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Bergamotto Southern Italy

from £41 /night help Price for guests, Nights

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Apartment / 2 bedrooms / sleeps 6

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Apartment / 2 bedrooms / sleeps 6

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • Air conditioning
  • No pets allowed

This is authentic Italy! Shop in the local markets, sip cappuccino at the many cafes and taste all of the cakes! Buy your wine directly from the vat's, eat local food almost in Mamma's kitchen, tucked away on side streets, down little alleyways dotted all over the countryside.

Our apartment is new and part of a unique complex for the area, there are 90 units, all two bedroom with a common large pool, the community is gated.The neighbours are from Scotland, England and Ireland, they are friendly and helpful and thrilled to be at their place in the sun! They will give you directions and suggestions if you wish, or discover the area on your own.

The Sea, the Ionian Sea is beautiful,clean,and sparkling it is a 2 minute drive from the apartment, the beach is sandy. The local people walk the sidewalk along the beach eating locally made gelato and chatting about all local events.You will see the older men there gathered, drinking espresso and discussing the world, government and family.

There are little towns all over the hills and continuously along the coast, there is much to discover. Sicily is 2 hours away, driving, bus or train. The scenery along the drive is beautiful!! The apartment is well equipped to create a wonderful meal from the fresh market offerings,these are the type of markets that when you buy 6 fresh oranges for a euro they give you an extra one or 2, this produce is locally grown and fresh, fresh, tomatoes that tastes like tomatoes and wow are they good!

There are of course many, many restaurants in the town and along the roads around the town. There are nice, unique shops to shop and there is a mall 7 minutes driving time. This is authentic Italy, you will not find many chain stores here, only IperSpar and one McDonalds, the rest are family owned shops and stops, each unique. A car is recommended and can be hired from the airport or right at Gioiosa

Size Sleeps up to 6, 2 bedrooms
Nearest beach Gioiosa Marina 2 km
Will consider Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month)
Access Car advised
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Lamesia 120 km, Nearest railway: Gioiosa Marina 2 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages
Notes No pets allowed, Yes, smoking allowed

Features and Facilities

Luxuries DVD player, Staffed property, Sea view
Pool Shared outdoor pool (unheated)
General Central heating, Air conditioning, TV, CD player
Standard Kettle, Toaster
Utilities Cooker, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms
Furniture 1 Sofa beds, Double beds (2), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6
Other Linen provided, Towels provided
Outdoors Shared outdoor pool (unheated), Balcony or terrace, BBQ
Access Secure parking, Lift access, Suitable for people with restricted mobility, Not suitable for wheelchair users
Further details indoors

There are two bedrooms, one with a large king sized bed and the other with a queen size bed, the sofa pulls out to a bed as well. The bedroom each have wardrobes and each one has a balcony with furniture. There are outside shutters on each bedroom and once closed creates a perfect dark quiet sleeping environment.

The table in the kitchen sits 6 people comfortably and there is a complete service for 8 people, plates, bowls, cutlery, etc. There are many frying pans and pots, kitchen utensils to prepare your meals. The TV and DVD are new and there is a common share box on the main level from which you can borrow books and DVD's, of course most of the neighbours are happy to lend DVD's as well. The stereo CD is a BOSE system, for CD's or radio. The main balcony has a BBQ and seating for 4 or 6 people. The bathroom has a washer, shower and bathtub.

Further details outdoors

The grounds are maintained six days a week and the entire complex is gated. There is a very large swimming pool and there are 4 sun loungers in the apartment.

Further details

Currently there is a lift, however still waiting for the main electricity connection, which is expected at any time now. When the lifts are connected there are still 3 stairs up to the lift, so this may or may not be a problem for wheelchair access.

This is not a situation for late, late night parties. Most of the other occupants are owners and only a very few of the apartments are rented, it is very important to respect the other people on the complex.around the pool and noise (loud music) in the apartment, to ensure they can enjoy their time there as well.

The Calabria region

Southern Italy has a wonderfully mild climate, and hot in the summer months, perfect for laying around the pool or a day at the beautiful Ionian Sea. August is the hottest month in Calabria where temperatures can reach into the 40's. February is the wet month and temperatures can dip to 10 degrees C. In between the weather varies and is generally mild, most of the time you could still sit outside and enjoy a cappuccino or gelato.

Gioiosa is a small authentic town on the Ionian Sea, the other twons minutes away along the beach road all have something a little different to offer and of course they each have their own beaches. Life here is simple, it's family, it's eating homemade fresh food and it just feels good. Walk the beach walk with the locals and experience life the way it used to be. You can go along the beach road all the way to Sicily, take a ferry and discover the many unique towns that make up this very unique Island, even a trip to Mt. Etna, europe's largest active volcano.

But the area around Gioiosa is endless to discover, little towns on top of hills that you cannot believe you could get to in a car! Try Gerace, the views are unbelievable. Stop at the crazy little out of the way restaurants, sip the homemade wine, dine on Mamma's creations and enjoy the good life!

Marina di Gioiosa Ionica

My favorite places in Gioiosa are: Golosia for cappuccino or a cold beer on their outdoor patio. RicaRoka on Saturday nights. Micuicola Cantina for wines from the vat's and local cheese and sausage, the owners speak english and are very helpful, I also always buy the Bergamot face cream while I am there - it is awesome!

Micuicola Restaraunt (right on the main street) is great Friday night, live local entertainment, nice soft singing and great local food. La Cucina, in an old stone building on the left hand side of the road on the way to Rochella, really nice place. Santa Caterina up in the old town by the town square, great local food.

There are many festivals in Southern Italy and difficult to pin down, our key holder Carlos will be able to tell you if there are any festivals during your stay. I love buying the homemade soap in the market, it is not packaged it is usually in a bucket on the ground, somewhere between a milky color to a yellowish color, they sell it by the kilo, it is homemade from what is left after pressing their homemade olive oil. And speaking of homemade olive oil, you can also buy it at the market, it will not be labelled, it may be in a water bottle.

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      • 3 Years listed

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      Calendar last updated:08 Jul 2015

      Based in United States

      Languages spoken
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