Tropea is an incredibly charming and exotic town in the Calabria region of southern Italy. Many medieval towns in Italy are close to the ocean but few are so high and with such impressive sea views as Tropea - It is Calabria's absolute gem!
Residenza il Duomo is located on a small street in the city's cathedral. This palace dating from the 13th Century where the B & B has rooms on the top two floors, was recently completely renovated (2009). Unlike several other smaller hotels and guest houses in the south, the furnishing and fittings are of the best quality and taste. The only thing missing is a lift so you should be prepared for some stairs - because of this we do not recommend it to people with disabilities or families with small children. In the streets around you will find a nice selection of everything from cafes, restaurants and shops.
Residenza il Duomo offers a really nice and large roof terrace where breakfast is served as long as the weather permits. It is open to guests throughout the day there are views over the city's roofs, the sea and the hills behind Tropea. Moreover, there are also a reception desk (24 hours) and wi-fi. One can easily opt for this accommodation without the need of a car, when the city has everything to make a holiday complete including a fine sandy beach with crystal clear water. It can be quite hard to find parking in the streets around the B & B during the busy summer season and you are likely to have to pay to park in a car park near the historic centre.
The B & B's ten rooms are spacious and are all equipped with air conditioning, satellite TV, mini-bar and bathroom with toilet, shower and hairdryer. They are divided into two categories:
- Standard rooms are located on the top floor and characterized by sloping ceilings. Some have space for an extra bed. The view from the rooms themselves are not anything special, but then you have access to the beautiful communal terrace.
- Junior Suite rooms are located on both the hotel floors and are slightly larger. It also has slightly higher ceilings and the view is either of the cathedral or the nearby rooftops. These rooms have a small balcony.