Even though it is best known for its coasts and for beach vacations, Calabria is a prevalently mountainous and hilly region. In its interiors it hosts the Massiccio del Pollino area, Aspromonte and the Sila high plateau, which are protected national and regional park areas.

The tourist reception is a mostly classic one, especially in the coastal lands, even though Calabria has been working to also promote the inland areas as tourist destinations.  As a consequence it is beginning to make headway in the area of rural tourism with antique masserie farmsteads that have been transformed and commercial farms.