It lies halfway between the towns of Ricadi and Tropea and hidden amongst green – holiday apartment Villa Pettinato, owned by dentist Antonio, who lives on the ground floor of the house with his dog Benda. An exterior staircase runs up to the holiday apartment located on the upper floor.
When you pass through the main gate onto the spacious premises for the first time, you are surprised to find a small paradise hidden behind it. The large property is home to a well-tended and varied Mediterranean flora, a koi pond as well as a goat and a few chicken.
From the terrace of your apartment, your gaze roams across this small green realm as far as the sea, which is a ca. 30-minute walk from Villa Pettinato. A path runs from the premises to the town of Santa Domenica and from there further on to the sea (ca. 2.5 km).
Should you plan on spending the summer holidays with your family at the seaside in Calabria, where the waters are of a gorgeous turquoise, then Villa Pettinato might be the ideal accommodation for you. The holiday apartment includes two bedrooms (double bed and twin beds), a combined kitchen-living-dining room and a windowed bathroom with shower cabin, WC, bidet, hair dryer.
You enter the apartment into the kitchen-living-dining room, which is furnished, amongst others, with a sofa, dining furniture, TV, gas stove, oven, refrigerator with freezer compartment, toaster, espresso maker and water boiler. The room opens onto the furnished sea view terrace, where you can take it easy out in the open and, if need be, in the shade of the parasol.
You can roam about freely on the fenced premises around Villa Pettinato. There is a reserved parking space for your car right in front of the house, so, unlike at Tropea, you need not go on a long and partly tiring search for somewhere to park. Do not hesitate to ask landlord Antonio, who, in general, is at home in the evenings, for tips concerning your holidays.
Furnishing of holiday apartment Villa Pettinato also includes free WiFi access, fly screens in the windows and a grill. Gas heating provides for pleasant temperatures during the cooler season and there is a washing machine for shared use.
Shopping can be done at supermarket Conad 2 km off or at neighboring Tropea (ca. 3 km), where you are sure to find the convenience goods and groceries you need. Tropea’s culinary specialties, such as the red, sweet onions and the spicy hot salami ‘Nduja, are also found in the charming alleys of the town.
Do not miss out on visiting Tropea in the early evening hours. Settle down on the town’s Belvedere, savor an aperitif and enjoy the particularly beautiful sunset beyond Stromboli. Only a few meters from the Belvedere, restaurant Genius Loci offers not only a terrific view of the church of Santa Maria dell’Isola, Tropea’s landmark, but also typical Calabrian sea food cuisine and delicious wines.
The nearest place to dine is trattoria-pizzeria La Quercia right across from the premises of Villa Pettinato. Pizza is also served at Il Casale 800 m off. For some very good regional cuisine stop by Agriturismo Manitta at Brattirò (ca. 3 km).
Bar Giardino delle Rose, Gelateria Il Gioiello, a kiosk, the post office and a mini market are found in the immediate vicinity of Santa Domenica’s main square.
Capo Vaticano is well-known for its fine, bright sandy beaches and bathing bays, which often remind you of the Caribbean with its sea waters sparkling in as many shades of turquoise and blue as you can imagine. The beach closest to Villa Pettinato is called Formicoli.
Two further particularly gorgeous beaches are Riaci at Santa Domenica and Grotticelle, the latter a ca. 10-minute drive from Villa Pettinato and considered the most beautiful beach at Capo Vaticano by the locals.
Should you want to have a closer look at and admire the nature of this region, do stop by Pollino National Park, Italy’s largest nature reserve, and take a trip to the Aeolian Islands, one of which is the very active volcano Stromboli. Tours of the islands are offered several times daily from Tropea harbor.
Nearest train station: Tropea (ca. 3.5 km)
Nearest airport: Lamezia Terme (ca. 60 km)
More information about the town of Ricadi
The exact address and the information about the details of your journey are included in the booking confirmation.
|Rental period||Holiday apt (4 pers.)|
Prices are valid per week and for the number of persons given in brackets. Bed linen, towels and final cleaning are included in the rental price.
- Deposit due upon arrival: € 100
- Costs for the use of the gas heating are charged onsite.
- Day of arrival: flexible.
- Minimum stay: July & August 7 nights; June & September 5 nights; April, May & October 4 nights.
-10% discount on 3-week stays.