San Nicola Arcella is located on the Tyrrhenian coast of Calabria in the north, near the border with Basilicata (between Scalea and Praia a mare): an area that is called the "Riviera of the Cedars" for intense cultivation of cedar, which is one of the products Typical used in cooking.
A belvedere overlooking the sea, in front of Dino Island, at the foot of the Serra La Limpida. The view extends from Maratea in Scalea, on a landscape of indescribable beauty: wide beaches between ancient towers, bays, rocks tilting towards the sea, dominated by the brilliance of the blue Tyrrhenian.
Beautiful also the historical center, resting on large rocks (Arcella comes from Arx which in Latin means "rock") made of narrow streets, small squares, stairways, figs, magnolias and the church with two bell towers.
From the breathtaking views, the quiet old town, the great sea, and the hospitable people "-tells stories," St. Nicholas is the ideal place to spend a bit 'of time relaxing (in spring and autumn) and fun (in the summer). The sea is beautiful, the sunsets are even more, especially in winter!
Although the surrounding area is very impressive, both penetrating the mountain, is continuing to follow the sea.
From Santa Domenica Talao (20 minutes by bike from San Nicola Arcella) part of the road that leads all the way up the mountains of the Pollino and what can be called one of the most beautiful and unspoilt area.
Lying on the bed of the river Lao is the beautiful Papasidero.
Later you will also find the cave of Romito, until you get to the beautiful landscapes of the Pollino, with the villages of Mormanno and Morano Calabro.
In the way that leads to the highest peaks of Calabria, breathe deeply, looking for some mushroom and stop somewhere to drink a glass of wine with a sandwich with sausage and cheese.
Continuing to the sea and down to the south, the nearest towns are Scalea, Cirencester and Diamond. To the north, however, will find Praia a Mare, along with the beautiful sea and Maratea, with its famous Christ and the renowned marina.