Palazzo Carratelli

Amantea, Cosenza
Bed & Breakfast
+39 0982 975103

An interesting historic townhouse filled with art and antiques, in the old part of Amantea, near shops, restaurants and beach


2 rooms


Rooms sleep 2

Children welcome
Pets welcome
Babies welcome

The Experience

Gianludovico and his British wife Camilla bought this uninhabited, ancient palazzo 25 years ago and have gradually brought it back to life. Gianludovico is a former diplomat and great raconteur, Camilla is a passionate painter and sculptor (her workshop and gallery are also here) – they invite you to join them for a drink on arrival. You enter from the street into a courtyard with stairs up to the first floor and the Gallery, a luminous corner bedroom with plum coloured walls, plenty of paintings, antique tiled floors, a canopy bed and views to the sea. Up more stairs to another large bedroom with an Indian four-poster, honeycomb tiled floors, antique armoires and oriental carpets. The dining room has a Moroccan feel with warm red-orange walls: here you breakfast on bocconotti biscuits, locally-made cakes, fresh ricotta, hams and sardines. There’s much to see and explore in this un-touristy region and lots of beaches with clear water for swimming.


  • Swimming pool
  • EV charger
  • 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
  • Fire guard
  • 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

Booking restrictions
Special price for longer stays. Children (max 2) €50 per night; Dog (max 1) €20 per night.
November - April
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Dinner by arrangement, €50 per adult including wine, children €25. Restaurants 5-minute walk.


Nightly price
from €200
2 Doubles
From €200



What a wonderful stay. We arrived with large suitcases and will forever fondly remember the pulley system to get them to the 4th floor (it was also used to bring croissants up for breakfast from the bakery next door!) On arrival, we were amazed at the views from the terrace, over Amantea and the sea - fabulous. Thanks to Camilla and Gianludovico for being delightful hosts who we enjoyed drinks, a delicious dinner and great chats with. We would highly recommend a stay here. Thanks, Sally & Kate

Sally, Bristol

I have never experienced a more theatrical and beautiful campari and soda in my life. Sitting on the roof terrace of the Palazzo with a view reaching down to the sea, under the illuminated castle ruins with the stars twinkling in the night sky. Amantea is a joy in itself and the surrounding countryside, with incredible walks. It is not necessary to have transport - buses and trains are numerous and easy to reach. Walks are so varied from the Palazzo itself - mountains, ruined Franciscan monasteries, rivers, sea - all just a footstep outside the front portico!

Marguerite, London

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The neighbourhood

Local points of interest from Camilla & Gianludovico de Martino di Montegiordano

  • It's a 15 minute stroll to the 'lungomare' (seafront) and a a short stroll to Le Clarisse restaurant. Enjoy the Sunday markets of Amantea, and the local processions at Easter time! There is also a food market which is open every day except Monday.
  • It's a beautiful drive across the hills to the Provincial capital, Cosenza (1 hour by car), with its cathedral and historic buildings.
  • Fiumefreddo, a hillside coastal village, is just 20 minutes by car, where you are spoiled for choice of restaurants. The villages of Belmonte, Aiello, Cleto, Longobardi and San Lucido are also worth a visit.
  • Take a boat trip to the Aeolian islands
  • The natural thermal baths at Caronte, just a 30 minute drive, are worth a visit! There is also a good place for a manicure and pedicure just a 5 minute walk from the Palazzo.
  • Take the train to Reggio Calabria (1 hour 10 minutes) for the sea, restaurants and best icecreams in Calabria! There's also a museum that shows the original Riace Bronzes: sculptures of Greek warriors found in the sea at Riace.