Hotel Calypso

Hotel in Paestum

This is a top choice for artists, bohos, free spirits and lovers of low-key beach life. The large, slightly dated rooms have private balconies and handcrafted decor pieces, and a sandy beach is a pebble-lob away. Owner Roberto is a world traveller who can advise on the local area. Concerts, ranging from folk to classical, are regularly staged during summer.

The hotel is a member of the Slow Food movement; its macrobiotic restaurant can cater for vegans. Rooms without TV are available for guests concerned about electromagnetic fields.