Pizzo is a town on the coast, perched on a promontory on the Gulf of St. Euphemia. Its territory includes a rugged coastline, characterized by sandy beaches in some places and rocky in others. On the North East coast, the Mediterranean pine forest to the mouth of the river Angitola extend almost 9 km of wide sandy beaches. Just after the river rises the mountain of Vibo, which acts as a curtain to the territory, which has its border with Maierato and Vibo Valentia at the top, on the ridge of the hills. Further south, where stands the tuff rock on which was born and developed Pizzo, the coast becomes rocky with numerous coves and areas rich in natural reefs, as well as several caves, including the Blue Grotto, reopened in recent years, after several for protection from waves.
In the central area we find the beach of the Chair, small fjord in the center of the tufa rock on which is perched the village, dominated by the Aragonese castle built in the second half of the fifteenth century by Ferdinand I of Aragon and the Navy, as well as the idyllic seaside village night spot. Pizzo to reach by car, from the North of Italy, you can take the A1 Milano-Napoli and continue along the A3 Salerno-Reggio Calabria until the junction to Pizzo. By train There are two stations that allow you to get to Pizzo: Lamezia Terme and Vibo Valentia-Pizzo. The nearest airport is Lamezia Terme, which is about 25 km from the center.
It is renowned for the production of ice cream known as “truffle” and the ice cream quality in general, so much so that Pizzo is defined as “Ice City.”