Vibo Valentia is a commercial and fishing port at the southern end of Golfo di S.Eufemia. This is an attractive and friendly place. The slopes behind are wooded and there are good sandy beaches nearby.
There is little left in this sleepy little town to remind you that this was once ancient Greek Hipponium and an important naval base in Roman times. Even the 18th century it was renowned as a center of learning. There are many monuments, including the walls of Hipponion, the Norman-Swabian castle and several churches from the seventeenth century beautiful architecture.