Palazzo Adilardi

Tropea, Vibo Valentia
+39 0415 244673

You’re in the middle of all the action in these luminous cliff edge apartments in an old family palazzo – walk everywhere


2 places


Sleeping from 6 – 8

Children welcome
Pets welcome

The Experience

The Benedictine sanctuary of Santa Maria dell’Isola dominates the skyline – you glimpse it from your terrace – pull on your walking shoes and puff up a winding flight of stone steps cut into the cliff. At the top is a simple church, pretty gardens and dramatic views over the bustling town with its 12th-century Duomo and out to sea. On a clear day you can see Stromboli.

You stay in a spacious apartment (one sleeps six, one eight) within an old palazzo teetering above the sea. Eat meals in the kitchen/diner or out on the terrace as the sounds of tourists and townsfolk drift up from the sandy beach below.

Live like a local and take a passeggiata down Corso Vittorio Emanuele, hang out in the main square, Piazza Ercole, people watching and drinking cappuccino; take a ferry over to Stromboli Island and hike up the active volcano. Head home for deep sleeps – bedrooms at the back lack views so plump for one at the front with a sea-facing balcony.

Palazzo Adilardi - Gallery

We think you'll love

  • Sitting on your balcony gazing out to sea and the islands
  • Wandering into town for a delicious seafood supper
  • Heading off with your swimming stuff for a day on the beach below the apartments
Steep steps leading up to the Paola apartment in Vibo Valentia

You should know

  • Avoid coming in August if you don’t like crowds
  • Paola apartment is up quite a lot of steep stairs
  • If you bring a car you can’t drive up to the apartment – parking is nearby


  • 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
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Barbecue
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Tennis court
  • Microwave oven
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Electricity included
  • 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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Booking restrictions
Minimum stay: 3 nights.
Restaurants 5-minute walk.


Nightly price
from €171
Weekly price
from €1200
1 Apartment for 6
From €1713 beds3 bedrooms
1 Apartment for 8
From €1805 beds4 bedrooms



Beautiful appartment with stunning views of the sea - we couldn't have been happier here. Lovely to be in such a peaceful appartment but have such a buzzy and lovely town on our doorstep plus amazing beaches.

Miranda, London

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The neighbourhood

You can walk to everything: good restaurants, the buzzing main square, Piazza Ercole, sandy beaches - reached via steep steps or a zig-zag road - and the marina. Hire a private boat or take a ferry to Stromboli Island, one of the seven Aeolian Islands, for the day. The seafood here is renowned, as are red onions – there’s even a gelato made from them (try if you dare!) and a museum dedicated to them. Hugely popular with Italians - locals call Tropea the pearl of the Calabrian coast.

Local points of interest from Francesca Adilardi

  • The apartments are at the end of the main road in the historic centre and they overlook the sea. Nearby, there are many boutiques, bars, ice cream shops, restaurants and local food shops. You will find everything you need!
  • The balcony overlooking the sea conveys the impression of being on a boat with all of the comforts of an apartment. The apartment is lodged in the rock and it has beautiful ancient arches and amazing vaults and walls.
  • One can reach the beach directly by taking the stairs down just a few minutes from the proprieties or from the famous stairs 2 del Cannone, which are less steep and will lead you to the other side of the beach.
  • Fall asleep and wake up gently rocked by the sound of the waves; from the balcony one can admire the beautiful sunset over Stromboli and the Aeolian Islands. Along the road there are many agencies that organise excursions to the Aeolian Islands.


Francesca Adilardi

Francesca is a native Roman who lived in Venice for 15 years when her husband was the theatre director at Teatro Stabile del Veneto, and has a flair for decorating and hosting. She now lives back in Rome and loves sharing insider’s info on the city with her guests, along with the best ways to avoid the masses.