A region in southern Italy, Calabria occupies the "toe" of the Italian peninsula south of Naples. It is bounded in the north by the region of Basilicata, to the west by the Tyrrhenian Sea, and to the east by the Ionian Sea. Calabria faces the island of Sicily across the Strait of Messina. The region covers 15,080 km² and has a population of 2.05 million.
The regional capital is Catanzaro. The region is divided into five provinces: Catanzaro, Cosenza, Crotone, Reggio de Calabria and Vibo Valentia.
The seawater around Calabria is very clear, and there is a good level of tourist accommodation.
Important tourist sites