The promontory of Capo Vaticano, which is made of white granite, dominates the coast and beautiful sandy beaches. It offers many views over the Aeolian Islands and the Straits of Messina. Capo Vaticano separates the Gulf of Gioia Tauro from the Gulf of Sant’Eufemia. It lies about 124 meters above sea level at its highest point and it is distinguished by the crystal-clear sea, beautiful white sandy beaches and rocky coast and romantic landscapes. Each place has its special charm.
To the North, near Santa Domenica, lies the beach of “Formicoli”, while to the South, near Santa Maria, is the beach of “Grotticelle”. There is a lighthouse in Capo Vaticano, which was a very popular oracle for sailors at the time of the ancient Greeks from which the original name Capo dei Vaticinii, Cape of the prophecies, comes.