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Villa | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 6

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Great for children of all ages 5
  • Car advised
  • Air conditioning
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden

Villa Lauretta is a lovely 150-square-meter (about 1,615 square feet) villa

overlooking the sea. It features spacious terraces, and a garden,

all looking out on the sea. The house sleeps six people.

The villa, which has its own parking space, is located in Praiano, half way

between Amalfi and Positano, about 7 km (approximately 4.3 miles) away from both

towns.

There are two double bedrooms, a twin bedroom, a bathroom with a bathtub and

shower taps, a large living-room with a fireplace, a spacious kitchen, and a

second bathroom with only a sink and a toilet. Both double bedrooms are equipped

with air-conditioning. The other rooms are not air-conditioned.

The place

Villa Lauretta is a house set as a gemstone on a steep stretch of rocky coast

above the sea. Leaning over from the garden or terraces you will see cliffs

which seem to dive into the sea right below, the blue of the sea and the sky

right before your eyes, and cluster of houses attached to the rocks and as if

gliding over the sea on the side. You will be in the middle of one of the most

picturesque and loved stretches of coast of the Amalfi Coast; a place which will

leave you with a feeling of awe as soon as you have arrived!

The villa actually looks across a tiny inlet having the beach of Praia on one

side and a small cape where the round-shaped medieval tower called 'Asciola

Tower' stands on the other. The sea down below the terraces of the villa boasts

iridescent colors ranging from the turquoise-blue to the emerald-green, and it

is dotted by small anchored boats in vivid colors. On the rock on sea level you

will notice umbrellas and little tables of some bars and small restaurants

nearby.

The villa faces the sea and the sun as it is located halfway between the top of

the rocky buttress to which it is attached and the sea. However, it will not be

difficult for you to reach the house: once you have taken the State Road along

the coast by car or bus, you will also have to climb down a trail consisting of

about 62 steps.

On the State Road, few steps away from the trail, you will find a parking space

where you can park your car. The bus stop is about 200 meters (about 656 feet)

from the villa. Also 200 meters (about 656 feet) from the villa you will find

the first bars and restaurants. A grocery shop is about 3 km (about 1.9 miles)

away.

The garden

Villa Lauretta is a two-storey house with terraces on each floor. The garden

consists of three small terraces of land extracted from the rock and placed one

below the other until almost “touching” the sea below. Nevertheless, reaching

the sea through the garden is not possible. You will find this small and lush

garden filled with flowers and vegetables all year round thanks to the mild and

sweet climate of the Amalfi Coast!

In the area of the garden closest to the house, right under the living-room

terrace, grows a perfumed pergola of lemons.

The house

The house is two-storey high: on the ground-floor you will find the living-room,

the kitchen and a bathroom without shower, whereas on the upper floor you will

have the three bedrooms and a complete bathroom. Air-conditioning is found only

in the two double bedrooms.

A 40 square-meter (about 431 square feet) terrace with an outstanding view of

the sea lies before the whole ground floor of the villa. On such terrace you

will find tables and chairs, sun loungers and umbrellas: a splendid place to

relax in front of the enchanting scenery of this angle of the Amalfi Coast!

The large arched patio doors of the living-room and the kitchen open onto the

terrace. And all you will see even from inside the living-room is the sea, the

sun, and a charming stretch of coast.

In the living-room you will find a couch and armchairs placed around a large

fireplace and a table with chairs. From the living-room you will be able to

reach the kitchen, where you will find a dining-table and a cooking area

equipped with a four-burner stove, an oven, a fridge with freezer, and small

appliances. The kitchen communicates directly with the terrace, where you will

find a barbecue area: perfect for meals under the moonlight...

Right next to the living-room is the bathroom without shower, where you will

also find a washing machine.

Inside the living-room, a staircase will lead you to the upper floor, where you

will find three bedrooms and a bathroom. Two are double bedrooms, each equipped

with air-conditioning and featuring a private terrace with a wonderful view of

the sea. In the third bedroom there are two single beds. Such bedroom has a

window overlooking the sea. The bathroom is spacious, and it has a bathtub with

shower taps.

The beach

During your stay at Villa Lauretta, you will be close to one of the most typical

beaches of the Amalfi Coast, the beach of Praia. The beach spreads from the base

of a narrow gorge enclosed by high rocky walls deeply incised by erosion.

In order to reach the beach, close in sight but about 800 meters (about 2,625

feet) away, you can take the minibus which stops at the beach, Praiano and

Positano.

You can even reach the beach on foot. It consists of a short walk easy to be

taken only by those in shape, as you have to take a very steep stretch of area

and also walk about three hundred feet along the coastal road, which has no curb.

Walking from the villa to the beach of Praia along the State Road will grant you

pleasant surprises: the first is the access to a trail, indicated even on maps,

which unravels upward through a steep gorge until reaching the top of the

Lattari Mountains, a trail not to be missed if you are a trekking enthusiast;

the second is a series of nativity scenes produced by ceramics artisans inside

some large natural niches on rocky walls: they artistically reproduce scenes,

houses, and activities of the inhabitants of the Amalfi Coast.

You will also discover the natural spectacle of the small bay on whose stretch

of coast lies the beach of Praia, enclosed by steep vertical rocky walls which

seem to plunge into the cobalt-blue sea…

Rendering the walk even more pleasant, once you have arrived at the beach, are

the small bars and restaurants which feature tables on rocks caressed by the

waters of the sea…

Other larger nearby beaches are those in Amalfi and the one in Positano, about 7

km (approximately 4.3 miles) away.

Nearby tourist attractions

Staying at Villa Lauretta will offer you a place which is not tourist-crowded

and the chance of having all the vacation-life activities that the Amalfi Coast

has to offer just on hand. Praiano is located halfway between Positano and

Amalfi, about 7 km (approximately 4.3 miles) away from both towns.

From Praiano you can easily reach all the tourist points of interest of the

Amalfi Coast and Sorrento Coast as well as Naples, the Vesuvius, Pompeii,

Herculaneum, Paestum, and the islands of Capri and Ischia.

At Villa Lauretta you will have parking space available; however, having a car

during your stay is not necessary, for the closest food shops are only 3 km (about

1.9 miles) away and the bus stop is 200 meters (about 656 feet) away.

You can conveniently use both the service of the local minibus which goes from

Praiano to Positano and the service of the SITA bus, which connects Praiano with

Amalfi and Sorrento. Both services are comfortable and economical.

From Sorrento you can take local trains to comfortably and directly reach

Pompeii, Herculaneum, the Vesuvius, and Naples in less than one hour. Even

Paestum and the coast of the Parco Nazionale del Cilento (Cilento National Park)

are easily reached either by bus or train.

In Amalfi and Positano you will be able to take ferries or hydrofoils to visit

through sea the Coasts of Amalfi and Sorrento, the coast of the Cilento National

Park, and also the islands of Capri and Ischia.

You can also rent boats or join daily and nightly mini-cruises along the coast.

Staying at Villa Lauretta will enable you to visit the famous beaches of the

Amalfi Coast, go shopping for fashion and the best handcrafted articles, and

experience the numerous top-quality folklore, artistic, musical, and cultural

events which take place throughout the year.

Not to be missed by classical music enthusiasts are the famous concerts held

during the Festival of Ravello, and for those who are fond of trekking, there

are trails which unravel through the mountains of the coast, among which the

most famous one is the “Sentiero degli Dei” (Path of the Gods), known for the

beauty of places unveiled during the walk.

Moreover, on the Amalfi Coast, one can also practice water sports, go

scuba-diving, rent bicycles and motorbikes.

For those willing to experience the intense night life of the Amalfi Coast,

there is a range of choices: from piano-bars to the most exclusive nightclubs.

The nearest airport is in Naples, 60 km (about 37 miles) away. The other closest

airport is the one in Rome, 260 km (about 162 miles) away.

Size Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms
Access Car advised
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 Air conditioning, TV
Utilities Cooker, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 3 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms
Furniture Single beds (2), Double beds (2)
Outdoors Balcony or terrace, Private garden
Access Parking
Further details indoors

The house is two-storeys high: on the ground-floor you will find the living-room, the kitchen and a bathroom without shower, whereas on the upper floor you will have the three bedrooms and a complete bathroom. Air-conditioning is found only in the two double bedrooms.

In the living-room you will find a couch and armchairs placed around a large fireplace and a table with chairs. From the living-room you will be able to reach the kitchen, where you will find a dining-table and a cooking area

equipped with a four-burner stove, an oven, a fridge with freezer, and small appliances. The kitchen communicates directly with the terrace, where you will find a barbecue area: perfect for meals under the moonlight.

The large arched patio doors of the living-room and the kitchen open onto the terrace. And all you will see even from inside the living-room is the sea, the sun, and a charming stretch of coast.

Right next to the living-room is the bathroom without shower, where you will also find a washing machine.

Inside the living-room, a staircase will lead you to the upper floor, where you will find three bedrooms and a bathroom. Two are double bedrooms, each equipped with air-conditioning and featuring a private terrace with a wonderful view of the sea. In the third bedroom there are two single beds. Such bedroom has a window overlooking the sea. The bathroom is spacious, and it has a bathtub with shower taps.

Further details outdoors

A 40 square-meter (about 431 square feet) terrace with an outstanding view of the sea lies before the whole ground floor of the villa. On such terrace you will find tables and chairs, sun loungers and umbrellas: a splendid place to relax in front of the enchanting scenery of this angle of the Amalfi Coast!

Villa Lauretta is a two-storey house with terraces on each floor. The garden consists of three small terraces of land extracted from the rock and placed one below the other until almost “touching” the sea below. Nevertheless, reaching the sea through the garden is not possible. You will find this small and lush garden filled with flowers and vegetables all year round thanks to the mild and sweet climate of the Amalfi Coast!

At Villa Lauretta you will have parking space available; however, having a car during your stay is not necessary, for the closest food shops are only 3 km (about 1.9 miles) away and the bus stop is 200 meters (about 656 feet) away.

In Amalfi and Positano you will be able to take ferries or hydrofoils to visit through sea the Coasts of Amalfi and Sorrento, the coast of the Cilento National Park, and also the islands of Capri and Ischia. You can also rent boats or join daily and nightly mini-cruises along the coast.

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.

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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