Located between the Gulf of Gioia and the Gulf of Sant’Eufemia, already winner of the latest edition of "Il Borgo dei Borghi 2021" (link here:https://boatsandgo.com/en/blog/tropea-is-the-borgo-dei-borghi-of-italy-a-top-destination-for-your-boat-holidays/), an event that rewards seaside resorts that have distinguished themselves for rigorous compliance with the criteria relating to sustainable land management and concrete environmental sustainability policies, Tropea has always been one of the most beautiful Calabrian tourist destinations preferred for boat holidays.
Its beauty has not gone unnoticed by the world of international cinema; in fact, the Marvel studio have decided to choose it to shoot some scenes of the sequel to the Captain Marvel film, “The Marvels”, which is scheduled for release in November 2022.
The announcement was made by the mayor of Tropea, Giovanni Macrì, and shooting began on 27 August.
A stellar cast that will bring the jet set to the small Calabrian town! Alongside the protagonist Brie Larson we will find Iman Vellani, Kamala Khan and Teyonah Parris. The director will be Nia DaCosta who will have a script signed by Megan McDonnell, a member of the creative team of the Disney + WandaVision series.
A source of pride for all the citizens of Tropea: there will be many onlookers who will be able to look closely at the wonderful world of cinema, admiring the actors at work while shooting the scenes of a film that promises to be exciting and full of twists.
It is not the first time that Marvel Studios have chosen Italy to shoot some scenes of the most famous films, but this occasion certainly represents a great media leap for the growth of Tropea, which will bring the small village as well as Calabria among the most popular of the moment.
Tropea is not new to national film productions either, in fact the TV series "Gente di Mare" was filmed in the Calabrian village, starring Lorenzo Crespi, Chiara Francini and Vanessa Gravina.
All this is not surprising because the small Calabrian village is full of charm and history, starting with the legend about its foundation: it is said that it was the demigod Hercules when, returning from the Pillars of Hercules, he stopped on the coasts of Southern Italy.
But its history is rich and there are many traces left by the various dominations over the centuries.
Due to its characteristic position as a terrace overlooking the sea, Tropea played an important role, both in Roman times and in the Byzantine era; the vestiges left by the Byzantines testify to this, such as the church on the promontory or the city walls (called "Walls of Belisario").
What to see in Tropea?
The small and charming old town of Tropea offers breathtaking views and landscapes such as the splendid view of the Costa degli Dei, the precious architectural testimonies dating back to the 18th and 19th centuries with ancient buildings perched on the sheer cliffs.
The undisputed symbol is undoubtedly the large rock on which the Sanctuary of Santa Maria dell’Isola stands, a place of unique beauty, reachable only via a suggestive staircase carved into the rock.
The breathtaking views follow one another during the hours of the day: from sunrise visible from the lookout behind the Norman Cathedral, to sunset over the sea and the Aeolian islands to be admired every evening from the various viewpoints and from the lookout points, located in the historic center of Tropea, which they overlook the white beach and the open sea.
Tropea is also easily reachable from the sea and if you want to rent a boat, its port, which has about 600 seats, can accommodate boats up to 55 meters in length. The port welcomes boats and tourists every year with its wide range of services; supply of water and electricity, toilets, bars, showers, laundry, several parking spaces and Wi-Fi to stay connected and a shopping area where you will find everything you need for your sailing holiday.
Renting a boat in Tropea is a wonderful experience! once you leave the moorings, you can set out to discover the city and its beaches in complete tranquility for a dream boat holiday.
You can get to know the Cannone beach, the Rotonda beach, 'A Linguata, Marina dell'Isola, the Convento beach, the Passo Cavalieri beach or the L'Occhiale beach.
A separate mention deserves the Grotta del Palombaro which can only be reached by sea.
On the site www.boatsandgo.com you can rent the right boat at the right price and set sail for the white granite cliffs of Capo Vaticano, or small and hidden sea caves or the nearby Aeolian Islands.
The portal does not require any registration, and in a simple and free way you can consult the wide variety of rental boats to find the most suitable boat for your holidays in Tropea.
Renting a boat in Tropea means experiencing an unforgettable experience between the crystal clear sea and its breathtaking seabed to explore by snorkeling along the coast of the Gods, also known as the Costa Bella for its suggestive views and proximity to the beautiful Aeolian Islands.
Among the many beauties off the Tyrrhenian coast, the island of Stromboli will charm you with its volcano, one of the most active in the world.
Tropea has a combination of unique elements that make it an ideal place to visit at least once in a lifetime: iconic sea and beaches, a cuisine full of tasty dishes, the excellent quality / price ratio and the kindness of the locals who will welcome you. with sincerity and hospitality.