We were delighted with our extended stay in Calabria. The accommodation in Guardavalle was charming and surpassed our expectations. Our hostess met us at the airport and throughout our visit assisted us and saw to it that we visited many sites of interest that were not known to us. Concetta and her husband enriched our experience of southern Italy by introducing us to family and friends and making us feel that we were welcome guests in their country.
The description is really accurate. You can taste the real country life in Guardavalle. We arrived on Easter Sunday, so we saw the local Eastern traditions. Thaks to our hosts we tasted some local home made foods too. It's realy nice, how everybody saluts everybody in country side. Even if they don't know you personally :).
I recomand this place specially for those whom interested in italian traditions.
This was by far one of the nicest places I have ever stayed in, the attention to detail, the cleanliness, the location. It is off the beaten track in a wonderful old town where you feel like you are walking back in time. We were greeted on the main road by Concetta and a translator who walked us thru the small alley's to get to a dream home. Waiting for us inside was a kitchen stocked with fresh eggs, vegetables and home made wine. Everything has been thought of and everything was done to an absolute superior level. I almost don't want to tell anyone about this absolutely incredible hidden gem!