We wanted a slice of untouched rustic Italy and found it!.
Our apartment is ideal for a beach holiday, mountain holiday in fact any type of holiday!
Entrance is via a security gate with our apartment being on the second floor No 8. Its a newly built block with air conditioning with two bedrooms, which sleeps 6 people in beautiful southern Italy available for rent throughout the year. 82 square meters with two balconies. Lounge area with satellite TV (limited English-speaking channels), tower fan, extending dining table and chairs and double sofabed. Kitchen area with electric oven, gas hob, and fridge-freezer, french doors lead to another patio with outiside furniture so you can sit and enjoy a glass of wine and watch the world go by!.
Shower room with wc, basin, bidet, shower cubicle and washing machine
The master bedroom has a large kingsize bed with a large double wardrobe and chest of drawers. French doors lead out to a large patio with BBQ and outside patio furniture . A second bedroom has twin beds with a wardrobe and cupboards. Ample street parking is available.
The apartment is a 5 minute walk to the beach and a short car drive to the beautiful town of Pizzo. Marinella has restaurants and beach bars within walking distance and also a fantastic Ice cream/coffee shop practically next door!. Also on the beach is a Lido with Swimming pool, cafe, Bar, Restaurant. Small charge for use of pool which we will refund, (receipts need to beprovided). There is a minimarket in marinella with larger supermarkets in Pizzo and also markets fish/fresh produce in the market square in pizzo.
We can also arrange a welcome pack inc bread, milk, coffee tea etc please contact us to arrange we will need 24hrs notice.
There is so much to do and see in the region we've only touched the surface but we have detailed just a few items. Please dont hesitate to contact us if you require further information.
Pizzo dates back from the 12th century, and as you stroll around Pizzo you notice the charm and character that this unspoilt place has to offer. The tiny cobbled stone streets with their romantic stone houses, ornate monuments and fountains, tiny shops, both old and new a mixture of traditional life.
As you enter the piazza de republican 'the square of the people', you can see and feel the vitality and atmosphere that the properties in Pizzo hold. As you casually sip you coffee 'espresso o cafe' and savor your ice cream 'tartufo' the locally renowned delicacy from this area you realize you are on holiday. The views from the square are exquisite, you can view the marina and harbor, the maritime museum, churches and the most famous 'fountain of commercial' and beautiful apartments looking over the piazza. There are 8km of clear white sandy beaches and crystal clear waters to the East of the piazza. Pizzo has its own national monument, the castle of Murat. The fortress now houses the museum and library of napoleon and Murat memorabilia.See the most famous of Pizzo's Ice Cream IL TARTUFO being prepared by the artist Morino and his brother Raffaele at Chez Toi Gelateria in Pizzo. Pizzo is a favourite holiday destination with Italians in July and August. During this time Pizzo is lively, buzzing with festivals, parties and markets. Visit outside of these months and you'll find quiet beaches and a calmer atmosphere.
boat Trips - Mini cruises to the Aeolian Isles depart from the port of Vibo Marina/Tropea/Capo Vaticano around 7:00am or 14.00 (Stromboli by night). On this daily trip you get to visit Stromboli, the famous active volcano plus Lipar. Arrive back at Tropea around 19:15pm, a day well spent, don't forget to bring your camera and savour those magic moments, you can also hike up stromboli, this is a beautiful place certainly reccomended.
Lakes and Mountains
Not only are you by the sea, we are also an hour away from the mountains and lakes of the Sila National park.The Sila houses the eponymous National Park. Camigilatello is a classical alpine village, a great spot for exploring amazing densely wooded areas during the summer; if you enjoy hiking then you will love the 3 mile climb up to Monte Botte Donato and take in the breath taking views of the Ionian and Tyrhennian seas. We can also organise walking trips, please contact us for further details.
Skiing - In the winter months there is skiing available .The main Ski resorts in the Sila are palumbsila, Camigilatello "THE Pagliari" (Fago del Soldato), "KNIGHT-Botte Donato" (LORICA) & Gambarie in the Aspromonte national park. The season can start from November right through to the end of February and with slopes as long as 7km in length, it is a great experience for both advanced and intermediate skiers alike. Be sure to sample some of the local freshwater fish and, in fall, the abundant wild mushrooms. And if there's time, take a side trip to Taverna, where the church of San Domenico houses seven paintings by Calabria's most famous artist, Mattia Preti.
A modern 2 bedroom, apartment sleeps 6 people in beautiful southern Italy. The apartment is a 5 minute walk to the beach and a short drive to the historic town of Pizzo & 20 mins drive from airport.