|Minimum Stay||5 nights|
Amalfi: In the 8th century Amalfi became a strong element of history as one of the Sea Republics besides Venice, Genua and Pisa. Here was written and is still to be seen the first codex for maritime rights. Every fourth year the visitor can experience the famous regatta in antique boats between the old republics and indulge into the glamour and wealth of ancient customs and celebrations of middle age times. Here stood the first European paper mills whose history and paper production process still can be seen in a beautiful museum. The dome - the main church - and many more places demonstrate the influence of the arabian orient where Amalfi had important trading posts like Damascus and Cairo. One of the hightlights is the arabic cloister beside the dome. Like Venice Amalfi was ruledby a doge which was intronized in Atrani, a small neighbouring sea village which could be reached via Kasbah like alley ways through houses and quarters without touching a street.
The coast: Amalfi is actually the centre of a breathtaking coastal landscape which rises more than 1000 m above the sea. Famous cities and boroughs like Positano and Ravello have contributed to the reputation of the coast, one with its famous guests and attractive textile offers, the other with its history, palaces and an amazing cultural offer. Ravello guards one of the unique Svebian-normannic cathedrals with crypta, bronze portal and normannic influences in interior decoration, a romantic Villa Rufolo in a beautiful garden setting that enchanted Wagner to 'find' his Klingsohr garden of his Parsival opera. Beside the famous music festival with all classic contributions music there are special Wagner music performances at 5 o'clock in the morning with the rising sun above the sea...
And finally the Villa Cimbrone in a unique garden allowing one of the top views of the coast, where many celebreties decided to retreat like Greta Garbo, Winston Churchill, Hery Moore or Gregorovius.
Surroundings and excursions: Although the coast is beautifully protected by high coastal mountains (and a Unesco World heritage itself) Amalfi could be the starting point for the visit of world famous places regarding nature and culture. To start with Capri which can be reached per ship in one hour, Pompeiji, Herculaneum and Stabia - well preserved remainings of once blooming roman cities around the Vesuvio, Vesuvio itself with its spectacluar crater and view over the golf of Naples, Naples - a world of its own with fish markets, Antique shops, elegant shopping streets and cafés, typical living quarters with mediteranian flair, breathtaking museums with unique art treasures or the 'campi flegri' - seismic areas where hot sulfur steam and mud bubbles invited romans to enjoy hot baths. Caserta - the Versailles of Italy, Paestum with the best preserved Greek temples on earth. And Cilento with its white sandy beaches and the beautiful buffalo mozerella in the hinterland.
Two families with 4 adults and 4 kids from 13 to 17. This place was fantastic. So much room with so many indoor and outdoor spaces. The garden and grounds were fabulous. The lemon trees were amazing! Kids had a great time making lemon aid daily. By far though the best part of our stay was having Rita and Luigi come in each night to make all of us dinner. Seafood pasta was the best I've ever had and I need the recipe. Don't miss out on this treat if just one night or every night possible. Wife has said this was the best vacation ever!!!!
This is a spectacular property, gracious and well-appointed house, but there are 143 un-even, stone steps down to the house. This means that there are 143 steps back up! Not suitable for senior citizens or someone with orthopedic restrictions. Once you get to the house, it is really marvelous, but you have to consider no private parking [ on the street] and difficulty with luggage, grocery bags, etc. We were six, fit seniors and we had quite a dilemma. Advise anyone who rents to take this into consideration.
WOW what a great villa, in a great area, so beautiful. View is to die for from almost any room in home. This was the perfect place for our family. Eight of us stayed at villa and 5 stayed in hotel Excelsior just up the hill from villa. During the day and evening everyone was there and the home is so spacious, plenty of room for comfort and conversations. Kitchen was great, and daughters has great time cooking great fresh food, after shopping in local markets. Caretaker of villa, Rita, graciously came one night and fixed a big Italian meal for daughters birthday dinner, more fun that way than trying to fine restaurant to hold us all. Lots of steps down to city, but once you do them a few days, just get used to it. It was a wonderful vacation, and I would recommend villa and Amalfi to everyone and anyone, (who can do a lot of steps) Owners are very gracious and helpful. Did everything via e-mail, but it worked beautifully. A wonderful property.
Typical does not describe this home in any way. This home is NOT typical. The views are to die for. The house is immaculate , roomy and worthy of a Five star rating. Perfect for. Family gathering or 3-4 couples who want an awesome experience. We sat of the veranda every night and had dinner and every. Or I got as we had breakfast. Book it now or you will be sorry you missed this experience. There are many stairs to negotiate here so if you are not physically fit or with someone who is-they will need to take your luggage up and down the many stairs-do not stay here. Just a great stay!!
When we arrived to the house it made the journey to Amalfi worth it. The groomed and lush garden was welcoming and a great addition to the time-honored home. We were pleasantly welcomed by a lovely housekeeper. Although there was an evident language barrier they were easy to understand and to communicate with. The house is lined with a beautiful teal colored tile that looks as if it were taken from the ocean itself. The timeless furniture looks to have been hand crafted by and hand selected for every room inside. Words cannot describe the view from every window in the house. There is something magical about being exhausted from a drive and being able to wake up with the sun, open the shutters and feel the warm fresh ocean breeze.
During our time we went without any needs- grocery store and town were minutes away-and followed the suggestions from the owner, which were perfect for a couple without a plan who knew a lot less about Amalfi than our homeowner. We highly recommend our stay and can attest that it contends with the luxury hotels in the town but includes additional charm and a lemon garden!
The location of the property was fabulous. Although we hired a car, we only used it a couple of times over the week we were there as the ferries and boat hire in Amalfi serviced our needs. There are a lot of steps , to walk down to Amalfi , but then you will need the exercise after drinking and eating the local produce. The house is great , very clean and large enough to house 6 adults and 2 children without falling over one another. Our first night the heating wasn't working, I sent an email to the owner and within a couple of hours someone came over and fixed it. That's service for you. I loved this house and loved the holiday
Bei der Anmietung des Objektes für drei Wochen 10 % Preisnachlass, ab 4 Wochen Sonderarrangement. Das Haus ist mietbar ab 4 Nächten. Sie können an einem beliebigen Tag an- und abreisen, der Preis entspricht dann der Übernachtungszahl x Tagespreis) pro Woche. (z.B. 1950 € : 7 = 280 €x Anzahl der Tage), in der Hochsaison 2200 € : 7 = 315 €).