VISITING CALABRIA, FROM CROTONE, VALLI CUPE TO CAPO COLONNA
Then drive east and reach again the seaside visiting the wonderful promontory of Capo Colonna (pic n°6) overlooking the Ionic Sea. Placed in an awe-inspiring natural background, Capo Colonna is a very important Archeological Site, whose story is strictly linked to the past of Crotone. In fact, Crotone was an important Greek colony founded in the eighth century B.C., and here used to be located one of the most important temples of the empire. This temple was dedicated to Hera Lacinia, Zeus' wife and sister, protector of women, fertility, family, marriage, and nourishment. Unfortunately, today, just a single column of this great temple is standing, but visitors can still admire the archaeological findings around the park and in the museum.
We also have to mention the beautiful Calabrian seasides featuring warm, crystal clear water and many sandy beaches. So, in summer and if having more time to spend, we suggest visiting the coastlines too. Here, some ideas:
Scenic drive road along the Tyrrhenian coast in Calabria
From Tropea, the Pearl of Calabria, to Capo Vaticano
Arrival: Capo Colonna
Length: Km 144
Some pictures of Calabria:
Castello Carafa - Santa Severina (pic n°1); Santa Severina (pic n°2); The National Park of Sila (pic n°3); Valli Cupe (pic n°4); Parco Pitagora - Crotone (pic n°5); Capo Colonna (pic n°6); Le Castella: crystal clear sea water & The Aragonese fortress (pic middle)
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