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Excellent 5/5 6 reviews

the cathedral of Tropea

Studio | No Bedrooms | sleeps 4

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Great for children of all ages 5
  • Air conditioning
  • No pets allowed

Studio flat in the historical center of Tropea (ZTL area), in an ancient palace,

with the balcony that overlooks the beautiful square where the norman-romanic Cathedral.

Studio of 50 sqm with 4 beds: 2 beds and 2 sofa beds.

kitchen, bathroom with shower, hairdryer and washing machine, fridge, TV and a cooker.

Linen provided and Towels provided

You get to the beach down the ladders of the historic center.

Size Sleeps up to 4, Studio
Will consider Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)
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, TV, Table tennis, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available
Standard Hair dryer
Utilities Cooker, Fridge, Washing machine
Rooms 1 bathrooms of which 1 Shower rooms
Furniture 2 Sofa beds, Single beds (2), Dining seats for 5
Other Linen provided, Towels provided
Outdoors Balcony or terrace

Southern Italy region

Tropea (ancient Trapeia) is a municipality located within the province of Vibo Valentia, in Calabria (southern Italy).

The town is a famous bathing place, situated on a reef, in the gulf of St. Euphemia connected with the mainland by a narrow strip in the Tyrrhenian Sea, toward the south with respect to Vibo Valentia and northward with respect to Ricadi and Capo Vaticano.

Many villages around Tropea produce a particular quality of red onion. In Italy these onions are so famous that cipolla di Tropea ("Tropea onion" or "Tropea's onion") has become an Italian synonym for all red onions.

One of the gelaterias in town, Tonino in the Corso, even makes a red onion ice cream (as well as others based on squid ink and nduja, the local spicy salami).

Tropea

With the balcony that overlooks the beautiful square where the norman-romanic Cathedral.

In the Norman cathedral of Tropea there is a picture of Virgin Mary of Romania, of Byzantine origin, dating from around 1330.

The legend says that a boat coming from the east-Byzantine (hence the name Virgin Mary of Romania) was driven by a storm in the port of Tropea. Repaired the damage, the captain tried to leave but the ship still stood in the harbor. On the same night the bishop of the city, Ambrogio Cordova, dreamed of the Virgin Mary asking him to stay in Tropea and becoming its Protectress. The dream repeated for several nights. Eventually the bishop summoned the senior officials and the citizens, and together they went to the port to take the picture of the Virgin Mary. As soon as the painting was brought to shore the ship departed.

The Virgin Mary promised to defend the city from the pestilence, earthquakes and war, and many events that took place since then seem to testify it.

According to tradition, the Virgin Mary appeared in dream several times to the bishop, warning of an earthquake that would devastate Calabria. On the 27 March 1638 the bishop established a penitential procession, involving all the people from Tropea. Thanks to the procession an earthquake which stroke in that same day did not procure any harm to anyone.

The citizens of Tropea were also saved from the 1783 Calabrian earthquakes, much stronger and more tragic than the previous one, that affected the whole of Calabria. This event strengthened the devotion to the Virgin Mary of Romania, and the citizens of Tropea proclaimed her the patron of Tropea.

During World War II Tropea suffered a bombing, but the six bombs which fell on Tropea all fell into a hole and remained unexploded.

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Review 1-6 of 6

28 Jun 2014

5/5

"Highly-recommended beautiful place"

This apartment in the old traditional building of Palazzo Tranfo is located in the heart of historic center of Tropea right beside the ancient Cathedral. The apartment is fully equiped of everything t… More

6 Nov 2013

5/5

"Recensione Appartamento"

Premetto che vado spesso e volentieri in vacanza, struttura non troppo grande, centrale, molto pulita e curata. Ci si sente come a casa. Rapporto qualità-prezzo molto buono.. siete di fronte al Duomo… More

6 Nov 2013

5/5

"Soddisfattissima :D"

Siamo stati una settimana in vacanza a Tropea ed abbiamo scelto questo appartamento di fronte il Duomo di Tropea.. situato al primo piano di un antichissimo palazzo nobiliare nel cuore del centro stor… More

27 Oct 2013

5/5

"Siamo stati una settimana in vacanza a Tropea"

Siamo stati una settimana in vacanza a Tropea ed abbiamo scelto questo appartamento di fronte il Duomo di Tropea.. situato al Primo Piano di un antichissimo palazzo nobiliare nel cuore del centro stor… More

21 Oct 2013

5/5

"Beautiful place and very comfort stay in historical center of Tropea"

WE stayed few days in a perfect apartment located in a strict center of storical part of town. Near to shops, bars and restaurants. Just 7 minutes to the main beach. The owner helped us with everything, was very kind and made our stay superb. The apartment has everything that you need or even more. There is a kitchen and well-equiped bathroom. I would highly recommend it to couples, families or bunch of friends. We definitely want to return and rent the same place following year. Tropea is amazing!!!!!

9 Oct 2013

5/5

"Central location, clean and modern apartment in beautiful old building"

Saverio was a terrific host, easy to meet to arrange the keys, and promptly responded to any queries. Apartment was very clean and the fridge included some cold drinks, which was a lovely touch after a long journey. The apartment is very central - opposite the Duomo - and a short walk (to the long staircase) to the beach. It is above a restaurant, which can be a little noisy at night. There is no air conditioning, but a fan was provided. The apartment also has a washing machine, which is helpful for longer stays.

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  • 2 Years listed

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Calendar last updated:01 Aug 2014

Based in Italy

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  • Italian

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