Sailing Calabria Region

Calabria, or “toe” of the Italian peninsula, boasts 500 miles of coastline and is well-known for its variety of beaches, which makes it an ideal sailing destination you can have fun exploring on board of your sailing yacht or catamaran.

Drop your anchor in Tropea, one of the most famous and beautiful towns in Calabria. The town sits on top of an imposing cliff rising above the turquoise sea and white sand, and is a real pleasure to observe from the sea. Take a walk down narrow, charming streets, and discover hidden little squares, while tasting the town’s specialty: sweet red onion.


Calabria is also incredibly mountainous, and it has three national parks you can explore, in case you want to take a break from sailing, as well as go mountain climbing or rafting. The highlight of any visit is the Calabrese cuisine, with its fundamental ingredient - peperoncino (chili), making it one of the spiciest cuisines in Italy.

Get the best charter deals with SailingEurope, and tackle the Strait of Messina, the narrow passage between the western tip of Calabria and the eastern tip of Sicily, if you are up for a more challenging sailing.
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High summer is when Calabria is most crowded, and the heat with temperatures around 40 °C can be oppressive, so we recommend June and September for a more comfortable sailing holiday.