Vacation apartment Casa Orfeo overlooks the town of Ravello with its famous Villa Cimbrone and the sea.
It is the perfect hideaway spot for those who are looking for peace and privacy during their holidays, but at the same time do not wish to be totally isolated. Friendly owners live in another house just up the hill and are on hand if guests require them. At night too while dining al fresco it is a delightful scene when the lights of the town twinkle in the distance.
Casa Orfeo is pleasantly furnished in a modern style and has entrance from the well furnished terrace into the lounge / dining room with well equipped open-plan kitchen.
To the left the single bedroom. Bathroom with tub and hand shower, washing machine, WC, lavabo.
To the right of the lounge the double bedroom has access to the panoramic terrace.
Perched high on one of the spectacular hills of Scala, the apartment is reached after climbing the inevitable 85 steps from roadside.
Car is recommended and there is free parking on roadside about 800 meters away.
Barbeque - Colour Tv - Washing machine - Heating.
This property is available for a minimum stay of seven nights.
Beach: 7 Km. (Atrani or Castiglione) - Restaurants 350 m. - Bus Stop 20 m. or in Scala centre.
Cites - Scala centre: 1 Km. - Ravello: 3 Km. - Amalfi: 8 Km. - Positano: 27 Km. - Sorrento: 40 Km. - Salerno: 30 Km. - Napoli: 58 Km. - Roma: 276 Km.
Attractions - Pompei Excavations: 36 Km. - Paestum Excavations: 77 Km. - Vesuvius Crater: 58 Km.
Airports - Naples Capodichino - 62 Km. - Roma Leonardo da Vinci 291 Km. - Roma Ciampino 264 Km.
Railway Stations - Salerno - 30 Km. - Sorrento 40 Km.
Location & Area
Casa Orfeo is situated high on one of the spectacular hills of Scala.
Most people visit Ravello for the incredible views, but one of the local secrets is that the views from Scala are even better. From near the top of Scala in the hamlet of Campidoglio, the panoramic view includes all of Ravello, with the lush green gardens of the Villa Cimbrone at the tip of the promontory, the rugged mountains and coastline and the Bay of Salerno. Stop at one of the benches along the road, sit back and enjoy one of the Amalfi Coast’s quietest and most stunning views.
The little hamlet of Minuta can be spotted from across the valley in Ravello by the little church dedicated to Santissima Annunziata, this beautiful 11th-century church is thought to be one of the oldest churches in Scala. Minuta deserves its name, which means “small.” But it makes up for with stunning views from where it sets on a little promontory between two mountain valleys leading down to Atrani and Amalfi.
The views from the little piazza next to the church of Minuta are wonderful. Looking down the valley you’ll spot the hamlet of Pontone and the ruins of the church of Sant’Eustachio dating from the 12thcentury. Hikers will enjoy the walk from Minuta to Pontone and continuing down the valley directly to Amalfi or up to the Valle dei Mulini to explore the mountain and visit the ruins of Amalfi’s paper mills.
Shops and restaurant are about 1 Km. away.
The bus stop is just 20 m. away or in Scala centre and from here the SITA Bus line goes to Ravello - 2 Km. and Amalfi - 7 Km.
From Amalfi, SITA (Unico Campania) buses connect all the Amalfi Coast and Sorrento Coast towns, also ferry boats to Capri Positano and Sorrento.
If you are fond of hiking, from this property there are stepped pathways all the way down to Atrani or Amalfi, with amazing views.
Pompeii, Herculaneum and Paestum are easily within reach.
Check-in time is between 3 and 8 p.m. You will be met and taken to the booked accommodation, asked for a photo copy of your Id or passport, any extras and the Breakage deposit (in cash only in any currencies) Euro 300,00 – this is refunded on your departure day, less any breakages.
We strongly recommend contacting our land agents the day before or early morning of your arrival day, to let them know how you intend getting to the resort and approximate arrival time, they will in this occasion be able to advise of any local fiestas, roads closed etc...
Check-out time is between 07:00 a.m. and 10:00 a.m.
Arrival and departure times can be arranged outside these times for this service a supplement of Euro 55,00 is applied.
Highchair and Cot: With linen are available at weekly supplement of Euro 55,00 payable locally.
Heating: If required, supplement is Euro 12,00 per day (6 Hours).
Welcome pack: Our English speaking local agent in Italy provides a personal shopping service for food items which they deliver to the accommodation prior to your arrival. This is not a set welcome pack but is tailored to your individual requirements. If you are interested in this option, please contact us via email and give us your list of items including quantities. It is important to do this at least a week before your departure. You will need to pay in cash on arrival at the property, so please ensure you have taken enough Euros with you. You will be charged the local price for the goods (a receipt will be given) plus a delivery charge of 20,00 Euro.
Final cleaning: Euro 60,00 payable upon departure.
Municipal Holiday Residence Tax: Payable locally in cash.
How to get there
There are several ways to get to Scala / Amalfi Coast from Naples Capodichino Airport or Naples / Salerno Train station either by renting a car or by public transport. It is also possible to arrange private transfer directly to the your property. Ask us for quotation.
Once at the property you can get around fine without the car as parking in the towns is hard to come by and expensive. Public Busses operate year-around connecting Ravello to Amalfi, where are busses to all the Amalfi Coast villages and Sorrento area. Ferries (from May to October) operate a service between Amalfi - Positano - Sorrento - Capri Island - Naples and Salerno.
Rental tariff includes domestic consumes of electricity, gas, water, bedroom and bathroom linen with weekly changes.TripAdvisor property ID 4067880...Read more
Left on 05/25/2012 for a stay in May 2012 | She and PeterReviewed May 25, 2012Stayed May 2012
This was a lovely apartment with a lovely spacious terrace which looked out onto a fabulous view of the amalfi Coast, Ravello and the Villa Cimbrone. On arrival we were met by the holiday company representative who carefully explained everything we needed to know for our stay. The apartment was spacious and well equipped although a hair dryer would be a useful addition! The double bedroom was lovely with doors opening out into the terrace - you could sit up in bed looking out onto the beautiful view. A double mattress would have been more comfortable than two singles on the bed but this was a minor consideration. The walk up and down the 80 or so steps to the apartment and half-mile walk into the village of Scala kept us fit! We did not hire a car but had no trouble getting around as the buses are cheap and fairly frequent. We walked into the pretty little town of Ravello a couple of times with no problems. The village of Scala is a lovely little place; it is not touristy but has a several shops which will provide for most of your needs and a nice little cafe in the square with a couple of nice places to eat. We ate in Ristorante de Cavialieri a couple of times; the food was lovely and the service very good. The local people are very friendly. The whole area is very beautiful and the scenery is breathtaking. We are definitely going back to this lovely place. We loved everything about it.
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