Situated in the heart of Calabria's 'Coast of the Gods', Tropea Beach offers Caribbean-style white sand and turquoise water. But where you'd find palm trees in the Caribbean, you'll find an ancient medieval monastery and a tumble of narrow lanes in this old clifftop town.
The beach is backed by a promenade, which is perfect for an evening passeggiata (stroll) as the sun sets. If you're feeling energetic, climb the stairs to Santa Maria church, which is on a hill opposite the old town, known as Isola.
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