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This is one of the most perfect holidays we have had. Villa Giulia is a beautiful property, well maintained, clean and comfortable with views to Tropea and Stromboli. I can very much recommend it.
We arrived at night from Lamezia Terme and we were welcomed by the owner with charm and hospitality. The 2 bedroomed villa we chose was well-equipped and very comfortable. In the morning we woke to see the substantial living area had a glass sliding doors onto a small private terrace, and the views were just stunning out over the sea to the Aeolian Islands and to Tropea which was an easy walk away. The property has a large patio area/sun terrace for outside dining area which includes a barbecue. The gentle tinkling of cow bells in the field outside added a real rural charm to this place.
The owner was very accommodating, and although we spoke very little Italian, she organised the transfers to the airport and gave good advice on the area. There is a short walk to the village of Parghelia, which has patisseries, fruit and vegetable shops, a small supermarket and a very good butcher.
From the villa we were able to walk to Tropea and its main beaches, and it was an easy walk to two smaller and very beautiful beaches not far away. It must be remembered that much of the area around Tropea is steep sometimes, although a 65 year old (me!) and a 9 year old managed without difficulty!!. The train station is just another short walk away, and from here you can travel easily and cheaply north or south along this stunning coast.
I have been to this area several times before, staying either in Tropea itself or in a beach side resort. This property was a much better choice and I may well stay here again if we travel this way. I will always remember the most stunning sunsets when viewed from Villa Giula as the sun disappeared behind Stromboli each evening.
The transaction to book this villa was very easy. The owner responded very quickly to our enquiry and the payment of the deposit was accomplished with ease. There was nothing that was difficult in the booking of the villa or the staying there.
Our aim was to have a peaceful, relaxing holiday in the sun, with beaches nearby, close, but not in, Tropea. The property we chose, and the people who manage it, added substantially to the success of our vacation. We were there for just a week and were sad to leave.