The apartment was just beautiful. Very spacious and with magnificent views over the bay and even the wonderful sunset views of Stromboli in the background. We spent many enjoyable breakfasts and evenings sat out on the balcony enjoying the view.
The apartment had everything we needed for our trip and our hosts could not do enough to help us to ensure we had the perfect stay, they were so kind and helpful, even collected us and returned us to the station.
The apartment is centrally located with all the shops and restaurants just a few minutes walk. The beach is also just short walk away. There are a couple of large supermarkets nearby for replenishing supplies too, although Francesca made sure we had everything we needed when we arrived late in the evening.
This is a perfect apartment for visiting the sights of Tropea and we would have no hesitation in recommending it.
Thank you Francesca and Pietro for your amazing hospitality, we had a wonderful stay.
Stunning views and Francesca was a pleasure to deal with!!!!!! Tropea is a beautiful town and we will be back!!!!
Francesca couldn't be more accommodating, and her flat is absolutely THE BEST option in Tropea.
The flat is located in the popular part of town, with limited traffic, lots of cafés, restaurants, and shops all around, easy access to the beach (if you don't mind some daunting city stairs), and a view that you can't get from ANY other accommodations in town. Truly stunning.
Francesca is a pharmacist, and she and her family live upstairs in the same building. This flat and the one next door are the only ones with a balcony, and this balcony is huge, extending from the living room to the bedroom, with French doors, screens that fasten closed with strong magnets, and shutters to keep the light out while letting the air in. We're here now in the last week of September, and it's brilliantly comfortable with the doors open day and night, and lovely to hear the waves crashing just below all night.
For you Americans, the flat is about 600 square feet, with a bedroom, small kitchen with breakfast table, bathroom with washing machine, foyer, and living room with dining table. There is also a small table and three chairs on the balcony.
The bedroom has a large wardrobe and tall dresser, with an uncomfortable queen bed and separate twin bed. The fold-down sofa in the living room seems comfortable, and it might be worth sleeping there instead.
Francesca speaks sufficient English to communicate well, and takes her time to offer lots of information about town on a map, including recommendations of places to eat. She genuinely cares about making your trip the best possible, and goes out of her way to offer help. She even helped us hugely by mailing in toll payment on our behalf after we had a miserable experience with trying (but failing) to pay our toll as we left the autostrada on the way to Tropea from Palermo.
Oh, and the family's olive oil is molte gustoso!
Folks, it doesn't get any better than this in Tropea. Don't miss out!
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!