La Bussola hotel offer 32 rooms (26 in the new central part and 6 in the new annexe). The annexe offers 6 'Madreperla' rooms in poor art. The central part offers 26 'Corallo' rooms in classic style.
Near the reception desk, facing the newly refurbished bar, you may relax on the couches of our TV room where you will find a big screen with satellite channels.
Wireless internet is available 24 hours a day free of charge on the whole hotel perimeter, including the swimming pools area.
The hotel, has a big sea view with umbrellas and deckchair. Moreover, on the porch connecting the new central part and the new annexe, there are small tables with chairs. Here is possible to taste a fresh long drink or a good local ice cream with the splendid swimming pool view.
The hotel has two swimming pools (adults and childrens) in a surrounding green area where also a bar and toilets are available. The angle swimming pool is ideal to spend calm moments of relax, drinking and listening to good music.
For us green is not only a colour but a virtue. The beautiful gardens ensure a relaxing and happy holiday setting.
Once a week the Hotel is pleased to offer you a 'Calabrian Night' with tasting of traditional products of the Calabrian gastronomy such as succulent farm meats and grilled local sausages, onion mousse, sheep cheese and other delicacies. You may enjoy our food while sipping local wine at the sound of traditional music, songs and 'tarantelle' dances. Hereunder you may find a video clip of one of our Calabrian nights.
Here you can admire the unspoilt countryside along the splendid Capo Vaticano and Tropea coast, famous world wide for its beauty. Like Tropea, also Capo Vaticano, the last outpost on the Gulf of Sant' Eufemia, can boast an international reputation, fully justified not only by the unchanging charm of the places, but also by the modern tourist structures which have revamped the local economy, once based solely on farming and food products, confirming its vocation for tourism.
The sunset from here over 'Stromboli' is considered the eight wonder of the world. The crystal clear sea and the marvellous beaches, as well as the professional way in which the hotel is run, will make your holiday with us in Capo Vaticano and Tropea an unforgettable experience.
Look...let your eyes soak up the colours and the shapes of an unmistakable nature, where traces of a past that is never forgotten are revealed at every glance.
Listen&pay attention to the wind telling legends in the beds of reeds, to the roar of the sea on the cliffs and the whispering wash of its wanes on the beaches, hear the sacred silence of the woods.
Smell&let yourselves be inebriated by the perfume of the orange blossom, grasp the musky fragrance of the Mediterranean maquis and the pungent aroma of the orchards.
Taste&savour the strong character of a cuisine that is in itself culture and tradition.
Touch&sink your hands in the white sand, brush your fingers over the wild flowers soaked in dew, let your mind skim over the horizon and follow its contours until tomorrow.
Have you done that?
Welcome, you are in Capo Vaticano of Ricadi near Tropea in the Province of Vibo Valentia.
Particular attention is devoted to the cleaning of the rooms and every other part of the hotel. This is 'three star superior' hotel is in Capo Vaticano and it is 6 kilometres from Tropea and 500 metres from the centre of the village of San Nicoló of Ricadi.
It can be easily reached by car as it near the road which goes from Tropea to Vibo Valentia and is about 30 kilometres from the latter. It can be easily reached by train as the nearest station is only 900 metres away in Ricadi. The Lamezia Terme international airport is 60 kilometres from our hotel, Reggio Calabria airport is 120 kilometres from our hotel.
The Giuliano family and staff can supply information and documentation on the beauty of the area, on historical and artistic sites, the cultural and gastronomy initiatives of the territory, on the possibility of excursions to the Aeolian Islands, and on the handicraft production of Calabria.
We wish you a pleasant staying at 'La Bussola' Hotel Restaurant in Capo Vaticano near Tropea, Ricadi.
The Hotel Restaurant 'La Bussola' have been the winner of the first festival of the onion of Tropea.
Recommended by newspaper: 'The Republic' (2006)
Our chefs have been invited to the Italian telecast of Luca Sardella 'The old farm' Rai 1 (2000)
Our chefs and staff have cooked the best of Calabria typical products for the actors fiction 'Gente di Mare' at the Port of Tropea (2007)
By Car from north: SA-RC motorway, exit for Pizzo continue coast road Pizzo-Tropea-Capo Vaticano. Or SA-RC motorway, leaving Vibo Valentia for Spilinga-Ricadi-Capo Vaticano.
By Car from south: SA-RC motorway, exit for Rosarno continue for Nicotera - Joppolo Coccorino - Ricadi - Capo Vaticano.
By Train: get off at Tropea station (8 km) or Ricadi (0,900 mts).
By Air: you have to arrive in Lamezia Terme (60 km).
TRANSFER ON REQUEST
Ricadi railway station (1Km) It's free.
Tropea railway station (8 Km)
Vibo-Pizzo railway station (30 Km)
Lamezia Terme Airport (60 Km)