House | 1 bedrooms | sleeps 4

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

Villino delle Arance is a welcoming independent house surrounded by the greenery. It sleeps four people. It is appoximately 50 square meters (540 square feet). It features a private swimming pool, a private garden, air conditioning (please read description below to check in which rooms the units are installed), winter heating and WI-FI Internet access.

You will be at a short distance from the center of Sant'Agnello di Sorrento, where you will find restaurants, shops, public transportation and the beach. You will find the stop for the EAV bus Sorrento Marina Piccola (porto) - Sorrento stazione - Sant'Agnello line at 50 meters (165 feet). You will reach Villino delle Arance from the parking area along a short private walkway that cuts through the garden.

You will not need a car to stay at Villino delle Arance. If you do have one, you will be able to park it on the premises, free of charge in a reserved parking space.

Originally, Villino delle Arance was the annex of an ancient eighteenth-century villa, which was made up by a main building that stands by the road and by a garden on the back of the building. Villino delle Arance is located at the far end of the garden. Although the villa is far enough from the road, because of its central location on busy days some noise from the traffic can be expected.

The garden is fenced by a wall made of tuff, according to the ancient customs of the area, and short tuff walls outline a sinuous path that cuts through the garden and leads to the house. The evergreen leaves of the thick citrus trees and of a big walnut tree give shade to the patio on the front of the house and hide it from the view.

If you vist in May, you will found the orange and mandarin trees blooming, and the air full of their stirring perfume. During the fall and the winter you will find the same trees full of delicious fruits for you to help yourself. Have you ever had the chance to enjoy breakfast with an orange that you just picked up from the tree with your own hands? At Villino delle Arance you will be able to do that every morning! All year round you will also be able to enjoy the fruits and the flowers of the lemon tree, generous just like this land, where it thrives.

Swimming Pool

You will reach the swimming pool from the garden going up approximately four stairway steps. The pool is 4.5 meters (14.8 feet) large by 6 meters (20 feet) long, 1.6 meters (5.2 feet) deep. The swimming pool area is equipped with a table, chairs, a sun umbrella, two deck chairs, two sun loungers and an external shower. The pool is open from the beginning of May until the beginning of October.

Garden

The garden is 300 square meters (3230 square feet) large. It is partly shaded by a porch and by citrus trees. It is equipped with a table and chairs.

Living Room

The furnishings of the living room are classic and welcoming, and include some antique pieces. The furnishings include a divan that unfolds into a double bed. There is an elegant fireplace. 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, a microwave oven, an Italian-style coffee-maker and a kettle. The dining table can accommodate four guests. In this room you will find a flat-screen television. From the living room you will be able to enter the garden through two French doors. The room is equipped with an air conditioning/heating unit.

Bedroom with en-suite bathroom

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 with a view of the garden. The bedroom is equipped with an air conditioning/heating unit. This bedroom has an en-suite bathroom, equipped with a washbasin, a toilet, a hydromassage shower and a hairdryer. Here you will also find a washing machine, an iron and an ironing board.

 

Size Sleeps up to 4, 1 bedrooms
Nearest beach 500 m
Access Car not necessary
Nearest Amenities 100 m
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Naples 51 km, Nearest railway: Sant'Agnello di Sorrento 700 m
Family friendly Great for children of all ages
Notes No pets allowed, Yes, smoking allowed

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Internet access
General Central heating, Air conditioning, TV, Wi-Fi available
Utilities Cooker, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 1 bedroom, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms
Furniture Single beds (1), Double beds (1), Dining seats for 4
Other Linen provided, Towels provided
Outdoors Private garden, Shared garden, BBQ
Access Parking
Further details indoors

The interiors of Villino delle Arance are elegant and welcoming. The double room is roomy and pleasantly decorated with furniture made by local artisans.

It has one bedroom, a bathroom with hydro-massage shower, a large living room with a cooking area, a divan bed with two sleeping places, fireplace, table with chairs and television.

In the living room there is a nice fireplace carved in stone, and a short wall hides the kitchenette from the view. The floors are tiled with lucid majolica tiles. The living room has two glass doors that will allow you to enter a patio tiled with terracotta tiles, and equipped with table, chairs and deck chairs.

The kitchen is equipped with four-burner cooker, refrigerator and oven. In the bathrooms you will also find a washing machine.

Further details outdoors

In front of the house you will find a spacious rectangular garden of approximately 300 square meters (3230 square feet), with a lawn and with lemon trees, orange trees and mandarin trees.

In the garden you will find a swimming pool. The swimming pool is 6 meters (20 feet) long by 4.5 meters (15 feet) large, 1.6 meters (5.2 feet) deep.

The garden is fenced by a wall made of tuff, according to the ancient customs of the area, and short tuff walls outline a sinuous path that cuts through the garden and leads to the house. The evergreen leaves of the thick citrus trees and of a big walnut tree give shade to the patio on the front of the house and hide it from the view.

If you visit in May, you will found the orange and mandarin trees blooming, and the air full of their stirring perfume. During the fall and the winter you will find the same trees full of delicious fruits for you to help yourself. Have you ever had the chance to enjoy breakfast with an orange that you just picked up from the tree with your own hands? At Villino delle Arance you will be able to do that every morning! All year round you will also be able to enjoy the fruits and the flowers of the lemon tree, generous just like this land, where it thrives.

Further details

At the villa you will have a reserved parking space, which is located at approximately 50 meters (55 yards) from the villa itself.

Even though the sea and the beach can’t be seen from Villino delle Arance, they are only 500 meters (550 yards) away.

You will find grocery stores and restaurants at 100 meters (110 yards) from the house.

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.

Sorrento, Campania

At Villino delle Arance you will have your own little corner of nature for you to relax after a day spent sightseeing the many tourist spots of the area, even though you will be staying just 30 meters (30 yards) from Corso Italia, the main street that goes through Sant'Agnello and Sorrento.

The bus stop is at 40 meters (40 yard) and the Circumvesuviana train station, to reach Sorrento and Naples, is at 200 meters (220 yards).

In just a few minutes by bus or train you will be able to easily reach the fascinating tourist spots of Sorrento, such as the Cathedral, the Cloister of San Francesco (Saint Francis), the Villa Comunale, with its beautiful terraced gardens that extend towards the sea and the amazing view of the Gulf of Naples, from the island of Procida to Mount Vesuvius. You will also be able to stroll along the elegant Corso Italia, or through the colourful alleys of the historical centre, to discover the large number of products made by local artisans.

From the docks in Sorrento you will be able to board ferries and hydrofoils to Naples, Capri, Ischia, Amalfi and Positano. Using the Circumvesuviana trains you will be able to reach Pompeii and the central train station of Naples.

Sorrento is one of the best known resorts in Italy, situated on a tract of coastline of unrivalled beauty, on the northern slope of the Sorrentine Peninsula. This sheltered spot, surrounded by luxuriant hills where vines, olives and above all high quality citrus fruits are grown, was once the site of choice where the wealthy Romans used to build their villas, and it has been a highly prestigious retreat since 700. Sorrento has been nicknamed “La Gentile” because of the gentleness of its climate, the refinement of its streets and gardens and of the friendliness of its inhabitants.

Sorrento nestles on a tufaceous terrace, 50 meters high, which falls steeply down to a blue, crystalline sea. This peculiar geographical position gives it a special character. The city does not have a promenade, but looks down, like a balcony, over the port and two Marinas, with unexpectedly charming views. Access to the sea is gained mostly via stairs, passageways carved into the rock and lifts.

The origin of the name Sorrento – Surrentum – is poetically dated back to the Sirens who, legend has it, lived in the rocks of the gulf, from where they tried in vain to ensnare Ulysses with their deadly song. The city’s origin is very old: sited in an area that was inhabited in prehistoric times, Sorrento was probably founded by Greek settlers and then subjected to the dominion of the Sannites. In the third century B.C., the Romans who, in the first century B.C., established a Municipality there occupied it. In the early centuries of the Sorrento Empire, it became an important resort and abounded in splendid villas with their flourishing gardens and numerous temples. From 420 on it became a Bishopric. During the Middle Ages it was dominated by various powers; thereafter, its history was identified most often with that of the Reign of Naples. In 1558 it underwent the cruelest attack by the Saracens who sacked it. Following this episode, a wall and defense and watchtowers, placed on neighboring spurs, surrounded the city. In 1554 the poet Torquato Tasso, Sorrento’s most famous son, was born.

In the old part of Sorrento the Greek-Roman structure of the town can still be detected, with the parallel streets intersecting at right angles.

Today, at the heart of the city, stands Tasso Square where, besides the monument of the famous poet, is the statue of St. Antonio, patron saint of Sorrento. Corso Italia begins from the square; a lively, elegant street, with a wealth of shops and meeting place.

The Duomo, of medieval origin, was constructed in the fifteenth century; the beautiful door on the right side dates back to this period.

Very interesting is the Palazzo Verniero, with wonderful decorations of Arab-Hispanic designs on the window. One of the most typical monuments of Sorrento is the Sedile Dominova, where the nobles of the urban quarters would come together. It is a fifteenth century loggia, with two large rounded arches surmounted by a seventeenth century majolica cupola. The basilica of S. Antonio, which guards the sepulcher of the city’s patron saint, has an ancient portal from the eleventh century.

In the charming cloister of the church of St. Francesco, with interlaced arches in the Arab style, are held classical music concerts.

The Villa Comunale, with a wealth of majestic trees and flourishing flowerbeds, extends towards the sea with terrace from which one can enjoy a magnificent view of the Bay of Naples, from Procida to Vesuvius. Beside Vittoria square can be seen the remains of the temple of Venus. Of Roman origins, Sorrento still retains the southern gate, at the beginnings of via Tasso, as well as that at the Grand Marina.

The northern side of Sorrento is bordered by gorges, which fall steeply down to the sea. Eastwards lies the calm mirror of the Marina Piccola, protected by a long dock, which constitutes the port where the boats for Naples and Capri berth. The Marina Grande, a wide cove equipped with swimming facilities, is the city’s beach.