Bova and Pentedattilo

Code BVPNT05
Category Borghi antichi
Duration 8 h
Depart time 8:45
Guide Language Italiano Inglese

Every Friday from Reggio Calabria - One day itinerary through history, art, nature and flavors in the province of Reggio Calabria, precisely in the ''Grecanic Area": Bova, called the "Capital of the Greeks of Calabria" and Pentedattilo, a ghost village perched on a rock by the particular shape of five fingers.


Dates & Prices


Departure at 8:45 am from Lido train station, Reggio Calabria.
This itinerary will lead to the discovery of the two oldest villages of the so-called "Grecanic Area". Bova is called the "Capital of the Greeks of Italy" because of its ancient origins, its cultural aspects and traditions that are still alive today. A guided tour will let you know the history of this village and admire the Cathedral and other ancient churches, the Museum of Paleontology and Natural Sciences of the Aspromonte, the Museum of Grecanic Language, dedicated to the famous linguist Gerard Rohlfs, and the remains of the Norman Castle. The lunch time will give you the chance to taste the traditional grecanic cuisine at a farm. Later we will visit the Bergamot extraction factory: Bergamot is a citrus which grows only along the coast of Reggio Calabria. Pentedattilo is one of the most unique and fascinating villages of Calabria, its name means "five fingers" because of the shape of the rocks that form the background of this ancient village. It’s called "ghost town" because it is uninhabited. It’s a very evocative place with its narrow streets, the old houses, the ruins of the castle and the churches. Today you can visit some craft shops and the museum of rural civilization.

What's included

The basic price includes transportation and the tour leader service in Italian and English. The tourist guide service, meals, museum tickets are available as extras, or addons, you can choose them during the booking process.

Booking & Payment

Booking instructions:
1. Select the date in the calendar, insert the number of participants.
The tour will be carried out with a minimum of 2 people and a maximum of 12 people, in case of larger groups or a single person booking, please contact us.
2. Fill the participant form.
3. Choose the amount to pay: you can pay the full amount or only 20% as deposit, paying the remaining amount in cash on the same day of the tour.
4. Choose the payment method.
Payment instructions:
a. Bank wire transfer 
The bank transfer (deposit or full payment), to IBAN IT18E.07601.16300.00103.8387.062 (Col tuo Tempo - L. Aloi) must be done at least 20 hours prior to the departure time (deadline: 12:00 am the day before the tour). The reservation will be pending, it will be confirmed by sending the photo of the bank transfer receipt to After the deadline has expired without receiving any communication regarding the payment, the reservation will be canceled.
b. Online payment - Paypal
You will be directed to Paypal: you don't need a Paypal account, just enter your credit card details on the PayPal page to complete the transaction. If you pay the total amount, the reservation will be automatically confirmed; paying only 20% as deposit the reservation will be pending and will be confirmed within a few hours.<
For further information such as Cancellation policy, please view Terms and Conditions


Col tuo Tempo - Responsabile: L. Aloi

Paleontology Museum ticket

Ticket for the Paleontology and Natural Science Museum in Bova

€ 4
Rohlfs Museum ticket

Ticket for the Museum of Calabrian - Greek Language  “Gerhard Rohlfs” in Bova

€ 2

Lunch in restaurant tasting typical Calabrian dishes

€ 18
Guided tours

Supplement for Tourist Guide service

€ 20

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