Appartamento Ulisse I
from £91 /night help Price for guests, Nights approx:
from £91 /night help Price for guests, Nights approx:
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Cottage / 1 bedrooms / sleeps 2 Home 170698
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Cottage / 1 bedrooms / sleeps 2
Appartamento Ulisse I is a characteristic two-story cottage. It sleeps two people. From Appartamento Ulisse I you will enjoy a nice view of the valley. Appartamento Ulisse I is 60 square meters (645 square feet). It features a shared swimming pool, a private terrace and winter heating.
You will be roughly 3.5 km (2.2 miles) from Ravello, where you will find restaurants. You will find a grocery store at 500 meters (550 yards), the stop for the SITA bus Amalfi - Ravello line at 400 meters (1300 feet) and the closest beach (Castiglione di Ravello beach) at 300 meters (approximately 990 feet). You will reach Appartamento Ulisse I from the parking area going up an external stairway which consists of approximately 25 steps.
To stay at Appartamento Ulisse I you will need a car. You will be able to park it inside the entrance gate.
Appartamento Ulisse I is one of the holiday homes available in a small complex. Please find a general description of the complex below, and please scroll further down for a description of Appartamento Ulisse I.
The apartments Ulisse are part of a small complex consisting of an ancient villa and two annexed buildings.
The small complex is situated on the slope of a narrow valley known as the Valley of the Dragon; it is located directly above the residential area of Atrani and beneath the residences of Ravello.
Guests will have access to a large garden that extends onto terraces along the steep sloping sides of the valley, as well as a lovely swimming 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 on 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 in front of the house.
Descending by this path, you will pass through the center of Atrani, where you will find stores and restaurants; here, you will also find easy access to the beach. The pathway contains 300 stairs.
You will reach the swimming pool from Residence Villa Rosa going up a short walkway that includes approximately 25 stairway steps. The pool is 5.5 meters (18 feet) large by 14 meters (46 feet) long, from 1.20 meter (4 feet) to 1.8 meters (6 feet) deep. The swimming pool area is equipped with sun loungers and external showers. From the swimming pool you will enjoy a bright view of the valley and of the coastline. You will share the pool with the other guests staying at the complex. It is open from the beginning of June until the end of September.
The terrace is 200 square meters (2150 square feet) large. It is partly shaded by trees. It is equipped with a table, chairs and sun loungers. From the terrace you will enjoy a view of Atrani and of the sea at a distance and of the coastline. You will share the terrace with the other guests staying at the complex.
Other roomsLaundry room
You will be able to reach the laundry room from a terrace. Here you will find a washing machine at your disposal. Bottom FloorLiving Room
The furnishings of the living room are comfortable. The furnishings include a divan bed for one guest. In the living room you will also find a cooking area. The kitchenette is equipped with a four-burner gas cooker, a refrigerator with freezer and an Italian-style coffee-maker. The dining table can accommodate four guests. From the living room you will be able to enter the terrace through a French door. The room has a window with a view of the greenery.
Top FloorBedroom with en-suite bathroom
You will be able to enter the bedroom from the living room going up a spiral staircase. The bedroom has a matrimonial bed (160 cm/62 inches, wider than a queen-size bed). From the bedroom you will be able to enter the terrace through a French door. The room has a window with a view of the greenery and of the valley. This bedroom has an en-suite bathroom, equipped with a washbasin, a toilet and a bathtub.
|Size||Sleeps up to 2, 1 bedrooms|
|Rooms||1 bedroom, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Pool||Shared outdoor pool (heated)|
|Utilities||Cooker, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Furniture||Double beds (1)|
|Outdoors||Shared outdoor pool (heated), Balcony or terrace, Private garden|
|Access||Parking, Suitable for people with restricted mobility, Not suitable for wheelchair users|
|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 Amalfi Coast 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 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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- 7 Years listed
Calendar last updated:09 Oct 2015
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