Villa Geraldina is a gracious 80-square-meter (about 861 square feet) house
overlooking the sea which features a terrace, a garden, and straight access to
the sea. It is 30 meters (about 98 feet) away from the sea. It can sleep seven
people, and it is equipped with parking space and winter heating.
The house is located in Praiano, which is halfway between Amalfi and Positano,
about 7 km (about 4.3 miles) away from both places.
There is a double bedroom, a bedroom with a 140 cm (about 55 inches) bed, a
bedroom with four bunk beds, two bathrooms, a large living-room, and a small
Villa Geraldina is part of a large and white house attached to a steep stretch
of rocky coast overlooking the sea. The house is located halfway between the
coastal state road and the sea. Around the house, all you will see is the green
of the Mediterranean vegetation, which grows lushly amidst rocks and the blue of
Arriving at the villa is quite easy: on the coastal state road, you will find a
white gate which leads to a convenient private parking space. Then you have to
go ahead on foot for about 30 meters (about 98 feet) until you get to the villa;
that will consist of about 50 steps to climb.
Having a car is not necessary during your stay: the bus stop is 50 meters (about
164 feet) away from the villa. You will find the first shops and restaurants
about 300 meters (about 984 feet) away.
Villa Geraldina faces the sea and the sun. The house Geraldina is part of has
been built to hold vacation homes and has been divided into apartments. The
other apartments are used by the owners during their vacation and they are not
available for rent. Residents share the access to the sea.
The access to the sea
In order to reach the sea from Villa Geraldina, you have to descend a trail dug
in the rocky coast overlooking the sea. It is a walk which you will enjoy, for
all along the path you will feast your eyes on a panorama of breathtaking view.
There are about 200 steps along the trail and also benches where you can sit
down, relax, and enjoy the scenery. Halfway to the sea, you will find an angle
equipped with a shower amid the rocks.
Once you have arrived at sea level, you will see a concrete platform where you
can sunbathe and from which you can jump into the water. You will also find a
natural pool formed by sea water which runs into a bowl-shaped area among rocks.
Even your kids will be able to swim in the place.
The garden and the terrace
In front of Villa Geraldina, you will find a small garden with a spectacular
view of the sea. One part of the garden is shaded by a large olive tree. In the
garden, you will see two tables with chairs and a small barbecue available for
you to enjoy outdoor meals.
The other part of the garden has the shape of a triangular terrace, and it is
turned towards the sea just like the prow of a ship: as you lean, all your eyes
will see is the blue of the sea and the sky! And if you look down below you, you
will be able to see the waves caressing the rocks, hear their sounds, and feel
By looking to the side, you will be able to enjoy the view of a wide and
picturesque stretch of coast which consists of the villages of Praiano and Capo
di Conca dei Marini. An umbrella and some deck chairs are placed right in front
of the sea and all the scenery: that will be your favorite place to relax
The house is one storey-high. You will step into the living-room straight from
the garden. The living-room is a large room illuminated by a high arched patio
door through which you can see a splendid view of the sea even from the inside.
Near the patio door, you will find a couch and two armchairs, and further ahead,
there is the dining table. In the living-room, you will also have the television, cd and dvd player, some fans, and the telephone.
Near the living-room there is small but well-equipped kitchen, where you will
find a four-burner stove, an oven, a fridge with a freezer, a
washing machine, microwave oven and small electrical appliances.
A small corridor separates the living-room from the main double bedroom and the
main bathroom. This bedroom is spacious and features a window with a magnificent
view of the sea. In the bathroom you will find a bathtub which has also a shower
You can reach the two other bedrooms straight from the living-room. Both
bedrooms are quite small. In one, you will find a bed which is 140 cm (about 55
inches) large. This bedroom has a window overlooking the living-room and a
bathroom with shower inside. The other bedroom has two sets of bunk beds, which
allow four people to sleep in the room. This bedroom has a window overlooking
Villa Geraldina features furnishings which are well cared for, complete, bright,
and pleasant. The floor is in hand-painted ceramics, which is a splendid sample
of the typical artifact of the Amalfi Coast.
The closest beach is the charming beach of Marina di Praia, situated in a point
where a small valley dug by the erosion meets, among the high rocks, a sea of
the colour of the emerald.
You can walk there along a tract of the coastal road, and then taking a "scalinatella"
that will take you to the Saracen watch tower by the sea. From there you will be
able to take a charming downhill pedestrian alley, cut into the rock, sheer
above the sea, which will take you to the beach.
Along the walk you will find a couple of small and characteristic cafes and
restaurants, open in the good season, where you will be able to have breakfast
or dine on the rocks above the sea.
This same beach can also be reached by car or by bus. On this beach you will be
able to practice several activities, rent boats and board small boats that will
take you to swim in fascinating inlets of the coast, that can only be reached by
Another nearby beach is the one in Positano, at approximately 7 km (11 miles).
Nearby tourist attractions
Staying at Villa Geraldina will offer you a place which is not tourist-crowded
and the chance of having all the vacation-life activities that the Amalfi Coast
has to offer just on hand.
Praiano is located halfway between Positano and Amalfi, about 7 km (approximately
4.3 miles) away from both towns.
From Praiano you can easily reach all the tourist points of interest of the
Amalfi Coast and Sorrento Coast as well as Naples, the Vesuvius, Pompeii,
Herculaneum, Paestum, and the islands of Capri and Ischia.
At Villa Geraldina you will have a parking space included in the rental service.
Having a car is not essential: 50 meters (about 164 feet) away from the house is
the bus stop.
You can conveniently use both the service of the local minibus which goes from
Praiano to Positano and the service of the SITA bus, which connects Praiano with
Amalfi and Sorrento. Both services are comfortable and economical.
From Sorrento you can take local trains to comfortably and directly reach
Pompeii, Herculaneum, the Vesuvius, and Naples in less than one hour. Even
Paestum and the coast of the Parco Nazionale del Cilento (Cilento National Park)
are easily reached either by bus or train.
In Amalfi and Positano you will be able to take ferries or hydrofoils to visit
through sea the Coasts of Amalfi and Sorrento, the coast of the Cilento National
Park, and also the islands of Capri and Ischia.
You can also rent boats or join daily and nightly mini-cruises along the coast.
Staying at Villa Geraldina will enable you to visit the famous beaches of the
Amalfi Coast, go shopping for fashion and the best handcrafted articles, and
experience the numerous top-quality folklore, artistic, musical, and cultural
events which take place throughout the year.
Not to be missed by classical music enthusiasts are the famous concerts held
during the Festival of Ravello, and for those who are fond of trekking, there
are trails which unravel through the mountains of the coast, among which the
most famous one is the “Sentiero degli Dei” (Path of the Gods), known for the
beauty of places unveiled during the walk.
Moreover, on the Amalfi Coast, one can also practice water sports, go
scuba-diving, rent bicycles and motorbikes.
For those willing to experience the intense night life of the Amalfi Coast,
there is a range of choices: from piano-bars to the most exclusive nightclubs.
The nearest airport is in Naples, 60 km (about 37 miles) away. The other closest
airport is the one in Rome, 260 km (about 162 miles) away.
Region: Amalfi Coast
Accommodations: Independent house or villa in small complex