Villa Holiday on the Beach Sea offers a very beautiful panorama of the Gulf of Naples, of the village of Seiano, which is just ten minutes from the house on foot. It lies 600 mt.from the centre of Vico Equense where you will find shops, restaurant and the train station. The house is in a strategic position and is a perfect refuge for anyone intending to discover the beautiful places along the coast or the nearby archaeological sites.By car or by train Sorrento, Pompeii ,Herculaneum and Naples can all be reached in little time.The house has 2 private car parking space.
Villa Holiday on the Sea is a charming, secluded, relaxing place to visit, with top rate facilities and a welcoming, helpful host and free WIFI .
Vico Equense offers a glimpse of Italian life away from the main tourist trail, but close enough to access and enjoy the attractions of Pompeii, Herculaneum, Vesuvius, Naples, and Sorrento for day trips. The train station is a ten minute walk and all of the above can be easily reached within an hour. Take the bus from Sorrento to Positano for a stunning view of the Amalfi coast. Alternatively you can walk for 200 yards from Villa Holiday to a small beach ,port for boat hiring and harbour with great restaurants.During the summer months there is also a hydrofoil service "Metrò del mare" witch links the harbour at Vico Equense with Capri.
With so much to visit, Villa Holiday's terrace is the perfect place to relax over a long breakfast or watching the sun go down.
Villa: 6 - 8 persons; 4 room(s), of which 3 Bedroom(s), Duplex, Closet, Open-plan kitchen, Living room, 2 shower rooms, 3 Terraces, 2 Balconies. Surface area : 120 m2 / 1130 sqft. Private park, with gatekeeper.
|Size||Sleeps up to 8, 3 bedrooms|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms of which 2 family bathrooms and 2 shower rooms, Solarium or roof terrace|
|Nearest beach||Seiano 700 m|
|Access||Car not necessary|
|Nearest Amenities||500 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Capodichino International Airport -Naples 35 km, Nearest railway: Vico Equense 1 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner, Yes, smoking allowed|
|Luxuries||Fireplace, Internet access, DVD player, Sea view|
|General||Central heating, Air conditioning, TV, Video player, CD player, Safe, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Furniture||Double Beds (1), Sofa Beds (1), Single Beds (2), Cots available (1), Dining seats for 8, Lounge seats for 4|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair available|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace|
|Access||Secure parking, Not suitable for wheelchair users|
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Villa in a private park, with a completely independent entrance from the outside ,end has been recently renovated and offers a very beautiful panorama of the Gulf of Naples,of the village of Seiano.2 private car-parking spaces
Saturday is both the day of arrival and the day of departure and the minimum rental period is one week. The arrival/departure must take place as follows:
Arrival between 5 p.m. and 8 p.m.,
Departure between 8 a.m. and 10 a.m.
Felix means luck, and you will soon understand why the Italian region Campania is called "Campania Felix". The inhabitants are known for their high spirits.
A holiday in Campania offers beauty, drama, history, culture, sun and sea, all at once. You will find the wonderful Amalfi Coast with classic cities such as Ravello, Amalfi and Positano. But also the Sorrento peninsula and the view over the Naples bay and the volcano Vesuvius, which watches over the landscape and which despite its powers does not discourage the inhabitants from living close to its fertile slopes. If you are in Campania, you will soon feel the magic, romance and charm which surround the region.
The landscape of Campania.
Large cities in Campania: Naples, Caserta, Benevento and Salerno
Naples, which is the capital of Campania, has its own history, character and melody. The city is situated by one of the most beautiful bays in the Mediterranean Sea, and there is a striking contrast between sunny piazzas and dark narrow streets, fine Baroque churches and futuristic skyscrapers.
Caserta is a charming city with The Reggia di Caserta (Royal Palace), designed by Vanvitelli, with its Park and English Garden, was built in the mid 18th century on commission of the king of Naples, who wanted it to rival the Palace of Versailles.
Benevento has a long and important history and is, among others, known for its beautiful triumphal arch which was built under the emperor Trajan.
Salerno in the south is beautifully located to the sea. Large parts of the city were exposed to heavy bombardments during World War II, which is why parts of the city are of a more modern style.
The landscape of Campania
Campania has a rich countryside with beautiful coastal stretches, beautiful islands, mountains and rivers.
Tourist attractions in Campania
Naples is a true gem if you like arts or are interested in history, as you will find undreamt-of possibilities of exploring the many museums of Naples. Among others, visit the archaeological national museum, the Duomo, or the king's castle, Castle Nuovo, from the 17th century, the famous opera house or the fortress from the 13th century.
For people interested in theatre and music, Naples is a true paradise and you will also find wonderful culinary experiences here.
Along the beautiful Amalfi Coast, you will find Pompeii; the city that was buried under ashes and pumice stone during the eruption of Vesuv in A.D. 79. The city was hidden in a magic sleep for one and a half millennium. Thanks to the excavations that started in 1748, you can now step into the Antiquity world and get insight into the everyday Roman life. You can walk the streets and pavements laid during Antiquity and watch market halls, temples and well-preserved private homes.
The Sorrento peninsula is, despite a certain turnout of tourists, a wonderful experience. The city spreads up the slopes, and from several spots, you can enjoy a fantastic panorama of the Naples bay.
Gastronomic characteristics of Campania
Campania may be best known for being the home country of the pizza. But Campania has a lot more delicious things to offer. You will find lots of wonderful, fresh fish while the cuisine in the more central parts of Campania often consists of venison and other sorts of meat. Like in many other parts of Italy, they also eat a lot of lamb and pork in Campania.
Campania has a lot of exciting natural ingredients such as lemon, forest fruits, truffles, mushrooms, hazel nuts, figs, chestnuts and wonderful cheeses and sausages. The well-known cheese, Mozzarella di Buffala, also originates from here.
Some of Italy's best restaurants are on the Sorrento peninsula, e.g. try Don Alfonso and Torre del Saracino in Vico Equense( 2 stars Michelin).
In recent years, a large number of very exciting and good vineyards have popped up in Campania with fantastic wines on local grape sorts. Among the best known wines are the red wine Taurasi, which is made from the aglianico grape. If you like wine, you can combine a trip with a visit to one of the best vineyards in Campania; Feudi di San Gregorio, Mastroberardino, Salvatore Molettieri, Antonio Caggiano, Terredora di Paolo, Cantina del taburno, Villa Matilde, Caputo, Luigi Maffini and Marisa Cuomo.
The climate of Campania
The climate of Campania is mild with many hours of sunshine. In the hottest months, the temperature in the daytime is approximately 30 degrees.
Vico Equense is a town of Penisola Sorrentina, a territory whose great resource is natural beauty. Sorrento is the most popular tourist destination but the Penisola Sorrentina includes other towns as well, such a Massa Lubrense, with its picturesque hamlets, Nerano and sant'Agata sui due Golfi (between the two gulfs, Naples and Salerno); Punta Campanella, a beatiful marine reserve; Castellamare di Stabia is famous for the thermal baths and for excavations (together with Pompei and Ercolano) Sant'Agnello is a picturesque territory whose main products are citruses, Meta di Sorrento has a precious basilica dedicated to Madonna del Lauro.
The inner part of territory is interesting too: for example Agerola, Pimonte, the village situated "apud montes"; Lettere; Gragnano famous for its most typical product, pasta. Vico Equense has a strategic geographic position, not far from the most interesting towns and tourist places of Campania, Amalfi coast is part of the same penisula but it is on the Gulf of Salerno.
So staying in Vico Equense means the possibility to reach easily the famous towns of Amalfi Coast, for example the town of fashion, Positano; the town of music, Ravello, and the wonderful Amalfi. But also the other towns of Amalfi coast are not far from Sorrento coast, for example Praiano, Furore, Conca dei Marini, Minori and Maiori. The excavations of Pompei, Ercolano and Cilento Coast can be easily reached, too.
Vico Equense was built on a tough rock and was already inhabited in VI century B.C.. The first inhabitants were Osci people, then Etrurians, and Greeks, as the necropolises show. The main resource of the town is tourism. The small beaches are picturesque because hidden among rocks. There are well-equipped tourist facilities, either in Marina di Vico or Marina di Equa. In Vico Equense there is Scrajo mare, one of the most ancient shores of the town. It also has a swimming pool with sulphurous water. Tourists can also have nice and relaxing walks on Faito Mount, the most important mountain of Lattari Mountains, covered by beech woods. In Vico Equense there are many typical products and a delicious gastronomy, including salami seasoned with orange peel or 'caprignetti' (small balls made with goat cheese, kept in oil).
The ancient area of Vico Equense is interesting and going from Piazza Umberto I to the castle is a relaxing and nice walk.
In Via Filangieri there is the beautiful Baroque church dedicated to saints Ciro and John and the town hall, while in Vescovado hamlet there is the XIV century church dedicated to Our Lady of the Annunciation. Museo Mineralogico Campano is an interesting museum dedicated to minerals: engineer Pasquale Discepolo collected more than 3500 fossil samples from all over the world, such as the fossil of Ciro, the small dinosaur found in the territory of Benevento and findings coming from northern Africa
.Campania in 2012 is still one of the most interesting regions of seasonal cooking and higher-quality, finishing in third place, with 21 restaurants with one star and seven with two stars, in terms of "Michelin stars" in the special Italian. Despite not having any of the three stars, in the province of Naples in fact are six restaurants can boast two Michelin stars, two of which - the Olivo Anacapri and the Four Steps to the excellent chef Antonio Mellino Nerano / Sorrento ) - just awarded the second star. The Sorrento Peninsula is home to the confirmation taste, with eight starred restaurants in Vico Equense, Sorrento and Massa Lubrense, with Vico Equense that can boast four starry - one of which, the "Torre del Saracino" with two stars, and "L 'Along "," The Maxi "and" L'Antica Osteria Nonna Rosa "with a star
Scrajo Termhals in Vico Equense overlooks one of the most beautiful views of the Sorrentine Peninsula. A modern complex with thermal baths, a health center, a beach characterized by sulphureous elements in the water.
Water type: sulphureous – salty- bromine - iodic water.
Pathology treatments: pathologies and preventionof the osteoarticular apparatus, the respiratory, the dermatological and the ginecological one.
Feast of Pacchianelle.
On January 6, Epiphany, "All the holidays are over," there is the Feast of Pacchianelle, a traditional and characteristic expression of Vico Equense Christmas, which each year attracts many locals and tourists. The festival, created between January 6, 1909 by Pasquale Somma of the Order of Minims of St. Francesco di Paola, is organized every year by the Minims of the convent of San Francesco di Paola San Vito and the fraction of lay association called "Friends of Pacchianelle "and consists of a nativity scene that leads procession through the streets of the town from the hilltop town of San Vito to the urban centre of Vico Equense. Participants in the procession, men women and children wearing costumes inspired by the eighteenth-century Neapolitan nativity scenes and become farmers, fishermen, pizza chefs, bakers, wine makers, shopkeepers and craftsmen of ancient crafts, bringing a gift to baby Jesus the traditional products of the earth, the sea and their work. The march "participate" Three Wise Men on horseback with their rich clothes and ornaments of the Holy Family, which by tradition closes the procession surrounded by fishing barefoot. All this is accompanied by the sound of bagpipes that make the climate even more of great festivity. To the traditional scenes there are others which go to enrich the event. The meeting is at about 15:00 on 6 January, when the bells of the convent of San Vito to play party to indicate the start of the procession.
The Living Nativity.
The living Nativity of St. Saviour is a show that for almost 20 years has held forth in the festive scene equense earth, and certainly best remembered, - than others. The first performance, was released in December 1982, thanks to the spontaneous emergence of a youth group curated and coordinated by Ms Titina Di Palma, who later became a fact of the event organizers of all the years following. It was a reproduction of the Nativity and the Adoration of the Magi simply reproduced in the square outside the church. A few key scenes and characters. Sore to the public liked, and it is enough as an idea for something bigger. And in fact in later editions there has always been greater participation by the people of San Salvatore - adults and kids-organization of the event, and not only thanks to the active participation of Salvatore Salvatore Ferraro and Starace. Many more people wanted to participate, take part in this passion play. It was decided to widen and lengthen the path on which they arranged the scenes. Forty / fifty scenes unfolded along the alleys of the village, which grew around a crib. In the years that were designed amazingly realistic backgrounds. Ms Titin recalled that preparations began at least two months before, because everything was finished in time: costumes, tools, set designs. Countless nights spent working in the houses or in cellars. Again this year, has revived the desire to restart the organizers of the nativity scene. A positive event: for the community, but also a way to explore an area of the Sorrento peninsula, connected, perhaps, even the good old days. (Borgo San Salvatore)