Calabria Sport Fishing – Relax, fun and sightseeing!

Buongiorno, hello to all of you!

Immagine that you are staying near the sea … it is summertime … it is really hot … so what do you think about boat trip with a refreshing marine breeze along a beautiful lush cliff line having a great time while enjoying a fantastic panorama, a visit of the unique cave-chapel “Chiesetta di Piedigrotta” and stopps for swimming and snorkelling in the cristalline water?

If you agree that this is a perfect summer activity – then do not waste time and come along with Calabria Sport Fishing on one of our Panoramic Tours!
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Stell dir vor du bist am Meer … es ist Sommer … es ist richtig heiß … was hälst du von einer kleinen Bootstour mit einer frischen Meeresbrise entlang einer wunderschönen üppig bewachsenen Küste? Einfach eine tolle Zeit verbringen, das fantastische Panorama genießen, die Grottenkirche “Piedigrotta” besuchen und Stopps zum Schnorcheln und Schwimmen im kristallklaren Wasser machen?

Wenn du auch der Meinung bist, das das eine perfekte Idee für den Sommer ist, dann komm mit uns auf eine unserer Panoramatouren mit Calaria Sport Fishing!

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As usually we start the tour from the harbor of Vibo Marina – at the landing place “Stella del Sud” you can find every comfort before starting the adventure on the sea. Leaving the harbor we follow the lush green coast line until we reach Pizzo – one of the typical Calabrian fishing villages.

Situated on a rock high above the sea the view from the boat is spectacular – the houses finish at the end of the rock and then there is simply … nothing … besides the turquoise sea after 44 meters!
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Wie immer startet unsere Tour im Hafen von Vibo Marina, am Anlegeplatz “Stella del Sud”, der allen Komfort bietet, bevor das Abenteuer auf See beginnt! Nachdem wir den Hafen verlassen haben folgen wir der grünen Küste bis wir die Stadt Pizzo erreichen – ein typisch kalabresisches Firscherdöfchen.

Pizzo liegt auf einem hohen Felsen direkt über dem Meer und der Blick von der Seeseite aus ist einfach atemberaubend – die Häuser enden mit dem Felsen und dann ist da einfach …. nichts … bis auf der türkis schimmernde Meer in 44 Metern Tiefe!

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Only a few miles after Pizzo we reach the a nice beach that hides one of the most famous sights of the whole region! From the streets you cannot even see it, only a small sign shows the way to this small church … but from the sea you only have to go few steps over the sand and you can visit the cave-chapel “Piedigrotta”!
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Nur wenige Seemeilen nach Pizzo erreichen wir eine schönen kleinen Strand, der eine der bekanntesten Sehenswürdigkeiten der Region beheimatet! Von der Straße aus kann man sie nicht einmal sehen, nur ein kleines Schild weist den weg über viele Stufen in Richtung Meer … aber von der Seeseite aus muss man nur wenige Schritte über den Sand laufen und schon kann man die Grottenkirche “Piedigrotta” besichtigen!

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From the outside it doesn’t even look that spectacular, but if you go inside you will be enchanted – actually it is a grot that has been formed in a natural way by the sea and based on an old legend it became a sacred place and with our boat we land directly on the beach in front of the church!
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Von außen sieht sie recht unspektakulär aus, aber wenn ihr hinein geht wird sie euch verzaubern – es ist eine natürliche Grotte die vom Meer in den Tuffstein hineingespült wurde und aufgrund einer alten Legende wurde diese Grotte zu einem heiligen Ort. Mit unserem Boot können wir direkt am Strand vor der Kirche anlegen!

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The legend is about a ship that encountered a violent storm off the coast of Pizzo in the 17th century. The captain noticed that there will be no way to save the ship and so he gathered his crew and they started to pray in front of a portrait of the “Madonna di Piedigrotta” and they promised that they would build a church in her honor if they survived. The ship has been totally destroyed by the storm but the whole crew reached the shore alive – a wonder! Of course the sailors kept their promise and built an altar – in the cave where they found the portrait of the Madonna a few days after the storm and this cave became the so called “Chiesetta di Piedigrotta”!

Inside the cave-chapel there are numerous statues hewn out of the tufa directly in the cave which have been made by a local artist in the 19th century – until today there is no electricity, there are only a few windows and holes in the rock that let the sunshine in and so you will find a mystic spectacle of light and shaddow in the cave! Depending on the time of day and the season it seems to be different, sometimes the statues even seem to move!

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It is also possible to follow some steps to get on the “roof” of the cave where you have a nice view on the beach and on the coast.

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After the visit of the cave-church our guests have the possibility to swim and snorkel in the fantastic sea directly in front of the church.

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Afterwards we start heading back to Vibo Marina enjoying once more the beauties of the cliff line and another stop for swimming and snorkelling.

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With us, even the smallest guest can become a real skipper!

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And after 3-4 hours the adventure is over – and as well our guests as we ourselves gathered unique emotions and memories that will rest forever!

A tour with Calabria Sport Fishing is an individual experience for couples and friends, for young and old, for the whole family!

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Maybe we will meet someday on our boat? We would be really happy to welcome you aboard!

Tanti saluti,

Julia

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