• Torre Sant’Antonio: a unique place to recharge yourself


    Torre Sant’Antonio is located in Calabria on the Ionian coast near the village of Badolato: a beautiful “Borgo” in Italy. It was created for people looking for a holiday to regain energy from hard work: a green oasis directly on the beach.

    Kindness and grace are fundamental here where our guests can find their own space, to rediscover the pleasure of being together with their family or meeting people with whom they can share their love of culture, simplicity and courtesy.

    Space is the most important word, here guests always find a welcoming place: large gardens on the beach, well-spaced umbrellas and an outdoor bistro with tables surrounded by greenery.


    Our clients does not look for a mass village.
    Torre Sant’Antonio provides many ideas for relaxing in the open air and for getting to know the area: we organize stimulating meetings with writers, local craft markets and film screenings and sporting events.
    Kids will learn to play outdoors in the safety of a place designed to be natural, well-kept, safe and welcoming.

    The whole structure is covered by wi-fi and there are many pleasant activities to spend time playing beach volleyball, table tennis and bowls. Furthermore, for the more dynamic, we offer excursions by land and by sea to know our territory.

    A small and well-stocked library on the beach and the presence of various fruit trees scattered around available to guests complete a panorama of paradise on earth.

    The bistro della Torre offers various traditional dishes and the exclusive “Buggia conzata” which has already won over Italian and foreign guests.

    Cosa fare in zona

    Santa Caterina dello Ionio, il comune dove si trova la struttura Torre Sant’Antonio, offre alcune attività autentiche.

    L’Avamposto Agricolo Autonomo è una realtà agricola e sociale, impegnata sul territorio, nata grazie alla scelta di una giovane coppia e che organizza eventi per grandi e piccini.
    Nel paese si trova anche lo studio del maestro Antonio Tropiano, scultore che trasforma il legno in arte e ha realizzato numerose mostre in tutta Italia, nonché alla stessa Torre S. Antonio di S. Caterina dello Ionio.

    Santa Caterina dello Ionio è un paese ricco di storia: da visitare le chiese che raccontano le epoche e le tradizioni. Numerosi gli eventi che si susseguono durante tutto l’anno; il paese vive un momento di forte coinvolgimento durante la Pasqua. Molto attesa è la “cunfrunta“, la processione che culmina con l’incontro tra la Madonna con il Cristo risorto, accompagnata da numerose confraternite storiche.

    What to do in the area

    Santa Caterina dello Ionio, the municipality where the Torre Sant’Antonio is located, offers some authentic activities.

    The Avamposto Agricolo Autonomo is an agricultural and social reality, committed to the area, born thanks to the choice of a young couple and which organizes events for young and old.
    In the village there is also the studio of maestro Antonio Tropiano, a sculptor who transforms wood into art and has held numerous exhibitions throughout Italy, as well as at the Torre S. Antonio di S. Caterina dello Ionio itself.

    Santa Caterina dello Ionio is a town rich in history: the churches that tell the story of eras and traditions are worth a visit. Numerous events take place throughout the year; the town experiences a moment of strong involvement during Easter. Much awaited is the “cunfrunta“, the procession that culminates with the encounter between the Madonna and the risen Christ, accompanied by numerous historical brotherhoods.

    Amazing historic villages in the surroundings

    Just 4 km from Torre Sant’Antonio there is one of the most beautiful villages in Italy: Badolato. The suggestive village overlooks the sea, surrounded by nature between the sea, the hills, the mountains and the lake. The promenade extends along the entire length of the coast and is very well kept with oleanders which give the marina an even more characteristic aspect.

    A short distance by car we find many other historic villages such as Stilo (20km), a bulwark of Byzantine Calabria and which houses the small jewel of the Cattolica; Bivongi (24m) a picturesque maze of narrow streets between a myriad of stairs and ladders, in a jumble of walls and arches; Squillace (38km) among the 46 Italian municipalities to boast the DOC brand of ceramics, with the graffiti technique and the village of Gerace (58km) with the spectacular “passeggiata delle Bombarde” and its squares that open irregularly, the Baroque arches , the noble palaces with their portals and sumptuous decorations.

     Museums in the area

    Museums in Calabria always have an outdoor part dedicated to experiences and contact with nature. They are mainly parks-museums: we recommend five not to be missed.

    Ancient Kaulon Museum and Archaeological Park (12 km)
    The archaeological park of Monasterace Marina, at the promontory of Punta Stilo, insists on the site of the colonial center of Kaulon, founded by the Crotonian Achaeans. Among the ancient houses, the “Casa del Drago” is curious from the image depicted on the floor mosaic, now exhibited in the museum.

    MU.SA.BA Museum Park (54 km)
    The former monastery of Santa Barbara houses the Musaba park-museum of contemporary art created by artists Nik Spatari and Hiske Maas. The visit, immersed in the colors, is a real joy for the eyes and for the heart.

    Ancient Bourbon ironworks museum (56 km)
    It is an information trail that leads the visitor to the area of ​​the Royal Bourbon Ironworks of Mongiana.
    The applications concerning the two information paths and the respective equipment are located inside the premises of the Fabbrica d’Armi and along the path that winds from the same Fabbrica d’Armi and arrives at the Foundry itself, to then continue up to the Blast Furnaces and the remains of the Robinson Ironworks. A small museum to experience as a dive into the past.

    Silk museum park in San Floro (58 km)
    One of a kind, it is set in the beautiful setting of Castello Caracciolo. It preserves period costumes, Catanzaro damasks, damask sacred vestments and industrial textile archeology. Another section of the museum preserves contemporary raw silk artefacts, distinguished by crochet work and woven on the ancient 4-heddle loom. A third section is dedicated to mulberry, silkworms and natural fibers. An area is then reserved for natural dyes, with a rich assortment of silk samples colored with poppy, Tropea onion, madder root, field daisy, St. John’s wort, walnut hull, etc.
    The section relating to silk in the world has recently been set up with an exhibition of traditional fabrics and costumes from countries that have a close link with the silk culture, such as France, Thailand, India. In the last section it is possible to see up close the looms, ancient and not, on which the boys of the Nido di Seta Cooperative still weave the precious artifacts. A wonderful mix of past, present and future.
    In the park, with the mulberry grove, during the unwinding of the cocoons, a magical moment: you can admire how multiple silk threads join together, forming a single thread over 2 km long.
    There is also an excellent catering service.

    Roman Villa of Casignana (77 km)
    In the Contrada Palazzi di Casignana there is one of the most significant Roman villas in Calabria and the south. The spa complex reflects the classic Roman architecture. Of great effect are the mosaics of the “octagonal room” with geometric motifs and precious marble cladding. In the eastern part of the baths is the mosaic with marine thiasos with the four Nereids riding a leocampus, a tigricampus, an oxcampus and a hippocampus, personifications of the known seas: the Mare Africum, the Mare Indicum, the Black Sea. A jewel unusual, unexpected and surprising, of great beauty.

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