It is on sprawling premises, surrounded by olive trees, animals and Mediterranean macchia, that you find detached apartment Il Casolare. It is part of Agriturismo Zio Cristoforo, which is run by family Crescenzo and which is located about 1 km above the bathing resort of Marina di Casalvelino.
Stefano, the owner, is not only an affectionate host. On the ca. 12 ha country estate, he and his family spoil their guests with culinary delights.
Almost everything the Crescenzos serve – save for a few exceptions – is home-made or home-grown, amongst others the slow food products Cacioricotta (goat cheese) and the so-called Salella olives, which grow directly in front of your house door. Agriturismo Zio Cristoforo is one of the merely eleven farms in the Cilento where this special and very elaborate way of processing olives is found.
Passing the large pool with its sun terrace, the cows, the chicken and the goats, you arrive at the apartment, which is located apart from the main house with restaurant. It accommodates up to 5 persons and includes two bedrooms, a live-and-eat-in kitchen and a bathroom.
One of the bedrooms is a double, the other a twin. A children’s cot can be furnished upon request.
The well-equipped kitchenette in the colorful live-and-eat-in kitchen includes 4-burner gas stove, oven and refrigerator with freezer compartment. There is also a dining area as well as a sofa bed for one person to sleep on and Sat-TV. The apartment offers WiFi and air-conditioning in the living area.
The bathroom of the Casolare is equipped with shower cabin, WC and bidet. The washing machine is found there, too.
The living area and the double bedroom open onto the terrace of the Casolare. The terrace, which is furnished with a table, chairs and sun loungers, offers a view of the sea ca. 1.5 km off as well as of the gentle and green hilly landscape around Marina di Casalvelino. A grill is at your disposal in the outdoor area.
You can park your car next to the Casolare.
Besides the Casolare, there are two other buildings with holiday apartments on the Agriturismo’s premises as well as the main house, which houses the guest rooms, the reception and the restaurant with its large, roofed terrace.
Guest rooms and other holiday apartments can be booked upon request at our agency.
In central location on the country estate: the large pool, which is surrounded by palm trees and a beautiful sun terrace with loungers as well as a small bar. You can enjoy your Cilento holidays there to the full.
We also recommend the restaurant of the Agriturismo, which the owner, Stefano Crescenzo, takes care of. His cuisine is typically Cilentan and made especially of what is grown and produced on the country estate. Dishes range from purely vegetarian to hearty with meat from their own livestock.
We warmly recommend tasting the Cacioricotta, a cheese explicitly labeled as slow food, and the Salella olives. These traditional products are solely produced in the Cilento and are found there only. Tempting as well - the restaurant’s wine list, which describes a small passion of wine connoisseur Stefano.
If you spend a holiday at Agriturismo Zio Cristoforo, you have got various possibilities to make your stay in the Cilento colorful and relaxing. The beautiful and gently sloping sandy beach of Marina di Casalvelino is only about 1.5 km off and, due to little difference in elevation, you might even walk there.
Shopping facilities, restaurants, pizzerias and bars are found in the town center, ca. 1.2 km off.
Within eyeshot and only a stone’s throw away, the ancient Greek town of Velia with its acropolis sits enthroned 'at the gates' of Ascea. The excavation site is an absolute must-see for hobby historians and can also be recommended for a leisurely evening stroll.
If you want to make the excursion to Velia not by car, but by covering the level 4 km by bike, renting of a bicycle will be arranged for you by the Agriturismo. Should you be more interested in culinary delights, then you might want to look over Stefano Crescenzo’s shoulder and take part in a short cooking course.
Nearest train station: Marina di Ascea (ca. 5 km)
The exact address and the information about the details of your journey are included in the booking confirmation.
|Rental period||Casolare (4-5 persons)|
|01.09.17 - 01.10.17||Casolare (4-5 persons) 900 EUR|
|01.10.17 - 04.11.17||Casolare (4-5 persons) 700 EUR|
Prices are valid per week and for the number of persons given in brackets, bed linen, towels (once-only supplied, no change) and final cleaning included.
Half board optional: adults 28 EURO; children (7-13 years) 23 EURO; children (4-6 years) 18 EURO.
Possible costs for air-conditioning are charged on the spot according to use.
Flexible days of arrival and departure.
Minimum stay: 1 week.
Pool open: April – October (changes due to weather conditions possible).
Offer: For stays of 14 days or more, the owner offers a 10% discount on the rental price (August excluded).