Villa Giampa is a splendid villa with the fascination of the typical and ancient mediterranean houses. It sleeps 11 people. From Villa Giampa you will enjoy a thrilling view of the sea and of the coastline. Villa Giampa is 160 square meters (1720 square feet). It features a private swimming pool, two wide private terraces with a view of the sea, a private garden, air conditioning (please read description below to check in which rooms the units are installed) and WI-FI Internet access.
You will be in a pedestrian precinct, in the seventeenth-century historic center of Praiano , where you will find restaurants, shops and the stop for the SITA bus and for the local bus. You will find the closest beach at roughly 1 km (0.6 miles). You will reach Villa Giampa from the street level going up a 150-meters (490-feet) public walkway that includes approximately 62 stairway steps.
You will not need a car to stay at Villa Giampa. If you do have one, you will be able to park it at approximately 200 meters (220 yards), for a fee, in a public parking lot (being the lot a public one, parking spaces can not be reserved). Alternatively, you can park free of charge along the public roads (the actual distance might vary depending on the availability of parking spaces).
Villa Giampa is part of the historical center of Praiano, which consists of a cluster of white houses on the highest area of a steep slope of a hill overlooking the sea. The houses are nestled around the beautiful bell-tower and the eighteenth-century church of San Luca.
In this area of Praiano, almost all the houses date back to the eighteenth century. They feature white façades often decorated with stuccoes, patios below masonry arches sustaining terraces facing the sea, and sloping gardens filled with flowers and citrus trees around. To walk through such extraordinary village, declared World Heritage site by UNESCO, means climbing narrow stairways and pedestrian streets.
The whole area is made for pedestrians, except for the only access street to the main square. Here you will not find streets packed with tourists; all you will see are the kind inhabitants of the place. And you will be able to experience the fascination and authentic beauty of the Amalfi Coast : one not changed by the actions of tourism!
Villa Giampa lies in a secluded position, having been built chiefly on a rocky steep slope. Once you have crossed the entrance gate, a beautiful white staircase - flanked with pots full of flowers - will lead you up on a terrace which is the access to both the house and a second larger terrace (through an external flight of steps).
Villa Giampa will enchant you for sure! You'll face only the blue of the sky and the sea, while both sides show the green coastal outline spotted with the typical white houses in Praiano.
The clean and lemon-scented air, the vivid colors under the Mediterranean sun, and the harmony and beauty surrounding you will make you happy for being alive and enjoying your vacation in such a great place…
The swimming pool is at the roof level. The pool is 4 meters (13 feet) large by 6 meters (20 feet) long, 1.4 meters (4.6 feet) deep. From the swimming pool you will enjoy a spellbinding view of the sea and of the coastline. The pool is open from the beginning of April until the end of October.
The first terrace is 40 square meters (430 square feet) large. It is shaded by a porch. The terrace is equipped with masonry benches, as well as with a table, chairs and an hammock. Here you will also find a barbecue. From the terrace you will enjoy a fascinating view of the sea.
The second terrace is on the roof level. It is 200 square meters (2150 square feet) large. You will be able to enter it from the main terrace along an external stairway. It is partly shaded by a gazebo. The terrace is equipped with a wickerwork sofa and two armchairs, as well as with a table, chairs, sun umbrellas, deck chairs and sun loungers. On the terrace you will find a fitness area equipped with a home gym, a fitness bench and a rowing machine. From the terrace you will enjoy an enchanting view of the sea and of the coastline.
The garden is 60 square meters (645 square feet) large. It is shaded by a perfumed lemon pergola. You will be able to reach it from the roof terrace. The garden is equipped with a wickerwork sofa, as well as with a table, chairs and hammocks. From the garden you will have a gorgeous view of the sea.
You will be able to enter the living room from the main terrace. The ceiling is high and vaulted. The furnishings are simple and comfortable. The furnishings include two armchairs and a divan that unfolds into a double bed. There is a nice fireplace made of stone. The dining table can accommodate six guests. In this room you will find a satellite television. The room has an arched window. It is equipped with an air conditioning/heating unit.
The kitchen is equipped with a five-burner gas cooker, an electric oven, a refrigerator with freezer, a dishwasher, an Italian-style coffee-maker and other small appliances. There is a table to seat four guests.
You will be able to enter the first bedroom from the corridor. The bedroom has a matrimonial bed (160 cm/62 inches, wider than a queen-size bed) and a twin bed (80 cm/32 inches). From the bedroom you will be able to enter a small balcony through a French door. The bedroom is equipped with an air conditioning/heating unit. This bedroom has an en-suite bathroom, equipped with a washbasin, a toilet, a shower and a hairdryer.
You will be able to enter the second bedroom from the corridor. The bedroom has a matrimonial bed (160 cm/62 inches, wider than a queen-size bed) and a twin bed (80 cm/32 inches). From the bedroom you will be able to enter a small balcony through a French door. The bedroom is equipped with an air conditioning/heating unit. This bedroom has an en-suite bathroom, equipped with a washbasin, a toilet, a shower and a hairdryer.
You will be able to enter the third bedroom from the corridor. The bedroom has a matrimonial bed (160 cm/62 inches, wider than a queen-size bed) and a twin bed (80 cm/32 inches). The room has a small window. The bedroom is equipped with an air conditioning/heating unit. This bedroom has an en-suite bathroom, equipped with a washbasin, a toilet, a shower and a hairdryer.
The bathroom is equipped with a washbasin, a toilet, a shower and a hairdryer. Here you will also find a washing machine, an iron and an ironing board. You will be able to enter the bathroom from the living room.
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Left on 07/25/2013 for a stay in May 2013 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Jul 25, 2013Stayed May 2013
Villa Giampa is a perfect place to enjoy the amalfi. The view is spectacular in a charming village with outstanding resturants and a full service market right around the corner. We had easy bus access to Positano and amalfi. We recommend the Path of the Gods trail and lunch on the water at Fire Beach. Our full service kitchen, outdoor grill and plenty of common space was just what our family of 6 needed for a wonderful trip.
Left on 06/29/2009 for a stay in June 2008 | RedReviewed Jun 29, 2009Stayed Jun 2008
Villa Giampa has great views.It is very well equiped & has amazing outdoor space,with both an upper & lower deck.The villa itself was very well equiped with furniture & utensils.The 2 main bedrooms were spacious with lovely sea views from their balconies.The owner was very friendly & helped us to move in.The one "downside" to Giampa is the climb-not suitable for elderly,infirm or unfit.
Left on 06/17/2009 for a stay in September 2008 | Jim in Alexandria VirginiaReviewed Jun 17, 2009Stayed Sep 2008
Villa Giampa is a wonderful holiday home with extrodinary vistas. It easily accommodates six adults, has a lovely dining and living room area and three large bedrooms - each with a separate bath. Almost all the rooms have beautiful views. The home has all the latest appliances along with cable television. However, you will spend most of your time lounging on the large veranda, with the swimming pool, overlooking the beautiful blue water. Groceries, wine and other amenities can be purchased within an easy 5 minute walk at Tutti con Tutti; restaurants and bus stops are also close by. Praiano is a terrific location away from the hectic tourist traffic of nearby Sorrento and Amalfi. Be sure to stop in for at least one meal at the Hotel Onda Verde. The staff there is terrific and can assist with arranging tours of local attractions. Luca and staff at Summer In Italy were the best in helping us arrange a memorable holiday.
Left on 06/17/2009 for a stay in May 2008 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Jun 17, 2009Stayed May 2008
A week of scorching sunshine spent on the upper terrace, sunbathing and cooling off in the great dipping pool (good size) with the best view possible, just sea, like being on a ship! Eating on the lower terrace using the excellent barbeque, lemons picked from the villas trees and delicious fresh food from the local shop. Evenings back on the upper terrace where the view was quite special with all the local lights twinkling in the dark. Might have been a different story if it had rained?
The villa has nicely furnished bedrooms and ensuites, the kitchen was well equipped and spacious. Thought the lounge/dining area a bit lacking in style and dark but this is Italian style, be grateful there are comfortable sofas!
All in all a wonderful place to stay and explore the stunningly beautiful Amalfi coastline.
One word of warning...from the car park (not an easy place to park reversing down a steep slope) to the villa is approx 100 steep steps! Helps if you are fit and definitely not good when your teenage daughter has just broken her leg and is on crutches!!
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