Casa Decima is a gracious cottage for two people, of approximately 40 square
meters (430 square feet), with a terrace, a view across the valley, and access
to a swimming pool.
It is equipped with winter heating and a parking space.
Casa Decima is a small detached building with two floors, surrounded by the
green of olive trees.
On the first floor, there is a kitchen with table and chairs. A spiral staircase
leads to the upper floor, where there is a double-bedded room and a bathroom
with tub. You will also find a patio in front of the kitchen, set up so you can
eat outside, as well as a terrace at the top of the house, furnished with
deckchairs so you can relax in the sunshine. Here, you can rest in the fresh
air, in privacy and perfect tranquility.
The kitchen is equipped with four-burner cooker and refrigerator with freezer.
The furnishings are graceful and comfortable.
Casa Decima is built on a terrace cut into a rocky hillside, in a position that
offers a panoramic perspective of the valley below.
From the windows of the rooms, as well as from the terrace, you can admire an
extraordinary panorama across the Valley of the Dragon, the narrow valley that
leads to the sea, and that separates Amalfi from Ravello.
Casa Decima is one unit of a small residential complex consisting of a villa and
three annexed buildings, scattered across a few hectares of terraced land
cultivated with olives, lemons and the wild-growing Mediterranean shrubs native
to the Amalfi Coast.
The complex is situated on the flank of a small, narrow valley known as the
Valley of the Dragon, where it is perched above the village of Atrani, which is roughly 2 km (about 1.3 miles), and beneath the residences of Ravello, located at roughly 4 km (about 2.6 miles).
The valley is traversed by just a pedestrian path, but the complex is easily
reachable by car, journeying along a road adjacent to the valley, and is
equipped with parking.
All the guests of the complex will enjoy access to a lovely pool, equipped with
umbrellas and deckchairs.
Stretched out in the sun on the terrace surrounding the pool, you will be able
to enjoy a rich and strikingly unique panorama.
If you raise your eyes upwards, you will see just above you the rocky
outcroppings on which Ravello clings to the cliffside, and in particular, the
terrace of Villa Cimbrone, known as the "Infinite."
In front of you, you will see the opposite side of the valley, where jagged
cliffs alternate with lush terraces cultivated with lemon groves.
Below, framed by the nearly vertical walls of the valley, your gaze will find
the glittering gem that is the town of Atrani, as well as the ocean beyond.
The ancient pedestrian path and stairway that links Ravello with Atrani and the
sea passes just next to the house.
Descending by this path, you will pass through the center of Atrani, which is
accessible only to pedestrians. Here, you will find a gracious piazza with
shops, cafés/bars and restaurants with open-air seating, and you can also easily
reach the beach. The pathway contains 300 stairs.
You can easily get back up to the apartment by car or bus: the road to Ravello
is just three or four kilometers (two or three miles) long.
You can walk to Amalfi, both along the main road or along a romantic pedestrian
alley, which will allow you to avoid the nuisance of cars.
By foot, climbing an ancient stairway, you can also quickly reach Ravello, even
more quickly than by car.
And walking along this stairway you will be able to enjoy breathtaking views.
During your stay, allow yourself the time to take these hikes. It is a great
approach to the unique beauty of these places.
Besides being able to walk to the beach, in this area you will have a chance to
swim in rather characteristic places: from the docks in Amalfi, every 30
minutes, you will be able to board small boats that will take you, in ten
minutes, to some of the most beautiful beaches, inset in the rocky coast, which
can only be reached by boat. These small beaches are very romantic, the sea is
beautiful, and you will also find beach facilities, such as cafés/bars and
From the docks in Amalfi you will also be able to board ferries and hydrofoils
to Positano, Capri, Salerno, Sorrento and Naples, as well as mini-cruises for
tourists. You must indeed take a tour of the coast from the sea.
From Casa Decima it is also easy and practical to reach the tourist spots of the
Amalfi Coast by bus. If you are fond of archaeology, Pompeii, Herculaneum and
Paestum are easily within reach, and, of course, Naples and Salerno as well.
Staying at this house you will be able, comfortably and without the need of a
car, to reach the beach, to take guided tours, visit the characteristic fashion
and artisans' shops, as well as attend the many cultural and artistic happenings
that take place throughout the year.
Those who like go out at night will find that the Amalfi Coast has a lot to
offer: from piano-bars to very exclusive night clubs.
The closest airport is Naples.
Region: Amalfi Coast
Accommodations: Semi-detached house