Tranquility in Pentadactyl

Entire home hosted by Rossella

  1. 4 guests
  2. 1 bedroom
  3. 2 beds
  4. 1 bath
Furry friends welcome
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In a small abandoned village, only 4km from the sea, there are two apartments available to book for a relaxing and peaceful stay. Enrich yourself with the history of the location and perhaps try my organic, locally sourced food from my garden and the surrounding countryside.
I speak mostly Italian, but some english and french as well.

The space
There are 2 apartments available to rent, overlooking a steep valley, surrounded by ruins of an abandoned village. See the stunning and colourful sunset over Mt. Etna every evening and hike along the nearby paths and trails to other mountains in the area.

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What this place offers

Free parking on premises
Pets allowed
Patio or balcony
Unavailable: Carbon monoxide alarm
Unavailable: Smoke alarm

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4.53 out of 5 stars from 15 reviews


Where you’ll be

Pentedattilo, Calabria, Italy

The village of Pentedattilo stands perched on the cliff of Monte Calvario. The name derives from the Greek penta + daktylos = five fingers, inspired by the shape of the fortress which resembles a cyclopean five-fingered hand.
In the second half of the seventeenth century the town of Pentedattilo was the scene of a cruel crime known as the Massacre of the Alberti. The disaster caused by a love denied and by a betrayal that turned into a bloodbath, surrounded the muffled and almost fairytale atmosphere of the mountain of Reggio in a dense aura of mystery, destined to last up to the present day.
And as history and popular imagination inevitably intertwine, the terrible story handed over the quiet village to the legend. It is said, in fact, that when Lorenzo Alberti was shot to death by the baron, he put his hand on the wall, leaving the imprint of the five bloody fingers, and that this is still visible in the cliff of Pentidactyl when, in the light of the dawn, the rock walls hit by the sun turn red.
For this reason Pentidactyl is referred to as "the hand of the Devil" and it is said that on winter evenings, when the wind rises between the gorges of the mountain, interrupting the silence of solitude with its hiss, you can still hear the screams of anger and pain of the marquis. Over the centuries, various legends were born around the muse with five fingers raised to the sky, whose large sandstone rocks, illuminated by the red light of the dawn, really seem like the earthly signs left by an intervention divine.

Hosted by Rossella

  1. Joined in June 2014
  • 93 Reviews
Amo la natura, la pace, la voglia di vivere in equilibrio con il mondo che ci circonda. Sono una contadina e allevatrice di capre. Il mio obiettivo è raggiungere la completa autosufficienza.

I love nature, peace and be in harmony with the World around me. I am a goat farmer and my goal in life is to reach food self sufficiency. I speak Italian and some english and french.
Amo la natura, la pace, la voglia di vivere in equilibrio con il mondo che ci circonda. Sono una contadina e allevatrice di capre. Il mio obiettivo è raggiungere la completa autosu…

During your stay

I am often away working with my goats and gardening, so you may not see me often.
  • Languages: English, Français, Italiano
  • Response rate: 92%
  • Response time: within a few hours
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House rules

Check-in: After 3:00 PM
Pets are allowed

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