Villa | 6 bedrooms | sleeps 13
Villa Riccardo has a breath taking panorama and is located between the well-known town of Sorrento and the small, but characteristic, village of Sant' Agata sui due Golfi.
It is the ideal accommodation for families or groups of friends in search of a holiday with all the comforts. All the rooms and the lounges are equipped with air conditioning. There is a large garden for outdoor dining and where children can play. The spacious pool has magnificent views so you can admire the bay whilst relaxing in the water.
|Size||Sleeps up to 13, 6 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Sorrento 6 km|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest Amenities||3 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Naples Capodichino 55 km, Nearest railway: Sorrento 7 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||Pets welcome, Yes, smoking allowed|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||DVD player, Staffed property, Boat available, Sea view|
|General||Central heating, Air conditioning, TV, Video player, CD player, Table tennis, Satellite TV|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||6 bedrooms, 6 bathrooms of which 6 Family bathrooms, Solarium or roof terrace|
|Furniture||2 Sofa beds, Single beds (2), Double beds (4), Cots (1), Dining seats for 14, Lounge seats for 14|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ, Trampoline|
|Further details indoors|
Villa Riccardo is divided into two levels: on the upper level there are three double bedrooms, one room with a bunk-bed and two bathrooms, one with spacious hydro massage shower and another with bath and shower.
On the lower level, accessible either through an inside staircase or an external one, is a spacious and modern kitchen with every type of comfort (gas oven, large refrigerator, dishwasher, etc.). The lower level has a big lounge with a large sofa bed, satellite TV and a third bathroom with shower.
At back of the main building, by the garden, there is annex, with two double bedrooms (one with sofa bed), two wardrobes and two bathrooms with showers.
|Further details outdoors|
There is an electronic gate to enter to the villa where there is parking for two/three cars. From here you can access the garden, which is on several levels: a large, flat piece of grass with a football "goal"; a terrace with a table tennis table, a wood burning oven to make pizzas and BBQ.
Furthermore, there are two wide terraces, with exceptional views on the gulf of Naples, where it is possible to dine or sunbathe. Two of the terraces, one by the swimming pool and the solarium, are equipped with deck chairs. The other levels of the garden are filled with flowers, plants and olive and lemon trees.
Welcome pack provided on arrival.
Swimming pool only available from May to October.
Private garden and pool.
English-speaking representative on hand to answer any questions.
The Campania region
Campania is an extraordinary mixture of art, culture and nature; a land where ancient and modern fuse together in a grandiose spectacle which has lasted for thousands of years.
CLIMATE: A typical Mediterranean climate; hot, dry and sunny in Summer and although cooler in the winter, it still has lots of bright and sunny days and several hours of sunshine a day.
POSITION: Campania is on the south west coast of Italy on the Mediterranean sea, about 2 hours south of Rome.
PLACES OF INTEREST: Naples is one of Italy's most vibrant Italian cities. “Bella Napoli”, where the pizza Margherita was born, is renowned for the character of its people who say “see Naples and then die”. Admire the impressive panorama and the former Royal family palace in Piazza Plebicito. You can wander through the famous 'spaccanapoli', with its church of Santa Chiara.
LOCAL SPECIALITIES: The region is famous for its hand-crafted inlaid wood furniture, music boxes and artefacts. Also hand-made leather shoes, jewellery and ceramics are very popular.
CUISINE: Italy is most famous for its pizza and it is impossible to visit Camapania without eating a pizza, after all pizza was invented and transformed in Naples! Pizza are cooked in bread ovens and are fed firewood to reach a high temperature which cooks the pizza quickly and perfectly, with the oven enhancing its flavour.
Seafood is served fresh in most restaurants or can be bought from the local markets and fish shops. Arguably some of the best wines come from Italian grapes. In Italy you can enjoy your favourite Italian wines for much less than you would pay elsewhere.
SORRENTO: Sorrento offers wonderful views of the entire bay of Naples and the Island of Capri. There are beautiful beaches, bars surrounding Piazza Tasso, great shops and a fragrant citrus purfume from near-by trees.Sorrento has narrow streets and quiet squares, like Piazza Tasso which is brimming with excellent restaurants, bars and cafés. There are many trendy shops from one-off boutiques to top names including Max Mara, Gucci and Armani. From Sorrento you can take coaches or hovercrafts to Amalfi, Positano, Ischia and Capri.
MASSA LUBRENSE: This village has many beautiful marinas including Puolo Marina celebrated by the Latin poet Stazio for its beauty, this bathing beach still has visible traces of its ancient past. Here, among the neat low cottages of the local fishermen, you can still see the columns of temples dedicated to Hercules and Neptune.
With its 42 kilometre stretch of gently sloping coastline and white pebbled-beaches, the Amalfi Coast is an 'earthly paradise' with breathtaking beauty.
AMALFI COAST: One of Italy's most spectacular coastlines begins after Sorrento, runs through Positano and continues until it reaches Amalfi. Looking along the tall cliffs and down into the sapphire sea, takes your breath away.
POSITANO: A vibrant village with narrow, colourful buildings which cascade like a waterfall down a vertiginous hill to the sea. Positano's town centre meanders down to the waterfront, where a profusion of cafes, bars and restaurants sell fresh seafood. The beach air is filled with the perfume of orange, almond blossom and jasmine.
AMALFI: Once the most important trading port in the southern Italy, Amalfi is in the ravine of the Mulini Valley, its churches, towers and arcaded houses rising above the small harbour. The town's Duomo dominates a long flight of steps and embraces a picturesque piazza stretching to its seafront. A wonderful contrast between fine beaches in front and tall cliffs behind.
CAPRI: Capri offers panormamic vistas at every turn, picturesque eateries with local seafood and blue grottos hidden under the limestone cliffs. A trip to Capri is ideal for a one-day excursion from Sorrento with the hydrofoil. Capri is, unquestionably, the holiday princess of the Italian islands: idyllic and rugged with its shimmering Blue Grotto and cliffs that descend down into the sea. Capri has trendy jewellery shops and designer boutiques.
POMPEII & VESUVIUS: Pompeii is one of the most important Roman archaeological sites in the world and Vesuvius is the only active volcano in Europe. Pompeii and Herculaneum are cities buried by the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 AD and re-discovered in the 18th century. It is possible to drive to 3,200 feet and then trek to its summit to enjoy the mesmerising views of the entire gulf of Naples.
MOUNT FAITO: Mount Faito offers one of the best views in Italy. You can admire the bay of Naples, Mount Vesuvius, the islands of Capri, Ischia and Procida. Situated 1000 metres above sea level, its views are literally breath-taking! You can also take advantage of fully escorted tours around Monte Faito and taste local produce, ideal for walkers and mountain lovers.
SHOPPING: The Amalfi coast offers unique local, hand-crafted produce; varieties of limoncello (lemon liquer), coral jewellery and artifacts, inlaid wooden pictures and jewellery boxes, ceramics and real leather shoes. Don't miss browsing among the typical little shops that line the narrow village streets selling handmade items on which these beautiful surroundings are reproduced.
RESTAURANTS: You really are spoilt for choice! Wherever you go you can sample genuine local dishes and wines prepared according to tradition from fine wines, pasta and fish dishes to original Italian pizzas.You can enjoy a pizza and an Italian beer or glass of wine for less than £10 a head. Alternatively, you can experience the delicious, freshly caught seafood and more up market restaurants, which offer a range of pasta and seafood specialities.
BEACHES: The Amalfi coast offers sandy beaches, crystal-clear seawater, rocky coastlines and charming marinas. There are so many beaches to choose from! For enthusiasts of marine life, diving centres operate in all seasons, with snorkeling and scuba equipment.