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Villammare: Holiday homes & holiday apartments

Although charmingly situated directly at the seaside in the plains of the Gulf of Policastro, Villammare is still an insiders’ tip even for those familiar with the Cilento.

However, the short drive it takes you to get there from the coastal road at the southern end of the Cilento is really worthwhile.

 

Villammare: Holiday homes & holiday apartments

Although charmingly situated directly at the seaside in the plains of the Gulf of Policastro, Villammare is still an insiders’ tip even for those familiar with the Cilento.

However, the short drive it takes you to get there from the coastal road at the southern end of the Cilento is really worthwhile.

Insiders’ tip at the Gulf of Policastro: Holiday homes & holiday apartments in Villammare

The small village of Villammare came into being, so to speak, at the beginning of the 20th century, when rich families from the neighboring hillside villages settled round the few fishermen’s homes of the ancient ‘fishermen’s stronghold’ (“borgo marinaro”). The homes of the pescatori were grouped round the church of Santa Maria di Portosalvo and round the coastal watchtower, the latter built by the Normans in the 16th century as a means of protection against the Saracens.

Today small fishermen’s homes alternate with the palazzi of rich noblemen along the Lungomare.

Spend interesting holidays at one of the holiday accommodations included in our offer at Villammare.

Appealing harbor promenade

The heart of active village life beats at the appealing harbor promenade with its numerous bars and shops. The variety of restaurants ranges from typical pizzerias to noble trattorias.

A wide sandy beach (with some stony sections) stretches from Villammare up to Capitello.

The day of holy Santa Maria di Portosalvo is celebrated on the first Sunday in June, the day of holy San Giovanni on July 24th. Market-day is on Tuesdays.

Mountain village of Vibonati

The waterfalls near Vibonati (Fontana di Afrodite) are sure to attract lovers of nature. The falls can be reached by following a hiking trail, but also by car, as there is a parking lot only a few minutes from this oasis.

The 11th century church of Sant’Antonio Abate is another sight you might stop by at the mountain village of Vibonati. The veneration of saints, in particular of Sant’Antonio, is deeply rooted within the local population. Festivities in honor of the patron saint, which take place from January 08th to 17th, attract hundreds of faithful from the whole Gulf of Policastro area.

Only 12 km from Vibonati lies the monastery of San Giovanni Battista, one of the most important places of Greek monasticism in Southern Italy. It is there that the events took place which resulted in the founding of the hamlet of San Giovanni a Piro. In the 10th century, Greco-Italian monks of the Byzantine order, also called Basilians, settled in the area of Monte Bulgheria, as they were inspired by the rule of San Basilio Magno. Proof and signs of their presence are found in the caves Eremiti and Ceraseto, which are not far from the monastic settlement they founded in 990.  

Nearest train station: Sapri.

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 Accommodations

Our accommodations at Villammare

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Agriturismo Il Sughero
Maximum occupancy of the accommodationmax. 4 pers.
Distance to the sea7 km
Distance to the nearest shopping facilities4 km
Distance to the town centre4 km
Price rangefrom 80 Euro/night
 
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Respiro del Mare
Maximum occupancy of the accommodationmax. 4 pers.
Distance to the sea10 m
Distance to the nearest shopping facilities200 m
Distance to the town centre100 m
Price range490-820 Euro
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Villa Brienza
Maximum occupancy of the accommodationmax. 8 pers.
Distance to the sea400 m
Distance to the nearest shopping facilities1 km
Distance to the town centre1 km
Price range1.030-1.950 Euro
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