The vacation in Santa Caterina is ideal for those who want to make the sea or the mountain in a quiet, private and off the beaten track of mass tourism. Particularly suitable for groups of friends with children who want to spend a quiet holiday in a family atmosphere spartan but comfortable.

Mountain

The strategic location of St. Catherine halfway between heaven and earth, between mountain and sea offers a wide range of opportunities to spend a diverse and intense vacation. Santa Caterina is located at the foot of the mountains of the Calabrian Serre linking the Aspromonte National Park with the Sila Piccola. You can not, therefore, lose the opportunity to hike through the woods up to the waterfalls of Bivongi or Valli Cupe where you will see a paradisiacal place : a setting of lush subtropical vegetation, embellished by the extraordinary color of the rock is background to the water jump. Time to arrive: 30 min to Bivongi; 1 hour to Valli Cupe

Sea

In 10 minutes (7 km away) you can reach the sea and enjoy the beautiful and almost deserted white beaches lapped by the crystal clear waters of the Ionian Sea and you can choose among variety of activities:

In 10 minutes (7 km away) you can reach the sea and enjoy the beautiful and almost deserted white beaches lapped by the crystal clear waters of the Ionian Sea and you can choose among variety of activities:

  • Diving : particulary interesting is the wreck of Captain Antonio , a merchant ship 9 m long 90 m wide sunk due to a strong storm in 1987 off the coast of Santa Caterina .
  • Horse riding : ride by the sea at the sunset is a breathless experience .
  • Relax on the beach: between the coastal countries of the Ionian Sea , there are from 3 to 10-15 km of completely deserted beach of a width of 50 to 150 meters . from the shore. The coastline is varied , ranging from the beach in a white granite sand to a cliff to cliff on the sea coast , rich with coves ( accessible with a boat ) . The beaches are all free bathing and you can find services for Restaurant – Bar – Pizzeria – Disco, service and hire of beach with beach chairs and umbrella.

Food

A journey at Santa Caterina also means rediscover the ancient flavors, genuine homemade food where everything is the result of our own production. You can eat fresh fish and genuine products, processed in full respect of the traditions of the past, you can enjoy the many recipes and local specialties. So here you will find yourself in some catojo (ancient cellars now kind of taverns) to toast with an excellent local wine in company with happy diners, delighting your palate with typical Calabrian products such as mostaccioli of Soriano Calabro, cheese of the Serre, the ‘nudja of Spilinga, the red onion, extra virgin olive oil and many other products.

Riace Bronzes

A must-visit for a holiday in Calabria is the visit to the National Museum of Magna Grecia in Reggio Calabria, where you will find the Riace Bronzes: the two statues, found in 1972 near Riace, in the province of Reggio Calabria , are considered among the most important sculptural masterpieces of Greek art, and between the direct testimony of the great sculptors of the ‘classical age.
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Shopping and nighlife

Just 18 km from the village (north) there is the small but well equipped town of Soverato. There you can find everything from jewelry to clothing stores stocked with major brands, ice-cream parlors, pastry shops, specialty shops, supermarkets and any other type of business, dining and recreation. Very famous are the clubs that overlook the stunning cliffs of Caminia and Pietragrande