Villa | 1 bedrooms | sleeps 2
Casa Chicca is a graceful cottage built on the sloping cliff in front of the sea. It sleeps two people. From Casa Chicca you will enjoy a pleasant view of the sea and of the coastline. Casa Chicca is 35 square meters (375 square feet). It features a spacious private terrace with a view of the sea and a private garden.
You will be in a pedestrian precinct, in the heart of Praiano, approximately 100 meters (330 feet) from restaurants and shops. You will find the stop for the SITA bus Amalfi - Sorrento line and the stop for the Flavio Gioia bus interno Praiano line a few meters (feet) away and the closest beach (Marina di Praia Beach) at 3 km (roughly 1.86 miles). You will reach Casa Chicca from the street level going down a stairway which consists of approximately 65 steps.
You will not need a car to stay at Casa Chicca. 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) or in a public parking lot (being the lot a public one, parking spaces can not be reserved).
The terrace is 30 square meters (320 square feet) large. It is partly shaded by a perfumed lemon pergola and by fruit trees. It is equipped with a table, chairs and two deck chairs. Here you will also find a barbecue. From the terrace you will enjoy a spectacular view of the sea and of the coastline.
The kitchen is paved with lucid sky-blue majolica tiles. The furnishings are simple and comfortable. It is equipped with a four-burner gas cooker, an electric oven, a refrigerator with freezer and an Italian-style coffee-maker. There is a table to seat four guests. The furnishings of the kitchen include a small wickerwork sofa. The kitchen is also equipped with a television. From the kitchen a French door will take you to the terrace with a view of the sea. The room has a window.
You will be able to enter the bedroom from the kitchen. It has a matrimonial bed (160 cm/62 inches, wider than a queen-size bed). From the bedroom you will be able to enter the terrace with a view of the sea through a French door.
The bathroom is equipped with a washbasin, a toilet, a fully enclosed shower and a hairdryer. You will be able to enter the bathroom from the living room.
|Size||Sleeps up to 2, 1 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||3 km|
|Access||Car not necessary|
|Nearest Amenities||100 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Naples 65 km, Nearest railway: Piano di Sorrento 19 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||No pets allowed, Yes, smoking allowed|
Features and Facilities
|Utilities||Cooker, Fridge, Washing machine|
|Rooms||1 bedroom, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||Double beds (1)|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ|
|Further details indoors|
The house is airy and bright.
You step onto a terrace through two patio doors: one in the living-room and the other in the bedroom. The small living-room is gracious: the floor is in glossy blue terracotta and the room also features a divan, a dining-table, and a kitchenette.
The kitchen is equipped with a four-burner stove, an oven, a fridge, and a washing machine. The living-room communicates with the bathroom with shower and the bedroom. The bedroom has a patio door overlooking the terrace and through which you can see the sea. Furnishings are modern, lively, and comfortable.
|Further details outdoors|
The terrace is spacious and sun-drenched. It overlooks the sea and the coast. It is partially shaded by a pergola of lemons. Right below the terrace there is a small orchard with fruit trees which you can reach in case you want to pick some seasonal fruits straight from the tree.
On the terrace you will find two deck chairs, a small barbecue, and a table with chairs.
Casa Chicca is surrounded by a small rustic garden. It also has a 30-square-meter (320 square feet) terrace high over the garden so as to enjoy, from everywhere, the beautiful view of the see and sky framed by green fruit trees.
The Campania region
Campania region is the beginning of the 'mezzogiorno'. Translating as the 'midday' the phrase evokes the sun-baked 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 sizeable 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, archaeological 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.
Casa Chicca is a great place to stay if you are looking for the authentic spell of the Amalfi Coast and want to be just a step away from the chaotic tourist life of the more crowded areas.
Shops and restaurants are at 100 meters (110 yards). The well-known tourist spots of the coast are easily reached since just a few steps from the house you will be able to board the local bus which, from March to November, connects Praiano and the nearby beach of Praia (3 km, 2 miles) and Positano (6 km, 3.5 miles).
The local bus will also take you to the bus stop where you can board the Sita bus to Amalfi, Positano and Sorrento, from where you can then proceed to Pompeii, Paestum, Naples and so on.
The ferry to Capri, Sorrento and Salerno can be boarded in Amalfi (8 km, 5 miles) and in Positano.
In addition, for mountain hiking enthusiasts, one can easily reach the famous trail running through the mountains of the Amalfi Coast amid cliffs and breathtaking views. Due to its extraordinary beauty, such path is called “Sentiero degli Dei” (Path of the Gods).
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