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Bergamotto Southern Italy Apartment

  • 2 bedrooms
  • 6 sleeps
  • 7 nights min stay

Description from owner

Description

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

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

Location description from owner

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!

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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Key Info

  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Car advised
  • Air conditioning
  • No pets allowed

Families

  • Great for children of all ages
  • No pets allowed

Bed & bathroom

  • Bedroom 1: Super King Bed
    Bedroom 2: Double Bed
    Beds in other rooms: Sofa Bed
  • 1 Family bathroom

Amenities

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Air conditioning
  • Shared outdoor pool (unheated)
  • BBQ
  • Balcony or terrace
  • Sea view
  • Internet access
  • Central heating
  • Staffed property
  • Cooker
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Washing machine
  • TV
  • Satellite TV
  • DVD player
  • CD player
  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided

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Access

  • Parking
  • Secure parking
  • Lift access
  • Accessible for wheelchair users — please contact the owner for details before booking

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Payment
This rental can only be paid for online through Holiday Lettings using your credit/debit card or PayPal (never by bank or wire transfer).
Smoking
Yes, smoking allowed
Cancellation policy
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About the owner

Sharon J
Response rate:
75%
Calendar updated:
15 Jul 2016
Years listed:
4
Based in:
Canada

Languages spoken: English


This Apartment has 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom and sleeps 6. It’s been listed on Holiday Lettings since 21 Jun 2012. Located in Province of Reggio Calabria, the average weekly rate is £471.

The Owner has a response rate of 75% and the property’s calendar was last updated on 15 Jul 2016.

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