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La Castella Resort & Spa in Le Castella of Isola (Island) Capo Rizzuto, province of Crotone in Calabria, Southern Italy

Published: 3rd February 2013

La Castella Resort & Spa in Le Castella of Isola (Island) Capo Rizzuto, province of Crotone in Calabria, Southern Italy

If you are considering buying property in Calabria, Southern Italy and want even more than beach front 5 star accommodation, you must visit Le Castella. Despite the name Isola (island), the town is entirely on mainland territory.

Le Castella is famous for its recently restored beautiful and iconic Castle, situated south of Capo Rizzuto on a small peninsular. If you like your beaches scenic then this is the place for you, bathed in a golden glow it’s a World Heritage Site and as such is a marine protected area insuring the coastline retains its stunning beaches fringed with fragrant forests. If you drive just 40 minutes you be in the beautiful Sila mountain range with serene lakes and evergreen forests.

Sant Anna Airport is just a 10 minute drive. The airport is currently expanding and Ryan Air have plans to introduce direct flights from the UK. Crotone also has a railway station which can link to the rest of Italy. In recent time Crotone Port has been used by visitors on yacht charter cruising vacations. Lamezia Terme airport is approximately a 1hour 30 minute drive.

Crotone hosts a national archaeological museum, a municipal museum, a municipal art gallery, and a provincial museum of contemporary art, as well as the Antiquarium di Torre Nao.

Crotone Cathedral was originally from the 9th-11th century, however is now largely rebuilt. It has a baptismal font from the 12th century and the Madonna di Capo Colonna, the icon of the Black Madonna, according to the tradition, was brought from East in the first years of the Christian era.

Crotone boasts a 16th century Castle of Charles V where it houses the Town Museum, with findings excavated in the ancient site of Kroton. This ancient castle is built on an island, and is accessibility by foot via a narrow strip of land, is referred to as Le Castella.

Crotone hosts a national archaeological museum, a municipal museum, a municipal art gallery, and a provincial museum of contemporary art, as well as the Antiquarium di Torre Nao.

Crotone has its own foot ball club, FC Corotone which is in the Serie B league. The stadium is named Stadio Ezio Scida.

If you are looking for an up and coming region of the Calabria coast line, basking in a golden glow from miles and miles of cornfields and sunny beaches and is perfect for a relaxing break then Crotone could be the ideal place for both family holidays and permanent living.

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