House | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 5
Villa Arcangela A is a characteristic and welcoming independent house located on a hillside, facing the sea. It sleeps five people. From Villa Arcangela A you will enjoy a wonderful view of the sea and of the coast of Amalfi. Villa Arcangela A is 90 square meters (970 square feet). It features a spacious private terrace with a view of the sea, air conditioning (please read description below to check in which rooms the units are installed) and winter heating.
You will be roughly 3 km (1.9 miles) from the center of Amalfi, where you will find restaurants, the shops, public transportation, the beach and the tourist port. You will find the closest restaurant at 1.5 km (roughly 1 mile), a grocery store at 400 meters (440 yards), the stop for the SITA bus Amalfi - Pogerola line a few meters (feet) away and the closest beach (Santa Croce Beach) at roughly 1 km (0.6 miles) including 400 stairway steps (other beaches with less steps to climb are also available in the area). You will reach Villa Arcangela A from the street level going up a short public walkway that includes approximately 20 stairway steps.
You will not need a car to stay at Villa Arcangela A. If you do have one, you will be able to park it along the public roads (the actual distance might vary depending on the availability of parking spaces).
Villa Arcangela A is one of the holiday homes available in a small complex. Please find a general description of the complex below, and please scroll further down for a description of Villa Arcangela A.
Villa Arcangela A and B are two apartments that are part of a medieval building, that used to be an ancient Saracen watch tower. It is placed high up on a picturesque tract of rocky coast, at a height of approximately 100 meters (330 feet) above the sea level, and almost sheer above the sea itself. Every view of the seascape in this area is truly breathtaking.
The building is part of a bunch of ancient houses that cling to the top of a rocky spur, all facing the sea and the sun, and surrounded by lemon growths. Here the authentic locals of Amalfi live their life, with its quiet rhythm, and there is no crowd of tourists.
You will reach it walking uphill for approximately 20 meters (20 yards) along a short pedestrian alley. Once beyond the main door, you will find yourself in a small yard, closed on three sides by white walls, and open on the fourth side on a spectacular view of the coast and of the sea.
The terrace is 80 square meters (860 square feet) large. It is partly shaded by an elegant wood roof. It is equipped with tables, chairs and two sun loungers. From the terrace you will enjoy a wonderful view of the sea and of the coast of Amalfi.
The living room is paved with hand-made tiles, in the characteristic style of the Amalfi Coast. The furnishings are cozy and comfortable, and include some antique pieces. The furnishings include two armchairs and a divan bed for one guest. In the living room you will also find a cooking area. The kitchenette is equipped with a four-burner gas cooker, an electric oven, a refrigerator with freezer and an Italian-style coffee-maker. The dining table can accommodate six guests. In this room you will find a television. From the living room you will be able to enter the terrace with a view of the sea and of the coast of Amalfi through a French door. The room has two windows with a view of the sea and of the terrace. It is equipped with an air conditioning/heating unit.
You will be able to enter the first bedroom from the living room. It has two twin beds (80 cm/32 inches), that can be pushed together into a matrimonial bed if requested. From the bedroom you will be able to enter the terrace with a view of the sea and of the coast of Amalfi through a French door.
You will be able to enter the second bedroom from the living room. The ceiling has characteristic exposed wood beams. The room has a matrimonial bed (160 cm/62 inches, wider than a queen-size bed). The room has a window with a view of the sea.
The bathroom is equipped with a washbasin, a toilet and a shower. You will be able to enter the bathroom from the living room.
|Size||Sleeps up to 5, 2 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||3 km|
|Access||Car not necessary|
|Nearest Amenities||3 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Naples 76 km, Nearest railway: Vietri sul Mare 24 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||No pets allowed, Yes, smoking allowed|
Features and Facilities
|General||Air conditioning, TV|
|Utilities||Cooker, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Double beds (2), Dining seats for 5|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace|
|Further details indoors|
You will enter into the living room, which is a large and luminous room. In the living room the very high vaulted ceiling, characteristic of the ancient houses of Amalfi, has been preserved. From the living room you will be able to reach the other rooms of the house and the terrace.
One of the bedrooms has a double bed and a window with a splendid view of the blue of the sea and of the sky. The second bedroom has two single beds and a glass door that will allow you to enter the terrace. From this room you will be able to see the sea as well.
In a large niche in the living room, divided from the living room by an arch closed with curtains, there is one other single bed.
The kitchen is separated from the living room by a short wall. It is equipped with four-burner cooker, oven, refrigerator with freezer. In the kitchen there is also an ancient wood-burning oven, which still works.
From the living room you can also enter the bathroom with shower.
The rooms still keep their ancient vaulted ceilings or the ancient roofs made of wood beams. The floors are tiled with majolica tiles which have splendid designs and colors, and which are hand-made by local artisans.
The furnishing is simple and comfortable.
|Further details outdoors|
The terrace, which is a sizeable 80 square meters (860 square feet), is paved with terracotta tiles in an elegant way, and it is furnished like a real outdoor parlor. A large area is shaded by a brickwork pergola. Under this pergola there is a table with chairs and wickerwork armchairs. In the area exposed to the sun you will find comfortable sun lounges and a cute hammock. At night the terrace is lit. It will definitely become your favourite place to relax "al fresco".
English-speaking representative on hand to answer any questions.
The Campania region
Campania region is the beginning of the 'mezzogiorno'. Translating as the 'midday' the phrase evokes the sunbaked south. And Campania - with its ancient Greek and Roman towns, rumbling volcanoes and glittering blue coastline, at times evokes Classical Greece as much as modern Italy. You could be a million miles from bureaucratic and businesslike Milan.
Throughout much of its history Campania has been at the centre of Western Civilisation's most significant entities. The area was colonised by Ancient Greeks and was within Magna Græcia, until the Roman Republic began to dominate. During the Roman era the area was highly respected as a place of culture by the emperors, where it balanced Greco-Roman culture. The area had many duchies and principalities during the Middle Ages, in the hands of the Byzantine Empire and some Lombards.
It was under the Normans that the smaller independent states were brought together as part of a sizable European kingdom, known as the Kingdom of Sicily, before the mainland broke away to form the Kingdom of Naples. It was during this period that especially elements of Spanish, French and Aragonese culture touched Campania. Later the area became the central part of the Two Sicilies under the Bourbons, until the Italian unification of 1860 when it became part of the new state Italy.
The capital city of Campania is Naples. Campania is rich in culture, especially in regards to gastronomy, music, architecture, archeological and ancient sites such as Pompeii, Herculaneum and Paestum. The name of Campania itself is derived from Latin, as the Romans knew the region as Campania felix, which translates into English as "fortunate countryside". The rich natural sights of Campania make it highly important in the tourism industry, especially along the Amalfi Coast, Cilento Coast, Mount Vesuvius and the island of Capri.
To reach the beach you have several options. You can board the bus that stops at 20 meters (yards) from the house and reach the beach of Amalfi. From there you will be able to board small ferries that will take you to splendid inlets along the coast.
One of these inlets, called the beach of Santa Croce (of the Holy Cross) can also be reached on foot from Villa Arcangela. It is a walk not to be missed, if you don't mind descending 330 steps cut into the rock sheer above the sea.
To get back up, anyway, you will be able to board one of the small ferries that will take you back to the quay of Amalfi in 10 minutes of amazing navigation. From the quay of Amalfi you will be able to get back home by bus.
Restaurants and bars are open during the good season on all these beaches. You will also be able to rent beach umbrellas and deck chairs, as well as board small boats to reach lovely and secluded small beaches.
In Amalfi you will also be able to dive and practice water sports.
Villa Arcangela is a great starting point to visit the entire coast.
It is only 3 km (2 miles) from the quay of Amalfi, where you will be able to board ferries and mini-cruises to visit the islands of Capri and Ischia, Positano, Sorrento, Naples and Salerno.
The buses link together the villages along the coast, and it is easy to reach Pompeii, Herculaneum and the Royal Palace of Caserta.
The bus stop is at 20 meters (20 yards) from the house.
The closest shops are at 800 meters (half a mile) from the house.
You will be able to park your car for free along the public road, depending on the availability of parking spaces, or for a fee in a private lot (reservation required).
Moreover, if you like hiking you will be able to easily reach the famous trail along the ridge of the mountains that overlook the Amalfi Coast. For its extraordinary beauty, made of precipices and breathtaking views, the trail is called "Sentiero degli Dei": Path of the Gods.
Amalfi, situated at the mouth of the Valley of the Mills, with its characteristic groups of houses clinging to the rocks, overlooks the sea. It is a maze of narrow alleyways comprised of archways, portals and ancient towers that stand guard over the town.
The origin of the town date back to the IV century. During late medieval times Amalfi became an independent maritime republic, rich and opulent due to intense trade and cultural exchanges with the Arab and Byzantine world. The city was renowned for its trade and diplomatic relations throughout the Mediterranean, Flavio Gioia’s invention and development of the marine compass and the “Amalfitan Tables” - the first maritime legal code. It was also during this time that mills of Amalfi began to produce paper rather than parchment. The paper was used for all the official acts and documents of the Court of the Duchy of Naples. The particular variety of Amalfitan lemon “the Sfusato Amalfitano” crossed the borders of Europe, and was exported throughout the world.
The architectural and artistic values of its monuments and historical buildings, the indescribable beauty of its landscapes, its folklore and traditions have made, and still make, Amalfi a place without comparison, so much so that it has been said: “For an Amalfitan the day he goes to heaven is just like any other day”.
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