Popilia Country Resort ****
Popilia Country Resort is in the countryside at the heart of Calabria, 7km away from the beaches of Pizzo Calabro, on the ancient roman Annia Popilia road, after which the Resort is named, that connected Rome to the southern tip of the Italian Peninsula. Standing 350mt high above the sea, overlooking the astonishing Gulf of Sant’Euphemia, surrounded by a luxurious Mediterranean pine forest and graced by a pleasant breeze even in the hottest summer days, Popilia Country Resort is ideal for those seeking an incredibly relaxing holiday. Special attention has always been paid to sustainability and freedom in nature. A relaxing stay is guaranteed at the outdoor pool and the Patio, offering an amazing view over the gulf and the greenhouses in the countryside, whilst activities ensure a pleasant stay for both adults and children, and the Restaurant offers a journey of discovery through the flavours of Calabria. Mountain bikes, mini-golf, a beach and a Wellness Centre (closed on Wednesdays) offering relaxing beauty treatments are just some of the activities available.
The Resort exclusive Annia Wellness Centre and SPA (closed on Wednesdays) offers rituals, wellness treatments, massages and personalised programs, meeting specific individual requirements. The SPA has a jacuzzi, a finnish sauna in fir, coming from Fiemme Valley in Northern Italy, an aromatic steam bath, an emotion shower with tropical rains and cold mist, an ice waterfall and steam jets, a relax area with an unique Himalaya salt wall and herbal teas. Access to the SPA is not allowed for children under the age of 10, teens aged 10-15 must be accompanied by an adult, and have no access to the finnish sauna and the steam bath. Teens between 16 and 18 may use the sauna and steam bath, but must be accompanied by an adult.
Classic and Superior Rooms are available in the main building of Popilia Country Resort. Saraceno and Bizantino private country homes are scattered in the countryside, surrounding the Resort, an ideal choice for families and those seeking total relax and tranquillity.
The Restaurant "Antica Crissa" welcomes guests in a rustic, finely furnished tudd and wooden building, belonging to an old farmhouse, cool in Summer and warmed by a large fireplace in Winter. The menu offers reinvented traditional regional dishes, homemade desserts and fresh fruits, grown in the Resort’s own orchard. During Summer, the patio serves as an outdoor restaurant, immersed in the colourful blooming gardens of the Resort, with a panoramic view and a pleasant breeze, ensuring a relaxing and unforgettable dining experience. The menu connects back to the traditional flavours of Calabria and is ideal for those who chose a vegetarian an healthy lifestyle; gluten-free options are available, as well.
Calabria is an incredible region, with a rich and fascinating natural and cultural heritage. The bustling town of Pizzo, renowned for its Tuna Fishing and Ice-cream making tradition, and Tropea, “Pearl Of The Tyrrhenian”, the most popular destination in Calabria are just a few km away from the Resort. Paragliding, diving, kite-surfing, the magical "Costa degli Dei" – The Coast of the Gods, the Caves of Zungri and the Aeolian Islands are just some of the attractions nearby.
Near the airport
Close to the motorway
Number of rooms accessible for persons with disabilities : 2
Free car parking