A corner of land with magnetic charm

The Coast of the Gods is a paradise on Earth where nature, civilisation and legends are exquisitely fused in a scenery of immense visual and olfactive suggestion.
The town of Tropea, jewel of this coastline and known as the pearl of the Mediterranean, and Pizzo Calabro, a picturesque seaside town that clings to its cliffs, are the guardians around which a wild, ancestral beauty dances for a distance of about 50 kilometres. The coastline and the hills behind it are covered in fragrant, evergreen bushes and plants such as the dwarf palm, prickly pears, broom, lentisk, sea lilies, fig trees, and jasmine that all grow in the wild.
Ancient trees like the august, knobbly bergamot with its pure, white, inebriating blossoms or the olive trees that have been cultivated by man for centuries stand proud of this carpet of colours and fragrances.
White beaches with fine sand, untouched coves, promontories and granitic cliffs with bays that nestle below are ports of call that are revealed to voyagers in shades of blu, , indigo, aquamarine, turquoise, azure, sky blue and powder blue which challenge one another for supremacy along this stretch of unparalleled sea.
The waves and currents, the sea breezes all bring an unmistakeable fragrance of the sea in a visual and olfactive rhapsody which stirs the soul. From a distance, but not too far away, the Aeolian Islands, with Stromboli and Vulcano, majestic and divine, observe everything, especially at sunset when the sun irradiates the coast in shades of pink and orange and oro.


Legends and truth constantly intertwine in this land that is suspended twixt myth and reality.
The Coast of the Gods is so-called because legend would have it that the divinities chose this place of terrestrial perfection to experience a little of the life of humans.
The sea-bound promontory of Capo Vaticano, one of the dreamiest and most mysterious of the Costa degli Dei, owes its name to the prophecies,
to the responses, which the seer Manto, prophetess in ancient times, offered to passing voyagers who sought a safe course and good omens. The same Ulysses, archetype of heroes, courageous yet profoundly human, who challenged his destiny during his voyage towards “virtute e canoscenza”, questioned the prophetess Manto on the cliff-tops of Capo Vaticano.
After this, Ulysses set sail on his voyage to find unknown peoples and mythological monsters: the one-eyed cyclops Polypheme, Aeolia king of the winds, the fascinating sorceress Circes, the eternal shadows of Hades, the carefree solitude of Calypso, the welcoming Phaeacians, the Sirens Scylla and Charybdis, once maidens but who were transformed into temptress sea-witches with enchanting voices, who abide in the Straits of Messina.