House | 1 bedrooms | sleeps 4
The house is at only 10 minutes from Tropea, in Capo Vaticano, in the beautiful Costa degli Dei.
On a large property (about 5000 square meters), just 2 km from the shimmering emerald green sea and the picturesque bay beach of Santa Maria di Ricadi, lies Villa Mimosa with Apartment Papavero. This beautiful holiday home in the countryside is divided into two independent apartments which are tastefully decorated and comfortable furnished. Each apartment has it its own terrace and garden. The pool in common use is at your disposal, ideal for a refreshing dip in the hot months (from june. until september open). The lovely and discreet owners live on the same property and are at your disposal if necessary. In the small town Ricadi, only about 1 km away, you will find everything you need for your daily needs. The charming small medieval town of Tropea which is reached in a few minutes invites you to stroll and shopping. An ideal holiday accommodation where you can enjoy an unforgettable beach holiday in nature.
|Size||Sleeps up to 4, 1 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Santa Maria 2 km|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month)|
|Nearest Amenities||1 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Lamezia Terme 100 km, Nearest railway: Ricadi 5 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|General||Central heating, Air conditioning, TV, Pool or snooker table, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Utilities||Cooker, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||1 bedroom, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seats for 4|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, Shared garden, BBQ|
Southern Italy region
The main tourist resort in Calabria is the sea, with a long coastline facing three seas ( Tyrrhenian, Ionian and Strait of Messina ) , a particular richness of the fish fauna Italian , in a landscape of beaches and cliffs. The lack of industrial development and the absence of big cities on most of the area has allowed us to preserve the pristine sea for a long time , and Calabria is still considered a natural paradise. The arrivals in 2007 were 1,325,825 and 242,694 Italian aliens . 
The poet Gabriele d' Annunzio called the promenade of Reggio Calabria "the most beautiful kilometer in Italy " , favored by the presence on the territory of several archaeological sites (Reggio , Locri , Taureana , Crotone, and Sybaris Scolacium just to name a few) and natural beauty that attract the interest of visitors . In recent years it has invested in the accommodation capacity of the hotel facilities , encouraging an increase in attendance in the region.
The most popular coastal resorts are : Tropea, Pizzo Capo Vaticano , Reggio Calabria, Soverato , Scilla , Scalea, Sellia Marina, Montepaone , Montauro , Copanello , Palmi , Diamond, Fiumefreddo Bruzio (one of the most beautiful villages in Italy ) , Amantea , Praia a Mare , Maritime Belvedere , Roseto Capo Spulico , Corigliano Calabro , Ciro Marina and Roccella Ionica .
In addition to the well- known coastal destinations , including The hinterland is rich in history and traditions , but also in art and culture . Among the most important cultural cities Cosenza stands out that since 2008 has been recognized as the "city of art" by the Calabria Region with a resolution aimed at highlighting the historical and artistic heritage of the city  known as the Athens of Calabria . " Fortresses, churches, cemeteries , woods and ponds are natural elements that characterize the inland areas of the provinces of Reggio , Cosenza , Catanzaro , Crotone and Vibo Valentia.
The mountain tourism grows mainly in the Sila and Aspromonte , declared National Parks, providing the necessary facilities for winter sports , especially in centers of Camigliatello , Lorica and Gambarie .
Capo Vaticano is a wide beach resort town of Tropea (VV ) , full of accommodation equipped with entertainment facilities . The promontory that takes the name reaches the maximum height of 124 meters and is made ??of a special granite, white - gray, studied all over the world for its geological features .
Of great importance is the presence of giant fern , dwarf palm on the rock " The Diver" and the existence of marine sediments of the Quaternary , which make Cape Vaticano a must for many scholars of Paleontology . The particular morphology of the area, with river valleys and deep incisions in an area with a typical terrace with steps, allows easy access to the fossiliferous strata of the Miocene .
Typical of tropical seas shells , shark teeth , corals, are associated with skeletal finds parts of continental and marine mammals . The whole area is still famous for its abundance of Clipeastri , ancient echinidi the characteristic pyramid shape now extinct.
The promontory of Capo Vaticano is situated on the coast of the Tyrrhenian coast of Calabria, in front of the Stromboli and the Aeolian Islands , separating the Gulf of St. Eufemia and Gioia Tauro , and includes the coastal area from the Bay to the Bay of Tone of Santa Maria and the foothills of Mount Poro . On the promontory is installed since 1870 a lighthouse from the cylindrical tower , building on a floor with a roof terrace .
The most picturesque bay is Grotticelle , formed by three adjacent beaches . According to a French magazine , Capo Vaticano is considered the third most beautiful beach in Italy and among the 100 most beautiful beaches in the world.
The famous Venetian writer Giuseppe Berto, after touring Italy decided to stay and live here , through some of his books " The stretch of coast that culminates in Capo Vaticano is full of history and beauty. You could call Costabella with a hint of regret and nostalgia . "
In another work , Berto wrote: "I think it's called Capo Vaticano Vatican for the same reason that a hill in Rome is named the same way: priests and soothsayers went there to peer into the future , based on the flight of birds and other things . Two hundred yards off the tip there is a rock called Mantineo , and in greek " manteuo " means communicating with the divine will . The Chief was a sacred place , and still is , in spite of everything. "
Capo Vaticano is also known as the best country in the world that produces the red onion , also known as red onion , taste particularly sweet. In fact, thanks to the substances contained in the ground " only one cultivated in Capo Vaticano is sweet " and is sought after in the domestic and international markets .
Moreover, the beautiful beaches and crystal clear waters with waters rich in fish fauna , make Capo Vaticano must for divers and Italian and foreign tourists , most notably the Germans who are attracted by a hinterland that offers typical products such as: ' Nduja of Spilsby and Pecorino del Poro .