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XVII Ancient Palace with Golf, Trekking, Traditions Napoletane and Artistic City

3 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 3 - 10 nights

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chateau / country house
Minimum Stay
3 - 10 nights


Photos and Description of this 2 bedroom holiday chateau / country house in Lapio - XVII Ancient Palace

apartment/suite:two bedrooms,two bathrooms, living/dining area sofa bed,kitchen

The exclusive Apartment, appointed with heirloom furnishings, is located in XVII Ancient Palace of historical nature in the region of Irpinia called the green heart of Campania. The territory of Irpinia, 40km east of Naples, is largely mountainous with an intricate network of hills and valleys. A proud tradition of producing wines such as Fiano di Avellino, Greco di Tufo and Taurasi, all of which are classified as DOCG, can be found here.

The current occupants of the Palace, which is also known as the 'Magic House', are descendants of a Neapolitan noble family who took this property as a summer residence since the 1800's. The building is part of a castle of the last Feudal Princes of the 1600's.

From May to late October, Irpinia is home to numerous festivities. In 74 historic centres and 200 villages cellars can be organized with the company owners lunches and wine tasting with local products and wines DOCG Typical local. Local attractions, attainable by car within approximately one hour drive, include the city of Salerno, a noteworthy cultural centre; Amalfi; Positano; Pompei; the Goleto Abbey founded in the year 1114 as a female cloister; Castel del Monte, an octagonal-shaped construction of the 1240's noted for its unique geometric design, is a UNESCO World Heritage Site; the Royal Palace of Caserta, one of the largest Baroque residences erected in Europe during the 18th century, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and Paestum, a major Greco-Roman archaelogical site also of the UNESCO World Heritage. Hydrofoils are available to reach the isles of Capri, Ischia and Procida for day trip excursions.

The apartment consists of one bedroom with double bed and one bathroom with bath/shower and dining/living area with sofa-bed and and fully equipped kitchen, promotional offer, for the second pair of friends or family members, including the cost of the apartment, the yellow junior suite with attached bathroom on the first floor, and three loggias (two off the bedrooms and one off the kitchen) overlooking the garden.

More Details
  • children welcome

Antonio Mottola
Member since: 2013
Speaks English, French, German, Italian
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
2 July, 2016
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About Antonio Mottola

I lived in Napoli, Northern Europe, Rome and now I live here.

Antonio Mottola purchased this chateau / country house in 1800

Why Antonio Mottola chose Avellino area

Living Room is ideal for small groups (max. number of persons than five (5)), which have available apartment with one bedroom and one bathroom and a sofa bed and promotional offer, for a second pair of friends, a Yellow Junior Suite with bathroom with shower, on the first floor and fully equipped kitchen. The Old Palace is the summer residence since 1800, is known as the 'Magic House'.

What makes this chateau / country house unique

From May to late October, Irpinia is home to numerous festivities and Wine tasting and Trekking. The Residence is located a short distance from important tourist destinations.


based on 3 holidaymaker reviews

XVII Ancient Palace with Golf, Trekking, Traditions Napoletane and Artistic City
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 3 reviews

Perfect location for our three week exploration of Italy

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I stayed for three weeks and we were joined by our friends for the second and third week. We all had a wonderful stay in this very historical property. We stayed in the apartment which is large and has a king size bedroom, a modern kitchen equipped with everything needed including an Illy expresso machine, a nice dining room, living room, and modern bathroom with tub and shower. Our friends stayed in the Yellow Room and enjoyed their king size bed and the ensuite bathroom. Our hosts Antonio and Sonja were very accommodating and provided excellent recommendations for restaurants and and also prepared several meals for us that were delicious and much appreciated. Sonja also arranged a tour of one of the oldest wineries in the region where we met the owner and had an informative and enjoyable time. The apartment faces a lovely garden and we enjoyed our afternoons with fresh figs and grapes along with a bottle of Antonio's superb wine. We toured the Amalfi coast and visited Paestum and Pompeii, all within an hour or so from our location in Lapio. The area is scenic and consist of small villages on top of the many hills in the area and most have nice restaurants and local wineries, but you will definitely need a car and a GPS to find your way. An enclosed and secure parking space is available next to the garden. The photos on the VRBO site are accurate. We recommend this property without hesitation and know you will have a most enjoyable time.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 28, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We had the privilege of knowing the pair of Mike and Linda of Florida, were the guests pleasant and with whom we had fun and interesting conversations. We hope to see them again soon in their return to Italy, in Campania there are many places to visit again. Many greetings and thanks to Antonio and Sonja
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Portland, OR

A perfect palace apartment

  • 5 of 5

This apartment can be rented in a number of different configurations. Since we were two adult couples, we stayed in the apartment itself with a living room and kitchen, plus the yellow bedroom, which is upstairs and across an elegant castle-like entrance. There is also the rose bedroom, which would have been perfect for another couple, but we did not need it since we were only four. Since our hosts only rent the extra bedrooms to people travelling together, it remained vacant during our stay. The apartment is in the town of Lapio, which we found to be a perfect location to serve as home base for the attractions we wanted to visit: the Amalfi coast, especially Portofino, Pompeii and Herculaneum, and Matera, which is not to be missed. We were able to park our small car in the courtyard and spent our first afternoon visiting with Antonio and Sonja, our hosts, as we sipped the lovely wine they produce. Their wine cellar dates back to the twelfth century and we enjoyed their wines with all of the wonderful dinners we made in the amazingly well equipped kitchen. The welcome basket contained everything we needed for several meals and breakfast. We were there over Mothers Day, so the dads hired a chef who is friends of our hosts to cook a terrific dinner in our own kitchen and we were able to take cooking lessons at the same time. Sonja speaks excellent English and was able to arrange a wine tasting for us that included a tour of the oldest winery in Campania and stimulating conversation while we ate food that complemented the excellent wines, especially the Greco. It was the de Marzo winery (hope I spelled it correctly) in a huge palace and the history of the area, winery, and palace was fascinating. The area and the accommodations were everything we had hoped they would be for our first visit to this part of Italy. Our only regret was that we had so many places we wanted to see that we did not have time to relax in the lovely garden.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 9, 2014
  • Date of Stay: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: For us it was nice to meet you, you were the guests very interesting and enjoyable, we hope to host the next year the whole family. Anthony Mottola
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Salzburg Austria

Einmalig Avellino

  • 4 of 5

Mein Aufenthalt in Süditalien

waren Ferien besonderer Art.

Zwischen Weinhügeln und alten Burgen hat uns Fam.Mottola (d.Fr.d.Eigentümers ist übrigens Österreicherin)

Weinverkostungen in einigen der 144 Weinkeller

der Zone organisiert.

Auch Ausflüge ins nahe SAlerno,Amalfi usw haben

wirunternommen.Der private Weinkeller aus d. 16 JHd lud zu Weinproben ein und ein Koch der einkauft,kocht

und dann die Küche putzt ,

kann für wenig Geld gemietet werden. Eine Reise nach Irpinien Prov.Avellino zahlt sich aus und wir werden sicher wieder kommen.

  • Review Submitted: May 24, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: wir danken ihnen herzlich fuer ihren besuch und freuen uns dass sie zufrieden waren. wie hoffen sie bald wieder begruessen zu duerfen und erwarte sie eventuell zur naechsten weinernte. da gibts most! Antonio e Sonja
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National Archaeological Museum of Naples
Historic Centre of Naples
Stones of Matera
Chiesa del Gesù Nuovo
80045 Pompeii Naples
Castel dell'Ovo
Castel Nuovo (New Castle)
Duomo di San Gennaro
Castel del Monte
Reggia di Caserta
Cappella Sansevero
National Archaeological Museum of Naples
San Gregorio Armeno
Chiesa di San Domenico Maggiore
Nearest Airport
70 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
50 Metres
Nearest Ferry
45 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
16 Kilometres
Nearest Train
45 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
22 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
300 Metres
Nearest Ski
40 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
45 Kilometres
Car: recommended

The territory of Irpinia, 40km east of Naples, is largely mountainous with an intricate network of hills and valleys and vine-tretting. A proud tradition of producing wines such as Fiano di Avellino, Greco di Tufo and Taurasi, all of which are classified as DOCG, can be found here.

From May to late October, Irpinia is home to numerous festivities. Participation in the grape harvest can be organized.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday chateau / country house in Lapio, Campania

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
All year
25 Feb 2016 - 15 Nov 2016
10 night minimum stay
for 10 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £90
Pet Fee £0

€ 100,00 for deposit on arrival.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday chateau / country house in Lapio in Campania

Property Type:
  • chateau / country house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1129 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • city centre ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Apartment Bathroom - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bidet , with hair dryer
    Yellow room bathroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet , with hair dryer
  • 1 Apartment with attached bathroom with toilet, combination tub/shower, bidet. 2 yellow junior suite with attached bathroom with toilet, shower, bidet.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • 1 apartment Bedroom - 1 Double Bed , 1 Sofa bed/Futon
    junior yellow suite bedroom - 1 Double Bed
  • The apartment consist of (mq 70) 807 square feet, the junior yellow suite (mq 35) 306 square feet use (4 adults + 1), with fully equipped kitchen. Guests can enjoy the grand entrance with dining table and equipped garden. The amount is inclusive welcome pack (toast, jam, wine, tomato sauce, pasta). Included: Bed linen and bath, the supply of linen is once a week, water, electricity, gas, final cleaning.
  • Books
  • Stereo
  • Balcony ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • children welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Sauna ...
Onsite Services:
  • Private Chef
  • arboretum
  • churches
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • eco tourism
  • Shopping
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • golf
Chauffeur to be agreed. The owner does not provide meals. Ancient spa area at 1 hour by car. Catering Available, Dinner - Booking Possible

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