This lovely large well equipped apartment in a beautifully renovated stone house provides a perfect base for exploring Sorrento and all the villages on the peninsula as well as the breathtaking Amalfi Coast. The stone walls are 5 ft. thick which keeps the inside temperature perfect. Sant Agata is on top of the peninsula, thus there are vantage points with views both north to Naples and south over Salerno Bay.
Getting to Sorrento by train from Rome (a change at Naples) was easy and then a 20 minute bus ride from the Sorrento train station brought us to Sant Agata where Isabella picked us up.
One day we did the 30 minute walk....a steep downhill.....on a pedestrian path to Sorrento and returned by bus. Walking past houses with vegetable and flower gardens while taking in views of the cliffs and Sorrento below was picture perfect. Ten minutes uphill from the town centre is a Benedictine monastery. Worth the walk for views across the Bay of Naples.
From the apartment it is a 10 minute mostly uphill winding walk to the Sant Agata village centre where there are bus stops, shops, internet points, a large grocery store and many great restaurants. We did not have a rental car and found the peninsula bus service economical, convenient and easy to use with frequent service wherever we wanted to go. There are single ride tickets or all day passes.
We also did the Amalfi coastal road on the bus which was quite a journey. The bus drivers are genius at negotiating the narrow road with its hairpin curves. Spectacular views! We spent time in Amalfi and Ravello, perched even higher on the cliffs above.(another short bus ride) Don't miss the Villa Cimbrone there. At the end of the day we returned from Amalfi by ferry to Sorrento, enjoying the new perspective of the cliffs rising straight out of the sea and passing by Capri.
Charming House is so quiet, with Isabella's beautiful garden and vineyard it is a welcoming retreat. You can see the ocean and green valley below from the huge terrace. The perfect place to enjoy the culture of the Italian countryside. You won't want to leave!!
- Also Known As:
- Charming House Italy/Province Of Naples
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Charming House is a beautiful stone country house from 17th century, located in Sant'Agata sui due Golfi (390 mt above sea level), a small town between the wonderful gulfs of Napoli and Salerno, at only 10 minutes by car from the center of Sorrento.The private Villa has recently been restored with care taken to retain the original features. Around the villa there is a garden (2.000 square meters / 21,528 square feet) with olive trees, vineyard, fruit trees and private parking.Charming House with its panoramic position and sea view is the ideal place to stay for those who enjoy nature and relax. It's possible to have wonderful walks along the charming peninsula's landscape as: Crapolla, baia di Ieranto, cala di Mitigliano, Punta Campanella, Marina del Cantone and Recommone. You can also make daily excursions to wonderful places like: Positano, Amalfi, Ravello, Pompei, Capri and Ischia.Charming House has two indipendent apartments, located both on the ground floor of the villa. One apartment has a barrel vault ceiling while the other has a ribbed vault ceiling, moreover the extraordinarily thick walls keep the interior pleasantly cool during the summertime.The terrace offers a wonderful view over the sea of the Amalfi coast, besides the villa is surrounded from an orchard and the garden assures a quiet and relaxing stay. Each apartment is about 50 square meters (about 540 square feet), and is composed from:- large bedroom/livingroom with a double bed- full equipped small kitchen- large bathroom with wc & shower - washing machine- extra bed/sofa on request - private terrace of 60 square meters (about 646 square feet) with dining table, sunbeds, deckchairs and beach umbrellas ... more less