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Authentic Italy close to Ionian Sea

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Authentic Italy close to Ionian Sea

5 guests
2 bedrooms
3 beds
1 bath
5 guests
2 bedrooms
3 beds
1 bath
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Do you want to experience authentic Italy? This beautiful 2 bedroom is located in the Calabria area of Italy (toe of the boot) in the town Gioiosa. Gioiosa is one of four beach towns, basically all joined together:
Locri, to the south, pop 13,000
Siderno, to the south, pop 16,000
Gioiosa, pop 7,000
Rochella, to the north, pop 7000.
This is the place to do that with all the comforts of home! This is a brand new 2 Bedroom (URL HIDDEN) unit is extrememly well decorated and appointed for total comfort. Master bedroom has a king sized bed, other bedroom a queen size bed, both high end matressess, the L shaped sofa also converts to a double size bed. The dining room rable seats 6 people.There are three balconies,all furnished and a shared pool..
Local wine...well can be as litttle as $1. litre (check out Micuicola Cantina...say Hi to Dominque, he can guide you on wine selection, and local handmade can also buy red or white wine directly out of their aluminum vats....ton's of fun, Dominque speaks english), ask about their Bergamot creams, soaps and essential oils...fabulous!
This is Italy in the south, this is where there is very little english spoken but a warm community. Buy your groceries at the Sunday open market from the local farmers,where tomatoes actually taste like tomatoes, sip an espresso in the square and watch the world go by, eat in authenic real restuarants, stay long enough and you will likely be invited into the homes of the local people for Spaghetti or Lasagne and some homemade wine, eat gelato everyday...go to the beach, discover the many beach towns and towns at the top of the hills at your own pace or join a guided tour.
Ride the train to the southern most tip of Italy(Reggio Calabria) and catch a ferry to Sicily.This is an undeveloped place in Italy, but this unit is in one of the new complexes just in the finishing stages. The owners are generally from Scottland, Ireland and the UK, great fun, interesting people if you wish to meet them, if not you can just experience this part of Italy on your (URL HIDDEN) will captivate you!!
You will need to rent a car here and it is fun to drive around the tiny streets of Calabria...there is airport pick up service available for an extra charge and car rental just down the street from the apartment. On site key holder will help you with suggestions or car hire or anything else you may need!!
Getting there:
Fly direct from Toronto to Lamezia (seasonal availability Air Transat), have a pick up arranged (we can help with that) or rent a car and drive if you (URL HIDDEN) takes about an hour.
There are so many things to discover, you can find them by turning on the little streets to see where it leads you and we can offer suggestions too!
A little tip to start: here in Gioiosa most places serve appertivo's, they are free when you buy a cappucino ($1.40CAD), just ask for them, they are wonderful...and you can have as many as you like, they will bring them to your table....good starting point Golosia...2 minutes down the hill toward the sea. (URL HIDDEN)
Pricing varies depending on the time of year, please email me for a quote (EMAIL HIDDEN)


Air conditioning
Cable TV
Unavailable: Smoke detector
Unavailable: Carbon monoxide detector
The host hasn't reported smoke or carbon monoxide detectors on the property.

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 king bed
Bedroom 2
1 double bed
Common spaces
1 sofa bed

House Rules

No pets
No parties or events


3 Reviews

Hosted by Sharon

CanadaJoined in December 2010
Sharon User Profile
3 Reviews
We are Canadians that fell in love with southern Italy! We would love for you to experience the authenticity of Calabria. The people, the food, markets, festivals and of course the beautiful Sea and countryside.
Languages: English
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