Villa Lantana is a gracious villa by the coast which boasts terraces and a patio and a garden with breathtaking views of the sea and the coast. The house also has access to a shared swimming-pool.
The villa is 80 square meters (about 861 square feet) large, and it can sleep up to four people. It is equipped with air-conditioning and large parking space.
Villa Lantana has a double bedroom, a twin bedroom, a bathroom with shower, a bathroom with a sink and a toilet seat, a living-room, a kitchen, a wide covered patio and large terraces and a garden.
The villa is 5 km (about 3.1 miles) away from Vietri sul Mare, which is the southern “entrance door” to the Amalfi Coast. In fact, it is from Vietri that the famous coastal road leading to Amalfi and Positano begins, and it is from Vietri that you will start feasting your eyes on sceneries of unique beauty in the world.
The villa is a simple house in light grey stone, almost like a square-shaped tower situated on a prominent stretch of coast. The surroundings boast the green of the lush Mediterranean vegetation before the blue of the sea.
As soon as you arrive on the terraces, your eyes will meet the wide arch of the Gulf of Salerno: on the right you will have a picturesque glimpse of the Amalfi Coast, while on the left and further away you will see the mountainous coast of the Parco Nazionale del Cilento (National Park of Cilento).
And if you look down right below, you will see a long and steep stretch of verdant coast due to cultivations of lemons which seem to plunge into the sea. And at sea level, you will see from the above the little village of Vietri Sul Mare, unmistakable for its wide beach of grey sand and the large shining majolica dome and bell tower of its cathedral.
The air is transparent and perfume-filled, and the colors are bright: by looking around near the villa, you will be able to see bits of the roofs of some houses immersed in the surrounding green.
You will soon realize, just as I did, that this place is an angle of paradise. Lucky the one who can live here forever! …
The villa is found inside an age-old seven-hectare farm still fenced in by a high and old stone wall. The terrain descends from up above the coast down towards the sea, and it is cultivated with lemon pergolas characteristic of the Amalfi Coast. On the highest part of the land, there’s an age-old main villa and other three small ones which are about 100 meters (about 328 feet) away one from another.
The agricultural farm, besides growing lemons, produces the famous Limoncello liqueur and other liqueurs made of fennel and laurel. You can taste these and other products at the main villa.
The owners live in the place and will be at your disposal with all their discretion in case you need any help. You can book dinners at the main villa or even book guided tours or excursions on boats.
You need a car during your stay at Villa Lantana. You will find the first shops and restaurants only 4 km (about 2.5 miles) away. The access to the villa is convenient: you can park the car not far from the house and walk towards the villa with no need to climb any steps.
The garden and the swimming pool
At Villa Lantana you will find a large garden consisting of a lawn where your kids will be able to play freely. You will be able to stroll around the green areas inside the property or even go on a true guided tour within the premises of the agricultural farm.
The shared swimming-pool is located next to the villa, and it has an unusual shape. It is 16 x 6 meters (about 53 x 20 feet) large and dug into the rock. It also has a crystal-plate cover. Near the pool you will find a sun-drenched area with umbrellas, deck chairs, a bathroom, and showers.
The house and its terraces
Villa Lantana is a two-storey house: on the lower floor you will find the sleeping area, and on the upper floor, the living area. The villa has been built on a sloping land, so from the garden you can reach either the first or the second floor. Both floors communicate through an indoor staircase.
In the living area you will find a living-room with a table with chairs. The small kitchen communicates with the living-room. The kitchen is equipped with a four-burner stove, a fridge, and a microwave oven. Near the living-room there is a bathroom with only the sink and the toilet seat and without a shower.
From the living-room you can reach a large patio covered by a pergola, the garden, and also a large terrace. From every angle you look, you will have a splendid view of the sea and the coast. The patio and the terrace are furnished with beautiful wrought-iron and majolica garden furniture and embellished by terracotta vases with yellow lantana flowers and red cranesbills.
That will be your favorite place to relax outdoors, to dine under the stars, or if can wake up early in the morning, even to enjoy a fantastic dawn: the sun rises behind the Cilento mountains, away and with sky-blue hues surrounded by a pinkish light which inundates the entire arch of the Gulf of Salerno and the sea…
From the living-room, an indoor staircase will lead you to the sleeping area. The staircase will take you straight to the room with the two single beds. The bedroom has a large window overlooking the garden and the sea. From this bedroom, a small area will lead you to the bathroom and the double bedrooms. The bathroom is spacious and equipped with a large shower.
The double bedroom has a patio door leading to a large terrace and the garden. You can enter this bedroom straight from the garden without having to go through the twin bedroom. The terrace in front of the double bedroom is furnished with beautiful garden furniture and several flowers.
At Villa Lantana, furnishings are well-cared for, complete and elegant. The interior boasts the typical style of Mediterranean homes: beautiful antique furniture with several colorful ceramics objects of local artifact which render the rooms bright and cozy.
Villa Lantana is near one of the largest and most beautiful beaches of the Amalfi Coast: the beach of Vietri sul Mare. It is a beach of fine sand enclosed within a picturesque inlet. There are bars and restaurants near the beach.
During spring/summer time, in case you want, you can use the services of beach establishments which offer you the possibility of renting umbrellas and deck chairs.
Nearby tourist attractions
During your stay at Villa Lantana, you will be in a convenient place to visit the coast of Amalfi, Capri and Ischia, Sorrento, Pompeii, Herculaneum, the Vesuvius, Naples, Caserta, Salerno, Paestum and other sites by using the efficient and economical public transportation network either through sea or land.
You will be 5 km (about 3.1 miles) away from Vietri sul Mare, famous for its production of artifactual ceramics. In Vietri Sul Mare you will have the railway station with the local trains and also the access way to the Salerno-Naples highway. You can easily reach the archaeological ruins of Pompeii and Herculaneum, Sorrento, the Vesuvius, Naples, the temples of Paestum and the National Park of Cilento either by car, by train or by bus.
Only 7 km (about 4.3 miles) away from the villa, at the port of Salerno, you will have ferries and hydrofoils which connect with frequent and economical trips the coast of the Parco Nazionale del Cilento (National Park of Cilento), Salerno, Amalfi, Positano, Sorrento, Naples, and the islands of Capri and Ischia. You can even easily plan one-day excursions.
Don’t miss the chance to visit the coast: you will be amazed! You can even rent a boat or indulge into going on a private mini-cruise along the coast: it will be an unforgettable experience!
During your stay at Villa Lantana, you will be able to visit the famous hamlets of the Amalfi Coast and the characteristic fashion and artisans' shops, as well as attend the many cultural and artistic happenings that take place throughout the year.
Not to be missed, if you are fond of classic music, the famous concerts of the Ravello Festival.
If you like hiking you must not miss the trails marked on the mountains of the coast, the most famous of which is called the "Sentiero degli Dei" (Path of Gods), for the beauty of the places that it will allow you to discover.
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 nearest airport is the one in Naples (50 km or 31 miles away).