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House | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 4

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Great for children of all ages 5
  • Car not necessary
  • Air conditioning
  • No pets allowed

Villa Penelope is a characteristic and welcoming two-story apartment which faces the sun and the sea. It sleeps four people. From Villa Penelope you will have a pleasant view of the sea. Villa Penelope is 70 square meters (750 square feet). It features a private terrace, air conditioning (please read description below to check in which rooms the units are installed) and winter heating.

You will be in a pedestrian precinct, in the medieval historic center of Praiano, where you will find restaurants, the shops and public transportation. You will find the stop for the SITA bus Amalfi - Sorrento line at 300 meters (990 feet) and the closest beach (Spiaggia della Gavitella) at 400 meters (approximately 440 yards) including 350 stairway steps. You will reach Villa Penelope from the street level going down a 300-meters (985-feet) public walkway that cuts throug the historic centre and includes approximately 60 stairway steps.

You will not need a car to stay at Villa Penelope. If you do have one, you will be able to park it at approximately 300 meters (330 yards), for a fee, 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).

Villa Penelope is situated in an area of the historical center of Praiano called Vettica, which stretches on a sloping land which goes from down the state road until a prominent area overlooking the sea. The little town consists of typically small white houses with vaulted ceilings which are linked one to the other through vertical narrow stairways and horizontal narrow streets run only on foot.

You will enjoy strolling through such little streets even though they feature several stairways: the air is clean and lemon-scented, there is no noise, and your eyes will be feasted on enthralling views of the coast and the sea here and there.

Every house features a small garden or courtyard filled with flowers. Amidst the houses there are small areas of land cultivated with vegetables which are lushly rich all year round in citrus fruits and other plants resulting in a place beautiful to be seen just as regular gardens.

In order to arrive at the villa from the state road, you will have to climb down about 15 steps and reach the churchyard of a splendid baroque church of the Seventeenth-century dedicated to San Gennaro. The churchyard is a large square which stretches out towards the sea. It is a place where you can enjoy an enthralling view of the seascape and the Amalfi Coast, which comprises the view of Positano and Capri.

From the churchyard, you go along a pedestrian little street and then a path of about 300 meters (984 feet) to arrive at the villa. Such pathway consists of a slight slope and some steps only.

In order to reach the villa, you can also take another way which is a bit shorter but which means climbing a long stairway of many steps. It is a typical ‘scalinatella’ (narrow stairway) of the Amalfi Coast. We strongly advise you to face the second pathway only if you’re fit or trying to be so!

The entrance to Villa Penelope is an old masonry arch through which you will enter a small but gracious courtyard. In the courtyard you will find a staircase of about ten steps which will lead you to the white terrace which has welcomed you to the house.

Villa Penelope is close to a fascinating rocky beach called La Gavitella. Such beach lies at the foot of a deep and narrow rocky inlet covered in thick vegetation even at almost sea level. In order to arrive there, all you will have to do is walk a pathway which begins right next to Villa Penelope. The path consists of 350 steps dug in zig-zag patterns into the rock.

Terrace

The terrace is 20 square meters (215 square feet) large. It is equipped with a table, chairs, a sun umbrella and two deck chairs. From the terrace you will enjoy a pleasant view of the sea and of the coastline.

Ground FloorLiving Room

The living room is paved with hand-made tiles, in the characteristic style of the Amalfi Coast. The furnishings include a sofa. The dining table can accommodate four guests. In this room you will find a television. The room has a window with a partial view of the sea. It is equipped with an air conditioning/heating unit.

Kitchen

The kitchen is equipped with a five-burner gas cooker, an electric oven, a refrigerator with freezer, an Italian-style coffee-maker and a toaster. Here you will also find a washing machine, an iron and an ironing board. The kitchen has a window with a view of the sea and of the terrace.

Half-bath

The half-bath is equipped with a washbasin and a toilet. You will be able to enter it from the kitchen.

First FloorBedroom 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 the small balcony with a view of the sea and of the coastline through a French door. The bedroom is equipped with an air conditioning/heating unit.

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 countryside and a side view of the sea. The bedroom is equipped with an air conditioning/heating unit.

Bathroom

The bathroom is equipped with a washbasin, a toilet and a fully enclosed shower. You will be able to enter the bathroom from the corridor.

 

Size Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms
Nearest beach 250 m
Access Car not necessary
Nearest Amenities 500 m
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Naples Airport 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

General Central heating, Air conditioning, TV
Utilities Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms
Furniture 1 Sofa beds, Double beds (2), Dining seats for 6
Other Linen provided, Towels provided
Outdoors Balcony or terrace
Further details outdoors

The house is located in Praiano, which is halfway between Amalfi and Positano, being about 7 km (about 4.3 miles) away from both towns. The house is 23 km (about 14 miles) away from Sorrento and 12 km (about 7.5 miles) away from Ravello.

There is a double bedroom, a twin bedroom, a bathroom with a bathtub and shower taps, a living-room with a double divan bed, a kitchen, and a second bathroom with a sink and a toilet.

The place

Villa Penelope is situated in an area of the historical centre of Praiano called Vettica, which stretches on a sloping land which goes from down the state road until a prominent area overlooking the sea. The little town consists of typically small white houses with vaulted ceilings which are linked one to the other through vertical narrow stairways and horizontal narrow streets run only on foot.

You will enjoy strolling through such little streets even though they feature several stairways: the air is clean and lemon-scented, there is no noise, and your eyes will be feasted on enthralling views of the coast and the sea here and there.

Every house features a small garden or courtyard filled with flowers. Amidst the houses there are small areas of land cultivated with vegetables which are lushly rich all year round in citrus fruits and other plants resulting in a place beautiful to be seen just as regular gardens.

The area boasts the authentic inhabitants of Praiano and not crowds of tourists. Shops for tourists, bars and restaurants are seen by the coastal state road.

In order to arrive at the villa from the state road, you will have to climb down about 15 steps and reach the churchyard of a splendid baroque church of the Seventeenth-century dedicated to San Gennaro. The churchyard is a large square which stretches out towards the sea. It is a place where you can enjoy an enthralling view of the seascape and the Amalfi Coast, which comprises the view of Positano and Capri.

From the churchyard, you go along a pedestrian little street and then a path of about 300 meters (984 feet) to arrive at the villa. Such pathway consists of a slight slope and some steps only.

In order to reach the villa, you can also take another way which is a bit shorter but which means climbing a long stairway of many steps. It is a typical ‘scalinatella’ (narrow stairway) of the Amalfi Coast. We strongly advise you to face the second pathway only if you’re fit or trying to be so!

Nearby tourist attractions

Staying at Villa Penelope will enable you to be in a non-tourist-crowded place and to be close to all the vacation activities the Amalfi Coast has to offer.

In Praiano you will be halfway between Positano and Amalfi, about 7 km (about 4.3 miles) away from both towns. You will also be 23 km (about 14 miles) from Sorrento and 12 km (about 7.5 miles) from Ravello.

From Praiano, short daily excursions can easily take you to all tourist centres of the Amalfi and Sorrento Coasts, Naples, the Vesuvius, the archaeological ruins of Pompeii and Herculaneum, the temples of Paestum, and also the islands of Capri and Ischia.

You don’t need a car during your stay at Villa Penelope. The first food shops and restaurants are 500 meters (about 1,640.5 feet) away. The bus stop is 500 meters (about 1,640.5 feet) away as well.

You can easily use either the local shuttle which takes you to/from Praiano and Positano or the SITA bus service, which connects Praiano to Amalfi and Sorrento. Both are convenient and economical.

From Sorrento you can take trains to comfortably and directly reach Pompeii, Herculaneum, the Vesuvius, Naples, and Paestum.

In Amalfi and Positano, you can take ferries and hydrofoils to visit the beaches of the coast and reach the islands of Capri and Ischia. You can also rent boats to go on daily and nightly mini-cruises along the coast. In addition, in the Amalfi Coast you can practice water sports, go snorkel diving, and rent bikes and motorcycles.

Staying at Villa Penelope will enable you to visit the famous beaches of the Amalfi Coast, go shopping for fashion pieces and quality handicrafts, and see numerous folklore events of highly artistic, musical, and cultural interest which are developed throughout the year.

Not to be missed by classical music enthusiasts are the famous concerts of the Festival of Ravello, and for those fond of trekking, there are trails amidst the hills along the coast, among which is the most famous of all, whose beauty of scenery to be unveiled grants it the name ‘Sentiero degli Dei ’ or “Path of the Gods”.

For those who wish to experience the intense night life of the Amalfi Coast, the options of fun vary: from piano-bars to the most exclusive nightclubs.

Further details

Included in the price

The rental price includes: electricity; towels; linens; final cleaning.

Available upon request:

baby bed.

Payment Terms

A 25% deposit is paid at the time of booking. The balance is due 60 days prior to arrival at the property.

Security Deposit

No security deposit is requested for Villa Fillide B.

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

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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