Welcome to Il Cuore del Cilento! Enjoy southern Italian hospitality at its best and relax at charming Emilia's small realm and oasis of well-being with pool in the midst of green. Her still rather young B&B is located above San Marco di Castellabate and at the feet of the picturesque, UNESCO-listed mountain village of Castellabate.
In the morning, the aroma of freshly baked cakes, focaccia and vegetable cakes fills the air. All the delicacies on the breakfast buffet are either from the family’s garden or the immediate surroundings of Castellabate. That is what Emilia sets great store by. All the time she seems to be baking, preparing, harvesting and 'performing her magic'; it is only fair and right to say that at "Il Cuore del Cilento" (Heart of the Cilento) we have found the best breakfast far and wide.
The B&B's 7 cozily furnished guest rooms with double bed are located on the raised ground floor of the building. The terraces of the rooms overlook the pool area and the Mediterranean garden. Some of the guest rooms face towards Castellabate.
For your stay at Il Cuore del Cilento we have chosen guest room Ginestra. It is furnished with a double bed, air conditioning (warm and cold air), TV, safe, mini bar, small tea station and fly screens. The bathroom includes shower cabin, WC, bidet and hair dryer. The cozily furnished terrace with sunshade faces the B&B's pool and very well-tended garden.
Further guest rooms are available on request. Free WLAN is available everywhere at the B&B. The premises are completely fenced. Parking is available in a monitored parking lot next to the building.
The bright, friendly breakfast room is located on the ground floor. Weather permitting, you have breakfast on the roofed terrace, which overlooks the adjoining garden.
The breakfast buffet, in general from 08.00 h – 10.00 h, offers delicacies from hearty to sweet and whatever your heart may desire: sweet cakes, crispy pizza and quiche, bruschetta, fresh fruit and vegetables, cheese, salumi, yoghurt and much more.
You can also have supper at Il Cuore del Cilento. Every morning the daily menu is found at the reception or in the breakfast room and you can book for the evening.
The B&B's 12 x 6 m pool with sun beds, parasols and outdoor shower is shared by all the guests. Surrounded by the northern Cilento's gentle, green hilly landscape, take it easy at, relax at, cool off in the pool.
This part of the Cilento offers a multitude of possible hiking tours – the classic being for sure the circular tour from San Marco di Castellabate via Punta Licosa (with a stop for a swim in the sea!) to Ogliastro Marina. We also recommend Punta Tresino between Castellabate and Agropoli for a worthwhile coastal hiking tour. On your way do stop by vineyard San Giovanni right above the sea. Many locals consider its wines to be the best of the Cilento.
A special way of discovering the Cilento is by bike. Along low-traffic country roads you 'dive' into the idyll of this area. Should you consider cycling longer distances, e.g. to the temples and the buffalo farms of Paestum, we recommend renting an e-bike. Il Cuore del Cilento also offers bike sharing.
The B&B is conveniently located in the district of Annunziata between Castellabate (ca. 2.5 km) and San Marco di Castellabate (ca. 3 km). For a day at the beach you can choose either the small bathing bays at San Marco or the long, fine sandy beach towards Santa Maria di Castellabate. Right in front of the B&B there is a bus stop, from where busses depart for the different districts of Castellabate several times per day.
Grocery stores and restaurants are found at San Marco or in the mountain village of Castellabate. The nearest supermarket (Etè) is ca. 1.8 km off. On your way to the B&B you pass by Bar and Caffetteria Torretta. Do stop there at least once to taste some of the fine, sweet pastries. You won't regret it!
Nearest train station: Agropoli-Castellabate (ca. 15 km)
Nearest airport: Naples Capodichino (ca. 130 km)
The exact address and the information about the details of your journey are included in the booking confirmation.
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Prices are valid per person per night in a double room including breakfast (DR/B&B) or a single room (single use of a double) including breakfast (SR/B&B). Daily cleaning of the room with change of towels is also included. Change of bed linen every 3 days.
Minimum stay: 2 nights; in July 3 nights, in August 7 nights.
Pool open: May 15th – October 15th, from 08.00 h to 20.30 h (changes due to weather conditions possible).