Despite 2020 is generally considered a difficult and chaotic year, my summer started traveling joyfully and happily around Italy, my native country. Due to the current travel restrictions, I decided to dedicate my entire summer discovering the most beautiful and unique places around Italy. During my latest trip (during which I’ve truly been lusting for the sublime!) I had the immense pleasure to explore for the very first time Tropea – a small town by the sea, located in the south of Italy (Calabria region). Among many marvelous discoveries, I had the chance to spend a few days at the splendid Hotel Rocca della Sena, and I am happy to share with you all details about it!
HOTEL ROCCA DELLA SENA – TROPEA, ITALY
This pretty boutique hotel is located 5 minutes walk from Tropea historical center and it has one of the best panoramic views in town. It has been built indeed at the top of the promontory, where you can enjoy a breathtaking sea view, as well as unforgettable sunsets, overlooking the sea and the Stromboli volcano! It is very easy to reach with google maps: the Hotel Rocca della Sena is surrounded by private houses in a very safe and peaceful area, perfect if you are looking for peace and serenity! 🙂
Together with the spactacular location, the warm hospitality was remarkable: the entire staff has been incredibly lovely throughout my stay. Something that I do not take for granted, so I deeply appreciated their professionalism as well as the very happy vibes!
THE SEA VIEW ROOMS
During my stay at the Hotel Rocca della Sena, I had the big pleasure to enjoy a sea-view room, with a cute terrace with a jacuzzi! Simply sublime! Every morning I was waking up admiring the vibrant shades of blue of the sea, while working on my laptop. What a place!
I slept every night with the window open to enjoy the sound of the sea, and in the morning I was waking up with the best view I could ask for! This is a picture literally took from my bed in the morning:
After exploring the Tropea historical city center (more details on my next post!) I got back to the hotel to enjoy the sunset in my room. I decided to have a warm jacuzzi on my terrace, while enjoying a great glass of wine: I will never forget how spectacular it has been! 😉
ITALIAN APERITIVO ON THE TERRACE
Due to the magnificent location, when you stay at Hotel Rocca della Sena in Tropea you cannot miss a delicious Italian aperitivo on the main terrace! You will be able to enjoy every minute of the sun setting in front of you, while tasting yummy local food & wine. I really enjoy it, especially the famous spicy local products such as “nduja” and “soppressata”!
Not only the colors on the sea are just fabulous, but also the colors in the sky! The Stromboli volcano looked gorgeous too. Wow! What a evening!
Furthermore, as you know by now, I couldn’t resist to try some local wine during the aperitivo, and they suggested me to try a rosé. It tasted delicious and it looked so perfect with the sunset too!
OUTDOOR WELLNESS AREA
Normally when you workout you feel tired and perhaps in pain, and you cannot wait to finish your training session. But what about an outdoor wellness area with a crazy beautiful panorama in front of you?! I literally didn’t want to stop my workout due to the sublime beauty in front of me!
The view, the fresh breeze, the colors are truly overwhelming, like a postcard!
THE FOOD& BEVERAGE SERVICE
At the moment, the guests of the Hotel Rocca della Sena can enjoy a delicious (indoor!) breakfast in the restaurant area. At the moment it is open only for breakfast and aperitivo. However, the staff is very happy to provide you with a great list of the best local restaurants and help you to find the best option for you.
THE OUTDOOR SWIMMING POOL
In the common area, on the terrace, there is a small swimming pool that overlooks the sea and every guest is free to enjoy it.
THE ACCESS TO THE BEACH
Due to its location on the promontory, there is not a direct access to the beach. However, the hotel has several partnership with the beach clubs so they can help you to book a spot, which is not included in the hotel rate. There are private stairs to reach the beach, in order to guarantee safety and privacy to the hotel guests. The pristine water in Tropea and surrounding areas are unbeatable, so I would highly recommend you to explore the area!
Overall I had a marvelous stay at the Hotel Rocca della Sena, and I would definitely recommend you to stay there while you visit Tropea, Italy!
And you… are you lusting for the sublime?