Pizzo Apartment Rental Photos and Description
Ground floor apartment with Wifi, sleeps 3, close to airport and sandy beach
Stunning, beautifully decorated air-conditioned ground floor self-catering studio apartment with free Wifi and internet TV situated on the Pizzo Beach Club Resort. This is a secure gated development accessed only with swipe cards, 15 minutes drive from Lamezia Terme airport in the Calabrian region of southern Italy, and a short five minute drive away from the historic town of Pizzo. The apartment is furnished with a modern and stylish flair, spacious in size with lots of storage. The exterior of the studio apartment has a terrace and a small private garden with outside dining facilities for alresco dining. Secure parking is available outside the front of the apartment.
From the apartment, a ten minute walk through an enchanting forest of pine and eucalyptus, brings you to a large sandy beach where free sun loungers are provided for your use. If you prefer to stay at the resort, there are great on-site facilities which include 2 magnificent outdoor pools, 2 tennis courts, a football field, a fully equipped gym, a restaurant that serves excellent food (open only during the peak season), children's playground with swings and slide, volley ball and free use of sunloungers and umbrella on the private beach.
Inside the apartment
The inside of this luxurious new studio apartment comprises a large air-conditioned room incorporating a living area with a contemporary table and 4 chairs and a double size sofa bed that converts into a bed for two adults at night. Also provided is a single folding bed for occasional use of a third adult or child. The apartment is most suited to a couple and if required, a bed cot suitable for children up to 2 years of age can be provided at an additional fee.
The modern integrated kitchen has a large built-in fridge freezer, electric oven, gas hob and is fully equipped with all the necessary kitchen utensils, cutlery and crockery for a home from home experience.
Fast Wifi has just been added to this apartment.
In the living area of the apartment there is a modern table and four chairs, a top of the range 32' Sony LCD Interactive TV with access to YouTube, music channels and the TV is connected to a satellite system with a choice of over 1000 channels in different languages. In addition there is a Sony Blu-Ray DVD player and an iPod/iPhone docking station for music loversw. A selection of DVDs are also provided for your enjoyment.
In the modern fully tiled bathroom there is a shower cubicle with sliding doors and power shower, a wash basin and mirror cabinet, with wc and washing machine. Towels are also provided for your stay and are included in the price of the aparment.
The outside of the apartment
There is a private garden with outside dining facities equipped with a table, four chairs, and umbrella for outdoor dining. A BBQ is also provided for your use during your stay. Secure car parking is available outside the apartment
The property is located a short 10 minute walk from a large sandy beach where free sunloungers are provided for your use. The short walk is via a pathway through a beautiful pine and eucalyptus trees and is a delightful way to access the beach.
The apartment is near the historic towns of Pizzo & Tropea: The apartment is situated 10 minutes drive away from the historic town of Pizzo with its numerous shops, restaurants, cafes and ice cream parlours. Pizzo is home to the world famous Tartufo ice cream.
Tropea which boasts one of the best beaches in Italy is a much visited tourist attraction and is a 20 minute drive away from the apartment.
Other places of interest include Morats castle, Piedigrotta which is a cave full of carved statues, and the recently renovated spectacular monastery in Tropea on a cliff overlooking the sea.
Food and wine in this part of Italy is excellent and inexpensive and includes fresh fruit and vegetables grown locally.
Cuisine in the region tends to be spicy and flavourful, featuring pasta, cheeses and some typically Greek ingredients such as honey and figs, and the area produces sweet white wine.
Do not miss the experience of stopping off to taste the amazing famous Pizzo truffle, hazelnut and chocolate ice-cream (Tartufo) dusted with cocoa.
Places of interest and location information: The Calabria region of Italy is the country's best kept secret. Rugged and remote, Calabria is the region forming the ‘toe of the boot’ of Italy, neighbouring Basilicata to the east and Sicily to the west. There is an astonishing authenticity to Calabrian holidays, as tourists have only very recently discovered this fantastic forgotten corner of Italy.
A visit to Pizzo offers noteworthy panoramic views overlooking the coast and Tyrrhenian Sea as well as medieval glimpses of rare beauty. One can enjoy pleasant walks through the historical centre, that is, where it is possible to visit the San Giorgio Collegiate, which preserves important 16th century statues.
The San Sebastiano Church is located nearby. To complete the visit to religious buildings in Pizzo, one can visit the Purgatorio (Purgatory) Church, the Grazie Church and Pizzo Castle. From here one can reach Pizzo Marina, which is a much visited seaside tourist attraction.
The old, picturesque village of Pizzo is a short 15 minute drive away with a variety of shops, restaurants and bars as well as some breathtaking views of the sea and surrounding countryside.
Tropea is only a 30 minute drive away and is worth visiting to explore the many restaurants, bars and wonderful beach voted one of the best in Italy.
Pizzo has two main tourist attractions: the Chiesetta di Piedigrotta, cave-chapel on the shore, and the renowned tartufo di Pizzo, a chocolate truffle ice cream. It also has a historic castle and a pleasant town centre where there is a tourist information office in Piazza della Repubblica, the main square.
The Chiesetta di Piedigrotta is just outside Pizzo; a fifteen-minute walk along the road leading out of town along the coast to the north-east. The church is down a flight of steps; tickets are for sale at a bar over the road. The church dates back to the seventeenth century and is a cave dug out of a soft rock in a bank facing right out to sea, and was originally created in gratitude by shipwrecked sailors who'd been saved from a storm. The interior is ornamented with statues carved enthusiastically from the rock by a local family in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. It is definitely worth seeing if you are in Pizzo. It is one of the most visited tourist attractions in Calabria, rivalling the Riace Bronzes in Reggio di Calabria's archaeological museum.
The tartufo di Pizzo is a chocolate and hazelnut ice cream (gelato) shaped as a rough sphere, containing chocolate fudge sauce and coated in cocoa powder and sugar. The cafes around the main square in Pizzo all serve this speciality, and variations on it, with waiters producing a non-stop selection of of ice creams.
The centre of Pizzo is a picturesque network of narrow lanes, historic but bustling with everyday Calabrian life. The heart of town is Piazza della Repubblica, where travellers can relax at an outdoor table and enjoy a gelato. Close to the square is Pizzo's castle, known as the Castello Murat. It was built in the fifteenth century but is most celebrated for being the place where Napoleon's brother-in-law, Joachim Murat, was executed. The castle is open to the public, and also hosts special events.Downhill in the shadow of the castle is Pizzo's small harbour, with a pleasant seaside promenade.The railway station is along the coast in this direction. There is a stretch of beach here, and more beaches on the other side of town, a short drive away. In the summer tourist season a little tourist 'train' called the Pizzo Express takes visitors on a tour of Pizzo and to the Chiesa di Piedigrotta. Pizzo is conveniently placed on the coastal road and railway for visiting Tropea and the rest of the Costa degli Dei. If you have hired a car, you can tour the whole Tropea promontory visiting little coastal resorts and villages such as Briatico, Parghelia, Tropea, Capo Vaticano and Nicotera. The provincial capital, Vibo Valentia, is a short distance inland from Pizzo and is worth a visit for its mighty castle which has superb views. There are a number of interesting inland destinations for travellers with their own transport, such as Filadelfia, where there is a weekly market.
Further north up the Calabrian coast is the historic town of Amantea. Scilla, a very attractive fishing village and beach resort is around two hours away by train, and Reggio di Calabria is half an hour further - a long journey but worth it if you are interested in seeing the famous Greek statues, the Riace Bronzes, in the museum. From this stretch of coast there are summer boat trips to the Aeolian Islands, with departures from Pizzo as well as nearby Vibo Marina. These day trips are a good way to visit several of the beautiful islands including Stromboli, which is an active volcano.
- Long-term Renters Welcome
- children welcome
- non smoking only
- pets not allowed
- suitable for elderly or infirm
- wheelchair accessible
About Candy Limbuvala ( only speaks English)
My name is Candy, I live in London and it has always been my dream to own a holiday home in Italy. I have holidayed in different parts of Italy over many years but when I visited Calabria in 2008 for the first time I immediately knew that this was somewhere special and where I would purchase my holiday home. I fell in love with the unspoilt area, the wonderful weather, the food, the welcoming people and the gentle pace of life. I bought my apartment that year and furnished it to a high standard with all modern amenities so that it is now a fully equipped second home. I have enjoyed some great holidays at my apartment and hope to welcome you to my place in the sun.
Candy Limbuvala ( only speaks English) purchased this apartment in 2010
Why Candy Limbuvala ( only speaks English) chose Pizzo
I chose this property because it is situated on a secure gated modern resort with two outdoor swimming pools, tennis courts, gym, restaurant, bar, shop and other on site facilities. It is also within 20 minutes drive from Lamezia Terme airport so is easily accessible for travellers who dont want a long drive from the airport. In addition, the property is a short 10 minute walk through a pine and eucalyptus forest to a lovely sandy beach.
What makes this apartment unique
My studio apartment is situated on the Pizzo Beach Club Resort with a wide range of on-site facilities free for use by the residents. The resort is gated and secure with entry only available via swipe cards. Free parking is available right in front of the apartment. The apartment itself is decorated to a high standard with everything you would need for an enjoyable inexpensive self-catering holiday.
This is an area of natural unspoilt beauty, which lies on the southern most tip of the Italian peninsula. The lovely historic towns of Pizzo and Tropea are nearby waiting to be explored. The area is renowned for its breathtaking scenery and lovely white sandy beaches, lovely warm climate and excellent inexpensive cuisine which will bring you back to this region year after year. You can find something to suit everyone, whether it is lazing on a sun kissed beach, swimming in the sea, walking along the mountain foot hills, shopping, snorkeling, diving, or exploring the many historic towns along the Calabrian coast, this area is just waiting to be explored.
Tours can be arranged via my local management company which include booking local cooking clases, airport and railway station pick ups, shopping trips, fishing tours, and unique amazing night and day tours to the volcanic island of stromboli. For more details, please contact the owner.
Guestbook comments from the owner
I just got back yesterday from spending a wonderful week at your apartment. it really is a lovely place, the location and complex are perfect. And your apartment is fantastic, very clean, tidy and nicely decorated. It has everything you need, travel plugs, washing basket, cooking utensils outdoor lights... An iron and ironing board!!
All was made very easy from Paul - his nephew Jamie greeted me on Sunday, he gave me a guided tour around your apartment, of the beach and the pools.
I hopefully will return to Italy again next year and sure I will be contacting you!
Thank you so very much, everything ran smoothly and a fantastic time was had at Pizzo Beach Club.