We stayed two weeks in Soverato. The weather was warm, although dark clouds and thunderstorms occasionally interrupted the normally long, sunny days. However, it was no big deal if you got caught in a downpour because you soon dried when the sun came out.
We took an overnight trip to the Mediterranean coast at Scilla on the Tyrrhenian Sea, close to Sicily. The old town was on high cliffs spilling down the steep slope to a port and a perfect sandy beach at the bottom. Our hotel was at the top and offered wonderful views of the Messina Straits. The road was too long and steep to walk down to the beach but we enjoyed several rides in the local taxis which were electric golf buggies which negotiated the narrow streets with alacrity in spite of some corners being so sharp that the driver had to do a three point turn to get round.
The following day we drove north to Tropea, another picturesque old town overlooking a sandy beach.