Villa Giannino is a graceful villa built upon a terracing almost at the top
of the rocky spur on which the town of Ravello stretches, sheer above the sea.
From all its observation points you will be able to enjoy the amazing view of
the Amalfi Coast and of the sea – that very same view that has made Ravello
famous all over the world as the town “suspended between the sky and the sea”.
It is the view that fascinated composers and poets, and that made Richard
Wagner fall in love with this place, and from which he took inspiration to write
the everlasting music of the Parsifal.
It is the view that, along with the historical beauty and the esteemed
cultural and musical activities, has attracted and attracts in this place
personalities such as Greta Garbo, Jacqueline Kennedy, Hillary Clinton and so
Staying at Villa Giannino you will have the privilege to stand in front of so
much beauty at any moment of your vacation: from the morning when you wake up
and the sun rises behind the profile of the Lattari mountains and illuminates
the sea, to the evening, when the lights of the stars go on and the moon
glitters upon the sea.
You will arrive to Villa Giannino descending two flights of stairs (61
The building is on one floor, and it is placet in the middle of a long and
narrow terracing paved with terracotta tiles, and shaded by a tall citron tree
and by olives trees that grow in flower beds.
It is divided into two small apartments, A and B, one that sleeps five and
the other that sleeps four people. Each of the apartments has a panoramic
private terrace that extends in front of all of the rooms, and it has access to
a large shared patio of 50 square meters (approximately 540 square feet) and to
the terrace with trees of 150 square meters (approximately 1615 square feet).
The patio is equipped with garden furniture. On the terrace with trees, two
large circular benches invite you to sit and relax outdoor. Your sight will go
over the uninterrupted view in front of you: from the slopes of the Lattari
mountains (in front of you), to the narrow valley where the village of Minori
stretches (below you), to the inlets of the coast, up to Capo D’Orso (Bear
Cape), and to a wide horizon of sea. Here you will also find a barbecue.
The terrace and the external walls of the villa are decorated with majolica
pictures and bas-reliefs, made in the sixties by an excellent local maestro,
whose name is, indeed, Giannino.
The villa is in the center of Ravello, on the boundary of the pedestrian
precinct, approximately 200 meters (220 yards) from the main square (Piazza
Duomo), where you will find shops and cafes with outdoor tables. Bars and
restaurants are at 30 meters (yards) from Villa Giannino, and a paid parking
lot is at 40 meters.
The terrace where Villa Giannino is built is not far from the famous gardens
of Villa Rufolo, the historical villa where every summer the International Music
Festival of Ravello is held.
The entrance to Villa Rufolo is approximately 200 meters (220 yards), so it
will be easy to take part to the night performances without any transportation
problem. As a matter of fact, during the summer the nicest concerts and
happenings in Ravello are held by night, outdoor, in the gardens suspended
between the sky and the sea of its famous villas, in front of the charming night
view of the sea. Don’t miss the chance to attend them: the beautiful music and
the spell-binding view melt together as an hymn to the harmony and to the beauty
of the universe, and you will cherish the memory forever in your heart.
To stay at Villa Giannino you will not need a car, as the stop for the buses
that go to Naples and to the other villages of the Amalfi Coast is just 100
meters (110 yards) from the villa.
The closest beach is at 5 km (3 miles), and can be reached by bus. From
Ravello you will be able to walk along footpaths that will take you from the
heights of the village (350 meters/1150 feet above the sea level) to the sea in
You can’t miss the walk among the colors and the perfumes of the
Mediterranean scrub that you, if you are in good shape: landscapes of amazing
beauty will appear in front of your eyes all the way along.
Apartment B at Villa Giannino is an apartment that sleeps four persons, of
approximately 60 square meters (645 square feet), with a private terrace with a
view of the sea.
It is airy and luminous, and it is tiled with splendid hand-painted Vietri
It has one bedroom with a double bed, a bathroom with shower, a kitchen, a
living room with table, chairs, television and a divan bed for two additional
sleeping places. The bedroom (only the bedroom) is equipped with air conditioning.
All the rooms have a view of the sea. The private terrace, which stretches
along the front of the apartment, can be entered from the living room and from
the kitchen. This terrace is equipped with garden furniture, and it will be a
perfect place for your “al fresco” meals, with the view of the sea, of the sky
and of the incomparable profile of the Amalfi Coast in front of you.
The kitchen is equipped with four-burner cooker, oven, refrigerator with
freezer, washing machine and table with chairs.
The furnishing is modern, pleasant and new. The apartment is equipped with
central heating in all the rooms.
As a guest of Apartment B you will be able to access the large patio,
equipped with garden furniture, and the garden with trees, which are shared with
guests of Apartment A.
Region: Amalfi Coast
Accommodations: Independent house or villa in small complex