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Description from the manager
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 th...e 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. Itâ€™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 Santâ€™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.
Santâ€™Agata is renown in Italy for its great restaurants.
In Santâ€™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.
Santâ€™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 â€śSentiero degli Deiâ€ť ( 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.
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Other holiday homes nearby: Villa Silvestre A , Villa Silvestre B , Villa Silvestre C .
We stayed for week at the beginning of September. We drove up from Naples - which to be honest I wouldnt recommend to anyone - the roads are mad! We arrived very late which we had pre-arranged with the owners and to their credit they came and met us even though it was nearly midnight.
The studio was very nice. Had its own private small garden - complete with a table and chairs and 2 loungers. It was all very pretty. There was enough kitchen equipment to cook a simple meal or breakfast etc. Full size fridge, plates cutlery etc. The only thing I would say is if you can pack a sharp bread knife - do! We were cutting our bread with a steak knife!
The studio was very clean and nicely decorated - plenty of hot water for showers.
We would not stay there again for a couple of reasons. We didnt realise it was so far away from everything and although there were buses from the villiage below into Sorrento we had to walk back from St agata coming home which was quite a trek.
There was no information pack at the studio and we didnt see the owners all week to ask them anything so didnt realise until coming home the last night by car that there was a restaurant just outside the gates at the top. We only found the footpath to the villiage after walking around for ages the first day. There seemed to be a public swimming pool near by but again without any information we didnt know where to look.
On the last day the check out was supposed to be 10 o'clock. We waited until mid-day for the owners to turn up but no one did so we had to leave. As we had no phone reception at the studio we couldnt even ring them.
Although I cannot fault the studio in many ways, I wouldn't return but if you like peace, quiet and solitude this is the place for you.
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