About the home
The apartment is ideally located to capture both the sweeping mountain landscape and the panoramic views of the Ancient Town of Tropea and its Marina, all these vistas are set against the majestic volcano of Stromboli and the crystal clear waters of this magnificient coastline. Set in beautiful gardens with infinity pool/jacuzzi and relaxation area, this is the ideal location to relax and unwind.
Leading from the comfortable lounge of the apartment is the balcony ideal for al-fresco dining with spectacular views of the sea and Stromboli . The apartment is light and airy with high cielings and offers plenty of space for couples to relax and unwind - a sofa bed is provided at no additional cost for couples with perhaps two small children. The beds can be used as a large double or two singles. Newly fitted bathroom and fully equipped kitchen also with spectacular views.
Just two minutes down the mountain you will find the small village of Parghelia with shops selling freshly baked bread,locally produced vegetables/fruit and wines, there are also several small Restaurants and Bars for you to try.
Tropea is a large historical, traditional fishing town which is only 5 minutes from the apartment. Magnificent buildings interlaced with winding cobbled streets leading to beautiful town squares where you can sit with a drink and take in the atmosphere of this unique place. Eating out in one of the many excellent restaurants or simply exploring the traditional shops and markets is truly an enjoyable experience.
A must do whilst in Tropea is to visit one many cliff top viewing areas where you can look out over the sea and admire the famous little church of Santa Maria dell'Isola.
Why not take a walk round the harbour where you can buy fresh fish from the local fishermen. You can also book trips from here to many of the nearby Islands including the famous active volcano of Stromboli which is an amazing experience especially at night. Tropea is surrounded by excellent safe clean award winning beaches some of which offer a wide range of water sports including diving and boat hire.
The apartment makes a great base from which you can visit many other interesting locations - highly recommended is a visit to Gerace which is a magnificent 15th century fortified mountain top village - an absolute gem and a photographers dream, just one hours drive through magnificent mountainous scenery.
Pizzo is another place well worth a visit and only twenty minutes away from Tropea .The medieval origins of this little fishing town are obvious when you wander through its narrow streets full of ancient houses looking out over the fantastic sea views.
If you wish you can also visit Sicily - A short ferry crossing from the main port of Reggio Calabria
|Size:||Sleeps up to 4, 1 bedroom|
|Nearest beach:||PARGHELIA, 1km|
|Will consider:||Corporate lets|
Nearest amenities: 1km
|Family friendly?||Suitable for children of all ages|
Suitable for people with restricted mobility
|Notes:||No pets allowed|
No smoking at this property
|Luxuries:||Jacuzzi / Hot tub, DVD player, Staffed Property, Sea view|
|Pools:||Shared outdoor pool (heated), Childrens pool|
|General:||Air conditioning, TV, CD player, Telephone, Fax|
|Standard:||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities:||Clothes dryer, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms:||1 Bedroom, 1 family bathroom|
|Furniture:||Sofabeds (1), Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seating for 4, Lounge seating for 4|
|Other:||Linen and towels provided|
|Outdoors:||Shared outdoor pool (heated), Balcony / Terrace, Shared garden, BBQ|
Further details indoors:
Fully equipped kitchen
Comfortable Lounge area
Double Sofa Bed/ Cots available on request
Twin Beds which can be used as a double
Bathroom with Toilet, Bidet and Shower
TV and DVD
Balcony with lounge and dining furniture - sea views
Plenty of wardrobe space
Games and Reading material
Quality Bed Linen and Towels
Hospitality packages upon request
Further details outdoors:
Substantial beautiful gardens
Sizeable Balcony and Terrace area - lounge and dining furniture - sea views
Infinity pool and jacuzi
Outdoor shower area
Reclining Sun Loungers
Reception area with internet and telephone access
Security - 24 hours
Launderette and Drying area
English/Italian speaking representative to meet you and assist if required
Smoking allowed - only on Balcony
Suitable for couples or family with maximum 2 small children
pool available from may to end of september
TV for use with DVD
Smoking permitted but only on the balcony
Breakages - Rufundable deposit of 100 euro required on arrival - to be refunded two weeks of your departure subject to satisfactory inspection.
25% of Rental fee due on reservation of booking, the balance is due 30 days prior to your arrival
The Southern Italy / Calabria region
This area consits mostly of the Aspromonte mountain range. Its valleys, gorges and massive craggy peaks dwarfe the little towns lodged on its slopes and along its magnificent coastline. Experience the real Italy - local food and traditions. Relax and enjoy the experience of award winning beaches by day, al-fresco dining by night in Parghelia or Tropea.
Visit the many towns and villages just a short dive away from Tropea ,such as Stilo Calabria famous for La Cattolica a terracotta coloured Byzantine chapel, or Gerace another must see medieval Village, where you can spend hours sitting in the sun in the piazza in front of the cathedral, Wild flowers poke up between the old cobbles, goats wander by while the odd tiny Fiat 500 might squeeze into sight from some narrow adjacent alley.
For the more adventurous a walk in the little town of Gambarie set on the side of the Aspromonte mountain. Here you can walk among pinewood and admire the views over the Straits of Messina to Sicily.
The Tropea area
Tropea is a beautiful historical town set in a stunning location - famous for its award winning beaches, quality restaurants and bars- alfresco dining and fun nights out.
Attractions include the many medieval buildings and architecture - A photographers dream
Visit Stromboli and see up close and personal this active volcano .Boat Trips available throughout the season
Take part in the many water sports on offer, boat hire and diving is also available
This is a wonderful way to experience the real Italy
How to get there
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Ryan Air offer Direct Flights from the Uk from Stanstead four days per week
Monarch Airlines direct from Gatwick
AIitalia direct fromHeathrow
Indirect flights with EasyJet /Jet 2 and Ryan Air via Milan, Rome or Naples from all Uk Airports.
Some other Airlines include
Other service providers are available check your local flight enquirie web sites for details and availability
The apartment and Tropea is only 45 minutes drive from the Lamezia Terme Airport.
Car Hire is advisable and if booked prior to arrival is relitavely inexpensive and readily available for pick up from all airports
I suggest travelsupermarket.com or any of the other car hire web sites
Alternatively you can use the excellent train service operating from Rome/ Naples/Bari and Lamezia running direct to Tropea look up on www.trenitalia.com
Activities near Tropea
Golf within 30 mins drive
Rural / countryside retreats
Beach or lakeside relaxation
13 Mar 2013
Thank you for letting us use your lovely apartment in Marasusa
The weather was lovely 28C and apart from an overnight rain storm the sun shone bright every day - which is great for October. We explored the area and managed to find many wonderful beaches - the sea is so blue and clear and the people very friendly - its a great time to visit not many tourists around.
The apartment is really lovely and the views from the balcony just amazing - we enjoyed a few glasses of wine watching the sunset. You provided so many little extra's which we really appreciated and we found the apartment to be very comfortable and homely - the room is bright and airy with high cielings and there was a nice breeze coming in from the balcony so we had no need to use the air conditioning( although it is provided). - just right for us to chill and relax in after a long day out. The beds are very comfortable and the linen and towels good quality. The booking process is very simple and the Meet and Greet service provided is very good.
Marasusa is a very beautiful place with stunning views and lovely gardens - we enjoyed a walk down into Parghellia the sleepy little village at the bottom of the mountain - there are some lovely little cafe bars and a couple of family run restaurants serving lovely food at very reasonable prices.
Tropea is amazing full of atmosphere and history a great place for a lively night out - we found some very good restaurants and bars and it is not over priced as some of the more well known places in Italy - and the people more friendly
A car or motor scooter is advisable as there are so many lovely places to visit.
We had an AMAZING holiday and we wish you well and thank you again for the Marasusa experience. Looking forward to next time.
22 Oct 2012
We had a wonderful time in your apartment.
The apartment is small but perfectly formed and it was very clean and very welcoming!
The views of sunset over the Sicilian Islands and Stromboli... more
17 Aug 2012
The whole booking process was simple.
Lorraine, the agent in Italy was very efficient and made us very welcome. Nothing was too much trouble for her and her team.
We had a lovely fortnight here. The weather was fantastic.
The apartment is compact but has everything you could possibly need in terms of equipment and comfort. Our son joined us for a week and whilst it was tight we managed. It is perfect for two people.
The views from the apartment are stunning and the complex itself is very well cared for. The gardens are superb.
We enjoyed the use of the beautiful pool too.
There is plenty to do around and about but you do need a car. The hill to the nearest village would be too much of a climb having purchased the morning bread!
Tropea is a great town for wandering around and there are many good eating places for the evenings there.
A trip to Stromboli is a must. We even managed a long day to Sicily to see Mt Etna too. There are plenty of places to visit and the beaches are lovely but you have to get there early to park in the height of season anyway.
A great fortnight and I am sure we will return.
Philip & Kathryn
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|Prices for group size 2|
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|1 Nov 12||1 Mar 13||£ 250||-||-||1 Week|
|1 Mar 13||1 May 13||£ 300||-||-||5 Nights|
|1 May 13||1 Jul 13||£ 350||-||-||5 Nights|
|HIGH||1 Jul 13||1 Sep 13||£ 400||-||-||5 Nights|
|1 Sep 13||1 Oct 13||£ 350||-||-||5 Nights|
|1 Oct 13||1 Nov 13||£ 300||-||-||5 Nights|
|1 Nov 13||1 Jan 14||£ 250||-||-||5 Nights|
|Prices for group size 4|
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|1 Nov 13||1 Jan 14||£ 250||-||-||5 Nights|
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