- Sleeps: 12+
- Bedrooms: 4
- Bathrooms: 4
Exclusive villa in the hills of Sorrento overlooking the beautiful blue bay of Salerno.Details
- Sleeps: 6+
- Bedrooms: 4
- Bathrooms: 4
Villa “Sogno” lies about half-way between Sorrento and Positano and is ideal for Amalfi Coast ...Details
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The Amalfi Coast, known also as Divina Costiera is an area of great physical beauty and natural diversity. It is one of the most appreciated touristic, cultural and environmental "mines" in Campania, along with the Coast of Sorrento, the isles of Ischia and Capri and Pompeii. It is one of the most famous areas in the world, destination to the rich and famous and not so rich and famous travellers that arrive from all over the world.
It has been intensively settled by communities since the early Middle Ages. There are a number of towns such as Amalfi and Ravello with architectural and artistic works of great significance.
Renowned for its rugged terrain, scenic beauty, picturesque towns and diversity, the Amalfi Coast is listed by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site.
About the Coast of Amalfi, much has been written and published, in books and guides, which well describe its sceneries, its charming landscapes, its monuments and its history. In so, transmitting, each of them, new emotions and sensations and showing an intelligent capacity of renovation.
It offers the possibility of enjoying different all aspects of tourism in: nature, artisanship, culture, and cuisine.
The area is featured in Positano (1953) by American writer John Steinbeck.
Ravello is situated about 5 km from Amalfi; upon the mountain, overlooking the coast from Maiori to Amalfi. It is located at the top of the Dragone Valley and really seems as though it is a town and a garden at the same time.
Ravello was founded by the Roman aristocracy, and it prospered into a very wealthy and powerful town between the X, and the XIII century. It became a very important town of the Maritime Republic of Amalfi, and a very influencial trading power in the Mediterranean between 839 and 1200 A.D.
Ravello is a small and incomparably beautiful village which has attracted the most famous and influencial people over the centuries. The first one to be astonished by its beauty was the writer Giovanni Boccaccio who quotes it in his Decameron.
The charms of Ravello also captivated the Englishman, Lord Grimthorpe, who built Villa Cimbrone early in the 20th century with the help of his valet, Nicola Mansi, a native of Ravello.
In the summer, the "Ravello festival" takes place on the terrace of Villa Rufolo's garden. The very place that inspired Richard Wagner to compose the part of the Klingsor's gardens in Parsifal.
Although the original emphasis during the festival was on Wagner's music, the event has since grown into an almost two-month-long presentation of a wide variety of music featuring large orchestras, chamber groups, jazz, art shows, dance, photographic exhibits, discussion groups and a chance to meet and talk with the featured artists, many of whom are of world renown.
Positano is positively ’a dream place’ in the words of John Steinbeck - with its green and gold domed church, white Moorish styled houses, bedecked with bougainvillaeas, and packed together on steep terraced hillsides, all cascading down to a small bay and beach, hiding an infinite number of cafes and shops in the maze of steep stairs and alleyways.
If you're looking at holidays in Positano, don't expect to be away from it all. This is the ultimate in jet set Italy, with rows of exclusive hotels stacked up the hillside, a jumble of streets lined with designer shops and souvenir emporias, as well as a bustling seafront lined with trendy restaurants. Therefore, don't expect bargain holidays or last minute late deals. Positano is a premium product and knows it!