Lamezia TermeSmall and cosy Lamezia Terme came into existence in 1968 through the amalgamation of three separate towns in the Province of Catanzaro. The city is situated in the central region of sunny Calabria, which is renowned for its stunning landscapes. Lamezia Terme is nestled between the cliffs of the Tyrrhenian coast and the sand dunes of the Ionic coast, just south of the Sila plateau located in the Mediterranean heartland.
The CityLamezia Terme is closely associated with the sea. The town is surrounded by white, unpolluted beaches and beautiful bays both on the Tyrrhenian (to the west) and the Ionian side (to the east). Moreover, the upper plain of the Sila to the north, with its stunning mountains and alpine landscape, is rich in forests and lakes. In the area around Lamezia Terme, there are also important artistic sites and Greek, Norman and Roman temples, as well as palaces from the Bourbon times. The coastal road, from Pizzo Calabro to Capo Vaticano – called "Costa degli Dei," Gods’ Coast – through Tropea, is one of the most beautiful in Italy; the latter town is famous for its characteristic town centre which looks out spectacularly onto the sea. The local cuisine is interesting, rich and largely undiscovered.
Do & See
Lamezia Terme is known for its rich historical and architectural heritage, with majestic churches and cathedrals; but also ruins and archaeological sites that are definitely a must-see. Furthermore, the nature in and around this city could be considered as an attraction of its own, especially in the various nature parks as well as along the seaside. The central position of Lamezia Terme makes it extremely easy for visitors to enjoy other small and cosy cities and attractions situated just a bit outside, having in this way the possibility to experience different shades of the South of Italy.
Calabrese dishes are tasty and simple. Specialities include marinated and sun-dried vegetables, swordfish, bluefin tuna and calamari, roasted meats and spicy sausages. Don’t miss the nduja, a soft, spicy hot and spreadable salami. Furthermore, Calabria is one of Europe’s major producers of citrus fruits and hazelnuts which help to make unique desserts.
In Lamezia Terme you will go crazy with all the delicious ice cream flavours and desserts. Take the time to try as many as you can and do not forget the delicious “Tartufo,” a local ice cream, well-known in Italy.
Bars & Nightlife
Aperitif venues tend to be open late (around 7-8 pm) because people here tend to have dinner around 8.30 pm-9.30 pm. It's common to sit and chat outside bars and restaurants before dinner and, as in most villages by the sea in the south, after dinner both young and old enjoy taking a walk, having a drink or spoiling themselves with an ice cream. There are not too many discos or nightclubs in the area.
What should you bring home from Calabria? Food and pottery, of course. The craftsmanship typical of this region is maintained in the family tradition of high quality products. The prices in the region are mostly lower in comparison to the northern regions, which is beneficial. In Lamezia Terme you will find everything from boutiques with national and international brands to markets where you can buy souvenirs and gifts for yourself and your family.