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House | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 6

Key Info
  • Beach or lakeside relaxation
  • Great for children of all ages
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden
  • Car not necessary
  • Nearest beach 0.3km

Villa Daria is a charming independent house surrounded by the vegetation. It sleeps six people. From Villa Daria you will enjoy an enchanting view of the sea and of the coastline. Villa Daria is 120 square meters (1290 square feet). It features a private garden.

You will be in a pedestrian precinct, in the medieval historic center of Praiano, where you will find the shops and public transportation. You will find the closest restaurant, the stop for the SITA bus Amalfi - Sorrento line at 200 meters (660 feet) and the closest beach at 300 meters (approximately 990 feet) including 300 stairway steps. You will reach Villa Daria going down a 150-meters (490-feet) public walkway that cuts through green Mediterranean gardens and includes approximately 110 stairway steps.

You will not need a car to stay at Villa Daria. If you do have one, you will be able to park it at approximately 200 meters (220 yards), for a fee, in a public parking lot (being the lot a public one, parking spaces can not be reserved).

Villa Daria occupies an entire floor of a historic three-story building that clings to the rocky coastline. The ocean view will spread out before you, offering a fascinating aspect from which to enjoy the glorious Amalfi Coast: between you and the sea there is only a narrow strip of green-fringed coastline, forming a narrow pathway that is capped by an ancient rectangular guard tower.

Villa Daria is located in the “Vettica” neighborhood of the historic center of Praiano, on the sloping land that extends from the main coastal road down to the ocean. Here, there are small whitewashed buildings with vaulted roofs, connected by narrow vertical stairways and equally narrow lanes which can be traversed only on foot. Along these alleys you will find ancient votive shrines, each containing the image of a Saint painted on ceramic tiles. The owners of the properties along the alleys used to build these small shrines on the external walls to mark and protect the property itself. Walking along these alleys is pleasant, notwithstanding the steps, because at every turn a new and enchanting view of the coast and of the sea suddenly appears in front of you.

Every house here has a small garden or a yard full of flowers. Scattered among the houses there are small plots of land, where neat vegetable gardens are grown, overflowing at any time of the year with vegetables and perfumed citrus trees. These gardens are as nice to see as flower gardens. This is where the real residents of Praiano live, away from the tourist crowds.

To reach the villa from the main coastal road, you will first need to walk down a short stairway of approximately 15 steps to reach the piazza of a splendid seventeenth-century baroque church dedicated to St. Gennaro. This broad piazza is angled towards the sea, and from here you will be able to enjoy a particularly charming panoramic view of the Amalfi Coast. A narrow pedestrian road leads away from the piazza - after walking along this path for about 150 meters (165 yards), you will arrive at the villa. Along this walkway, there are 109 stairs.

The last part of the journey will take you down a small stairway that faces directly onto the sea. Here, the sea forms a fantastic narrow passageway, watched over by the ancient Torre di Grado, constructed in the 1600s to defend the area from invaders who approached by sea. The stairs lead to a patch of land cultivated with lemon trees and a vegetable garden which extends onto the cliffs that perch above the sea. This land belongs to Villa Daria, and is lovingly cultivated by the owners. The land here is jagged, much like the cliffs that support it. One part of this land, called “il Belvedere”, or “the Lookout”, is on an impressive outcropping of the cliff, surrounded on three sides by the sea. From this land, the sea can be reached by a pathway. When you reach the water, you will find a concrete platform from which you can bathe in the ocean.

Garden

The garden is 30 square meters (320 square feet) large. It is partly shaded by a pergola. It is equipped with a table and chairs. From the garden you will enjoy a pleasant view of the sea.

Living Room

The furnishings of the living room are classic and welcoming. The furnishings include two armchairs and two single divan beds. In this room you will find a large television. The room has a window with a view of the countryside and a side view of the sea.

Kitchen

The kitchen 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 six guests. The furnishings of the kitchen include small wood benches. The kitchen is also equipped with a television. The kitchen has a window with a view of the vegetation and of the sea at a distance.

Bedroom 1

You will be able to enter the first bedroom from the corridor. It has a matrimonial bed (160 cm/62 inches, wider than a queen-size bed). From the bedroom you will be able to enter a small terrace with a view of the sea and of the coastline through a French door. The room has a window with a view of the sea.

Bedroom 2

You will be able to enter the second bedroom from the corridor. It has two twin beds (80 cm/32 inches). The room has a window with a view of the vegetation and of the sea at a distance.

Bathroom

The bathroom is spacious and equipped with a washbasin, a toilet and a bathtub with fixed shower head. You will be able to enter the bathroom from the corridor.

 

Size Sleeps up to 6, 2 bedrooms
Nearest beach 300 m
Access Car not necessary
Nearest Amenities 100 m
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Naples 67 km, Nearest railway: Piano di Sorrento 18 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages
Notes No pets allowed, Yes, smoking allowed

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Sea view
General TV, Satellite TV
Utilities Cooker, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms
Furniture 1 Sofa beds, Single beds (2), Double beds (1)
Other Linen provided, Towels provided
Outdoors Balcony or terrace, Private garden
Further details indoors

The building, of which Villa Daria forms one part, rises from this land to face the sea. The house has a long corridor which leads to the various rooms. The bedroom with the double bed has access to a splendid terrace, from which one can enjoy enchanting sea views. From the bed itself, nothing but sea and sky spreads out before you—the sea view punctuated only by the silhouettes of the small islands known as “Li Galli”, and the distant coastline of Capri.

The terrace is spacious enough for you to relax on it in a lounge chair.

The other rooms have windows which offer unobstructed views of the sea and the green coastline.

You will find a good-sized room with two single beds, and a sitting room with comfortable armchairs and a convertible divan bed that sleeps two.

The kitchen is located near the entryway, and is pretty and spacious. Here, you will find a comfortable table where you can enjoy long, relaxing lunches, as well as benches that line the walls. The kitchen has a four-burner cooker, oven, refrigerator with freezer, and washing machine. From the window, you can look out on the coastline and the sea.

One side of the room contains an antique stone coal-burning stove, which is still in working order. The bathroom has a bath tub with shower head. The furnishings are elegant and complete.

Further details outdoors

The ocean view will spread out before you, offering a fascinating aspect from which to enjoy the glorious Amalfi Coast: between you and the sea there is only a narrow strip of green-fringed coastline, forming a narrow pathway that is capped by an ancient rectangular guard tower.

Villa Daria is located in the “Vettica” neighborhood of the historic centre of Praiano, on the sloping land that extends from the main coastal road down to the ocean. Here, there are small whitewashed buildings with vaulted roofs, connected by narrow vertical stairways and equally narrow lanes which can be traversed only on foot. Along these alleys you will find ancient votive shrines, each containing the image of a Saint painted on ceramic tiles. The owners of the properties along the alleys used to build these small shrines on the external walls to mark and protect the property itself.

Walking along these alleys is pleasant, notwithstanding the steps, because at every turn a new and enchanting view of the coast and of the sea suddenly appears in front of you.

Every house here has a small garden or a yard full of flowers. Scattered among the houses there are small plots of land, where neat vegetable gardens are grown, overflowing at any time of the year with vegetables and perfumed citrus trees. These gardens are as nice to see as flower gardens.

This is where the real residents of Praiano live, away from the tourist crowds. You will find shops, cafés/bars and restaurants roughly 50 meters (50 yards) away.

To reach the villa from the main coastal road, you will first need to walk down a short stairway of approximately 15 steps to reach the piazza of a splendid seventeenth-century baroque church dedicated to St. Gennaro. This broad piazza is angled towards the sea, and from here you will be able to enjoy a particularly charming panoramic view of the Amalfi Coast. A narrow pedestrian road leads away from the piazza—after walking along this path for about 150 meters (165 yards), you will arrive at the villa. Along this walkway, there are 109 stairs.

The last part of the journey will take you down a small stairway that faces directly onto the sea. Here, the sea forms a fantastic narrow passageway, watched over by the ancient Torre di Grado, constructed in the 1600s to defend the area from invaders who approached by sea. The stairs lead to a patch of land cultivated with lemon trees and a vegetable garden which extends onto the cliffs that perch above the sea. This land belongs to Villa Daria, and is lovingly cultivated by the owners.

The land here is jagged, much like the cliffs that support it. One part of this land, called “il Belvedere”, or “the Lookout”, is on an impressive outcropping of the cliff, surrounded on three sides by the sea.

From this land, the sea can be reached by a pathway. When you reach the water, you will find a concrete platform from which you can bathe in the ocean.

On the land surrounding the villa, and on a terrace adjoining the entrance to the house, you will find table, chairs and deckchairs where you can relax in the open air.

The clear air is perfumed by the lemons and the sea, and the beauty of the seascape is both touching and exhilarating. Everything around you exudes a sense of cheerfulness and joy of life: you will understand that you have arrived in a special place, and you will keep the memories of this vacation forever in your heart.

Nearby Villa Daria, you will find a number of public access paths to the sea, which lead you through the typical terrain that the Amalfi Coast is famous for.

The first, and closest, ocean access is from a concrete platform next to the Torre di Grado, situated on a rocky outcropping above the water. Next to the tower there is a small inlet in the cliff that can be reached on foot. From this inlet you will be able to dive. It is a very striking spot, not very well known at all, and visited just by a few locals.

The other point of access to the ocean, again on foot and walking along a path that includes 300 steps and 300 meters (330 yards) through the ancient village of Praiano, is “Gavitella” beach.Here the beach is at the bottom of a small and verdant rocky inlet.

During the good weather, you will be able to reach Gavitella beach in a comfortable and enjoyable way by sea. Indeed, a ferry service with small boats will take you to this beach both from the beach of Praia and from the beach of Positano. The service is provided by the manager of the beach facilities at Gavitella and it is complimentary for customers of the facilities or of the restaurant. Near the Gavitella beach, and also remarkable, both to see and to swim in, is the “Fontana dell’Altare” (the fountain of the altar): a natural swimming pool hollowed out in a cave by the sea.

Other famous beaches nearby are La Praia (approximately 2 km/1.5 miles), and the beach of Positano (approximately 5 km/3 miles).

At these beaches you will find beach facilities and a wide choice of bars/cafes, as well as charming restaurants and clubs that open in the evening as well. Here, you can rent boats and take part in a range of aquatic sporting activities.

Villa Daria can be reached by bus: the stop for the bus that connects the villages of the coast is approximately 100 meters (110 yards) from the villa. You will not need a car. If you have one, you will be able to park it along the road, either free of charge or in paid parking spaces, depending on availability, at a distance of at least 300 meters (330 yards) from the house.

Praiano is situated 7 km (4.5 miles) from Positano, and 7 km (4.5 miles) from Amalfi.

From Praiano you can easily reach the tourist centres on the Amalfi Coast and the Sorrento Coast, as well as Capri.

While staying at Villa Daria, you will enjoy a vacation in a natural environment of amazing beauty, and you will also have an ideal base from which to visit Pompeii, Paestum, Naples and the Royal Palace of Caserta.

You will be able to visit the famous beaches of the Amalfi Coast and the characteristic fashion and artisans' shops, as well as attend the many cultural and artistic happenings that take place throughout the year.

Those who like go out at night will find that the Amalfi Coast has a lot to offer, from piano-bars to very exclusive night clubs.

Further details

English-speaking representative on hand to answer any questions.

The Campania region

If you think you have no idea of where Campania is, think again. This fascinating land, rich in gulfs, islands and legendary places, is home to the charming landscapes of the Amalfi Coast, Sorrento, the Cilento National Park, Capri and Ischia.

The Campania region is situated in the South of Italy and bounded by the Tyrrhenian Sea (that’s the name of that stretch of Mediterranean). The region is divided into five provinces, whose capitals are Salerno, Caserta, Avellino, Benevento and Naples (Napoli). Naples is also the capital city of the region itself. With roughly 6 million of residents, half of which lives around the city of Naples, Campania has more people than Finland, packed in an area which is 200 times smaller.

If you are fond of archeology, architecture, or simply want to see history come back to life, Campania is a must. The archeological heritage is huge: the temples left by the Greeks in Paestum, the buried towns of Pompeii and Herculaneum, the remains of Velia, the masterpieces kept in the museums, the churches… and, of course!, the Royal Palace of Caserta, built to be the most sumptuous palace of Europe, with its 1200 rooms.

If the majesty you prefer is the majesty of nature, Campania will not disappoint you. The sandy beaches and the crystal-clear waters of the Cilento National Park, the amazing scenery of the Amalfi Coast, the islands of the Gulf of Naples are just a sampler of what lies ahead of you. From the underground depths of the caves of Pertosa to the heights of Mount Vesuvius, there is something for everyone. By the way, being Mount Vesuvius an active volcano, we respectfully suggest you visit sooner rather than later.

An outline of Campania would not be complete without a mention of its culinary tradition. Many of the world-known Italian dishes have their roots in Campania: pizza, spaghetti, mozzarella, limoncello, cannelloni… Italians know Campania well for being one of the regions that offer the best food, and definitely the region where you can taste the best coffee. Espresso, cappuccino and now interesting variations on the theme such as hazelnut coffee make the day of the residents of Campania, and will make yours as well.

So don’t miss your chance to enjoy the holiday of a lifetime in this beautiful land, where art, history, nature and tradition come together to offer unforgettable thrills.

Amalfi Coast

Behind Capo Sottile, on the far slopes of Monte Tre Cavalli, and looking eastwards, there is the little town of Praiano.

This popular seaside resort has kept its character of quiet fishermen's village through the centuries. Located halfway between Amalfi (8 km) and Positano (7 km), Praiano is just one step away from the two most lively villages of the coast. The Sita bus line connects Praiano to Amalfi, Positano and Sorrento. The local orange bus circles around the village and takes you down to the beach and as far as Positano as well.

As a traveller going to Praiano you will appreciate its slow pace. At the same time, the quality of its restaurants as well as the friendly atmosphere of the local cafes, such as Bar del Sole, will not disappoint you. Small as it is, the village does have its own grocery stores and ATM.

The parish church, dedicated to Saint Luke, is located in the upper part of the town, in a spot with a lovely view; the church houses a precious silver figure of Saint Luke.

Praiano's beach is the small, enchanting Marina di Praia, which is situated at the end of the wild Praia valley. The surrounding cliffs have been deeply marked by erosion. On a rocky promontory stands the cylindrical mass of Torre a Mare: a medieval structure which recalls the centuries-old struggle of the area's inhabitants against the attacks of pirates.

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