The inherited feature of this house is the small rest that follows a few stairs in front of the entrance door. The house with its many colors and games of architecture represents the warm and typical house that once were inhabited by the town's poorest families at this part of the historical center. The house has an entrance with kitchen (hidden), a service area excavated in the rock, a bathroom and a comfortable bedroom overlooking the sea and the picturesque "Piazzetta San Francesco, true heart of the albergo diffuso.
The bedroom can be composed with double bed and single bed or even made up to three single beds.
If needed we can add a crib/cot (camping cot) for a child.
* Special offer for children: Very family friendly as children under 2 years don't pay and children between 3-12 pay only 5 € per day.
This house is part of the group of houses of EcoBelmonte, recovered and restructured due to its abandonment over time, with the best practices of bio-building and bio-architecture to offer you a safe, healthy and a typical Calabrian house.
EcoBelmonte is part of a project for the protection and revival of the historical center of Belmonte Calabro with the practice of the hospitality in a group of neighboring houses.
Belmonte Calabro is among other things a medieval village situated on a rocky hill shape of the back of a donkey. The Mediterranean stain (Macchia Mediterranea) is part of its natural vegetation. The Veri River bathes the lands of Belmonte, and along it you can take a road passing under waterfalls and ending at Mount Cocuzzo to 1541 meters above sea level, through dense and varied vegetation, with a unique fauna and towering centennial trees.
Belmonte has a beautiful sea view, which is maximized in the period between October and December, when it is more common also see the archipelago of the Aeolian Islands in the foreground with the Stromboli volcano in constant activity. Belmonte is home of the Reefs of Isca Marine Park (Parco Marino Scogli di Isca), where it is possible to dive in its depths and admire its particular and unique wonders. it is also the home of many famous people (like Michelle Bianchi and poet Galeazzo di Tarsia) and various cultural activities.... All this makes Belmonte one of the most interesting centers in the area.
Belmonte Calabro is located in the center of the mythical region of Calabria, on the Tyrrhenian Sea, at few kilometers from the international airport of Lamezia Terme. It is a convenient starting point to visit the whole region to discover the natural treasures of the National Parks of Sila, Pollino and Aspromonte; to discover the mysteries of the important and numerous archaeological sites of Calabria which is the richest archaeological heritage of Europe; to discover the mysticism of the fascinating religious routes drawn from the life of San Francesco di Paola, the saint patron of Calabria and of the people of the sea; to discover the archaic and unique traditions of the many villages in Albanian, Occitan and Hellenistic traditions; to discover the beautiful statues of the Riace bronzes; to the discovery of a wonderful region full of … mysteries!
The village is actually a postcard, with colored walls, stairways that lead up and down in a sort of maze to walk slowly and undo the thoughts, flower pots, lamps with warm light, terraces on the roofs, gardens that intersect with walls and gates that are nestled on one another.
All perfectly restored and accessible via a couple of parking at both ends, and in the village you move only on foot. A square that serves as the center of gravity where there is a meeting place and a restaurant with traditional cuisine which is itself the cultural heritage of the people who still live in well-being, perhaps the one true fact of human relationships, adequate time, quality.
We recommend to come by car or to rent one, as this is a rural region and there is not much public transport.
By car: To get to Belmonte Calabro by car is necessary to take the A3 Salerno - Reggio Calabria; exit Cosenza Nord, take the SS107 to Paola and then take the SS18 South. It is Located 39 Km from Cosenza
By Train: Belmonte is served by the local train station. It is easily accessible whit ES Service to Paola, a distance of 20 Km.
By Air: The nearest airport is Lamezia Terme, only 25 km from Belmonte Calabro.
Recommended Parking Coordinates: Piazza del Giudice S., 5, 87033 Belmonte Calabro CS
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For cancellations made 0-7 days before arrival, a charge of 30% applies.
Children Under 2 years old d not pay. Children between 3 and 12 years old pay only 5 euros per day.
Company Albergo Diffuso EcoBElmonte - Mrs. Gabriella Garritano
We speak: English, Italian and Spanish
I'm Gabriella Garritano, member of the group creators and founders of recent “Albergo diffuso EcoBelmonte” (A new Italian kind of Hotel). EcoBelmonte is part of a project for the protection and revival of the historical center of Belmonte Calabro with the practice of the hospitality in a group of neighboring houses recovered and restructured due to its abandonment over time, with the best practices of bio-building and bio-architecture. Belmonte Calabro is an example of environmental sustainability and preservation of cultural and social tradition.
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