Calabria is something of a secluded gem in Italy. With many tourists every year exploring the hustle and bustle of the big cities like Rome and Milan, or frequenting the traditional Italian coastal destinations, such as Sicily and the Amalfi Coast, Calabria is the perfect place for couples who want a quiet getaway and a chance to see the real Italy.
Despite being an ideal place for a relaxed vacation, there's also no shortage of things to do and see in the region. For lovers of history, there are the Riace Bronze Greek statues at the Museo Nazionale in Reggio; for lovers of the outdoors, there is the gorgeous Aspromonte National Park, a perfect spot for hiking; or for those who are content to simply relax and enjoy the sun, Calabria has a wealth of stunning beaches, arguably the best being situated in Tropea, which boasts an irresistible combination of golden sands and stunning views from the bordering cliffs.
It would be rude to visit Calabria and not sample the beautiful local cuisine. So if you're looking for a holiday destination that offers history, the great outdoors, stunning scenery, as well as beautiful food, Calabria is the place for you.