It is a rather inconspicuous hiking trail which runs from San Marco's harbor through the Cilento’s evergreen vegetation to Punta Licosa. After only a few hundred meters, however, the dense foliage opens up and you meet with a breathtaking view of the deep blue of the Mediterranean Sea. In the distance, bathed in golden brown, the medieval town of Castellabate sits enthroned on a hilltop; sprawling at its feet, lies the picturesque small harbor of San Marco di Castellabate.
It is in this gorgeous place right by the sea that you find Villino dell'Artista. With a quarry stone façade typical for the region, it blends into the landscape rather unspectacularly, at first sight; however, the row of large windows running the length of the house and which, from the inside, offer a spectacular view of the sea from every room gives it a sophisticated touch.
Tasteful, expressive paintings combined with furnishing which unites elegance and comfort top off this impression. Oriental ceramic tiles on the terrace add a mystic touch.
Somewhat apart from town, surrounded by sea and nature, you can enjoy relaxing, care-free holidays at Villino dell'Artista. The rooms of the holiday home are large and bright and radiate an airy and elegant atmosphere.
The living-/dining room takes up the largest part of the house. From there, you enter the modern kitchen as well as the adjacent double bedroom with en suite bathroom. Behind the double lies the other double bedroom with en suite bathroom.
The kitchen is equipped with 4-burner gas stove, oven, refrigerator with freezer compartment and dish washer. There is a fireplace in the living room, although, on cool days, you need only turn on the central heating.
In the living room as well as the two bedrooms, large glass sliding doors open onto the spacious terrace.
The gorgeous sitting area with Moroccan wall tiles is roofed and lies sheltered near the entrance to the house. There are two sunbeds for you to relax on - dolce far niente under the southern Italian sun.
From the terrace, a small stairway runs down to your private bathing bay; in summer, only a few divers might 'drift off' and into the bay.
At Villino dell'Artista you also find a washing machine, an outdoor shower and a grill at your disposal. Parking is available on the fenced premises.
The picturesque fishing village of San Marco di Castellabate with bars, restaurants and stores is at a walking distance of about 500 m. To go for a swim in the sea you need only descend the 80 steps from your terrace to the bay.
Do follow the hiking trail 'at your doorstep' which takes you straight to the Cape of Sirens – the westernmost point of the Cilento coast. That is where the Gulf of Salerno ends and where you find the offshore island of Isola di Licosa. Legend has it that Siren Leucosia, despaired at having failed to enchant Odysseus with her songs, threw herself into the sea there and drowned.
You should not miss out on stopping by the medieval mountain village of Castellabate, where time seems to have stood still: narrow alleys, picturesque squares, back courtyards 'with a secret' and enchanted gardens mark the townscape.
Information about the town of Castellabate
The exact address and the information about the details of your journey are included in the booking confirmation.
|Rental period||holiday home (4 pers.)|
|04.03.23 - 25.03.23||holiday home (4 pers.) 910 EUR|
|25.03.23 - 29.04.23||holiday home (4 pers.) 935 EUR|
|29.04.23 - 27.05.23||holiday home (4 pers.) 1.180 EUR|
|27.05.23 - 24.06.23||holiday home (4 pers.) 1.385 EUR|
|24.06.23 - 29.07.23||holiday home (4 pers.) 1.550 EUR|
|29.07.23 - 26.08.23||holiday home (4 pers.) 1.650 EUR|
|26.08.23 - 02.09.23||holiday home (4 pers.) 1.560 EUR|
|02.09.23 - 30.09.23||holiday home (4 pers.) 1.385 EUR|
|30.09.23 - 04.11.23||holiday home (4 pers.) 1.180 EUR|
|04.11.23 - 25.11.23||holiday home (4 pers.) 935 EUR|
Prices are valid per week and for the number of persons given in brackets, bed linen, towels and final cleaning included.
Days of arrival/departure: Saturday during high season; during low season upon request.
Heating (central heating) is charged on the spot according to use.
A deposit of € 150 is due upon arrival.