Belmonte Calabro is beautifully situated a few kilometres from the Tyrrhenian coast, high in the mountains above the sea. An ideal place for a relaxing holiday in the countryside away from mass tourism and which offers the possibility of discovering the real Calabria.
Characteristic of the small mountain village are many beautiful palaces that cling to the sides of the mountain and streets too narrow for cars. Belmonte has a pretty little piazza, from which you have stunning views across the sea to the Aeolian Islands. For those who don’t want to miss out on a swim, there is the long pebble beach at Belmonte Marina just 3 km away.
A little up the hill is the ancient monastery, which is now the home of family Scialis. In the wing of the monastery Paola, eldest daughter of the family and actress created a lovely apartment with a separate entrance and private garden area. On about four days or evenings a month Paola organizes feasts with theatrical and musical performances, yoga, juggling and drama courses in the vault and in the large garden of the convent.
On weekends, the monastery Osteria is open in the evening with a delicious menu.
Besides the wonderful silence, the region offers a marked walk from the sea up through the historic core of the village and continuing on to Monte Cocuzzo. The trail is about 20 km long and takes about 8 hours. It is a true highlight for nature lovers and hikers. Between Belmonte and Amantea lies a paradise for divers between two rocks protruding from the sea "Le Scogli Tues Isca". Since 1991 the area has been declared a marine nature reserve by the Italian WWF.