Calabria Unveiled

Immerse yourself in the unparalleled beauty and gastronomic richness of Calabria

Scenic Wonders
& Culinary Marvels

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"Calabria Unveiled: Scenic Wonders and Culinary Marvels" is an exquisite journey set between June 20th and June 29th, 2024, designed to immerse travelers in the unparalleled beauty and gastronomic richness of Calabria. Your adventure begins with a warm welcome at Hang Loose Cottage, setting the tone for a trip filled with authentic experiences.

In our tour, we will visit Badolato and Tropea, both of which are included among Italy's most beautiful villages. -

Explore the ancient silk traditions of San Floro, indulge in farm-to-table delights, and master local recipes through an intimate cooking class. Luxuriate in leisurely days by the beach or the resort, punctuated with excursions to Pizzo for the legendary tartufo ice cream, and the medieval charm of Badolato. Discover the art of cheese-making in Guardavalle, wander the scenic Soverato, and savor the exquisite wines of Casa Ponziana.

The journey crescendos in Tropea, crowned the most beautiful town in Italy, where you'll stay at the enchanting Il Borghetto di Tropea. Experience a mesmerizing boat tour along the coast, learn the secrets of traditional bread making with Franca at the Asfalantea Association, and delve into the world of the renowned Tropea onions with a visit to their fields.

This tour is not just a holiday; it's a profound exploration of Calabria's scenic wonders and culinary marvels, designed to leave you with everlasting memories and flavors that echo long after you return to your home.


Hang Loose Cottage is an eco-sustainable resort that emphasizes wellness through its use of eco-friendly building materials for cottages. Situated in a serene natural environment, it offers guests unique local culinary experiences and a variety of outdoor activities including kite surfing, mountain biking, and excursions to the Aeolian Islands. A highlight of the resort is its swimming pool, which is set amidst natural beauty and offers stunning views of the Gulf of San Eufemia and Stromboli Island. 

Badolato Borgo Scattered Hotel: Nestled within the heart of Calabria, Badolato stands as a beacon of tradition and cultural richness, offering an unparalleled lodging experience through its unique "Albergo Diffuso." This innovative concept breathes life into the village's ancient stones, transforming historic homes into cozy, modern accommodations while preserving their timeless essence. As you wander through the winding cobblestone streets, your stay in these scattered hotel rooms not only draws you closer to the authentic Italian village lifestyle but also embeds you within the fabric of local life. Each room, distinct in character, offers a serene retreat with picturesque views of the surrounding landscapes, from the lush hills to the azure Ionian Sea. By choosing to stay in an Albergo Diffuso in Badolato, you contribute to the village's revival, ensuring that its history, architecture, and traditions are cherished and sustained. Our location chapter invites you to immerse yourself in the beauty of Badolato, where every corner tells a story, and your stay becomes a part of the village's ongoing narrative.

Il Borghetto di Tropea: Included in your tour is a stay at the enchanting Il Borghetto di Tropea, an integral part of your journey through Calabria's mesmerizing landscapes and rich cultural tapestry. This charming retreat, nestled in the heart of Tropea, is not just a place to rest but a key to unlocking the true essence of this iconic coastal town. Il Borghetto di Tropea blends seamlessly into the historical and natural scenery, offering guests a harmonious balance between comfort and exploration. Surrounded by the stunning beauty of the Tyrrhenian Sea and Tropea's famed beaches, your accommodation here ensures that you are perfectly positioned to enjoy everything the area has to offer. From the moment you step into Il Borghetto, you are immersed in the warmth and charm of Calabrian hospitality, making your stay an unforgettable part of the tour. As we guide you through the wonders of Calabria, Il Borghetto di Tropea stands as a testament to the region's allure, providing a peaceful and picturesque home base from which to explore. It's not just a location; it's an experience woven into the fabric of your adventure, offering insights into the lifestyle and beauty that make Tropea a jewel of Italy.

Travel Date Options


  • From June 20th to June 29th


  • From July 1st to July 10th

Price (per person)

Single room supplement $500

What is included

All accomodations
8 lunches and 2 dinners throughout the tour as per itinerary
8 Excursions


Welcome to Calabria

STAGE 1 - Arrive and check in to Hang Loose Cottage and complimentary welcome dinner.


STAGE 1 - Breakfast and guided tour in San Floro to the silk farm, learn about silk tradition in Italy.

STAGE 2 - Lunch with farm to table products.

STAGE 3 - In the afternoon, cooking class at Hang Loose Cottage.


STAGE 1 - Breakfast and enjoy the resort or the beach and a light lunch.

STAGE 2 - We’ll visit the small town Pizzo, taste the tartufo (the famous ice cream) and free dinner in Pizzo

STAGE 3 - Return in the Hotel


STAGE 1 - Breakfast, then going to the medieval town Badolato, settle and lunch. Guided tour in the afternoon and free dinner. 


STAGE 1 - Breakfast, then visit the cheese maker in Guardavalle, lunch on the beautiful porch, and in the afternoon visit Soverato, a beautiful town on the beach.

STAGE 2 - Return to Badolato in the evening. Free dinner.


STAGE 1 - Breakfast, then visit the winery Casa Ponziana, lunch, then return in the afternoon to Badolato. Free dinner.


STAGE 1 - Breakfast, then traveling in Tropea (last year it was titled the most beautiful town in Italy), settle at Il Borghetto di Tropea and light lunch.

STAGE 2 - 2 pm- Boat tour and explore the beautiful beaches, free dinner.


STAGE 1 - Breakfast and visit the Asfalantea Association where Franca teaches us how to make bread.

STAGE 2 - Return to Hotel and free dinner.


STAGE 1 - Breakfast and onion experience, we’ll visit the Tropea onions field, the most famous onions in the world. Free afternoon in Tropea and farewell dinner.

DAY 10

Depart back to New York

Breathtaking. Like a voice, like a sudden kiss, like Tropea.
(Fabrizio Caramagna)


  1. What forms of payment do you accept?
    Cash, Credit Card, Check, PayPal.
  2. What is your cancellation policy?
    $500 non refundable deposit. (Unless noted below) 

    Payment in full is required at 30 days prior to departure REFUNDS / In the event that we must cancel a trip, you will be given a full refund of all deposits and payments.

    We do not give refunds of deposits or final payments for tours that commence as scheduled, including for unused portions of the tour. We do give credit for cancellations as noted below. 

    Cancellation policy: In the event you cancel your tour for any reason, we allow credit for payments (but not the non-refundable deposit) in the following way: 
    - 100% credit for future tours given with 90 days notice. 
    - No credit given for cancellation less than 30 days prior to start date of the tour. 

    The airport in Calabira is Called: Lamezia Terme (SUF) 

    We must reach a minimum of 12 People to have this tour. 

    If this number is not reeached we will return all monies.
  3. What document are required to travel to Italy?
    Passport (not to expire within 6months of leaving the USA), proof of vaccination.
  4. Can you accommodate gluten-free travelers on your tour?
    Yes, we accomodate gluten-free travelers 

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