s.s. 106 km. 111, Roccella Jonica 89047 Roccella Ionica (Reggio Calabria)
The fragrance of the orange and tangerione blossoms, the embrace of the secular olive trees, the sound of the sea, the color of pomegranates and lemons, the oil flavour and the fruit flavour just plucked: you will feel these sensations and much more at the Placido's farm holiday, a green oasis, 30 meters from an ample beach washed by a crystalline sea.
The property (10 hectares) produces cold-pressed oil, fruit, vegetables, spirits and digestives. You will find turtles, birds and parakeets.
The agriturismo is on an isolated stretch of the coast. Access to the beach is via an underpass from the farm itself directly to a wide sandy beach (this feature is usually much appreciated by those who want to forget about traffic, cars, and parking). Those who feel so inclined can spend all day in their swimsuit.
While the lack of tourism infrastructure has always been perceived as hindering the economic development of the area, it has helped to keep our beaches unspoilt - nothing but crystal clear blue seas, deserted sunny beaches, and no sun loungers or umbrellas for miles around. We put up two wide sun-shades made of bamboo and palm leaves every year to offer protection from the scorching summer heat.
The farm stands on about twenty hectares, mainly given over to olives (4,000 trees) and citrus groves (2,000 tangerine and 1,000 lemon trees). A large kitchen garden of over a hectare provides them with most of our fresh produce. Their oil is home-produced using the traditional cold-pressed method and a press that is the pride of the farm.
Some small-scale stock raising completes our range of farming activities. They have horses, pigs, sheep, goats, cows, chickens and other fowl - a great opportunity for the kids to observe these wonderful animals at close quarters. The farm offers others facilities and activities: a swimming pool, a tennis court, a table tennis, a games room and diving courses.
The Riviera dei gelsomini, named after the perfumed jasmine flowers that are to be found in abundance, covers the stretch of the coast on the Ionian Sea from Brancaleone to Monasterace, in the province of Reggio Calabria. Although the area is unspoiled by mass tourism, it is a veritable treasure trove in terms of history, art and natural beauty. Visitors can choose to explore Greek, Roman, Byzantine and Norman historical sites, to find out about the history of the people who have inhabited this part of Italy.
This farm is situated in an ideal position to get the most out of a holiday in this part of Italy: 4 km from Gioiosa Jonica (with a marina) and Roccella Jonica (an eighteenth-century fortified town); 10 km from Locri Epizefiri (archaeological excavations), 20 km from Gerace (a mediaeval town and a fine heritage site), 30 km from Stilo (where the wonderful Byzantine church, La Cattolica, is to be found).
Inform the agriturismo of any animals at the time of booking.
We, older couple with Labrador were at the end of May for 7 days in Le Giare, in this time the only guests. Our room was spacious, well furnished and very clean. The entire complex, also the oil mill and the stables for the animals (chickens, goats, pigs, at the entrance also different birds, turtles) and the agricultural areas were very tidy and clean even for German standards. The pool was great, only the water was a bit cold. Between the beach and the beach runs a busy street and a railway line, but can be safely passed through an underpass. The beach consists of sand and small pebbles, very little flotsam. Reed huts should be built after our departure. Although we were the only guests, we were every evening cooked by the Indian cook Pami excellently, so to speak desired menu. During the meal the owner Marinella more often nice company. Also the breakfast was good and varied (sausage, cheese, jam, honey, fruit juice, fruit, fried egg, yogourt). In the surrounding area there is a lot to see, especially noteworthy are Stilo and the art museum of Nik Spatari in Mammola. All in all a very nice week. Thank you very much. Inge and Bernardo with Filou
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We stayed in this Agriclub a week in late August along with our dog and did not want to leave, cozy place, clean, surrounded by nature, always well maintained, swimming pool and sports activities available, with a breathtaking sea and beach spotless, and especially in Full availability of customers and their 4-legged friends! the quality of the food served at the table for breakfast and dinner I think is one of the many strengths of the structure, located in a strategic area for both inland excursions and to discover other Calabrian seaside, last but not least the hospitality and the availability of Placido family has literally stolen my heart, we found a small corner of paradise where to find safe haven in the years to come.
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Chi arriva da una città stressante e caotica come Milano, quello che desidera è solo staccare la spina e non pensare a nulla. Questa percezione l'abbiamo avuta appena varcato il cancello dell'agriturismo quest'agosto 2013. Siamo arrivati alle 13 e siamo stati accolti sotto i patio della grande casa patronale da tutta la famiglia, tanti sorrisi e tantissima disponibilità. Milano era già un ricordo. L'agriturismo è uno dei pochi in Italia a poter vantare la sua posizione sublime, in mezzo alla campagna arsa dal sole, tra ulivi e gelsomini, zagare, a soli due passi dal mare. I colori sono accecanti, si passa dal verde degli ulivi all'azzurro intenso del mare in un battito di ciglia, un sottopassaggio incantato fa da spartiacque fra questi due mondi. La casetta in cui abbiamo soggiornato, Nabil, adiacente alla piscina sempre in ordine, era pulitissima, attrezzata di tutto il necessario, fresca e con un piccolo patio riservato a noi, abbiamo gradito che non ci fosse la TV in casa, ma in uno spazio condiviso (la Ludoteca), quando si stacca, lo si deve fare davvero, è un modo per riscoprire il tempo e la lettura, è vacanza... Le cene gradevolissime e le colazioni a bordo piscina sono state motivo di incontro con gli altri ospiti, i prodotti genuini, la cucina tipica, la cordialità di tutti ci hanno permesso di sentirci a casa. La spiaggia enorme e selvaggia è meravigliosa e si sposa perfettamente col concetto di agriturismo, niente ombrelloni, niente sdraio fisse, ma lettini leggeri che puoi portare tranquillamente giù se ne senti la necessità, Rimini, Riccione ... sono un ricordo lontano e sbiadito. Menomale! Sotto i capanni freschi e ventilati ci si può ritagliare dello spazio per sé o per stare con gli altri. Ringraziamo l'energica Marinella, la discreta Vanna e l'incantevole Chiara che ci hanno coccolato in questo periodo e ci hanno rimesso al mondo. Lo consiglio vivamente, chi invece volesse un albergo a 5 stelle extralusso non ha capito bene il concetto di agriturismo: natura, silenzio, condivisione e soprattutto semplicità. Grazie a tutti, Stefania, Elvio e il nostro piccolo, che ancora non è nato ma già ha vissuto una bellissima esperienza d'affetto.
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