House | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 4
Villa Faustina B is a bright and sunny apartment located in the center of Positano. It sleeps four people. From Villa Faustina B you will enjoy a gorgeous view of the sea and of Positano. Villa Faustina B is 40 square meters (430 square feet). It features a nice private terrace with a view of the sea, 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 in the center of Positano, where you will find restaurants, the shops and the tourist port. You will find the stop for the SITA bus Amalfi - Sorrento line at 200 meters (660 feet) and the closest beach at roughly 600 meters (660 yards).
Villa Faustina B is located on the second floor. You will reach it from the street level going up three flights of stairs (approximately 40 steps).
You will not need a car to stay at Villa Faustina B. If you do have one, you will be able to park it 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).
Villa Faustina B is one of the holiday homes available in a small complex. Please find a general description of the complex below, and please scroll further down for a description of Villa Faustina B.
The apartments Faustina are located in an age-old house in the central area of Positano. It is built on the slopes of a steep rocky cliff by the sea.
The building is a beautiful three-storey house with beautiful terraces on each floor. The terraces are ornated with several vases with flowers and Bougainvillea pergolas. From all the terraces you will see the sky, the sea, and the colorful group of houses on the steep hills of the town, a scenery very often captured in photos of Positano.
You will feel as if in the first row to watch a marvelous show, in this case the panorama of Positano. You will be in the right place to grasp its extraordinary beauty and enjoy its cheerful vacation spirit.
Sunset and evenings will offer you fascinating moments. From the terraces of Villa Faustina, you will be able to feast your eyes on the moon with its reflects on the sea and the coast with its shimmering lights. During full moon, the scenery is just incomparable. You can enjoy it from your terrace, which is quite well-lit, while dining under the stars.
From the complex you will be able to reach the main beach of Positano, called Spiaggia Grande, on foot by going down on the picturesque main street of the town. You will have to take a 600-meter stroll which you will find to be actually quite pleasant. While walking, you will be able to discover several different and fascinating angles of the whole scenery, and you will also pass through shops which offer the colorful clothes and objects of the famous ‘Moda Positano’ (Positano Fashion). Once at the beach, you can decide to either stay on the free-of-charge beach, head to one beachside establishment, or even sit back and pleasantly relax at the table of a bar facing the sea… From the main beach, you can walk or take small boats to enthralling beaches nearby.
At the complex there is a concierge service available 24 hours.
The terrace is 6 square meters (65 square feet) large. It is equipped with a table and chairs. From the terrace you will enjoy an enchanting view of the sea and of Positano.
The kitchen is equipped with a four-burner electric cooker, an electric oven, a refrigerator with freezer and an Italian-style coffee-maker. 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 furnishings are classic and welcoming. The room has a matrimonial bed (160 cm/62 inches, wider than a queen-size bed). In this room you will find a flat-screen television. From the bedroom you will be able to enter the terrace with a view of the sea and of Positano through a French door. The bedroom is equipped with an air conditioning/heating unit.
Bedroom 2 with en-suite bathroom
You will be able to enter the second bedroom from the kitchen. The floor is paved with characteristic tiles. The furnishings are simple and comfortable. It has two twin beds (80 cm/32 inches), that can be pushed together into a matrimonial bed if requested. From the bedroom you will be able to enter a small patio through a French door. The bedroom is equipped with an air conditioning/heating unit. This bedroom has an en-suite bathroom, equipped with a washbasin, a toilet and a shower. Here you will also find a washing machine.
The bathroom is equipped with a washbasin, a toilet, a fully enclosed shower and a hairdryer. You will be able to enter the bathroom from the corridor.
|Size||Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||600 m|
|Access||Car not necessary|
|Nearest Amenities||100 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Naples 62 km, Nearest railway: Piano di Sorrento 13 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||No pets allowed, Yes, smoking allowed|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Internet access, Sea view|
|General||Central heating, Air conditioning, TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Utilities||Cooker, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 2 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||Double beds (2), Dining seats for 4|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace|
|Further details indoors||
You will enter Villa Faustina by climbing a 40-step staircase from the street. You will be welcomed by a small living-room with a table, chairs, and well-equipped kitchenette: four-burner stove, an oven, and a fridge with freezer. Next to the living-room is a small twin bedroom. There are two bathrooms. One has a bathtub with shower taps, and the other, quite small, is equipped with shower and a washing machine.
A small corridor leads to the double bedroom, which is spacious and has a patio door which gives access to the terrace overlooking the sea.
The furnishing is gracious and comfortable.
|Further details outdoors||
In order to enjoy all the aforementioned, Villa Faustina offers you a gracious terrace partially shaded by a masonry arch and sunshades. The terrace faces the double bedroom and is furnished with a table and chairs. While sitting outdoors, your eyes will meet the fascinating panorama of the sea and Positano.
The Campania region
Campania region is the beginning of the 'mezzogiorno'. Translating as the 'midday' the phrase evokes the sunbaked 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 sizable 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, archeological 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.
Positano has preserved the typical aspect of a seafaring village, with its staged terraces descending toward the sea, and houses in the characteristic cubic shape, separated by narrow little streets most of which are marked with steps.
The backbone of the area is Viale Pasitea, which is an extremely windy street. The small Flavio Gioia square, from which one can enjoy a magnificent view, is the centre of the town: it is overlooked by the church of Santa Maria Assunta, with its great majolica cupola decorated with geometric patterns.
From the square one goes down to the beach of the Marina Grande, the so-called Spiaggia Grande. On the other side of the town, looking west, the beach of Fornillo opens out just beyond a tract of rocky coast. To the east of Positano lie the beaches of La Porta, Ciumicello and Arienzo.
The area surrounding Positano is full of extremely attractive spots. Near Punta Germano the coastal road takes you over a deep crack in the cliff with a precarious little bridge, called “Ponte dei Libri” (Bridge of Books). The name comes from the regular stratification of the rocky walls, which look like the leaves of enormous tomes superimposed on one another and which one can see better by climbing down the valley along a path.
Leaving Positano for Amalfi, the road runs high above the sea, passing the two charming villages of Montepertuso and Nocelle on the left. On the slopes of Monte Sant' Angelo in Tre Pizzi, stands the imposing “Arco Naturale”, which is particularly beautiful in the morning as the rays of the rising sun fall upon it. Near Punta San Pietro is found the eponymous church which commands a grand and truly splendid view of the coast and the island of Capri, which can be seen protruding from behind Punta Campanella. From Positano trips can be made to Monte Sant'Angelo in Tre Pizzi and Monte Comune, while you can also test your own strength in an arduous climb down the steep spurs which fall sharply away to the sea.