The small town of Parghelia just 2 km from the more famous Tropea is the ideal place for sun and sea lovers who intend to spend a quiet holiday, away from any noise, but at the same time geographically located in the center of the Costa degli Dei. To move with ease and reach in the shortest possible time the most famous destinations such as Tropea with its historic center, its beach and its small tourist port or Pizzo Calabro to visit the famous Aragonese Castle where Gioacchino Murat, brother-in-law of Napoleon, was shot by the Bourbons. Pizzo is also the home of truffles and other semifreddo ice creams.
The town is quiet, cheerful, equipped with essential shops, a pharmacy, bars, restaurants and a weekly market. To get around there is a bus service, a small train station and in Tropea there are agencies that rent cars, motorcycles and bicycles.
From the port of Tropea ferries leave for excursions to the Aeolian Islands.
On the beach of Parghelia there are two bathing establishments, but it is possible to discover some truly characteristic beaches. There are many cultural initiatives that take place in the area, according to the periods: July/August festivals and village festivals; outdoor films; classical and modern music concerts all year round; guided excursions organized by the province of Vibo Valentia.
Those who love the arts and history can visit the Archaeological Museum of Vibo Valentia, housed in the Norman-Swabian Castle: here among the many finds, you can admire a rare Laminetta Aurea Orfica. The ancient town of Vibo, Tropea, Nicotera is worthy of note. those who love to walk can make excursions towards the interior of the province, among the woods of Serra S. Bruno where the ancient Certosa founded by Brunone di Colonia stands on the land donated to him by Ruggiero the Norman around 1100. Church of S. Maria del Bosco. In Serra the local granite settlement and the façades of the churches in Calabrian Baroque style are very interesting. In Soriano, near Serra S. Bruno, you can visit the remains of the ancient Dominican Convent (1500ca) and the library.