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Recent Calabria reviews

  • Charming place with a view on old Scalea and the sea

    "We spent 1 week in Scalea in this nice appartment (nothing missing, well furnished) It has a nice view on the old Scalea and on some of the mountains. A great place to stay for those wanting to discover the National park of Pollino."
    Guest: flafla Date of Stay: September 2013 Review Submitted: October 14, 2013
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  • Southern Italy Adventure, "THE CLIFF HOUSE", Capo Vaticano, Calabria, Italy

    "The property owner, Alessandra is an absentee owner, lives in NY, but keeps on top of things and has an excellent back-up staff near the property....We were met at pre-arranged location in front of Villa by Nino Paganini, a neighbor and the Owner's Supervisor for THE CLIFF HOUSE....He proved to be most helpful and genuinely cared about making our stay very pleasant and comfortable....The Villa is on a 20 acre compound with a total of 4 residences enclosed by fencing, shrubs and a sheer cliff....The other residences are not visible from The Cliff House...A beautiful view of the volcano Stromboli is straight ahead as you sit and enjoy the sights and sounds of the Sea just below you....The small, isolated beach is just beneath the back patio, just a little over 400 steps down on a private stairway, shared with the other 3 residences....We were a group of 8, 4 couples on the wrong side of 65 on a 3 week adventure.....We began in Sicily and drove, 2 rental cars, to THE CLIFF HOUSE with excellent directions provided by the owner....We were met on our arrival and given the grand tour by Nino, who answered our questions and made suggestions, in a mixture of Italian and English, but was understood....2 couples in Main Residence, 1 couple each in Pool House and Guest House...The photos of the Villa give a good representation of the property, which was very clean and well maintained for an older property....The views are spectacular!..We would definitely recommend this property to our friends and relatives.....Some of our day trips: These are a must....SCILLA, just a little south of the Villa, on the coast...TROPEA, A jewel just north on the coast....Best Gelato!.......PIZZO, north of Tropea, Birthplace of the Tartufa....SORIANO, inland. Tour St. Dominic's Cathedral and monastery ruins, built in the 1500's, damaged by the massive earthquake of 1908....Half of the adventure of this little town is getting there!....All in all, a good property that is quiet, peaceful, and breathtaking scenery.....A jewel on the coast of Calabria, THE CLIFF HOUSE"
    Guest: Don D. Date of Stay: April 2014 Review Submitted: April 24, 2014
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Gioia Tauro Travel Tips

Explore Gioia Tauro From Gioia Tauro Vacation Rentals

Just north in the Calabria region, Gioia Tauro is a must-stay spot for any Italian tourist. A maritime community, continuously inhabited for more than 2500 years, it has grown into the second largest commercial and industrial port bordering the Mediterranean Sea and is a seaside town defined by its simplicity and quaint atmosphere.

Make Time for Sightseeing Around Gioia Tauro Vacation Rentals

Gioia Tauro may not be flush with historical footprints of other Italian villages and towns in the Calabria region because seismic activity has taken its toll on many ancient buildings that once stood here. Still, starting out from your Calabria villas, you can follow the winding medieval streets and gaze upon a number of Baroque style buildings made with ornamented portals and windows. In addition, in Petra's Quarter, the ruins of a Roman Villa and the ruins of a necropolis more than 2,000 years old are destination spots for historical sightseeing.

Enjoy the Beaches Through Gioia Tauro Accommodations

Taking advantage of Gioia Tauro vacation rentals can put you in prime position to enjoy some of Italy's best beaches. During the summer months, the beach at Gioia Tauro is a hot spot for several lidos. At these lidos, you can enjoy coffee, drinks or even lunch in small cafes. Many lidos house recreational areas for volleyball and other sports, and some rent paddle boats by the hour that you can use to embark upon the waves of the Mediterranean.

Use Gioia Tauro Accommodations as Home Base for Day Trips

Considering Gioia Tauro vacation rentals is a smart option because every Gioia Tauro vacation rental is a good place to stay for the tourist who wants to embark on day trips throughout southern Calabria. A trip into Sicily is even an option because ferries come and go from eastern Sicily, just south of Gioia Tauro.

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