Contrada Priscopio, snc, Priscopio 89868 Zambrone (Vibo Valentia)
Surrounded by Mediterranean shrubland, olive groves and vineyards, the agriturismo is located on a hillside sloping down towards the sea, where you can see right over to a horizon that spans from Tropea along the whole gulf of Lamezia Terme to the Aeolian Islands. The sea, with its white beaches and crystal clear waters, is about3 km away, just a few minutes by car, and can also be reached by a pleasant trip on foot or by bicycle.
Pirapora can accommodate up to 10 families in three brick houses with chestnut roofs, lime plastering, terracotta floors and pine window frames and furniture, all treated with organic coatings. The rooms are spacious and comfortable, all equipped with bathroom and verandas with hammocks and deckchairs. Four of the ten rooms and all common areas have been built and equipped for disabled guests. Guests are offered half board, which includes: room with bed linen and daily cleaning, breakfast and dinner.
The farm produces nearly 80-90% of what it uses to prepare meals: wine, oil, almonds, walnuts, hazelnuts, wheat, potatoes, red onions from Tropea, beans, peanuts and lots of seasonal fruit. Hens, goats, pigs and rabbits are also bred on the farm.
The farm also has a lounge where courses and small group meetings can be organised.
For schools, or even for small groups, Pirapora organises theme days, or specific activities ranging from visiting the farm to making a herbarium of medicinal plants to practical activities, planting or harvesting fruit or vegetables.
The agriturismo is enclosed in the Gulf of St. Eufemia, along the Costa degli Dei (“Coast of the Gods”), a veritable natural paradise with picturesque coves where you can take a dip in a cobalt blue sea on the lookout for groupers, barracudas, white sea bream, octopus and many other typical Mediterranean fish.
A little more than 3 kilometres from the agriturismo is The Frogman Team diving centre. Diving offers the chance for everyone to admire unspoilt flora and fauna, with trips to shoals, archaeological remains and wrecks.
Tropea, just 10 minutes away, is the most popular tourist destination in the region, with a beautiful medieval old town overlooking the sea and the small Santa Maria dell’Isola church. At about 20 minutes away is Capo Vaticano, a seaside resort famous for its beaches. Pizzo Calabro is about 25 minutes away, ideal for spending a relaxing afternoon and trying some excellent ice cream (one of the specialties is handmade “tartufo”). You can visit the small fort where Joachim Murat (Viceroy of Naples and brother-in-law of Napoleon) was held prisoner and shot, and the interesting old town.
Inland, about 30 minutes by car, there is Vibo Valentia, with its old town featuring the Norman-Swabian castle, from which there is a panoramic view of the surrounding area and in which visitors can find the civic museum with interesting archaeological finds from the region.
Serra San Bruno, about an hour and a half away by car, is located at the heart of the Serre Calabresi. It is an interesting mountain village with a beautiful old town and late-Baroque churches, but is especially famous for the Carthusian monastery of the same name, one of the few still in use.
Aspromonte National Park is located to the south. It takes an hour and a half to reach the first towns in the park area. The most interesting places are those in the Griko-speaking area, such as Bova, Pentedattilo and the old Amendolea, on average two and a half hours away from the agriturismo.
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