Altafiumara Resort & Spa *****
Built on the remains of an abandoned Bourbon castle, which had previously been the location of many battles between the Bourbons and Garibaldi’s troops, the Altafiumara Resort & Spa is one of the most prestigious accommodation structures in Calabria, and it boasts a truly enviable position in the natural landscape of the Strait of Messina and in a park made up of 10 hectares of Mediterranean vegetation, including pine, cypress and prickly pear trees and myrtles.
This hotel is ideal for events, ceremonies and well-being holidays thanks to the onsite spa which expands over 800m² and two floors, both of which are dedicated to treatments and practices that regenerate the mind and body.
"Notos", set in the greenery of the park, is an oasis dedicated to wellness at the Altafiumara Resort and Spa. Here, in 800mq and distributed over two levels, specific regenerative programmes are availbale; personalized, relax programmes, fitness, beauty treatments and massage therapy with the use of an exclusive line of beauty and phytocosmetics. The Spa provides a Hammam, Hydro-swimming pool, Ludicum, Tepidarium, Laconium, Frigidarium. Access under 18 yrs old is not permitted.
In this castle, an ancient, Bourbon fortress from the 18th century, carefully restructured, the following room types can be found: Superior, Junior Suite and Suite and among these, the luxurious Presidential Suite Fata Morgana, 110mq facing out onto the sea. Other rooms and Suites are situated in the two resorts: Sporting and Isole. The first is found to the south of the park and is directly linked to the Spa, consisting of accommodation with a hill or sea view terrace, facing out onto the heated pools. The Islands, which can be found next to the fortress and in front of the "Lake of the Nymphs" consist of Mediterranean-style rooms, each of which are equipped with a furnished patio.
The Mediterranean cuisine is served up at the ‘Due Mari’ restaurant, which uses many ingredients from the park’s organic allotment, as well as characteristic Calabrian dishes that have been reworked with an international influence, and all this can be enjoyed on the terrace that looks out over the Violet Coast and the Strait of Messina. Altafiumara Banqueting, on the other hand, makes use of the large and elegant halls for events and ceremonies, as well as the panoramic terraces outside of the castle and beside the swimming pool. The Le Vele restaurant is a marquee which is suitable for hosting conventions for up to 300 people and banquets for up to 350 guests. Last but certainly not least is the Accademia del Vino in the castle’s dungeons which boasts 52 covers, and here, under the guidance of a wine connoisseur, guests can taste over 450 different types of both national and international wines (a total of 8000 bottles).
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The province of Reggio Calabria is rich in artistic and archaeological wonders, from ancient villages to traces of the numerous populations who have lived here over the decades, from Arabs and Normans to Swabians, Angevins and Aragonese. Seaside tourism is very important here thanks to the vast number of beaches and the clear sea water, and the depths of this coast is renowned for scuba divers. It is easy to reach the area of the Aspromonte from both the Ionic and Tyrrhenian coast where nature lovers can enjoy the numerous trekking trails, whilst during the colder months, areas such as Gambarie are equipped for winter sports.
Adults pay € 1 per night.
City of art
Close to the motorway
Wireless internet access
Restaurants in the vicinity
Indoor swimming pool
Beach with sunbeds and umbrellas
Parent and child parking