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Our Italian language school in Tropea is well connected! Therefore generally we recommend to arrive by plane. However, it is also possible to arrive by train or by car. Following we present you different possibilities to get to our language school in Tropea.

Travelling to Calabria BY PLANE

The fastest and most comfortable way to travel to your language holidays in Calabria is without a doubt by plane.

The largest airport in Calabria, Lamezia Terme, is only 60km away from us (50 minutes by car). An alternative airport is in Reggio Calabria, but this one is however 120km from Tropea (2 hours by car).

Following you may check flight connections to Lamezia Terme (SUF):

Travelling to Calabria BY TRAIN

Trenitalia has a website where timetables can be checked. We would be happy to help you as much as we can but for organisational reasons we are unable to book train tickets for you. This can be done at your local train station.

For a peaceful, stress-free journey, we recommend booking a 1st class ticket as there is only a small difference in price between 1st and 2nd class tickets.

Inneneinrichtung der City Night Line
We also recommend the City Night Line which takes you to Rome from Germany, Austria and Switzerland. You travel overnight and reach Rome at 9am. The Comfortline sleeping cars are available as Economy Class compartments with wash basin or Deluxe compartments each with shower and WC.

More information can be obtained from the official City Night Line Germany/Austria and City Night Line Switzerland websites.

From Rome your journey continues to Lamezia Terme. Trains leave Rome every hour (EC or IC) and travel via Naples in the direction of Reggio Calabria. The journey takes you straight to Lamezia, no need for you to change trains. From Lamezia you can take a regional train to Tropea, but we can of course pick you up at the station.

This transfer in our school’s own mini-bus is included in our Italian language school’s inscription fee.

Travelling to Calabria BY CAR / BY BUS

1. Travelling to Tropea by CAR

If you plan to come to your study holiday in Calabria by car, you could combine this with a tour of Italy at either end of your journey. To ensure a smooth journey we recommend using Viamichelin to plan your route.

It can count the exact number of kilometres from your starting point all the way to us here in Italy, Calabria, Tropea and if wished can help you plan stops on the way.

Please note, that there are tolls to pay on nearly all motorways in Italy. If you travel round a lot it can come to quite a hefty sum… The only motorway in Italy where no toll is charged is the A4 (Naples – Reggio Calabria). This motorway is toll free between Salerno and Reggio Calabria!

If you are travelling directly to Tropea, we ask you to call our SOS phone number on arrival. You will receive this number with your written comfirmation. A member of school staff will then take you to your apartment in Tropea.

You will receive more detailed information with your booking comfirmation.

No transfer is required when travelling to Tropea by car (included in the inscription fee). As an alternative we offer you the chance to take part in 2 half day excursions by mini bus.

2. Travelling to Tropea by BUS

Travelling to Tropea by bus is by far not the most comfortable means of travel but certainly the most affordable. Various Italian bus companies run regular services from Switzerland, Austria and Germany to Italy.

Alternatively you could fly to Rome. The capital of Italy is well connected and there are several bus companies offering a regular bus schedule from Rome. Here are two examples:

  • Bus from Rome to Vibo Valentia:
    The bus service is offered all year round. Detailed information about prices, schedule and booking can be checked on the following website: Lirosi

From Vibo Valentia you can be picked up by the school transfer.

  • Bus from Rome to Tropea:
    This connection is offered only during the summer months. Detailed information about prices, schedule and booking can be checked on the following website: Genco

The tickets for both buses can be ordered on-line directly on each website.

If you have any more questions, don’t hesitate to give us a call or write us an E-Mail. We would be happy to help you!

It is very important that you let us know your planned time of arrival before your journey starts, in this way your arrival at the school can be well organised.

Get informed about the various ways of travelling to your holidays in Tropea, Calabria, Italy. We would be happy to help you if you have any further, more detailed questions. Don’t hesitate!