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  • Praia Art Resort

  • Laidback living at this stylish sun-soaked beachfront hotel in tourist-free Calabria
  • Food & drink
    Mediterranean and local cuisine in restaurant and poolside café
  • Rooms
    15 rooms between double, J Suite and Suites
  • Prices
    7 nights from £ 1150 per person including breakfast and fully comprehensive car hire


Food & Drink:
  • Poolside restaurant serving typical Italian and local dishes
  • Extensive wine cellar
  • Private beach
  • Small spa designed for 1 person
  • Wi-Fi in common areas
In room features:
  • Individually designed rooms some with a patio others with a terrace
  • Air conditioning
  • Rainfall showerhead

Praia Art Resort, Capo Rizzuto

With a heavenly beachfront setting on the edge of the Capo Rizzuto marine reserve, this five-star hotel is the final word in chilled indulgence. Characterised by hot, dry summers and mild winters, Calabria - and the Praia Art Resort - is an excellent choice for a warm sunshine break between May and October.

Surrounded by a countryside perfumed with myrtle and other sweet-smelling Mediterranean scents, these southern reaches of the country – the toe of Italy’s boot - are refreshingly tourist-free. The powdery white beaches are one of Calabria’s star attractions but with national parks, off-the-radar mountain villages, castles and ancient towers, this is a fascinating region for any Italophile.

Handcrafted tiles, wood carvings and individual art pieces are scattered throughout the hotel, created out of local materials by local craftsmen. Dry stone walls topped with scattered cushions divide the garden and surround the pool where you can sink back into lounge-style furniture, cooled by sea breezes and the dappled shade of the trees. The pool area also has a Jacuzzi. Wander from the pool to the private beach, a near-perfect stretch of sand with sun beds and umbrellas.

Understated style leads the way in the fifteen individually furnished bedrooms (choose from Patio, Deluxe or Suite) which feature furnishings of carved wood, wrought iron and embellished terracotta. All rooms have a patio or terrace, some with day beds, and bathrooms are contemporary.

At the Pietramare restaurant, the menu is largely Mediterranean with a distinctly Calabrese flavour – highlights include the chef’s octopus ravioli served on a potato puree with smoked ricotta, and panna cotta with tomatoes, strawberries and basil. At lunchtime, the more informal poolside café is the place for fabulous buffet breakfasts, evening aperitivi and light salad and seafood lunches, set in the shade of the pine trees.

The hotel also has a spa, suitable for just one person at a time, where massages and other treatments are available.


The hotel is situated on the Ionian coast, one of Italy’s least touristy areas. Fringed by a rocky coastline with hidden bays and a sparklingly clear blue sea, the region offers numerous water sports.

Inland, the landscape is peppered with hilltop villages and mountain ranges dotted with Byzantine treasures, Greek ruins and churches.

The Sila National Park is one of Italy’s youngest national parks, with valleys laced by rivers, beech woods and a magnificent collection of centuries-old larch trees in the ‘Forest of Giants’. The waterfalls at Valli Cupe at Sersale is another place for nature lovers, an area of canyons, gorges and waterfalls and hideaway villages such as Gerace and Santa Severina.

Calabria’s capital is Crotone (30km), a coastal town that is rich in archaeological treasures dating back to the time of Magna Graecia. Reputedly home to the Greek school founded by Pythagorus, the city has an interesting historic centre.



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Santa Severina
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Lamezia Terme airport
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