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Cottage | 1 bedrooms | sleeps 2

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

Casa Decima is a gracious cottage for two people, of approximately 40 square

meters (430 square feet), with a terrace, a view across the valley, and access

to a swimming pool.

It is equipped with winter heating and a parking space.

Casa Decima is a small detached building with two floors, surrounded by the

green of olive trees.

On the first floor, there is a kitchen with table and chairs. A spiral staircase

leads to the upper floor, where there is a double-bedded room and a bathroom

with tub. You will also find a patio in front of the kitchen, set up so you can

eat outside, as well as a terrace at the top of the house, furnished with

deckchairs so you can relax in the sunshine. Here, you can rest in the fresh

air, in privacy and perfect tranquility.

The kitchen is equipped with four-burner cooker and refrigerator with freezer.

The furnishings are graceful and comfortable.

Casa Decima is built on a terrace cut into a rocky hillside, in a position that

offers a panoramic perspective of the valley below.

From the windows of the rooms, as well as from the terrace, you can admire an

extraordinary panorama across the Valley of the Dragon, the narrow valley that

leads to the sea, and that separates Amalfi from Ravello.

Casa Decima is one unit of a small residential complex consisting of a villa and

three annexed buildings, scattered across a few hectares of terraced land

cultivated with olives, lemons and the wild-growing Mediterranean shrubs native

to the Amalfi Coast.

The complex is situated on the flank of a small, narrow valley known as the

Valley of the Dragon, where it is perched above the village of Atrani, which is roughly 2 km (about 1.3 miles), and beneath the residences of Ravello, located at roughly 4 km (about 2.6 miles).

The valley is traversed by just a pedestrian path, but the complex is easily

reachable by car, journeying along a road adjacent to the valley, and is

equipped with parking.

All the guests of the complex will enjoy access to a lovely pool, equipped with

umbrellas and deckchairs.

Stretched out in the sun on the terrace surrounding the pool, you will be able

to enjoy a rich and strikingly unique panorama.

If you raise your eyes upwards, you will see just above you the rocky

outcroppings on which Ravello clings to the cliffside, and in particular, the

terrace of Villa Cimbrone, known as the "Infinite."

In front of you, you will see the opposite side of the valley, where jagged

cliffs alternate with lush terraces cultivated with lemon groves.

Below, framed by the nearly vertical walls of the valley, your gaze will find

the glittering gem that is the town of Atrani, as well as the ocean beyond.

The ancient pedestrian path and stairway that links Ravello with Atrani and the

sea passes just next to the house.

Descending by this path, you will pass through the center of Atrani, which is

accessible only to pedestrians. Here, you will find a gracious piazza with

shops, cafés/bars and restaurants with open-air seating, and you can also easily

reach the beach. The pathway contains 300 stairs.

You can easily get back up to the apartment by car or bus: the road to Ravello

is just three or four kilometers (two or three miles) long.

You can walk to Amalfi, both along the main road or along a romantic pedestrian

alley, which will allow you to avoid the nuisance of cars.

By foot, climbing an ancient stairway, you can also quickly reach Ravello, even

more quickly than by car.

And walking along this stairway you will be able to enjoy breathtaking views.

During your stay, allow yourself the time to take these hikes. It is a great

approach to the unique beauty of these places.

Besides being able to walk to the beach, in this area you will have a chance to

swim in rather characteristic places: from the docks in Amalfi, every 30

minutes, you will be able to board small boats that will take you, in ten

minutes, to some of the most beautiful beaches, inset in the rocky coast, which

can only be reached by boat. These small beaches are very romantic, the sea is

beautiful, and you will also find beach facilities, such as cafés/bars and

restaurants.

From the docks in Amalfi you will also be able to board ferries and hydrofoils

to Positano, Capri, Salerno, Sorrento and Naples, as well as mini-cruises for

tourists. You must indeed take a tour of the coast from the sea.

From Casa Decima it is also easy and practical to reach the tourist spots of the

Amalfi Coast by bus. If you are fond of archaeology, Pompeii, Herculaneum and

Paestum are easily within reach, and, of course, Naples and Salerno as well.

Staying at this house you will be able, comfortably and without the need of a

car, to reach the beach, to take guided tours, visit 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.

Size Sleeps up to 2, 1 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

Utilities Cooker, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 1 bedroom, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms
Furniture Double beds (1)
Outdoors Balcony or terrace, Private garden
Access Parking
Further details indoors

On the first floor, there is a kitchen with table and chairs. A spiral staircase leads to the upper floor, where there is a double-bedded room and a bathroom with tub. You will also find a patio in front of the kitchen, set up so you can

eat outside, as well as a terrace at the top of the house, furnished with deckchairs so you can relax in the sunshine. Here, you can rest in the fresh air, in privacy and perfect tranquility.

The kitchen is equipped with four-burner cooker and refrigerator with freezer. The furnishings are graceful and comfortable.Casa Decima is built on a terrace cut into a rocky hillside, in a position that offers a panoramic perspective of the valley below.

From the windows of the rooms, as well as from the terrace, you can admire an extraordinary panorama across the Valley of the Dragon, the narrow valley that leads to the sea, and that separates Amalfi from Ravello.

Further details outdoors

The valley is traversed by just a pedestrian path, but the complex is easily reachable by car, journeying along a road adjacent to the valley, and is equipped with parking.

All the guests of the complex will enjoy access to a lovely pool, equipped with umbrellas and deckchairs.

Stretched out in the sun on the terrace surrounding the pool, you will be able to enjoy a rich and strikingly unique panorama.

If you raise your eyes upwards, you will see just above you the rocky outcroppings on which Ravello clings to the cliffside, and in particular, the terrace of Villa Cimbrone, known as the "Infinite."

In front of you, you will see the opposite side of the valley, where jagged cliffs alternate with lush terraces cultivated with lemon groves.

Below, framed by the nearly vertical walls of the valley, your gaze will find the glittering gem that is the town of Atrani, as well as the ocean beyond.

The ancient pedestrian path and stairway that links Ravello with Atrani and the sea passes just next to the house.

Descending by this path, you will pass through the center of Atrani, which is accessible only to pedestrians. Here, you will find a gracious piazza with shops, cafés/bars and restaurants with open-air seating, and you can also easily reach the beach. The pathway contains 300 stairs.

You can easily get back up to the apartment by car or bus: the road to Ravello is just three or four kilometers (two or three miles) long.

You can walk to Amalfi, both along the main road or along a romantic pedestrian alley, which will allow you to avoid the nuisance of cars.

By foot, climbing an ancient stairway, you can also quickly reach Ravello, even more quickly than by car.

And walking along this stairway you will be able to enjoy breathtaking views. During your stay, allow yourself the time to take these hikes. It is a great approach to the unique beauty of these places.

Besides being able to walk to the beach, in this area you will have a chance to swim in rather characteristic places: from the docks in Amalfi, every 30 minutes, you will be able to board small boats that will take you, in ten

minutes, to some of the most beautiful beaches, inset in the rocky coast, which can only be reached by boat. These small beaches are very romantic, the sea is beautiful, and you will also find beach facilities, such as cafés/bars and restaurants.

From the docks in Amalfi you will also be able to board ferries and hydrofoils to Positano, Capri, Salerno, Sorrento and Naples, as well as mini-cruises for tourists. You must indeed take a tour of the coast from the sea.

From Casa Decima it is also easy and practical to reach the tourist spots of the Amalfi Coast by bus. If you are fond of archaeology, Pompeii, Herculaneum and Paestum are easily within reach, and, of course, Naples and Salerno as well.

Staying at this house you will be able, comfortably and without the need of a car, to reach the beach, to take guided tours, visit 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.

Ravello

Ravello is a charming little town overlooking the Mediterranean and the Amalfi Coast. If you fancy evocative seascapes and breathtaking sceneries it will be your ideal location.

Ravello is well known for its musical events and the cultural roots, the charming view, the old and amazing architectures, the stunning gardens of Villa Cimbrone and Villa Rufolo, the quiet of its alleyways and the relaxing main square in front the Cathedral of St Pantaleone.

The origin of Ravello dates back to the 6th century, when Roman colonies arrived and found out a good shelter to escape barbarian devastation. During the early middle age, the new inhabitants used to sail and trade their textiles to the Orient. The new enriched families built castles, churches, palaces and their overpowering influence caused the flare-up of the disputes with Amalfi. That's why Amalfi named the rival-city as "Rebellum" (rebel).

Afterwards, the Pisan troops went in Ravello (1137) and later the French took possession of it (1302). But till present day, Ravello has always been proud of itself and good at coping with wars and plagues. Even after its decline (between 18th and 19th century), it confirmed the meaning of "being Rebellum" adding a deep value to its representative past. At the present time, Ravello can offer guests the essence of his history without bawling it.

Wagner was inspired by Ravello. In turn, the "Ravello Festival" is strongly connected to the great composer's symphonies. Even when guests walking through to the town's alleyways it seems to listen to a background of classical melodies.

Villa Rufolo and Villa Cimbrone are not be missed. A visit to the Cathedral is also recommended to taste a piece of the cultural and religious life of Ravello. For the same reason, you might enjoy a stroll through the street market, where you can spend plenty of time looking at the handcrafted items and trying to bargain the price.

If you are not going to actually sleep in Ravello, you will be able to catch the bus from Amalfi, where the local bus leaves frequently for this uphill trip. Tickets are cheap and going up by bus is easier than driving alone on the winding and narrow roads of the coast, and saves you from the hassle of parking.

Actually, a recommended trip includes the uphill trip by bus, and then a downhill walk back to Amalfi. There's a nice path with a stream between Amalfi and Ravello and it is well signed on the maps. What could be better after having had lunch in a little restaurant of Ravello? We've just guessed a healthy bush-walk.

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  • 6 Years listed

Calendar last updated:26 Aug 2014

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