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The Property is located in 'Badia' Corpo de' Cava (Cava de' Tirreni) 23 miles from Naples International Airport. Badia is a medieval walled fortified village at the mouth of the Amalfi Coast (2 miles) Its relative high elevation (1500 feet) gives it breathtaking views and a wonderful sense of separation from the real world. The walled village sits above a 1000 yr old monastery first established in 1011, which hold the remains of 4 Roman Catholic Saints and other religious artifacts that date back thousands of years.
The property itself faces south, with wonderful views of the green Latteri Mountains, which make up the Amalfi Coast. Along with the peaceful sound of a clear mountain stream which runs below. The property has recently undergone renovations which capture both the quintessential essence of its past along with today's modern necessities. Just 5 to 10 minutes from the beaches of the Amalfi Coast! Only a 15 to 20 minute drive to Pompei, 40 minutes to Paestum, 25 minutes to Amalfi or you can take the ferry which departs from the port of Salerno, (10 minute drive) to get to Capri or Positano. Or you can go hiking in the green Latteri mountains that run along the Amalfi coast with there breathtaking views. Or just sit on the terrace over looking the monastery and valley below. We are only 50 meters away from a 4 star hotel with a pool that you can have access to, along with their health spa ! (Additional fees will apply.)
This summer we have available a 36ft Luxury Motor Boat with a Captain for full day or half day excursions along the Amalfi Coast. You can also visit Capri, Agropoli, Palanuro. spend an unforgettable day on the Italy's Azzurro ! Additional fee's will apply.
Also this summer you can experience the Amalfi Coast in a convertible Mini Cooper, nothing like humming along the coast with the top down ! (3 people max) comes with driver.
Private Tours available at airport transfers, tours and general site seeing ...
The one thing Badia is not, is touristy. You will find only family owned restaurants that serve only the best local cuisine. So if you want something special come and stay in Badia! You won't be disappointed.. Please note this is a small medieval village and parking is at a premium although you will be able to unload your baggage at the door, you will then have to find parking about 100yds away.
Keywords: Attached House
Hello I'm Joseph. I bought my family home over 25 years ago and have finally renovated it.
The Owner purchased this house in 1984
Family history and the fact it is near all the best locations the south of Italy has to offer
Sea, mountains, great people in the area plus great restaurants.
We chose this place to get away from tourists. We were so right! The town is incredible-- an untouched Medieval village perched atop gorgeously picturesque steep mountains. Feels untouched by tourism, which we loved! Even though across the street is a very classy hotel with great dining. The apartment is first class in every way and the owner, Joe, couldn't be more friendly and accommodating. He is American so there's no language barrier for English speakers. And his mother is a delight. If you want to live in luxury off the beaten path, this is your place!
We were 3 adults staying at Joe's apartment for 10 nights. We had originally considered something closer to Amalfi but could not have been happier with our choice. Joe is a wonderful host and his mother Rita is such a sweet lady. The apartment is spacious and well-appointed, the view of the beautiful Latteri mountains is breathtaking and to awake each morning to the wonderful sound of the clocks chiming at the abbey next door was like a dream come true. If this is your first time in this part of Italy, of course you will want to visit Amalfi, Pompeii and Vesuvius (all within easy driving distance from Joe's apartment), but make sure that you take some time to relax on the balcony, enjoy the view and the peace and quiet. The village itself is so charming, everyone very friendly and we were made to feel welcome by the local folks - make sure to stop by and see Ugo (local grocer) who carries wonderful fresh vegetables and the most amazing lemons you will ever taste! Also, Cava di Terrini is just 10 mins drive away and in our opinion was more enjoyable to visit than some of the more touristy spots. A drive down the southern coast to Paestum was also a highlight for us, but truly, you could spend the entire time in and around Joe's apartment and the village and have a wonderful and relaxing vacation. Take the opportunity to hike in the mountains, restaurants are just up the hill and the tour of the abbey at just 3 EUR's was better than anything we experienced in Naples. Joe was completely responsive, helped with directions, suggestions and by the time we left we felt that we had made a new friend. We will definitely be back!
We spent 6 evenings here in Joe's lovely 2-story apartment, contained within a larger home which houses his mother on the first and second floors. The property is as described and shown in the photos - a very beautifully remodeled residence, with incredible views of the Latteri mountains, particularly from the large terrace off the master bedroom. Joe is a thoughtful and accessible host who will ensure that all questions are answered and that you are well taken care of!
A warm welcome was offered by charming neighbor Franca, who let us in and showed us around, and a welcome basket of wine, fruit juice, fruit and cookies was offered upon arrival. Immediately, we felt part of the small commune as we watched a wedding party from our terrace overlooking the 1,000 year old Benedictine abbey, waved at Franca and her 2 year old playing on a nearby terrace, and set our schedules by the abbey's quarter hour chimes.
While initially we planned to spend time at the more well-known towns such as Amalfi, Positano and Ravello on the nearby Amalfi Coast, the beautifully relaxed pace of this home and its neighborhood made us shutter to think of braving the hordes. So we stayed closer to home, visiting Cetara and Vietri sur Mare (towns on the far east end of the Amalfi Coast, nearer to Salerno, quite beautiful but much less touristed). Day trips to Herculaneum and Pompeii were quite easy to navigate (though there were hordes there, and the weather was quite hot).
A very special day was spent driving about an hour south to the Cilento coast, where we visited the ancient Greek city of Paestum and its 3 intact Greek temples. With very few tourists, it is especially lovely in early evening. If you go, plan to visit the water buffalo farms near Paestum, and have a meal focused on mozzarella products (we loved Barlotti, and had an amazing meal of ricotta quiche with green onions; smoked mozzarella; fresh mozzarella; ricotta timbales; and, from the garden, roasted zucchini and tomatoes; roasted eggplant and peppers; and spicy greens with garlic. With a glass of local wine and, for dessert, buffalo milk gelato or a pear-icy ricotta tart, the price was about $30/per person. Local agriturismo venues also abound in the Cilento area where you can have a farm-to table dinner with the host, who is often a farmer. The Cilento coast is sandier and warmer than the Amalfi coast, so plan to also rent umbrellas and loungers at a lido (we enjoyed Lido Cascada.
We would highly recommend this location to anyone staying in the Amalfi area. The location of this beautiful home can not be topped and the views from the hilltop location are amazing. It was a bit tricky for us to find but totally worth it. We did not want to leave. The home is very well appointed and the beds are very comfortable and the area quiet. There are many little extras, such as a screen on the bedroom window, that were very much appreciated. There are several local restaurants close by that were wonderful. We really felt like we were able to experience the true Italy. The drive to the coast was very reasonable. Unfortunately Grandma Rita was not there when we were there but the neighbor was delightful and very, very helpful. The owner is also extraordinarily helpful and guided us to several great places. You can tell that he takes great care and pride in his home. You are able to access several scenic walks right out your back door. This home was one of the highlights of our month in Italy. Highly, highly recommend!!
We have a lot of great memories from an incredible month touring Italy, but nothing tops our stay in
beautiful Cava de' Tirreni. The location with it's views, the beautiful rental facility, the warm and friendly
local people, the family owned restaurants, and the totally relaxing atmosphere combine to make this a
place to love and return to.
As another guest stated, this two bedroom home seems to nice to rent. The remodel, with high-end
materials and attention to detail shows a pride of ownership that permeates this property. And Rita -
everyone should be blessed with a family member like her.
Thank you Joseph and thank you Rita for a great week.
Fabulous! What a great place! The apartment was beautiful, great amenities. Little market within walking distance. Great base to visit all the attractions in the area. Best part was getting to know the people in the village. Loved Rita. She is my new adopted grandmother.
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