The surprise and wonder start with the environmental context: the location, in fact, is within the biogenetic reserve of Stornara in which a lush pine forest of Aleppo becomes the trait d'union with a pristine beach, five kilometers long. We are at the Ethra Reserve complex - already known as Nova Yardinia -, profoundly redesigned and renovated, with expanded facilities and redeveloped greenery: everything has been designed to offer guests an exclusive holiday in the heart of the Apulian nature, less than a hour from Matera, Unesco Heritage and European Capital of Culture for 2019. Metaponto
are villages that draw the history and art of this Lucanian crossroads, to be discovered after having known Apulian locations of rare beauty. Like Grottaglie, in the province of Taranto and icon of artistic ceramics, in which it is to know the medieval Episcopio castle
. The ideal starting point for these lines of Italian uniqueness is the Kalidria Hotel & Thalasso Spa, designed by architect Emilio Ambasz, a precursor of the green design philosophy: to preserve the primitive beauty of the site, he located the buildings and the streets inside landscaped quays, building a new harmonious landscape in which green structures like hills follow one another. The rooms have been restyled, a new area of wellness plein air has been created and the Thalasso Spa has been renovated, with two sea pools - one indoor and one outdoor - and the Acquatonico Marino path. Since 2018 the Kalidria Hotel & Thalasso SPA is affiliated with the "Preferred Hotels & Resorts - Lifestyle collection", a historic brand that collects the most luxurious hotels and resorts in the world. And the Kalidria Hotel & Thalasso SPA, in fact, offers an exclusive hospitality and wellness experience, with 110 rooms in total including 9 Junior Suites and 1 Albachiara Suite, all with private furnished terrace and views of the nature reserve. Among the facilities, there are the exclusive beach, the nautical club, the environments of great atmosphere and charm, a varied restaurant offer, wi-fi in all rooms and in the common areas. The 3,500 square meter Thalasso SPA, with bio-sauna and turkish bath, is synonymous with a rejuvenating remise en forme custom designed by Comfort Zone with a wide range of treatments. On the other hand, a fully equipped Technogym gym is dedicated to the sports activity of the guests.