town house apartments in the historic, medieval centre of sun-soaked Pizzo by the sea

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town house apartments in the historic, medieval centre of sun-soaked Pizzo by the sea

Situated in the historic centre of Pizzo, near the sea and piazza with its bars, restaurants, shopping corso and ancient castle it is the perfect place to stay. Pizzo is famous for its ice cream, especially "Tartufo di Pizzo", and seafood including tuna, swordfish and salmon. The lively piazza hosts musical evenings and other entertainments as well as religious processions and feasts of various kinds such as the strawberry festival and ice cream and tuna festivals. There are a multitude of beaches nearby, the nearest being just below the castle and another nearby is 9 kms long! Walk along the promenade of an evening or drop into any bar or ...Read more

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town house apartments in the historic, medieval centre of sun-soaked Pizzo by the sea
Pizzo, Calabria, Italy

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Pizzo is located on the coast, just off the main motorway from Salerno to Reggio Calabria, 30 minutes drive form Lamezia airport, which has direct flights from London Stansted and other airports. The Pizzo exit is clearly marked. Being far south it enjoys a sunnier climate than most places in Italy. Sicily is a 2 hour drive away, using the ferry at San Giovani, or accessible by train/boat. Calabria, the region, is famous for peppers, red onions and spicy food, including great seafood such as tuna, swordfish and salmon, vegetables and fruit. Market gardening is one of the main activities as well as fishing and tourism. Tropea can be reached by train or road and is a well know resort but really crowded in summer. Pizzo is a quieter historic town and has a better piazza and Murat's castle beside it, is a must-see. The church of Piedigrotta, carved out of the cliff, is another. Many churches are an art-goers delight and religious processions are so colourful. "Tartufo di Pizzo" is the traditional ice cream to be savoured but there are many more. Beaches lie along the coast here, one being 9 kms long. The mountains are not far away and the monastery of San Bruno deserves a visit. A marked is held each Thursday off the Via Nazionale and is well worth the effort . The town of Vibo Valentia, a 20 minute drive, is the seat of local government and has a very big Saturday market and an interesting castle / museum and library. The other great aspect of Pizzo is its friendly inhabitants and bar/restaurantsowners. In the piazza several bars have free WIFI. Just ask for the password. Tell them Michael ("Sono Pizzitano") sent you. You get a true Italian experience in Pizzo, no English/Irish breakfasts! Embrace it and it will embrace you, I promise you. I mention tuc tuc cars elsewhere. They are to be found in the piazza and are cheap and convenient for short tours or trips to beaches, market and landmarks. Ask for "Chicho " ( "ch" as in chips). He is an entertainment and historian, a great laugh and speaks English. I recommend him ans no, he doesn't pay me, but helped me a lot . He may also be found in Bar Centrale in the piazza. My favourite bar is Gelateria Ercole at he top of the piazza. Francesco, the master ice cream maker, will look after you, especially if you mention my name again, Michael aka Sono Pizzitano, I better stop there.

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