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In the fantastic scenery of Praiano the 'Heart of the Coastal Amalfitana' Villa Mariapia is found, a house built on a rocky wall to peak on the sea.The house is very near to the beach of Praiano and is easy to be reached afoot. Besides, there is cave on the sea level between the bluff and the house, attainable from the sea. The stop of the bus is found really closed the Villa. Near to the Villa there is the famous night club 'L'Africana' that from 2010 became a lounge plain bar host to many stars of the show and had the best local and international artists. You can found restaurant characteristic and particular just a few meter far on spectacular pedestrian path on the coast. The sea is under the balconies and, if you desire, you can plunge you inside, literally. There is small swimming pool. The villa has big terraces it is possible to catch the sun and to have meal to the open one. the Saracen tower of about 1500 that is hosting an exhibition of paintings and pottery stands majestic
Christmas in Praiano: The Christmas in Coastal Amalfitana is fantastic there are very beautiful demonstrations to Positano, Amalfi, Ravello
Every year, since 1606, Praiano inhabitants used to decorate its balconies, terraces, gardens with lighting system composed by wax and oil. This custom handed from 1599, when Dominican Monks came to the Monastery of Santa Maria a Castro, placed on the hill above Praiano.“Luminaria” is an Event which comes true every year from August 1st to August 4th to celebrate San Domenico.On August 4th , very early in the morning (the first Mass is at 6.30 am), Praiano celebrates San Domenico’s Festival.“Luminaria” has a particular meaning: Domenico’s Mother, before giving him birth, she dreamed a dog with a torch in his mouth to burn the world. So when Domenico was born he had to diffuse “God’s word all over the world”.
Garden and the Saracen Towers: In the villa there are beautiful garden with secular trees
Near the villa there is a famous 'Towel Suppraiano' the tower of Praiano that witnesses the villa was built for stopping the Saracen invasions around 1500 after cristo.'Grotte Incantate' (enchanted grottoes) This time the audience will be able to experience the emotion of a concert in a sea grotto( Around last Week of August). Swim along the bay of Praiano, discovering the wonderful marine grottoes of Suppraiano,Le Grotticelle,Fontana Dell'altare, and Il Forno.. Instructors from the association swimtrekking will accompany you on a swimming visit of the coastline to arrive at the grotto where the concert will be held.On the occasion of the visit to the path of the gods or to assist to the concerts is possible to effect an excursion with Guides. an other interesting event is white night in Praiano that realizes it around the 10th of August.
shopping and restaurants: Below the mountain called St. Angelo a Tre Pizzi which stands 364 m, there is a church dedicated to St. Maria a Castro surrounded by some wonderful flora and fauna that is so typical in these mountain areas and this is also where the monastery of St. Domenico is situated. From this magnificent place you can admire a breathtaking view overlooking Vettica Maggiore, Positano, Li Galli and Capri’s island.
The first official document regarding this place is dated 1599, a document of Naples University that allowed the monks to build the monastery.
The interior structure is composed of two levels, on the first one there are four cells and a kitchen, on the ground floor an oven and cistern.
In the inside church there are many paintings. On the walls on the left nave there is one dating back to 1430 called Madonna delle Grazie, and recently removed sections of the wall allow most part of work to be seen.
I Vincenzo Cuomo , the son of the owners, I witnessed the creation from nothing of this place fascinating and charming for the holidays, thanks to the enormous sacrifices of my parents, who are deprived of many things in their lives : ' My father worked as a machinist on large commercial ships , sacrificing the affections of the family and this has allowed us to build a piece at a time, this fantastic property . My mother had the patience to stay without my father , because of the distance. the management of the villa was and is done at the household level , and my brother who helped build it , dealing with the maintenance of the structure. While I was helping technically the project undertaken by my family I became a deck officer in the Merchant Marine , now with the title of Captain, after many difficulties I hope eventually to be able to devote myself entirely to tourism activity that we have created . All together we go ' Today ' to realize our dream of seeing , grow this company to offer our visitors a wonderful memory of this piece of paradise.
Giulia Marrocco or Vincenzo Cuomo purchased this villa in 1950
The Villa Maria Pia is very close to the beach of Praiano, which is easy to reach by walking from the visitor along a path that runs along the sea and is situated at the mouth of the rough valley 'of the Firth of Marina di Praia', in watch this coast is the famous 'Torre a Mare' of medieval origin and below the beautiful reef that surrounds the path that the tourists can reach the beach of Praiano or down a few stairs from the main road. Along this street you can admire the beautiful coast to Conca dei Marini, the Gulf of Salerno to tip Licosa one hand while the West 'The rock of the ego' emerges from the water as the tip of a huge lance. Today Marina di Praia is a popular seaside town, joined by thousands of hikers due to its characteristic position between two tall cliffs where the guest can also find delicious local snack to eat fresh fish just caught by local fishermen, visitors will also bars and small beach resorts with sun beds and umbrellas. The Traveler's lover trekking in the area can find walks that are famous for their exquisite beauty, as the 'Path of the Gods.' Even today, the pleasure of watching the horizon gives me a feeling of great serenity and relaxation, people who come to Villa MariaPia, all have the impression of living a beautiful dream from which no longer want to wake up. Today we are all united to make sure that our structure, with family management, to grow by: my father 'John' on the go, even now that he is retired, the cultivation of gardens with tomatoes and other types of fruit trees, and the work still continues to do to help in every possible way, my mother 'Mariapia', which is also the name of Villa 'MariaPia' that takes care of the flower with all the gardens, my brother ' Luca 'in charge of maintenance and' I Vincenzo 'Finally, with the help of my wife' Julia ', I deal with the administrative part of the booking and reception of guests, my wife also with my sister' Ada 'also deals with the arrangement of the apartments and rooms
You will learn how to cook traditional dishes with ingredients rigorously simple and genuine. We rely on a very professional company who provides great cars and minivans for all your needs,, private excursions and transfers to and from the structure to the airport or railway station of Naples, Salerno train station etc. we have. we have the possibility to organize the transfer from the airport to the Villa by beautiful limousine or van (driver speaks English),
- we have a free service car to the groceries, which directly pick up our guests from the Villa free to buy something,
- for any emergency we have a physician ready professional to intervene for every necessity of health,
- we have conventions with different restaurants on sea and two societies for sea transports and for daily excursions along the coast like Capri, Positano etc. They directly pick-up our guests from the little pier of the Villa. We also have a company for excursion to Pompei, Vesuvio, Paestum, etc...
- near the villa we have a famour restaurant & club with living and disco music (Africana Nigh club)
- we have an adjoining apartment to the rented ones and for any help you can call us by an intercom,
- the tourist office of Praiano furnished us brochures that we leave in the apartments for our clients,
- we have wi- fi system that you can use paying an extra,
- we have the lift from our parking till buffet breakfast room, from here there are 30 steps to the villa.
Villa Mria Pia rents apartments. The position is optimal, the stop of the bus is seen the access of the Villa, it has the descent deprived to sea that our clientele can use for accessing the sea and to visit to swimming the beautiful cave that is found to few meters from small wharf where you can plunge. The beach and the restaurants can be reached afoot also by a romantic walk that coasts along the sea and the famous Tower “Torre A Mare”, tower built in the epoch of the Saracens to defend from those people who tried to land for invading and to make violence of the coastal people.The rooms are realized in characteristic and romantic style 'Vietrese', that is with the famous ceramics that has become a world boast of the coastal Amalfitana, all with sight sea, conditioned air, tv sat, frigobar, cassette safety, hair dryer, control centralized doors and windows. The suites have all you bathe endowed with tub and shower hydro massage. we are around 600 meter from the center.
Other Activities: to visit museums and archaeological sites,
the rate are for one unit not for 12 sleep
From 2012 the manager of property accept like a deposit only a credit card in case of any damage.
while in the price of week there are all inclusive. while the extra is the parking that the cost will be 10 euro for low season each day, 15 euro for medium and high season each day and for car (in case of big van you will pay 5 euro more).it is possible to
please for tems of payment look on my web site villamariapia-praiano.com or ask me by e-mail
regards Vincenzo or Giulia