The town of Santa Domenica Talao.The nearby city of Scalea at night.
Southern Italian Hilltown Apartment

4 guests

2 rooms

2 beds

1 bath

4 guests

2 rooms

2 beds

1 bath

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Ages 2 - 12
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About this listing


Extra people: No Charge
Weekly Discount: 11%


The space

The hilltop town of Santa Domenica Talao has amazing views of the sea from the main piazza. The town has a couple restaurants, a bar, a gelateria, ample parking, and some small stores where one can purchase food, drinks, and supplies. Santa Domenica Talao is a 10 minute drive from the seaside town of Scalea where there are more options for restaurants, shopping, and nightlife. Just a short drive up or down the coast, you will find the seaside towns of Maratea, Praia a Mare, Belvedere, and Diamante. Driving inland, you will find yourself in Pollino National Park, where there is great hiking and river rafting. Santa Domenica Talao is the perfect home base to explore the region of Calabria.

The apartment is located on the edge of town in the historical center of Santa Domenica Talao, just steps from the main piazza with unobstructed views of Pollino National Park. The entire town of Santa Domenica Talao is within a few minutes walk of the apartment. Inside the apartment you will find everything you need for a comfortable stay. There are two spacious bedrooms, each with a queen size bed and plenty of storage. The bathroom has a large shower (rare in Italy). The beautiful kitchen is complete with stove, oven, fridge, and cooking utensils. The open plan kitchen contains a dining table and small seating area so while one is cooking the others can be nearby. From the balcony in the kitchen there are amazing views of the surrounding countryside. The apartment is the perfect size for a family of four or two couples traveling together.

Come and experience the peaceful life in an authentic Italian hill town.

Guest access

Guests have access to the entire apartment.

Interaction with guests

I am available by email to answer any questions you have prior to your trip. When in Italy, the apartment manager (who is English speaking) is available for anything you may need.

The neighbourhood

This is a true and authentic Italian hilltown. There is very little English spoken here, but the locals are very friendly and happy to help out. The town itself is very quiet and peaceful. Those looking for dance clubs and nightlife will be disappointed here. Those looking for peace and quiet will love the tranquility.

Getting around

There are buses that come through the town and will take you to the larger beach town of Scalea, however it is much more convenient to have a car. There is free parking nearby and everything in the town is within walking distance.

The nearest airport is Lamezia Terme, which is about 2 hours to the south. There are trains that can connect you with the beach town of Scalea, located a 10-minute drive from the apartment. It is also possible to arrange for private pick-up from the airport for a fee. Car rental is possible at the airport, or in the town of Scalea.

Other things to note

This apartment was featured on House Hunters International and House Hunters: Where Are They Now?

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
May not be safe or suitable for infants (Under 2 years)

Pets will be considered on an individual basis.

There is no smoking inside the apartment, but you're welcome to smoke on the small balcony.

As there are neighbors who live above you, please be courteous and respectful.


This host has a Flexible Cancellation Policy

Cancel up to 24 hours before your trip and get a full refund. Cancel within 24 hours of the trip and the first night is non-refundable, with the exception of fees.

1 night minimum stay

Exact location information is provided after a booking is confirmed.

2 Reviews

Stephane User Profile
August 2015
A cosy little flat in a very nice region of Calabria, closed to the mountains and the sea. Everything was ok. Thanks for all.

Pia Giuseppina User Profile
August 2015
Santa Domenica Talao è un bellissimo paese! Molto tranquillo, con vista mare e montagna. La gente del luogo è molto cordiale. La zona mare, è molto bella ma per i nostri gusti, molto affollata. Attenzione per chi volesse usufruire dell'alloggio, è necessaria una perfetta forma fisica, poiché si accede con una quantità considerevole di scalini! L'unico ristorante del paese fa un ottima cucina con prezzi accessibili.

Salinas, California, United States · Joined in September 2013
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