One could say
that the Monte Poro with its area of about 500 sqare
kilometers and its 710 meters above sea level forms the wart
on Italy's toe, with on its extreme tip Capo Vaticano with
its wonderful rocky coves and the town of Tropea. It is the
realm of red onion of Tropea and the area where formerly
houses were built of home-made mud bricks, the so-called
Who chooses his accommodation here, during his vacation can
enjoy the beautiful beaches and the crystal clear sea and
combine hiking and swimming in an ideal way.
Walking on the
Monte Poro means to take a trip back in time. There are no
trails but only the old paths which were used by the farmers
with their donkeys before the tractors came into fashion.
And so our routes pass throug olive and orange groves, and
often we have to fight our way through the both
equally colorful a prickly Mediterranean vegetation, where
former intensively cultivated land now lies fallow and
abandoned and is overgrown with all kinds of shrubbery.
On our way past lonely farms and old mills, we will
constantly encounter shepherds and old farmers who like to
tell stories of the old times and will so grant us an
insight into the culture of this area.
Combine hiking and swimming in
an ideal way in the
hiking week around Capo Vaticano.