data of object
|Type of object:||vacation rental|
|Living area:||90 m2|
|Number of rooms:||4|
|Number of of sleeping accomodations (beds):||9|
|number of bathrooms:||2|
there are 4 doublerooms, kitchenroom with sofabed, 2 bathrooms with shower and a huge terrace overlooking the sea, the town and the Eolian Islands It's made to sleep up to 9 persons, the ideal for two families or a big group of friends.Out in the terrace you can barbecue, party and eat up to 12 people easily.A dinner in the terrace is a priceless experience.
town and location of object
The residence lays in the middle of a hill right above Tropea ancient town, form the apartments you have a gorgeus view on the town, the sea, and the Eolian Islands (Stromboli on top)
All the guests have a free parking place, laundry room and above all a beautiful solariu, roof terrace with sunbeds, sunchairs, tables,umbrellasand free barbecue.A perfect place for parties. All the apartments are fully furnished, there is fridge, pottery, dishes and so on.
Tropea , Vibo Valentia , Calabria , Italy
Tropea is one of the most beautiful towns in Calabria comes into view in the south of the Tyrrhenian coast.
Austere and majestic, Tropea rises out of the promontory of Monte Poro which lies between the two gulfs of Sant'Eufemia and Gioa.
Tropea overlooks a mirror of sky-blue, crystal-clear sea, with its incredible rocks:
La Pizzuta, Formicoli, San Leonardo and Isola Bella, the Tropea symbol.The Tropea wild, white, sandy beaches which snake their way into little grottoes and creeks are interrupted by valleys and fertile, rippling hills full of fruit and citrus fruit trees, onion and vegetable fields, bougainvillaea, verbenas, lime trees, jasmine and other sweet-smelling Mediterranean plants.
In Tropea apart from the limpid, unpolluted sea, Tropea itself offers a fascinating historical and artistic profile, thanks to its patrician houses with their impressive entrances adorned by capitals with frescoes by important artists and to the numerous, ancient churches rich in sacred images recalling singular legends.To say that a certain place has the most fortunate history in Calabria may not be the greatest of complements. And it is not as if this locale escaped centuries of pirate invasions (on the contrary, for it is on the sea), many different rulers from throughout the Western world and beyond, repeated earthquakes and the stagnation of recent times. But while the decline of "recent times" in the rest of Calabria may by traced back to the fall of the Swabians (late 1200s), the noble town of Tropea, stunningly built on cliffs above the Tyrrhenian Sea, enjoyed a relatively high level of freedom and prosperity until much later (1800s).
Why should they have been so lucky? The reason is perhaps quite a simple one: Tropea residents managed to back the right boat in every battle for the region. Beginning with the Normans (11th century), Tropea demonstrated particular loyalty to each ruling house, and as a reward obtained special trade and other privileges.
The town took a big gamble when backing the Aragonese, who came to power in 1442 during a rather turbulent period in Calabrian politics. At one point during the power struggle Tropea may have been the only remaining Aragonese supporter (as recorded on the town's coat of arms: sola Tropea sub fidelitate remansit: only Tropea remains faithful), but in the end the Spaniards were victorious.
The victors rewarded their greatest ally with many additional privileges. While the rest of Calabria was to sink into a feudal quagmire from which it has only recently emerged, Tropea was to remain a direct demesne of the Aragonese (and later Bourbon) princes. This meant that the town was ruled directly by the princes, without any intermediary feudal lords who tended to severely limit their subjects' freedom.
Tropea received other rights aiding its commerce, and was even granted land of its own, which included some 24 surrounding hamlets.
With all of these advantages the town became a very wealthy commercial center, attracting many merchants and noble families, evidence of whom is still visible in the town's remaining palazzi.Only with the arrival of the French in the early 19th century did Tropea's trade, territorial and other freedoms come to an end (ironically, with the arrival of the "liberator" Napolean and his crew). From then on Tropea joined the rest of southern Italy in its unhappy modern history.
Natural and economic disasters notwithstanding, one of the gravest blows was the exodus of huge numbers of its native sons to other parts of Europe and beyond. Unfortunately this sad phenomenon continues to the present day, as people (particularly youth) will continue to move to where there is the opportunity for work and advancement.
Calabria seems to have been among the slowest to develop of southern regions since Italian unification.
In terms of tourism development it is still well behind that of regions like Sicily. However there is hope, particularly with those of the younger generations who are not escaping to pursue more profitable work in the Italian North or elsewhere.
In Tropea, it should be noted, tourism has made a particularly strong impact in recent decades, perhaps more than any other place in Calabria. Again, this may be luck of the draw: Tropea is blessed with some of the most magnificent seacoast in Calabria. Or perhaps it's tied to their history of always backing the right horse.
Tropea is perhaps the most famous destination in all of Calabria. It is charming, rich with artistic treasures, from noble palaces to antique churches such as the scenic Santa Maria dell'Isola.
For protection from Saracen raids Tropea was rebuilt in the 13th century in its present position, dramatically perched high above the sea on calcareous rocks. Repeated earthquakes over the centuries caused significant damage to the town, whose residents after each disaster would rebuild directly upon that which came before (19th century archaeological excavations brought this to light). After a particularly rough earthquake of 1783 the government in Naples sent over engineer Ermenegildo Sintes to revise the town's urban plan. He cleared away several of the cluttered building areas in town in order to make easier escape routes during periods of seismic activity, and he decided to reduce the highest towers to safer levels. Despite Sentis' "opening" of town, some of the original narrow lanes have remained and thus strolling through town today is still quite thrilling.
There are many lovely restaurants and hotels (also in the surrounding area), intimate cafés and boutiques where one can purchase fresh local food and craft products. At many points along the periphery the lanes open up to marvelous views of the sea, precipitously below town; one can spy men on their lunch break out fishing, or fishermen on their lunch break relaxing on shore.
In the summer, there is a great influx to area beaches, which are beautiful, white sand beaches often set beneath crags.
Near Tropea the beaches of San Domenica are lovely, the coast quite spectacular in places. One should also explore the maritime hamlets closer to the tip of Capo Vaticano, such as the characteristic marina of Santa Maria, which has a direct view of cape massif as well as excellent beaches.Perhaps the most extraordinary time to be in Tropea and Capo Vaticano is during sunset. On a clear day one can see all the way to Sicily and the Aeolian Islands, and on the 12th of August the sun sets precisely in the crater of great Stromboli, on the 23rd of September behind Panarea, one of the most beautiful of the Aeolian.
Few things could compare to these islands, not to mention giant Mt. Etna, illuminated by the last pink rays of the setting sun.
From Tropea there are regular ferry services to Sicily and the Aeolian Islands during the summer.
From Pizzo in the north to Nicotera in the south the Capo Vaticano region, part of which for centuries was integral to the ancient Tropea domain, the region offers much to explorers and beach loungers alike. While in the summer the area is swarming with visitors, it is still possible to escape the crowd, to find a little cove of one's own at sunset or easier still a private mountain lookout.
The turquoise sea is difficult to move away from here, particularly on a typically hot Calabrian summer day.
arrival and distances
Distance to next airport: Lamezia Terme
- 50 km
Distance to next railway station: Tropea
- 1 km
Distance to next motorway: Pizzo
- 30 km
Distance to next Shop: 0.8 km
Sport facilities nearby
fishing, golf, canoeing, mountain biking, horse riding, swimming, sailing, diving, Tennis, hiking, water ski, surfing,
Type of holiday
- relaxation holiday
- family holiday
- cultural and sightseeing holiday
- romantic holiday
- holiday for singles
- sport holiday
- beach holiday
- hiking holiday
Total number of sleeping facilities: 4
- 3 double room(s)
- 1 triple room(s)
bathrooms and WCs
number of bathrooms: 2
External facilities of object
- car Parking
Internal facilities of object
Machines and equipment
- permanent internet connection
- washing machine
- 4 ring stove
- single ring stove
- long term rental possible
- low allergen environment
- pets welcome
- seniors suitable for
- children welcome
- handicapped not suitable
Minimum rental: 12 Euro per person per night
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The owner speaks the following languages:
English, French, Spanish, Italian,
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