The main attractions are the coastline and the mountains. Calabria is a fascinating fusion of hundreds of miles of wonderful coastline with mountainous hinterland, as the imposing Pollino chain in the North, the Sila forested plateau in the center and the Serre and Aspromonte chains in the South.
Being the mountains so near to the sea, the rivers are all very short: called “fiumare”, they stay dry for long part of the year.
The warm climate, the beautiful colors of the sea, rocky coasts that alternate with sandy beaches, a nature that is wild and mysterious, the strong and genuine flavors of local food and the vestiges of its ancient origins make Calabria a unique place that you can enjoy all year round. If you are a nature lover Calabria is the place for you!
Along the coastlines, the climate is Mediterranean with average low temperatures of 8°C (46°F) in the winter months and average high temperatures of 30°C (86°F) in the summer months. Along the Apennines and in the inland areas, the climate is mountainous (continental) with cold, snowy winters and warm, dry summers with occasional thunderstorms.
The cuisine is a typical southern Italian Mediterranean cuisine with a balance between meat-based dishes, vegetables, and fish.
In Calabria there are three main airports:
The main Calabrian ports are in