I stayed there four nights in early May, based on reviews of Toby P and kenan15. I was looking for a special place to base out of in Calabria, and this was definitely a special, family run place. Francesco was away the first two days of my visit. No one else spoke any English, but were friendly and helpful as could be. I got out my Italian phrasebook and became much better prepared to answer their questions about my preferences for meals. I recalled traveling 40 years ago when English was not so prevalent all over the world. The village is a piece of history, largely empty of full time residents, with most of the homes now passed on to younger generations as holiday places. Views abound, and I was immersed in a world of stone construction at the top of a precipice for defense against marauding pirates. The village and the inn are centuries removed from the beach strip development 1000' below along the coast.
I ate dinner at the Taverna each night. Always excellent, simple Italian food of fresh ingredients, wonderfully prepared. Francesco's mom reminded me of my grandmother, passed away many years ago, but with a similar presence and mastery of her kitchen.
The location of Belmonte Calabro was not ideal for my interests due to distance and travel times, and yet Taverna Intru u vicu will stick with me as the most vivid memory of my time in Calabria.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- L'A Taverna Intru U Vicu offre camere rustiche nel borgo medievale di Belmonte Calabro, a 3 km dal lungomare e a 35 km dall'aeroporto di Lamezia Terme.Le sistemazioni presentano un balcone privato, l'aria condizionata e una TV con canali satellitari. Vantano uno stile semplice ma elegante, con pavimenti in piastrelle decorate e letti in ferro battuto.L'A Taverna a conduzione familiare comprende un giardino privato con tavoli e sedie. Presso il bar sono disponibili drink e spuntini. Il ristorante propone piatti della tradizione calabrese, preparati esclusivamente con prodotti regionali. We are centrally located in the old town, easily reached by parking your car in Piazza Del Giudice and then 100m on foot, or park your car in Piazza Galeazzo di Tarsia and descend on foot along the decumano. Our cuisine is characterized by freshness and genuine. Our dishes are prepared with extreme care, according to traditional recipes from Calabria, but with a touch of delicious Ligurian cuisine, using only local produce. Our tourist complex consists of: restaurant, bar, kitchen, 5 bedrooms with 9 beds, plus seats added. Our guests enjoy the service "breakfast" and, at their request, including treatment of "half-board." Services provided satellite TV, air conditioning, linen change once a week, including towels. ... more less
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