EX CONVENT OF CAPPUCCINI
Not far from the historic center of the medieval village of Belmonte Calabro, there is the ancient Convent of the Capuchins built in 1611. It is immediately welcomed by the Church of San Giuseppe and its bell tower where the Romanesque architectural style is recognizable. From here you enter inside the Ex Convent and you are immediately greeted in the beautiful cloister where the well-cistern is located and on two sides the sundials, used to read the time.
Ex Convent | house with vegetable garden is located in a wing of the Ex Convent. The holiday home has an independent entrance and is surrounded by a huge private garden-vegetable garden: a splendid centenary citrus grove, an olive grove, vegetable gardens cultivated according to the principles of organic farming and a synergistic vegetable garden cultivated for Ex Convento guests | house with vegetable garden. From all the windows you have a wonderful view of the natural landscape, made up of campaigns and pristine hills. From the garden you have a panoramic view of the Calabrian coast, the Tyrrhenian Sea and, on a clear day, the Stromboli volcano and the archipelago of the Aeolian Islands.
Calabria is also an ideal winter refuge for those fleeing the cold. With over 300 days of sunshine a year, even in the middle of winter there are beautiful sunny days. It also boasts the lowest number of rainy days throughout Italy.
WHAT TO DO / WHERE TO GO
For those who want to spend a holiday-trekking, Belmonte Calabro is crossed by one of the few marked trails of the CAI (CAI Trail no. 815) which passes right outside the front gate of the Monastery, The "Path Drogo de Beaumont" and the sea (Marina del Belmonte), crosses the mausoleum of Michele Bianchi (political Italian fascism), the historical center of Belmonte Calabro. Then we go through beautiful countryside with stunning views over the sea and the countryside to Mount Cocuzzo (1541 km). The climb takes about 8 hours, the descent of about 6 hours.
Calabria also has three nature reserves (Pollino, Aspromonte, Sila) where you can walk by yourself or go on a guided hike.
Belmonte Calabro is located a few kilometers from the Tyrrhenian coast, in a mid-hill (280 m. S. L.M.) right above the sea. An ideal environment landscape for a relaxing holiday and to enjoy nature. Far from mass tourism. A small village characteristic are the numerous alleys, streets mostly foot traffic that allow you to move around the historic center, a charming little square, from where you can enjoy a breathtaking view of the Aeolian islands.
Between Belmonte and Amantea, it is the Regional Marine Park "Reefs of Isca" a paradise for divers, given the presence of flora and fauna typical of the Mediterranean. You can also explore the depths with the sea-watching, in fact, the beautiful backdrops can be seen through the special boats with transparent keel.
-Snorkeling WWF oasis of Belmonte Calabro;
-trekking, Mountain biking and bird watching on nature trails CAI of the country, in the Pollino National Park, or in the Sila National Park;
-Rafting In the Pollino National Park;
-visits archaeological sites in the Paleozoic of Papasidero, in the Sybaris Archaeological sites and Reggio Calabria;
-Kite Surfing in Gizzeria, one of the most important points of Europe to aquatic sailing sports.
HOW TO REACH US
The international airport of Lamezia Terme is about 40 Km. From Belmonte Calabro. Among the various airlines present you include: Alitalia, Lufthansa, Ryanair, Airberlin, Vueling, easyJet, Brussels Airlines, Helvetic Airways. These airlines fly to many European cities and Italian.
London - operated by Ryanair
Dusseldorf - operated by Ryanair
Brussels Charlerois - operated by Ryanair
Stockolm - operated by Primera Air
Malmo - operated by Primera Air
Prague - operated by Travel Service
Gothenburg - operated by Primera Air
Frankfurt - operated by Ryanair
Dresden - operated by FlyNiki AirBerlin
Stuttgart - operated by Germanwings
Hannover - operated by Germanwings
Salzburg - operated by Germanwings
Vienna - operated by FlyNiki AirBerlin
Cologne - operated by Germanwings
Amsterdam - operated by Transavia
Basel - operated by AirBerlin
Luxembourg - operated by Luxair
Bratislava - operated by Travel Service Airlines
Marseille - operated by Air France
Samara (Russia) - operated by Nordwind Airlines
Munich (MUC) - operated by AirBerlin
Berlin - operated by AirBerlin
Zurich - operated by AirBerlin
Perm (Russia) - operated by Nordwind Airlines
Volgograd (Russia) - operated by Nordwind Airlines
Moscow (Russia) - operated by Nordwind Airlines
Ufa - operated by Nordwind Airlines
St. Petersburg (Russia) - operated by Nordwind Airlines
Kazan - operated by Nordwind Airlines
Warsaw - operated by Travel Service Airlines
Innsbruck - operated by Austrian Airlines
Leipzig - operated by AirBerlin
Toronto - operated by Air Transat
Bergamo (BGY) - operated by Ryanair
Rome (FCO) - operated by Ryanair, Alitalia and Vueling
Bologna - operated by Ryanair
Milan - operated by Alitalia and Easyjet
Venice - operated by Volotea
Turin - operated by Air One, Alitalia
Treviso - operated by Ryanair
Pisa - operated by Ryanair
International Airport of Lamezia Terme is advisable, then, to continue renting a car
Calabria is located in the extreme south of the Italian peninsula. The Italian motorways are toll roads to the south of Naples (Salerno).