Bus Amantea-Tropea, travel by bus to Calabrian beaches
Calabria region by bus: bus travel to Tropea and discover the most wonderful beaches in Europe
Tropea, a popular seaside town located a few kilometers from Vibo Valentia is the capital of the promontory of Capo Vaticano region, which stands in front of the Aeolian Islands and the Stromboli volcano, accessible from the tourist port of Tropea.
For its turquoise waters, Tropea is counted amongst the most beautiful beaches in Europe by the famous voice of the Sunday Times. Tropea has 2 km of beaches with fine white sand and over 1 km of rocky coast. Crystal clear waters, stunning backdrops and, last but not least, it’s surroundings: Capo Vaticano, Grotticelle, Zambrona, Joppolo.
According to a legend was Hercules, during his travels with the Argonauts in search of the fabled Golden Fleece, to found Tropea, making it one of the ports of Hercules. Tropea was instead founded by Scipio Africanus, after the conquest of Carthage in 209 BC. Certainly Tropea was called in origin Portercole; after the end of the Roman Empire, the area was subject to invasions by the Byzantines and the Lombards, fighting for possession of the Calabrian region. In the eleventh century the Normans, the Angioni, the Aragonese and the Spanish invaded the city. Tropea in 1612 was sold to sir Vincenzo Ruffo. During the eighteenth and IXX, Tropea was an important cultural center. In 1861 it was annexed to the Kingdom of Italy.
Wonderful beaches of Tropea
Along the coast we find white long beaches as “the Coast of the Gods”, a coastline of about 40 km, Linguata, the form of tongue, Cava, Bacino, in the shape of the basin, I Cancini and Puzzi.
Tropea: events and folklore
The Festival of blue fish and red onion, which takes place in July, is dedicated to the famous red onion of Tropea, known since ancient times for its healing virtues. The Fest of Madonna of the Island is an important event during which the fishermen reach the island’s cathedral by steps, and lead the statue of the Madonna on the Dean’s boat, sailing along the coast between Tropea and Zambrone. The Fest of three Crosses (festa delle Tre Cruci) provides instead for the representation of a scene in which three riders and a camel are blown up, to remember a foiled attack by the Saracens. Bus Amantea-Tropea, travel by bus to Calabrian beaches!