Villa Il Frantoio is a bed & breakfast in Praiano, in the South of Italy, in the charming village of Vettica Maggiore is the recently restored historic Il Frantoio. The villa was once a working olive press for the local villagers and has been carefully restored to bring back the essence of a period long gone.
The bed and breakfast feature six rooms each with a special and unique character with private terraces overlooking the shimmering Mediterranean, picturesque Positano and legendary Capri. Homer's famed isle of the Sirens (Sirenuse) also lies in what seems merely inches from your touch through your window. The architecture of the villa dates back to the 17th century and all of the romantic and dramatic details shine through today. We also can offer you a new beautiful property with full kitchen, that is managed by our attentive staff: Villa Lilmar. This is a two bedrooms' apartment with a large private terrace with amazing sea view, featuring two large double bedrooms, two bathrooms with shower head, large living room and ample terrace overlooking the shimmering Mediterranean sea.
The bed and breakfast's private and common-space terraces are characterized by dramatic high arches and the sleeping chambers have domed roofs in the authentic style of this region. The original stone wheel and press have been kept fully intact in our grand suite as a tasteful centrepiece. Although every effort to restore it original charm and elegance have been employed, there are all the modern conveniences one would expect in a world class bed and breakfast establishment.
High-speed Internet and wireless access are juxtaposed with hand-cut stone floors—modern bathrooms look though ancient portals out to sea and Capri. Flat screen TV's are mounted on hand coloured plastered walls and air-conditioning is cleverly hidden from view but available for your comfort. Our three suites have kitchens. for those guests that choose to delve into the culinary treats of the region or to simply make a cup of tea in the afternoon.
Families, couples, singles, and groups large and small will call the bed and breakfast Il Frantoio their home, in our b&b in the Amalfi coast.
The bed and breakfast is best reached either by taxi or by private car. The walk from the parking area to the villa consists of approximately 40 steps. This leads to a communal path of about 200 meters The intrepid travellers can instead access Il Frantoio the old fashioned way of the Amalfi coast; by stairs—220 to be precise—from the heart of the village below. Porter services are available. It is advisable to request the extra porter service prior to your arrival. (This service is extra)
The village Vettica Maggiore is part of the village of Praiano and is considered the most spectacular vantage point on the entire Amalfi Coast. It is a short distance from the bustling town of Positano, with its many shops, restaurants and galleries, yet it seems a world apart. The famous city of Amalfi is down the coast in the other direction and can be easily reached by car, boat or public transportation. Excursions to the famed isle of Capri (home of the notorious Roman ruler Tiberius) can be arranged by ferry or private boat where one can swim in the waters of the Blue Grotto.
While at the bed and breakfast you will enjoy full breakfast on our morning terrace and evening happy hour where our host can offer you tips to better enjoy your stay. We feature a beautiful hand-hewed wooden bar for apertivos, local wines and socializing with our guests.
Adventurous travellers enjoy the spectacular trails that crisscross our steep slopes and follow the foot paths created centuries ago — before roads, or even mules, were available for transport — Truly a step back in time.
The bed and breakfast's garden is perfect for intimate private dinners overlooking the sea or large cocktail celebrations, like weddings: celebrate the wedding in the Amalfi coast make the most beautiful day of your life extremely unique!
Please note that the listing price is an average cost of a regular double room per night, accommodating two guests, including breakfast. During the low season breakfast might not be available.
If your party needs more than one room, the price will be multiplied by the number of lodgings needed.
WiFI is available; the service is charged Euro 15 per stay, no matter how many devices and time you are using the service. Yet we need to charge because we use the amount to keep the networ efficient!
We also need to inform you that each councils on the Amalfi Coast (except Positano and Atrani) has a visitors' tax, that is applicable to each guest that overnights in the area. The tax is due at arrival and paid to the person in charge of your check in.
The visitors tax is only paid by each guest that overnights and it is due per night. Guests under the age of 10 years are exempt.
Praiano visitor's tax is Euro 1, per night, for initial 7 nights. Euro 0,70 thereafter.
The tax can be only paid at departure and in cash....Read more
Villa Il Frantoio Suites Praiano Praiano, Campania, Italy
Additional Location Information
Villa il Frantoio is in a pedestrian precinct only reachable walking for a few minutes through a path of 200 meters and about a total of 65 steps from the parking area. Not ideal to elderly people or with walking disabilities.
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Last updated on April 26, 2015
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Left on 04/29/2014 for a stay in April 2014 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Apr 29, 2014Stayed Apr 2014
Very nice place with a lot of sun, we enjoyed everything and of course a very excellent pasqua breakfast:-) we will recommend this villa to all our friends, probably not to them, who has problem with the stairs:-) Read more
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