Sulla strada del faro
Apartment | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 5
Ideal for families and children, the apartment is just 5 minutes walk from the beautiful village of Termini. Termini is a small, safe and friendly village where you will find yourself at home. There is a small supermarket selling all you might need in the piazza as well as a number of restaurants and cafes. For meat lovers, the local butcher is well-known in the area for his delicious sausages "al finocchietto". Make sure you try them on your bbq before you leave. In the village there is also a chemist, playground area, a beautiful swimming pool facing Capri and the best walks of the Costiera with postcard views of the islands and of Monte San Costanzo;
Recently refurnished, the apartment is located on Punta Campanella, at the crossroad between Sorrento and Amalfi Coasts. From here you can have unforgettable day trips to Capri, Ischia, Procida, Pompei and Ercolano, Naples, Amalfi, Positano and Ravello. Punta Campanella is part of a splendid, blue flagged, marine park and sit at the center of a web of hiking trails linking ancient monasteries to pristine beaches, lemon gardens and characteristic fishing villages.
The apartment is elegantly furnished with early XX sec. pieces and has the charm of a truly Italian residence. The spacious terrace is fully equipped to enjoy al fresco dining, with spectacular views of romantic sunsets overlooking Ischia and Procida and Monte San Costanzo. The house has a private lockup garage, and all the comforts you may need to enjoy your holiday in the most relaxed way.
|Size||Sleeps up to 5, 3 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Baia delle sirene, 1.5 km|
|Will consider||House swap, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest Amenities||500 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Napoli 60 km, Nearest railway: Sorrento 11 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Internet access, DVD player, Sea view|
|General||TV, CD player, Telephone, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 En suites, Solarium or roof terrace|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Single beds (1), Double beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 7|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Shared garden, BBQ|
|Further details indoors|
The apartment is on three levels. On the first floor is a private double bedroom with en suite; on the second floor there are two bedrooms, one bathroom, kitchen and a living-dining area opening on to the 40 m² terrace; the third floor is a huge roof-terrace with 360 degree views on the sea and Monte S. Costanzo. An inflatable kids pool is available to enjoy afternoon splashes and water games on the terrace.
The apartment can comfortably accommodate 5 people. The three bedrooms include:
1) A master bedroom opening onto the terrace with a king size, 23 memory mattress and antique pieces of furniture.
2) A second large room with a queen bed and en-suite.
3) A single room, with a bunk bed. Perfect for kids.
4) The main bathroom is very large and light-filled, with a very large bathtub and shower.
5) The eat-in kitchen is embellished by Vietri ceramics and is fully-furnished to offer a comfortable and sunny place to cook and entertain.
6) The living area is very airy and flows seamlessly out to the 40 m² terrace with its view of Ischia, Procida and Monte S. Costanzo. In the living room there is comfortable double sofa bed.
|Further details outdoors|
Termini is a small, safe and friendly village where you will find yourself at home. There is a chemist in the piazza, as well as a small supermarket selling all you might need. For meat lovers, the local butcher is well-known in the area for his delicious sausages "al finocchietto". Make sure you try them on your bbq before you leave. The village of Termini is very well connected to all the main beaches of the area. You can easily reach Nerano, Massa Lubrense and Sant'Agata in less than 15 minutes with your car or by bus. The nearest beach is about 1.5 km from Termini.
There are famous trails that departs from Termini, the most popular are the walk to Punta Campanella where you will so close to Capri to think of swimming there; and the hike to Monte San Costanzo, a characteristic hill from which you will have a 360 uninterrupted view of the bay.
"Sulla strada del faro" will cheers you with its unique welcome pack including a variety of typical farmer's products such as a selection of cheeses, salumi, fruit and much more. The content of the welcome pack can be changed according to your wishes and preferences as well as according to our availability.
The apartment also features a laundry and a secure car park - which is of utmost importance on the Costiera where parking is hard to find and expensive.
English-speaking representative will be available via e-mail and phone during your entire stay with us to answer all your questions.
The Campania region
Blessed by the most fabulous climate and geographical position, Campania has been a contested land since its origins. Etruscans, Greeks, Romans and a number of other tribes fought to conquest the bays of Napoli and Salerno around the VIII century BC. During this period the Greeks established important cities in Paestum, Cuma, Ercorlano, and Napoli itself. In 304 BC the Romans took control of the area. Napoli and its bay became the favourite retreat of Roman emperors and patricians.
Greek and Roman relics are literally everywhere in Campania and you will soon get used to spot them all around you. Apart from the UNESCO World Heritage site of Pompei, you can visit the uniquely well-preserved Greek temples of Paestum and the ancient Greek city of Ercolano at the foot of the Vesuvio. You can also admire a number of spectacular Romans relics, villas, temples, and amphitheatres in Capri and in the other islands of the bay, as well as in the nearby Campi Flegrei.
Since the Middle Ages Campania has been ruled by Byzantines, Normans, Hohenstaufen, Anjou, Aragonese and Bourbons. Each of these cultures left its own distinguished heritage in the region, creating one of the most varied and multicultural landscapes in Italy. You can have a fascinating glimpse of these overlapping historical layers in Napoli or in Amalfi, where you can explore the extraordinary mix of cultures and architectonic styles produced by centuries of excellence in commerce within the Mediterranean sea. In Napoli you can also take a tour of the “underground' city where, several meters underground, Greeks remains, Paleo-Christian catacombs and World War II refuges blend into each other.
Campania is however not all projected in the past, and it is not an open-air museum like many other famous Italian tourist destinations. The glories of the past sit casually around, while the everyday life of its exuberant population goes on. The artisans of Campania have been renowned over the centuries for their mastery of ceramics, woodcraft and jewelry. This tradition lives on and their workshops, often clustered in specialized streets whose roots can be traced back to the Middle Ages, attract locals and visitors alike.
Come and enjoy the excellent cuisine! Try the delicious simplicity of buffalo mozzarella with tomato and basil, and of course do not forget that Napoli is the birthplace of pizza. The region is also famous for its seafood, best enjoyed in a lively fish markets or at sunset in one of the picturesque marinas.
The wines of Campania were famous in the Greek and Roman world, thanks to the unique qualities deriving from the rich volcanic soil of the Vesuvio. Thousand of years of wine-making resonate in the names of the region's most celebrated wines like Greco di Tufo, Lacryma Christi, Aglianico, Fiano.
Discover the variety of natural mountain landscapes that Campania has to offer, where peace is broken only by the melodic dialect of its population or the local world-famous folk music. Or have fun in one of the most exciting nightlife of the peninsula!
Massa Lubrense is an old commune composed by 18 borghi (villages). The centre of Massa Lubrense is spectacular with the XVIII century church “Santa Maria delle Grazie” and the Bishop palace just on the edge of the spectacular cliff.
A web of ancient hiking trails departs from the main piazza, linking old monasteries to pristine beaches, and characteristic fishing villages. This network of well-marked paths crosses lemon gardens and olive groves, offering breathtaking views of the Gulfs of Napoli and Salerno, of Mount Vesuvius and of the islands of Capri and Ischia.
Full of excellent restaurants, cafe, and disco, Massa Lubrense is also well known on the Costiera for its nightlife that generally goes on until morning. The 18-19 of July you can assist the beautiful “Sagra del Limone” , where you will discover hundreds of lemon-based recipes.
Termini is definitively one of the most characteristics villages in Massa Lubrense. For long time out of the routes of Neapolitan weekenders, Termini has kept his nature and charm integer. Tanks to the institution of a marine park in Punta Campanella, Termini has recently become one of the main attractions for nature lovers and families on the Costiera.
Termini's astonishing piazza welcomes you with one of the most powerful views of Capri. The kids' playground and the safe environment make the piazza a great place to hang around while planning the next expedition.
The walk to Punta Campanella is unforgettable. The legend wants Punta Campanella to be the place where Ulisses heard the Song of the Sirens... once you arrive down to the lighthouse you will understand why! Capri is so close you can almost touch it, and you will be bewitched by the beauty of the island at the sunset.
The Marine Park of Punta Campanella has preserved a rich marine environment, dominated by the friendly sea turtles that the marine park is trying save and monitor. The nearby bays of Mitigliano and Ieranto offer some of the few uncrowded beaches in the Costiera. On the top of steep cliffs you can spot Saracen watch-towers surrounded by macchia Mediterranea. Ieranto and Mitigliano can be reached on foot, or with a short (and unexpensive) boat ride from the nearby Marina del Cantone.
Termini is also the best place to hike Monte San Costanzo, which at 486 m is the highest hill in Massa Lubrense. From the top of Monte San Costanzo you can enjoy uninterrupted views over the bay of Napoli and the Amalfi Coast. The chapel of San Costanzo, on the summit, dates back to the XV century. In July you can assist to the “processione”, when the local population walk up the hill carrying on their shoulders the statue of the saint.
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3 Nov 2011
"Experience the local Italian lifestyle"
We fell in love with this place the moment we walked in. It is so bright and roomy yet it has an intimate feeling to it. I particularly loved its terrace - having BBQ watching sunset and spending time with my folks there were such memorable and joyous moments of this trip. Sunset every evening was different but they were all beautiful. Don't expect sea view right in front of your eyes but places like that in say Positano would cost triple the price.
We were very lucky with the weather - sunny and warm during daytime and slightly cool at night. We didn't have the urge for a/c during the day as long as we had all the windows opened.
The kitchen utilities were basic but more than sufficient. There were also quite some essential resources (e.g. toiletries, cooking condiments, cleaning agents etc) left behind from either the landlords or the previous tenants so it was very handy especially when we first arrived after a prolonged journey. Don't get me wrong though, the place is not messy at all and in fact it was very clean and well maintained.
There is a free locked-up garage for our apartment right downstairs but we never made use of it. We thought we hired quite a small car for 5 adults but it was too tall for the garage. It did not cause us much troubles though as we always managed to find a parking space right outside our building, and even if we couldn't there were parking spaces in the Piazza (village centre) which is 5 minutes' walk away anyway. Just bear in mind that if you hire a car you should hire the smallest one that you can fit into because most roads in this whole Sorrento/Amalfi Coast regions are winding and narrow.
There is a bus that goes to Sorrento and a few other nearby villages and the bus runs every hour or so. I could survive without a car but having one would save you a lot of time if you stay in Termini. If you like hiking I think you are in for a treat as obviously it is close to several hiking tracks but as I am not so much into hiking I couldn't tell much in here.
There are a few basic shops at the Piazza where you could get necessities from. All these shops are about 5-10 minutes' walk away from the rental. We've also been to two very nice restaurants - Mira Capri which has an outdoor terrace with a beautiful view of Capri; and Pub/Ristorante Eughenes which is a simple local restaurant that serves honest good food at an amazing price. Their Pasta with Zucchini was the dish that I enjoyed most the entire trip. Again these two nice restaurants are only 5-10 mins' walk away from the apartment.
Occasionally there were dogs barking during sleeping hours. I didn't have any problem because I am not a light sleeper, my brother however was woken up a few times by them the first two nights.
Our landlady Laura had been most helpful and accommodating. As much as I believe that Tripadvisor and Holidaylettings do try their very best to verify their advertisers' genuineness, I still had doubts about sending a money to someone who I don't know. Especially at the time when I first emailed Laura there was no user reviews in here yet. But as soon as I received Laura's first email like hours after I sent mine I knew I didn't have to worry. Her replies were always in such details and you could feel her sincerity and patience. All our questions and emails were answered promptly and she even gave us more information than we'd ever expected.
On our day of arrival, Laura's husband waited for us to get in and showed us around the apartment and passed us the keys. They also left us a beautiful basket of locally produced goodies. It was such a nice gesture of them.
Termini is not touristy and it is not anything posh. It is a small village where the locals live. If you want to be surrounded by shops and nightclubs then it is not the place for you.
We however loved the rural feeling about Termini and the opportunity of living like a local. What we did most days was that we drove to places that we wanted to visit during daytime then had early dinner somewhere and bought lots of snacks and drinks for the house so that we (including the designated driver) could relax and hang out on the terrace at night.
I would highly recommend this place if you like places that are off the beaten track and would like to keep your accommodation expense at a reasonable level.
25 Aug 2011
"Good place to chill out"
This is a pleasant place to stay near the tip of the Sorrentine peninsular. It has great views of the sea and the rocky hills and you really feel part of the landscape. Barbecues on the terrace while the sun set over Ischia were a particular highlight. Everything is well arranged and the owner is very helpful. While there are a small number of shops and a couple of restaurants within walking distance, it is remote and you're likely to have to drive to get to beaches and most other places. If you're hiring a car, get the smallest one you can (the roads are narrow and twisting).
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