Ancient Palazzo Severino

Apartment - Entire home/apt · Via Santo Stefano, Tarsia, Calabria 87040, Italy
Your host, Carlo
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Ancient Palazzo Severino is the perfect place where to live an original and authentic Mediterranenan experience. Palazzo Severino is the ancient building where Marco Aurelio Severino, the famous Italian surgery and anatomy pioneer, was born in 1580.
It is located in the heart of a small and ancient village which dominates the natural reserve of Tarsia's lake. The house is perfectly furnished, the kitchen fully equipped, with TV, internet wi fi and everything you could possibly need for a pleasant stay.
Palazzo severino is right in the heart of south Italy, it is 20 minutes by car to the beaches of Mar Jonio and Mar Tirreno, 20 minutes to the Pollino and Sila national parks, and 5 minutes to the most important concentration camp of Italy, Ferramonti.

Palazzo Severino is the real chance for an authentic and unique immersion in the intense South Italy, ideal for touring experiences. Parking place is also available.

Room type: Entire home/apt
Accommodates: 4
Bedrooms: 2
Bathrooms: 2
Beds: 4
Extra people: $28 / night after 2 guests
Minimum Stay: 3 nights
Weekly Price: $420 /week
Cleaning Fee: $35
Check In: 4:00 PM
Check Out: 11:00 AM
Cancellation: Flexible
  • My boyfriend and I spent five lovely days in the Palazzo Severino in mid-August. The tiny town of Tarsia was a perfect stopping point on our drive from Tuscany to Sicilia. As grad students in need of a quiet place after a month of intensive research and museum-going in the northern Italian cities, we made use of the comfortable apartment largely as a space for work and relaxation. However, as long as you have a car, it is also a perfect base for exploring the extremely interesting province of Calabria. Sergio and Lilia were truly interesting people as well as amazing hosts, pre-emptively answering all our questions about parking, restaurants, shopping, beaches, Calabrian history, and much more. The apartment itself far exceeded our expectations as well. The rooms are light and airy with high ceilings, and balconies on three sides let the breeze blow through. (If you're a light sleeper, do bring ear plugs just in case; there were a few neighborhood dogs that sometimes barked at night.) We cooked every night, and found the kitchen decently equipped. We would suggest that if you're coming by car, you stop for some basic groceries in one of the larger towns to the north, since the market is not daily and there are only tiny stores in Tarsia.
    We're already hoping to make a return trip in the future!

    August 2013
  • We had an absolutely amazing stay in Carlo's appartment. Actually this is more a real house than just an appartment. Carlo's parents Lilia and Sergio showed us our part of the house and I realised that I never rented such big one although I used to rent a lot of appartments. The house is located in the medie/val centre of Tarsia and as for me it is the most magnificent one. Exquisite furniture, four balconys with the view at small piazza, high ceiling all these submerge you in historic surrounding. Location is perfect to explore the area. It is convinient to go to the beach to the east as well as visit sightseeings on the west and nerby Tarsia.
    Carlo's parents were amazing hosts from the first till the last day. They gave us a lot of tips about area and we enjoyed a pleasant conversation and dinner one of the evenings. I will surely come back to them because there are a lot of interesting places left unvisited and I would like to meet this nice people again.

    July 2013
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