The apartment 'Frantoio' was originally an oil mill, on the ground floor of an ancient house. The space has been completely remodeled (June 2014) and transformed into a comfortable residence. Its owners live upstairs during the summer months (usually June-Sept.).
There are: two bedrooms (one with a double and one with two single beds), 1 bath, a kitchen and a spacious living room (in which the old stones of the mill have been preserved). The living room is overlooking a Mediterranean garden where one may enjoy sitting and dining.
Gagliato is a small hilltown village in the region of Calabria (400 meters elevation) 10 minutes away (by car) to the resort town of Soverato, overlooking the Ionian Sea. If you like to be away from the summer heat and the crowd, in a private, clean, cool and quiet rural setting, and yet be very close to many sandy beaches and the crystal clear waters of the Ionian sea you will enjoy this place.
Gagliato offers the basic: a small supermarket, a good, popular restaurant/pizzeria, a bar. You can find more shopping options and attractions in Soverato and, a little farther away, Catanzaro, the region's main city.
Since 2007 Gagliato has been hosting an international Nanotechnology conference in the month of July. For more info, check 'NanoGagliato' on your search engine.
Gagliato is served by the local public transit. However, guests should plan to rent a car during their stay, to facilitate moving around (rentals available at Lamezia Airport, 50 mins. away).
Free parking is provided in the garden of the main house.
If you wish to have a restful and relaxing holiday in Calabria, a beautiful region in Southern Italy which is not usually on the map of American tourists, this is a good place to be.