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).
The hotel has aimed to preserve cave dwellings, pathways, stairways and courtyards. Guests can enjoy the restaurant, which offers local specialities in a warm rustic atmosphere. The historical and architectural value of the hotel itself makes this an unforgettable cultural and recreational experience for all the guests.
Matera's “Sassi”: The “Sassi” (literally: “stones”) are probably the first thing you think about when we talk about Matera.
Cathedral: on the top of the hill of the city there is the Cathdral which offers an amazing view of the “sasso Barisano”
Rupestrian Churches: These places of worship are dig into the tuff rock with their architectural virtuosity and their frescos are exceptional works of art and they are a distinctive tract of all Matera’s territory
Historic Center: Piazza Vittorio Veneto is a lively square with several churches and cafes and Roman remains. The square's fountain has a colored light display at night.
he masseria is an organic farm producing wine, olive oil, jams and herbs. This fresh produce goes into the meals prepared in the outstanding restaurant, where guests can experience Apulian cuisine at its absolute best. The nearest beach is just 5 km away (free shuttle service provided).
Ostuni: the White City of Ostuni can be seen in the distance from many places around Fasano perched on a hill about 30 minutes drive to the east along the SS16
Polignano a Mare: about 20 minutes drive up the SS16 to the north west is the amazing town of Polignano a Mare perched high over the ocean on vertical cliffs, don't forget your camera!
Alberobello: if you are inquisitive about the trulli homes you see dotted about the countryside then a trip to Alberobello is a must, just over a pleasant half hour drive along the SS172dir to the south west.
Cisternino: about 35 mins drive through some attractive back lanes is the market town of Cisternino complete with peaceful historical centre and views over the Valle d'Itria.
The organic farm features olive trees, vineyards, almond orchards and cherry orchards. The main building on the farm was built in the 19th century and was recently renovated to preserve the original structure. The manor house with its forty chimneys, the surrounding round-roof houses and a cave close to the main house illustrate the long history of the people who have lived and worked here. From the swimming pool on the ground guests can relax and enjoy the views.
Chiesa Sant'Anna: is only one of four synagogues that once serviced the community. They were all converted to churches in the 14th century but there has been talk of re-converting Sant'Anna into a Jewish cultural centre.
Cathedral: surrounded by a rare light and space, the dramatic seafront cathedral is dedicated to St Nicholas the Pilgrim, famous for being foolish.
Museo Diocesano: you will find a fantastic collection of friezes, architraves, tombstones and capitals alongside archaeological finds and more typical church furnishings.
Castle: two hundred metres north of the cathedral is Trani’s other major landmark, the vast, almost modernist Swabian castle built by Frederick II in 1233. Charles V later strengthened the fortifications, and it was used as a prison from 1844 to 1974.
Villa Comunale: in the early evening the passeggiata will be in full swing around the port. Join the crowds and make your way around to the Villa Comunale, Trani's lovely public park. It has absolutely gorgeous views of the cathedral with the sun setting behind it.