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.