The Residence is located in the oldest part of the centro storico of Pizzo. Twenty stone steps lead down into a spectacular vaulted cellar of an over 200 year old palazzo perched on the edge of a rock overlooking the sea. The interior is furnished in contemporary and antique style and decorated with local art works. A private garden terrace offers serene sea and sunset views and invites to relax. - "It feels a world away!" - From this quiet residential area it is a 2 minutes walk along historic palazzi in narrow alleys to the lively piazza with a good choice of restaurants, bars, and shops. The beach below the castello is a 10-15 minutes walk across the piazza and downhill. The residence sleeps 2 people.


A stone stairways leads about 20 steps down into a spectacular vaulted cellar which is located on a rock, about 50 meters above sea level. In the last centuries this space was used as warehouse to store olive oil, handmade soap and to make bottarga.

We restored the cellar with special techniques of insulation. The natural stone walls and ceilings are preserved. The sleeping area is separated by a paravent from the living area. The newly installed bathroom features a rain shower under a vaulted ceiling. From the living and dining area with a modern kitchenette you have access to a private garden terrace on top of the cliff. All windows, a small balcony and the garden terrace are facing the sea. You can enjoy breathtaking sea and sunset views over the Bay of St.'Eufemia (Gulf of Lamezia).

On clear days you can spot the active volcano Stromboli, which is part of the Eolie island group of Sicily in the Tyrrhenian Sea. In spring, you might also see dolphins in the bay. Right below the residence, a small portocino and a lungomare are on the way (but construction is on hold).

You can reach the residence by car in about 30 min from Lamezia international airport (SUF). The residence is located in a quiet area of the centro storico of Pizzo. The Piazza della Repubblica, the main piazza in the historic centre of Pizzo, is only two minutes walk away. From the residence to the beach at the Marina it is just a 10-15 minutes walk. Everything you might need during your stay is within walking distance: bars, restaurants, fresh market and shops. You actually do not need a car while in Pizzo. From April to October there are usually "Ape"-taxis connecting the different areas of Pizzo - which are La Marinella, Piedigrotta, Centro Storico, and La Marina. However, if you rent a car, rent a SMALL car as the alleys in the old part of the centro storico of Pizzo are very narrow. If you need a car park please contact us in advance.

From Pizzo you can explore and discover the beautiful Costa degli Dei, the coast of the Gods - with its crystal clear, turquoise sea and many different beaches, as well as the many little villages with Greek history, scattered over gentle Calabrian highlands with thousands of olive trees and forests.

The Residence sleeps 2 persons. Please note, no pets are allowed. The residence is not suitable for small children, elderly or those with restricted moving abilities. No smoking inside, only outside on the terrace.

We can organise airport pickup service or private parking space upon request and at extra cost. Please contact us at least 2-3 days prior to your arrival to agree on a key-hand-over-time. Check-in is from 15.00 to 21.00.

You want to see more photos of the residence? Please visit our Photo Gallery (via flickr) for more impressions. Also visit on this website our galleries featuring beaches, food and more over here at GALLERY.



  • Guests - 2

  • Bathroom - 1 (WC, bidet, shower)

  • Floor plan - > 70 m2 / 753 feet

  • Bed room - 1

  • Queen Size Bed - 1 (160x200cm)

  • Private Terrace - 20m2/215 feet

  • Kitchen - gas stove, microwave/oven

  • Renovation - 2006-2011

  • Parking (upon availability)


  • Free Wifi

  • TV / DVD

  • Air-condition

  • Washing machine

  • Hair Dryer

  • Bed Linens

  • Towels (large, medium, small + beach)

  • Umbrella (for the beach or terrace)

  • Basic Amenities: shampoo, soap, toilet paper;

  • Parking (garage)


  • Swimming

  • Snorkeling

  • Fishing / Sport Fishing by boat

  • Vicoli di Pizzo (walking the alleys)

  • 10 Churches

  • Castello Aragonese Murat

  • Visiting artists' studios in Pizzo

  • Archaeological Museum in the Castle of Vibo Valentia

  • Tropea (1/2 day by train or car)

  • Eolian Islands (day trip by boat)

  • Stromboli by Night (by boat)

  • Reggio Calabria & Museo Nazionale della Magna Grecia (day trip by train)

  • Day Trips to the hinterland (by car)

  • Wine tasting in Ciro

  • Read more about Pizzo and Calabria


  • Airport Lamezia 25 km (30 min drive)

  • Train Station 'Pizzo' 1 km

  • Station 'Vibo Valentia - Pizzo' 3 km

  • A3 Salerno-Reggio 5 km

  • Nearest Beach 400 m, 10-15 min walk

  • Nearest Church Del Carmine 10 m

  • Restaurants & Bars 100 - 300 m

  • Grocery & Alimentari 200 m

  • Pharmacy 150 m

  • Supermarket (Sidis) 2 km

  • Hospital Vibo Valentia - 10 km

  • Tropea 35 km

  • Capo Vaticano - 50 min drive

  • Scilla - 1 1/2h drive

  • Reggio Calabria - 1 1/2h by car or train

  • Stromboli - full day trip by boat


No pets, no smoking, not suitable for children (cliff/stairs), not suitable for elderly (stairs); check-in 3 pm, check-out 10 am;


Stay at Palazzo Pizzo Vacation Rentals :

The Residence

The Studio Bellavista 
The Dependance delle Grazie 



What our guest say about their stay at the Residence:

La casa di Susan è MAGNIFICA! Non ci sono mezzi termini. È a due passi dal centro è completamente isolata. Affaccia direttamente sul mare con tre finestre ed una terrazza ideale per iniziare la giornata con una colazione baciati dal sole e chiuderla salutandolo al tramonto (non ce ne siamo persi uno)!! Letto commodissimo. Tutti i servizi ottimi e ben funzionali. La casa ha molto stile e lo stabile è stato ristrutturato mantenendo il sapore del luogo. C’è un comodo box a 100mt dalla casa. Pizzo è una base di partenza strategica per scoprire questa parte di Calabria. C’è tutto l’occorrente per stare bene.
— Luigi da Bologna (April 2017)
We stayed at Palazzo Pizzo for the Ferroagosto holiday weekend. The pictures in the listing were beautiful, but the place in person went beyond that! We loved waking up to beautiful views of the sea, and relaxing at the end of the night with colorful sunsets over the water. We could even see the eruptions of Stromboli from the kitchen balcony late at night. Even though it was the middle of August and hot, the apartment was cool for us, and there was a fan in the bedroom we used at night. We kept all of the windows and doors open (there were pull screens to protect from mosquitoes), the breeze moved through the apartment, we were very comfortable, and we weren’t hot. The decor was nice, everything looked new, and we loved the stone walls and airy feel. We would definitely stay here again if we are in Pizzo. This is also a great place to stay for any honeymooners - very romantic!
— Brandi & Matt (our very first guest, August 2013)
Die Wohnung liegt spektakulär im Kellergewölbe eines traumhaft schön restaurierten alten Palazzo, direkt auf einem Felsen ca. 50 m über dem Meer. Aus den Fenstern sieht man direkt aufs Wasser - fast wie auf einem Schiff. Mehr Meerblick geht nicht.
— Tilman from Germany
A really lovely apartment which is renovated beautifully in a fabulous location. The town of Pizzo is amazing and has a really good choice of places to eat and drink all of which are on the doorstep of the apartment. The locals were also some of the friendliest we have met. Very enjoyable and recommended.
— Gil from England
Kurz und knapp: SENSATIONELL!!!
— Catherine from Munich
A high class experience.
— Rick from Canada
Susan’s house is one of the most awesome flats I have ever experienced. A stylish interior design and a great location make this house as the perfect solution if you want to discover the area around Pizzo.
— Pietro from Milano
We enjoyed a wonderful stay at Palazzo Pizzo. The location of the apartment is perfect - easy walking distance to the main square, restaurants and marina, but very quiet and private - it feels a world away. Unlike many vacation rentals, this apartment is actually lovelier in reality than in the photos. There are world class views from the private terrace, the kitchen and even the bathroom. Angelo was the perfect host and guide, showing us all the highlights (including the very important tips on where to park!), pointing out the best restaurants, shops and cafes. - Pizzo was a great introduction for us to the Calabrian coast. As Californians, we are spoiled for beautiful sandy beaches, but Pizzo and environs did not disappoint. Unfortunately, as we were there in March, the weather was not quite warm enough for us to take full advantage and we hope to come back again in early summer or fall. In the three days we spent in Pizzo, we had the best seafood ever. We highly recommend La Lampara and L’Approdo. ”
— Jim from California
Wir hatten eine traumhafte Zeit in Pizzo. Der Ausblick aus der Wohnung ist herrlich, man kommt sich vor, wie in einem Leuchtturm. Der Kontakt mit Susan und die liebevolle Betreuung durch ihren Schwiegervater war sehr, sehr gut. Es ist schön, dass es solche “Perlen” gibt.
— Karin from Germany (June 2016)
What a beautiful property with lovely people managing it! My husband and I so enjoyed our stay here. The view out of all the windows and from the outside terrace were just amazing! Thank goodness for cell phone cameras to keep those memories with us! Thanks for a great stay!
— Mara from the US (Summer 2016)
The Palazzo Pizzo Residence was superb, from the welcome, the apartment, the decor, the view, the balcony, the town, the whole experience was 100%. It was absolutely perfect.
— Philip from UK (summer 2016)
We just spent a wonderful Pre-Easter week - Settimana Santa - in Susan´s lovely decorated Apartment in Pizzo. Instead of excursions we just enjoyed the marvellous view from the terrace, in the morning sun for reading, in the afternoon for “aperitivi” ... The Gelaterias in the Piazza with their charming waiters, the beach and delicious fish in various Restaurants in the evening were enough entertainment for us. Dolce far niente at its best - that is Pizzo. Pretty sure to come back!
— Brigitte from Germany (April 2017)
Abbiamo soggiornato per una settimana in questo meraviglioso residence di design, comodo confortevole e funzionale. La residenza d’epoca associata ad un arredo minimale ma molto chic, ha reso il nostro soggiorno ideale e rilassante. La casa e’molto fresca e ventilata, abbiamo riposato benissimo senza l’uso dell’aria condizionata ma solo ogni tanto del deumidificatore. Il giardino mediterraneo con vista spettacolare sul golfo di Sant’Eufemia e’ stata la nostra meta preferita per trascorrere le calde ore pomeridiane all”ombra in assoluto relax comodamente seduti sulle sdraio azzurre. L’appartamento e’ equipaggiato proprio di tutto quello di cui si ha bisogno durante il soggiorno, non ultimo anche un nuovissimo ombrellone per il mare. Grazie mille!
— Fiorella from Venice
Séjour dès plus agréable dans un magnifique lieu. Tout a été parfait y compris l’accueil par la propriétaire chaleureuse et discrète, et qui parle plusieurs langues dont le français. Haut de gamme pour la location (agencement, décoration...) située dans une rue calme. Vues sur mer de la location et de la terrasse qui bénéficient d’une ombre bienvenue. ”
— Patrice from France
Palazzo Pizzo is a very nice and beautiful place, with amazing views. Susanne is a great host and we would definitely love to come back.
— Cecile from Danmark

Please note: Some of the above quotes are shortened. To read all reviews find us on Tripadvisor/Holidaylettings, Homeaway/fewo/VRBO and Airbnb. - We want to thank all our guests who took a moment to write us a review as they give other travellers confidence and are very rewarding for us and our team! Thank you so much! Mille Grazie! :-)

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Want to know more about Pizzo? What to do and where to eat? Check out our Pizzo guide on this website. We will also send our guests an updated guidebook in PDF file via email as well as provide a copy at the residence. 

Want to discover more places in Calabria during your holiday? Travelling by car or by train, check out our tips for day trips around Calabria here.

Want to go to a different beach every day? The Costa degli Dei from Pizzo to Nicotera is 70km long, the entire Calabrian Coast 700 km. In our Guidebook we list some of the best beaches within 5-30 min drive. The closest beach is a 10-15 minutes walk from the residence, below the castello at La Marina.

Want to get to know our team before arrival? 

You are interested in our renovation project(s) in Italy? Here you can find a summary and further links.

Want to know what to pack? A light jacket or pashmina can serve well in a breezy summer night. Check the weather forecast for Pizzo:

Weather Pizzo


Do you still have question? Please contact us, we are looking forward hearing from you.