We stayed in Francesca's wonderful apartment for over a month and loved every minute. It is situated in the old town with amazing elevated views from the large terrace to the Isola Bella and Stromboli. The apartment is very well equipped, Francesca has thought of everything! From washing machine, hairdryer, lots of storage space, every kitchen utensil and cleaning equipment, there was nothing forgotten. Lots of homely touches too like books and scented candles. Francesca and Pietro are the perfect hosts. We were picked up from (and returned to) the train station, there was a lovely welcome gift of wine and local products and throughout our stay we were given freshly made bread. Francesca was also able to help organise hairdresser appointments and italian lessons, nothing was too much trouble!! We definitely intend to come back and stay again.
It was a fantastic week. The location of the flat and the balcony cannot be matched. The hospitality and care of the hosts cannot be matched. We felt really good, at home. The flat has everything one can need and more, so carefully thought out. The breakfast or dinner at the balcony is top of the top. We saw beautiful sunsets right over and behind Stromboli. No doubt this is where we will go when we go back to Tropea and we hope also to see them hopefully here. Grazie per tutto Francesca!
Francesca and her husband Pietro are really friendly and helpful. Pietro picked us up from the train station in Tropea by car which was really nice. Francesca made us feel very welcome and explained everything upon arrival. They even had all these typical Italian food gifts for us to enjoy including a bottle of wine and olive oil made by Pietro's mother.
The apartment was very spacious and clean. You have all the necessaries facility's to cook, clean, was and even iron you clothes. The view from the balcony was amazing. You can see the church which is located on the island in front of the cliff. And the Eolian islands including the volcano Stromboli on a clear day. From the balcony you can see the beach and in the evening you can see the sunset which is very romantic.
As Francesca will explain there is a mini market In the historic centre nearby the stairs to go to the beach which is run by Massimo and his two lovely colleagues. Every day we had breakfast there with good coffee and nocciola croissants. They are very friendly as well. So be sure to visit them and say hello from us ;) (Hunter and Anne from Amsterdam) and you will see Massimo smile probably.
All and all this was best vacation ever! Tropea and all the people in Tropea are very very friendly and beautiful people. We almost don't want to share this treasure and keep this place for ourselves but Francesca and Pietro deserve the best!
Greetings Hunter and Anne
A spacious well equiped apartment with a magnificiant sea view. It has a large balcony, where you can relax, eat and drink. The apartment is situated in the picturesque old town close to restaurants and amenities. The owner Francesca was very helpful and friendly. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in Tropea.
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