Maiori Amalfi Coast - Casa Annarella - pax 4
The Amalfi Coast is a well known hot spot for celebrities and actors, but it has also starred itself as the backdrop to countless films that capture the alluring beauty, history and romance of this stunning coastline in southern Italy's region of Campania. From Positano to Amalfi to Ravello to Maiori , the jewels of the Amalfi Coast have always been a popular setting for movies from great film classics to Hollywood blockbusters. During the 1950s, the Italian neo-realism film-maker Roberto Rossellini, choose Maiori to set 'Paisà' (1946), The Miracle' (1948) and 'The Just Avenger Machine' (1948).
As witnessed by many people, the noble residence Casa L'Affresco was the love nest of Roberto Rossellini and leading actress Anna Magnani , who had an intense, sweet, passionate and stormy love story with the director .
This beautiful apartment occupies part of the first floor of an ancient two storey palace ( with elevator ) , dating back to the 19th century, which has direct access from the main road that links all of the Amalfi Coast villages. The historic accommodation was completely restored in late 2012, after an intense period of renovation during which original frescoes, dating back to latest 1900, were discovered. The property was very carefully renovated by master craftsmen, and has been restored to all its former glory but at the same time, all modern comforts have been discreetly added.
There are high ceilings throughout, and the house is fully equipped with air conditioning/heating units .The accommodation comprises a sitting/dining room , two bedrooms decorated with frescoes surrounding the top trim of the walls, and two en-suite bathrooms, with original terracotta tile floors.
The accommodation benefits also from a large private roof terrace, which serves as an ideal setting for enchanting meals or sunset cocktails while admiring sea views. The terrace , situated on the top floor of the building, is reached by an internal stairway made of 85 steps or by the elevator. The terrace is fully equipped with a dining table suitable for 4 people, a large sun umbrella , sun loungers and external shower. From the terrace, the view is of both the entire town and the sea.
Because of the street below some traffic noise can be heard. However, the blinds and doors are well insulated, blocking a majority of the sounds at night.
Shops, bars, restaurants, are just few feet away from the house. Staying at Casa l'Affresco is ideal for those who wish to be right in the heart of all the tourist activities, close to the beach, public transportation, and shopping places.
Accommodation details: 100 square meters + 25 square meters of private roof terrace
Access is into the living room which is paved with terracotta tiles. The modern and comfortable furnishings include a white 2 seater leather sofa, a dining table for four guests, a flat screen satellite TV, a cooking area equipped with two-burner electric cooker, an electric oven, a small refrigerator with freezer, an Italian-style coffee-maker, two windows with view on the inner yard.
Both bedrooms have a matrimonial bed , a flat screen TV , an air conditioning/heating unit, a safe box, and en-suite bathroom, decorated with sea green mosaic tiles and equipped with a washbasin, a toilet, a fully enclosed shower and a hairdryer.
From the bedrooms , access is onto a Juliet balcony with a view of the sea and of the boulevard along the seafront of Maiori through a French door.
Essentials toiletries kit, satellite TV, central heating, air conditioning throughout, WI-FI internet connection, a two-burner electric cooker, electric oven, small refrigerator with freeze, an Italian-style coffee-maker, hairdryer in each bathroom, ironing facilities, free of charge parking area for 1 medium sized car , safe box in each bedroom.
Casa l'Affresco is situated on the first floor of an ancient building located along the main street of Maiori , the road that links all of the Amalfi Coast villages. From the inner yard , access to the apartment is up an internal flight of stairs , 30 steps long , although it is also possible to have access by elevator.
The house is in the town centre of Maiori , the beach and the sea side promenade is right across the street. All essentials ( bars, shops, restaurants, banks , post office, ) are a few steps away Bus stop marked SITA to Amalfi( 7 km) , Ravello(9 km), Sorrento ( 35 km) , Salerno ( 22 km) Positano ( 20 km) , etc is at 50 meters Ferries and hydrofoil ply daily from Amalfi to Capri (1½ h.), Positano (20 min.), Ischia (2½ h) and Salerno (1 h.) The services operate only during the spinning Summer.