Apartment | 1 bedrooms | sleeps 6
This is a spacious one bedroom apartment on the first floor overlooking the pool with background views of the mountains. It is located within the new San Lucido Beach Resort complex with two pools, tennis courts (floodlit), childrens' play area and a small football area.
There is direct access from the resort site to a fantastic huge white sandy beach about 100m from the apartment with various beach facilitites.
And for pilgrimage/Contemplation the Sanctuary of St Francis of Paola (15mins) is in the hills overlooking Paola. http://www.mediocratitour.it/doc/paola_sanctuary_eng.pdf
|Size||Sleeps up to 6, 1 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Beside Apartment 100 m|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest Amenities||2 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Lamezia Terme (45 mins).http://www.sacal.it/. 50 km, Nearest railway: San Lucido - local trains only - 3km; Paola - int 3 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||DVD player, Staffed property|
|General||Air conditioning, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Utilities||Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer|
|Rooms||1 bedroom, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||2 Sofa beds, Double beds (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
Southern Italy region
Calabria is in the very South of Italy being effectively its toe, facing across to Sicily. It is a mountainous, upland region of unspoilt scenery providing easy access to its interior and surrounded by a coastline with miles of sandy beaches and rocky coves. Pace of life in Calabria is much more relaxed than in more northern regions of Italy. An area for 'a get away from it all' holiday.
Part of ancient Magna Grecia it has been ruled by Greeks, Romans, and Normans among many others over the centuries who all left evidence of their time in placenames, archaeological remains of ancient towns, buildings and even the wonderful Centro Storico of San Lucido and of course the wonderfull 'Bronzes of Riace' (5th century BC Greek statutes) in Reggio Calabria's museum.
In addition to the beaches it can provide an extensive range of outdoor activities - walking, hiking, horse riding and skiing (winter) in the mountains of the Sila and Aspromonte.
San Lucido Cosenza
San Lucido sits on a rocky out-crop almost on top of the Tyrrhenian Sea. Known as “The Jewel of the Sea” San Lucido's unique positioning provides wonderful views from all areas of the town, an atmospheric place to spend your days and evenings and a real sense of community for you to interact with local people.
San Lucido's beaches provide a wealth of variety for visits to the sea. From the wide sandy beaches of the south (including the beach to which this apartment has access) through the rocky outcrops ideal for snorkelling to the wide, shallow lagoons ideal for families, you are never far from the ideal beach for you. The most prominent of these are in Tropea 90 mins drive or Capo di Vaticano 90 mins drive. Tropea can also be reached by train from San Lucido 2 hrs. Beaches on the east coast are also accessible by way of Catanzaro 90 mins
On the landward side the tree clad mountains 'sweep down' to the sea and in themselves provide scope for other outdoor activities.
The town itself is serviced by a multitude of restaurants, pizzerias, ice cream parlours, coffee bars and bars, most of which stay open throughout the year. The 'Centro Storico' is a delight. It resonates with an atmosphere of tranquil calm. The narrow cobbled streets are lined with shops, bars and restaurants, all of which will give you the welcome you expect and deserve when visiting this wonderful town.
On clear days, at the top of the town, clear views of the Aeolian Islands are visible and from this standpoint it is easy to envision what the inhabitants of San Lucido must have witnessed over centuries as Greek, Roman, Byzantine, French, Spanish, Arabic and Turkish empires competed for control of the "toe" of the Italian peninsula.
Needless to say, San Lucido's history is expansive and it pre-dates the Romans and even the Greeks. San Lucido was inhabited by the "Bruti", a native tribe who battled the Greeks and then joined them in fighting to keep out the Romans. The name "San Lucido" itself, takes from a monk who inhabited the town's monastery. The literal meaning of "Lucido" is "lucid" and important religious monuments are an important part of the cultural landscape throughout the town.
Local Service: Small supermarket about 5 mins towards San Lucido. San Lucido has shopping facilities (supermarket), hotel, restaurants, cafes, take away pizzeria, banks, cash machines, post office, internet cafe and church. Major shopping centres are within an hour's drive in Paola 15 mins. Cozensa 40 mins and Due Mare outside Lamezia Terme 60 mins. The nearest Lidl store is in Cetraro Marina 20k.
San Michele Golf Club (30 km) (9 holes Yardage 2564 yards par 35. Località Bosco, 8/9, 87022 Cetraro (CS) Phone(s): +(39) 0982 91012 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting +(39) 0982 91012 FREE end_of_the_skype_highlighting).
Porto D'Orra Golf Club (90 km) (9 Holes; Yardage: 6220; SSS: 70 PB 102, 88063 Catanzaro Lido Tel : (0961) 791045 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting (0961) 791045 FREE end_of_the_skype_highlighting 9km north of Catanzaro Lido on the coast).
Feudo Montalto Golf Club. This 9 hole course is in in Limbadi, a small town near Capo Vaticano and Tropea, the best known seasides of Calabria.
San Lucido 2km station 3km. Paola 7km / 10 mins. Amantea 21km / 20 mins. Cetraro Marina 30km / 30 mins. Cosenza 35km / 40 mins. Diamante 48km / 50 mins / Lamezia Terme 60km / 60 mins. Catanzaro Marina (for east coast beaches 91km / 90 mins. Pizzo 80km / 90 mins. Tropea 100km / 110 mins. Villa S. Giovanni (for Sicily) 180km / 2 hours. Naples 290km / 4 hours 30 mins. Rome 500km / 6 hrs.
Local Service: Small supermarket about 5 mins on road towards San Lucido. San Lucido has shopping facilities (supermarket), hotel, restaurants, cafes, take away pizzeria, banks, cash machines, post office, internet cafe and church. Major shopping centres are within an hour's drive in Paola 15 mins. Cozensa 40 mins and Due Mare outside Lamezia Terme 60 mins. The nearest Lidl store is in Cetraro Marina 20k.
There are two spas close at hand providing a wide range of treatments at Terme Caronte about 45 mins south, near Lamezia Terme.88046 Lamezia Terme CZ, Italy, 0968 437180 and at Terme Luigiane about 30 mins north. Thermal Luigiane Loc - 87020 Acquappesa (CS) P. Iva: 00122440787.
Indoor Activities -Ten Pin Bowling in Amantea 15 mins. Due Mare 40 mins. near Lamezia Terme on Catanzaro Road.
Boat trips - from Cetraro (30 min drive) to the Aeolian/Lipardi Islands of Stromboli, Lipari, Vulcano and others.
Sicily is accessible via Villa San Giovanni (2 hours) and a ferry to Messina.
Outdoor Activities - Walking, hiking, climbing, canoeing, horse riding, mountain biking, bird watching can be enjoyed locally on the hills and the quiet roads above San Lucido or in the Sila, Pollina and Aspromonte National Parks which are all within easy reach. Sila about 75mins. Pollina about 90 mins. Aspromonte about 90 (This Park has numerous species such as the Wolf, the Peregrine, the Eagle Owl, and the Goshawk, and the rare Bonbelli eagle and tropical fern Woodwardia radicans are to be found in the park).
Mountain Biking - In the Sila Piccola for 50 km, beginning at Villaggio Palumbo, on the shores of Lake Ampollino, through the woods of Sila Piccola, crosses the mountain of Gariglione to the Villaggio Mancuso.
Skiing in the winter months in either of the three ski resorts near San Lucido.
Ciricilla 1 hour 30 mins.
Camigliatello Silano, 1hr 10 mins drive, 70km from San Lucido. It has 2 ski lifts, is a very picturesque, unspoilt and environmentally protected area in the Sila National Park. It has an impressive 397m (1302 feet) of vertical descent. It has 4 pistes, cross country trails and a sledging area built around the summit of Monte Curcio which rises to 1788m. The two main down hills run for 2km and 2.4km respectively and are mostly suitable for beginners and intermediates, also suitable for snowboarding.
Lorica has a summit of 1928m, 2 lifts, 3 pistes and a vertical drop of over 500m, It also has cross country trials and is situated in Sila, as above. The slopes here are situated in Hell Valley and these are used for the Italian national skiing cup.
How to get there
Airports at Lamezia Terme 45 mins. Naples 4 hours. Catania in Sicily 3 hours. Rome 6 hours.
Pilgrimage/Contemplation - Sanctuary of St Francis of Paola (15mins) in the hills overlooking Paola.