10 Things to Do in Tropea That You Shouldn't Miss

December 25, 2017 Misti Hsu

If you come across "cipolla di Tropea"-flavored gelato, you might worry that you’ve forgotten your Italian… or are losing your mind. Don’t fret. "Cipolla" does mean onion, and yes, that is indeed onion gelato. The local red onions are so popular that they’ve even made it into dessert. Tropea, like so many towns on the Amalfi Coast, has a gorgeous cliffside setting. Beneath those cliffs, you’ll find beautiful, sandy beaches.
Restaurants in Tropea

1. Creazioni Artistiche Il Faro

Via Pietro Ruffo di Calabria, 9, 89861 Tropea, Italy +39 338 945 7304
Excellent
84%
Good
12%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 196 reviews

Creazioni Artistiche Il Faro

Animated representation of Tropea in Miniature. free admission for all. Do not miss the beautiful attraction that reminds us of the ancient crafts lost.

Reviewed By preglad - New York

It was by total accident that we chanced upon a decent sized store in Tropea which featured zipper bags at a great price for about half the price we'd seen all over southern Italy for almost a month before. After purchasing one for our granddaughter we ambled inside to pay. Here we saw the awesome mechanical collection of various charming old world Italian workers manipulating their individual crafts.
I recalled seeing pictures of these on Tripadvisor months before while researching our three month trip and calling my wife's attention to their warmth. Now I chanced upon them in person and learned the young owner's father had put many years into making each one individually before he retired from production. (A sweet older lady pouring wine for an older man we almost bought among so many options at great prices) .
With much difficulty we settled for a pizza maker at his oven placing pies un the furnace for E 25. In New York that would easily get close to triple that price, and make great presents or advertisements for shop owners in similarly accommodating businesses. All we need to showcase the delightfully charming piece is a convertor for a few dollars once home.
A great bit of fun and tremendous keepsake from a master craftsman at a terrific price! Grazie tanto!

2. Tropea Beach

Marina di Tropea, 89861 Tropea, Italy +39 389 929 6009
Excellent
66%
Good
25%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 2 reviews

Tropea Beach

Reviewed By gabbie83 - Maspeth, New York

This beach is absolutely breathtaking. We stayed in Tropea for 3nights not realizing that it was a long weekend for Italians (Aug15) and all of Italy was in Tropea, so the beach was pretty packed but we somehow managed to get an umbrella and chairs for 25euros, they even gave out watermelons one day. The beach has lots of pebbles so if you are considering walks on the beach I️ recommend water shoes, we survived without :) the first day we had lots of waves but the other two the beach was calm and my daughters had a blast.
There are many restaurants/bars near the beach so we enjoyed the Italian beers and meals daily.

3. Santuario Santa Maria dell'Isola

Via Marina Dell Isola SNC, 89861 Tropea, Italy +39 347 254 1232
Excellent
63%
Good
29%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 834 reviews

Santuario Santa Maria dell'Isola

The Sanctuary of Santa Maria dell'Isola is located in Tropea ( VV ) . It has medieval origins and is the emblem of the city.

Reviewed By Jean C - Doncaster, United Kingdom

We loved climbing the steps to look at this beautiful restored building. A lot of information to take in. Fabulous views all around. Gardens to walk around too. A little shop selling souvenirs, a drinks machine outside.
It's only open certain hours - so you need to check.
Small charge to get in.

4. Tropea

89861 Tropea, Italy +39 389 929 6009
Excellent
61%
Good
29%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 1 reviews

Tropea

Reviewed By Alec D - Seattle, Washington

Tropea is an interesting place to visit. The Beaches are/were the highlight of our visit. The water is beautiful and warm. Parts of the old town are beautiful, but it is definitely a "touristic" beach town. Compared to other cities in Italy the food is just OK...our best meals were the ones we made ourselves. Most restaurants cater to a different sensibility then my own. Which is typical for many beach towns around the world.

5. Corso Vittorio Emmanuele

spostare segnalibro messo su MIlano, 89861 Tropea, Italy +39 389 929 6009
Excellent
43%
Good
46%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 211 reviews

Corso Vittorio Emmanuele

Reviewed By Magellano81 - Tortona, Italy

This road is the most important and best known of the town, along this "Corso Vittorio Emanuele" there are the restaurants and most of the souvenir shops. Day walk, but especially in the evening is really nice to admire this beautiful old town street.

6. Piazza Ercole

89861 Tropea, Italy +39 389 929 6009
Excellent
38%
Good
43%
Satisfactory
18%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 122 reviews

Piazza Ercole

Reviewed By Magellano81 - Tortona, Italy

The central square of Tropea, where the most important roads converge and come together right here. The centerpiece of the town, many restaurants and ice cream parlors, bars and many tourists crowding the square and surrounding streets. Beautiful scenery but also a very romantic evening atmosphere.

7. Acquamarina Beach

Via Marina del Convento SNC, 89861 Tropea, Italy
Excellent
52%
Good
31%
Satisfactory
10%
Poor
4%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 137 reviews

Acquamarina Beach

Reviewed By ArtemProkhorov - Pisa, Italy

We spent there two days and I would say this place has more advantages then drawbacks. Apperitivo starting at 5 is always followed by nice DJ set and we loved it. However cocktails are mixed with low quality alcohol and for instance instead of Campari they used some other bitter in my cocktail and I realized the actual difference. For lunch service was EXTREMELY slow. We were waiting for almost an hour before we got our pasta. But pasta was worth waiting indeed! I would recommend this place!

8. Pasticceria Tre Stelle

Via IV Novembre, 89861 Tropea, Italy +39 347 830 2842
Excellent
79%
Good
10%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 65 reviews

Pasticceria Tre Stelle

Reviewed By ForzeItalia - Toronto, Canada

There are no words to describe the freshness of all the products. The donuts however are simple amazing.

9. Centro Storico Tropea

Tropea, Italy
Excellent
66%
Good
31%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 29 reviews

Centro Storico Tropea

Reviewed By Batd2 - London, United Kingdom

Romantic narrow cobbled stoned streets with buildings from the 18th century. Everywhere lovely little restaurants and caffees. Terraces with stunning sea views. Peaceful and beautiful. It is so charming

10. Concattedrale

Largo Duomo, Tropea, Italy
Excellent
37%
Good
50%
Satisfactory
13%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 43 reviews

Concattedrale

Reviewed By Magellano81 - Tortona, Italy

This church located in the beautiful old town, reached in about a few minutes from the central Piazza Ercole.
I visited this church just outside, at night, I can say I was impressed by the architectural beauty and especially for the care and the conservation status of which is the church.
Really fascinated by the lights that illuminate it and make it in my opinion the most beautiful church in the city. I think is open only during daylight hours.

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