Apartment | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 6
Experience the south of Italy the authentic way, with your very own rustic apartment overlooking the bay of Naples. This beautiful apartment is located in one of the most historic villas in Sorrento, Villa Rufola, which lies on the exquisite Capo di Sorrento. The apartment is more like a mini villa, with it's own private entry, is 140 square metres with a 600 square foot garden and a small guest house. The rocky beach of the famous Bagni della Regina Giovanna are only minutes walk from the villa . This magnificent property lies in a valley of olives and lemons trees with the most breathtaking panorama of the Gulf of Naples. An ideal place for a family holiday or a group of friends.
The apartment sleeps 6 and is on two floors. The first floor comprises a large lounge opening up onto a beautiful terrace and garden where you can eat and have a drink out side overlooking the bay of Naples. Upstairs there are three bedrooms, two are en suite. The master bedroom has two balconies overlooking the beautiful view of the sea.
Easy transport by boat to the romantic islands of Capri, Ischia, Positano and Amalfi. By train, you can also reach the famous city of Pompei and the beautiful city of Naples. The trains run from the centre of Sorrento which can be reached by foot (20 mins) or, just a few steps from the apartment, a bus service (every 15 mins) takes you to the centre and main piazzas of Sorrento, to the
beautiful shops, restaurants and bars in just five minutes. Across from the
apartment there is a small mini market, a restaurant and a bar, all on your door step. Large lounge, a sit-in kitchen, large terrace,three bedroom, three bathroom, one toilet with shower, central heating and air conditioning, washing machine, toster, kettle, television, outside sunloungers with the amazing views of the sea where dining al fresco is exquisite an italian dream come true.
|Size||Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||beach of Regina Giovanni 1 km|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Access||Car not necessary, Wheelchair users|
|Nearest Amenities||2 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: there's is a bus that goes from the airport t 60 km, 55 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, Sea view|
|General||Central heating, Air conditioning, TV|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Cooker, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms, 2 En suites and 1 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Double beds (2), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden|
|Access||Wheelchair users, Secure parking|
The Campania region
Located in the southern part of Italy, Campania sits at the front of the "boot" and boasts an excellent stretch of coastline along the Tyrrhenian Sea. It governs the isle of Capri, as well as five provinces – Avellino, Benevento, Caserta, Naples and Salerno. The skyline of the capital city of Naples is filled with the sight of the infamous Mount Vesuvius, still very much an active volcano.
In the rich volcanic soil and warm sea breezes of Campania grow some of Italy's most gorgeous and healthy fruits and vegetables. The incomparable San Marzano tomato thrives there, along with basil, garlic, peppers, broccoli rabe, olive and citrus trees, forming the simple but delicious basis for many of the dishes for which the region is famous. Campania is the proud mother of three of Italy's best-recognized contributions to the food scene: macaroni, pizza and tomato sauce. Since the region is also acclaimed for its fabulous water buffalo mozzarella cheese, it's no wonder some remarkable combinations have resulted.
Pasta is without a doubt central to the Campanian diet, and being made with Durum wheat, they are both hearty and healthy. The favored shapes are largely tubular (great for holding all those luscious sauces!). Calamaretti, made in and around Naples, is a ringed pasta that looks like calamari slices and is traditionally dyed with squid ink for color and flavor. Ditalini are small short pasta tubes. Macaroni or elbows, the curved tubes so familiar to Americans, got their start in Campania. Mostaccioli, or "little mustaches", is a common cut similar to penne ziti, which also hails from the region. Spaghetti and ziti are perfect pairings for many of Campania's simple tomato sauces.
Sorrento Coast - Vico Equense
Situated on a terrace overlooking the splendid Amalfi coastline, Sorrento is imbued with charm and echoes of the ancient past. Its position is perfect, affording a stunning panorama of the bay of Naples, but its list of attributes is replete. Parks, villas, orange, lemon and olive groves, picturesque narrow streets and resplendent weather, have ensured a steady stream of visitors to the town throughout the year and over the centuries. The town does suffer irregular building projects, but even this has not greatly overshadowed its rustic sea side town appeal.
The name of the town has its origins in antiquity and derives from a Greek word meaning "Flowing" due to the form of the town which appears to flow over the limestone tuff on which the town stands, defining the edge of the cliffs.
Curving along the coastline, erosion has carved the rock-face over the centuries into the majestic crags which climb to the skyline, forming the world renowned beauty of the Amalfi coast. Its legendary origins derive from the word Siren or Mermaids, mythical feminine creatures with celestial voices and hideous aspect, whose hands and songs lured unsuspecting sailors to the terror of the rocks, breaking their ships and wreaking romantic and tragic havoc.
Sorrento's history is connected to the ancient Island of Lipari, originally colonized in 8 B.C. by Corinthians who, exploring the lands, later settled in neighboring Sorrento. With the arrival of Imperial Rome, Sorrento was allied to the Romans, and to this day, the city centre bears testimony in the classically Roman layout of the streets to the presence of the Empire.
In the Middle Ages Sorrento fell into the hands of the Goths and the Byzantines, but resisted and repelled the advances of the Lombards of Benevento despite a siege. Due to Sorrento's proximity to the sea however, it was often raided and sacked in the 1500's by Pirates and sailors from the Harbor Town of Pisa, which led to the construction of the numerous watch towers along the coast.
Sorrento's charm lies in part in its sun drenched rustic simplicity. Quaint artisan workshops packed together onto a maze of medieval alleys, with the inevitable mix of locals and tourists bustling through the centre. The long shadows cast across uneven cobbled streets from overhanging balconies and terraces which almost meet overhead. Just enough space remains for washing to be strung out to dry Italian style from above, spanning the street in the Italian afternoon sun.
Sorrento itself maywell be the ideal destination,as it offers seaside splendor coupled with easy access to the other points of interest: you can take a train to Pompeii or Naples, a ferry to Capri, and buses or boats tothe other towns strung along the Amalfi coast
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