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Family fun at Capo Vaticano

Thursday, February 26, 2009
Now it's Jules Lund's turn to show you more things to do on a family holiday to Italy.

Capo Vaticano

Make your way south to the tip of Italy's boot and you will find Capo Vaticano, an ancient granite outcrop on the Calabrian coast. The coast consists of 800km of mountainous coastline overlooking the Mediterranean, and provides natural beauty, beaches and history.

Tropea, the area's best-known town, has a modern harbour, is steeped in history and has houses sitting on cliff terraces.

Northern Italy does have great beaches, but so does southern Italy — without the high prices and pretension. Grotticelle is one of those where you holiday with the locals. Take an umbrella and picnic or do as they do: rent an umbrella and chair, sit back and relax.

Quattro Scogli

Run by families for families, Quattro Scogli Village Residence is the spot to stay. Made up of bungalows and mini apartments it overlooks the unbelievably blue Mediterranean, the hills of Aspromonte in Sicily and the Aeolic Islands.

Enjoy three meals a day and enjoy use of their boats and your own banana lounge. It doesn't get much better.


Italy's Calabria area at the tip of the boot.


Quattro Scogli rooms start at around $100.

Emirates has flights to Rome.

Fares from:

  • Perth $2170
  • Melbourne $2222
  • Sydney $2238
  • Brisbane $2241
  • Adelaide $2266

Conditions apply.

Prices correct at February 26, 2009.

For further information

Quattro Scogli
Grotticelle 89865
San Nicolò di Ricadi
Ph: +39 0963 663 126
Fax: +39 0963 665 421

Italian Government Tourist Office
Level 4, 46 Market Street
Sydney 2000
Ph: (02) 9262 1666

Ph: 1300 303 777

Visas: Australians don't need a visa to enter Italy for stays of up to 90 days.

Electricity: Standard voltage is 220V. Power points have two or three holes, plugs are the European standard, with two or three round pins.

Time zone: GMT +1 hour.

Currency: The euro, which is divided into 100 cents.

International dialling code: +39.

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