Schiavonea is a very small town in Calabria, on the ionian coast, made up mainly by fishermen.
We have 2 absolutely identical apartments in a building very close to the sea, on the second and the third floor.
They are really bright, made up a very big dining room with open plan kitchen and laundry machine, double exposure and a little terrace, an aisle and 2 bedrooms, one bigger that the other, and a bathroom with fixture and a shower.
The furniture is basic because the apartments are lived only during holidays. One of the bedrooms is a double (with a balcony) and a twin room; into the dining room there's another bed but ther's space also for a cot.
The small town has not so much to offer but the sea is amazing and the life is cheap. Don't miss the jazz sunrise on 14th of August (on the beach in front of the house during the sunrise a fishing boat arrive with some jazz players playing while the morning begins), the procession on the sea for the Madonna of the Snow (on the 5th of August from the harbour that's very close to the house) and the other of the Madonna of Schiavonea (on the shore after the sunset on the 26th of August).
Personally, I advice to try to go fishing with a local fisherman before the sunrise; if you are not able to do it, let's wait that the little boats come back to buy fresh fish directly on the beach. Another thing that you have to do is the jogging on the seafront, with a very short rock climbing (3 or 4 stones) on the low wall around the harbour (it's an experience saddest than before when the fences didn't exist, anyway, it's amazing 'cause of the little air that arrives in there and the dreams of glory remembering when it was possible to run with the soccer player Rino Gattuso, that's born into the little town), a race on the go-karts to the kartodromo before to the harbour, to attend to a fish auction to the boat-shaped trade that is into the harbour, to organize a bonfire on the beach (that's free and accessible to everyone) with a night swimming, guitars and competitions of sighting of falling stars.
In addiction of the 'Marina' (literally 'shore' as Schiavonea is called by the natives because is the shore of the little town of Corigliano Calabro) life, as activities to do in the surroundings, we suggest a visit to the Castle and the old town of Corigliano, one day to the mud baths of Cerchiara, another one to the Acquapark Odissea 2000 di Rossano, one night clubbing on the seafront of Rossano, a visit to Sibari lakes and to the Sibaritide Museum, a walk with icecream around the little square in Sibari, one day on the Sila Mountain with a picnic.
If you wanna other suggestion, let's write to me. If you will have problems in there and no one of our family is around, you could always call one of our friends, Bina, that lives into the building in front of the apartments that we are renting.