TROPEA | Italia | Calabria | Europe |
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Top contributor Joe Paskes created this marvelous aerial video of Tropea, a seaside town near the "toe" of Southern Italy. It's located in Vibo Valentia, one of the provinces which makes up the Calabria region. Tropea sits on a shallow peninsula which forms the western boundary of a body of water known as the Gulf of Saint Euphemia, which is a southern extension of the Tyrrhenian Sea (itself an extension of the Mediterranean). Occupied since Roman times, the town of Tropea has become famous as a bathing and spa town.
Description: Tropea was originally founded as a Greek colony. In the city we find the Franciscan monastery and Norman cathedral 1 of the 12th century. Originally there used to be a castle, which was demolished in 1876. The Santa Maria dell'Isola 2 Church is located directly on the cliff overlooking the beach. The historic center with its 17th and 18th century palaces is also worth a visit. In the surrounding area is grown quality red onion. The local onion is very well known in Italy and bears the name Cipolla di Tropea. From 25 to 27 July, Sagra della Cipolla takes place here. You can even buy onion ice cream in the city. Another typical product is spicy salami.