Why so chic?
Why travel experts chose this hotel
7 room boutique B&B
Stylish 1950s-inspired décor
Enchanting terrace with gorgeous sea views
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Early check-in / late check-out (subject to availability)
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Situated in the charming Calabrian seaside town from which it takes its name, La Dolce Vita a Tropea is an enchanting boutique B&B with only seven bedrooms. The décor takes its cues from the effortless 1950s style made famous by the films of Federico Fellini, so expect minimalist interiors and a vintage palette.
Soft greens and blues perfectly compliment the sparkling Tyrrhenian sea, and the hotel offers a stunning vista of these crystal clear waters from its clifftop perch beside the historic Piazza Migliarese.
Francesca, the manager, has a genuine passion for hospitality and her advice, from recommendations on the best local restaurants to insider tips on where to go to avoid the crowds, will ensure an unforgettable holiday.
A delicious continental breakfast is served daily, and savoury dishes such as cooked eggs can be made to order. There's no restaurant, but Francesca will be more than happy to recommend her favourite spots and help with any reservations.
Calabrian cuisine is particularly famous for being some of the spiciest in Italy, thanks to the use of the red peperoncino (chilli). The fileja con nduja, a pasta dish featuring the soft, spicy sausage of Calabria, is particularly good in Tropea.
The seven rooms at La Dolce Vita a Tropea have a chic minimalism and soft palette that evokes the classic Italian style of the 1950s. Classic rooms are cosily romantic, whilst the superior rooms are more spacious and give views over the historic streets of Tropea.
For a real treat, we recommend the Deluxe Sea View room, from which you can enjoy beautiful views over the sparkling waters below from the privacy of your own terrace.
The enchanting terrace, complete with wicker loungers and alabaster tables, is the perfect place to engage in a spot of people-watching or to simply bask in the breathtaking panoramic views. The blue-green waters of the Tyrrhenian stretch into the horizon, and you’ll be able to see the ancient Benedictine sanctuary of the Church of Santa Maria, which has been standing on its island of volcanic rock since 370 AD.
The hotel sits on Piazza Migliarese, leading into a network of narrow medieval streets, historic buildings and boutique shops. For a true Tropea experience, join the locals in their evening passeggiata along the Corso Vittorio Emanuelle, taking in the dramatic sea views from the railings at one end. The town’s beaches feature soft sand and inviting water, reachable by steep zig-zag steps.
Places of Interest
City Centre 0.1 miles
Tropea Beach 0.5 miles
Diocesan Museum 3 minutes away
Santa Maria dell Isola Monastery 6 minutes walk
Port of Tropea 7 minutes walk
Lamezia Terme International is 65 minutes drive