Bus Roma-Amantea, travel by bus to Calabria region
Bus trip to Amantea between history and stunning beaches on the Tyrrhenian coast
Calabria shows magnificent beaches surrounded by lush countryside full of forests and glades.
The Coreca rocks are a group of 10 rocks spaced out with fine sandy beaches: Capoto (the largest of them), Formica, Ginario, Longarino, Piccirillo, Tirolé (or Pirolé) and the 4 Scuagli da Funtana. They run till the “La Tonnara” village and to the sea area borders of Coreca. The Capoto is the largest of them with an area of 50 m², suitable for the adventurous divers.
Few kilometers norther of Amantea, we find the town of Diamante, famous for shopping and vibrant nightlife. The neighboring beaches are also remarkable:
It is located on the opposite side of the beach of Praia a Mare, the long stretch of white sand. The island consists of limestone rocks, that cover approximately 48 hectares and reach 100 meters high. The access is allowed only by boats provided by the surrounding seaside resorts. The beach offers the opportunity to practice some water sports and it is well equipped and organized.
The nearby beach of San Nicola Arcella has a very large gray sand coastline hundreds of meters long, bathed by a beautiful crystal clear sea of turquoise-blue color with sloping seabed. The whole coast where is made up of small caves, often hidden behind rock tunnels, such as the Arco Magno. Although the beach is well equipped, it retains its wild charm.
Amantea Castle: an important stronghold
The Byzantines were fortified the site of Amantea: however, the current name of the city came from Arabs domination. Infact in 846 Nepetia was conquered by the Arabs of Sicily and renamed “Al-Mantiah”, “the fortress“. Amantea remained an Arab city for forty years. The Byzantines retook the city in the year 885 to 886. The emir of Sicily Abu l-Qasim Ali regained Amantea in 976, and it was again under Arab domination until 1031-1032, when it was occupied again by the Byzantines. The Normans conquered later Amantea, which was merged to Tropea village. Under the Swabian domination, the castle was strengthened, under the plan of restocking the coastal areas of by Frederick II. To reach the castle you have to climb at least four paths rather inaccessible: one starts from the road, another begins to the right of the Carmine church on Corso Umberto I, the third, the Salita San Francesco is developed from the ancient city gate until the ruins of the Franciscan complex and the fourth starts from the church of the College. Bus Roma-Amantea, travel by bus to Calabria region!