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Calabrian mountain village vista

Apartment | 1 bedrooms | sleeps 4

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car not necessary
  • Air conditioning
  • No pets allowed

This property unavailable until end of DEC 2014 .

Blow away the winter blues of the Northern Hemisphere and go to a warmer climate-

Where the weather in April is already like a beautiful UK/Irish summer !

The Vista Sila apartment complex is set in a tranquil location, has a communal swimming pool(open seasonally) and it is less than one kilometre from the beach. The area is surrounded by small fruit farms and you are mingling with the friendly local Calabrase people experiencing a real Italian way of life.

Nearby are pathways suitable for walking or cycling amidst the wild flora and fauna of the area. The coastal town of Marina di Caulonia has an almost year round holiday atmosphere - plenty of traditional Italian Restaurants, Coffee houses, and Gelatarias.

This area could be described as rustic in ambiance but is typical in its friendly Calabrian athmosphere and sets the clock back many decades which is part of its charm and hospitality for the discerning holidaymaker

It is also close to some of Calabrias Greek Temple remains and Medieval hilltop towns.

Size Sleeps up to 4, 1 bedrooms
Nearest beach Caulonia Lungomare 1 km
Will consider Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car not necessary
Nearest Amenities 500 m
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Lamezia 120 km, Nearest railway: Roccella 10 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 Air conditioning, CD player
Standard Kettle, Iron
Utilities Cooker, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 1 bedroom, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms
Furniture 1 Sofa beds, Single beds (2), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 2
Other Linen provided, Towels provided
Outdoors Balcony or terrace, Shared garden
Access Parking
Further details indoors

One double bedroom, one sofa bed, gas hob with electric oven, washing machine, air-conditioning, bathroom including power shower and towels/linen/iron etc.

Further details outdoors

During the summer months in particular the town has a lively vibe which caters to all ages with a lively beach area full of local restaurants providing excellent food,live entertainment and a fun area for children.

There is a weekly street market on a Saturday morning with a wide range of fashion/clothes at discount prices.

The town has good transport links and is on a rail line going south to Reggio Di Calabria and northwards towards Catanzaro.

The Federico bus service also goes through the town with the local fare approx €1 per journey. Coach tours are also available to the local Calabrian sites of Gerace/Locri/Scilla/Reggio di Calabria/Tropea/Pizzo.Childrens Park with slides plus football facilities also public park nearby.ATM 200 meters.

Further details

Review:

"The time we had in Calabria was truly fantastic. I wish I could have stayed longer.The weather was perfect, food beautiful and not expensive, people very friendly and helpful and really appreciated us trying to speak Italian (poco poco :)).Got few funny stories to tell. For example, it is hilarious how when you ask a very simple question in your broken Italian, you get 5 min answer, and it is obvious from your face expression that you are not getting a single word but it doesn't stop them from talking and trying to help you.I loved Caulonia, village feel to it, being away from all the tourists and living the life as Italians do.We went to Roccella and Caulonia Superiore. Both truly unmissable. Got some really good photos too."Anita London/Poland

Southern Italy region

Calabria once part of Magna Greca a culturally rich region with diverse/history/ language/ culinrary origins from the rest of Italy make this region attractive for the discerning holidaymaker.

Ideal for family and beach type holidays primarily because of the friendly nature of the Calabrase people.

On the eastern (inland) side, lie the Sila Mountains and forests. This area is covered by the Calabria National Park, a wetland habitat and home to wildfowl.

Aspromonte - the southernmost tip of Italy's peninsula, has spectacular mountain walking and scenery.

Calabrian cuisine is similar to that of Campania,with more of the Greek about it. Untypically Italian ingredients may be honey, almonds, figs, aubergine. Pork features, as does pasta and strong cheeses such as mature ricotta, provolone and pecorino. You're likely to taste ginger (zenzero) and chilli.

Calabria makes nice white wines try the Ciro label and for the reds try Bivonge.

On the very toe of Italy, facing Sicily across the Strait of Messina, lies Reggio di Calabria. This is the provincial capital and the largest town in Calabria. There is a prettily restored seafront and promenade gazing at Messina and Sicily across the Strait. Drive round to the Ionian Coast and the coastline gets more rugged.

The villages have a distinct flavour of Greece, with whitewashed walls and a cuisine that owes much to those ancient invaders from across the Ionian Seas. There are many Greek and Roman remains, and untouched beaches.

Caulonia

Giannis bar on Caulonias Lungomare under the night sky- looking out on the still Ionian Sea. Restaurants are: La Chatarita (on the Lungomare)Palma d,Ore( in the hills) and Da Aurelio (on the piazza). Coffee Houses include the Moonlite Bar, Paradice Bar(Rocco your host), Cafe Angelo, Planet Bar.

As budget restaurants we have the Cafe Mimmo and San Suci. Orient Express English Tea room-owner roasts his own Coffee blends for sale and is also a Tea specialist.

Roccella Marina and beach area 5k away very attractive with boats and motor cruisers,woodland and Pizzereias.

This nearby town of Roccella is well worth a visit to sample its unique nightime open-air atmosphere and perhaps take in the world famous Roccella Jazz Festival in August. The Piazza around Bar Roma is special. Try Speedy Pizza Restaurant nearby for a budget evening. Lido di Stella Restaurant on Roccella Lungomare is excellent. Also in August Caulonia Superiore hosts a Tarrentella Festival in the Medieval town situated on a hill approx 10k meters from the apartment.

Try La Collanade Restaurant or La Bella Vista Bar in old Caulonia Superior. You can buy wine in the supermarket in central Marina di caulonia for 99c per bottle.Bottle of beer 1€ in many bars.

Must see:Gerace:Caulonia Superiore medieval Hilltop Towns.

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