3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms,sleeps 8
- english, russian, italian
About Cristian Buttafuoco
The owner of this property is Cristian Buttafuoco manager and owner ot the estate agency Immobiliare Buttafuoco that was established in 2007. Over the past year Immobiliare Buttafuoco has gained a reputation for straightforward transactions and has been successful in being instructed on several good quality, local developments. The local community has also supported us with other properties, building plots and renovation projects, with the emphasis being on completed properties and those under construction. Immobiliare Buttafuoco is here to help you find the best possible holiday/second home, investment property/opportunity in and around Tropea that fits your requirements and your budget. If we don't have what you want, we can probably find it. Immobiliare Buttafuoco also has the benefits of knowing many local contacts including a wide range of trustworthy local trades people, competent builders and suppliers. Because the area is very quiet and the location is fantastic.It's close to all the services. What makes this villa unique Great sea view,quiet place,fresh in the night when it's very hot and close to the centre.
Why Cristian Buttafuoco chose Tropea
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Quiet Tropea House
We spent a week at this property in early July 2015 - 2 adults and 2 teenage kids. The other reviews posted here are spot on. The house is a newer home, well appointed and it has a terrific view of the city of Tropea. The house has a lovely garden with lemon trees and roses. Cristian was a wonderful host as was his family who drove us to town when needed but also made a number of fabulous lunches for us. Tropea itself is a small coastal town with many great restaurants, a beautiful beach and lots todo and see. Having been to other parts of Italy before, I would highly recommend Calabria as a destination.
very nice house and exelent service!
We had a very nice stay. nice location, but you have to walk 15 minutes to get to the beach. nice clean house, with a very nice garden. Cristian was an excellent host.
Location, location, location and comfort
We are frequent visitors to Italy, but had never stayed before in Calabria. We chose well by selecting Tropea - a delightful town with much to do and see in the immediate vicinity, and similarly many interesting places to visit. AND we selected accommodation perfect for our stay.
The house was ideal for the needs of the four of us, and was well fitted out which enabled us to prepare our meals when we chose to eat in. The views from the house are fantastic, and the grounds afford excellent outdoor eating options. The walk to and from the town is steep but pleasant.
Cristian and his family are excellent hosts. Nothing was too much trouble and they were able to provide any amount of information about the area. Information that one could not necessarily obtain from guide books.
We thoroughly recommend the house for a visit.
Thank you really much from me and my family.
A wonderful week in a beautiful place
I spent the last week of May in this villa with my brother and his 3 adult sons, twins of 22 and a boy of 25 . We had all arrived in Tropea wanting a relaxing week ,escaping from very busy lives .The photos of the place really are accurate and do it justice .The villa was very comfortable , clean and well equipped .It was also quite spacious which suits 5 adults .Cristian the owner , lives next door with his parents and brother .He speaks good English and was very charming and so helpful , giving us all the information we needed , whether,it was do with food shopping , the best beaches or the best bars/ reataurants to visit .. Cristian was very kind to the boys , taking them snorkelling one day and lending them his equipment .Even though the family live next door , they gave us 100 % privacy .The real bonus of this place is its position ., and its garden . It is elevated above the town , only 5 mins away but quiet and private .The garden was just lovely with sunbeds, chairs , tables etc and a wonderful covered dining area that we used for breakfast and dinner most nights . One of the boys is a professional chef and he was delighted to cook using local produce and make use of the facilites which the family were most obliging in preparing , for him .He used the barbeque and the outside pizza oven . In fact we asked the family to join us for dinner that night and we all enjoyed not only fresh pizza from the oven but Cristian's mothers delicious pasta and melanze , and his brother Simones homenade strawbery ice cream. .
The beach is probably 5 mins walking down steps from the town and it was clean and the sea was aquamarine and lovely to swim in .The steps back up are fine for the young but you need to be fit if you are older .We often walked down and someone would drive so we all got a lift back . I think you do need a car. The train station is 5 mins from the house and we went to Pizzo one day to visit the famous stone grotto , which was quite beautiful , all the altars and statues are carved out of the cliff , well worth a visit . . There are many places to eat , and cafes to drink , and gelato to eat .The main town has many places to choose from .We ate out twice , both excellent ,La Boeme and Il Vecchio Forno ,the latter fanatstic value .
I would highly recommend this property , the place and the family were delightful and we all will return .Also it was very good value .Calabria is much cheaper than other parts of Italy .
Tropea - a jewel in a crown
Tropea - a jewel in a crown
We have just returned from a late October break in Tropea with a family of 5, and have felt compelled to write this review because we had such an amazing time.
Having never ventured this far south of Italy, not sure what to expect but it beat our expectations in so many ways - the apartment, the host, the weather, the scenery, the town, the people, even Ryanair!
The apartment is set on the hillside overlooking Tropea so has good views of the sea and the rooftops of the town - you can see Stromboli volcano out to sea from the garden. The apartment slept our 5 very easily, and could sleep more using different configurations. It was clean, bathrooms modern, and the kitchen provided all the required equipment (although I must confess we ate out every night but one). The hot water was very hot and the cold water was cold, all bed linen & towels were provided - what more could you want?
The secure wi-fi (the owner provides the security code upon arrival) proved very helpful for the teenager daughter to keep in touch with friends.
Ok - the fact that you have the great views from the hillside means you are reasonably high up which means walking the 10 minutes into Tropea involves quite a steep walk back so you soon get used to behaving like the locals and driving it!
The apartment sits high up above a main road (so it’s there but you cant’t see it, and noise very minimal during the day and virtually non-existent in the late evening/night), which makes getting anyway very convenient. More of a positive than a negative in my opinion.
Cristian, the host, was very kind and a great source of local information - where to eat (there were so many restaurants open still), when and where the local markets were etc etc. And living next door aways meant he was available if we needed him (which we never did, but it was reassuring).
We were very surprised about the weather - it was hot enough to be on the beach every day and to be swimming in the sea. Evenings got cool quite quickly so you needed a warm pully.
Tropea is a lovely place - the scenery dramatic with the cliffs, friendly locals and hardly any English menus!!! Made us feel like real tourists!
All in all, definitely recommend Tropea, and this apartment, and we will be back very soon for a totally relaxing holiday.
Paradise in Italy
Our two week stay in August was made more enjoyable by Christian and his family.The villa has a beautiful view of the sunset and the volcano , which is well worth the night boat ride to see a live volcano,and is just far enough from the center of town to be quiet and peaceful ,but still close to all the activity and the beach.The villa is modern but has old world charm.There are many fine resturants and things to see and do in Tropea,so you can do as much or as little as you wish. The beach is wonderful and if you choose to drive to it ,and get there before 10 parking is right by the beach. Active people do not need a car ,but I would recommend one for seniors .I would visit this villa again. Pete from Canada
it is a modern structure with old world charm.
Tropea is a wonderful place where you can spend your holidays, to swim and relax. Located in a great position to Tropea is recognised as the foremost seaside resort town in Calabria. The fifteenth century Centro Storico (historic centre) is atmospheric and captivating, with superb and reasonably priced restaurants, bars and traditional shops. The Marina adds glamour to the town, and Tropea has been used in many films and TV series owing to its dramatic and scenic location. Lido culture is readily available on the many beaches, and the monastery and Isola make a stunning backdrop to a day on the beach. Summer temperatures often reach 40 degrees, with bathing on the beach starting in April and continuing well into the Autumn. For those with Google Earth, there are some excellent photo's to be viewed. Public transport is good with a pretty and frequent coastal train service, buses to Vibo and plenty of taxi's at all hours. It is not, therefore, essential to have a car. DIRECT FLIGHTS FRAM LAMEZIA TERME INTERNETIONAL AIRPORT
Please note: fantastic event with Tropea Blus Festival from 11 September to 11 October