The newly renovated "Studio Bellavista" is located in the same house as our "Dependance delle Grazie" just a few meters from the lively piazza. The interior is furnished and decorated in contemporary and mediterranean style with a few antiques and local art works. From the small balcony and the windows you can enjoy the view of the sea, the beach at the Marina, the castello and stunning sunsets. The Studio sleeps 2 (+1) guests and has an annected garage.


Just a few steps down from the church's square is the 'seminterrato' entrance with a well equipped kitchen. The Studio is only partly souterrain as it opens up with its facade facing the sea, the castello and part of the main piazza.

We call this apartment "Studio" although it has a separate bedroom, becauses initially we considered renting it as an artist's workshop. 

In the kitchen and bedroom we preserved the original wooden ceiling and on the small balcony you can enjoy your morning coffee and afternoon aperitivo while watching the sunset.

On clear days you can spot the active volcano Stromboli, which is part of the Eolie island group of Sicily in the Tyrrhenian Sea. 

You can reach the studio by car in about 30 min from Lamezia international airport (SUF). The studio is located in the centro storico of Pizzo. The Piazza della Repubblica, the main piazza of Pizzo, is a stone's throw, less than one minute walk away. From the studio to the beach at the Marina it is about 10 minutes walk downhill. 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 May to October there are usually "Ape"-taxis connecting the different areas of Pizzo - which are La Marinella, Piedigrotta, Centro Storico, and Pizzo Marina. If you don't like to walk uphill from the beach back home, we recommend the Ape-taxi or to rent a car.

However, if you want to rent a car - also to explore a bit of Calabria - please rent a car at the airport. There is no agent in Pizzo. Scooters could be arranged to be dropped and picked up in Pizzo. If you need a garage please contact us in advance. Our garage has a connecting door to the Studio which is ideal for people with restricted mobility.

From Pizzo you can explore and discover the beautiful Costa degli Dei, the "Coast of 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 Studio sleeps 2 - 3 persons. Please note, no pets are allowed. The apartment is not suitable for small children younger than 6 years old (window to roof and stairs). No smoking is allowed inside.

We can organise airport / train station pickup service 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 20.00. Thank you and see you in Pizzo!



  • Guests - 2 - 3

  • Floor plan - 60 sqm / 645 sq ft

  • Renovation - 2013-2016

  • Bed Room - 1

  • Bathroom - 1

  • Small Balcony

  • Kitchen - gas stove, microwave/oven, fridge, dishwasher, coffee machine

  • Type of Beds - 1 queen size bed (160x200cm), 1 sofa bed (140x200cm)

  • Air condition

  • Central heating

  • Washing machine

  • Garage


  • Wifi

  • TV

  • Hair Dryer

  • Bed Linens

  • Towels (large, medium, small + beach)

  • Umbrella (for beach)

  • Basic Amenities: shampoo, soap, toilet paper;

  • secured parking on premises


  • 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 300 m, 10 min walk

  • Nearest Church Del Carmine 8 m

  • Restaurants & Bars 50 - 300 m

  • Grocery & Alimentari 150 m

  • Pharmacy 200 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, not suitable for children (below 6 years of age), no smoking inside; check-in 3-8pm, check-out 10 am;


Stay at Palazzo Pizzo Vacation Rentals

The Residence 
The Dependance 
The Studio



What our guest say about their stay at the Studio:

We travel a lot with AirBnB lately and we found our all time favourite with the Studio Bellavista! Besides the amazing view, it was perfectly clean, fully equipped and the host did everything to make our stay as perfect as it was!
— Yannic from Germany
Wir haben ganz tolle Tage in Kalabrien verbracht. Pizzo hat uns sehr gut gefallen und das Appartement ist wunderschön. Wir haben es genossen auf dem Balkon mit bester Aussicht zu sitzen und morgens mit einem so tollen Ausblick aufzuwachen. Das Appartement ist super ausgestattet und sehr sauber. Purer Luxus war auch die Garage. Die Kommunikation und die Anreise haben super funktioniert und wir wurden herzlich empfangen. Insgesamt für uns ein wunderschöner Urlaub und auf jeden Fall weiterzuempfehlen.
— Heidi from Germany
Nous avons passé un agréable séjour dans ce très bel appartement. Très bon accueil d’Angelo qui a pris le temps de nous faire découvrir Pizzo. Position idéale pour une vie de vacances. Vue magnifique sur la mer et le château. Le garage est un plus très appréciable. A recommander!
— Sylvia et Jean-Claude from France
Per vivere appieno questo appartamento bisognerebbe abbandonarsi totalmente ala bellezza di cui è intriso. Non parlo solo della posizione, incredibilmente affascinante, a due passi dal centro storico, in pratica vicino a tutto quello di cui avrete bisogno durante il vostro soggiorno, ma sopratutto il panorama mozzafiato: c’è un romantico balconcino che affaccia sul mare, come del resto anche il soggiorno. Ho visto i tramonti più belli della mia vita proprio da questo affacci. La casa poi è arredata con una sobrietà e un gusto finissimo, è composta da ottimi materiali, tutto nuovissimo ed efficiente. Curata fin nei minimi particolari è stato un tale piacere soggiornarvi che alla partenza ci siamo sentiti tristi. Susan e Angelo sono stati gentilissimi e hanno riversato tutta la loro sensibilità nella ristrutturazione di questo storico palazzo di Pizzo. Non troverò pace finché non ritornerò da voi! Grazie!
— Francesco from Napoli
The studio is simply beautiful, perfect for a couple. The location is fantastic just a few meters away from the main square. Totally to recommend.
— Anais from Mexico
Superbe sejour d’une semaine à Pizzo dans ce magnifique studio. L’accueil de Susan a été charmant et toutes ses indications pertinentes. Le studio est parfaitement équipé avec une trés belle decoration et des materiaux de qualité. La cuisine fonctionnelle et très bien équipée permet de préparer les poissons et les légumes locaux pour les déguster sur le balcon avec une vue fantastique sur la mer et le soleil couchant. A deux pas d’un coeur de village typique et animé le soir, à quelques minutes le la plage de la Marina en déambulant dans les ruelles’ ce studio est un endroit de rêve où nous avons passé de superbes vacances. Vive l’Italie et merci à Susan.
— Yann et Nathalie from France
Abbiamo soggiornato in questo fantastico appartamento arredato con gusto e con una vista spettacolare. Se ritorneremo in Calabria sicuramente lo Studio Bellavista sarà la nostra scelta, perfetto per la sera e come punto di partenza la mattina per le varie spiagge. Grazie di tutto!
— Marika from Italy

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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? In our "Pizzo guide" there are listed 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 know what other guests think about their stay with us? Please have a look at our Guestbook.

Want to get to know our team before arrival? .... read more.

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 could be handy for a breezy evening. Check the weather forecast for Pizzo:

Weather Pizzo


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