Agritourism Colloreto

Unspoilt landscapes and traditional cuisine come together at the Agriturismo Colloreto to create a small jewel in the Pollino National Park. You can reach the facility by exiting the A3 motorway (Morano Calabro exit), and following the signs that will lead you nimbly, through a small wood, to the Agriturismo, nestled in the green of the National Park.
This location offers all its visitors a relaxing stay, whether for a few hours (perhaps for a family lunch), or for longer, giving guests a unique experience.
Each room is unique, from single to family mini-apartments.
The friendly staff will lead you through a tasting tour of the fine cuisine of the unspoilt area where the Monastery of Colloreto once flourished.
For anyone who wants to taste the dishes, expert hands will prepare the best traditional recipes, using the farm's seasonal products, expertly grown in the vegetable gardens or raised in the pastures.

Hotel Merùo

If you too have entered this page, it is because you are probably wondering: - But what is this place called? 'Meru'? Meri? Machiiiii?

My name is Merùo with an accent on the u, and now, dear reader, you keep asking yourself: what does it mean? You may be enchanted or simply disappointed by its meaning, agree or argue, after all it takes its cue from a supposition on the origin of the place name Morano, made by Gaetano Scorza, who makes it derive from the Greek verb 'merùo' = to gather together, due to the position of the houses piled one on top of the other.

In order to avoid misunderstandings and misinterpretations, it is better to specify that this is only a theory, in the Greek language there is no mention of it except in Theocritus with the meaning of 'abbarbic'.

As you will have realised, should you continue reading, you will find yourself in front of a 4-star hotel that even from its name I would describe as 'a little bit special', just as special and strategic is my location clingon a hill.

Those who have passed through here claim that I have been taken care of down to the smallest detail, but the truth is that I have been made in a seesaw of feelings and paradoxically I believe that this is precisely my charm, because Merùo (I repeat for mnemonic training) is not just rooms, 13 to be precise, but emotion.

All you have to do is look, peer, open and connect (without having a password) and everything speaks to you. I admit it may sound a bit creepy, but that's what makes me, pardon my ego, an art breath, I would almost say a museum, where the main function of the overnight stay is added to that of the detailed and meticulous narration of each painting or object created.

This is my essence, the essence of Meruò, the ensemble of all souls who have given unconditionally, often sacrificing their time and offering it as a gift to share with the world, the world that casually or voluntarily enters these walls.

And if today, the more daring ones who stopped by, confirmed, to my amazement, that they had indeed perceived a sense of welcome, we can say that the name, albeit in its difficulties, has hit its target: to gather together, to welcome!

Hotel Restaurant Villa San Domenico

The Hotel Restaurant Villa San Domenico is located in the heart of the historical centre of Morano Calabro, in an 18th century mansion at the foot of the Pollino Massif. The elegant structure, equipped with a convenient indoor guarded car park, is just a few metres from the San Bernardino monastery complex and the Collegiata della Maddalena and offers comfortable accommodation in rooms and suites. It also has a large garden with century-old trees, an ideal place for breakfast in the open air and for pleasant walks. The cuisine that guests will savour is a genuine and refined discovery of the flavours of the past, combining dishes based on typical ingredients with excellent local wines that originate from ancient vines.

B&B Matilde

Offering on-site private parking at no extra cost, B&B Matilde is located in the Pollino National Park, in Mormanno, 27 km from Diamante. Some rooms overlook the garden or the mountains, and come with a private bathroom, bathrobes and toiletries. B&B Matilde also provides free WiFi in all areas. The property also features a shared kitchen. San Severino Lucano and Maratea are 20 and 23 km away from B&B Matilde respectively.


Ovid writes in the Metamorphoses (I, 555-559): 'Apollo loves her, and embraces the plant as if it were the body of the nymph; he kisses its branches, but the tree seems to rebel against those kisses. Then the disappointed god says to her: 'Since you cannot be my bride, you shall at least be my tree: of you always, O laurel, shall my hair, my zither, my quiver be adorned'.

The 'Dhafna' Bed & Breakfast is located in the heart of the historic centre of Civita (Cosenza), a small village of Italo-Albanian culture perched at the foot of the Pollino National Park. The place is a gem surrounded by breathtaking landscapes and fairytale scenery shaped by nature over millennia.

The Dhafna B&B is within walking distance of the famous Devil's Bridge and the Raganello Gorge, which is visited by many tourists every year.

Its name, which in the Arbëreshe language means laurel, is connected to the myth of the nymph Daphne, daughter of the river god Ladon and the Earth, who was transformed into a laurel tree to escape Apollo's snares.

The structure that houses the bed and breakfast, owned by siblings Giacomo and Anna Maria Fasanella, has undergone a complete restoration that has brought back the beauty of the details while respecting the original architecture. The ceilings with wooden beams, the flooring and the refined finishes, combined with the welcoming service, are the ideal prerequisite for spending one or more nights in the utmost comfort.

The area is very peaceful, quiet and scenic and is also ideal for those seeking accommodation in an informal yet comfortable and cosy environment, whether for a romantic weekend away as a couple or for groups of friends or families.

The structure is spread over two levels and consists of a breakfast room and three rooms that have private bathrooms with showers and are furnished with the utmost care. They all have TV, complete bed and bathroom linen, air conditioning and free Wi-Fi. The price includes overnight stay, breakfast, complete bed-bath linen, consumption and final cleaning.

Dhafna's cosy and comfortable rooms and its central location offer a happy combination for those who want to experience and discover the various opportunities that the historic centre of Civita and its fascinating views have to offer.

The Belvedere

On the natural terrace that directly overlooks the Raganello gorges stands 'Il Belvedere', a comfortable first-class B&B, born out of the careful renovation of a historic civitese palace.
There is an impressive panorama from the B&B: you can see a glimpse of the Ionian Sea with Sibari and, on the opposite side, some of the mountains of the POLLINO NATIONAL PARK surrounding the medieval village of Civita.
The rooms, all elegantly furnished, recall the building's ancient history in their furniture.
Opening the windows, one can see the imposing Timpa del Demanio that dominates the village and listen to the flowing water of the Raganello torrent.
The Belvedere has a cosy breakfast room where you can enjoy the fragrance of typical homemade food, sweet and savoury baked goods, genuine jams and fruit juices.
In addition, guests can choose to rely - for excursions - on the expert nature guides with whom the hotel collaborates, to visit the POLLINO NATIONAL PARK and all the wonders it contains.
A shuttle service is available on request between Civita and the Castrovillari bus station, the Sibari railway station and Lamezia Terme airport.

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