Excursion to Aeolian Islands

With us you can book excursions to the Aeolian Islands by ferry. Departure from Grotticelle beach in collaboration with the company Comerci Navigazione.

Hiking in collaboration with the travel agency Old Dream of Capo Vaticano.

Residence Olimpo in collaboration with the travel agency Old Dream of Capo Vaticano organizes guided tours to major cities and places of Calabria and Sicily. 

Reggio Calabria, Scilla and Nicotera

On Thursday, all day, by bus GT.

Arrival in Reggio Calabria at 10 a.m. and a visit to the National Museum that houses the famous Riace bronzes. A Brief tour to the city with a walk along the "most beautiful sea-front in Italy". Departure at 12.30 p.m. for Scilla, where the artful call of the mermaids can still be heard. The millenary Ruffo Castle can be seen on the legendary cliff above the sea dividing two bays. Free time to visit the town, bathe or have lunch in a local restaurant (optional). 3 p.m. - the excursion continues to Nicotera, an ancient town entrenched by a rocky ridge. Tour of the old town full of Patrician marine antiques and wonderful palazzos, a Norman Castle and a Cathedral of a medieval origin. Departure at 5.30 p.m. for the return journey.

Locri, Gerace and Stilo.

On Tuesday, all day, by bus GT.
Arrival at Locri and a visit to the archaeological area of "Locri Epizephiri", the famous Greek colony founded in the VIII-century B.C. Then on to Gerace, a Norman town with one of the most precious historic centres in Calabria. The 12th-century castle, the imposing cathedral with a nave and two aisles and the Church of S. Francesco of 1252 are of particular interest. Time for lunch, which can be eaten outdoors or in a restaurant (optional). In the afternoon, the excursion proceeds to Stilo to visit "La Cattolica" (the oldest Byzantine church in Calabria). Departure at 5 p.m. for the return journey to the various towns and villages.

Taormina and Messina.

On Monday and on Thursday full day by bus GT.
Villa S.Giovanni can be reached by travelling along the wonderful Calabrian Riviera. The journey begins by crossing the Strait of Messina by ferry and continues on the panoramic motorway to Taormina, arriving at 10.30 a.m. Located in a beautiful position, set between the rocks and the sea, it is a very characteristic town with narrow roads, ancient buildings and many steps that lend it a medieval appearance. Not to be missed is the wonderful Greek Theatre dating back to the III-century B.C. and almost completely rebuilt in Roman times. Lunch in a restaurant (optional). Departure at 3.30 p.m. for the return journey with a brief stop at Messina to visit the XII-century Norman cathedral and the clock tower.