Welcome to Casa Bella Vita!

Casa Bella Vita is a large apartment on the top floor of a centuries-old building in the Italian hillside town of Santa Domenica Talao, in the Calabria region of southern Italy. The apartment has two bedrooms, a large living area, a full-size kitchen and bathroom, and has been recently renovated. The apartment is located just below the main piazza of the town and the beautiful seventeenth-century church. At night you will fall asleep to the sound of the church bells reminding you that you are far away from your cares and worries and for a brief moment, back to a time when life was simpler. Available for friends or family, Casa Bella Vita lets you experience traditional Italian life in a village that has survived centuries of change without losing its innocence and character.


Calabria is an area of breathtaking geography, having three major mountain chains and bounded by the Ionian Sea to the east and south and by the Tyrrhenian Sea to the west. Mostly overlooked in tourist itineraries and travelers’ guidebooks, Calabria is a great alternative to the standard Venice-Rome-Florence itinerary for the more intrepid visitor that’s ready to explore Italy’s undiscovered treasures.

Please see the Local Sights page for more details on the areas around Casa Bella Vita shown by the markers on the map below: