I have just returned from a trip with friends to Southern Italy and we stayed at this hotel.
My two friends have been there before, but I had not. I can’t stress enough how lovely the owners are, they can’t do enough for you even though I speak no Italian (aided where necessary by our companion who could). The best asset by far of this hotel is the food, homegrown right there and cooked with attention and an abundance of taste it was plentiful, healthy and inspirational. Rocco has his own olive oil too which was to die for. One evening we went to a very good local fish restaurant, but if (when!) I return I would eat at the hotel every day!
The hotel would be ideal to visit with a number of families or friends, an ideal place for a wedding reception.
The hotel itself sits on a hill overlooking Pizzo, and so to get into the town it would be advisable to have a car. A five minute walk towards the beach however brings you to the Piedigrotta Church, a church carved into the hillside in the 1800s, full of scenes and statues, truly beautiful and it must be seen. The beautiful shoreline is close by, or you are a short drive from plentiful sandy beaches.
The quaint historical town has its own marina, overlooked by the winding Italian streets and the main square with its alfresco cafes, all selling the amazing Italian ice cream Tartufo.
The airport is served by Ryanair and is just 15/ 20 minutes drive, I would imagine this location will be “discovered” very soon so go now to experience the true Italy and the true Italian hospitality and make the same friends I have!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The hotel surrounded by greenery is located at the heart of the magnificent Gulf of St. Euphemia in Calabria in the beautiful town of Pizzo Calabro. The privileged location allows, From the balcony of the rooms, solarium by the pool and the patio of the restaurant, to enjoy a panoramic view of the sea and Stromboli which, especially in the evening, offer spectacular and unforgettable sunsets. The hotel has 61 rooms and 4 two rooms, two reception rooms, lobby, bar, pool bar, salons banquets for up to 500 air-conditioned restaurant with excellent food, continental breakfast buffet, lunch and dinner with table service. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Grand Hotel Esperia Italy/Pizzo, Calabria