We really enjoyed our stay at Villa Giada. Admittedly we had one of the best rooms on the first floor, booked well in advance to make sure, and had only friendly staff to contend with. (Completely different experience to MalvernDumper).
Massimo was always helpful and the two ladies who help, Tina and Dina, were such characters. They don't speak English and we don't speak Italian, but with my phrase book we managed to communicate and even make each other laugh. NB if you don't speak Italian a phrase book will be very useful in Tropea as it is a little off the beaten track of tourism. The VG is definitely only a B&B so no bar and although breakfast is absolutely fine I would have liked some fresh fruit to go with it.
Of course, one could buy that in town and keep it in the fridge in your room.
The beach in front of VG is lovely and with a very good restaurant next door (Lido Tropical) you really don't have to move far from your sun lounger for an ideal beach holiday ....
Wonderful views out to sea with Stromboli in the distance, we actually saw clouds of smoke (or is it vapour) coming from the summit on our last day - very exciting! And the sunsets were glorious.
We will certainly return to Tropea and the Villa Giada, hopefully next year.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Villa Giada is a small bed and breakfast, directly in the sea, and it is surrounded by a large garden that opens directly onto the sea, with lush Mediterranean vegetation. The garden is equipped with chairs and tables available to customers.Villa Giada enjoys a privileged location, between the sea of Tropea and the historical centre of this marvellous Calabrian town. The advantage of having to close one of the most beautiful beaches in Italy, if d you can then add the benefit of proximity with all services and comforts of a resort unique. In addition, after a day of seaside holiday, to accept your return you will be dining in the shade, if seated at a table or lying on one of the many chairs scattered here and there in the wonderful garden of the villa. Take advantage of Green Palm trees, baobab and cocoa plants, in an atmosphere of holiday that has few equals in Tropea. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Villa Giada Tropea, Calabria, Italy