We had an amazing week there in Joppolo. I couldn't believe the property was as spacious as the pics on airbnb suggested, yet it really is. We had a room to ourselves, and both of our kids had one for each as well. It has a washing machine and a gas stove, so you can buy groceries and cook a delicious meals yourself, which you can eat either at the balcony, enjoying the view or inside in the dining room. As it is suggested by the owners, car is highly recommended. By car it's 20 to 30 minutes to the gorgeous beaches of Capo Vaticano and Tropea. Sicily ferry in San Giovanni we reached in 1hr. There is a local supermarket less than 100 metres from the apartment and a couple of bars in the area; and more stores, including big retail stores like Conad, within 10 km radius. Bar on the road (about 300 m) has a selection of ice-cream, coffee and pizza.
Whilst most of our family holidays around the Med' have been with a growing family, our 1 regret was not finding this apartment sooner. Spacious, airy, and genuinely luxurious, leather sofas, the bedrooms, unlike so many European 'doubles', which are normally 2 singles pushed together. A great third bedroom for the kids or pals staying over. The kitchen was a boon for knocking together meals from the freshest of local ingredients. The view was 'to die for' a genuine panoramic vista, look closely at the seashore below, you may well spot the dolphins sporting in the shallows. The air-con was a blessing when the mercury hit 80F. And the tiny local bar about 100 mts up the road had both chilled beer and fantastic gelati to carry home for the sun-downers on the balcony.
Bellissima! Bravo to Solhols for a trip to remember.
The word 'jewel' when describing holiday resorts is often over-employed, not here!!!!" Having travelled extensively, both for business & pleasure we've seen some sights, however, having arrived at night nothing could have prepared us for the view from the balcony in the morning, Mount Etna in the distance, snow-capped and gleaming in the morning sun. The little local train running along the single track at the foot of the hill directly below us hugging the shoreline away to the fabulously pretty town of Tropea. The evening brought one of the most amazing sunsets ( over Stromboli ) then it happened again each night!
Friendly natives??? The locals are some of the most pleasant individuals it has been my good fortune to meet....anywhere. Our only regret was the trip only lasted 10 days.
Can't wait to return for round two. When you do decide to go, please enjoy one of the most splendid places, the climate, scenery, enviroment. Truly a jewel.
Ps 80 degrees farenheiht in spring.
Date of arrival
04 April 2017