“Castello Michelina” Bed and Breakfast is situated at about 600m above sea level in San Nicola dell’Alto, a small Calabrian village in the hinterland of Crotone. The hilly climate and the beautiful nature trails around make San Nicola dell’Alto a pleasant and relaxing place to be.
San Nicola dell’Alto is a typical, tranquil and unhurried Italian village. Local traditions are still very strong and the inhabitants speak “Arbereshe”, the historical language of the area, almost unchanged since the 1600’s.
The bed and breakfast has recently been renovated and amenities include a large garden, WI-FI, beautiful rooms with shared or private bath, garage, barbecue and a patio where you can sit and admire the view.
Nearby are sports facilities, the Museo di Arte Contadina (Museum of Peasant Art), which offers free admission, and picnic areas. The quiet village and its warm hospitality make “Castello di Michelina” a wonderful place of rest and relaxation. Join the locals and have an evening stroll around the piazza, have delicious pizza in San Nicola and nearby Carfizzi, and admire the enchanting views of surrounding towns from Mount Pizzuta and San Michele.
A historical sanctuary is located on Mount San Michele (St. Michael), the patron saint celebrated every year on the first Sunday of May. This celebration concludes on the following Monday, with a candlelight procession when St. Michael is returned to its sanctuary.
San Nicola is about 30 KM from the sea. Ciro` Marina, the town renowned for the Ciro` wine, is also a popular tourist destination. Once again the quality of the sea water has been given a “bandiera blue” (blue flag), recognizing the town’s efforts towards the best quality of both the sea and the tourist amenities.
Forty-five minutes away by car or bus, is Crotone, ancient city of Magna Graecia, where you can explore the archeological site of Capocolonna. In the vicinities you can find the Byzantine town of San Severino and the Sila National Park, a natural reserve with the cleanest air in Europe.
We will be happy to help you plan tours in the area.
How to get to Castello Michelina Bed and Breakfast:
By car:travelling South on Autostrada A 3 (Highway 3), take the Frascineto exit, follow S.S. 106 (Route 106) towards Crotone until the exit for Melissa. Then follow directions to San Nicola dell’Alto.
By train: Stations in either Crotone or Ciro`. We can pick you up at either station and bring you to the B&B: fees apply.
By air: The Crotone airport is a 45-minute drive from the B&B, the Lamezia airport an hour and 20 minutes. EuropCar and Avis Car rentals are available at both airports. We can also pick you up: fees apply.
Both airports are served by the low-cost company Ryanair, with departures from Rome, Pisa, Bologna and Milan.