Villa Penelope is a characteristic and welcoming two-story apartment which faces the sun and the sea. It sleeps four people. From Villa Penelope you will have a pleasant view of the sea. Villa Penelope is 70 square meters (750 square feet). It features a private terrace, air conditioning (please read description below to check in which rooms the units are installed) and winter heating.
You will be in a pedestrian precinct, in the medieval historic center of Praiano, where you will find restaurants, the shops and public transportation. You will find the stop for the SITA bus Amalfi - Sorrento line at 300 meters (990 feet) and the closest beach (Spiaggia della Gavitella) at 400 meters (approximately 440 yards) including 350 stairway steps. You will reach Villa Penelope from the street level going down a 300-meters (985-feet) public walkway that cuts throug the historic centre and includes approximately 60 stairway steps.
You will not need a car to stay at Villa Penelope. If you do have one, you will be able to park it at approximately 300 meters (330 yards), for a fee, along the public roads (the actual distance might vary depending on the availability of parking spaces) or in a public parking lot (being the lot a public one, parking spaces can not be reserved).
Villa Penelope is situated in an area of the historical center of Praiano called Vettica, which stretches on a sloping land which goes from down the state road until a prominent area overlooking the sea. The little town consists of typically small white houses with vaulted ceilings which are linked one to the other through vertical narrow stairways and horizontal narrow streets run only on foot.
You will enjoy strolling through such little streets even though they feature several stairways: the air is clean and lemon-scented, there is no noise, and your eyes will be feasted on enthralling views of the coast and the sea here and there.
Every house features a small garden or courtyard filled with flowers. Amidst the houses there are small areas of land cultivated with vegetables which are lushly rich all year round in citrus fruits and other plants resulting in a place beautiful to be seen just as regular gardens.
In order to arrive at the villa from the state road, you will have to climb down about 15 steps and reach the churchyard of a splendid baroque church of the Seventeenth-century dedicated to San Gennaro. The churchyard is a large square which stretches out towards the sea. It is a place where you can enjoy an enthralling view of the seascape and the Amalfi Coast, which comprises the view of Positano and Capri.
From the churchyard, you go along a pedestrian little street and then a path of about 300 meters (984 feet) to arrive at the villa. Such pathway consists of a slight slope and some steps only.
In order to reach the villa, you can also take another way which is a bit shorter but which means climbing a long stairway of many steps. It is a typical ‘scalinatella’ (narrow stairway) of the Amalfi Coast. We strongly advise you to face the second pathway only if you’re fit or trying to be so!
The entrance to Villa Penelope is an old masonry arch through which you will enter a small but gracious courtyard. In the courtyard you will find a staircase of about ten steps which will lead you to the white terrace which has welcomed you to the house.
Villa Penelope is close to a fascinating rocky beach called La Gavitella. Such beach lies at the foot of a deep and narrow rocky inlet covered in thick vegetation even at almost sea level. In order to arrive there, all you will have to do is walk a pathway which begins right next to Villa Penelope. The path consists of 350 steps dug in zig-zag patterns into the rock.
The terrace is 20 square meters (215 square feet) large. It is equipped with a table, chairs, a sun umbrella and two deck chairs. From the terrace you will enjoy a pleasant view of the sea and of the coastline.
Ground FloorLiving Room
The living room is paved with hand-made tiles, in the characteristic style of the Amalfi Coast. The furnishings include a sofa. The dining table can accommodate four guests. In this room you will find a television. The room has a window with a partial view of the sea. It is equipped with an air conditioning/heating unit.
The kitchen is equipped with a five-burner gas cooker, an electric oven, a refrigerator with freezer, an Italian-style coffee-maker and a toaster. Here you will also find a washing machine, an iron and an ironing board. The kitchen has a window with a view of the sea and of the terrace.
The half-bath is equipped with a washbasin and a toilet. You will be able to enter it from the kitchen.
First FloorBedroom 1
You will be able to enter the first bedroom from the corridor. It has a matrimonial bed (160 cm/62 inches, wider than a queen-size bed). From the bedroom you will be able to enter the small balcony with a view of the sea and of the coastline through a French door. The bedroom is equipped with an air conditioning/heating unit.
You will be able to enter the second bedroom from the corridor. It has two twin beds (80 cm/32 inches). The room has a window with a view of the countryside and a side view of the sea. The bedroom is equipped with an air conditioning/heating unit.
The bathroom is equipped with a washbasin, a toilet and a fully enclosed shower. You will be able to enter the bathroom from the corridor.
Region: Amalfi Coast
Accommodations: Semi-detached house