OUT & ABOUT IN THE SURROUNDING AREA

Caressed by the clear water of the Ionian coast, Roccelletta beach is an oasis of privacy and comfort, and is open to guests staying at the Grand Hotel Paradiso. Here, the long stretches of deserted beach are ideal for relaxing strolls amid the lush vegetation of the marine pine trees, taking step after step on the soft, incredibly white sand. Within just 5 minutes, you can find yourself admiring the bays of the Copanello promontory, set amid the unexpected sheer cliffs and constituting something of a natural swimming pool, sheltered from the currents and forever kissed by the warm Mediterranean sun. It is a genuine paradise for those with a passion for diving, thanks to its sea bed, which is awash with eye-popping colours and myriad living species. A mere one hour’s drive between the two seas – the Ionian and the Tyrrhenian – will take you to the fairy-tale mountainous plateau of the Sila, majestically contoured between the two coasts and the sky, its villages, lakes and woodlands all imbued with a sense of mystery; forever snow-covered, its ski lifts take you to an altitude from which you can marvel at the sea below as you descend – a spectacle available nowhere else in Italy. At Easter, a special day out can be organised: you leave in the morning from the Grand Hotel Paradiso and head for Camigliatello to enjoy some time on the slopes, then in the afternoon you make your way down to the beach at Isola di Capo Rizzuto. It all adds up to a truly unique experience.