Property and local area description
Praiano is a small fishing village made up of houses scattered along the ridge of Monte S. Angelo which ends in the intense blue sea, at Capo Sottile. In an inlet is Marina di Praia, a small and charming beach surrounded by the houses and boats of the fishermen and by small, unpretentious restaurants that attract you with their simplicity. It is considered Positano’s little sister with a similar beach and church, but not anything like so inundated with a flood of travellers and if you climb up or down the main coastal road you will find a natural village with incredible views, undisturbed by the rumble of coaches and cars. Lemon groves and vineyard terraces follow the irregularity of the terrain that slopes gently down to the little coves where the ancient Saracen towers stand guarding against these days improbable enemies. The favourable climate, the pure air, the beautifully blue sea, the cordiality of the people and improving tourist facilities are just few of the reasons that make Praiano an increasingly desirable place to spend one’s holiday. Set in one of the most beautiful panoramic areas of Praiano, Villa Angelo occupy the entire ground floor of a two-story building . It has two beautiful and large private gardens which offer a wide horizon of sky, sea and coast. The blue Mediterranean sea is just below the property; the water can be reached by walking along a communal staircase of about 140 steps which leads to a sunbathing terrace on cliff. The house is bright, spacious and comfortable , with high ceiling vaults and elegant and welcoming furnishings. The floors are tiled with shimmering majolica tiles. To stay at Villa Angelo a car is not necessary. The stop for the buses that go to Positano, Sorrento , Amalfi or to the other coastal towns , can be found within 400 meters away from the house ( included the 160 stairway steps) .
Accommodate: 4 pax
Layout: The total area of the villa is 110 sqm indoor and 400 sqm meters of outdoor area consisting of terraces and gardens with magnificient views of the sea, of Praiano and the coast of Amalfi towards Positano and Capri .
The first terrace , about 240 sqm large, is at the entrance of the property . It is partly shaded by a pergola with a bamboo roof. The terrace is equipped with comfortable seating area with built-in stone white benches , armchairs and sofa around a low coffee table , dining table with chairs and a barbecue, all surrounded by pots of trees and flowers.
The second terrace,situated 9 steps below the main terrace, is 160 sqm large. It is equipped with a pool , a sun umbrella , a table, deck chairs and an external shower.
Part of the garden is planted with seasonal vegetables, if in season the produce is available to guests
From the garden, you enter directly into a spacious L-shaped sitting/dining room.
The furnishings include 2 sofas, a large flat-screen satellite television, a dining table which can accommodate up to six guests, air conditioning/heating units.
The kitchen is spacious and comfortable , equipped with a six -burner gas cooker, an electric oven, a refrigerator with freezer, a microwave oven, a dishwasher , an Italian-style coffee-maker and other small appliances. There is a table to seat four
guests. From the kitchen a French door will take you to the terrace.
From one side of the living room, a small corridor leads to two bedrooms , each with a matrimonial bed ( 160x180) and direct access onto the garden trough French doors.
The two bedrooms have their own bathroom next door. The first bathroom is equipped with a washbasin, a toilet , a shower , a washing machine and an air conditioning/heating unit. The second and larger bathroom is equipped with a washbasin, a toilet and a large Jacuzzi bathtub and an air conditioning/heating unit.
Additional feautures: Pool ( 5 x 3 x 1.40), air conditioning and central heating , washing machine, dishwasher, Satellite TV , WI-FI Internet access, six-burner cooker with electric oven, refrigerator with freezer, microwave , toaster, kettle, barbecue, ironing facilities, hair dryers.
Access: The Villa is situated below the main street of Praiano, the road that links all of the Amalfi Coast villages. It is reached by walking along a pedestrian street of about 400 meters and includes approximately 160 stairway steps.
Distances : : A little supermarket , at a short distance from the villa ,is well stocked and provides nearly everything one would need.
Coffee bars with an Internet Point, tourist information centre, restaurants, post office, shopping streets , etc are at approximately 400 meters from the villa
The local mini-shuttle bus which runs from Praiano to Positano and the SITA bus that connect all the villages along the Amalfi coast , stop at the beginning of the flight of stairs leading down to the villa .
The pebble beach at La Praia , at the feet of two tall rocky walls, is home to several restaurants offering excellent local cuisine, boat hire service and a sub-aqua school .
To reach the beach of La Praia , it is possible and convenient to take the local minibus which runs constantly within and around Praiano.
If you do not have a problem with climbing steps, another place to go is the beach called “Gavitella”, a charming small beach, located at the bottom of a small and verdant rocky inlet.
The beach houses a restaurant with beach facilities which is open during the summer season. The beach of La Gavitella can be reached either on foot, walking along a path that includes about 350 steps, or in a comfortable and suggestive way by sea. Indeed, during the good season a ferry service with small boats operates to this beach both from the beach of the Praia and from the beach of Positano. The service is complimentary for customers of the facilities or of the restaurant at the Gavitella .
Positano is 7 Km away, Amalfi 12 Km, Ravello 16 Km , Sorrento 18 Km, Salerno 45 Km
Naples airport 50 Km Rome Fiumicino 269Km
At both Amalfi and Positano there are ferries, hydrofoils and mini-cruises to visit other villages along the coast as well as to the Islands of Capri and Ischia , to Sorrento , Naples etc and also rent boats to explore the surrounding coastline, and visit the many small grottoes along the coast.
Closest major cities:
Positano: 7 km
Naples: 50 km
Proximity to major attractions:
Sorrento: 30 min.
Amalfi: 30 min.
Closest major airport:
Naples: 50 km
Closest train station:
Sorrento: km 12