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Capo Vaticano, Calabria
by Jesse Andrews

Church ruin above, Diamante
by Jesse Andrews

View of Pizzo
by Jesse Andrews

Looking toward Grisolia, near Cirella
by Jesse Andrews

Duomo at the Sanuario di San Fracesco di Paola

Bookings: IV Travel


Hotel and self-catering apartments - 4 star

Hotel Barbieri - This is one of our favorite places in Calabria's spectacular interior.  The hotel is a full-service, 4 star hotel with all the amenities and a very good restaurant.  The owners also own self-catering apartments in the town of Altomonte.
Hotel  - 4 star

Il Castello - This 4 star hotel just off the old center of Altomonte, is housed in an ancient castello that has been restored and renovated with particular care. Rooms are tastefully furnished and very spacious.  Great access to the historical center of the town.
B&B and Agriturismo

Agriturismo (farm) Le Farnie - Enjoy an authentic farm holiday at this certified organic farm.  You can relax and enjoy yourself or you can work side by side with the owners on the farm, in the kitchen or in their olive works producing extra-virgin oil.


Hotel  - 4 star

Hotel Delle Canne - located in the beach resort town of Amantea, this 55 room hotel has all the amenities for a wonderful and relaxing stay.  Guests can use the large pool or enjoy the private beach.  There is an American style bar and a dining room serving great food.
Hotel  - 4 star - resort village

Trevi Village - extends over an area of some 40,000 square metres, sloping down to a deep blue sea that laps gently over a sand and pebble beach. And you can always rely on perfect weather for an unforgettable, ‘sun and sea’ holiday.  Beach, pool, and great food.
Hotel  - 4 star - Bungalows - Apartments - Rooms

Borgo delle Marinella - Located just above Amantea, this structure comprises of 25 bungalows and 12 hotel rooms all with all the amenities.  Each bungalow has a kitchen complete with kitchenware.  Only 400 meters from a private beach.
Hotel  - 4 star - resort village

Hotel La Tonnara -  quality 4 star hotel close to the seaside town of Amantea (3 km), just 20 metres from the beach.  It offers comfortable air conditioned rooms with comfortable modern furnishing.  Most rooms have a sea view and furnished panoramic terraces.


Hotel Florida - a four star hotel immersed in a spectacularly green setting between the towns of Sangineto and Bonifati.    Overlooking the wild Tyrrhenian sea, this hotel offers visitors beautifully clean and bright rooms, with stunning views of the coast in either direction. 

Capo Vaticano (Tropea area)

Hotel - 4 star - apartments and cottages to rent

Hotel Cala di Volpe -  nestled in its own tropical garden set in a cove between the town of Tropea and the picturesque Capo Vaticano.  Hotel accommodation, but also standard and superior apartments and cottages.  Great amenities including pool, beach access, etc.

Hotel - 3 star

Hotel La Bussola and Restaurant - Located at Capo Vaticano near the ancient city of Tropea, La Bussola offers 24 rooms and 6 semi self-catering units.  The Giuliano family will welcome you with great Calabrian hospitality and treat you to a great vacation.
Apartments for rent - from € 390/week to € 1190/week

Agriturismo Ninea - This working farm sitting on the hills above the beaches of Vaticano, and a few kilometers from the ancient town of Tropea, has several, very comfortable self-catering apartments, a large pool, beach shuttle service and other amenities.  Great value!
Hotel - 4 star

Hotel Ipomea Club - Just a few minutes from Tropea in Santa Maria di Ricadi and facing the luxurious blue green waters of the Tyrrhenian Sea, the Ipomea Club Resort is among the exclusive four-star hotels on the famed Costa degli Dei of Calabria.

Catanzaro - Catanzaro City - Catanzaro Marina - Cropani Marina

Bed and Breakfast - Catanzaro city

Il Cedro B&B - The recently renovated Il Cedro bed and breakfast is located in the heart of Catanzaro and is comfortably situated in a garden of citrus trees and fruit. Each of the four bedrooms has been fully remodeled and includes a private ensuite bath.

Cottages - self-catering - by night or week - sleep up to 4

Agriturismo Acqua di Friso - This working farm sits on a hill overlooking the beach at Cropani Marina.  The 3 self-catering cottages are well furnished, have fully equipped kitchens, nicely done bathrooms and comfortable beds.  Beach access!  Ask about discounts....

Cetraro - Cedri Riviera area

Hotel, conventions, meetings

Hotel Grand San Michele - This hotel, standing 130 meters above the Tyrrhenian Sea, with a private elevator to the beach and terraces below, is one of the finest in Calabria, featuring 25 rooms several suites and a few stand-alone cottages.

Cerchiara di Calabria (Cosenza province)

Agriturismo, B&B

Agriturismo San Fele - Sitting on the slopes of Mount Sellaro in the National Park of Pollino, this recently restored, rustic farm can accommodate up to 20 people in 6 rooms. Lots to do in the area, a great place to relax and enjoy authentic Calabrian food.

Cirella (Maiera, Grisolia, Diamante)

Agriturismo, B&B - *Cooking classes*

La Fattoria di Arrieste - This working farm offers visitors a unique but authentic rural experience.  All rooms are well appointed and comfortable and have balconies that offer offer a 180 degree of the Cedri Riviera.  It's one of our favorites!

Cleto (near Amantea, Lamezia Terme)

B&B, Bed and Breakfast - *Sculpture and graphics classes*

B&B Cleto - Sitting below the ancient town of Cleto just south of Amantea and not far from Lamezia Terme, this B&B has three comfortable rooms.  The owners offer great hospitality and are very helpful to travelers.  It's great value for the money!


Hotel and Resort

La Costa Tiziana - Sitting about 4 kilometers south of the City of Crotone, this hotel and resort is one of the best in Southern Italy and features every amenity you can imagine.  The complex is open all year round, with rates that are lower in the Village area.


Hotel and Resort - 4 star

Ferretti Hotel - Ferretti Hotel is located in one of the most delightful corners of Calabria, where its typically Mediterranean architecture looks straight out onto the beautiful sea at Diamante.  There are 2 restaurants, a pool, waterside sports and many other amenities.

Hotel and Resort - 3 star

Hotel dei Focesi - Located on a wide swath of private beach close to one of our favorite places, Diamante, which is bedecked with dozens of artistic murals.  The hotel has all the amenities for a short or long stay, and is a great place to kick-back and relax!

Guardian Piemontese Lido

Hotel - 3 star (and spa)

Hotel Zilema - A a wonderful family run hotel offering clients clean, comfortable and bright rooms.  This hotel sits directly in front of the beaches of Tyrrhenian Sea, and most of the rooms offer terrific sea views.  Guests also have discounted access to the Lugiane Spa.

Gioia Tauro

Villa for rent

Villetta Mimma Vittoria -  The villetta surprises: it has a plain facade.  It's real charms and delights are on the inside where the owner has transformed the villetta into a chic, sophisticated modern dwelling evocative of the New World.  On a quiet street kust 100 meters from the historical center of the town.


Hotel - 4 star

Club Il Cormorano - Located between the town centre of Grisolia and the long expanse of beach at Grisolia Marina.  The hotel is an exclusive, though inexpensive holiday resort for vacationers.  Every room is poolside, and guests have access to a private beach Lido.

Guardavalle area

Agriturismo, B&B, Villa for rent

Agriturismo Vittoria - Villa Vittoria farm house is in an excellent position, in the magnificent “Vallata dello Stilaro” between the Stilaro and Assi’s Rivers with easy access to many interesting towns with places of historic, artistic, religious and archaeological merit.
House for rent in Guardavalle

Villa Vittoria - This self-catering holiday house is in the old center of Guardavalle on the Ionian Coast.  Use the house as your base camp for exploring the coastal areas and the interior.  The house sits in a cool garden and has all the amenities.

Lamezia Terme

Agriturismo - B&B, Bed and Breakfast

La Trigna - Agriturismo - B&B - La Trigna is situated in a quiet country environment just a few kilometers from the airport and trains station at Lamezia Terme.  The La Ferla family offers great hospitality and a genuine country experience.
Agriturismo - B&B, Bed and Breakfast

Azienda Constantino - located in a quiet area just 12 km from Lamezia Terme so offers guests a comfortable and convenient place to stay for arrivals and departures out of the airport and train station this important Calabrian hub.


Bed and Breakfast

B&B Casa Lunajanka -  located within a quiet area of the Calabrian town of Palmi on the Tyrrhenian coast.  Three double bedrooms with private bathrooms and many other amenties including a pool and sun deck.  Great base for exploring southern Calabria.


Hotel - 5 star

Palazzo del Capo - at one time it was the principal residence of the powerful Dukes de Aloe, was built in various phases, from the 11th to the 18th centuries.  The current owners have carefully restored the Palazzo to turn it into one of Calabria's most exclusive small hotels.


Hotel - 3 star

Hotel Grandinetti - The Grandinetti  Hotel  is located right in the middle of Sila Piccola, Bocca di Piazza, surrounded by wonderful forest woods, 6 km away from Ampollino Lake. The Hotel is modern and meets guest's requirements by many comforts.


Bed and Breakfast

Casa Armonia - located right in the heart of Pizzo’s historic town centre, in an 18th century building, overlooking the splendid Tyrrhenian sea.  The house has been painstakingly restored, respecting its historical origins, with classic functional furniture.

Praia A Mare - northwest Calabria - Tyrrhenian coast

Hotel - 3 star

Hotel Calabria - Situated across the street from Praia a Mare's 2 kilometer long beach which stretches from nearby Tortora to the incredible Dino Island and its amazing sea caves and a short walk away from boutiques and restaurants.
Hotel - 3 star

Hotel Garden - Set in a modern building and located along the promenade in Praia a Mare in a quiet area, the hotel is characterized by high standard service and conviviality. It is surrounded by an oasis of colour and scents from the Mediterranean vegetation.
Agriturismo - B&B, Bed and Breakfast

Agrinappi - This small farm and country home sits on a terrace with panoramic views of Dino Island.  There are 3 private, self-catering apartments with terraces.  It's a great place to stay while enjoying the beaches of Praia A Mare.
B&B , Bed and Breakfast

Al Vecchio Pioppo - Located at the south end of Praia A Mare's long, tree shaded promenade three short blocks away from Praia's sandy beaches, this small B&B is a great place to stay for a night, a week, or longer.
Apartments for rent

Bellmare Apartments - this comfortable and well-kept house sits near the sea front in a large garden. There are 3 self-catering apartments that can be rented singly, or in combination.  A perfect place for a holiday in one of Calabria's most charming towns.


Agriturismo; B&B, Bed and Breakfast

Agriturismo Quercia - La Cantina del Contadino Agriturismo Quercia is a large, comfortable country home with a number of apartments, that dates back to the XIX century where you can enjoy the atmosphere of the good old days in style.

Roccella Jonica

Hotel - 4 star

Hotel Parco dei Principe - Hotel Parco dei Principi was opened in June 2004 and is one of the most prestigious hotels in Calabria, located in a beautiful park, at 150 meters distance from the Ionion sea and 2 km from the city centre of Roccella Jonica.

Santa Caterina dello Ionio

Apartment for rent - 3 bedrooms/sleeps 6-8

Apartment La Terrazza - Occupies the entire top floor of a three storey building in the village of Santa Caterina Ionio Marina, on the shores of the Ionian Sea overlooking the Gulf of Squillace. It’s the ideal spot for your Mediterranean holiday.

Agriturismo and apartments for rent

Agriturismo Torre Ellera - The villa can sleep up to 10 people comfortably in several B&B rooms and apartments and one cottage with  a spacious living room, dining room and kitchen. The villa is immersed within a very well maintained property and is close to beaches.


Hotel and cottages - 3 star

Hotel Talao - Located on the beach in the busy town of Scalea, this resort hotel features lots of comfortable, well appointed rooms and all the amenities for a relaxing, fun holiday: pool, beach access, bars, restaurants and more.
Apartment for rent - 2 bedrooms/sleeps 5

Villa Scalea Apartment - The Apartment Villa Scalea sits on the slopes behind the town of Scalea offering stunning views of the coast along the Tyrrhenian Sea.  The ancient historical center of old Scalea and Scalea's fantastic beaches are a 5 minute walk.
Apartment for rent - from € 1680/week - 3  bedrooms/sleeps 6

Villa La Bruca -  La Bruca has been lovingly restored for the owner's personal use, with high quality furnishings and decoration. Each of the three pretty bedrooms has a private bathroom, providing comfortable accommodation for three couples.

Scigliano - Central Sila Mountains

B&B - 4 Rooms available

B&B Calabria - If you are looking for a summer or winter adventure in the Sila Mountains there is no better base camp than this clean, well-run little B&B in Scigliano. There are 3 rooms with double beds and one room with a single.


Agriturismo; B&B

Agriturismo La Calabrisella - This small working farm just above the beaches of Davoli Marina, south of Soverato on Calabria's Ionian Sea Coast is a great place to stay.  It features a total of 5 guest rooms which can accommodate couples, families or small groups.  Great value!
Agriturismo; B&B

Tenuta Castellesi - located halfway from Squillace lido and the Antic Squillace Superiore, well known for pottery handicraft, in a suggestive landscape gently going down to Ionian sea between the lively city of Soverto and Catanzaro Lido.

Tropea  as well as Pargehlia and Marina di Bordila

Hotel -  4 star - self-catering apartments (Parghelia area)
Hotel & Residence Tirreno - This 4 star hotel is one of our favorites in Calabria.  With over 20 rooms, one fabulous suite and 22 self contained apartments, the hotel has all the luxuries, including a magnificent pool and a private beach.
Hotel -  4 star

Hotel Cannamele - situated in Parghelia about 3 km from Tropea.  It sits above the beach area about 1 kilometer away, but there are frequent shuttles to the beach, and also to Tropea. The hotel is built in the open and breezy Mediterranean style.
Hotel -  4 star

Hotel Villa Antica - Undoubtedly one of the smartest small hotels in Tropea, the hotel, situated in a Baronial villa from the early 1900's is elegantly furnished.  Located in the historical centre, a few metres walking distance from the main square of Tropea.
Hotel - 5 star

Hotel Porto Pirgos - Located between Tropea and Briatico, this 5 star hotel has only 18 rooms.  Fashioned out of an old  Spanish villa, each of the double and double superior rooms has been immaculately furnished.  All the amenities, and a great restaurant.
Hotel - 3 star

Hotel Porta del Mare - The hotel is about 300 meters from the sea and a quick walk from Tropea's main piazza.   It is set in a verdant, terraced garden above the beaches of Tropea, with a view (on a clear day) of the volcanic Island of Stromboli.
B&B - 6 suites - top rated

B&B Villa Vittoria - situated in Tropea's historical centre in a Liberty Style building that dates to about 1900.  The beautiful beaches of Tropea are a short walk away.  The Villa also features a private garden where guests can enjoy a quiet moment and take their breakfast al fresco.
B&B - 6 suites - top rated

La Residenza Il Barone - This beautiful Bed and Breakfast has been created in a fully restored and renovated 18th century building close to the historical center of Tropea, one of Calabria's most interesting towns.  Shop, swim, take the sun.  Enjoy!
Apartments for rent

Apartments Glicine - Situated within easy walking distance of the historical center of Tropea, these apartments offer a convenient, comfortable - but  basic - place to stay while exploring Calabria.  There are 3 types of apartments available...1, 2 and 3 rooms
B&B - top rated

Villino Eleonora - In the village of Parghelia near Tropea, this first class B&B offers guests a wonderful place to stay while in the area.  Comfortable, quiet and tastefully decorated, you will enjoy the Calabrian hospitality of Villino Eleonora.
Apartments for rent                   RECOMMENDED

Palazzo Barone - This property consists of two quiet, nicely furnished, recently renovated apartments overlooking the Tyrhennian Sea in the heart of ancient Tropea.  Both apartments have a view to volcanic Isola dei Stromboli. These apartments rent by the week.
Hotel - 3 star - (in Zambrone, near Tropea)

Hotel La Praia - located in Zambrone near Tropea where white beaches, crystal-clear water, inlets modelled by the winds and the currents, and centuries-old traditions surface with vigour and where myths and legends interweave with today's reality.