Calabria, in southwest Italy, occupies the “toe” of the country’s boot-shaped peninsula. It’s a sun-baked region of rugged mountains, old-fashioned villages and dramatic coastline, with many popular beaches. Coastal Reggio Calabria, its largest city, is home to the Museo Archeologico Nazionale and its Riace Bronzes, a famous pair of Greek warriors dating back to the 5th century B.C.E.
You only need a Visa if you are coming from South Africa, not from other countries such as Canada, USA, Australia, New Zealand etc.Of course, you would need a valid passport. Make photocopies of your passport for your piece of mind.