Apartment | 1 bedrooms | sleeps 3
Casa Mafalda is a charming and bright apartment which faces the sun and the sea. It sleeps three people. From Casa Mafalda you will enjoy a wonderful view of the sea and of the coast of Amalfi. Casa Mafalda is 60 square meters (645 square feet). It features a wide shared 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 in the center of Praiano, where you will find restaurants, shops and the SITA bus stop. You will find the closest beach (Marina di Praia 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).
Casa Mafalda is located on the second floor. You will reach it from the street level going up a short public walkway that includes approximately 36 stairway steps.
You will not need a car to stay at Casa Mafalda. 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 8 square meters (86 square feet) large. It is equipped with a table and chairs. From the terrace you will enjoy a thrilling view of the sea, of Praiano and the coast of Amalfi, of the island of Capri on the horizon and of the small Li Galli islands at a distance. You will share the terrace with the owners, and there will be an area reserved for your exclusive use.
The living room is paved with lucid blue majolica tiles. The furnishings are cozy and comfortable. The furnishings include a divan bed for one guest. In this room you will find a satellite 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.
You will be able to enter the kitchen from the living room through an arched opening. It is equipped with a four-burner gas cooker, an electric oven, a refrigerator with freezer, a dishwasher and an Italian-style coffee-maker. There is a table to seat four guests. The kitchen is equipped with an air conditioning/heating unit.
You will be able to enter the bedroom from the corridor. The bedroom has a matrimonial bed (160 cm/62 inches, wider than a queen-size bed). The room has a window. The bedroom is equipped with an air conditioning/heating unit.
The bathroom is tiled with lucid handmade majolica tiles and equipped with a washbasin, a toilet and a fully enclosed shower. Here you will also find a washing machine. You will be able to enter the bathroom from the corridor.
|Size||Sleeps up to 3, 1 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||1 km|
|Access||Car not necessary|
|Nearest Amenities||300 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Naples 67 km, Nearest railway: Piano di Sorrento 18 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|General||Central heating, Air conditioning, TV, Satellite TV|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||1 bedroom, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Double beds (1)|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace|
|Further details outdoors|
From Casa Mafalda you will reach the sea by bus or on foot, with a long stroll to the beach called "Praia", which is at approximately 1 km (about half a mile). Or you can travel along a long stairway (approximately 400 steps) that will take you to a charming small beach, located in a small inlet among the rocks. Facilities and restaurants operate on the beaches in the summer time. On many beaches you will find small boat that offer a shuttle service to and from the many, charming, small beaches that nestles at the feet of the high cliff. Don't miss this opportunity.
From Praiano you will also be able to reach easily reach the beaches of Positano and Amalfi by bus.
The closest shops and restaurants are at approximately 20 meters (yards) from Casa Mafalda.
You will be able to reach Casa Mafalda by bus. The stop, both for the local bus and for the out-of-town bus, is just a few steps from the house. You will not need a car. If you have one, you will be able to park it along the roads of the village, depending on availability, either free of charge or in parking meter spots.
Praiano is placed halfway between Positano and Amalfi.
From Praiano you can easily reach the tourist centres on the Amalfi Coast and of the Sorrento Coast using the Sita buses.
Praiano and Positano are well connected by a local minibus which provides frequent journeys. You will be able to plunge, whenever you want, into the intense tourist life of Positano, with its meetings, its shopping streets and its restaurants.
From the quay of Positano or from the docks of Amalfi you will be able to board ferries and mini-cruises to visit the islands of Capri and Ischia, Amalfi, Sorrento and Naples. The buses link together the villages along the coast, and it is easy to reach Pompeii, Herculaneum and the Royal Palace of Caserta.
If you like hiking, from Casa Mafalda 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.
Staying at Casa Mafalda you will enjoy a vacation in a natural environment of amazing beauty, and you will also have a base 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.
The closest airport is Naples.
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.
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.