Azienda Vitivinicola e Agrituristica 'CASALE LI MONACI' - S.Ilario dello Jonio (RC) - ITALY      
  Places to Visit
Calabria, geographically located at the tip of the Italian boot and surrounded by the beautifull beaches of both the Jonian and the Tyrrhenian Sea gently rising to form the Aspromonte Mountains creating an enviable Mediterranean climate, of warm summer months and mild winters.
These characteristics make it a must visit tourist destination of historical importance, as follows:

- Locri Epizephiri (5 Km approximately)
last of the Greek colonies founded on the territory of Calabria, rich in tangible Greek culture and site of the Locride digs and museum of major archaeological importance.

- Gerace (20 Km approximately)
medieval village described as one of the most beautiful in Italy, with over 100 churches and views of the Jonian Sea from the so-called "Bombarde" will leave you breathless. The jewel in the crown is the Cathedral of St. Maria Assunta, the most important Norman building in Calabria.

Aspromonte (25 Km approximately)
symbol of unspoiled nature, spectacular historical towns lost in time and forests of enchanting natural beauty.

- Stylus (60 Km approximately)
with its Catholic churches of Byzantine architecture, similar to the Greek Orthodox cross inscribed in a square, typical of mid-Byzantine period.

- Bova (70 Km approximately)
the small Town is considered the cultural capital of Bovesia, inspired by the Greek culture of Calabria. The only community where you can still hear the ancient language of Homer.

- Pentedattilo (75 Km approximately)
situated 250 meters s.l.m. rises perched on the rock of Mount Calvary, characteristically reminiscent of a gigantic hand with five fingers, and hence the name: daktylos + penta = five fingers.

- Scylla (100 km approximately)
ancient origins, confused between mythology, history and legend, inspired by millaneum of suggestive legends of its location and natural beauty.

- Reggio Calabria (100 km approximately)
with one of the most important museums in the world dedicated to Ancient Greece, where the Riace Bronzes are kept. It also has the distinction of the "most beautiful kilometer boardwalk in Italy" conferred by the distinguished poet Gabriele D'Annunzio.

- Tropea (110 Km approximately)
city built on a rock overlooking the sea at a height of 50 meters, the beach of fine white sand attracts tourists from all over the world.

- Cape Colonna (200 km approximately)
walk the promontory that determines the western edge of the Gulf of Taranto near Crotone, where once stood the greek temple dedicated to Hera Lacinia.

- Le Castella (200 km approximately)
Castello Aragonese splendid views which dominates the bay of Isola Capo Rizzuto.

- Cosenza (200 km approximately)
a most important City in the region for its historical center rich in ancient churches.

- The Silas (200 km approximately)
a welcoming destination for skiers of all levels, including professionals. Pure nature at its best on the shores of three lakes, where the black squirrel, indigenous to the area, looks out from the summit of Pines Loricati, unique in Italy.

The MareMonte Estate offers its guests, a private excursion service, to the above mentioned destinations, including beautiful Taormina, Sicily, through the Strait of Messina and along the ancient sea route between Scylla and Charybdis.

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