Diamante and Belvedere are situated in the picture perfect region of Calabria with great weather all year around and an array of Italy's most stunning beaches. The apartment sits between both these delightful towns. Diamante is a historical fishing village situated on a rock full of rustic charm, a pretty and popular beach resort with excellent facilities to eat, drink and shop. One of the many festivals during the Summer is the Chilli Pepper Festival, the hottest event in September! Belvedere features magnificent beaches with a selection of shops and restaurants in the quaint marina . These scenes are richly complemented by the backdrop of the old town with its dramatic castle and historic church, small square with local cafe bars and restaurants. Truly stunning views. A great location to explore the neighbouring towns and villages with their local markets full of regional produce. Very atmospheric, very Italian. Central to both Belvedere Marittimo and Diamante with its artworks.
Apartment has full central heating so can be used all year around. Air-conditioning also fitted in both bedrooms and lounge. Outdoor living space runs the full length of the apartment on ground level so great for the long Summer days! Beautiful large BBQ if you want to eat at home! Sorry, no pets. There are also lilos, and beach umbrellas which you are welcome to use. You are welcome to use anything here that makes your holiday special, we just ask that you treat everything as if it were your own, and leave as you would wish to find yourself.
Newly fitted voile curtains to both the master bedroom and lounge, new bed linen for 2010/2011 available to hire.
We have worked hard to keep a high standard of internal decor to the whole apartment including new table ware and some very nice touches throughout to make it a special holiday.
So far, we have been very lucky, people look after everything as if it were there own, which makes it a great place to be.
I-Pod/I Phone Dock in lounge.
Both Belvedere and Diamante have an array of small local bars, restaurants and shops, including their own markets. Both have stunning beaches with full facilities. They are also well served by pharmacy and bank facilities. Belvedere market is on Wednesday, Diamante market is on Saturday if you enjoy some local shopping!
We enjoyed being part of the St. Valentines Festival in February 2011 and it was very special; the small convent at the top of Old Belvedere held a special service for couples and it was full of couples of all ages! Such a wonderful time. September is the Chilli Festival, July is the fireworks festival, more festivals than you can list, they seem to celebrate everything in Italy it really is a great local atmosphere.
Local produce is available at various supermarkets in both Diamante and Belvedere. This is a great base to explore from so when planning your holiday consider some of the local places to visit, Amantea and Scalea to name just a couple. Naples is around 3 hours drive north where you can take a drive along the Amalfi Coast and take in other beautiful spots, Sorrento and Ravello for example. Local restaurants specialise in local produce, salad, vegetables and seafood. Some of the best food we have eaten and not over priced. Experience the culture, the wine, the food and the weather a holiday that you will want to repeat. You can find something different, the last holiday (July 2011) we travelled 25 minutes to a natural spa and covered ourselves in the mud before baking in the Sun, what a very different day that was. We also did a boat trip from Prai a Mare which took you into the beautiful 'Grotte' viewing the fish easily through the clear blue waters. If you are more adventurous you can take the pedalo, venture into the caves and do some snorkeling to get an even better view of the fish, exhilarating, exhausting but worth it.
We have now explored much more and happy to share that with you if it helps to get your holiday started in 2013
Provisional booking taken as availability is confirmed. £75 non-refundable deposit at time of booking when contract is returned. Full balance due 10 weeks prior to occupancy with £100 key and damage deposit. Key deposit refundable upon safe return of keys and satisfactory inspection of the apartment. The apartment is strictly no smoking. Cancellation more than 12 weeks full other than booking deposit. Less than 12 weeks notice 20% refund plus deposit. Less than 8 weeks 10% refund plus deposit.
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Dec 1 2013 - Dec 31 2013
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