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Il Casale is a agritourism, family-friendly countryside hotel in Pianopoli, Calabria, not far from the sea with amazing delicious food.

Surrounded by the farm and woods of Pianopoli, which are home to wild boar, falcons and countless other wildlife, the imposing 19th century farmhouse of Il Casale is down a long track, through 7,000 olive trees.Il Casale is an agritourist property  and is equal distance from the Ionian and Tyrrhenian Seas. In an elevated position, the grounds of Il Casale have views towards the sea, in the distance. Huge palms line the front of the  Il  Casale  country house, where shaded seating areas enjoy fabulous views of the Calabrian valley and the olive groves, which stretch almost as far as the eye can see. Well-kept lawns surround the house and an inviting pool lies behind it, on a sunny terrace, making Il Casale the perfect destination for a countryside family holiday.

The small entrance of the agritourism Il Casale leads into a large, central courtyard. The dining room overlooks the courtyard, where meals are sometimes served, in the summer. On the first floor, are the bedrooms of the Hotel part of Il Casale, which have antique and rustic style furnishings, and are of good quality.

The food at Il Casale is delicious, authentically Calabrian, based on traditional dishes, using fresh and seasonal ingredients. Eat here once and you’ll want to dine every night! We at Long Travel certainly do whenever we visit. Every year, the farm of Il Casale produces 50,000 litres of an exceptional olive oil and much-prized very special olives from just half its trees.

Approximately 500m from the main farmhouse of Il Casale, Antica Casa is a self-contained self-catering villa, and is in a superb, tranquil spot, with views as far as Stromboli, on a clear day. Incredibly spacious, Il Casale  Antica Casa has three bedrooms.Even though this is for guests who want to cater for themselves, be warned, it is difficult to resist the fantastic food served back at the farmhouse.

Customer Review

“The food at Il Casale was simply incredible, exactly as described by Matthew Fort. ” Dave, London


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  • 7 rooms, all en-suite and one house for self-catering
  • Two of the rooms interconnect and share one bathroom (ideal for families)
  • B&B guests are welcome to book meals in the restaurant, at a special price
  • House for self-catering, which sleeps 6, with full use of the hotel facilities
  • Self-catering guests are welcome to book meals in the restaurant, at a special price
  • Restaurant sometimes open to public
  • Heating, at certain times of year
  • Swimming pool April to October, weather permitting
  • Cooking/Italian courses €20 per hour, payable locally, on request (min 4 people)
  • Pool towels free of charge
  • Laundry room
  • TV room/lounge
  • Wi-Fi
  • Hairdryers
  • Room safes

“The food at Il Casale was simply incredible, exactly as described by Matthew Fort. ” Dave, London

“Cannot praise the accommodation and staff too highly – their dinners are also excellent. ” Harry, Matlock

“Il Casale is a delightful idyll way out in the boondocks. To eat superb food, immaculately served on a grassy south facing terrace with huge views, with a pool not far away, as the sun rises or falls is balm to the soul and body. A magnificient place run by really charming and very capable people.” Anthony & Lorna, Esher

“We have just come back from the most wonderful holiday at Il Casale and cannot thank the family enough for their wonderful kindness & hospitality. The food was amazing and we were totally ‘at home’ within minutes of arriving. Please could you pass on to all the family how truly delighted I was and that I was overwhelmed by their thoughtfulness and charm. They have a beautiful home which it was a privilege to be allowed to share with them.” Pauline, Barnet. 

“Il Casale is really remarkable – Federico, Gaetano and his family could not have done more to make us feel welcome and the food is just sensational… Matthew Fort was right. We’ve both been to Italy a lot, but never to Calabria before and that was also a revelation. I have this feeling that in five or ten years time we’ll be looking at our photos of the tourist free streets of Gerace and Stilo and lamenting a lost age. The region has so much to offer, barely touched on by the rough guide. Thank you for making all the arrangements so easy!” Liz & Chris, Warwick.

“On arrival, we were made so welcome. We had a great time with our hosts and with the people we met during our stay. The food was amazing. Very simple but delicious and Federico and family only too happy to share how their produce was made and you could tell how delighted they were by the appreciation shown. On our last evening, we were invited into the kitchen, where Federico’s mother had made a tray of the gnocchi especially for me. We were there for 7 nights and not one course on any day was repeated. Totally scrumptious – local wine included, as well as a different home-made liquor every evening. Just divine! ” Linda & Ken, Southport. 

“We are back from the most fantastic holiday and the high spot for us all was the beauty, the hospitality and the warmth of the family in Il Casale. The food was out of this world, served with genuine grace & attention to detail. We adored the cooking course and we had a very happy time. ” Ellie, Oxford

“We had a wonderful time! What a lovely family and what a charming place to stay! Mama’s cooking was superb and we had the advantage of two of their excellent celebration meals for First Communions.” Pamela & Michael, Horsham

“A fascinating building in a stunning location and we couldn’t’ve asked for a warmer welcome” Andrew & Emily & family, London

“The building was impressive and it and the garden were well maintained. The furniture in the room was better than the average agriturismo and it was nicely serviced, including change of towels daily. The food was really excellent. Quality produce, simply cooked.” Jenny & Barry, London

“The place is just beautiful, photographs could never do it justice. The food was amazing and we were very sorry to leave – a week just wasn’t long enough. Thank you for having this wonderful property on your books.” Denise, Barnet

Extra Information

Available Board Basis

B&B, HB and FB & Self Catering

Nearest Airport(s)


40 mins


4 hrs 40 mins

Nearest Town

Places of Interest
Sila, Tropea, Pizzo, Reggio Calabria

Distance to Coast
c.1 hour

Internet Access

Swimming Pool


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