Torre Camigliati: your stay into History and Beauty

A marriage in 1743 brought the Fondo di Camigliati to the Barracco family. Antonia Marano included it in her dowry when she married Stanislao Barracco. At the time, the property extended: “… for 220 tomolate, with arable land, meadows and trees …”. It still retains much of its original appearance today.

Built in the mid-1600s, Torre Camigliati was transformed and fortified in 1820. At that time, the Barracco latifondo was the largest in the Kingdom of the Two Sicilies, with about 35,000 hectares.

The historical archive of the Barracco family often calls it “la Difesa di Camigliati”. Until the 1920s, it was used as a hunting lodge and headquarters for the administration of the Sila activities. It is immersed in a private property of about 60 hectares, protected as a natural and landscape asset of great value.

Giulia and Guglielmo, the last Barracco to live there, spent the winter at the Castello Barracco in Caccuri and the summer at Torre Camigliati. Their portraits today welcome you at the main entrance.

In 1920, Baroness Gabriella Barracco rented the Torre to Cavalier Abbati of Cosenza and the building became the most luxurious hotel in Sila, the enchanting Itas Camigliati – Istituto Turistico Alberghiero Silano. For decades it was a popular destination for national and international tourism, thanks to its timeless beauty.

Today, Torre Camigliati is ready to welcome you for an unforgettable experience: Torre Camigliati, your stay into history and beauty.

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Torre Camigliati: A Historical Jewel in the Calabrian Mountains

In 1943 the Torre di Camigliati returned to the Barracco family, after a period of oblivion. In the 1990s, thanks to a demanding restoration, the ancient splendor of this place was brought back to light.

Today, we can admire the Torre in all its beauty. Its stones tell a family story almost 300 years long, which is intertwined with the history of Calabria and the provinces of Crotone and Cosenza in particular.

Declared a monument of historical and artistic interest, the Torre houses the Old Calabria Visitor Center – Norman Douglas and Grand Tour travelers. Here, a photographic exhibition by Mimmo Jodice retraces Douglas’ itinerary through the region.

In 2003 the historical archive of the Barracco family was transferred to Torre Camigliati.

Immersed in the quiet of Sila, the 60-hectare property offers an oasis of peace and well-being. Centuries-old trees, flowering meadows and murmuring streams create an atmosphere of relaxation and serenity to make Torre Camigliati your perfect stay into history and beauty.

Torre Camigliati is the ideal place to find your psychophysical balance. The silence and beauty of the natural landscape favor meditation, yoga and slow tourism.

Explore unspoiled paths, picturesque villages and ancient traditions. The Sila will surprise you with its culture, its history and its excellent food and wine.

Come and discover Torre Camigliati: a magical place where time stands still.

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At Old Calabria Torre Camigliati guests can:

  • Stroll through the flower paths and enjoy the scent of nature.
  • Discover the property through the new marked trails.
  • Book a guided walk with Chiara Barracco and visit the B Botanical laboratory
  • Relax in the shade of centuries-old trees and listen to the birds singing.
  • Practice yoga and meditation in an environment of peace and tranquility.
  • Receive suggestions to discover the surrounding area and its ancient traditions.
  • Organize visits to discover the typical dishes of Calabrian cuisine and the fine wines of the region.

If you are looking for a place to regenerate body and spirit, Torre Camigliati is the ideal destination for you. An oasis of peace and beauty where you can experience an unforgettable stay.

What are you waiting for? Book your stay at Torre Camigliati and immerse yourself in the beauty of Sila!

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