B&B Casa Gemma

Lamezia Terme, Catanzaro
Bed & Breakfast
+39 339 4115793

For an authentic take on ‘la dolce vita’, welcome to Calabria! And this B&B: delicious breakfasts, adorable hosts, long views to the sea


3 rooms


Rooms sleep 2

Children welcome
Pets welcome
Babies welcome

The Experience

Calabria’s hills have become national parks and good beaches abound on its long rugged coast. On a hillside overlooking the rooftops of Lamezia – and beyond to the Tyrrhenian Sea – is an 18th-century farmhouse backed by wooded hills. Armida spent every summer of her childhood here, surrounded by a garden of bougainvillea and roses, lemons, vines, figs and palms. Generosity of spirit is what this place is all about; she and her mother run the B&B where bountiful breakfasts, on the terrace or inside, are a spread of breads, garden fruits and homemade cakes and jams. Enter the light-filled hallway to find the family quarters to the left, the new breakfast room in the old wine cantina, and a staircase leading to three big bright bedrooms above. Pristine, modern and terracotta tiled, one sports a dressing area behind apricot curtains and iron bedframes painted green, another a vibrant peach-coloured wall and a gleaming hydromassage tub.


  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Oven
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • WiFi
  • Television
  • Spa
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Bar
  • Barbecue
  • Licensed premises
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Tennis court
  • Microwave oven
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Dishwasher
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Books and toys
  • Children welcome
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair
  • Cot available


  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles


  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

& pricing

Booking information

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No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
This property is part of a working farm or vineyard.
Owner has pets
Animals living on the property
Dinner available on request. Restaurant 5-minute walk.


Nightly price
from €50
Damage deposit
30% of booking.
Singles €35-€40. Extra bed/sofabed available €15-€20 per person per night.
3 Doubles
From €50



Beautiful location, immaculate house but above all fantastic host family. Their kindness was out of this world and their recommandation spot on. We will go back for sure.

Sylvie, PARIS 10

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The neighbourhood

Local points of interest from Armida Nicotera

  • You’re in the heart of Calabria (old Magna Grecia). Views from the balcony look towards Stromboli with magnificent sunsets. Up the hill in the park you can see the isthmus, the narrowest point of Italy, where the Tyrrhenian and Ionian sea almost touch.
  • We’re 5 minutes walking from the centre. Up streets with ancient buildings you can find the ancient book's house,archeological and diocesan museum. The Norman castle is up ahead, overlooking the city, on a rock surrounded by the river and old stone houses.
  • Discover the ancient churches, the former Jewish ghetto,botanical garden, adventure park, then relax to the thermal baths of Caronte, only 5 mins away. Stroll down the Corso for beautiful Italian shops.
  • Today visit the old wine cellars or the oldest textile mill in a mountain village, Reventino mountain and Corazzo's Abbazia, then enjoy white sandy beaches and cliffs, the church of Piedigrotta, the Sila parks,, all at your fingertips.
  • Calabria (from Greek: ‘beautiful and fertile’) never fails to charm, with its mild climate; In spring the blossom, rose and jasmine blooms, in summer come for the sea, waterfalls and red tomatoes, in autumn and winter pick olives, walnuts and chestnuts.