Tropea

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Tropea
—  Comune  —
Comune di Tropea
The beach of Tropea.

Coat of arms
Tropea is located in Italy
Tropea
Location of Tropea in Italy
Coordinates: 38°40′45″N 15°53′55″E / 38.67917°N 15.89861°E / 38.67917; 15.89861
CountryItaly
RegionCalabria
ProvinceVibo Valentia (VV)
FrazioniMarina
Government
 • MayorFrancesco Mario Sammarco (since April 4, 2005)
Area
 • Total3.2 km2 (1.2 sq mi)
Elevation60 m (200 ft)
Population (2007)
 • Total6,851
 • Density2,100/km2 (5,500/sq mi)
DemonymTropeani (dialectal: Trupiani)
Time zoneCET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST)CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code89861
Dialing code0963
Patron saintSt. Madonna of Romania
Saint dayMarch 27
WebsiteOfficial website
 
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Tropea
—  Comune  —
Comune di Tropea
The beach of Tropea.

Coat of arms
Tropea is located in Italy
Tropea
Location of Tropea in Italy
Coordinates: 38°40′45″N 15°53′55″E / 38.67917°N 15.89861°E / 38.67917; 15.89861
CountryItaly
RegionCalabria
ProvinceVibo Valentia (VV)
FrazioniMarina
Government
 • MayorFrancesco Mario Sammarco (since April 4, 2005)
Area
 • Total3.2 km2 (1.2 sq mi)
Elevation60 m (200 ft)
Population (2007)
 • Total6,851
 • Density2,100/km2 (5,500/sq mi)
DemonymTropeani (dialectal: Trupiani)
Time zoneCET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST)CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code89861
Dialing code0963
Patron saintSt. Madonna of Romania
Saint dayMarch 27
WebsiteOfficial website

Tropea (ancient Trapeia) is a municipality located within the province of Vibo Valentia, in Calabria (southern Italy).

The town is a famous bathing place, situated on a reef, in the gulf of St. Euphemia connected with the mainland by a narrow strip in the Tyrrhenian Sea, toward the south with respect to Vibo Valentia and northward with respect to Ricadi and Capo Vaticano.

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Main sights

Notable people

It is the birthplace of :

Tropea onions

Many villages around Tropea produce a particular quality of red onion. In Italy these onions are so famous that cipolla di Tropea ("Tropea onion" or "Tropea's onion") has become an Italian synonym for all red onions.

One of the gelaterias in town, Tonino in the Corso, even makes a red onion ice cream (as well as others based on squid ink and nduja, the local spicy salami).

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The church on Isola Bella
Town centre
Sunset on the Tyrrhenian Sea shore