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House | 1 bedrooms | sleeps 4

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Great for children of all ages 5
  • Car advised
  • Air conditioning
  • Pets welcome

Casa Costantina is a welcoming independent house which faces the sun and the sea. It sleeps four people. From Casa Costantina you will enjoy an enchanting view of the sea, of Praiano and the coast of Amalfi. Casa Costantina is 50 square meters (540 square feet). It features a gorgeous private terrace with a view of the sea and of the coastline, air conditioning (please read description below to check in which rooms the units are installed) and winter heating.

You will be in the heart of the historic center of Praiano, where you will find restaurants and shops. You will find the stop for the Flavio Gioia bus Positano - Praiano line at 50 meters (165 feet) and the closest beach (Marina di Praia Beach) at 1.3 km (roughly 0.8 mile). You will reach Casa Costantina from the street level going up a short walkway that cuts through the historic centre and includes approximately 80 stairway steps.

You will not need a car to stay at Casa Costantina. 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).

Casa Costantina is an ancient house of Praiano, with a wide and spectacular view of the sea and of the coast, located in the heart of the historical center of Praiano, which is an ancient fishermen's village located halfway between Amalfi and Positano (more or less 7 km/4 miles both from Amalfi and Positano), and made up of a cluster of small white houses that cling to the rocky cliff, sheer above the sea.

Seen from a distance, it seem that the houses have been built one above the other, following the contour of the steep coast. When you take a closer look you find out that they are separated by thriving gardens and vegetable gardens dug into the side of the cliff. They are reached along narrow alleys and picturesque "scalinatelle" (stairways cut into the cliff), which seem to reach for the sky or dive straight into the sea.

The area of Praiano where Casa Costantina is located is inhabited by authentic locals, who live their peaceful life framed by the splendid natural beauty of the coast, of the sky and of the sea, far away from the noise of traffic.

Casa Costantina is the right place to stay if you are looking for the most authentic charm of the Amalfi Coast, just out of the frantic holiday life of the most crowded areas. It is also possible to take part in the numerous cultural and folkloristic happenings that take place in the area throughout the year. Among these there are the famous classical music concerts and festivals that take place in Ravello (at approximately 10 km/6 miles from Praiano).

Terrace

The terrace is 50 square meters (540 square feet) large. It is partly shaded by a wood roof. It is equipped with tables, chairs, a sun umbrella, a deck chair and sun loungers. From the terrace you will enjoy a broad view of the sea, of Praiano and the coast of Amalfi.

Living Room

The furnishings of the living room are simple. The furnishings include a divan that unfolds into a double bed. The dining table can accommodate four 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 also has a small window overlooking the terrace. It is equipped with an air conditioning/heating unit.

Kitchen

You will be able to enter the kitchen from the living room through an access area. It is equipped with a four-burner gas cooker, an electric oven, a refrigerator with freezer and an Italian-style coffee-maker. Here you will also find a washing machine. From the kitchen a double-glazed French door will take you to the terrace with a view of the sea.

Bedroom

You will be able to enter the bedroom from the living room through an access area. The bedroom has a traditional wooden matrimonial bed (160 cm/62 inches, wider than a queen-size bed).

Bathroom

The bathroom is equipped with a washbasin, a toilet and a shower. You will be able to enter the bathroom from the living room through an access area.

 

Size Sleeps up to 4, 1 bedrooms
Nearest beach 3 km
Access Car advised
Nearest Amenities 150 m
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Naples 68 km, Nearest railway: Piano di Sorrento 19 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages
Notes Pets welcome, Yes, smoking allowed

Features and Facilities

General Central heating, Air conditioning, TV
Utilities Cooker, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 1 bedroom, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms
Furniture 1 Sofa beds, Double beds (1), Dining seats for 4
Other Linen provided, Towels provided
Outdoors Balcony or terrace
Further details indoors

The interior of the house is elegant and welcoming as well: from the terrace you will enter the living room, which is equipped with a table with chairs and with a divan bed that can sleep two guests. From the living room you go through a small access area to reach a nice bedroom with a double bed, an elegant bathroom with shower and the kitchen. The kitchen also has a glass door to enter the terrace, and right next to it, on the terrace, you will find a large table with chairs for your outdoor meals.

The kitchen has a four-burner cooker, an oven, a refrigerator with freezer and a washing machine.

Further details outdoors

You will reach Casa Costantina from the main square in the centre of Praiano, climbing approximately 80 steps. This square (called Piazza Antico Seggio) is where the local bus station is, and it is the farthest point that can be reached by car. Beyond this square the centre of Praiano is made up of picturesque alleys and stairways where you can only walk.

You will enter the house from the terrace. You will be immediately drawn by the extraordinary 360-degree view that you will be able to enjoy there: in front of you there will be an unlimited horizon of azure sea and blue sky, at your back an amphitheater of high rocky coast that steeply dives into the sea, covered by clusters of small white houses and verdant with lemon trees.

The air is clear and perfumed, the colors are vivid, all around there is silence and tranquillity. You will be happy to have a part in this heavenly scenery, and you will have a hard time taking your eyes off of it throughout your stay.

The terrace is nice and welcoming: there is a beach umbrella and deck chairs, a table with chairs, and a lot of space to relax and lie in the sun. You will be able to eat your meals "al fresco", to admire the extraordinary sunsets on the sea, or to dine in the light of the stars and in the reflection of the moon in the sea.

You will be able to park your car in any available free parking space at approximately 250 meters (275 yards) from the house.

Grocery stores and cafes are at approximately 150 meters (170 yards) from the house. Other shops and nice restaurants on the sea are at 2 km (1.5 miles).

Further details

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 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.

Amalfi Coast

Casa Costantina is located in the heart of the historical centre of Praiano, which is an ancient fishermen's village located halfway between Amalfi and Positano (more or less 7 km/4 miles both from Amalfi and Positano), and made up of a cluster of small white houses that cling to the rocky cliff, sheer above the sea.

Seen from a distance, it seem that the houses have been built one above the other, following the contour of the steep coast. When you take a closer look you find out that they are separated by thriving gardens and vegetable gardens dug into the side of the cliff. They are reached along narrow alleys and picturesque "scalinatelle" (stairways cut into the cliff), which seem to reach for the sky or dive straight into the sea.

The only transportation in this area is provided by your own legs, and you will be happy to walk in this place, when at every turn along your path you will discover a new charming view and unexpected and bright seascapes.

The area of Praiano where Casa Costantina is located is inhabited by authentic locals, who live their peaceful life framed by the splendid natural beauty of the coast, of the sky and of the sea, far away from the noise of traffic.

At close distance from the villa you will not find crowds of tourists, nor the clutter of tourist shops and restaurant: you will see just a few shops selling basic items, and the friendly faces of the locals that you will meet in the streets. By the way, don't be surprised if everyone here will be saying hello when they meet you in the street - get ready to greet them and to smile back!

Still, the vitality and the happy vacation life of the coast of Amalfi are close at hand: starting at just a couple of kilometers (miles) from the villa you will find nice restaurants and wonderful night club on the sea. At approximately 6 km (4 miles), in Positano, there are colourful shopping streets, where you will be able to shop for fashion and local hand-made goods. By the Spiaggia Grande (the main beach) of Positano you will find famous tourist attractions.

If you would like to go to the beach, the closest one is the beach of Praiano called "Gavitella", located in a picturesque inlet right at the feet of the village.

You will reach it by going by bus to the main coastal road, and then walking along a path that includes 300 steps and 200 meters (220 yards) through the ancient burg of Vettica di Praiano. The beach is at the bottom of a small and verdant rocky inlet.

During the good season you will be able to reach in a comfortable and suggestive way the beach of the Gavitella by sea. Indeed, a ferry service with small boats will take you to this beach both from the beach of the Praia and from the beach of Positano. The service is provided by the manager of the beach facilities at the Gavitella and it is complimentary for customers of the facilities or of the restaurant.

Remarkable, both to see and to swim in, close to the beach of Gavitella, is the "Fontana dell'Altare" (the fountain of the altar): a natural swimming pool dug by the sea in a cave.

Other famous beaches nearby are La Praia (approximately 3 km/2 miles), and the beach of Positano (approximately 7 km/4 miles). At these beaches you will find beach facilities and a wide choice of bars/cafes, suggestive restaurants and clubs, open in the evening as well.

If you like hiking, in the area you will find walks that are famous for their extraordinary beauty, such as the "Sentiero degli Dei": Path of the Gods.

Casa Costantina is the right place to stay if you are looking for the most authentic charm of the Amalfi Coast, just out of the frantic holiday life of the most crowded areas.

The tourist spots of the coast are easily reached, since just a few steps from the house you can take the local bus, which connects Praiano to the beach of Praia (3 km, 2 miles) and with Positano (7 km, 4 miles).

The local bus will take you to the stop for the long distance bus that will allow you to reach Amalfi, Positano, Sorrento, Naples, Pompeii, Paestum and so on.

Ferries to reach Capri, as well as the other villages along the coast and the other islands of the Gulf of Naples, are available in Positano (7 km, 4 miles) and in Amalfi (8 km, 5 miles).

You will be also able to rent boats, practice diving, take part in fishing trips and mini-cruises along the coast. It is possible to reserve day trips with tourist buses or private minivans to visit Pompeii, Paestum, the Royal Palace of Caserta and other interesting destinations.

It is also possible to take part in the numerous cultural and folkloristic happenings that take place in the area throughout the year. Among these there are the famous classical music concerts and festivals that take place in Ravello (at approximately 10 km/6 miles from Praiano).

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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  • 6 Years listed

Calendar last updated:26 Aug 2014

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