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Make A Holiday Rental Apartment in Cosenza, Italy, Your Home Away From Home

Cosenza is located in the Calabria region in the south of Italy, and has around a quarter of a million inhabitants in its total urban area. The city is steeped in history, and has been an important cultural centre from ancient times through to this very day. Self catering accommodation in Cosenza is an ideal way to spend time in this wonderful city, and acts as the perfect base to explore the region. Equipped to the highest standards, an apartment in Cosenza places you near to museums, theatres and much more besides.

Things to Do on Holiday in Cosenza, Italy

Cosenza has a great deal to offer those who are interested in the outdoors, as the city acts as the gateway to La Silva, an area of woods, lakes and mountains. During the summer, it is possible to mountain bike around here, and during the winter, several areas act as ski resorts. In Cosenza itself, one can expect to find an array of leisure activities, which include parks to go jogging through, tennis courts and swimming pools. There are also frequent plays on at the theatre as well as the occasional opera to be seen.

Places to Visit on Holiday in Cosenza, Italy

Cosenza has a wealth of places to see, from castles to cathedrals. Hohenstaufen castle was originally built by the Saracens in around the year 1000 A.D. It was added to over the years, and also knocked down several times by earthquakes. It makes for a lovely photo, and affords some excellent views, although visitors to its interior may be disappointed. The cathedral has an interesting history and is well worth visiting. It was originally built in the 11th century, and again like the castle, was destroyed by earthquakes, rebuilt, and even covered by a baroque superstructure. There are many more churches besides, and a visit to the helpful tourist office is advisable to make the most of your holidays in Cosenza.

Weather in Cosenza, Italy

Compared to some areas of Italy, the weather in Cosenza is actually quite cool. The warmest months of July and August see maximum averages of just above twenty degrees Celsius, whilst the winter minimum averages see lows of zero. Visiting in the summer for your holidays in Cosenza is therefore recommended, especially as July is also the driest month. November and December see the heaviest rainfalls, and sometimes, there can be up to over two inches in one month.

Travel to Cosenza, Italy

The nearest airport to Cosenza is Lamezia Terme (SUF), which is about an hour’s drive away from the city itself. This terminal takes flights in from Milan and Rome, however, two airlines – Air Berlin and Monarch, operate flights directly from the United Kingdom from London Gatwick (LGW). If you are staying in self catering accommodation in Cosenza, then you will need to arrange Some form of transport to get from the airport and to the apartment. A taxi might be fifty Euros or more, so if you were thinking to hire a car, then it might be wise to pick it up from the airport.

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                                                                                                      The apartment is lovely and spacious; the kitchen is well equipped and the roof terrace offers sunshine in privacy, as well as stunning views of the surrounding mountains. The beds are reasonably comfortable, and the air-conditioning was a life-saver, as there were no mosquito nets on any of the windows so we had to keep the windows shut. (Even mid-October there were still plenty of mosquitos around!) Unfortunately the bikes that belong to the apartment were too small for us, and it was too far to walk even to the nearest supermarket and back, never mind the town centre. A taxi was between €15-20 each way, so we decided to hire a car, which improved our stay considerably. The nicest part of the beach, with beautiful rocks for snorkelling, and bars and lidos still open mid-October, was right at the other side of town (about 5km away.) The beautiful beaches of San Nicola Arcella were easily accessible by car, but would have been too far (and the area too hilly!) to attempt by bike. The most direct road to the quieter end of the beach was closed off for roadworks, but perhaps by summer 2018 that might be an easier way to get to a beach. As far as car hire goes, we recommend a chain called Movers, with a branch in Diamante (2 stops further South on the train). Half the price of the more familiar brands and an excellent little car. The apartment itself felt slightly neglected; both toilet seats were wobbly, the tap in the kitchen was loose, and the place had not been cleaned properly after the previous occupants - crisp crumbs left in bowls inside a cupboard, sugar crumbs on the kitchen top and sticky patches on the floor, and, inevitably, tiny ants crawling around. A thorough clean quickly remedied the ant infestation and made the kitchen a joy to use. Italy has an excellent waste collection & recycling system, but the property manager just told us to put all rubbish in small bags and dump them in the general waste bins by the supermarket, rather than explaining what was being collected which days; and no special recycling bags were provided. Only when packing up at the end of our stay did I happen to find a leaflet explaining the recycling (in Italian.) Apart from these few little niggles we had a very enjoyable stay here.
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                                                                                                      We had a wonderful stay at Massimilio's and were truly sorry to have to leave his wonderful home. The location is idyllic with very impressive views and a fantastically well equipped garden. We very much enjoyed breakfast outside, staring at the stunning views. We also found a very lovely beach south of Praia a Mare and liked discovering the region. Massimilio is the kindest and most delicate host one could wish for, and nothing is too much trouble to make his guests have a memorable experience, including introducing them to the local products. His house is wonderfully comfortable and one feels totally at home.
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