Lamezia Terme

Lamezia Terme

Lamezia Terme was formed in 1968, thanks to the unification of three separate towns in the Province of Catanzaro. It is located in the central part of Calabria, an area celebrated for its beautiful landscapes. The city is found between the cliffs of the Tyrrenhian coast and the sand dunes of the Ionic coast – just to the south of the Sila, a plateau in the heart of the Mediterranean.

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Terme di Caronte

These thermal baths are located just few km away from the sea, in an extremely suggestive location surrounded by trees. Let the water wash away all the stress of everyday life and spoil yourself with all the treatments offered at Terme di Caronte.

Contrada Caronte, Lamezia Terme
Statue of Frederick II

Bronze statue of the famous king, Frederick II "stupor mundi", known for his charming personality, his support of the arts and his willingness to make different cultures coexist. The statue was crafted by the artist Maurizio Carnevali and donated to the city.

Via Garibaldi, Lamezia Terme

L’approdo is one of the best restaurants in the area, where you can find traditional fish-based dishes as well as innovative ones, served by an incredibly knowledgeable staff. They also have an excellent lemon sorbet and a rich wine list.

Via Roma 22, Vibo Valentia Marina
Porta Vaticana

Porta Vaticana is a famous restaurant in the centre of Tropea, mainly serving fish. Besides, recommended dishes here are the risotto Afrodite (with prawns and herbs), fileja alla tropeana (homemade pasta with tomatoes and nduja) and, obviously, pizza.

Viale Regina Margherita 4, Tropea
Due Mari Shopping Centre

Shopping mall located not so far from Lamezia Terme, in the province of Catanzaro, where you can find a big supermarket, a cinema, countless shops and of course cafés, restaurants and ice-cream parlours. Come and have a look at it during a summer afternoon that is just too hot to be spent outside or on a rainy day!

Localita' Comuni Condomini, Maida
Antichi Sapori di Calabria

If you are looking for typical food (at the very least you should buy oil, oregano and chili pepper), one of the best shops is "Antichi Sapori di Calabria". They also have a shop located at the airport of Lamezia Terme, strategic location to buy some traditional food as souvenir before leaving.

Via Ponte Sant Antonio 7, Lamezia Terme

Passport / Visa

Italy can be visited visa-free for up to 90 days by citizens from Australia, New Zealand, Japan, South Korea, Taiwan, Malaysia, Israel, UAE and most countries in America. If you are not sure whether or not you need to apply for a visa, we recommend you to contact the embassy or consulate in your country. In order to enter the Schengen zone, international (non-Schengen) travellers need a passport that is valid for at least 3 months after the end of their intended trip. Citizens from Schengen countries can travel without a passport, but they must bring with them a valid ID during their stay.

Best Time to Visit

Calabria is located in southern Italy and, as such, is characterised by a hot and dry Mediterranean climate. There are, however, differences inside Calabria: the west coast, for instance, is generally colder and rainier and has high cliffs and small beaches, while the east coast is influenced by the hot and dry air of Africa, and has plenty of large, sandy beaches. The inner part of Calabria is mountainous and experiences low temperatures and heavy snowfall in the winter. If you want to enjoy the beaches and attractions this region has to offer, summer is the best season, roughly from June to September. This period is when most people decide to visit Calabria, as the weather is nice and you can enjoy the vibrant nightlife and the many festivals the major cities have to offer, such as the Summer Arena Festival in Soverato or the Tropea Red Onion and Bluefish Festival in Tropea.