Standing on the terrace of charming holiday apartment Respiro del Mare a sigh of bliss escapes our lips. Our gaze falls upon the impressive coastline of the southern Cilento and the neighboring Basilicata region. The sea, only 10 m off, lies at our feet. The sun smiles down at us. On this wonderful patch of land, in the small coastal town of Villammare, you simply want to linger, enjoy in silence and start into your holidays.
From the ca. 1,000 m², fenced premises of the holiday apartment (semidetached house), it is only a few steps down to an idyllic sandy bay. Very gently the beach slopes into the turquoise colored sea. Beach and bathing vacationers of all ages are sure to have fun and enjoy it. Only about another 100 m and you are in the well-tended center of Villammare with its lovely lungomare, where people stroll along, chat, gesticulate and enjoy themselves. Italian attitude towards life – you can see it, feel it, almost touch it.
Respiro del Mare for up to 4 persons includes two bedrooms, a bathroom and a bright living room with kitchenette, dining area, sofa and SAT-TV.
The kitchenette is equipped with, amongst others, gas stove, oven and refrigerator with freezer compartment. While cooking you can let your gaze drift out through the large, semicircular window and enjoy the fantastic panorama of the sea and the mountains as far as Calabria. The kitchen area opens onto the furnished terrace with sea view.
The well-tended, windowed bathroom is equipped with WC and bidet, masonry shower cabin and washing machine. The bedrooms of the holiday apartment are furnished with a double bed and twin beds (can be rearranged into a double). From one of the bedrooms you can let your eyes roam across the colorful Cilento landscape and the sea right after getting up. What a great start into the day!
And then – breakfast on the terrace while the crystal clear water in the bathing bay lies sparkling in the morning sun. The awning on this terrace provides for pleasant shade when temperatures rise. The other, partly roofed terrace in front of the house also offers a terrific view of the nearby Tyrrhenian Sea.
Furnishing of Respiro del Mare also includes outdoor shower, air conditioning (hallway), WiFi and a small stove to warm up evenings during cooler seasons. Parking is available on the fenced premises.
Should you want to spend your holidays close to the sea and close to nature and make do without a car, Respiro del Mare might be your ideal accommodation. Both the beaches of Villammare and the town with bars, shops, supermarkets and restaurants are within walking distance. The town center is about 100 m off. The shopping facilities of the charming coastal town as well as various bars are ca. 200 m off.
Apart from the sandy beach bay ca. 10 m from the accommodation, Villammare's beautiful, long beach section, in summer partly with service, is also within walking distance of Respiro del Mare.
The neighboring Basilicata region is only a stone’s throw from Villammare. A winding, scenic coastal road takes you to Maratea, located ca. 300 m above sea level and also called the "pearl of the Tyrrhenian Sea". Maratea is known in Italy above all for its statue of Christ the Redeemer, which, with arms wide open, has been standing enthroned on a ridge above the town for more than 50 years.
Not only the white statue of Christ is worth a visit, but also small Basilica di San Biagio. The chapel is dedicated to the town’s patron saint and dates back to the 6th – 7th century BC. A spectacular procession takes place there every year at the beginning of May.
Strolling through the very well-tended center of Maratea, you come across a considerable number of churches – owing to which the small town is also described as the "town of 44 churches". But it is not only the churches; up and down the numerous terraced alleys and in the lovely piazza you encounter genuine Southern Italian life, which, besides nature, beach and sea, you should indulge in.
Nearest train station: Sapri (ca. 3.5 km)
More information about the town of Villammare
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Prices are valid per week and for the number of persons given in brackets, bed linen, towels and final cleaning included.
Use of air conditioning or the small stove: € 30/ week; charged on the spot.
Pets may be allowed upon request and at an extra charge.
Important concerning WiFi access: As the data volume per month is limited, WiFi access might temporarily not be available.
A deposit of € 100 is due upon arrival.