“Il Comignolo” was born from the will to let tourists live the magic and exclusive atmosphere of such territory, according different tastes and needs, but over the mass expenditure, faithful to a “slow” lifestyle. We’re sure that slowness is the main ingredient to catch the sense of a trip in this side of Calabria, able to amaze you when you’ll discover the authentic heritage it keeps. Who finds himself here, for casuality or for choice, will discover the taste of a trip intended as a lovely pause of reflection and discovery, beyond the commonplaces.
A village of historic Italian-Albanian origins dating back to 1400 – at the estreme North-Eastern border of Calabria - in province at Cosenza, at the Southern slopes of the biggest protected area of Italy - Pollino National Park.
In this Eastern side you’re captured by the nosy and extraordinary beauty of the landscape, characterized by rocky hills , called “timpe” in local slang, forming the Raganello torrent’s canyon, a sought-after goal for passionate and sport-loving people willing to go along its 13 kilometres of throats. Civita lies in such a superb landscape, watching towards the horizon the peaceful and sensible sea of the Ionian coast, where Great-Greek ancient cities were born.
Il Comignolo is an ancient residence of the beginning of the ‘800, made up of different spaces of common use where passing times to dedicate to the socialization , the reading and the pure and simple privacy. It is developed into three levels, offering two possibilities at the same time: feeling “at home” and being part of the everyday life of its owners, isolating itself undisturbed in the quiteness of the own sets. Il Comignolo is above all a house, with a lived soul, to be lived.
Essential style, household linen of “grandma’s bottom drawer”, product of the craft skills of the loom weaving. Warm and delicate lights.
Il Comignolo’s rooms invite to rest and contemplation, meditation and privacy.
Mask and Oriental; the rooms recall the name of some of the many chimney pots which give nobility to the roofs of Civita and represent one of the precious goods to preserve.
Colours and flavours mix together in a spur of senses which let the Comignolo’s breakfasts be an experience to which dedicate the time they’re worth of.
Each morning has a new taste and is the opportunity to discover the fragrance of mulberriess and blackberries or the local figgies; the flavour of the ricotta and the cheese served with honey, coming from the Pollino’s farms.
It will be never missed the right atmosphere Il Comignolo usually creates to exalt the taste and the simplicity of the flavours, rigorously local, to let each new day be a good day.
A very cosy place in a beautiful little town. Spotlessly clean bathroom with a very good shower and a great view from the balcony. The room has a very low ceiling due to the inclined roof but still looks spacious. Stefania put much love into furnishing and decorating this nice old renovated house. The underfloor heating made it warm even in the winter time. We felt very comfortable right away and can highly recommend this place!
My stay in Il Comignolo was a lifetime experience. The room was cosy and extremely comfortable. Stefania and her family were really welcoming and made me feel like home. I had the chance to know a little bit about italian culture and even learn some italian. Civita is a beautiful medieval town full of lovely kind people. Couldn't recommend it more, you really must live the experience to know what I am talking about.
Both myself and my girlfriend had an awesome time staying with Stefania and her family in her lovely house. She went out of her way to make us feel welcome and also arranged a special birthday meal for me at a local restaurant. We sadly only one night there and want to return one day!