Description from the owner
Description from the owner
Book this 1 bathroom, studio style rental in Potenza today! A total of 5 people can sleep here comfortably. This property has been booked 1 times.
Guests can enjoy a deck, outdoor grill, and parking space among other amenities offered by this rental.
Travelers are sharing their opinions on this property. It has an overall rating of 5/5 thanks to an average of 16 reviews.
Costs vary, with the average weekly rate as low as $295.00, depending on travel dates.
The owner responds to 67% of inquiries, which is lower than average, and last updated the property’s calendar 11 days ago.
A special Southern Italy designed house in villa. Potenza, Basilicata, Italy
Additional Location Information
This accommodation is located in the inner suburbs of Potenza city (in Basilicata region) in a complex of a lovely houses surrounded by the country; anyway supermarket and shops are 10 min away on foot; the house is 10 min far from the old centre by car or 20-30 mins by escalators.
The bus stop is only few meters near house.
The parking is allowed inside the gated area of the house or outside on the street; easy parking.
From Capodichino Airport (NAPLES) there is a direct connection by bus from the AIRPORT to POTENZA town where the house is located (with no stops). Ask for info and touristic info too.
POTENZA, the regional capital, is a modern mountain city and it has a beautiful old centre with several churches, the cathedral and Museums. It gets pleasure of a good geographic position from which you can reach a lot of towns & villages and numerous historical city of art like Neaples,Pompei,Salerno, Amalfi, the Caserta's Royal Palace, Alberobello, Fasano, Ostuni, Bari in 1 or 2 hours drive. Don’t miss Matera town, Unesco World Heritage Sites and set of Gibson's ‘The Passion’.
See below some of numerous sites to visit!
Moreover Basilicata has crystalline sea water with sandy beach like Metaponto and the sea cliffs and stony beaches of romantic Maratea.
One day trip & returning then to the peacefulness of this place! Relax or activities nearby, for children as well!
TOURISTIC INFORMATION about area and region.
Some details about origins & mores in POTENZA.
Potenza, a modern town in Southern Italy, with a lovely downtown. It was built on a hill more than 800 metres a.s.l and inhabited till the IV century B.C probably after destruction of the close village of Serra di Vaglio, whose ruins are still visible. Under the Roman domination it was an important municipality as showed by S.Vito’s Bridge and the Roman villa (nearby accommodation) .
The archaeological sites dating back to the native Lucanians to the Greek colonisation of southern Italy and the later Roman cities. METAPONTO, by the Ionion coast, is close to the ruins of the Greek city of Metapontum. More ruins can be visited at VENOSA and GRUMENTO.
SOME PLACES NEARBY apartment in Potenza, Basilicata.
-Places within walking distance: biking and walking on dedicated walking path (Parcomondo park near house) or in rural zone around villa; tennis courts; shops, bars, supermarkets, restaurants, churches.
Moreover nearby house:
-Visit quaint nativities during CHRISTMAS!
-On GOOD FRIDAY in EASTER time see the touching Way of the Cross.
-From October to May, Concerts in MUSIC CONSERVATORY.
SOME PLACES WITHIN 30 MINS DRIVING from Potenza city, Basilicata:
•PANTANO LAKE Area of Pignola(15min) has WWF reserve area, a beautiful Air Base with flying school for flying ultra light planes, renting bike and roller blades, skating rinks,indoor&outdoor; swimming pools, tennis courts and good restaurants
•RIFREDDO(20 min) boasts wonderful woods
•LAGOPESOLE CASTLE was the hunting reserve of Frederick II. In summer is a set of music concerts&folk; shows
•BRINDISI DI MONTAGNA and GRANCIA FOREST (25')-Park “La Grancia” in a wonderful natural scenery below an ancient castle a path,crosses the forest, leads to a wide amphitheatre where, in summertime, a show represents the story of the farmers’ raising in Basilicata, known as ‘Brigantaggio’.The spectacular special effects, are extremely thrilling
•The old town of CAMPOMAGGIORE boasts a unique summer show inside the ancient ruins.
- Some places more than 40min drive from Potenza:
-Province of Potenza
•PIETRAPERTOSA e CASTELMEZZANO(40 min) dramatically-situated villages high (Lucanian Dolomites). You can try FLYGHT OF THE ANGEL, UNIQUE in ITALY, by a mile-long metal cable suspended between two peaks across the valley (SEE YOU TUBE).
NEW from 2013: you can "FLYGHT" TOGETHER another person for maximum 150kg total weight!
•ACERENZA and his majestic cathedral
•MELFI: an ancient town with an imposing Frederick II's Castle containing an archaeological museum
•VENOSA, native land of Horatius, with the suggestive Abbey of the SS. Trinità never finished and the Archaeological Park
•MONTICCHIO LAKES placed in the centre of ancient volcanoes’ double crater of Vulture Mount
•MARATEA with steep slopes to the blue sea and a gargantuan statue of Christ and RIVELLO hill-town
•On the Basilicata IONIAN COASTS: beaches of the finest sand and extensive green pine forests.
•The POLLINO NATIONAL PARK, the greatest Italian protected park
•PERTUSILLO’s LAKE and DAM and SPINOSO village upper the lake
On Campania region border
•PERTOSA CAVES with DANTE's INFERNO show and Certosa Palace.
GOLF: Riva dei Tessali near Metaponto on Jonian coats.
The golf course is within a farm of 80 acres. This course did not alter the original appearance of places: 18 holes that develop between citrus groves, vineyards and Mediterranean vegetation.
SKI: • LA SELLATA-PIERFAONE is the most important resort in the region only 24 km far from Potenza. These mountains can be reached on a direct road from Potenza rising the altitude of 1,255 metres. The skiing installations include two ski-lifts which are 1,500 metres long and which lead to the most difficult slopes. Higher up there is also a cross-country circuit. It’s situated in a stunning location. Here from summer 2010 the Pierfaone Bike Park offers 3 different routes(8km) for bikers and more riding tours in the wonderful green of the Basilicata woods.
Basilicata offers other different resorts where skiing:
• On MOUNT VOLTURINO (1,836 m a.s.l) there are the very latest installations (two-seater chair-lift)
• Another ski centre is found 88 km from Potenza called “the Sacred MOUNT of VIGGIANO” at 1,400 m; there are skiing installations serving what are mainly easy slopes
• In Lagonegro, 112 km from Potenza, you can ski on SIRINO MOUNT in the natural beauty of breathtaking scenery
Other Activities: Massage from Bali (as Ayurvedic massage) - 15 min by feet from accomodation.
- - - - - - -SOME EVENTS & FESTIVALS- - - - -
Every 14 February: Saint's Valentine's nights in Abriola 45 mins away.
CARNIVAL events in Satriano di Lucania (20mins away), Tricarico, Lavello,…
The HOLY WEEK is marked by Sacred Performance sometimes every year for centuries, in POTENZA and in villages at the foot of Mount Vulture:
- Atella: Via Crucis Costumed Parade (Thursday before Easter).
- Barile, Maschito & Venosa: Via Crucis Pageant (Good Friday).
- Rionero in Vulture: Via Crucis Pageant (Saturday before Easter).
29th May – the TURK'S PARADE during Saint’s day patron feast in POTENZA.
The BASILICATA'S ARBOREAL CERIMONIES are from May to September. An archaic hymn to the fertility of the soil and life through the “matrimonio dell’albero” (marriage of a tree) between the top and the trunk of a tree.
2nd July – La Madonna della Bruna a MATERA (1 hour away), a great Madonna’s Procession
- Summer show (until the end of September; the plenty of shows is August) in Lagopesole Castle, old town of Campomaggiore, La Grancia Forest,.....
During August month take place some historical parade of medieval knights in Acerenza ( 11th, 12th August 2013), Banzi (17th), Forenza (16th), Muro Lucano (10th, 11st).
From May to September (3rd Sunday of the month) OLD MARKET things of the past in the downtown of POTENZA.
In AUGUST 2013 nearby there are the following EVENTS
2-4 aug• The great taste’s path in Vaglio di Basilicata (just 15 mins far)
9-10 • Festival of Canestrato of Moliterno
10-11 • The Days of Senise peppers - Senise
12-14 • Festival of the White and Red - Rotonda
12-15 • The Open Wine Cellars of Sant'Angelo Le Fratte
• 18-19 Festival of Bean - Sarconi
23, 24, 25 • Feast of the Codfish and Typical Products - Avigliano
24-25 • Exhibition of Lucanian honey - Ripacandida
30/8-1/9 • Festival of Pecorino di Filiano
• Cantinando Art in Wine - Barile
• Porklandia - Picerno
HISTORICAL PAGEANTS (august 2013):
5-6 aug • The Retnes of Maschito
10-11 • On the trail of the Arabs - Pietrapertosa
10-11 • Procession on the life of Joan of Anjou and Joust of the Rings - Muro Lucano
11-12 • From the Lombards and the Normans history of a cathedral - Acerenza
12 • At the court of Frederick - Lagopesole
14 • The Conspiracy of the Barons - Miglionico
16 • The legend of the Knights Templar,Ugo of the Pagans and the Challenge of Myth A.D. 1118 - Forenza
17 • The Ride of the Normans - Banzi
17-18 • One day of August, the coming of Pope Urban II - Banzi• Walks sentimental in Isabella Morra places - Valsinni
MAGICAL ATMOSPHERE (august 2013):
4 aug• The artwork of Plastic Avigliano
10-11 • The Palio di Sasso di Castalda
31 • Fireworks on Basento - POTENZA
• Wonders of sand on the Ionian coast
• Museum of Madness - Matera
MARRIAGE BETWEEN THE TREES (august 2013):
10, 11, 12 aug • The May issue of Oliveto Lucano
23, 24, 25 • The a 'Pitu and the Rock of Viggianello Old Town
FESTIVAL (august 2013):
2, 3, 4 aug• Naturarte - Gallipoli Park BrotherInLaw
9, 10, 11 • Naturarte - Pollino National Park
23, 24, 25 • Naturarte - Murgia Park
30.31 / 8-1/09 • Naturarte - Gallipoli Park BrotherInLaw
• Theatre in the summer in the large Archaeological Parks
• The Festival of Two Parks
FESTIVAL (august 2013):
• 10-13 aug Lucania Film Festival - Pisticci
• 16-18 Metaponto Beach Festival
• Gezziamoci to Tito
• Volcanic Live Festival Rionero in Vulture and Monticchio Lakes
• Lucania Etnofolk - Satriano di Lucania
• Press Harp at Viggiano
• Ethno Roots Festival contest
• Roots Festival
BIG ATTRACTORS ON STAGE:
• The Park and the GRANCIA
the Cinespettacolo La Storia Bandita Brindisi di Montagna
• The city of Utopia Old Campomaggiore
• The World of Frederick II Castle of Lagopesole
• The Flight of the Angel on the Lucanian Dolomite (Pietrapertosa & castelmezzano)
• 1 aug- 30 sept 2013: The Flight of the Eagle on the Pollino - San Constantino Albanese (NEW)
Autumn season (timetable 2012)
On 4th- 6th OCTOBER enjoy the AGLIANICA WINE FESTIVAL in an old town (it changes every year) in Potenza Province)
CHESTNUT Festivals in Rapolla, Melfi, Rionero, Pietrapertosa.
Enjoy typical southern italian cribbs during CHRISTMAS time in Potenza and in a lot of village of Basilicata region!
8-24th dec • The Christmas markets
8th dec - 8th january• Travelling between the cribs in POTENZA’S Escalators
• The Lucanian cribbs in ANZI (where you can also see the OBSERVATORY-30 mins away), GRASSANO,
• Nativity in the Sassi of MATERA
The owner will be glad to help you planning your tours!
More About This Location
City vacations, Mountain nearby, Rural retreats
Proximity to TripAdvisor's Top Potenza Attractions
Proximity to TripAdvisor's Top Potenza Attractions
Rates shown in $ USD (Rental listed originally in EUR)
Please note: these rates exclude taxes and fees and may vary depending on the length of your stay. Rates are also subject to change at the owner’s discretion.
- Damage Deposit | $76 per stay
- Fees for additional guests may apply.
Additional notes from the owner
The central heating is charged for 1€/hour over 3-5 hours (it depends how long you stay) because of the high cost of gas in Italy.
RATES FOR FAMILIES OR GROUPS
The price is for Aall apartment for 4 guests in case of FAMILY (with children until 18 years old) and for 2 guests in case of GROUPS, FRIENDS (for more than 2 people you add 4€/night per person)
- Central heating
- Local Guides/Maps
- Hair dryer
- Linens Provided
- Cleaning Service
- Alarm Clock
- Towels Provided
- Soap/Shampoo Provided
- Short breaks allowed (1-4 days)
- Washing Machine
Phone / Internet
- Wireless Internet
- Internet Access
- Mountain Views
- Wheelchair accessible
- Stove or Oven
- Satellite or cable TV
- Stereo or CD player
- DVD Player
- Outdoor Dining Area
- 5 Dining chairs
- 6 Lounge chairs
A FlipKey verified reviewer
“Really cozy, pretty and convenient.”
First of all the house is immaculate and really well decorated. Liana, the owner, is wonderful. It was so comfortable that we felt like we had lived here forever. It was a great place to explore the Provence of Basilicata. We took daily trips all around the region and then would come "home" to our home away from home
Response from the owner, Liana - 06/24/2014
Thank you very much for your appreciating of the house decoration that I personnally take care of it for a pleasant stay of my guests....the ambiance is very important to feel you very well! Anyway often the real surprised is your discovering of Basilicata region, this is very easy and comfortable from Potenza city where the house is located. Actually very few people know this part of Italy but when they stay here they are always really happy to have chosen this region! I was very glad to meet you and having could give you some tips for you travelling! I hope to see you again...
A FlipKey verified reviewer
“Lovely, comfortable, friendly”
We enjoyed the week at Potenza. The apartment has been a comfortable and beautiful accommodation, arranged with love. We don´t missed anything. Liana explained all we must have known and gave tips to us for have a look for the interesting of Basilicata. Except the traffic in Potenza, it has been a very nice time.
Response from the owner, Liana - 04/29/2014
Thanks so much for appreciating the home and the region too! You told me that it was a surprise travelling through this region, a real discovery! I am very happy to have given you the right tips to allow visiting the interesting places here. You are very nice people and it was a real pleasure having meet you!
A FlipKey verified reviewer
Satellite beach florida
“Home away from home”
I had chosen to visit this area at the last minute and liana was extremely accommodating. She is constantly available for questions and directions and since I was traveling solo, that was extremely important to me. The apartment is absolutely adorable (better than the pictures), warm, comfortable and extremely well equipped. Liana has thought of everything. She even arranged for a Personal guide for me to take me to the beautiful villages of Pisticci, Matera, and Castelmazzano where I was able to reconnect with family. It was a beautiful stay.
Response from the owner, Liana - 04/03/2014
It was a real pleasure for me and my family having you as our guest! Thanks a lot for appreciating so much our home away from home. We are always very proud to be able meeting the demands of our guests and leaving a pleasant memory of our land where you have your roots! Really the exceptional guide, a lucanian who speaks english very well, made a difference allowing you to communicate with your distant relatives! You've been a great guest and it was natural feel friends with you. We hope to see you again....very soon! Liana &co.
Wonderful place!..Beautiful, nice and very clean . We really recommends this place.Liana de owner is very kind and helpful. The flower house is nice place!!!
Response from the owner, Liana - 09/03/2013
Thank you very much for your very nice review! I was very pleased to meet you & your family and I hope to see you again.
A FlipKey verified reviewer
Just perfect stay! Very comfortable and cosy place! Very helpful host and friendly! Good base for going for a sightseeing or to the beachside. I will certainly will come back again!
Response from the owner, Liana - 08/21/2013
Thank you so much fot telling next guests your wonderful impression! I was really happy to meet you, so nice & polite people, and I hope to have you here again discovering other places in Basilicata and nearby region!
mirjam van den berg
“we had a great holiday in a fantastic home”
Our host Liana is a very kind and guestfree person. She only wants you to have a great time. The house is fantastic, feels like home, and you can find everything there what you may need. From via Londra, with a car, recommendable, it's easy to discover Basilicata.
Response from the owner, Liana - 08/03/2013
Thank you so much for your great comment....I am very happy that you appreciated the house a lot and you felt really at home! I am really very pleased to meet special people like you! A big thank you for leaving the house very clean and tidy. I am waiting for you again... Liana
“The place to stay when visiting Basilicata”
The house is very clean and cosy. Even for children they have lots of toys to play with. Liana even did some shopping beforehand so we had something toeat, when we arrived. We very much appreciated that. From wine to fresh mozzarella di buffalla to pasta and bread. Shopping itself is also just a few minutes away. Within a short walk you'll get everything you need in terms of food an drinks. The area where the house is located seemed very safe and quite. No problem to have an evening walk around the house. Just a few barking dogs in the neighbourhood, but you'll get used to that very quickly.
Response from the owner, Liana - 07/14/2013
Thank you so much for your comment! I am glad that you appreciated the welcome to you and also that you think that is the right place, centrally located, to visit Basilicata. And not only Basilicata because is between Campania and Apulia so in 1 hour you can reach Salerno, Paestum, Amalfi coast and so on! At last but not least you are very nice and polite guests with a very sweet daughter and I hope to meet you again!
Anna e Roberto
“Like being home!”
Siamo stati bene, io e mio marito, nella Villa dei Fiori a Potenza dove abbiamo trascorso una settimana di vacanze. La casa è situata a pochi minuti dal grazioso centro storico in un quartiere molto tranquillo e in mezzo al verde. Posizione ideale per le innumerevoli escursioni turistiche che la parte settentrionale della Lucania offre agli amanti di siti storici, peraltro di grande interesse, di paesaggi mozzafiato e di una natura incontaminata. I locali, arredati con gusto offrono ogni comfort e brillano per una accurata pulizia. La cucina, attrezzatissima, soddisfa qualsiasi desiderio e necessità anche del più esigente turista. Parcheggio assicurato a pochi metri dalla casa oppure all'interno del piccolo giardino straripante di fiori. Gentilissima e premurosa Eliana, la Proprietaria, che non ci hanno fatto mancare nulla. Superba l'accoglienza al nostro arrivo con un pacco di benvenuto con assaggi delle specialità locali. E' la prima volta che durante i nostri numerosi viaggi, troviamo tanta cura per l'ospite, tanta gentilezza e tanto calore. Sarà difficile non tornarci!! Anna e Roberto
Response from the owner, Liana - 07/12/2013
Carissimi Anna e Roberto, grazie per il vostro sincero apprezzamento, ci dà la carica per continuare così…. E’ sempre bellissimo mettere le persone a proprio agio come fossero a casa propria! Anche per me e la mia famiglia è stato un vero piacere conoscervi e sentire che a fine vacanza ci si sente amici! A presto! ENGLISH TRANSLATION My husband and I enjoyed our one week stay at The Flowers’ House in Potenza. The house is located a few minutes (by car) from the lovely historic center in a very quiet neighborhood and in a green area. Ideal location for many historical tourist excursions to the Northern Lucania that offers a lot of great interesting places to lovers of historical sites and breathtaking scenery & unspoilt nature. The house is tastefully furnished, it offers every comfort and shines for a thorough cleaning. The kitchen is fully equipped and even the most demanding tourist couldn’t desire and need anything else. Parking is available few meters from the house or in the small garden overflowing with flowers. Liana, the Owner, is very kind and caring and she did not miss anything. Superb welcome to our arrival consisting in a welcome pack with tasting of local specialties. It 's the first time during our many trips that we find so much care for the visitors, so much warmth and kindness. It will be hard not to come back! Anna and Roberto ENGLISH LIANA’S REPLY Dear Anna and Roberto, thank you very much for your sincere appreciation that gives us the charge to continue like this! It 's our goal to give people the same feeling they were at home. Even for me and my family it was a real pleasure to meet you and hearing that you feel as friends at the end of holiday! See you soon! Liana & co.
“Excellent location from which to explore Basilicata”
We are a family of four (kids 10 and 17 years). The flat was very nice, comfortable, and had everything we needed. The front patio was very pleasant as well. Liana provided a wonderful welcome basket with wine bread cheese, and more. An unexpected treat. The nearby grocer was convenient, and had a wonderfully friendly, helpful, and generous butcher. The place is a bit tricky to find if you don't have a Sat-Nav (ours wasn't working when we first arrived), but OK with one. I found Liana very helpful, although I only spoke to her on the phone (she was also on holiday when we were there. Her Mother, who lives next door, was an absolute delight! Potenza was a good, central location to the places we wanted to visit, being in the center of Basilicata and served by an east-west motorway. The Wi-Fi worked flawlessly. I would definitely recommend this rental.
Response from the owner, Liana - 07/11/2013
Thank you very much for your beautiful words despite some difficulties in the arrival! I am sorry for the inconvenience and this is the reason why I always add the plan to the directions explanation to reach the house and usually I have no problem to wait for my guests at the exit of motorway, if they need, when I'm in town . I am really happy that you & your family enjoyed the comfort of house & patio and I hope to meet you in person at your next trip to Southern Italy ... now that you know how to get here!
A FlipKey verified reviewer
“Bellissima e accogliente”
La casa dei fiori è indubbiamente la casa più bella e accogliente che ci sia..La casa infatti è fornita di qualsiasi comfort dalla lavastoviglie ai cd con lo stereo..ma non è tutto!! Il tavolo all'americana e il meraviglioso caminetto rendono questo open space delizioso, accogliente e soprattutto meravigliosamente rilassante. Pulizia perfetta e soprattutto gentilezza della dolcissima padrona di casa Liana. Posto assolutamente meraviglioso per passare un capodanno diverso. Lo consiglio a tutti!
Response from the owner, Liana - 01/08/2013
Grazie mille per le vostre meravigliose parole e per la casetta di cioccolata regalatami in segno della vostra gratitudine. Siete giovani particolarmente attenti, educati, simpatici e mi complimento con voi! Inoltre so che avete particolarmente apprezzato l’atmosfera di festa e le luci natalizie della città di Potenza. Sono davvero felice di aver contribuito a farvi trascorrere un capodanno memorabile! Vi aspetto per una prossima e nuova avventura….Liana English review The Flowers’ House is undoubtedly the most beautiful and friendly house that there is everywhere.. The house is well equipped with any comfort from the dishwasher to the stereo and cd …. but that's not at all! The American-style table and fireplace make really delightful, friendly and wonderfully relaxing this wonderful open space. It is perfectly clean and above all you can appreciate the kindness of sweet hostess Liana. It’s an absolutely wonderful place to spend the New Year! I recommend it to everybody English Answer Thank you so much for your wonderful words and for the chocolate’s house you gave me to witness your gratitude. You are young people very attentive, polite and nice; my compliments to you! You also told me you have particularly enjoyed the Christmas atmosphere and lights of Potenza. I'm really happy to have helped you to spend a memorable New Year! I'm waiting for you to spend an upcoming and new adventure ....
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