Lamezia Terme makes the perfect base for discovering Italy’s Calabria region (the toe of the boot). Calabria is one of Italy’s most underrated destinations, but it has everything you could want from a holiday destination: from white sandy beaches and rugged mountains, to great little restaurants serving up fantastic local cuisine. The city of Lamezia Terme has plenty to interest history buffs, with an ancient castle and the abbey of the 40 Martyrs, but its location in the centre of Calabria is what draws most tourists.
Airports in Lamezia Terme
Lamezia Terme International Airport (SUF) is Calibria’s main airport.
Airlines that fly to Lamezia Terme
Ryanair are the only airline currently flying direct from the UK. Other airlines flying into Lamezia Terme throughout the year are Alitalia and easyJet, from a variety of European destinations.
Seasonal routes are also operated by a range of airlines including Air Berlin, Air Transat, Austrian Airlines, Edelweiss Air, Germanwings, Helvetic Airways, Jetairfly, Lufthansa, Niki, Primera Air, Small Planet Airlines, Smart Wings, Sun d’Or International Airlines, and Travel Service Polska.
Getting into Lamezia Terme
Buses are available at the airport, but take a lot longer than the taxis to get you to your destination. There’s a free bus between the airport and the resort town of Tropea. During the summer additional buses provide extra routes between the airport and key points around Calibria.
Official airport taxis can be booked from inside the terminal. The journey from the airport to the city should cost no more than €24* (about £17.85), but it’s always a good idea to get a quote from the driver before setting off.
If you’re planning on doing a lot of exploring, it’s best to rent a car. Avis, Hertz, Sixt, Europcar, Maggiore, Sicilybycar, and TargaRent all have a presence at the airport.
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When to fly to Lamezia Terme
Calabria is at its liveliest during the summer months, when the beaches are filled with visitors from Rome, Naples, and a range of colder European countries. There are lots of festivals during July and August, particularly notable is the Feast of the Tourist which takes place in the town of Vibo Valentia and celebrates the end of the tourist season. Live music, beauty competitions, and plenty of street food add of flair to the festivities.
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