Appartamento Ulisse is a 55 square meter (590 square feet) apartment for four
people, with a pool, a garden, and balconies that offer views of the sea and of
the village of Atrani.
Appartamento Ulisse is one unit in a small complex consisting of an ancient
villa and two annexed buildings. Access to the pool and garden is shared with
the guests of the other apartments. You will have a reserved parking space.
Appartamento Ulisse has a spacious living area with two divan beds which can be
converted to two single beds, a kitchen and a bedroom with double bed. There is
also a bathroom with shower.
The kitchen is equipped with four-burner cooker, oven and refrigerator. The
furnishings are elegant and complete.
All of the rooms have characteristic arched balconies (without exterior spaces)
through which you will be able to admire the panorama that stretches across the
valley, Atrani and the sea.
In particular, the two side-by-side balconies in the living room will offer you
enchanting sea views, whether you are relaxing on the divans or gathered around
the table for a meal.
The small complex that houses Appartamento Ulisse is situated on the slope of a
narrow valley known as the Valley of the Dragon; it is located directly above
the residential area of Atrani, which is roughly 2 km (about 1.3 miles), and beneath the residences of Ravello, located at roughly 4 km (about 2.6 miles).
Guests will have access to a large garden that extends onto terraces along the
steep sloping sides of the valley, as well as a lovely swimming pool equipped
with umbrellas and deckchairs.
Stretched out in the sun on the terrace surrounding the pool, you will be able
to enjoy a rich and strikingly unique panorama.
If you raise your eyes upwards, you will see just above you on the rocky
outcroppings on which Ravello clings to the cliffside, and in particular, the
terrace of Villa Cimbrone, known as the "Infinite" .
In front of you, you will see the opposite side of the valley, where jagged
cliffs alternate with lush terraces cultivated with lemon groves.
Below, framed by the nearly vertical walls of the valley, your gaze will find
the glittering gem that is the town of Atrani, as well as the ocean beyond.
The ancient pedestrian path and stairway that links Ravello with Atrani and the
sea passes just in front of the house.
Descending by this path, you will pass through the center of Atrani, where you
will find stores and restaurants; here, you will also find easy access to the
beach. The pathway contains 300 stairs.
You can easily get back up to the apartment by car or bus-the drive back up to
the apartment covers three or four kilometers (two to three miles) of the road
You can walk to Amalfi, both along the main road or along a romantic pedestrian
alley, to avoid the nuisance of cars.
By foot, climbing an ancient stairway, you can also quickly reach Ravello, even
more quickly than by car.
And walking along this stairway you will be able to enjoy breathtaking views.
During your stay, allow yourself the time to take these hikes. It is a great
approach to the unique beauty of these places.
Besides being able to walk to the beach, in this area you will have a chance to
swim in rather characteristic places: from the docks in Amalfi, every 30 minutes,
you will be able to board small boats that will take you, in ten minutes, to
some of the most beautiful beaches, inset in the rocky coast, which can only be
reached by boat. These small beaches are very romantic, the sea is beautiful,
and you will also find beach facilities, such as cafés/bars and restaurants.
Those who like go out at night will find that the Amalfi Coast has a lot to
offer: from piano-bars to very exclusive night clubs.
From the docks in Amalfi you will also be able to board ferries and hydrofoils
to Positano, Capri, Salerno, Sorrento and Naples, as well as mini-cruises for
tourists. You must indeed take a tour of the coast from the sea.
From Appartamento Ulisse it is also easy and practical to reach the tourist
spots of the Amalfi Coast by bus. If you are fond of archaeology, Pompeii,
Herculaneum and Paestum are easily within reach, and, of course, Naples and
Salerno as well.
Staying at this house you will be able, comfortably and without the need of a
car, to reach the beach, to take guided tours, visit the characteristic fashion
and artisans' shops, as well as attend the many cultural and artistic happenings
that take place throughout the year.
The closest airport is Naples.
Region: Amalfi Coast
Accommodations: Independent house or villa in small complex
The rental price includes: final cleaning; electricity; linens; parking; towels, changed mid-week.