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Welcome to Tropea-The city of red onion

Tropea is an Italian town of 6,639 inhabitants in the province of Vibo Valentia in Calabria, one of the smallest municipalities of Italy by land area.its territory shows very little, in fact, with only 3.59 km ² is located at 7805 º place in Italy for surface even at 195 ° while for population density. Its morphology is very special, it is divided into two parts: the upper part, where the majority of the population and therefore, the place of the daily life of the country and a lower part called "La Marina" which is located near the sea and the port of Tropea. The city, the upper part, is built on a rock overlooking the sea at a height of approximately 50 meters from the sea level, the lowest point and 61 meters at its highest point.





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In summer you can enjoy "estate Tropeana" that is a diverse event that includes folk performances, exhibitions of painting and sculpture and photography exhibitions, as well as other kinds of entertainment. During this series of events will also set up a market of artisan products. This initiative is called "Artisans in the Square" The event program is updated each year.


There are a lot of quaint shops on the old town side you get best pub Sausages and cheese.There are also many clothing store.


The major attractions of tropea are: Marina covers an area of 120,000 m2, enclosed by a breakwater of 330 meters. approx. The area is divided into two sections, respectively dock fishing, in the area closest to Tropea, and tourist area, in the side Parghelia.There is also the historic center: it offers beautiful views of medieval manor houses and ancient churches,The church of Piedigrotta: dug into the tuff, directly on the beach, is one of the most enchanting parts of the South,the church of S. George the Martyr.The Castle is the most interesting finding of Lace, built by the Aragonese, became famous because it was held prisoner and then shot Joachim Murat.The castle Murat, is now a national monument.


Standard time zone: UTC/GMT +1 hour


According to the thirty-year average of 1961-1990 reference, the average temperature of the coldest months, January and February, amounted to +10.5 ° C, one of the hottest month, August, is 24.9 ° C. average annual rainfall average around 900 mm and are distributed in 78 days on average, with a long summer and a minimum peak marked in autumn-winter.

Public transport

Tropea has 2 kinds of trasportations:

Railways: The city is connected to the centers of Rosario and Lamezia Terme (home of the 'airport of the same name) from the railway station, the regional trains which pass almost exclusively (with the exception of the summer period, for which the link is powered by InterCity and Express trains from and major Italian cities).

Ports: Tropea has a marina, newly built, from where you can reach the Aeolian Islands (Stromboli volcano in particular, almost always visible from the southern Tyrrhenian coast of Calabria), and the surrounding coasts consist of sandstone cliffs, small bays, cliffs and beaches almost untouched.


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