Villa Silvestre D is a gracious 40-square-meter (about 430.5 square feet)
cottage in stone with a patio, a private garden, a shared garden, and a view of
a valley. It sleeps two people, and it has a parking space.
The cottage is a separate home which is part of a large countryside house
located between Sorrento and Positano. You will be 7 km (about 4.3 miles) away
from Sorrento and 10 km (about 6.2 miles) away from Positano.
Villa Silvestre D consists of a single room furnished with a double bed, a
dining area, a kitchenette, and a bathroom with shower.
The villa is on the top of one of the steep hills by the sea which mold the wild
and picturesque stretch of high coast which goes from Punta Campanella to
Positano. You will be about 300 meters (about 984 feet) above sea level.
The villa and the private land surrounding it (5000 square meters or about
53,820 square feet) look out on the sun and the sea.
Villa Silvestre is a large countryside house built with blocks of grey tuff. It
is surrounded by the green of the olive groves, and it faces the vast blue of
the sea. Red cranesbills and several succulent plants shine in the sun and
dangle from several vases placed on the staircases, porticoes, and terraces.
The house is in the middle of a sloping terraced land where olive trees, grape
vines, and fruit trees grow. You will reach the house by walking down a private
road embellished by bushes of yellow cranesbills and roses.
From every angle of the garden you will have a pleasant and wide view of the sea.
Villa Silvestre is in fact in the middle of a large valley which gently leans
facing towards the sea and which is covered in silvery crowns of olive trees and
lush vegetation. Amidst the green you will notice the red roof tiles of farm
houses and really small inhabited areas. The mild verdant slope is abruptly
interrupted by the blue of the sea as the hill seems to plunge from high above
into the waters down below, about one km (about 0.7 miles) away as if seen in a
straight line from the villa.
From the sea, this stretch of high coast looks impervious, wild and quite
picturesque since it is adorned by the presence of two islets, Isca and Vetara.
In this small paradise, where the air and perfume of the sun-drenched
countryside merge with the fresh and salt-scented air which emanates from the
sea, you will find a mild and salubrious climate all year round.
Next to the house, on a beautiful lawn shaded by cherry trees, you will have a
ping-pong table and deck chairs to relax outdoors, available to you and all the
guests of the villa.
While playing or resting outdoors in the sun or in the shade, you will have an
unlimited view of the sea and the Gulf of Salerno.
At Villa Silvestre you will also have a small and lush vegetable garden
cultivated with love and care by the proprietors; a place where you can glean
its seasonal vegetables. In summer you will find delicious tomatoes and scented
basil! Owners of lands nearby also produce extra-virgin olive oil and wine.
The house has old origins, and in the middle of a large room on the ground floor
you will be able to see, carefully preserved, an old oil mill for olives with
grinding wheels of stone and also old objects of everyday countryside life.
The villa has been currently restored so as to hold three small vacation homes.
A fourth home available for rental is actually a small cottage placed a bit away
from the main house.
The owners live in the place, and they will be at your disposal with all their
discretion whenever you need any kind of help or information.
100 meters (about 328 feet) away from the villa is the nearest restaurant.
The nearest town with shops is Torca, reachable by car or on foot after taking a
five-minute walk through a shortcut (400 meters or 1.300 feet).
The cottage and the garden
Villa Silvestre D is a gracious cottage with stone walls surrounded by green
just a few feet away from the main house. You reach it from the road after
taking a stone stairway consisting of about 15 steps.
In front of the cottage you will have a garden which is about 50 square meters (about
538 square feet) large completely at your exclusive disposal. It’s verdant and
rich in flowers. The garden is fenced in and partially shaded by a large pergola
of grapes and also other trees. Under the pergola you will have a table with
benches to have meals outdoor. Near the house, in a sun-drenched area, you will
have a angle furnished with deck chairs.
The interior of the cottage is furnished in a simple but pleasant way: you will
have a nice double bed in wrought iron, a table with chairs, a kitchenette with
a two-burner stove, a small fridge, and a small oven. The bathroom features a
shower, and you will also have a washing machine inside.
On the Coast of Sorrento and Amalfi, the beaches are small inlets surrounded by
a high-cliff coast. 6 km (about 4 miles) away, if you descend towards the
coastal side of the Gulf of Salerno, you will find the large beach of fine
gravel of Marina del Cantone. You will find outdoor bars and restaurants and
also means for practicing all sorts of water sports.
By descending towards the side of the Gulf of Naples, at about 8 km (about 5
miles) away, you will arrive at a picturesque beach set in the small bay of
Marina della Lobra. Here you will also find beach establishments, outdoor bars,
and restaurants by the sea.
Easily reached are also the beaches of Positano and Sorrento.
Nearby tourist attractions
By staying at Villa Silvestre, you will be in a peaceful place, not
tourist-crowded, and in a convenient position to visit both the Coast of
Sorrento and the Coast of Amalfi.
The nearest town is the village of Torca, 400 meters (about 1.300 feet) awaywhere you will find shops and restaurants.
You will be about 1,5 km (about 1 miles) away from the heart of Sant’Agata Sui
Due Golfi, a small village amidst the hills between the Gulf of Naples and the
Gulf of Salerno. The village is famous as a vacation place rich in natural
beauties, healthy air, good wine, and great food.
Sant’Agata is renown in Italy for its great restaurants.
In Sant’Agata Sui Due Golfi, you will find shops, bars, and restaurants.
Massa Lubrense is 5 km (about 3 miles) away.
You will easily be able to experience the intense tourist life of the coast,
with all its rendezvous, shopping streets, and restaurants.
Sant’Agata Sui Due Golfi (and Torca) is heaven on earth for all trekking
enthusiasts. On the stretch of coast right on the spot which separates the coast
of Amalfi from the coast of Sorrento, there are trails of breathtaking beauty to
be admired amidst the mountains and the sea.
In case you feel like giving trekking a try, you can join excursions and guided
tours along many trails found in the area. The most famous trail of all, which
unravels high above the coasts of Amalfi and Positano, is called “Sentiero degli
Dei” (Path of the Gods) due to its extraordinary beauty.
In Marina del Cantone, Sorrento, Positano, and other small towns of the Amalfi
Coast, there are centers which organize guided tours to seabeds rich in grottoes
and amazing vegetable and animal life along the coast.
Bus and ferries
From the ports of Positano and Sorrento, daily and nightly ferries, hydrofoils,
and mini-cruises leave to places along the coast, the islands of Capri and
Ischia, Amalfi, Naples, and the Coast of Cilento.
The bus stop of the SITA buses which connect Torca to Positano and Sorrento is
about 400 meters (about 490 feet) away.
The SITA bus service links all the towns along the coast and enables you to
easily reach the archaeological sites of Pompeii, Herculaneum, Paestum, or the
Reggia (Royal Palace) of Caserta.
The nearest airport is the one in Naples, about 60 km (about 37 miles) away.
Region: Sorrento Coast