The second (small) town, we visited was picturesque “Belmonte Calabro”, also in Calabria (Southern Italy). It is perched on a hilltop on the coast of the Tyrrhenian Sea. It was founded in 1270. Belmonte was besieged several times but not being a history person with proper historical facts, I would not make any statements on it.
Belmonte can be reached by road through the SS18 State Road (Tirrena Inferiore). The town has a station on the main line from Naples to Reggio Calabria. It’s a wonderful place for a short visit. If you are travel with a hire car you will be able to explore some of the green hilly countryside inland and discover traditional Calabrese villages and landscape.
The first place we visited in our trip was Amantea.