Go to Capo Vaticano (near...
Favorite thing: Go to Capo Vaticano (near Tropea) at sunset on a clear day and admire the view of Stromboli. Especially if you have a thing for vulcanoes... Don't forget to stay until it's completely dark and see if you can see the glow of lava...
Fondest memory: Proposing at the top of Capo Vaticano with a splendid view of Stromboli at sunset. That really set of some butterflies, I can tell you.
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Fondest memory: We have relatives in Reggio and my family and I have been there on and off for the past 30 years and have stayed for entire summers. It's not Florence, Milan or Rome---but it's not a Ghost town--it is just not touristy. This town is not used to tourists. In a sense, to go down there would be to go off the beaten path. Being that tourists rarely visit this area....you get a sense of what Italy and her people is all about.
The scenery in Reggio is...
Favorite thing: The scenery in Reggio is gorgeous. Reggio has the shopping, the street markets, the churches, the mountains, the beaches, the port--good fishing, the history--even greek, the culture, the museums, the people....etc. Visit I Bronzi di Riace statues at the local musuem. As far as shopping, visit Il Corso Garibaldi....it about 2-3 miles of shopping. All during the day--cars, buses..etc. are not allowed to run through this street and it is loaded with people.
Do not miss Tropea
Fondest memory: The beach is great - like on postcards of the Carribean Sea. This picture was taken from Santa Maria dell' Isola Church. You can see the crystal clear water.