Grand Hotel San Michele
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- Continental Breakfast
- Shuttle bus service
- Airport Transportation
- Swimming pool
TripAdvisor Reviews Grand Hotel San Michele Cetraro
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... is still a big hotel at the top of the hill with amazing 180 degree views of the coast - but it is now completely derelict. We air wheeled up there to explore and it's a real shame that it is no longer used as it is in a fantastic location - and apparently it used to have a swimming pool on the roof too ! We were also lucky to have another nice sunset down on the beach so yet more sunset photies coming up ...
... As you can see from the map we are on the edge of a national park, so the scenery around us is fantastic, and not what we expected. We headed North, on what can only be described as a "James Bond" type road - lots of wiggles, tunnels, and the obligatory Italian driver overtaking at every opportunity. We visited a small mountain village called Roccagloriosa for a bite of lunch, and then headed on to a little port called ...
Finally arrived after a long plane voyage. All has gone well. We are staying in Coreca at Lido, condos that are rented out and directly across from the ocean. The train tracks are in between the condo and the ocean. You just have to walk through the tunnels under the tracks and you are at the ocean. Quiet time of year since it is September and the busy July and August months are done. People are fishing off the shore. We have been to the ocean three times thus far. It ...
... to the correct place.
ARRIVAL AT CASTROVILLARI
Once arriving onto the mainland we were quickly on the road again driving the next two half hour leg to Castrovillari. By the time we reached our accommodation we were ready to just book in and rest up before working out what to do for dinner.
THE OVER HELPFUL OWNER
Upon reaching the B&B we were greeted by the owner who seemed really nice but couldn't speak a word of English and so we had ...
... they are pretty special. Called Trulli's and built out of dry limestone rocks and boulders collected from the fields and without the use of mortar in the joints and all with interesting conical shaped roofs. History states that this type of construction was adopted by the first settlers primarily as a means of tax avoidance. The fact that they were all built as completely dry stone wall structures meant that ...