Calabria Car Rental

A region rich in both nature and history, Calabria is the perfect destination for those who love road trips. In fact, a car is the only way to enjoy the beauty of the landscape and to discover the picturesque places not easily reachable by public transport.

Visiting Calabria offers unique emotions and there are so many beautiful sights to see that will make you want to return again and again.

Bathed by the Tyrrhenian and Ionian seas, Calabria has a great variety of landscapes. The magnificent coastal area, with some of the most beautiful beaches in the world, alternates with large hilly areas and high mountain massifs, such as the Pollino massif on the southern side or the vast Sila plateau, with the Reventino massif and Monte Botte Donato.

Holidays in Calabria are therefore never ordinary, especially if you decide to visit it “coast to coast.”

Beaches and must-see places in Calabria

If you really want to discover the region and visit some of its most captivating places, then a car is the perfect means of transport.

By choosing Maggiore to rent a car in Calabria, you will not only be relying on a company with a long history, a guarantee of safety, but you will also be able to rent a car in different cities such as Lamezia Terme, Reggio Calabria, Praia a Mare, Cosenza and Rossano.

Once you have rented a car, you can start exploring the southern part of the region, namely the provinces of Reggio Calabria, Vibo Valentia and Catanzaro.

One of the first things to see in Tyrrhenian Calabria is the beautiful Costa degli Dei, a long stretch of coastline stretching 55 km from Pizzo Calabro to Nicotera.

The route is filled with sandy beaches, coves and jagged rocks, and while you are there, make sure to visit Tropea and its beach, the “Pearl of the Tyrrhenian”, or Capo Vaticano, where a crystal-clear sea awaits you, and a coastline that alternates between dreamy beaches, tuff cliffs and hidden caves.

Along the Costa degli Dei you can also admire unique landscapes such as those offered by the nearby Aeolian Islands, or discover spectacular villages such as Monterosso Calabro and Nicastrello, also known as the “borgo fantasma” (ghost village).

Also worth visiting in the Province of Reggio Calabria is Costa Viola, which extends for 35 km between the lower Tyrrhenian Sea and the Strait of Messina.

Here you can visit Palmi, with its many places of interest such as the Tauriani Archaeological Park, and Scilla, known for its beautiful Ruffo Castle and the village of Chianalea, also known as the “little Venice of the South.”

Some other places worth seeing on the southern side are the Costa degli Aranci, where natural beauties blend with archaeological sites. You can swim in the waters of Soverato, Camina, Pietragrande and Copanello or visit historical attractions such as the medieval village of Squillace or the Archaeological Park of Scolacium.

Moving northwards, more precisely towards the provinces of Catanzaro, Crotone and Cosenza, your road tour of Calabria can continue to fascinating towns such as Corigliano Rossano, where we suggest you visit the beautiful Liquorice Museum, Fiumefreddo Bruzio, with its beautiful Castle of the Valley, Amantea, with its magnificent coastal landscapes dotted with the ruins of ancient towers, and of course Cosenza, whose beautiful historic centre is part of the “Borghi più belli d’Italia” (Most Beautiful Villages in Italy) as “Borgo ad Honorem”.

 

What to see in inland Calabria

Renting a car in Calabria will allow you to visit lesser-known areas, such as the internal area of the region.

Here you will find places of unrivalled beauty such as the magnificent Riviera dei Cedri, in the Upper Tyrrhenian Sea, which owes its name to the citrus fruit of the same name that is grown here.

Don’t miss a swim in the waters of San Nicola Arcella and Diamante, take a boat ride to Isola di Dino and Grotta Azzurra or climb up to 465 metres above seal level to admire the special characteristics of the village of Grisola.

Also worth seeing in the region are the magnificent Pollino National Park, the Grotta del Romito, the Sila National Park, and if you travel in summer, the Lavender Park.

Leaving the mountains behind, you can head to Ionian Calabria and visit the magnificent island of Capo Rizzuto, Capo Colonna, with its wonderful Temple of Hera Lacinia and Le Castella, with its beautiful Aragonese castle.

Travelling in Calabria by car is therefore the perfect way to fully enjoy the many beautiful sights of this land, still to be explored.