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Olivia House

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Excellent 5/5 Score from 4 reviews

House | 1 bedrooms | sleeps 2

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car not necessary
  • Air conditioning
  • No pets allowed

Situated in the heart of " La Chiesa Nuova " district of Positano, this one bedroom apartment has unbeatable town and sea views. Composed of two bright rooms with air conditioning and, a well equipped kitchen for cooking delicious Italian meals to eat on the panoramic terrace.

The apartment is just steps away away from popular restaurants and shops. The location is also perfect for exploring, by bus, the neighboring towns along the coast .

Baby cot & high chair available on request free of charge.

Local buses will regularly whiz you down town and the beach in 5/7 min ride.

Size Sleeps up to 2, 1 bedrooms
Nearest beach Spiaggia Grande, Positano 2 km
Will consider Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car not necessary
Nearest Amenities 300 m
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Naples 62 km, Nearest railway: Sorrento 15 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages
Notes No pets allowed, Yes, smoking allowed

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Sea view
General Central heating, Air conditioning, Wi-Fi available
Standard Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Washing machine
Rooms 1 bedroom, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Shower rooms
Furniture Double beds (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 3
Other Linen provided, Towels provided
Outdoors Balcony or terrace

The Amalfi Coast region

Naples, The capital of the Campania region, is a complex and multilayered city. Beneath the frantic streets, the Baroque buildings, phenomenal Museums and the many markets, sits another world made of catacombs, ancient cults and ruins.

Music and art play a big part in Naples. "Commedia dell'arte" was born here and the " Teatro San Carlo" is one of the world great opera house. The city also hosts the international rock fest Neapolis Rock Festivals (www.neapolis.it), in July .

Naples will always be Italy's pizza capital. During a visit to Naples in 1889, the Italian King Umberto and his wife Queen Margherita summoned the city top ' pizzaiolo' Raffaele Esposito to cook for them. Esposito based his creation of tomato, mozzarella and basil on the red, white and green flag on the newly unified Italy, winning the Queen's approval. It was subsequently named in her honor.

The views across the Bay of Naples are amazing. From Posillipo in Naples you can look East over the entire bay, round to Mt. Vesuvius and the Sorrentine Peninsula. Here you'll find Italy's great archaeological sites of Pompeii and Herculaneum - a small fishing town. Then, in 79BC, the Vesuvius erupted, burying the towns under a mix of molten lava, ash and mud.

The charming island of Capri was already a much loved holiday resort in the 1st century AD. Emperor Tiberius had 12 villas built on the island. The best preserved is Villa Jovis

Positano

This dramatically beautiful town clinging to the cliff face as if about to cascade into the turquoise waters below. Once a vital part of a mighty sea power, Positano is today a sophisticated Tyrrhenian resort on the central Amalfi Coast. Moorish- style architecture rises up steep slopes that gaze out on the Sirenuse Islands. Smart boutiques, selling beach fashions for visitors to display on Grand Beach, bustle in the village. Ravello and other parts of the Campagna region are within easy reach of the town of 4,000. Boats depart daily for day trips to Capri and Ischia. Others head to Grotta dello Smeraldo cave.

Positano was a port of the Amalfi Republic in medieval times, and prospered in the 16th and 17th centuries. But by the mid-19th century, the town had fallen on hard times. More than half the population emigrated, mostly to Australia.

Positano was a relatively poor fishing village during the first half of the 20th century. It began to attract large numbers of tourists in the 1950s, especially after John Steinbeck published his essay about Positano in Harper's Bazaar in May, 1953: "Positano bites deep", Steinbeck wrote. "It is a dream place that isn't quite real when you are there and becomes beckoningly real after you have gone

The church of Santa Maria Assunta features a dome made of majolica tiles as well as a 13th Byzantine century icon of a black Madonna. According to local legend, the icon had been stolen from Byzantium and was being transported by pirates across the Mediterranean. A terrible storm had blown up in the waters opposite Positano and the frightened sailors heard a voice on board saying "Posa, posa!" ("Put down! Put down!"). The precious icon was unloaded and carried to the fishing village and the storm abated.

Today, tourism is by far the major industry in Positano. Positano is also very popular for L"Albertissimo", an alcoholic tipple that can only be found at a small stall at the main harbour called "L'alternativa".

Positano has also become synonymous with beach fashion. Positano's elegant shop windows are full of displays of brightly coloured robes, bikinis, bags, and Bermuda shorts all made in cool linen, gauze and cotton.

Positano is now home not only to skilled tailors but also to master cobblers, indeed, this is the place where to abandon your shoes and replace them with a pair of hand crafted sandals, made to measure whilst you wait. Positano is also the perfect spot to pick up that special coral cameo or even to order that oh so glamorous wedding dress!

Sunbathers, swimmers and water-sport enthusiasts enjoy a choice of beaches in Positano. The central Spiaggia Grande is located near the centre of the town. Four other popular beaches are La Porta, Ciumicello, Arienzo and Fomillo. Be prepared for beaches of small pebbles and grey volcanic sand, great views of the sea and rock formation. Boats depart daily for day trips to the islands of Capri and Ischia. Ravello and other parts of the Campania region are within easy reach of the town of 4000.

One of the wonders of the Amalfi Coast is the food, sometimes above its amazing beauty.

- La Tagliata: simply one of the best restaurant in the area that delivers 100% of the time. Take the local yellow bus to Montepertuso, a small town up hill, or call the restaurant for thier pick up and drop off service, 10 minutes drive.

- Da Vincenzo: this great little spot is open for lunch and dinner and is about half way up the hills of Positano. you can walk or take the bus...it's easy!

- Grottino Azzurro: a favourite little local spot in Positano. Next door to the Bar Internazionale, near Chiesa Nuova.

Spend an unforgettable evening of "classical music" in the gardens of Villa Rufolo, in Ravello.

Shopping - since the 1960's Positano has cultivated his own siganture style, Mainstays are summery dresses, custom sandals and beachwear. Viale Pasitea is home to many of Positano's boutique. Safari, a small sandals shop in Via della Tartana, boast that customer can choose from more than 300 styles of sandals.

There are also a number of markets to choose from in the neighbouring towns.

Try il " Mercatino di Piano di Sorrento" a mixture of clothes, shoes, bags and linen. Every Monday morning. Closed in August.

Take a hike! There are several hiking trails that begin on Positano's outskirts. The Sentiero degli Dei (The trail of Gods) is perhaps the best known trail - a magical walk through the countryside with 'divine' views of Amalfi Coast

A fantastic fireworks display takes place at mid-night on the beach of Spiaggia Grande, on the 15th August to commemorate the arrival of the 13th Byzantine century icon of the black Madonna.

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Review 1-4 of 4

4 Jun 2014

5/5

"we recommend this apartment"

A lovely apartment situated near the first bus stop in Positano. Owner met us at the bus stop and walked us to the apartment where the table was set with a large piece of homemade strawberry tart and … More

Thank you.
We are happy hearing you have had a good time and enjoyed your stay at Olivia.
Regards,
Pia

9 Apr 2014

5/5

"A lovely, clean, spacious apartment"

Situated at the top of Positano this spacious, well equipped apartment has fantastic views of the mountains and the sea. The hosts David and his wife Antoinetta were just lovely welcoming people who d… More

12 Oct 2013

5/5

"A touch of paradise"

Little could be better than staying in this spacious well appointed apartment perched high on the hill above Positano from where you can take in the unbelievable views of the town and coast from you large private balcony. The host David was very welcoming and was keen to ensure we had everything we needed to enjoy our stay. It would be hard to imagine what else one could need. The only thing to consider is that you need to be fit because there are over 800 steps to climb from the town to the apartment....but that is the price to pay for such spectacular views (there is a town bus for those daunted by the stairs)

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The local bus takes 7/8 mins ride along Viale Pasitea, which is lined with shops,excellent restaurants and hotels. Above all, the road offers stunning views. You could walk along the road on the way down,in 20/25 mins and, take advantage of the local bus on the way up - if you are not keen on steps. A selection of shops and restaurants are just minutes away from Olivia

7 Aug 2013

5/5

"Fantastic hosts, absolutely lovely apartment"

Myself and two friends (couple) had an amazing stay at this beautiful apartment. The house is right near the first bus stop when you arrive in Positano and is easy to get to. It is at the top of the town, so a lot of steps to get to the beach and main area, but not a problem if you are fit (or the bus is easy too). David was so lovely and welcoming! He suggested places to eat etc and even brought us salad vegetable from his amazing garden! I would definitely recommend this place and will stay here again if ever in Positano. Thank you Pia and David!

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Calendar last updated:11 Dec 2014

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