountaintops. It has three national parks: the Pollino in the north, the Sila in the center and the Aspromonte in the south.Sun and sea, food, wine and quality of life – explore this diverse and captivating region with a Secret Italia Tour.

We have a real passion for Calabria and look forward to sharing it with you! Trust the locals…

TOUR ITINERARY & INCLUSIONS: 4 DAYS/3 NIGHTS
  • Guaranteed departures private tour travel: small, intimate private tour of 2 min participants!
  • Visit the charming hill town of Altomonte
  • Learn a typical Calabrian dish with a member of the family
  • Be enchanted by the beauty of the Pollino Natural Parkland
  • Enjoy sublime home-made meals
  • Dicover the nearby Albanian Villages
  • 3 nights accommodation in first class hotel in Altomonte staying in a spacious bedroom with valley view
  • During your visit, you will be staying at the family run HOTEL BARBIERI, located a short walk from the main square. The hotel enjoys spectacular views of the town and the Pollino valley.
  • Included meals: All breakfasts, 3 dinners, 2 lunches (main meals include local wine, mineral water, espresso coffee or tea only)
  • Transportation on tour, via private air-conditioned Mercedes car with English-speaking driver
  • Transfers while overseas, baggage transfers & porterage are included
  • Activity level: Light/Moderate
  • Arrival & departure: The tour will begin with transfers from Lamezia Terme airport or train station to your hotel in Altomonte and end with a transfer to the airport at scheduled times between 04.00 and 10.00
  • Terms & conditions/Single supplement: (View here) & FAQ ( View here)
  • Trip Interruption and Cancellation Insurance is not included. We highly recommend Travelex-Insurance.com to protect your vacation.
  • Purchase of European Travel & Health Insurance is strongly recommended
THE SECRET ITALIA DIFFERENCE: TOUR ITINERARY

 

THE LAND OF CALABRIA: UNDISCOVERED SLOW FOOD CALABRIA

DAY 1: WELCOME TO CALABRIA

Upon arrival in Lamezia Terme airport, you will be transferred to the charming hill town of ALTOMONTE  in Calabria which boasts centuries of glorious architecture and art treasure for your three nights at the family run “HOTEL BARBIERI“ located a short walk from the town center.After an opportunity to rest and freshen up in your beautiful valley-view bedroom, you will be treated to an included aperitif at the hotel bar, followed by a welcome dinner in the hotel restaurant.Overnight stay in ALTOMONTE

DAY 2: ENJOY THE FLAVOURS OF ALTOMONTE

Breakfast in hotel.The rugged Calabrian landscape is dominated by a backbone of mountains that descend in a series of fantastic foothills to the sea. Not surprisingly, it was from the sea that Calabria’s first invaders, the Greeks, came in the 8th century  BC, crossing the Straits of Messina from Sicily.Enjoy the morning discovering on your own the historic center of Altomonte, characterized by cobbled streets, stone houses, beautiful historic buildings and superb views of the valley and mountain ranges. Altomonte has several attractive Gothic-style churches and there is a Civic Museum housed in the old convent adjacent to the Duomo (Church of Santa María della Consolazione). Lunch is included with the family today. Before our included dinner, join Family Barbieri for a fun cooking lesson of a typical Calabrian dish. Overnight stay in ALTOMONTE

DAY 3: DISCOVER THE POLLINO NATIONAL PARK & ALBANIAN VILLAGES

Breakfast in hotel.This morning meet your driver outside the hotel lobby and depart for some of the most beautiful drive around the Pollino National Park to discover attractive villages and towns with a strong Albanian influence such as Civita and Morano Calabro, which was once one of the most important of learning in Calabria, the site of the famous Albanian College.The Albanianas first fled to Calabria in 1448 to escape persecution by the Arabs. Today they form the largest ethnic minority in the region. They have their own language, literature and dress, and their own Greek Orthodox bishop.Enjoy lunch and dinner in the family restaurant.Overnight stay in ALTOMONTE

DAY 4: ARRIVEDERCI BEAUTIFUL ALTOMONTE 

In the morning, you can take advantage of the included transfers to Lamezia Terme airport or train station.

2018 TOUR DATES & PRICING

2019 TOUR PRICE: EUR 1150,00      currency converter 

Prices are per person based on double room occupancy


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2018 Tour Price: 1,150 €|4 days/3 nights |To book a tour with us, simply fill in the online booking form with all your details

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