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Al Vecchio Pioppo

Via Filippo Turati 65, 87028 Praia A Mare, Italy
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Ranked #1 of 7 Praia A Mare B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014
Sharon M Alamo, California, United States
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Alamo, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

What a find! Our hosts Gaetano and Antonella were amazing! They went our their way to make sure we had a fabulous time. They hosted a dinner at their home, gave us a boat tour of Dino Island and even toured us around nearby towns. The B & B is spotless, near shops and resturants and the sea. Parking is... More 

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calipso08, Proprietario at Al Vecchio Pioppo, responded to this review

Dear Sharon and Bruce We are so glad to have met you ... you are really kind and nice people ... we would always have guests like you.... we hope really like to see you again ... and maybe.... one day we can visit the California ... is a dream ... lots of kisses Gaetano and Antonella More 

Los Osos, California
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23 reviews 23 reviews
7 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014 via mobile

Al Vecchio Pioppio (a reference to the old poplar tree in front) is a great find in the underrated town of Praia a Mare. The location is near to what's happening: just a few steps from the main street with its shops selling "produti tipici" (typical local products) and the main drag for the evening "passagiata." The beach is only... More 

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Hello Paul thank you so much for your review. We are very happy to meet you and i hope see you again,in the next future...what a pity for the boat trip around Dino's Island,but will be the motive for come back in Praia a Mare.Many of lots... More 

San Luis Obispo, California
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37 reviews 37 reviews
13 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014 via mobile

Al Vecchio Pioppo is a beautiful B&B a short walk to the sea in Praia a Mare and also right in the sweet town itself. Walking is easy everywhere and the streets are tree lined with nice shops of local food products. You can hear the church bells ringing in the background. Gaetano is always easy to reach by phone... More 

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Hello Paul thank you so much for your review. We are very happy to meet you and i hope see you again,in the next future...what a pity for the boat trip around Dino's Island,but will be the motive for come back in Praia a Mare.Many of lots... More 

Zurich, Switzerland
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

We were very happy to stay in this well located and maintained house in this beautiful room. We also appreciated the warm welcome by Gaetano and his wife who provided some helpful information for further exploring the surroundings. Definitely recommended, grazie mille!

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calipso08, Proprietario at Al Vecchio Pioppo, responded to this review

Hello Simon and Renata thank you so much for review; we are very happy to meet you and we hope to see again .By from Praia a Mare. Gaetano e Antonella More 

United States
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31 hotel reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2013

First of all, I have to say visiting Praia a Mare was probably *not* the best idea I have ever had. I read in "Rough Guide to Italy" that the towns just to the north (e.g. Maratea) were very beautiful. I don't recall now exactly but I believe Al Vecchio Pioppo was one of the few places with any availability... More 

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calipso08, Proprietario at Al Vecchio Pioppo, responded to this review

hello thank you for remembering us, thanks for the nice things scritte.Praia a Mare is a very nice town to visit, especially when they start fine weather and the heat of our sun, which together with the beauty of our sea holiday offers truly unique. Air conditioners heat up as best they can, then it depends on how you abituati.However... More 

Englefield Green, United Kingdom
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35 hotel reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2013

An ideal stopover on our way South to Sicily. Easy to find, the numbers of the houses are on the walls. It is the wooden door right next to a small supermarket. Gaetano was outside to meet us and came with me to negotiate the town's one way system and eventually park the car in a safe street opposite the... More 

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Tampa, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2012

While travelling to Sicily with friends on the Amalfi coastal highway we decided to stop in the early afternoon and stay at one of the B & Bs in Praia A Mare and by chance we Hit the Jack Pot! Since we weretravelling in the off season most restaurants and B & B's were closed. We stopped and talked with... More 

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calipso08, Proprietario at Al Vecchio Pioppo, responded to this review

Grazie Brenda,grazie anche a voi,siete persone veramente speciali...arrivederci Thanck you so much,Brenda,thanck you very much,you are very nice and special people.....goodbye More 

Tampa, Florida
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2012

My wife and I were traveling with another couple by car on our way to Sicily. At about 4:00 PM one of the ladies began to feel ill from motion sickness, so we got off the Autostrada and entered Praia a Mare. Since it was off season in October, we could not find a Hotel that was open, but a... More 

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Grazie di cuore,Sal e Pam,siete persone veramente simpatiche e spero con tutto me stesso che un giorno potremo rivederci.Ciao More 

Bath, United Kingdom
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8 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2012

My wife & I stayed for 6 nights at Al Vecchio Pioppo at the beginning of September. We were met by the friendly Gaetano at the train station and taken for an espresso by our host. The B & B is well located in the center & a very short walk from the beach. All of the guest house is... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2012

My family and I stayed at Al Vecchio Pioppo on Sept.1st, we were greeted by our host Gaetano; Gaetano was very helpful in offering to take us around Dino island, provided information on must see places in Calabria, we were also invited to his home to an excellent dinner prepared by his charming and talented wife Antonella: Best dinner we... More 

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Address: Via Filippo Turati 65, 87028 Praia A Mare, Italy
Location: Italy > Calabria > Province of Cosenza > Praia A Mare
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Number of rooms: 4
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