Palazzo delle Clarisse Hotel

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In the beautiful Tyrrhenian coast of Calabria rises the seventeenth-century Palazzo delle Clarisse: a landscape of rare beauty, at the edge of the ancient urban center, situated at the top of a cliff once lapped by the waves of the sea. The architectonic structure consists of different levels, following the profile of the rocky spur on which the different volumes composing the church, the convent and the cloister are distributed, opened on the coastal landscape with its wide arches. Of the ancient church, now part of the palace, remain the beautiful mullioned windows with spiral column, a poly-lobed window and the great saint stone arch, covered with frescoes depicting stylized flowers and swirls.

The incomparable charm of a historic 1600 building blends the unique atmosphere of the historical residences amid frescoes and elegant furnishings. The beautiful panoramic terraces offer a breathtaking view of Mount Etna and Stromboli Island and an admirable view upon the old town of Amantea. Set 400 meters from the seafront of Amantea, the Palace is a 15-minute walk from the beach.You enter the Palazzo delle Clarisse by the great seventeenth-century portal climbing the princely entrance stairway, and after having admired the great arch of the Chapel of St. Clare, you reach the floor where the celebrations take place with a capacity of 240 guests, with its spacious halls: The Music Hall, the Hall of the Marquis, the Hall of the Bishop, the Room of the Abbess, the Choir Hall, the room of the Pleiades, the Hall of the Arab Stele.
Going through the halls of this ancient dwelling is like walking through history. The Roman torches create a special fairy-tale atmosphere during Summer evenings.
The floral decorations, together with porcelains, mirrors, crystals and silverware contribute to create a precious environment.
From the Music Hall you can see the cloister of St. Claire, by going directly to two of the three large terraces that offer a divine view of the Tyrrhenian Sea.
Inside the building you can admire an impressive collection of art copies of the great masters of Flemish painting, Impressionism and European twentieth century
The Palazzo delle Clarisse currently houses a Hotel and a quality Restaurant, in addition to being the center of promoting cultural activities and events.
In the Restaurant, beautifully restored and equipped with a fully equipped kitchen, take place private ceremonies, weddings and gala dinners, inside the Palazzo there is also a small chapel. The Palazzo preserves important works of art, including an Arab funeral stele of the eleventh century, a seventeenth-century wooden statue of St. Clare, and various coats of arms in stone.
Historical charm, combined with the breathtaking landscape, make this property an exclusive location for the organization of events. The rooftop terrace, the cloister and the interior rooms constitute an ideal set for photo shoot and film.

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The Palace takes its name from its birth as a religious Convent of the Franciscan Poor Clares.
Inside the Convent the unmarried daughters of patrician families, intended for monastic life from their parents in order to prevent splitting of the Crown Estate, led a cloistered life. The structure shows a squat building body, stretched toward the sea to which a small church is connected.
The monastic complex was built in 1620, on a site where the Palazzo Folleri once stood. The site was acquired by the cloistered nuns in 1618 because the old convent in the Pinta site, which opened in 1603, became inadequate for the needs of the nuns, due to its small size and proximity to the private homes in the area, which was deemed disturbing to cloister life. The Napoleonic conquest led to the suppression of the convent in 1810 and the property, confiscated along with other church properties, was put on sale by the government and was later bought by Carlo De Luca Marquis of Lizzano, notarized by an act drawn up on November 3, 1812. The Marquis de Luca di Lizzano made it his noble residence. The new transformation of the private residence produced numerous structural modifications, including the transformation of the church with its many mullioned windows and the construction of a stately staircase inside the cloister. The orchard, on the other hand, was transformed into a garden and its arches were refortified
The descendants of Marquis De Luca lived in the palace until 1977.
Following a period of decay, the building was purchased and restored by the current owner, Prof.. Fausto Perri. The palazzo preserves important works of art, including an Arab funeral Stele of the eleventh century, significant archaeological document that testifies the Arab presence in Amantea from the end of the ninth and the first half of the eleventh century. It is a fragment on which a Quranic verse is carved: “Did not conceive nor was conceived and no one is equal.” It also contains a seventeenth-century wooden statue of St. Clare, and the various coats of arms in stone belonging to the patrician families.
The precious and laborious restoration of 1988 made it possible to regain the old convent atmosphere.
The Palace currently houses a hotel and a restaurant of excellence.

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The Palace of the Clarisse houses inside the Hotel Restaurant Le Clarisse:
a prestigious and elegant accommodation, setting between mountains and sea.

Perfect place to celebrate a special occasion. For those who want to celebrate both the ceremony and the wedding party in the same place, at the Palazzo is possible with any kind of ritual; Catholic in the pretty chapel of Santa Chiara, or official civil. The structure, through a wise advice on wedding planning also offers support in the organization of all core and ancillary services necessary for the success of the event: from quality catering, the choice of flowers and décor, musical entertainment , audio, video and photography. The receptions floor, consisting of large rooms communicating with each other, offering a capacity of 240 guests. In summer, the cloister offers an inviting atmosphere for those who want to celebrate with an eye to the sunset.

The Charming Hotel Le Clarisse offers 4 large bedrooms with sea views, free Wi-Fi, air conditioning and satellite flat-screen TV, minibar and private bathroom, all furnished wood floors and a plain and elegant style. Children are welcome. Small pets are welcome free! The rooms are cleaned daily. Possibility of room service for breakfast. The rooms, equipped with all comforts, are very spacious and have kept intact the magic and the discretion of the past.

Room Types
• Family Rooms
• Bridal Suite
• Wardrobe
• Long Beds (2 meters)
• sea view
living area
• sofa
• seating area

open spaces
• terraces
• cloister / garden

• bidet
• slippers
• toilets
• complimentary toiletries
• Bathrobe
• hairdryer
• shower

Continental Breakfast with sweet and savory dishes included in the overnight.
Special options for breakfast: continental, vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free, Buffet
At the Restaurant, involved in the romantic atmosphere, you can taste typical Calabrian cuisine and Italian cuisine. The Restaurant offers, on request, a menu for special diets. Together with the prestige and elegance of the creative kitchen the restaurant offers traditional cuisine which, appropriately revisited comes in a kaleidoscope of colors and flavors that pleasantly confuse the senses, softening even the most discerning palates. The food of the Clarisse is the result of continuous, complete range of local products following scrupulously the seasons. The wine list, with the best vintages, includes more than 500 carefully selected homes, as well as a fine selection of sparkling wines and champagne.
Among the spirits, some labels for connoisseurs.

• Restaurant (à la carte)
• Special Diet Menus (on request)
• Snack Bar / lounge / wine cellar bar


• Italian / Creative

Healthy options
• Vegetarian
• Vegan
• Gluten free
• No dairy products
The restaurant is open daily for dinner, and from January to June is also open for lunch on Sunday.
The bar is open from 08:00 to 11:00 and 14:00 to 01:00.

Receptions and private events:
Baptisms, Communions, Birthday parties and Graduation parties.
The terraces overlooking the sea, tasting an aperitif while waiting for the sunset, the view of the cloister, the large rooms with elegant interiors welcome guests in an exclusive and romantic atmosphere, and offer a variety of unique locations where to set the different times of the event

Cultural events:
The spacious rooms of the palace are the perfect place for exhibition paths and various types of exhibitions, book presentations, exhibitions of paintings, photography exhibitions, concerts of classical music and jazz, cultural conferences.
Workshops and residential seminars:
Suitable for small groups, workshops, yoga retreats and other holistic practices, study groups, music and musicians, conferences and seminars, exhibitions, workshops, training

Overlooking the Tyrrhenian Sea, the Palazzo delle Clarisse is a 30-minute drive from Lamezia Terme (where you can book a taxi or a rental car with the major rental companies)
Parking is free off road
WiFi available throughout the structure.

• Relax in the cloister
• Bike rental (for a fee)
• Excursions to the Aeolian Islands from the port of xx
• Relaxing day on the beach
• Historical Tours in Calabrian cultural centers
• Naturalistic visits in Sila

Arrivals and departures
• Check-in: From 14:00 to 24:00
• Check-out: From 11:00 to 12:00
reception services
• Luggage Storage
• Reception open during the hours of check-in and check -out

Business services
• Meeting / Banquet / business dinners

General Services
• common room / TV area adjacent to the rooms
• conditioned air
• parquet
• heating
• chapel
• Bridal Suite
• safe
• room service

Spoken languages
• Italian
• English

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General Info

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  • Rooms : 4
  • Beds : 10
  • Price per Day (Whole House) : N.A.
  • Price per Week (Whole House) : N.A.
  • Price per Day (Room) : 90€
  • Price per Week (Room) : 600€

Events and Weddings

  • Available Halls : 7
  • Seats : 240

Movie Set

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  • Breakfast : inclusa€
  • Brunch : 30€
  • Lunch : 50€
  • Appetizers & Cocktails : 20€
  • Dinner : 60€


  • Tickets : Price N.A.
  • Open on : Mon,Tue,Wed,Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
  • Opening times : N.A.
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Palazzo delle Clarisse Hotel

Region : Calabria

Province : CS

City : Amantea

Address : Via Indipendenza, 27

ZIP Code : 87032

Visit Website

Telefono: 0039 0982 42033

Places of interests nearby:

Centro Storico Medievale di Amantea
Convento San Bernardino Da Siena
Chiesa Matrice
Centro storico di Belmonte
Centro storico di Fiumefreddo
Centro storico di Cleto
Centro storico di Paola
Santuario di S. Francesco di Paola
Centro storico di Nocera Terinese
Centro storico di Gerace
Museo Nazionale Archeologico di Reggio Calabria
Scavi archeologici di Locri
Castello di Santa Severina

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