This charming bed and breakfast is located in the heart of the historical centre of Rome, near the Coliseum, the Roman Forum, Trajan's Market, the Victorian and the Basilica of Santa Maria Maggiore.The atmosphere is intimate and each room has its own ensuite bathroom with shower cabin and is equipped with hairdryer, safe, courtesy kit and free Wi-Fi.
The historical villa is situated in upper Positano, high above the clear blue waters of the Amalfi Coast. All the rooms are well-equipped with an en-suite bathroom and private terrace with magnificent seaviews. Guests can also soak up the Positano sun on a panoramic-view terrace during the spring and summer seasons. During the winter months the hotel is fully heated. The hotel staff will gladly help organize excursions. Ferries leave for Capri and Naples every 60 minutes during the high season.
Sorrento: is well connected to all the attractions of the Amalfi Coast and the archaeological sites of Campania. From Sorrento you can take the ferry to Capri, the slow Circumvesuviana train to Pompeii, Herculaneum, and Naples, and bus (or drive) to the Amalfi coast. You can also make frequent trips by hydrfoil from Sorrento to Capri, Naples, Ischia, Amalfi, and Positano.
Capri: Famous for the "Blue Grotto" (Grotta Azzurra), the small and charming island of Capri has but two towns, Capri and Anacapri. You can get each around on foot and take a bus between them.
Positano: Positano made the transition from sleepy fishing villages into one of Italy's most popular resort towns. Built into the steep seaside slope, it offers amazing views.
Amalfi: it was a very powerful town and the first Sea Republic in Italy. Amalfi is now a peaceful resort town with great views.
The estate is surrounded by terraced gardens with grapevines and fruit trees. The rooms are decorated with pieces of antique furniture. The surrounding area offers plenty of destinations for excursions: the Greek ruins in Paestum are close by, as are several medieval castles. Guests can relax in the hotel swimming pool with a Jacuzzi.
Cilento national park: has been declared World Heritage Site by UNESCO and it is the second largest in Italy. It boasts 100 km of coastline and a wild, mountainous interior sprinkled with historic villages still wedded to a traditional way of life.
Castellabate: is incredibly atmospheric. It's dominated by a 12th-century castle,
Santa Maria di Castellabate: at the heart of the historic centre there is a sandy beach, surrounded by noble palazzi and fishermen's houses.
Cilento special food: try fried fresh anchovies with bread, olives and tomatoes and linguine with baby squid and broad beans.
San Marco di Castellabate: you can walk the picturesque coastal path along Cape Licosa, follow a donkey track through pine forests to the top of Mount Licosa for wonderful views, or take a boat to a tiny island that's inhabited by lizards.
Ancient Paestum: with some of the best-preserved Greek temples in Europe.
The 4-star hotel is perched on a cliff overlooking the Aeolian Sea. A stone stairway leads straight down to the beach. One of the hotel's most popular features is the rooftop terrace with a Jacuzzi. The spectacular views extend across the sea to the volcanic island of Stromboli. Many of the individually decorated rooms have sea views. The bright colors and bold patterns serve as a reminder that Africa is not far away.
Tropea: carries that typical Italian atmosphere – full of life and light and sounds in the summer and it is very cosy and not so cold in the winter either. And then there are the white sand beaches of Tropea
Amantea: offers the relaxed atmosphere of the Italian sea towns with wide-spreading beaches, a remarkable sea-front full with places to stop by and pick an ice-cream or listen to the street musicians or just walk along in the evenings.
Pizzo: there is the cosy piazza where you are surrounded by the facades of houses which for centuries have been witnessing visitors who come to wonder and admire the beauty of Pizzo and to sit outside in one of the numerous cafés and taste their own black tartufo (a typical ice-cream).
Famous image: Mount Etna behind Greek amphitheatre To Sicily Distance: 160 km Travel time: 2:30 h
The route follows the Tyrrhenian Sea to Villa San Giovanni. You will travel by ferry from there to Sicily. From the port city of Messina you will continue to Taormina in the shadow of Mount Etna. The ferry leaves every 15 minutes and the trip takes 30 minutes.
The hotel commands one of the best views on the island, taking in the lush, almost subtropical hotel garden, then the botanical park of Taormina and finally the deep blue Ionian Sea, which gradually merges with the blue sky. The location is a paradise for photographers and anyone in need of sunshine and relaxation. Simple meals can be taken at the hotel. A wide selection of restaurants is available in the vicinity.
Greek Theater: The theater, built into the hillside, has excellent acoustics and spectacular views of the sea and Mt. Etna
Medieval Quarter: A clocktower gate serves as the starting point for Taormina's picturesque medieval section with its narrow streets and old shops now selling modern clothing, crafts, and souvenirs
Corso Umberto: the lively main street through town, Corso Umberto, is lined with shops and bars. One of the best squares is Piazza IX Aprile with great sea views.
Piazza del Duomo: a Baroque fountain with a centaur, the symbol of Taormina, is at the center of square
Medieval Castle and Madonna della Rocca: The ruins of a medieval castle are in a picturesque position at the top of Monte Tauro where you'll find outstanding views. There's also a sanctuary from 1640, Madonna della Rocca.
Near Taormina - Beaches: below Taormina there are beaches, coves and a peaceful sea perfect for swimming. There are paths between the town and the coast.
Near Taormina - Mount Etna: There are many day tours available to Mount Etna. The scenic Circumetnea Railroad circles Mount Etna and stops at several villages. Mount Etna offers good hiking and skiing.