Villa Lauretta is a lovely 150-square-meter (about 1,615 square feet) villa
overlooking the sea. It features spacious terraces, and a garden,
all looking out on the sea. The house sleeps six people.
The villa, which has its own parking space, is located in Praiano, half way
between Amalfi and Positano, about 7 km (approximately 4.3 miles) away from both
There are two double bedrooms, a twin bedroom, a bathroom with a bathtub and
shower taps, a large living-room with a fireplace, a spacious kitchen, and a
second bathroom with only a sink and a toilet. Both double bedrooms are equipped
with air-conditioning. The other rooms are not air-conditioned.
Villa Lauretta is a house set as a gemstone on a steep stretch of rocky coast
above the sea. Leaning over from the garden or terraces you will see cliffs
which seem to dive into the sea right below, the blue of the sea and the sky
right before your eyes, and cluster of houses attached to the rocks and as if
gliding over the sea on the side. You will be in the middle of one of the most
picturesque and loved stretches of coast of the Amalfi Coast; a place which will
leave you with a feeling of awe as soon as you have arrived!
The villa actually looks across a tiny inlet having the beach of Praia on one
side and a small cape where the round-shaped medieval tower called ‘Asciola
Tower’ stands on the other. The sea down below the terraces of the villa boasts
iridescent colors ranging from the turquoise-blue to the emerald-green, and it
is dotted by small anchored boats in vivid colors. On the rock on sea level you
will notice umbrellas and little tables of some bars and small restaurants
The villa faces the sea and the sun as it is located halfway between the top of
the rocky buttress to which it is attached and the sea. However, it will not be
difficult for you to reach the house: once you have taken the State Road along
the coast by car or bus, you will also have to climb down a trail consisting of
about 62 steps.
On the State Road, few steps away from the trail, you will find a parking space
where you can park your car. The bus stop is about 200 meters (about 656 feet)
from the villa. Also 200 meters (about 656 feet) from the villa you will find
the first bars and restaurants. A grocery shop is about 3 km (about 1.9 miles)
Villa Lauretta is a two-storey house with terraces on each floor. The garden
consists of three small terraces of land extracted from the rock and placed one
below the other until almost “touching” the sea below. Nevertheless, reaching
the sea through the garden is not possible. You will find this small and lush
garden filled with flowers and vegetables all year round thanks to the mild and
sweet climate of the Amalfi Coast!
In the area of the garden closest to the house, right under the living-room
terrace, grows a perfumed pergola of lemons.
The house is two-storey high: on the ground-floor you will find the living-room,
the kitchen and a bathroom without shower, whereas on the upper floor you will
have the three bedrooms and a complete bathroom. Air-conditioning is found only
in the two double bedrooms.
A 40 square-meter (about 431 square feet) terrace with an outstanding view of
the sea lies before the whole ground floor of the villa. On such terrace you
will find tables and chairs, sun loungers and umbrellas: a splendid place to
relax in front of the enchanting scenery of this angle of the Amalfi Coast!
The large arched patio doors of the living-room and the kitchen open onto the
terrace. And all you will see even from inside the living-room is the sea, the
sun, and a charming stretch of coast.
In the living-room you will find a couch and armchairs placed around a large
fireplace and a table with chairs. From the living-room you will be able to
reach the kitchen, where you will find a dining-table and a cooking area
equipped with a four-burner stove, an oven, a fridge with freezer, and small
appliances. The kitchen communicates directly with the terrace, where you will
find a barbecue area: perfect for meals under the moonlight...
Right next to the living-room is the bathroom without shower, where you will
also find a washing machine.
Inside the living-room, a staircase will lead you to the upper floor, where you
will find three bedrooms and a bathroom. Two are double bedrooms, each equipped
with air-conditioning and featuring a private terrace with a wonderful view of
the sea. In the third bedroom there are two single beds. Such bedroom has a
window overlooking the sea. The bathroom is spacious, and it has a bathtub with
During your stay at Villa Lauretta, you will be close to one of the most typical
beaches of the Amalfi Coast, the beach of Praia. The beach spreads from the base
of a narrow gorge enclosed by high rocky walls deeply incised by erosion.
In order to reach the beach, close in sight but about 800 meters (about 2,625
feet) away, you can take the minibus which stops at the beach, Praiano and
You can even reach the beach on foot. It consists of a short walk easy to be
taken only by those in shape, as you have to take a very steep stretch of area
and also walk about three hundred feet along the coastal road, which has no curb.
Walking from the villa to the beach of Praia along the State Road will grant you
pleasant surprises: the first is the access to a trail, indicated even on maps,
which unravels upward through a steep gorge until reaching the top of the
Lattari Mountains, a trail not to be missed if you are a trekking enthusiast;
the second is a series of nativity scenes produced by ceramics artisans inside
some large natural niches on rocky walls: they artistically reproduce scenes,
houses, and activities of the inhabitants of the Amalfi Coast.
You will also discover the natural spectacle of the small bay on whose stretch
of coast lies the beach of Praia, enclosed by steep vertical rocky walls which
seem to plunge into the cobalt-blue sea…
Rendering the walk even more pleasant, once you have arrived at the beach, are
the small bars and restaurants which feature tables on rocks caressed by the
waters of the sea…
Other larger nearby beaches are those in Amalfi and the one in Positano, about 7
km (approximately 4.3 miles) away.
Nearby tourist attractions
Staying at Villa Lauretta will offer you a place which is not tourist-crowded
and the chance of having all the vacation-life activities that the Amalfi Coast
has to offer just on hand. Praiano is located halfway between Positano and
Amalfi, about 7 km (approximately 4.3 miles) away from both towns.
From Praiano you can easily reach all the tourist points of interest of the
Amalfi Coast and Sorrento Coast as well as Naples, the Vesuvius, Pompeii,
Herculaneum, Paestum, and the islands of Capri and Ischia.
At Villa Lauretta you will have parking space available; however, having a car
during your stay is not necessary, for the closest food shops are only 3 km (about
1.9 miles) away and the bus stop is 200 meters (about 656 feet) away.
You can conveniently use both the service of the local minibus which goes from
Praiano to Positano and the service of the SITA bus, which connects Praiano with
Amalfi and Sorrento. Both services are comfortable and economical.
From Sorrento you can take local trains to comfortably and directly reach
Pompeii, Herculaneum, the Vesuvius, and Naples in less than one hour. Even
Paestum and the coast of the Parco Nazionale del Cilento (Cilento National Park)
are easily reached either by bus or train.
In Amalfi and Positano you will be able to take ferries or hydrofoils to visit
through sea the Coasts of Amalfi and Sorrento, the coast of the Cilento National
Park, and also the islands of Capri and Ischia.
You can also rent boats or join daily and nightly mini-cruises along the coast.
Staying at Villa Lauretta will enable you to visit the famous beaches of the
Amalfi Coast, go shopping for fashion and the best handcrafted articles, and
experience the numerous top-quality folklore, artistic, musical, and cultural
events which take place throughout the year.
Not to be missed by classical music enthusiasts are the famous concerts held
during the Festival of Ravello, and for those who are fond of trekking, there
are trails which unravel through the mountains of the coast, among which the
most famous one is the “Sentiero degli Dei” (Path of the Gods), known for the
beauty of places unveiled during the walk.
Moreover, on the Amalfi Coast, one can also practice water sports, go
scuba-diving, rent bicycles and motorbikes.
For those willing to experience the intense night life of the Amalfi Coast,
there is a range of choices: from piano-bars to the most exclusive nightclubs.
The nearest airport is in Naples, 60 km (about 37 miles) away. The other closest
airport is the one in Rome, 260 km (about 162 miles) away.
Region: Amalfi Coast
The rental price includes: linens; towels. Available upon request:baby bed.
Local Costs: To be paid at the property:final cleaning EUR 60.00;electricity according to consumption EUR 0.30/kW.