Capo Vaticano and surroundings


Our hotel structures are situated on the promontory of Capo Vaticano which is located on the Costa degli Dei on the Calabrian Tyrrhenian coast, facing Stromboli and the Aeolian Islands.
This promontory boasts very suggestive beaches, most of which are made of very fine golden sand and rocky promontories that slope gently towards the sea, or descend steeply to the crystalline waters forming small and
colorful sea caves and splendid seabeds.

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For those willing to go a little further, they can travel along the purple coast with its charming towns up to the Strait of Messina and Reggio Calabria where the Riace Bronzes can be visited at the National Museum of Magna Grecia.

The most beautiful bay is that of Grotticelle, formed by three contiguous beaches where our Residence Esmeraldo is located with the beach bar and the Hotel Grotticelle.
From Capo Vaticano it is easy to reach renowned places such as: Tropea "the Pearl of the Tyrrhenian Sea" with its tourist port, famous for its architectural beauties and red onion; Pizzo known for the "Tarfufo" ice cream, the castle of Gioacchino Murat and the church of Piedigrotta dug into the tuff; Zungri "the city of stone" with its rock settlement; Spilinga, popular for the production of 'Nduja.

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Calabria is a land of hospitality and warmth, of wonderful landscapes: from its coasts, clear and dotted with beaches to the mountains with their regional and national parks and lakes, passing through numerous archaeological sites, it boasts a millenary food and wine culture thanks to Greeks, Romans, Arabs, Normans, Angevins, Bourbons, Spaniards, French who have lived in this land, leaving indelible traces in its food and culinary tradition, in the preparation of desserts and in the cooking of meat and fish, in the use of spices and aromas : cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg, oregano, wild fennel, mint and chilli pepper.

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Hotel Grotticelle and Esmeraldo Residence are located in Capo Vaticano, a town a few km from the enchanting pearl of the Tyrrhenian Sea, Tropea in Calabria.

Thanks to its diversified offer, it offers holidays for everyone and for every need.

Ideal for families, lovers of relaxation, but also for couples and groups of friends, choosing our structure also means discovering the natural beauties, traditions and Calabrian food and wine.


Hotel Grotticelle  Esmeraldo Residence
C.da Grotticelle snc - 89866 Capo Vaticano, Ricadi (VV)

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