Palmi beach

Mediterranean classics for curious tourists

The sand and pebbly beach of Palmi city which is located on the Tyrrhenian Sea coast, was recognized one of the most beautiful places of Calabria, where rocky beach decorated with rich vegetation come close to the sea, leaving just a narrow band of land lower, by the very edge of water. It is especially hot there in the high season, and the beach is washed by sea, warm as steamed milk.

Beach description

The beach is covered with fine sand, mixed with sharp gravel and obsidian gallets in some sites, so it is desirable to use special shoes. Even rocky bottom is well seen trough clear transparent water.

  • The sand beach borders on picturesque site covered with large stones, where it is pleasant to relax on smooth boulders warmed with sun, feasting eyes upon the sea and the city, running down the slopes of Monte Sant'Eli mountain to water.
  • The beach is equipped with washing cabins and paid deck chairs and umbrellas. Palmi is considered one of the best places for scuba-diving and snorkeling - the richest Mediterranean underwater world opens right by the beach.
  • Palmi is highly popular among the locals and guests from all over Italy, so it is rather difficult to find a free place both on the beach and on parking lots in the high season. There are rather few foreigners because not everyone knows that such a place exists
  • Rest on Palmi with children is not a very good idea. It is too crowded and noisy there, no children's playgrounds are equipped, and parents experience difficulties with childhood nutrition, and high quality drinks. The optimal option is traveling with teens older than 10 years, who would only enjoy road adventures. They will enjoy swimming in the warm Tyrrhenian Sea, feast eyes upon picturesque views of the south of Italy, and learn more about the history of the old Roman ruins.

When is it better to go

In terms of climate, the period from May to October is the most favorable for visiting Italy. The air and water temperature becomes ideal for a classic beach holiday, followed by a trip to the coast of Italy. However, it is necessary to remember that a long summer with the scorching sun, warm sea and pleasant sea breeze attracts crowds of tourists.

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Palmi has various accommodation options for tourists from luxury hotels to low-budget rented accomodation.


  • · the hotel CapoSperone Resort 4* offers spacious suites with balconies overlooking the sea. Guests are offered the services of swimming pools, a garden, a coffee shop, a terrace, a restaurant, a bar, a parking lot, free Wi-Fi. There are infinity pools here. Accommodation with pets is allowable for extra charge. Transfer from the airport and back is provided.
  • The excellent feedback is left about the hotel B&B Centrum Palmi, the services of which include comfortable 2-3-4-bed suites with dining areas and balconies, equipped with air conditioners, TV sets, refrigerators. There is free Wi-Fi. Breakfast is served to the room. On its territory, there are jacuzzi, a coffee shop, stores, a mini market, a hairdresser's salon, a beauty salon, free indoor and street parking lots. A parking lot for people with special needs is provided.

Restaurants, cafes and bars

Rest under the sun always causes wolfish appetite, so establishments offering various dishes and drinks are always organized near beaches filled with crowds of hungry tourists. Palmi Beach is not an exception. Here, tourists can taste the most delicious dishes of local cuisine, and enjoy the sea view.

Sights of Palmi

The trip to Palmi is not limited by a visit to the beach. The city founded in the 10th century has a long history. Once upon a time, inhabitants of the Apennine peninsula who escaped from Saracens, settles on the remote rocky coast. For the last thousand years, Palmi was repeatedly erased from the face of the earth by wars and high seismic activity and then, restored.

The modern picturesque city is a complex of old buildings that survived earthquakes by chance, and unique museums with ancient artifacts stored. The places worth visiting include:

  • the ancient church Chiesa del Crocifisso,;
  • olive mountain with a lonely tree on its top;
  • museum and art gallery of Francesco Cilea, the Italian composer, a native of Palmi. The art gallery, known as the Pinacoteca Rèpaci, has the unique collection of paintings by the outstanding Italian artists;
  • Mausoleum of Francesco Cilea;
  • Museum of Ethnology and Folklore of Calabria;
  • Military Memorial from marble and bronze on Piazza Matteotti Square;
  • Tauriani Archaeological Park;
  • riuns of a watchtower from the 16th century.

Not far from the town in rocks descending to the sea by terraces, there is a picturesque resort village of Taureana the beaches of which are the part of Costa Viola (Violet Beach).

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CapoSperone Resort
rating 7.8
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Grand Hotel Stella Maris
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Hotel Arcobaleno Palmi
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How to get to Palmi

Palmi is situated almost 500 km away from Rome and 84 km away from Catanzaro, 48 km away from Reggio di Calabria. You can get to Palmi from Lamezia Terme (SUF), the main international airport of Calabria, by taxi or a rented car.

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