Maria's place is located perfectly central to everything! You are literally across the street/road to the steps that lead down to the beach!!! Less than a minute from those steps is the "square" that overlooks the beautiful coast! The main roads meet at her doorstep, that will take you to all of the restaurants/shops/gelato spots/etc! And, her place is a 8-minute drove to Scogli di Riaci (a must visit beach with swimmable caves, tide permitted), we would hang there for the first half of the day, 2 of the 3 days we were in Tropea. The apartment is small, comparable to a hotel room, but with a "kitchenette" (mini fridge, stovetop, counter/sink, dishes/pots/pans/etc)...nonetheless, a GREAT place to stay!!! There is even a small patio that overlooks the ocean/square/streets, such a bonus! Make sure you eat at Genius Loci, it's right across the street, the food is delicious, the service is excellent, and the view is great (request to sit (URL HIDDEN) one of the top restaurants in Tropea! Other places we enjoyed were Al Pinturaccio (?, don't know how it's spelled) and Incipit...all had excellent service and delicious food! Maria is GREAT, very helpful, sweet and easily accessible...she runs a souvenir shop below the apartment. She even kept an eye out for a parking spot for our rental car and called me when one was available! We can't wait to visit Tropea again, and will DEFINITELY stay at Maria's again...hopefully it'll be available! Thanks again for everything Maria!
-E & J