Calabria is a southern part of Italy forming the “toe” of the Italian “boot.” It is the area where Italians take their month-long vacations in August. Ionian and Tyrrhenian seas are clean and warm. Beaches are sandy and usually jelly-fish free. There are plenty of apartments for rent in the towns near water. Rental prices depend on the location and amenities, but it is around 1000-1500 Euro per month in summer time. South of Italy is a hidden gem since most foreign tourists overlook this part for the sake of seeing the North of Italy. (Click here if you want to know why). But if you want to stay off the beaten parts, enjoy excellent food of South of Italy, keep costs to manageable prices, yet, feel real Italy – consider visiting its southern parts.