Calabria is full of cultural and scenic highlights, which are worthwhile discovering. Spectacular beaches, a crystal blue sea, wild-romantic unspoiled landscapes, millennium-old culture and history and, not least, culinary delights make your holiday an exceptional and unforgettable experience.
Calabria, occupying the toe of Italy, is blessed by the best weather in the country and offers pristine sandy beaches that go on for miles and miles.
This unspoilt coast is washed by some of the clearest waters in Europe and edged by citrus groves under insanely blue skies.
Life in the area is dominated by fishing; its waters are visited by the great swordfish, tuna, blue sharks etc. as they cross the Capo Vaticano every spring. Choose your holiday accommodation in Capo Vaticano for a magical place for your holiday dreams.
Known to Italians for years as the Real Riviera, this sun soaked corner of Southern Italy is emerging as the most exciting location in Europe.
Capo Vaticano is situated at the Tyrrhenian coast of Calabria. The coast is also named “Costa degli Dei” (coast of the Gods). The views from Capo Vaticano over the sea are superb and on a clear day you will see the cone of Stromboli and the other Aeolian islands looming out of the horizon. There is plenty of activity during the summer months while it becomes a serene and peaceful place in the off season.
The villa is between Tropea and Vibo Valentia which gives you the perfect mix of holidaying in the Tropea/Capo Vaticano area... with the comfort of shopping in the large district town of Vibo Valentia (the Vibo Centre is a must visit for food, clothes etc.) With over 60 different shops.
Just 5mins drive away in Ricadi, a butchers,bakery,hairdressers/beautican,/masseur, and a number of wine bars are all available.
Calabria is a place where you can start your day with taking a swim on the fantastic beaches and end it with watching a spectacular sunset. Anyone who loves the sea will appreciate the mild climate and the clear sea with its magnificent blue colours and its clearness which has been awarded the Blue Flag of Europe for several years.
There are a number of beautiful beaches in the area which area a short distance away,Santa Maria Grotcelli and Tropea.The beautiful Groticelli beach is also a short 5min drive away with lidos and various water activities available.
Trips to Stromboli.
The views from Capo Vaticano over the seas are superb, and on a clear day you can see the top of Stromboli and the other Aeolian islands looming out of the horizon. Mini cruises to the Aeolian Isles depart from Tropea / Capo Vaticano around 7.00am,check out ferry companies Comerci and Tropeamar, which brings you on a daily trip to Stromboli, the famous active volcano.This can also be seen on an evening trip which is amazing.
Calabria is a region of outstanding national beauty, with not only beautiful mountains and beaches but national parks. One of the most famous is Sila which is north of Lamezia Terme.
Another is the Aspromonte and Serre National parks, which are located further south in the Southern strip of Appennine mountains.Both are approximately 1 hrs drive away from the villa.
Tropea is possibly the most charming town in Calabria. The land, the sky and the sea combine to build up a harmonious whole rich in charming, unexpected views flooded by ever-bright sunshine
Tropea is a must when visiting this fabulous with its cobbled streets and beautiful restaurants and amazing views.The Tropea Blues Festival starts in early September.The beach has an island with an unused monastery on it, and on the beach Passo Cavalieri you can rent canoes, jet skies and sail boats. The new marine facilities of Tropea includes all water activities. There are diving schools at the marina of Tropea such as Torre Ruffa Diving Club.
Situated 10km from Tropea in Zambrone Mare ( Marasusa ), Aquapark is one of the biggest well known waterparks in Southern Italy, great place for young and old. The park includes waterslides, a wave pool, Hawaiian Lagoon, water massages,waterfall, and also restaurants, and special areas for very young children.
A visit to 'il Faro' a lighthouse along a costal walk / track is a must,its a 5 min drive away,with shops and restaurant along scenic walk.
For a day of relaxation, there are Spa and Beauty centre, located in Parghelia just a few minutes from Marasusa is Spa Le Mirage, a 300m enclosed oasis that provides a mix of well - being and relaxation, the qualified staff offer their expertise in suggesting the massage and treatment most appropriate.
Ferry to Sciliy from Villa San Giovanni - Times and prices: www.travellingsicilia.com/en/info how-to-arrive/ferries.html
From this villa you can enjoy the Calabrian sun in this unspoilt, undiscovered area of Italy, where the food, weather and people are both warm and unforgettable. This well appointed villa sleeps 6-8 people, and located in Santa Maria and only 600m from the beautiful beach with crystal blue seas, beachside restaurants and a supermarket.
The house also has access to a swimming pool and beach volleyball area,there is also a gazabo in the garden area by the pool, where you can enjoy the sea-views.The veranda provides spectacular views of the Mediterranean and nearby amazing sunsets over the island of Stromboli. There is also a 9 hole golf course Villa Feudo Montalto approx 40min drive away with course fees just €30 for the day , with a restaurant, bar and swimming pool facilities are available.
• 3 Bedrooms – Sleeps up to 8 person
• Spacious kitchen/lounge
• Fantastic powerful Aircon
• Washing Machine installed
• 6 ring cooker/oven
• 32’’ LCD/Satellite/DVD/Micro HiFi/IPod Dock
• Remote Security Gates – Ideal for families
You have a fantastic opportunity to stay in a very spacious villa close to the beach that has the home comforts unheard of in any other accommodation in the area.
Directions and how you can get there.
The villa is just a 45 min away from the airport of Lamezia Terme Airport
Flights from the UK with Ryanair / Easyjet - Lamezia Airport, with a 45min journey by car.
Monarch Airways will fly from Gatwick London direct to Lamezia in the New Year.
Bravofly have reasonable rates from Rome,Pisa and other airports. - www.skyscanner.com
Dusseldorf - Bari - Ryanair
Frankfurt - Bari - Ryanair
Stanstead - Bari - Ryanair
Heathrow - Rome - Lamezia - Alitalia.
Flights from Rome / Milan to Lamezia, with AirOne,Easyjet, Bluexpress.
Also work noting that you can get the train from Rome - Lamezia - Ricadi ( www.sacal.it )
Also work noting that you can get the train from Rome - Lamezia - Ricadi ( www.sacal.it or www.poro.it ) with an express train due later in the year.
Carhire from the airport though EconomyCarhire or AutoEurope, for further details www.economycarhire.com.
(on-line bookings may work out cheaper)
Local Carhire is also available in Calabria.
Airport Shuttle service available for 4 passengers €50-60 one way, through our management company.
The Villa is thoroughly cleaned prior to each stay with plenty of linen and bath towels available.
Close to beach with pool. Fantastic 3 bedroom 2 bathroom villa finished to a very high standard. Floor to ceiling wardrobes & orthopaedic mattresses. Wall mounted LCD with Satellite. Washing machine.