Baia del Sole Resort, Turiano

  • Italy, Calabria

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The Baia del Sole Resort is set on Calabria's Tyrrhenian coast, immersed in gardens of lemon and orange groves, prickly pears and paradise flowers. Spend your days your days relaxing on the hotel’s private beach or take a refreshing dip in the pool. On a clear day you can see as far as the Volcanic Aeolian Islands. Enjoy a cool drink from the poolside bar or, if you’re feeling peckish grab a light lunch or snack from the restaurant, which offers fresh dishes made using local produce - some of which is grown in their own kitchen gardens. There is plenty to keep you entertained with lots of sporting activities on offer from tennis and yoga to kayaking and diving (all payable locally). The resort is located between Tropea and Capo Vaticano and has plenty to explore in its nearby vicinity.

In the evening the Terrace Bar is the perfect spot to watch the sun set as it dips behind the volcanic island of Stromboli. After your aperitivo, head to Le Gaire Restaurant for some traditional homemade pasta or freshly caught fish. After a day spent exploring the area or just relaxing in the tranquil natural surroundings, the hotel’s guest rooms provide an oasis for you to rest your head. Some rooms have a light modern style where as others have a more traditional theme with natural wood and earthy tones.

Transfer time: approx. 1 hour 20 mins by private car

Added value

Family room offer available between 01 May - 18 Jun & 04 Sep - 31 Oct 21 (not combinable)

Rooms
  • No. of rooms: 108
  • Official rating: 4

Rooms

Classic Garden Rooms are about 19-26m² and are decorated in a fresh modern style. These rooms sleep up to two people and are located on the ground floor with a small terrace and views into the gardens. All rooms are equipped with a telephone, TV, air conditioning, minibar, safe and hairdryer.

Superior Rooms offer more space at about 23-30m² and have a small terrace with garden views, These rooms comfortably sleep up to three people.                  

Family Rooms are about 29m², sleep up to four people and have a generous balcony or terrace. These rooms are available on request, please call to book. 

  • Lift accessible: No
  • Lift serves all floors: No
  • Access ramp: No
Calabria

Perched in the ‘toe’ of Italy’s ‘boot’, the sleepy region has remained untouched by tourism. Visit here and you can explore stunning landscapes of national parks that are home to rare birds and delicate wild flora. Or drive along the coastal roads that hug the cliff side and offer sensational views over the crystal-clear waters towards the Aeolian Islands.

If rest and relaxation are on the agenda, then Calabria won’t disappoint with plenty of sandy beaches framed by crystalline waters and sleepy fishing villages where you can stop for an authentic lunch. Seaside towns like Tropea are ideal for an afternoon stroll to stretch your legs or perhaps indulge in an afternoon prosecco in a local café. And Capo Vaticano boasts some of the most stunning coastlines of Calabria, perhaps even Italy itself.

Excursions

Tropea & Capo Vaticano (half day)

This half day excursion combines the beautiful town of Tropea with the coast of Capo Vaticano. Begin by exploring the old town of Tropea with it's dramatic cliff top location and its iconic promontory, topped by the Church of Saint Mary 'dell'Isola. Visit the Cathedral built in the Norman times and see how it's evolved over the centuries. Next you'll head along the coast to Capo Vaticano. It's hard not to be impressed by the white granite rock formations and beautiful sandy beaches, set against the clear blue sea. Spend some time relaxing or exploring the coast that looks out over the Straits off Messina - so on a clear day you'll have great views of the volcanic Aeolian Islands.

Departs: Sundays from 01 May - 31 Oct 

Price: from £31pp, entrance fees are not included 

Pizzo Calabro (3 hours)

Narrow lanes, small piazzas, churches and local treats at every corner. This little fishing village has kept its traditional charm. On this excursion you'll learn the legends of the church of Piedigrotta, a sea grotto excavated from the volcanic tufa stone, filled with moss covered sculptures. Next you'll visit the Aragonese Castle, which not only has a fascinating history, but great views back over the coast and village of Pizzo. You'll also have time for a bit of shopping. Your visit won't be complete until you've tasted the local Tartufo ice cream, layered hazelnut and chocolate ice cream. 

Departs: Mondays from 01 May - 31 Oct 

Price: from £31pp, entrance fees are not included 

Taormina (full day)

Leave the Calabrian coast behind for the day by crossing the Messina Straits to Taormina, on the island of Sicily. High on the hillside, the town is a constant hive of activity. There's a cable car that links the beaches of Isola Bella in Taormina Mare to the old town of Taormina. Visit the beautiful ancient Greek theater and stroll along the bustling Corso Umberto - the main street which is lined by restaurants, bars and shops selling local trinkets and souvenirs. When you reach Piazza IX Aprile you'll have some of the best views of the bay of Giradini Naxos and you might even be able to see the volcanic Mount Etna in the distance. Here you'll see street artists at work and may be lucky enough to listen to Sicilian folk music being played. Seek out a shady spot in the pretty landscaped gardens of Villa Comunale, brefore making your way back across to Calabria.

Departs: Tuesdays from 01 May - 31 Oct 

Price: from £58pp, entrance fees are not included 

Reggio Calabria & Scilla (full day)

On this excursion you'll be taken through the mountainous scenery of the Costa Viola, until you reach Scilla and the little fishing village of Chianalea. Take a wander along the narrow streets to the coast, where the houses are built right up to the sea and boats and dinghy's bob in the water. Next you'll visit the Ruffo Castle and Church of St Rocco that overlook the village. After you'll visit Reggio Calabria, where you'll find the National Archaeological Museum where you'll be able to see some of the best collections of Magna Grecia finds here. Take a peaceful promenade along the waterfront, beside Liberty style buildings before visiting the Roman Baths, the Greek walls and the Cathedral.  

Departs: Wednesdays from 01 May - 31 Oct 

Price: from £44pp, entrance fees are not included 

Walking Tour of Comerconi and Spilinga (5 hours)

Grab your walking boots and get ready to try some of Calabria's tastiest local foods. On this guided walking tour you'll be led from village to village snacking as you go. Begin in Old Comerconi, a village known for its wine, olive oil and black truffles. You'll take a path through Calabrias beautiful natural landscape getting a real feel for the area and you'll see some spectacular views as you go. Spot and smell the fragrances of Mediterranean flowers and herbs like laurel, merytle, fennel and oregano. You'll stop off at a small family run bakery and see how the local bread and sweet biscuits are made. Hike through the Monte Poro plateau, with views of the Costa Viola, known as 'the coast of the gods'. You'll understand why when you see it. Walk beside the stream to the honeycomb cave, past an old watermill and the 14 marble depictions of stations of the cross until you reach the cave of the Madonna delle Fonti in Spilinga. End your walk with a small food tasting and even try the spicy Nudja sausage, famous in the region.

Distance: 12 kilometres / approx. 3 hours 30 mins of walking 

Departs: Tuesdays from 01 May - 31 Oct 

Price: £44pp, entrance fees are not included 

Walking tour of Tropea and Monte Poro (full day)

Get off the beaten track on this walking tour into the rural landscapes of Tropea. The walks not too demanding and you'll be led by an experienced local guide. Begin in Caria at the beautiful Toralfo family castle. You'll be told the tales of the countryside as you cross into the Barone area and walk beside the Burmaria stream. You'll pass by the grotto that was inhabited until about 30 years ago. Walk down past the old watermill until you reach Tropea. You'll have time to cool off in the bay and relax on the beach or head up to the old town to explore. 

Distance: approx. 14 kilometres / approx. 5 hours of walking 

Departs: Mondays from 01 May - 31 Oct 

This walking tour is bookable in resort only.

Walking tour from Coccorino to Joppolo (full day)

Begin your day of walking through the beautiful Calabrian landscape in Coccorinello. It's the village that connects the 'coast of the gods' with the plateau of Monte Poro. On the hike your guide will take you to the top of Poros hill, which is one of the best places to get panoramic views over the Tyrrhenian sea. You'll continue on to the Sanctuary of the Madonna del Carmine of Monte Poro. Get you're energy levels back up, tasting some local produced food with a glass of wine, before heading on to the small town of Caroniti - the birthplace of Sait Gennaro. The final leg of your journey will take you along an ancient mule track to Joppolo. 

Distance: approx. 14 kilometres / approx. 4 hours 30 minutes of walking 

Departs: Fridays from 01 May - 31 Oct 

This walking tour is bookable in resort only.

Facilities

Pools & Beaches

The hotel has a large swimming pool immersed in its gardens with views out to the sea. There is also a small children’s pool. The pool is open from mid-May to mid-October.

The hotels private beach is a natural beach made up of light sand and pebbles. The hotel offers one parasol, two sun loungers and beach towels for each room.

Activities

  • Ping Pong
  • Tennis
  • Fitness room
  • Yoga from mid-June to mid-September
  • Rent bikes (payable locally)
  • Animation program
  • Miniclub from 3 to 12 years old from mid June to mid-September
  • Childerens Playground

General Facilities

  • Free WiFi
  • 24 hour reception
  • Parking (payable locally)
Meals

Each morning a buffet breakfast is served offering freshly prepared bread and cakes straight from the oven. There is also a wide selection of jams, fresh fruit from the orchard and yoghurt. Savoury options such as salami and cheeses are also available. On half board you'll dinner in the Le Pigante Restaurant. 

Le Pigante is the place to enjoy the traditional flavours of Calabrian cuisine on an open-air terrace with spectacular views across what is known as ‘the Coast of the Gods’. Think freshly-caught grilled fish alongside local salad or rich traditional pasta dishes. The varied menu has something to cater to every pallet.

Le Gaire is the hotels à la carte restaurant which pays tribute to traditional Calabrian gastronomy with its home-made pasta dishes, salamis, tender vegetables and fish as fresh as it can get. The restaurant serves some of the finest local wines to accompany each dish.

Terrace Bar serves drinks and snacks throughout the day. It’s the perfect place to have a cool refreshing drink or light lunch. In the evening sit out and enjoy the mild sea breeze whilst having an aperitivo.

Board basis options available

  • Half Board
Location in resort
  • Longitude: 15.838094
  • Latitude: 38.645322

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£1144
per person from £572
Includes £50pp discount
Baia del Sole Resort
Calabria, Half Board
13/10/2021 - 3 nights
2 adults
From London Stansted
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