La Dolce Vita

5 nights

Self Drive Holidays


Beach, Coast


Romance, Rooms with a view

£ 680 pp


Immerse yourself in the charming coastal town of Tropea in this unique palazzo, boasting panoramic views of the Tyrrhenian Sea and quirky 1950s inspired interior design features.

Enjoy one of the most enviable views and sunsets in Calabria from La Dolce Vita’s vast, elegant terrace.

Tropea is beautiful, friendly, interesting and very popular among Italians.


7 Double rooms


from £ 680 per person


5 nights sharing a Classic double room

Daily breakfast

Private airport transfers

Travel planning

We can help you with

International flights

Farm tours and wine tasting

Boat hire


Situated in the centre of Tropea, a small coastal town in the Italian region of Calabria, La Dolce Vita’s rooms are located inside a stunning cream coloured palazzo overlooking the azure waters of the Tyrrhenian Sea, with incomparable views of rolling white sands and the small island of Madonna dell’Isola.


This panorama is best enjoyed from the hotel’s palatial terrace, dotted with comfortable and elegant furniture, perfect for reclining in with a glass of wine on a clear evening, when, if you’re lucky, you can see the warm, orange sun setting over the Aeolian islands in the distance.


Inside, La Dolce Vita is decorated in a unique style combining whimsical 1950s features with contemporary creature comforts, as vintage inspired furniture and patterns sits perfectly alongside flat screen TVs and air conditioning.


It’s the perfect base to come back to and relax in after exploring the surrounding area, as La Dolce Vita is surrounded by archetypal winding streets, boutique, artisanal shops and piazzas.


Or, for the sportier among you, why not head out on one of the nearby excursions advertised through La Dolce Vita’s website, including swimming, snorkelling, windsurfing or even a sailing trip on a beautiful yacht along the “Coast of the Gods” accompanied by a light lunch on board.


The most luxurious accommodation at La Dolce Vita has to be the Deluxe rooms, which are crispy, white, and boast private balconies, allowing light to pour in, and enabling you to enjoy the incomparable sea views in the tranquillity of your own spacious apartment.


Or, if you prefer a street view, why not book a Superior room, which face out onto the lanes and piazzas of the town centre, allowing you to catch glimpses of daily life and immerse yourself in the spirit of Tropea.


Enjoy an open-air breakfast with a sea view each morning on La Dolce Vita’s magnificent terrace. Treat yourself to freshly baked cakes, jams, fresh fruit, bread, salami, cheese and the traditional olives as part of the colourful buffet, which runs late into the morning, allowing you to sleep in as long as you like.


There are a few good restaurants a 5-10 minutes' walk away in the centre of Tropea. La Dolce Vita recommends Ristorante 'da Nico e Lilly', a garden eatery serving the catch of the day; Al Migliarese, serving seasonal cuisine; and Picanha for grilled meat.


La Dolce Vita is right in Tropea's historic centre and a short walk to the sea. It's ideal for a car-free holiday.



Buffet breakfast served daily

Free WiFi

Self-parking available for a fee

Guests like the breakfast and restaurant

Steps from Norman Cathedral and Diocesan Museum


air-conditioned rooms



deluxe rooms have balcony with sea view

julie frenchman
julie frenchman
09:16 09 Jul 19
This is the third occasion that Antonio has organised an Italian holiday for me. As it was a Birthday celebration involving a party of 10, the arrangements were complex, involving a villa, guides and attendance at the Palio on July 2nd. Without exception everything went exactly as planned. The recommended villa on the Montestigliano Estate, south west of Siena, was wonderful. Our guide made sure we had a full understanding of the history and culture of the Palio which meant that, with a spectacular view over the Campo from the apartment booked by Antonio, we were able to appreciate the event that much more. We shall certainly be going back to Italy with more
Kay James
Kay James
12:08 03 May 19
We had an amazing trip organised by Antonio, we visited Naples for a few days then stayed in Sant’ Agata. Both hotels had fabulous amenities and restaurants. The trip was effortless and everything was meticulously arranged. Antonio was also on had for anything we needed during the trip. I would definitely recommend Expert to Italy and we will definitely use this company again in the futureread more
Grant Stupart
Grant Stupart
18:31 16 Aug 18
Antonio with his meticulous planning and caring service has been solely responsible for the best Italian holidays we have had. His ability to offer excellent hotel accommodation which provides for every need and requirement is second to none . Hotels that are not main stream , that provide high quality of service in excellent locations are one of Antonio’s strength. It’s great to have a provider that know and understands his market. Grant B Stupartread more
Jonathan May
Jonathan May
18:06 01 Aug 18
July 2018 _________________________________ Have just completed another 10 day holiday arranged by Antonio at Expert to Italy. We went with Antonio's suggestion and spent 2 days at Matera and then the remainder in Pisciotta in the Cilento. Matera was amazing and felt completely different to anywhere else we have been in Italy. We loved Pisciotta and the hotel was wonderful with lovely owners who were great at suggesting things to do. We visited a buffalo farm, a vinyard and tooks boats to isolated coves with lovely clear water. All arrangements were absolutely faultless. We would never have found such lovely places without Antonio! 2016 _________________________________ We have just returned from a fantastic holiday suggested no arranged by ExpertTo Italy. Once again the organisation by Antonio was flawless and everything worked perfectly. We spent 5 nights by lake Maggiore and 3 in Cogne in the Italian Alps. Both hotels and locations were fantastic - particularly the Bellvue in Cogne. Please see trip advisor if interested in the hotels as I will give a more specific review there - I'm not a fanatic reviewer but both really deserve it. We have used this company for the past 5 years and Antonio seems to have a real gift for finding fantastic hotels and matching locations to his clients. I would not usually put the level of trust in anyone to arrange holidays for me that I have with Antonio but he has delivered every time and I can unreservedly recommend his services. Italy is a beautiful country with huge variety - if you describe what you like to Antonio and let him make suggestions then you will not be disappointed. Very definitely 5 stars from me. So - Antonio and team, please keep it up! Jonread more
Amanda Chapman
Amanda Chapman
22:28 25 Aug 17
Antonio delivered more than expected! Our family of four stayed at two beautiful villa's on the Amalfi Coast. Both of the locations were top class. Antonio provided excellent service and was always available if we had questions about the details of our trip. He was easy to work with and we would recommend his services to others traveling to more
Susan Davidson
Susan Davidson
09:04 19 Jun 17
This was our second holiday with ExpertoItaly, and it was just as good as the first! Antonio provided us with fast, efficient and personal attention. His choice of hotels was first class. Real attention to detail means that you get a holiday that really suits your personal requirements. Brilliant!read more
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