TERME SIBARITE S.P.A.
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87020 Acquappesa (CS)
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The hotel is surrounded by a crown of wooded hills and is only 1.5 km from the Tyrrhenian Sea. The beaches are easily accessible, and there is a road leading directly to Scoglio della Regina (Queens Rocks, a rocky outcrop) just 1800m away. There is also a path along the Acquappesa seafront and access to various pedestrian paths along Guardia Piemontese Marina.
The spa town is fully equipped to provide everything needed for a comfortable stay. (restaurants, pizzerias, bars, thermal park, wellness center, shops, post office, pharmacy, cinema, church, hairdresser).
There are several neighboring countries, each of which, especially in the summer, has many attractions to complete the visit.
Acquappesa, an ancient village located on top of a hill with a marina below, welcomes the tourist to enjoy its historical, folk and cultural characteristics.
Known since 1700 as a tourist destination for its beautiful beach, fresh air and the cultivation of silkworms.
The name, evolution of the Latin "Aqua pendens" suspended water , referred to the abundant springs of water that once flowed from the cliff above the town, in rivulets and waterfalls.
Due to some archaeological finds dating back to the 6th century BC it is believed that the village was founded by the ancient Greeks.
The Waldensian ethnic minority constitutes the peculiarity of the place: followers from the 12th century. of the religious idea of Pietro VALDO, who preached the Gospel in poverty, hence the appellation of "poor Lombards", the Waldensians suffered persecution for heresy. Refugees from the Alpine valleys of Pellice, Pinerolo and Angrogna, some of them reached Calabria in 1345, settling there in safe and perched places.
Among these, the height of GUARDIA. Lombard until 1863 and then PIEDMONTESE, with the perched village and the proud "Guardioli" it preserves the most original signs of the time in the houses, in the customs, in the customs and above all in the "OCCITAN" language, still spoken today.
It is pleasant to visit the country for the quiet, for the climate and also for the panoramas and for the ethnic museum.
The Terme Luigiane are fortunate to be close to many possible destinations for short day trips: the National Park and the Sila Mountains, many Byzantine villages and towns, the itinerary of Magna Grecia, the itinerary of the Etnies and the Byzantine itinerary.
Beyond Guardia Piemontese (8 km) and Acquappesa (5 km), the following localities are of interest from an artistic point of view: San Marco Argentano – Norman town 25 km away, with the Tower and the important remains of the Cistercian Abbey of La Matina or the religious Paola (16 km) and the Sanctuary of San Francesco. To view a suggestive landscape Isola di Dino and Maratea – 80 km away or you can enjoy the wooded area of Fagnano (18 km) with the two lakes. Other significant itineraries are proposed below for a more complete knowledge of Calabria.
The best-known and largest mountain plateau in southern Italy, spread over an average altitude of 1400 m above sea level with peaks reaching almost 2000 m (Monte Botte Donato). There are numerous lakes (Cecita, Arvo, Ampollino and other smaller ones). The most important holiday centres, both in summer and in winter, are Camigliatello (75 km from the thermal baths) and Lorica (90 km).
San Giovanni in Fiore (95 km) is worth a visit for the richness of its fabrics and goldsmith craftsmanship, for the Florentine abbey (1220) of the abbot Gioacchino "endowed with a prophetic spirit" (Dante).
This medieval village, located on top of a natural viewpoint that offers a breathtaking view of the blue Tyrrhenian Sea. It is a treasure trove of history and nature and retains the characteristics of a typical fortified village. There are numerous buildings to visit including the ruins of the castle frescoed by the famous painter Salvatore Fiume.
The inhabited center is made up of two parts: the medieval village, which stands on a rocky outcrop about 150 m above sea level, and the tourist promenade.
The "city of murals", which can be admired while walking through the narrow streets and alleys, stands in the center of the Riviera dei Cedri on a rocky outcrop wedged into the crystalline sea. It is home to the famous "Chili Pepper Festival".
The small island of Cirella, now a marine park, is characterized by wild flora and splendid seabeds. The ruins of the ancient village, perched on a promontory, offer evidence of ancient civilizations. At the archaeological park of the Teatro dei Ruderi, site of summer shows, the panorama is splendid.
Testimonies of the Byzantine era are evident in the traces of oriental monasticism of the 6th and 7th centuries in the architecture of the Baptistery of Santa Severina (125 km) and the Catholic Church of Stilo (210 km). The frescoes of the Underground Church of Paola (12 km) and the mosaics of San Demetrio Corone (45 km). Literary traces of the time can be found in the Codex Purpureus Rossanensis - the Gospel of St. Mark and St. Matthew, a precious book with 188 leaves and 15 red parchment miniatures with gold and silver characters - one of the oldest illuminated manuscripts of the New Testament that have survived, and is located in the Cathedral of Rossano (75 km).
2500 years ago, the Magno-Greek cities of Sibari, Crotone, Locri were thriving cities. Today it is possible to admire the remains of these Hellenic civilizations through the archaeological scenery of Sibari (53 km), the impressive excavations of the Parco del Cavallo and the National Archaeological Museum of Sibaritide. You can view the last standing column "Capo Colonna" part of a temple dedicated to Hera right on the coast of Crotone (145km). Immerse yourself in the centuries-old olive groves of Squillace (105 km) or visit the ruins of Roccelletta and the amphitheater.
The museums are full of testimonies of the most refined arts: among these the "pinakes" (votive tablets of painted wood) of Locri (185 km) and the Riace Bronzes, two life-size Greek bronzes of naked bearded warriors in the Museum of Reggio Calabria (198 kilometres).
Calabria has been under the rule of many tribes and nations throughout history and the marks of these people can be seen in our visual history; by the Albanians in Lungro (64 km) which was their capital in Italy, and seat of the Bishop Eparch of the Greek Orthodox to the Waldensians in Guardia Piemontese (Terme Luigiane) where a Gallo-Provençal or "Occitan" dialect is still spoken and studied the traditional costumes of the Angrogna Valley are still worn; to the Greeks, Gallici, Condofuri and Bova (RC) (230km).
In these centers the Hellenic language is still preserved today; the glottologist Rolfs, defined this "noble language" a "treasure of life".