|Minimum Stay||3 - 7 nights|
The newly renovated residence is located in an over 200 year old, beautifully restored palazzo in the historic center of Pizzo, above the 'Costa degli Dei', coast of Gods (only 25 min from Lamezia airport!). Enjoy the peaceful location at the sea while at the same time the bustling Piazza della Repubblica of the old town center of Pizzo with its restaurants, bars and ice cream parlors and shops is just a 2 minutes walk away! You can reach the beach at Pizzo Marina in just 10-15 minutes walk. (It takes longer on the way back to walk uphill. Alternatively, you can order an Ape-taxi during summer). More beaches and attractions can be reached by car.
From a small piazzetta, a separate entrance of the palazzo, with a stone staircase leads 20 steps down to a spectacular vaulted cellar which is located on a rock, about 50 meters above sea level. In the last centuries this space (app 70 sqm) was used as warehouse to store olive oil and soap. The cellar has been restored with special techniques of insulation. The natural stone walls and ceilings are well preserved. The apartment is best suitable for 2 persons. The one bedroom is separated by a paravent from the living area. The bed is antique and a queen size (170cm x 195cm). The newly installed bathroom features a rain shower under a vaulted ceiling with sea view. From the living and dining area with a modern kitchenette you have access to a private garden terrace on top of the cliff. All windows, a small balcony and the terrace are facing the sea. You can enjoy breathtaking 180 degree sea and sunset views over the Bay of Santa Eufemia (or Gulf of Lamezia). On clear days you can spot the active volcano Stromboli, which is part of the Aeolian islands of Sicily in the Tyrrhenian Sea. In spring, you might also see dolphins in the bay.
You can spend days on the private garden terrace of the residence watching fisher boats passing by and beautiful sunsets, or explore Calabrian history and beautiful landscapes in diverse day trips (we will provide you with ideas).
Pizzo is the ideal stop-over location when travelling between Amalfi and Sicily. From Salerno it is just a 2 1/2 hours train ride away - or a 4 hours drive from Napoli. In about 3 hours you can reach Taormina in Sicily from Pizzo (by road and ferry). In summer ferry boats take you on an Aeolian Island day tour, including volcano Stromboli. Departure is from Vibo Marina (4 km, 5 min drive from Pizzo) or Tropea.
Pizzo (the old town) is lively all year round, although more quiet from November until Easter/April. The best time to visit Calabria is from May to October. However, April and November can be nice and mild too and swimming in the sea might be possible. It rains most in December and January. You will find snow in the mountains during winter and can ski in some areas. The hottest and busiest month is August. Avoid to travel the days around 15th of August if you can. September and October are good for porcini mushroom collecting.
The little village beach at Pizzo Marina is picturesque with its colourful umbrellas that each visitor brings. This beach, although not service, features two sweet water showers, and the bars and pizzerias are just across the street.
Other beach areas of Pizzo, Piedigrotta, Marinella or Marina can also be reached with an Ape-Taxi Service from the main piazza.
You do not need a car to stay at Palazzo Pizzo Residence.
With your booking we will provide our guidebook to Pizzo with lots of recommendations for local restaurants, day trips, museums and important phone numbers.
This apartment is not suitable for small children and people afraid of height. Extra person is 20 Euro/night for bed sheets and towels.
We are an Italian-German Family, living partly in Italy, partly in Asia.
We have renovated two over 200 year old properties in Pizzo. After a successful introduction of our "Palazzo Pizzo Residence" we are now welcoming guests at the "Dependence delle Grazie" and at "Studio Bellavista". All three vacation rentals are located in the centro storico di Pizzo Calabro.
Susan purchased this apartment in 2006
Why Pizzo? - The location is superb, the people are friendly, the life is simple, the food tastes delicious, the ice cream is the best, the climate is healthy, the prices are moderate, the beach is in walking distance, time stands still, Italy as we love it, and the international airport is only 25km away!
Once you are inside the palazzo and take a look above the sea, you are hocked. The apartment is centrally located downtown of the centro storico but with its location on the edge of the cliff you can enjoy serene scenery and amazing views.
Pizzo has a healthy and relaxing climate. The location is serene, quiet, peaceful, picturesque and romantic. Just 3 minutes walk from bustling, lively main piazza (which is quiet between 2pm-5pm as well) but getting busier and busier in summer nights after 9pm. In August there a many performances on stage.
Pizzo, other than more touristic places in Calabria like Tropea, is not as much deserted outside the main holiday season as the Pizzitani live in their village all year round. Even centro storico is becoming more and more popular with local families who are re-discovering the charm of their village. Even in winter it is not deserted.
While in Pizzo you can taste the world famous tartufo ice cream that was invented here. It worth the whole trip. Or if you prefer a more savoury tastes, then you are right in Calabria. The delicious tomato with sweet red onions are a favorite light lunch dish. Calabrians like to cook with chili and garlic.
The town also has an old little castello with an museum and around 10 churches to visit.
All our favorite restaurants and bars, all in walking distance. If you rent a car, we have ideas for day trips for you as well. Calabria is a beautiful, hidden gem!
Abbiamo soggiornato per una settimana in questo meraviglioso residence di design, comodo confortevole e funzionale. La residenza d'epoca associata ad un arredo minimale ma molto chic, ha reso il nostro soggiorno ideale e rilassante. La casa e'molto fresca e ventilata, abbiamo riposato benissimo senza l'uso dell'aria condizionata ma solo ogni tanto del deumidificatore. Il giardino mediterraneo con vista spettacolare sul golfo di Sant'Eufemia e' stata la nostra meta preferita per trascorrere le calde ore pomeridiane all"ombra in assoluto relax comodamente seduti sulle sdraio azzurre. L'appartamento e' equipaggiato proprio di tutto quello di cui si ha bisogno durante il soggiorno, non ultimo anche un nuovissimo ombrellone per il mare. Grazie mille Susan.
What an amazing apartment and what a wonderful warm caring and friendly host! I enjoyed a week relaxing in this lovely apartment after a busy 12 day tour of Sicily. I had been communicating with Susanne for some time before my stay in Pizzo and was really looking forward to my stay. All my expectations were met and then some. Now home on a cold 11c degree day if I close my eyes I can be back on the lovely terrace in the sunshine looking at that blue, blue sea.
The apartment is incredible in that you feel like you are suspended above the sea which is the view from all windows even the cute bathroom. The apartment has been fitted out with modern fixtures and there is everything you will need for a very enjoyable stay - the kitchen is great.
Pizzo is a lovely town which provided enough in the way of meandering streets and cafes, restaurants etc to keep me entertained for the week. The ice cream sold at the cafes in the town square is a feature of this town. I happened upon a wonderful jewellery shop called SMAK which introduces the concept of bringing art into jewellery. If you are looking for something different - this is the place.
Susanne arranged for Concetta who runs a taxi service to meet me at the station and I then arranged for her to drive me back to the airport upon my departure. She is a lovely person and although apologised for her lack of English, was quite easy to communicate with. I would like to say thank you to Susanne, Tononi and Concetta for making my stay so enjoyable and fully recommend this wonderful apartment.
What a beautiful property with lovely people (Susan and Angelo) managing it! My husband and I so enjoyed our 4 night stay here. We were very comfortable and everything that we needed was provided. The view out of all the windows and from the outside terrace were just amazing! We will have those views and all the memories of that special little town for years to come! Thank goodness for cell phone cameras to keep those memories with us! Thanks for a great stay!
Pizzo, ein sehr schöner Ort an der Westküste Kalabriens, berühmt für seine Eisspezialitäten, darüber hinaus ein Platz mit sehr freundlichen, offenen und herzlichen Einheimischen. Um diesen schönen Ort wirklich genießen zu können bietet sich ein Aufenthalt im Palazzo Pizzo an. Ein mit sehr viel Liebe zum Detail und geschmackvoller Einrichtung restaurierter Palazzo in der Altstadt. Wir wurden mit sehr viel persönlichem Engagement empfangen, von der Abholung/Rücktransport am Bahnhof bis hin zur Stadtführung haben wir uns sehr gut betreut gefühlt. Die Ferienwohnung ist wunderbar, mit einzigartigem Blick auf das Meer, die Terrasse idyllisch und sehr ruhig, die Einrichtung modern und mit viel Geschmack. Es ist alles vorhanden um sich wohl zu fühlen und das dolce vita zu genießen. Die Atmosphäre war so beeindruckend, dass wir sehr gerne länger geblieben wären und schon unsren nächsten Aufenthalt im Palazzo Pizzo planen. Wir bedanken uns nochmals an dieser Stelle bei der ganzen Familie Crosetto für diesen wunderbaren Urlaub. Mit herzlichen Grüßen Natalia und Peter
From the warm Calabrian welcome of Tonino to the amazing views from every window, this apartment exceeds any photo and is grand beyond belief.
Well appointed, the kitchen calls to your own exploration of local ingredients which the shop keepers just out side the main piazza are extremely helpful with. They are eager to share recipes & tastes.
Susanne's book of recommendations was a great place to start and we found the local waiters at L'ercole gelatorria could assist in connecting you from Ape taxis ( a must do on the narrow streets - beats any ride at Disney) and fishing. Dani at Calabria Sport Fishing provided a local experience of catching tuna in Tyranean sea.
We would highly recommend staying at the Palazzo in early October as the weather was warm, a day at the beach still possible and few crowds so a seat for gelato was always available. Though we had no car, I would recommend it if you want to explore the surrounding areas.
Grazie Susanne and Tonino for a rejuvenating week!
a fantastic apt and host, susan meets all your needs great terrace and fantastic views close to all resturants & bars would go back 5*
We enjoyed a wonderful stay at Palazzo Pizzo. The location of the apartment is perfect—easy walking distance to the main square, restaurants and marina, but very quiet and private-- it feels a world away. Unlike many vacation rentals, this apartment is actually lovelier in reality than in the photos. There are world class views from the private terrace, the kitchen and even the bathroom. Angelo was the perfect host and guide, showing us all the highlights (including the very important tips on where to park!), pointing out the best restaurants, shops and cafes. After we unloaded the luggage, Angelo hopped in the car with us and guided us through the narrowest streets we have yet seen in Italy, which while still a bit hair-raising was far better than us trying to sort it out on our own. (By the end of our stay, we had mastered the routes in and out of town—as Angelo calmly assured us we would.) Both he and Tonino went out of their way to be sure everything was just right for our stay.
Pizzo was a great introduction for us to the Calabrian coast. As Californians, we are spoiled for beautiful sandy beaches, but Pizzo and environs did not disappoint. Unfortunately, as we were there in March, the weather was not quite warm enough for us to take full advantage and we hope to come back again in early summer or fall. In the three days we spent in Pizzo, we had the best seafood ever. We highly recommend La Lampara, where Joseph and his brother Paolo prepared delicious fresh dishes, including the local pasta, fileja, with clams and mussels in a light tomato broth and a mixed seafood grill. Both speak excellent English, and were happy to guide our choices and prepare things to our taste. After visiting the Monday market in Tropea (we were told it would be pretty quiet there in the off season—if so, I’d hate to see it in summer—it was a huge market with just about everything imaginable—and filled with shoppers) we wanted to get away from the crowds so we headed to Vibo Marina for lunch. From the moment we were greeted by the maitre de Franco until the complimentary glass of sweet wine, lunch at Lapprodo was an amazing experience—highly recommended. We can easily understand why it has a Michelin star; the surprise was how warm and friendly the welcome.
|Refundable damage deposit||$107|
No pets, not suitable for children, no smoking, no party.
Additional guest (after 2 guest) is 20E/night and needs to register.
Check-in is from 3pm-8pm. Please contact us at least 2-3 days prior to your arrival to agree on a time for the key handover.