Apartment | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 5
Casa Matilde is a graceful apartment built on the sloping cliff in front of the sea. It sleeps five people. From Casa Matilde you will enjoy an enchanting view of the sea, of Praiano and the coast of Amalfi. Casa Matilde is 100 square meters (1076 square feet). It features nice private terraces 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 approximately 50 meters (165 feet) from Praiano, where you will find restaurants, shops and the SITA bus stop. You will reach Casa Matilde from the street level going up a walkway that includes approximately 66 stairway steps.
You will not need a car to stay at Casa Matilde. If you do have one, you will be able to park it nearby, free of charge or 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).
You will be able to enter the terrace from the living room through a French door. It is shaded by a characteristic arched roof. It is equipped with a table and chairs. From the terrace you will enjoy an enchanting view of the sea, of Praiano and the coast of Amalfi.
The living room is paved with lucid blue majolica tiles. The furnishings are comfortable. The furnishings include an armchair and a divan bed for one guest. There is a fireplace. The dining table can accommodate six guests. In this room you will find a satellite television. From the living room you will be able to enter the terrace through a French door. The room has a large panoramic window with a view of the sea and of the island of Li Galli.
You will be able to enter the kitchen from the corridor. It is equipped with a four-burner gas cooker, an electric oven, a refrigerator with freezer, a microwave oven, an Italian-style coffee-maker and a toaster. There is a table to seat four guests. The kitchen has a window.
You will be able to enter the first bedroom from the corridor. The bedroom has a matrimonial bed (160 cm/62 inches, wider than a queen-size bed). From the bedroom you will be able to enter a terrace with a view of the sea and of the coastline through a French door. The bedroom is equipped with an air conditioning/heating unit.
You will be able to enter the second bedroom from the corridor. It has two twin beds (80 cm/32 inches). From the bedroom you will be able to enter a terrace with a view of the sea and of the coastline through a French door. The room also has a window. The bedroom is equipped with an air conditioning/heating unit.
The first bathroom is equipped with a washbasin, a toilet, a bathtub and a hairdryer. You will be able to enter the bathroom from the corridor.
The second 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 5, 2 bedrooms|
|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
|Luxuries||Log fire, Sea view|
|General||Air conditioning, TV, Satellite TV|
|Utilities||Cooker, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 2 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Single beds (2), Double beds (1)|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace|
|Further details indoors|
You will enter into a corridor that gives access to the rooms. All of the rooms face the sea and the sun. The view from the living room is especially charming. A large window opens into a wall. Through this window you will see only the dazzling blue of the sea and of the sky, and the charming tract of coast between Positano and Capri. The famous Faraglioni of Capri can be seen at the horizon, and, closer, you can admire the small islands of Li Galli.
The living room also has a terrace, shaded by an arch. From this terrace you will be able to enjoy a luminous panorama of the village of Praiano and of the sea, as well. On the terrace you will find a table and wickerwork armchairs. The living room is equipped with a divan bed that can sleep one guest, a table, chairs, a satellite television and a fireplace.
Each one of the two bedrooms, one with a double bed and the other with two twin beds, has a small private terrace, as well. These terraces are also shaded by an arched roof, and enjoy a 180-degree view of the sea and of the coast.
The kitchen is spacious, and there you will find a table with chairs. It is equipped with a four-burner cooker, oven, refrigerator with freezer, washing machine.
There are two bathrooms: one of them has a bath tub, the other one has a shower.
The furnishings of Casa Matilde are pleasant and comfortable. The floors are tiled with lucid blue majolica tiles.
|Further details outdoors|
From Casa Matilde 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 50 meters (yards) from Casa Matilde.
You will be able to reach Casa Matilde by bus. The stop, both for the local bus and for the out-of-town bus, is just a few steps from the stairway that leads to the house. You will not need a car and we do not recommend having one.
Praiano is placed halfway between Positano and Amalfi.
From Praiano you can easily reach the tourist centers 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
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 Matilde 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 Matilde 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
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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