Astonishing Calabria is the name that Isa Badolato, tour guide and pet travel planner, wanted to give to her two sea-view apartments where she welcomes guests accompanied by their four-legged friends in the center of the marina of Santa Caterina dello Jonio, in the province of Catanzaro, the only pet friendly town by municipal regulation in the region.
Pet friendly apartments and sea view
Isa defines herself as “a Roman who moved to this village for the charm of the places”: hence the definition of Astonishing Calabria, amazing Calabria, for her apartments in which she lovingly hosts her two and four-legged friends.
The apartments, a smaller one ideal for a couple and the other for four people with two comfortable double bedrooms, are both equipped with free WIFI, air conditioning, a fully equipped kitchenette, a flat-screen TV and a private bathroom with bidet, hairdryer and courtesy set.
At guests’ disposal there is also a terrace where it is very pleasant to stop and enjoy the last rays of the sun, when the heat of the day gives way to the cool of the evening and the sea on the horizon takes on the color of lapis lazuli.
Isa has chosen all the colors of the sky and the sea of this wonderful corner of Calabria to create an intimate and personal environment that conveys lightness, a sense of freedom, comfort and freshness. The moment you enter the entrance on the third floor of the building, you find yourself in the presence of a very bright and airy scenario, with natural light flooding the rooms from outside.
At the sea, light is the most important thing and it changes constantly from the blue of the morning to the golden yellow of the evening: the environments of Astonishing Calabria reflect the colors of this intense ionic light.
In addition to the attention to the psychological well-being of the guests through the chosen colors, here the physical well-being is not renounced thanks to the large shower to have a space all to yourself where you can enjoy pleasant moments of relaxation after a day spent at the beach or around the picturesque villages in the area between Catanzaro and Reggio Calabria.
Relaxation that accompanies guests and their four-legged friends even on the beach: the Astonishing Calabria apartments are located a stone’s throw from the center and a short distance from bars, grocery stores and supermarkets a few hundred meters from the sea, where at the Lido Torre Sant’Antonio there are deckchairs and umbrellas available on a beach of fine white sand. And if this becomes too hot for your furry friends in some hours of the day, you can take refuge on the green lawn under the fronds of the grove or in the bar-restaurant area, taking the opportunity to indulge in a snack, from breakfast to a sandwich to a complete lunch.
But the real added value of these cottages, also included in the Secret Rooms on sceltemeridiane.it, is explained directly by Isa: “those who stay in my apartment will not only enjoy a holiday of relaxation and good food but will be accompanied journey to discover this region still so little known and in the end he will say like me: #AstonishingCalabria!”.
What do we tell you? Try to treat yourself to a holiday here and then you will understand why it is easy to be fascinated by this territory that goes beyond the sea, which is also scientifically proven to have a calming power thanks to the sound of the water which can generate a wave of neurochemicals which they promote well-being, increase blood flow to the brain and heart, and make us feel more relaxed. Here the history, art, archeology, craftsmanship, excellent cuisine, good drink and the wonderful nature of these places suspended between earth, sky and sea are also good for the body and mind. And Isa will be able to make you appreciate them better with her advice and suggestions.
A holiday at Astonishing Calabria in Santa Caterina dello Jonio Marina is perfect for those who do not give up taking their four-legged with them on holiday, who find their welcome kit, bowls and doghouse at home. And on request full fridge for 2 and 4 paws, excursions, grooming, veterinary visit and pet sitter.
Via Tommaso Campanella, 7 – Santa Caterina dello Jonio Marina (Catanzaro)
Info: +39 393 0773954 – www.astonishingcalabria.com