Best beaches of Italy
- COSTA DEGLI DEI - PÌZZO CÀLABRO!
6 BEST ITALIAN RESORTS WITH white SANDY BEACHES ON Costa Degli Dei
“Costa degli Dei” (Coast of the Gods) is a stretch of astonishing white sandy beaches coastline, which runs for 55 km along the southern Tyrrhenian Sea. It includes all the beaches of the province of Vibo Valentia, – recognized as the best beches of Italy and Europe held in the ranking of the Blue flag FEE (Foundation for Environmental Education).
This beautiful part of the coastline, which borders the so-called horn of Calabria, is famous for its series of bays, capes, white beaches and clear warm blue seas. The seaside resorts of the Costa degli Dei are Pìzzo Càlabro, Briàtico, Zambròne, P arghèlia, Tropèa, Capo Vaticano and Nicòtera.
Pìzzo Càlabro is not only beautiful beaches, breathtaking views, crystal clear sea, but also an old town with XI centuary Murat Castle (700 metres from AQUAM@RINE) that is full of life, restaurants and local craft shops, its narrow streets full of history.
At Pìzzo Càlabro there are four breathtaking white sands beaches, namely Central Pizzo beach (25 min by foot), Peddigrotta beach (Piedigrotta Church is 900 metres from the accommodation, 15 min by foot), Vibo-Pizzo train Staition beach (40 min by foot), Marinella beach (40 min by foot).
At Zambrone (15 minutes by car) visitors will enjoy the long stretch of white sandy beach, surrounded by the green hills on the one side, and the crystal-clear sea perfect for diving on the other.
At Parghelia (25 minutes by car) there are three beaches, namely Michelino, Vardano, and La Grazia. In the Pizzuta area visitors can admire the well-known Faraglione del Palombaro, a stack with granite pinnacles jutting out of the sea.
Tropea (30 minutes by car) is the pearl of the Tyrrhenian Sea, and the best-known town in Calabria. Its beaches leave visitors truly breathtaking: Rotonda beach (set between two cliffs), “a ’linguata” (the largest, ideal for diving), Convento (thus called owing to the convent there), Passo Cavalieri (recommended for diving), l’Occhiale and il Cannone.
Capo Vaticano (45 minutes by car) enjoys a stunning view of the Aeolian Islands, and is located in front of the volcano of Stromboli. Its beaches are charming and can be reached along paths carved into the rock, or along trails set amidst the natural landscape. Its sea bed is both rocky and sandy, and the flora is varied: fans of diving are sure to enjoy it.
For young people, Baia di Riaci (at S. Domenica di Ricadi) is the place to head for, thanks to its stunning sea beds, the numerous beach establishments, beach services and the sea-front night club.
The three bays at Grotticelle afford wonderful views and picture-postcard scenery. They can be reached from the sea, or along small paths. It is well worth visiting them, not least to admire the stack at Capo Vaticano jutting out of the sea.
Calabria - NATURAL RESERVE
Calabria is not only the most beatiful beaches of Italy.
Calabria is also famouse by national parks, reserves and nature oases with a variegated landscape dense with truly stunning mountains, hills, forests, valleys and canyons. Three parks have been created, set behind the area’s coastlines, thereby making them easier to reach: the Aspromonte National Park, the Pollino National Park, the Sila National Park.
There is also the Bacino dell’Angitola, a WWF oasis site since 1987. This artificial lake located in the province of Vibo Valentia is situated along the route taken by migrating birds. Much of the oasis is surrounded by pine forests, olive groves and typical Mediterranean plants.
In addition, there is a vast number of regional and national nature reserves. These places of unrivalled beauty are home to special forms of wildlife and lush plant life. The morphology and geological features of the area are dazzling, ensuring these reserves are breathtaking.
It is possible to take day trips to the Aeolian Islands and Taormina from this splendid stretch of coastline.
Apartment - Italy Pìzzo Càlabro. total comfort!
We propose unique oportunity of vacation on Costa degli Dei with high class accomodation in private two level apartment with separate entrance within closed condominium Napitia Hills with swiming pool and parking, located on the top of Pizzo town.
Apartment is located on two flows with open terrace on top, made in Medeteranian style and equiped with all mordern new staff. Apartment has a bedroom, a living room with big screen flat TV and a fully equipped kitchen with fridge and oven, bathroom equiped with washing maschine,. The apartment offers an outdoor pool with a shared lounge around.
Apartment is full of fresh air even in hot days for it’s unique location on the top of Pizzo, – there is mountain view with free space of wild nature behind the bedroom, permanentaly winded by mountain breeze, and sea breeze comes from the sea on the opposite side in living room, combined with kitchen and 8 m2 balcony. 38 m2 opened panoramic terrace on top allowes to enjoy a glass of wine with breathtaking sunsets under Tyrrhenian Sea, Stromboly view and stairry sky with sounds of nature by nights.
How to reach us
You can reach us easily by taking comfortable buses from Lamezia-Terme airport in 30 minutes, asking driver to stop at the enternce of Pizzo on via Nationale in front of L’Aquilone trade centre, for 3-4 EUR (elevator to the 2nd flow of L’Aquilone trade centre brings you directly to the territory of apartment’s condominium). Either we can arrange your meeting in the airport for 30 EUR. If you come with own car there is a free parking place on closed territory available. Please let us know if you need to arrange your meeting in airoport/train station or elsewhere the eirlier the better (at least 2 days before arrival).
PERFECT INFROSTRUCTURE - EVERYTHING near
Peddigrotta beach is located 20 minutes by foot, Central Pizzo beach – 25 minutes by foot or 5 minutes by car (there is a free parking place next to the beach), Vibo-Pizzo Station beach – 45 minutes by foot or 10 minutes by car. Also everywhere available local “tuk-tuks” with hub at Central piazza of Pizzo and buses goes to Vibo Valentia (stop by demand on Via Nationale). Either there is a train station (Vibo Pizzo), where it is possible to take a train via all cost of Costa degli Dei with panoramic views all over the way or back way to Lamezia-Terme airport.
On the zero flow of L’Aquilone trade centre (50 metres) there is one the best supermarket (MD Discount) with the most democratic prices opens 7 days a week 9 a.m. – 9 p.m., where you can buy all kinds of food/drinks/staff for home and vacation.
On the first flow of L’Aquilone trade centre there is very good neapolitan pizzeria/bar “da Cocis Due Forni” with TV translations on the big screen, where you can also order meal from menue, drinks, coffee directely to apartment with no additional charge.
In 5 minutes by foot with the same street as apartment located, on Thursdays at 8-12 a.m. opens local market, where you can buy fresh vegatables, home wine, cheezes, olives, meat, olive oil from local farmers.
There is huge outlet shopping area in Lamezia-Terme “Due mare” – 30 minutes by car.
Have a comfortable stay and wonderful vacation with us!