House | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 8
Villa Marcella is a characteristic and welcoming independent house located on a hillside, facing the sea. It sleeps eight people. From Villa Marcella you will enjoy an enchanting view of the sea and of the coast of Amalfi. Villa Marcella is 170 square meters (1830 square feet). It features a spacious private 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 roughly 3 km (1.9 miles) from the center of Amalfi, where you will find restaurants, shops, public transportation, the beach and the tourist port. You will find the closest restaurant at 1.5 km (roughly 1 mile), a grocery store at 400 meters (440 yards), the stop for the SITA bus Amalfi - Pogerola line a few meters (feet) away and the closest beach at roughly 1 km (0.6 miles) including 400 stairway steps. You will reach Villa Marcella from the street level going up a short public walkway that includes approximately 60 stairway steps.
You will not need a car to stay at Villa Marcella. 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).
Villa Marcella is part of a medieval building, that used to be an ancient Saracen watch tower. It is placed high up on a picturesque tract of rocky coast, at a height of approximately 100 meters (330 feet) above the sea level, and almost sheer above the sea itself. Every view of the seascape in this area is truly breathtaking.
Villa Marcella is part of a bunch of ancient houses that cling to the top of a rocky spur, all facing the sea and the sun, and surrounded by lemon growths. Here the authentic locals live their life, with its quiet rhythm, and there is no crowd of tourists.
The terrace is 80 square meters (860 square feet) large. It is partly shaded by a perfumed bougainvillea pergola. It is equipped with tables, chairs, a sun umbrella and deck chairs. Here you will also find a portable barbecue. From the terrace you will enjoy an enchanting view of the sea and of the coast of Amalfi.
The living room is paved with tiles with inlaid handmade mayolica tiles, in the characteristic style of the Amalfi Coast. The ceiling has characteristic exposed wood beams. The furnishings are warm and welcoming, and include some antique pieces. Here you will find a bunk bed (two single beds, one on top of the other). The furnishings include two sofas. In the living room you will also find a cooking area. The kitchenette is equipped with a four-burner gas cooker, an electric oven, a refrigerator with freezer and an Italian-style coffee-maker. The dining table can accommodate eight guests. In this room you will find a television. The room has three windows with a view of the sea. It is equipped with an air conditioning/heating unit.
Bedroom 1 with en-suite bathroom
You will be able to enter the first bedroom from the corridor. The ceiling is high and vaulted. The room has a matrimonial bed (160 cm/62 inches, wider than a queen-size bed). The room has two windows with a view of the sea and of the coastline. The bedroom is equipped with an air conditioning/heating unit. This bedroom has an en-suite bathroom, spacious and equipped with a washbasin, a toilet and a fully enclosed shower.
You will be able to enter the second bedroom from the corridor. The ceiling is high and vaulted. The room has a matrimonial bed (160 cm/62 inches, wider than a queen-size bed). The furnishings include a desk. The room has two windows with a view of the sea and of the coastline. The bedroom is equipped with an air conditioning/heating unit. Here you will also find a mini refrigerator.
You will be able to enter the third bedroom from the corridor. The ceiling is high and vaulted. The room has a matrimonial bed (160 cm/62 inches, wider than a queen-size bed). The furnishings include a wood sofa and a desk. The room has a window with a view of the sea. The bedroom is equipped with an air conditioning/heating unit.
The bathroom is spacious and equipped with a washbasin, a toilet, a shower, a bathtub with shower wand and a hairdryer. You will be able to enter the bathroom from the corridor.
Other roomsLaundry room
You will be able to reach the laundry room from the living room. Here you will find a washing machine, an iron and an ironing board at your disposal.
|Size||Sleeps up to 8, 3 bedrooms|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|General||Air conditioning, TV, Telephone, Satellite TV|
|Utilities||Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms of which 2 Family bathrooms and 1 En suites|
|Furniture||Single beds (2), Double beds (3)|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden|
|Further details indoors|
Inside the villa, the rooms are spacious and with high ceilings. Indeed, the rooms still keep their ancient vaulted ceilings or the ancient roofs made of wood beams. The floors are tiled with majolica tiles which have splendid designs and colors, and which are hand-made by local artisans. All the rooms have windows, with wood shutters, which frame a splendid view of the blue of the sea and of the sky and of the green of the coast.
Two of the bedrooms have a double bed, and one has one double bed and a bunk bed (two single beds, one on top of the other).
One of the three bedrooms has an en-suite bathroom with a shower. The second bathroom can be entered from the corridor. It is nice and roomy, and you will find one by the other both a bath tub and a shower.
The living area is comfortable and large, furnished with table and chairs, a sofa with armchairs, a satellite television. On one side of the living room there is the cooking area, which has many useful cabinets, and which is directly connected to the terrace by a glass door.
The kitchenette is equipped with a four-burner electric cooker, an oven, a microwave oven, a washing machine, a refrigerator with freezer.
Telephone is available upon request.
The furnishing is simple and comfortable.
|Further details outdoors|
You will find that the small garden of Villa Marcella is a very pleasant place to relax "al fresco": the area that is closest to the house is tiled, and right in front of the view there is a long brickwork bench, shaded by a bougainvillea pergola. Another pergola, made with lemons and jasmines, overlooks the garden and perfumes the air. On the terrace you will also find a table with chairs and a barbecue to prepare your outdoor meals.
The structure of Villa Marcella is the one of the ancient houses of the coast of Amalfi.
You will reach it walking uphill along a short pedestrian alley for approximately 20 meters (20 yards). Once beyond the main door, you will find yourself in a small garden, closed on three sides by white walls, and open on the fourth side on a spectacular view of the coast and of the sea.
Indeed, looking down you will see the steep cliff that dives into the blue sea, covered by the luminous green of the terraces where lemon pergolas are grown. In front of you, a high rocky spur, stands against the sky, sheer above the sea. The famous and ancient monastery of Santa Rosa, with its unmistakable fan-shaped profile, clings to the top of this spur.
To reach the beach you have several options. You can board the bus that stops at 20 meters from the house and reach the beach of Amalfi. From there you will be able to board small ferries that will take you to splendid inlets along the coast.
One of these inlets, called the beach of Santa Croce, can be reached on foot from Villa Marcella. It is a walk not to be missed, if you don't mind descending 330 steps cut into the rock sheer above the sea. To get back up, anyway, you will be able to board one of the small ferries that will take you back to the quay of Amalfi in 10 minutes of amazing navigation. From the quay of Amalfi you will be able to get back home by bus.
Restaurants and bars are open during the good season on all these beaches. You will also be able to rent beach umbrellas and deck chairs, as well as board small boats to reach lovely and secluded small beaches. In Amalfi you will also be able to dive and practice water sports.
Villa Marcella is a great starting point to visit the entire coast.
It is only 3 km (2 miles) from the quay of Amalfi, where you will be able to board ferries and mini-cruises to visit the islands of Capri and Ischia, Positano, Sorrento, Naples and Salerno.
The SITA buses link together the villages along the coast, and it is easy to reach Pompeii, Herculaneum and the Royal Palace of Caserta. The bus stop is at 20 meters (20 yards) from the house. The closest shops are at 800 meters (half a mile) from the house.
In case you arriving by car, you will be able to reserve a parking space.
Moreover, if you like hiking 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.
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, situated at the mouth of the Valley of the Mills, with its characteristic groups of houses clinging to the rocks, overlooks the sea. It is a maze of narrow alleyways comprised of archways, portals and ancient towers that stand guard over the town.
The origin of the town date back to the IV century. During late medieval times Amalfi became an independent maritime republic, rich and opulent due to intense trade and cultural exchanges with the Arab and Byzantine world. The city was renowned for its trade and diplomatic relations throughout the Mediterranean, Flavio Gioia’s invention and development of the marine compass and the “Amalfitan Tables” - the first maritime legal code. It was also during this time that mills of Amalfi began to produce paper rather than parchment. The paper was used for all the official acts and documents of the Court of the Duchy of Naples. The particular variety of Amalfitan lemon “the Sfusato Amalfitano” crossed the borders of Europe, and was exported throughout the world.
The architectural and artistic values of its monuments and historical buildings, the indescribable beauty of its landscapes, its folklore and traditions have made, and still make, Amalfi a place without comparison, so much so that it has been said: “For an Amalfitan the day he goes to heaven is just like any other day”.
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