Situated in the hills at 90 metres above sea level, only 6 kilometres from the beautiful, untouched beaches of the Ionian Sea, the farm is 45 kilometres from the mountains, lakes and forests of the ‘Sila piccola’. The farm produces citrus fruits, olives, almonds and other fruits and vegetables, using only biological methods. All these may be bought at the farm shop.
The holiday farm guarantees a relaxing stay for its guests in independent houses with fully equipped kitchens, air-conditioning (not all apartments), independent heating, cable TV, free internet Wi-Fi, veranda and barbecue. To enjoy those relaxing moments there is a lovely swimming pool set amongst orange trees on a natural terrace overlooking the Simeri valley. For those who want more active pursuits there is tennis, five a side football, table tennis and more.
Younger guests can enjoy a wooden built games area. For nature lovers there are areas for picnics and wildlife observation harmoniously fitting into the agricultural life of the farm.
“Santacinnara” is the destination for guided visits by students, families and groups attracted to its particular position and evocative natural beauty. Here they can find out about the cycles of agricultural production and spend lovely days living the most genuine aspects of country life. It is also possible to take walks through the fruit groves, explore the Simeri valley and the nearby countryside in enjoyable and interesting excursions. The rural world is brought to life visiting the small “museum of rural civilisation” and looking at the collection of historical photographs on exhibition. Typical products of local and Calabrese traditional cuisine are available for tasting.
The desirable location of Santacinnara means that the visitor can enjoy absolute peace without ever feeling isolated. Many of the most interesting sites within the region are easily reached: Le Castella (35 Kms – Castello Angioino-Aragonese), Isola di Capo Rizzuto (40 Kms – protected marine reserve), Capo Colonna (50 Kms – Temple of Hera Lacinia), Roccelletta di Borgia (20 kms – archaeological park and 12th century cathedral), Taverna (30 Kms – The painter’s country of the ‘600 Mattia Preti), Soveria Simeri (5 Kms – Craftsmanship of the blown glass), Sersale (26 Kms – Canyon of the dark valleys), Squillace (25 Kms), Cropani (20 Kms), Catanzaro (18 kms) and many others.