The Sanctuary of Santa Maria dell’Isola is a beautiful small church standing on the homonymous rock, in Tropea. The church and its rock, once an island, is one of the most iconic images of the Calabrian city. SHORT HISTORY The rock on which the church stands today was probably inhabited around the 7th century by Greek hermit monks. These, isolating themselves from the world, devoted themselves to a contemplative and ascetic life. Built before the 9th century, the church belonged, at first, to the Basilian monks. In the 11th century, after the arrival of the Normans, it was passed on to the Benedictines, who still own it today. As a parenthesis, Tropea, like all of Calabria, was under the ecclesiastical jurisdiction of Byzantium and, therefore, under the Greek rite, until the arrival of the Normans, in the 11th century, who imposed the latinization of the population. Robert Guiscard, the Norman duke, made the transition from the Greek to the Latin rite around 1060. Around the year 1066, the Church of Santa Maria dell’Isola and some surrounding territories were donated by the Normans to the Abbot of Montecassino, Desiderio, who later became Pope Victor III. Over the centuries, due to Read more [...]
COOEE Michelizia Tropea Resort is a 4-star hotel in Tropea, offering you an unforgettable getaway in a comfortable and modern surroundings, rewarding you with stunning views of the port and the coast. If you need a romantic weekend in a luxury suite with jacuzzi, a quiet room with private garden and wide veranda or a family room, COOEE Michelizia Tropea Resort will meet all your needs. The hall and the reception, the bar, the bistrot together with the panoramic swimmingpool, the lounge area and the gardens connect the different parts of the complex, providing excellent options to the guests. HOW TO GET THERE Located in the vicinity of the Church of Santa Maria di Michelizia, the complex is about 1.1 kilometers away from the Tropea Train Station and about 750 meters from the historical center of the city. If you need precise directions, use the map below.
La Dolce Vita a Tropea is a 4-star hotel with comfortable and beautiful rooms, a delicious and generous breakfast, a breathtaking view of the sea and a marvellous position in the centre of Tropea, the perfect combination for an unforgettable holiday discovering the Coast of the Gods. The splendid position of the hotel in the centre of Tropea and its incomparable view of the little rock of the Sanctuary of Santa Maria dell’Isola will make your holiday unique. La Dolce Vita a Tropea is located inside the Palazzo Barone di Tropea, an ancient patrician building standing on the edge of the Tropea coastline, offering 7 rooms in an original style, the perfect combination of 1950’s design and contemporary comfort. All rooms have TV, minibar, safe, internet, wi-fi and air conditioning, offering to all an unforgettable stay. HOW TO GET THERE La Dolce Vita a Tropea is located inside the Old Town, about 1 kilometer from the Tropea Train Station. If you need the exact location of the hotel, use the map below.
Tropea Boutique Hotel is a wonderful hotel located in a historical building from the 19th century, recently renovated, 150 meters away from the beach. All the rooms are including private bathrooms, and some have a private balcony. Tropea Boutique Hotel features free WiFi throughout the property, and a 24-hour front desk is available. From the terrace of the hotel, you can experience unique sunsets all year around. HOW TO GET THERE Tropea Boutique Hotel is about 900 meters away from the Tropea Train Station and about 250 meters from the historical center of the city. For the right directions to the hotel, use the map below.
The Port of Tropea is probably the most searched spot for yachts sailing along the Coast of the Gods. The port has an outer breakwater 500 meters long and an inner breakwater of 210 meters. On the inner breakwater, there are 3 piers, while the outer breakwater has 6 floating docks. The port features about 450 boat moorings, capable of accommodating boats of up to 45 meters, with sea beds from 3 to 5 meters. Of the many facilities the port offers, we can mention electricity, water and fuel, free WI-FI coverage, toilets, showers, a laundry room and some car parking spaces. A shop selling nautical supplies is also located within the port. The area is equipped with surveillance cameras. HOW TO GET THERE You can find the Port of Tropea to the east of the town, separated from the Rotonda Beach by the rock of San Leonardo. You can reach the harbor either coming from the west, on Via Lungomare, or from the south, on Contrada Marina Vescovado.
Tropea is well known for its beautiful beaches and one of the best beaches in the city is, without a doubt, the Rotonda Beach, or Spiaggia della Rotonda, located near the Port of Tropea. With a great view on the rock of Santa Maria dell’Isola, the Rotonda Beach is bounded on the East by the rock of San Leonardo, and on the West by another small beach, Spiaggia Mare Piccolo (Little Sea). Above, in the back, is the old town of Tropea, watching from its height over the people on the sand. HOW TO GET THERE The Rotonda Beach is about 500 meters from the historical center of the city and about 250 meters from the Sanctuary of Santa Maria dell’Isola. To find it easily, you can use the map below.