The apartment resides in a prime location in the Marasusa holiday village, making it the perfect holiday base. The holiday village is perched on top of a hill in Paraghelia (3 minutes drive to Tropea) overlooking the old town of Tropea and it's new marina. Many regard Tropea as Italy’s best kept secret, no wonder the Sunday Times named it as its top beach holiday destination. Whilst sat on the terrace of the apartment, having a drink, witness panoramic views of Tyrrhenian Sea, the Aeolian Islands and a breathtaking sunset. The apartment offers a relaxing oasis of peace set amongst beautiful flowers and plants but you are still only just a few minutes away from the sandy beaches, restaurants, bars and bustling narrow streets of Tropea. Facilities include a beautiful shared infinity swimming pool, jacuzzi, shallow pool area for children, sun beds and showers.
Apartment in Tropea, Calabria, Italy - Peaceful Location, 3 Mins To Beach And Historic Town Of Tropea
- Calendar last updated:
- Mar 8, 2019
Pool / Spa
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
Lovely place with an amazing view
A perfect place to be if you want quietness and a stunning view over the sunset and Stromboli.
A car is a must for this stay.
Perfect place, perfect view. Wonderful
Wonderful place, hidden away. Close to everything you'll need. (by car)
We stayed here with our two small children. We all loved it, perfect apartment, looking over Tropea, immaculate pools gardens and everyone there was so friendly.
The sunset is breathtaking.
You need a car, but who wouldn't want to explore a little.
Don't stay anywhere else.
The owners were extremely helpful, nothing was a problem.
A great base to explore and relax
We have just returned from a fantastic 7 days in Marasusa . The views from the complex are stunning and the pool and grounds are well maintained . The apartment was well described and accommodated the three of us well by utilising the sofa bed and bedroom .
The complex is at the top of gated private road which left us relaxed that our 8 year old could have a degree of freedom inside the complex to play with the friends he made .
I would describe the local area as " true Italy " in all aspects with the restaurants offering authentic food at reasonable prices .
We are planning on returning and wouldnt hesitate to recommend this apartment to a couple or small family .
Stunning, beautiful, peacefull
Absolutely loved this holiday. The apartment was hidden away up the hillside in a small complex. Gardens & pool well kept and clean. Family on site (who run poolside bar, pool & gardens ) very charming & friendly. Nearby Tropea, busy town with plenty of shops & good choice of restaurants. But we preferred Paghelia as far more peaceful & loads easier to park the car & a beach to die for! The long walk back up is well worth it, take some bottled water.
9 days of sheer tranquility, peace and quiet as we went out of peak season. Just the rest we wanted in an idylic place. Pool area was immaculate and scenes breathtaking. Beach in the area lovely with sun loungers bars if requried. Particulary enjoyed the Jazz Festival in Tropea. Altogether I give it a 5 star rating and would definately go again.
Absolutely wonderful – highly recommended! We stayed here during the first week of June and enjoyed a perfect week of sunshine and relaxation (temperature already in the late 20’s/early 30’s!). This is an ideal time to go if you are looking for peace and quiet. We had the pool to ourselves the first few days and later in the week there were only a handful of other guests staying who were all lovely. The Marasusa complex is beautifully maintained and feels very safe with the gated entrance. Lovely landscaped gardens lead down to the swimming pool and jacuzzi. Spectacular views looking out over the sea and Tropea old town. Magical sunsets can be enjoyed with a glass of wine from the terrace in the evenings. A car is a must as there are some beautiful beaches a short drive away. The neighbouring town of Pizzo is also worth a visit as are the Zungri caves. The apartment itself is simple and clean. The only thing missing is an oven/grill in the kitchen which meant we had to cook all of our meals on the hob when eating in. A BBQ would be a wonderful addition! We have recommended Marasusa to all of our friends and family as Tropea is definitely a holiday destination not to be missed. We loved it so much we hope to revisit ourselves in the not too distant future!
Thank you for leaving a review and we are pleased that you had a 'perfect week'. I am sorry there wasn't an oven in the apartment but in addition to the hob there is a microwave that has an oven and grill function on it.
For those people that don't want to eat in, it is worth pointing out that eating out is very reasonable. In a typical restaurant you can get a large pizza from EUR 4 and local wine for EUR 4 - EUR 6 per litre!
Special interest holidays:
Diving and snorkeling - Calabria offers one of the best diving areas in the Italian Mediterranean. This is mainly due to the geological characteristics typical of the diving areas south of Tropea. The marina has several diving schools.
Sailing & Windsurfing - Again there are schools in Tropea with courses which include catamaran-sailing and windsurfing for beginners as well as for advanced students.
Fishing - There are numerous companies offering deep sea fishing trips.
History and Culture - Calabria is a region of ancient Mediterranean culture and it is the place from which Italy derives its name. Accordingly there any many historical buildings and sites to visit in the region.
Walking Holidays - Calabria is an area of outstanding national beauty and has not only beautiful beaches and beautiful mountains but national parks. These make for peaceful and interesting walking holidays.
Calabria has mile upon mile of sandy beaches, rocky coves, spectacular headlands and space. The beaches are among the cleanest in Italy and absolutely stunning, like you've gone long haul but without the flight! Probably the most famous of all beaches in Calabria is that of Tropea and no visit to the region would be complete without witnessing the glistening white sands that gently spill into the glittering blue waters. The beach of Tropea and it's marina are 2km away. Nearest beach 1.5km.
Ryanair offers cheap all year round direct flights from London Stansted Airport to Lamezia Terme Airport. The apartment is 50km, approximately 45 minutes drive from the airport.
It is also possible to fly from a number of Regional airports in the UK to Milian, Rome, Pisa, Bologna from where internal flights are available or Tropea can be reached by car/train. This is ideally suited for a two centre holiday (city+beach).
We recommend hiring a car.
Tropea town centre is just over 2km from the apartment and Parghelia train station is 1 km away.
Calabria, the southern most 'toe' of the Italian 'boot', is described by many to be the Mediterranean's best kept secret, offering a glimpse of authentic Italy. However, to Italians, particularly those from the busier cities, it is a very popular tourist area, which they often refer to as the ‘Real Riveria’.
The area basks in sun much of the year round with summer temperatures often in the 30 - 40C range, whilst winters are mild with temperatures rarely dropping below 10 C. The warm temperatures and extended summer season mean this is an area that can be enjoyed much of the year round, with bathing in the sea continuing as late as November !
The town of Tropea is situated on one of the most stunning coastlines, no wonder this coast is called “La Costa degli Dei”, the Coast of the Gods. Many regard Tropea as Calabria's jewel, the most picturesque of its towns. Tropea pulls off a rare trick by managing to be both unspoilt and fashionable, becoming one of the most sought-after places in Calabria
The beachfront and nearby marina hosts many pizzerias and seafood restaurants, rental boats, organised boat trips and a diving school. In high season, Tropea seems to have a festival every week, and celebrates everything from Blues and Jazz to the locally grown red onions ! As in all Italy, music, the Arts and food figure prominently in Tropean life and the concerts and restaurants are for all to enjoy.
Marassusa is located on the hillside in the village of Parghelia, which joins on to Tropea. Famous for its fishing, Paraghelia has its own beautiful beach and small villiage atmosphere with restaurants, bars, little shops, a small supermarket, post office and bank. There is a coastal train service that stops at Parghelia will take you to other resorts and in the summer there are ferries to Sicily and the Aeolian Islands - including Stromboli.
When you stay somewhere like Marasusa you'll have an excellent base for a great family beach holiday or a romantic break.
Additional information about rental rates
Booking Notes: A 25% deposit is needed to secure the booking. The balance, together with a refundable breakage deposit of £100, is due 8 weeks before occupancy. Changeover Day: Changeover days are flexible. The apartment should be vacated by 10am and will be ready by 4pm (unless by prior arrangement).