Calalandrusa Beach & Nature Resort
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In 1968 the young brothers Gianni and Roberto Oliva came to the Marchesi di Francia estate in Santa Caterina dello Ionio, Calabria on board their red Alfa Romeo Spider. Attracted by the natural surroundings, among the peach and orange orchards of the Di Francia estate they discovered a strip of land on the coast of what was once Magna Grecia.

This oasis of rare beauty shouldn’t be just a summer home for a lucky elite, they thought; Italy and the rest of the world should be able to visit the area and experience the immensity of this beautiful uncontaminated natural setting on the Ionian Sea, home to the magnificent treasure of the Riace Bronzes, near the site where the Allies landed in 1943 at Punta Stilo.

Calalandrusa was established in 1975 with the creation of the first international campsite, followed in 1982-1992 by construction of the first bungalows for rental. Everything became more difficult when Gianni died in 1998, but the original 64 bungalows were renovated and modernised, the deluxe rooms were completed in 2009 and construction of the Dune area began in 2010, with Prestige rooms right on the waterfront. The two brothers’ vision lives on, as Roberto works in Verona and Calabria, and Gianni watches over him from above...
Beach & Nature Resort
Beach & Nature Resort
The facility

A lovely resort surrounded by five hectares of vegetation, with big Mediterranean gardens directly overlooking the sea and a vast natural sandy beach, with wild unexplored stretches.

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The pool

In the centre of the resort is a semi-Olympic swimming pool for adults (max depth 1.60) and children (max depth 0.60) with a furnished solarium (places subject to availability).

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The beach

An interminable sandy beach with a pebbly shoreline provides the natural scenario for long walks to the beach where the Riace Bronzes were found (only 4 km from the site).

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The restaurant

La Duna is Calalandrusa’s spectacular restaurant with a panoramic view over the entire Squillace Gulf, serving buffet lunches and dinners; a buffet breakfast is served on the panoramic terrace of the "Cafe' del Mar".

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Nature reserve

Calalandrusa Beach is an important Site of Community Importance (SCI).
The Guardavalle dune extend over 18 hectares forming Nature Reserve IT9330108.

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We are green

Our Resort is located in the Nature Reserve "Le Dune di Guardavalle" established by ministerial decree on April 3, 2000 and No. 92/43 of the European Union. That is why in recent years we started the project "Nature Holiday" concretizing it with many initiatives.

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