Beautiful 3 Bedroom Apartment in Stunning Mediterranean, Coastal Location, Crotone, Calabria, italy
Province of Calabria
Thanks to its warm climate, fabulous Mediterranean coastlines, and laidback atmosphere, the italian region of Calabria continues to be one of the most desirable places across the world to be at any time of year. On offer here a fantastic opportunity to make a shrewd investment into this magnificent part of the world with this stunning villa.
Located just 5 mins outside the picturesque city of Crotone, this fabulous property features 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, a big living room, a lounge and kitchenette. it is 250 square metres and is divided into a day area and a night area. The property is also just a short drive away (10 mins approx..) to many of the stunning beaches along the ionian Sea coastlines that make this area so sought after as well as being close to many other areas outstanding natural beauty across the italian countryside. italy is also of course famous for its fascinating history and this region is filled with many sites of historical, architectural and archaeological interest and importance.
in an era where we are all becoming more aware of how our lives affect the natural environment, this apartment complex is setting the standard with numerous eco-friendly designs and ideas such as a wood pellet burner that provides hot water. Not only are these features setting the standard we all need to follow in terms of environmental awareness, but they have the added benefit of huge savings on energy bills for the lucky owner.
Not only is this villa a smart real estate investment but also a potential venture into the lucrative holiday rental market. Thanks to the emergence of direct rental sites such as Airbnb and booking.com, this market is going through a golden age right now and italy is consistently one of the most popular locations in this context. This villa in particular, is perfectly located to cater for tourism as well as being a great place to reside for the owner.
Crotone is not only a beautiful place in its own right but its location also makes it a great base from which to discover the many other fascinating places and cultures that the region has to offer including nearby Catanzaro and Botricello.
Sports and leisure fans will not be disappointed as the area is close to many excellent walking, cycling, water sports and fishing areas. No mention of sport in italy would be complete without mentioning the country’s favourite pastime, football, and fans of the game will be delighted by the fact that the property is just a few minute’s away from the home stadium of Crotone, who currently compete against the likes of Juventus and AC Milan in italy’s top division, the iconic Serie A.
The area is also very well-connected transport wise both locally with excellent roads and rail services and internationally via air and sea. Lamezia Terme international Airport is the nearest international airport at just over 1 hour away.
ABOUT THE AREA
Modern Crotone is an agricultural centre and boasts the most important industrial establishment in Calabria, but it hasn’t lost sight of its past and its long, rich traditions. The protection of the city’s archaeological treasures is paramount to keeping its legacies alive.
Crotone’s many occupiers throughout its history had a dramatic impact on its rich and diverse culture—from the city’s food to its artistic expression and architecture. The people of Crotone have a fairly high standard of living and are proud of their heritage. The city has an atmospheric and unspoiled historic center and makes a good base for exploring the region’s long sand beaches and fascinating Greek ruins. Stroll the charming narrow alleys and cobbled streets of the old Pescheria District for a glimpse of architecture that is typical of the region.
While the locals treasure their protected coastline, the Neto River also draws water lovers. Small coves and beaches have been shaped by that waterway’s current, creating inviting alcoves for sun bathing and swimming.
The village of Palumbo, about 90 miles from Crotone, is one of the richest places for arts and folklore in the region of Calabria. it is also home to the stunning and tranquil landscapes of Lake Ampollino.
The Castle of St. Charles V is among the most renowned sites in Crotone. Situated in the ancient part of the city, its thick walls and massive watchtowers are characteristic of its 16th-century construction. Archaeological relics from the days of Magna Graecia can be found at the museum inside. Right nearby is the Cathedral, originally built from the 9th to the 11th century but rebuilt and restored several times. The exterior is neoclassical, and the baroque interior is adorned with the precious work of artisans. The fairy-tale fortress of Le Castella lies offshore on an island connected to the mainland by a narrow causeway.
The National Archaeological Museum is well worth a visit for anyone interested in the region’s past. its rich collection of objects and remains reveals captivating details about the times of Magna Graecia. For more ancient treasures, head to the Capo Colonna Archaeological Park to see the remains of a 5th-century BC temple.
More archaeological treasures can be found throughout Crotone and Calabria, and some of the most impressive are located about 60 miles up the coast at the Museo Archeologico Nazionale delle Sibaritide (the National Archaeological Museum of Sybaris). Founded around 730 BC and destroyed by the Krotons in 510 BC, Sybaris was rebuilt by the Greeks in 444 BC and again by the Romans in 194 BC. The museum houses the remains of the city, whose excavation site is just a few miles away.
Famous for its beaches, isola di Capo Rizzuto is one of the most-visited bathing resorts in Calabria and home to plentiful flora and fauna. Despite the name isola (meaning island), it rests entirely on the mainland. Beaches and beauty aren’t the only things for which it is known: The DOC of Sant’Anna di isola di Capo Rizzuto is a designated wine region, producing dry red and rose wines.
Ciro, however, is the most famous wine region in the province of Crotone. Visit Cantina Francesco Malena in Ciro Marina for tours of the vineyards and cellar and to sample its fruity and full-bodied reds.
Northwest of Crotone, take in more natural splendours. Sila National Park is home to several rural villages and has a rich artistic heritage. The summit of Monte Santa Barbara is the site of an Astronomic Observatory. You can also head south to Lake Ampollino for canoeing, paddle-boating and cycling along well-established bike paths.
Typical Calabrian fare includes dried and marinated vegetables, nduja (spicy, spreadable salami), pecorino cotronese (sheep’s milk cheese), sardella (fish processed with hot pepper and spices), soppressata (local salami) and all types of Mediterranean seafood. The food is simple and wholesome.
Most restaurants in Crotone are small and cozy. They offer various types of cuisine. The excellent Da Ercole serves fresh catches from the ionian Sea. Ruris also delights, with a rustic dining room and a large garden where hens and rabbits wander freely; seafood takes center stage as here well. Also notable are La Pignata and Pizzeria Romana. For a quick snack on the go, arancini (fried rice balls with cheese) and pizza by the slice are great options.
Crotone’s main shopping area is concentrated along Via Vittorio Veneto, which begins at the city’s main square. Myriad local shops sell locally made crafts (including terra-cotta products), clothes, leather goods, jewellery and more. There are even artisan goldsmiths who sell pieces inspired by the Magna Grecian and Byzantine traditions. Many shops close for a few hours at midday during siesta.
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Located in a peaceful and well-run community.
Spacious apartment at 250m2.
Communal garden area with various fruit trees, plants and wildlife.
Spacious living room.
Lounge and kitchenette.
Divided into a day area and a night area.
Central heating, which can be run by gas or with fireplace and also provides hot water.
Marble stairs and granite floors.
Eco friendly features such as wood pellet burner, saving money on energy bills.
New roof added just 10 years ago, new chimney, fireplace and electricity also recently.
Surrounded by fantastic mountain views.
Massive potential in the holiday rental market.
Surrounded by many beaches, areas of outstanding natural beauty and places of historical significance.
Just 10 mins from many stunning beaches.
Short distance to essential amenities like shops, restaurants and bars.
Great base from which to discover the many other places in the region.
Vast array of walking, cycling, water sports and fishing areas nearby.
Near to the home stadium of Serie A club, Crotone FC.
Excellent transport links.
Just over 1 hour from Lamezia Terme international Airport.