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Pizzo Beach Club, 5* Resort one bedroom apartment sleeps 4

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Contrada Difesa I Apartment Rental Photos and Description

Apartment, 1 Bedroom + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2-4)

Pizzo Beach Club is a new resort only recently completed and is located on the beach in picturesque Calabria on the west coast of Southern Italy. The apt. is modern and consists of 1 bedroom, bathroom, modern kitchen and living room and is equipped with air conditioning. The apartment is furnished to accomodate families. The apt. has its own garden area and outside terrace for dining and relaxing. This 5* resort is new and boasts 2 large swimming pools, tennis courts, football pitch, gymnasium, outdoor/indoor restaurant on site, plus it's own general grocery shop.

A short walk through a pine forest brings you to the sandy beach.

Relaxation is the name of this holiday.

The swimming pools are open from 15th April to 15th October as are most of the communal areas.

A daily shuttle bus service operates from the resort to the historic centre of Pizzo town. Tickets are available from reception.

The resort is located adjacent to the all inclusive resort of Club Med Naptia with a wide range of watersports, dining and entertainment for which discounted daily passes are available from Pizzo Beach Club reception.

For families with young children cots and highchairs are available for a small charge.

Other additional services are available to order including: airport transfers, grocery packs, tours and excursions.

The Pizzo / Pizzo Beach area

Pizzo is one of the up and coming places of Southern Italy. Easily accessible by plane, train and road. Together with the great variety of restaurants, cafes, bars, shops and local historic touristic venues. Pizzo offers great value. Visit the Piazza Della Republic where events and social occasions take place during the summer months. Also many festivals throughout the year making it a great place to visit at any time.

Pizzo has a classic southern Mediterranean climate, enjoying warm weather from April to October. The summers are hot and dry with clear blue skies and brilliant sunshine.

Pizzo is in the Province of Vibo Valentia (Calabria, Southern Italy). Situated on an elevated cliff position overlooking the Gulf of Santa Eufemia. It has one of the longest coast lines, 26kl of unspoilt beaches from Pizzo to Lamezia.

Pizzo has always been dependant on the Sea. It’s stability and prosperity coming from the sea and the land that surrounds Pizzo.

The ‘Piazza della Repubblicca’ is dominated by the 15th Century Aragonese castle which is now a museum and showcase to Joachim Murat, the ex-king of Naples who was shot on 13th Oct 1815 at the castle and was supposedly laid to rest at the Baroque Church of St George; which dates back to 1632 which can also be visited during opening hours.

Pizzo is steeped in history and legends and as you walk around it’s old cobbled streets and weave your way through the houses you feel a sense of belonging, watching history. It is a place to explore and discover; full of tradition and culture.

This apartment is superbly positioned in Calabria. Where the locals are friendly and helpful. Have a coffee, read a book, watch the world go by ... or take the family off to the beach. Go boating, do the inflatables, banana's, ski, or ever fancied a jet ski, well now is your chance .. and all this is on your door step.

If your the adventurer, you are well positioned to go off exploring. The historic town of Pizzo is a 10 minute drive away. It is the home of the famous 'Tartufo' , a must for all ice-cream lovers. There is a castle and museum, cathedral, tombs, the 'Piedigrotto' caves, San Franchesco Church, the marina and that's just Pizzo. Vibo Valentia is for the archeologicalists, amazing what you can dig up !!!

A Norman castle perched on a hill, housing the Museo Archeologico Statale'Vito Capialbi'.

Just below, the libuary, worth a visit just for the view. The museum of art, 'Valentianum Museo di Arte Sacra. And one of my favorites, the cathedral, 'Duomo di Santa Maria Maggioge e San Leoluca. Best to do your home work before visiting, as there is not much information in English. Though there is a local information tourist board in every town. Check out the Airport tourist office and ask for any info in English they may have, you will be amazed.

Vibo also boasts the largest street market in Calabria held on a Saturday morning. Plus there are a lot of street shops, something to tempt all the family. The Vibo Commercial Center is only a 10 minute drive out of town.

An evening visit to Vibo, you can try some of the best restaurants in Calabria. The back streets are full of them. Vibo Valentia is a good place for hiking and trekking. You can enjoy the sea or the mountain paths, where you can explore and take photos of the unspoilt landscape. The 'Sentiero Frassati della Calabria' is one of the best Italian paths, where you can walk for at least 7 hours uninterrupted. Another stunning place for hiking and trekking is 'Lake Angitola', close to Maierota and is preserved by the WWF. Here you can watch grey herons, great crested grebe, swans and many other species.

Tropea is a must to visit. Hundreds of tourists would agree. In September Tropea hosts the 'Tropea Jazz Festival' . Tropea,is a very popular tourist destination. Filled with fascinating little streets, ancient buildings and wrought iron balconies, gift shops, boutique. The Cathedral is well worth a look. Next to it is the exhibition center. You can also visit the little island and it's suggestive 'S.Maria dell'Isola Church' that was an important Benedectine Monastery. The city is also well known all over the world for it's production of the sweet flavoured red Tropea onion. Parghelia also hosts the 'Tropea Onion' festival in September.

There is something for all the family, just come and visit.


More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible

Property Manager
Lorraine Baker
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english, spanish, italian
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Calendar last updated:
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About Lorraine Baker

I live and work in the USA. When I relax I like to spend time with my family and friends.

Some of my family are from Italian decent so I have a great connection to the country.

Italy is my love affair.

Lorraine Baker purchased this apartment in 2011

Why Lorraine Baker chose Vibo Valentia

I love Italy and so does my family.

The culture, the people, the food, need I say more !!!

Pizzo Beach Club is in a superb location in Calabria. It has an airport, Lamezia Terme which is accessible from most Internation and European destinations.

Accessability for my family and friends to come and enjoy my apartment was essential.

What makes this apartment unique

Location, location, location.

Sun, Sea and Sand.

Great food and wine, what more could you wish for.


based on 6 traveler reviews

Pizzo Beach Club, 5* Resort one bedroom apartment sleeps 4
average rating of 5.0 based on 6 reviews
Atlanta, Georgia

The BEST Location

  • 5 of 5

We choose to stay at the Pizzo Beach Club resort for many reasons. First, the staff were fantastic. From picking us up at the airport, to pre-shopping for food (Italian specialties) for us before our arrival, to providing us with travel tips and transportation, the service could not be better. Our apartment was the ideal place to stay. It was beautiful with many Italian touches and all the modern conveniences for everyone in the family; Wi-Fi, TV, VCR. It was very clean and comfortable. We loved the patio. We were very close to all the club amenities. The pools were perfect with umbrellas and chairs for everyone. The beach was breath taking, but best was the walk to the beach on the stone walk way! This was the perfect Italian experience. We had planned on visiting more towns but did not want to leave our resort or apartment; maybe next time. We would go back to the club and the apartment in a heartbeat

  • Submitted: Apr 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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New York, New York

Can't wait to go back!!

  • 5 of 5

Staying in our apartment in the Pizzo Beach Club Resort was the perfect retreat after a busy day of visiting surrounding towns and using all the great recreational activities at the club. We were only a few miles from the small towns and Italian countryside. We took day trips with the Tuk Tuk (highly recommended for travel) and found the best towns, churches and restaurants. We had close personal experiences with the people and culture. Each day we returned to our cozy apartment. The apartment was immaculate and had all the necessities and personal touches for the entire family. The location was ideal for a very short walk to the pools, clubs, store, gym and white beaches. The front yard, awning and furniture added to the pleasures of eating fine foods and drinking local wines. I can’t imagine staying in a hotel after our stay.

  • Submitted: Apr 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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An Italian Paradise

  • 5 of 5

We can't say enough about our stay at Pizzo Beach Club, apartment 24G. The resort is spectacular. The pools, recreation areas, gym and restaurants were so close. The staff were friendly and accommodating. The short walk to the white beach was breathtaking...through the stone path and forest. Our apartment had all the conveniences of home with Wi-Fi, and laundry. The patio was a beautiful place to enjoy breaksfast and a glass of wine at night. Cooking in the modern kitchen with local meats, cheeses and fruits was a pleasure. We could not have had a more injoyable experience.

  • Submitted: Mar 14, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Toronto, Canada

Can't wait to go back!!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I were lucky enough to rent this beautiful apartment as a home base while visiting relatives in the Pizzo area but once there, we didn't want to leave. The apartment is lovely and immaculately clean and very well appointed. There were many amenities on the property and it was a short walk through a fragrant pine forest to a beautiful and expansive beach right next door to Club Med. Chairs and umbrellas were ready for our use and there was also a lifeguard present each day. The Pizzo area is a wonderful mix of historic buildings and modern industry. The property is secure and very near to Enrico's (where the pastries are delicious) and Calipo where you can get Ventresca Tuna and THE BEST ICE CREAM I've ever had ( try the Mascarpone and pear). To top it all off, the owners were delightful to deal with. I would definately recommend this property and look forward to visiting again.

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2012
  • Stayed: Jun 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Pizzo Beach Club Paradise.

  • 5 of 5

We only had a short break at Pizzo, but thoroughly enjoyed the experience.

The apartment catered so well for our family of 4. Having a washing machine was a bonus. It was relaxing and peaceful to sit on the terrace enjoying a glass of local wine and food produce, of which there is an abundance.

The children loved the walk through the Pine forrest to the beach and having a play area with climbing frames and swings was the perfect place for them to meet with their new found friends.

We would most definatly be returning to this area and this apartment in the future.

Thank you for letting us enjoy your home.

  • Submitted: Apr 11, 2012
  • Stayed: Mar 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Apartment 24 G A True Taste Of Italy

  • 5 of 5

My son and I stayed the first year the resort was opened. The apartment was beautiful and so Italian; expresso/capacino makers, groppa and decor. The staff in the office were very friendly and helpful. You can't get any more Italian than the town of Pizzo. There was no need to go any where else. We shopped local for fine foods and cooked every day in the great kitchen. We are returning to the same place this year.

  • Submitted: Apr 9, 2012
  • Stayed: Mar 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so happy that you enjoyed your Italian experience and even more delighted that you are going to return. There is so much to explore and experience in Calabria. Look forward to seeing you soon.
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Nearest Airport
12 Kilometres
Lamezia Terme SUF
Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
10 Kilometres
Vibo Marina
Nearest Golf
60 Kilometres
Nearest Train
8 Kilometres
Vibo / Pizzo Station
Nearest Motorway
2 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
Nearest Ski
60 Kilometres
Silla Slopes
Nearest Beach
250 Metres
Private Beach of Pizzo Beach Club
Car: recommended

Also included at the development is a football area, children's play ground. A new addition for this year is an exclussive water slide, suitable for all ages !!!

The development is in a great location. A short drive to the historic town of Pizzo. Wander around the ancient town, revel in the natural culture, love the cuisine, bask

in the sun. Visit the castle, learn about Murat at the museum.

The A3 is a 2 minute drive, so you can explore further afield if you desire. It is possible to travel to Reggio Calabria in under 2 hours. It is also possible to visit Sicilly within 2 hours.

Perfect location for touring.

If you choose to visit areas with in 30 minutes drive you have a selection of smaller towns, interesting and cultural; from Filadelfia, Vibo Valencia, the port of Vibo Marina to name but a few.

The largest city close by is Lamezia. Full of shops, restaurants, entertainment.

Or you could choose to go on a guided tour. From wildlife walks, tours of the lake, cookery courses, winery tasting, also includes cheeses and a visit to the farm.

Or if you really want to indulge you could visit 'Popilla', the health and beauty spa. It is set on a hill overlooking the Tyrrhenian Sea. An unspoilt coast line. Set in vast greenery. Walks ranging from beginners to advanced. Through forrests, arounds lakes, look at the animal farm, visit the wilde pigs. Or just relax around the pool with a beer.


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A security deposit of 150 ( $, £, €, currancy of choice) is required when obtaining the keys. This is not included in the quote. This deposit will be returned on departure, subject to inspection.

Calculation is based on 4 persons; it is possible to sleep a 5th person or add a cot, cost $ 100 per week.


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Contrada Difesa I Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 0
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 46 m²
Location Type:
  • Beachfront
  • Mountain View
  • Resort
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Queen size Beds (1)
  • DVD Player
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Tennis
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • tennis
There is a children's play area, sun beds and umbrellas provided at both pools and the beach. Private beach, pine forrest walk, water slide, for all ages. Ideal for family fun. Or total relaxation vacation.

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