Above San Marco di Castellabate lies the small realm of charming Emilia, who pampers her guests according to all the rules of Southern Italian hospitality at her still rather young Bed & Breakfast. Surrounded by green, you relax at the large pool with a view of the picturesque and UNESCO-listed mountain village of Castellabate.
When you open the door onto your terrace in the morning, the aroma of freshly baked cakes, focaccia and vegetable cakes fills the air. All the delicacies the buffet offers are grown either in 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 Bed & Breakfast offers seven cozily furnished guest rooms with double bed, which are located on the raised ground floor of the building. The terraces of the rooms overlook the pool area and the Mediterranean garden of the accommodation. From some of the guest rooms you have got a view of 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 and fly screens.
Your private bathroom includes shower cabin, WC, bidet and hair dryer. From the also cozily furnished terrace with sunshade you have got a view of the pool and the very well-tended garden of the B&B. Further guest rooms are of course available upon request.
WLAN is available and free of charge everywhere at the accommodation. Right next to the building you can park your car in a monitored parking lot. The premises of the B&B are completely fenced.
The bright and friendly breakfast room is located on the ground floor of the B&B. Weather permitting you have breakfast on the roofed terrace, which overlooks the adjoining garden.
The offer of the breakfast buffet, in general from 08 – 10 h, ranges from hearty to sweet and offers whatever your heart desires: sweet cakes, crispy pizza and quiche, bruschetta, fresh fruit and vegetables, cheese, salumi, yoghurt and a lot more.
Upon request 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 12 x 6 m pool of the B&B with sun beds, parasols and outdoor shower is for shared use by all the guests. Surrounded by the gentle and green hilly landscape of the northern Cilento, you can simple take it easy, relax and cool off in the refreshing water.
This part of the Cilento offers a multitude of possible hiking tours – the classic being for sure the circular hiking 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 as a worthwhile coastal hiking tour, during which you should 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 Bed & Breakfast is conveniently located in the district of Annunziata between Castellabate (ca. 2.5 km) and San Marco di Castellabate (ca. 3 km). If you want to spend 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 your accommodation there is a bus stop, from where you can 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. You should stop there at least once to taste some of the fine, sweet pastries. They are really worth a try!
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.
|Rental period||DR/ B&B|
|31.10.19 - 30.11.19||DR/ B&B 45 EUR|
|30.11.19 - 21.12.19||DR/ B&B 40 EUR|
|21.12.19 - 04.01.20||DR/ B&B 45 EUR|
Prices are given in Euro and valid per person and night in a double room including breakfast (DR/B&B). Daily cleaning of the room with change of towels is also included. Change of bed linen every 3 days.
Minimum stay: 3 nights; in July and August: 1 week.
Double room as single room: 10 Euro discount per night off the regular double bedroom rate for two persons.
Pool open: May 15th – October 15th (changes due to weather conditions possible).