Luxury hotel holiday Villa Paola Tropea, Calabria

The five-star Villa Paola is a historical hotel in an ideal coastal location which offers easy access to the beach of Tropea. Housed inside a converted abbey, the hotel retains much of the building's original charm. Large windows open onto spectacular views, a traditional cloister borders an inner courtyard, and even the infinity pool is adorned with its own stone arches. Though ideal for a longer stay to explore Calabria, the hotel is also suitable for a short stay as part of a longer touring holiday.
Included in your Expressions holiday
  • Accommodation in a double or twin room on bed and breakfast
  • Scheduled flights with British Airways London to Naples
  • Hire of a group A car for the duration of the holiday
  • Concierge service and Expressions Holidays regional helpful hints
  • Optional room, car and flight upgrades. Details on request

Luxury bespoke holidays and tours to Villa Paola, Tropea

Villa Paola is an exclusive 5-star historical hotel with beautiful coastal views. Both the beach and hotel pool offer sunbathing opportunities and the surrounding rural area is perfect for walks and exploration. A truly relaxing and restorative retreat.

Facts in brief

Official star rating 5

Location 20 minute walk to the beach

Annual opening 27 May to 17 October

Closest airport Naples

Distance from airport The hotel is around 5 hours' drive from Naples Airport

Hotel facilities and services

Outdoor Swimming Pool with Jacuzzi, Solarium, Terrace, Lounge with Library, Thalassotherapy Wellness Centre 7 miles away.

Out and about nearby

The 12th Century monastery, Santa Maria dell'Isola, the picturesque fishing town of Scilla with a castle and Tropea's beach and fisherman's caves.

Sports nearby

Boat Rental, Sailing and Water Sports, Golf 19 miles away.

Beautiful hotel and location.
Mrs R, July 2019

Holiday price guide Sample prices are per person based on two people sharing a Superior double room for 7 nights

From about

£1,570

Holiday Code EXH1787

The prices displayed here are a guide only. Each holiday price will be tailor-made at the time of booking to reflect all actual costs including up-to-date special offers.

Luxury bespoke holidays and tours to Villa Paola, Tropea

Poised on the cliffs above Tropea's shores, Villa Paola is a five star hotel with beautiful surroundings. Whilst parts of the hotel's structure date back to 1543, its traditional dark red and cream exterior and the colourful flowers of the gardens give an attractive and almost contemporary appearance. Inside, the hotel is a careful blend of modern decoration and traditional features. Perhaps the best example of this is the ancient cloister, now a lounge and library perfect for peaceful relaxation. The 11 bedrooms at the hotel are very light and offer views of the sea or beautiful gardens. The hotel's high ceilings make the rooms feel incredibly spacious, whilst an accent colour of deep purple compounds the sense of luxury. There is an abundance of colour in the hotel's garden, on the green lawns and in the flowers of pinks, blues, and whites. An outdoor swimming pool with a jacuzzi is found in the garden, whilst the multiple solariums make good use of the coastal location. The hotel's terrace offers panoramic views of the sea and surrounding cliffs and is the ideal place to relax outdoors. There is also a Thalassotherapy Wellness Centre belonging to the hotel just 7 miles away. Ideally placed for days wandering down to Tropea's beach, Villa Paola offers a comfortable stay with helpful staff in a beautiful location.

Room descriptions

Villa Paola 11 rooms with air-conditioning, king-size bed, bathroom with shower or bath, TV, mini bar, safe, hairdryer and telephone.

Superior Room
Deluxe Room
Beautiful hotel and location.
Mrs R, July 2019

Holiday price guide Sample prices are per person based on two people sharing a Superior double room for 7 nights

From about

£1,570

Holiday Code EXH1787

The prices displayed here are a guide only. Each holiday price will be tailor-made at the time of booking to reflect all actual costs including up-to-date special offers.

Luxury bespoke holidays and tours to Villa Paola, Tropea

The journey and how you get there

For a holiday to Villa Paola in Calabria, our clients usually fly to Naples airport. We recommend the use of a hire-car for a stay at this hotel and we would include it in the price of holiday.

Beautiful hotel and location.
Mrs R, July 2019

Holiday price guide Sample prices are per person based on two people sharing a Superior double room for 7 nights

From about

£1,570

Holiday Code EXH1787

The prices displayed here are a guide only. Each holiday price will be tailor-made at the time of booking to reflect all actual costs including up-to-date special offers.

Luxury bespoke holidays and tours to Villa Paola, Tropea

About Calabria

An Expressions tailor-made holiday to Calabria offers a traditional, magical glimpse of Italy that few visitors get to see. Historically one of Italy's poorest regions, Calabria - the toe of Italy - is a startlingly dramatic place, peppered with stunning hilltop towns that seem to grow right out of the rugged, craggy mountaintops. Formerly the site of rich and powerful Greek settlements, Calabria today is scattered with impressive ruins, and even shelters the odd Greek-speaking village and Albanian communities dating back over 500 years. But historically fascinating as the regions is, its great ancient cities such as Magna Graecia have all but disappeared, vanquished by centuries of fighting and conquest, malaria and earthquakes. Today, it is the region's nearly 500-mile coastline that attracts most visitors, with wonderful, wide beaches and secluded coves lapped by the Tyrrhenian and Ionian Seas. Inland, Calabria offers superb scenery for walkers and explorers, particularly around La Sila, a breathtakingly dramatic, high-level plain with lakes, snow-capped summits and ancient woodland. Here you'll be able to admire the giganti della Sila, trees which are over 500 years old, six feet across and 130 feet tall, or ride the unforgettably panoramic narrow-gauge railway between Cosenza and San Giovanni in Fiore. A remote land, Calabria is full of unexpected beauty, and wherever you stay here, a drive down the south coast to Capo Colonna is a must. Here, formerly the site of a temple to Hera known throughout the ancient land, a single column sitting at the very edge of the Ionian Sea stands as a devastatingly haunting, wildly romantic metaphor for the entire region.

Highlights of Calabria

Cosenza, the largest town in Calabria, with a magnificent 12th century Norman hilltop castle and cathedral, and a beautiful, cobbled Old Town centred round picturesque Piazza XV Marzo; the serene cloisters of San Domenic chapel in Cosenza, and the 13th century San Francesco d'Assisi church; Camigliatello, a classic alpine village, and best base for exploring La Sila, especially the 130ft high, 500-year old pines in Bosco di Fallistro; the village of Taverna, where the church of San Domenico houses seven paintings by Calabria's most famous artist, Mattia Preti; the dramatic, superbly scenic narrow-gauge railway between Cosenza and San Giovanni in Fiore; the hill town of Caccuri, built around a restored castle; the museum at Reggio Calabria, housing a superb collection of Greek and Roman sculptures and artefacts; the seaside resort of Tropea, famous for its delicious red onions, and a 20-mile beach stretches all the way from Pizzo up to Capo Vaticano; the beaches of Scilla; the passeggiatta at Amantea, a lovely seaside town with lively nightlife; Pizzo, whose intimate central piazza, hemmed in by ancient houses, is a superb spot to sit and enjoy the local delicacy of black truffle ice cream.

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