About this listing
The Dimora delle Orchidee is a charming and panoramic property located in Vettica of Amalfi, far from the center just 10 minutes by car or bus. The strong point of this beautiful property is the location, that makes it unique.
The Dimora delle Orchidee becomes part of my collection, being a new acquisition has not yet been reviewed, but I can say with certainty that will not disappoint the expectations of those who want to spend a relaxing and unforgettable holiday.
The Dimora delle Orchidee is a charming and panoramic property located in Vettica of Amalfi. The apartment is cozy, tastefully furnished and finished in every detail, and is able to accommodate 4 people comfortably.
The property is divided as follows:
- 2 double bedrooms;
- Fully equipped kitchen;
- Living area furnished with comfortable sofas and panoramic windows;
- Relax area equipped with tables and chairs;
- 1 bathroom finished with tile has a tub with shower.
The property is reachable through about 25 steps, just near the entrance there is a confortable bus stop. Finally, the property has a fantastic terrace where you can relax and spend the beautiful moments enjoying the full beauty of a breathtaking view.
Interaction with guests
Our goal is to organize an unforgettable holiday.
The Guests in case of need will have our full support, on request we organize transfers, tours, cooking classes, dinners, tastings, small events and much more.
Amalfi gives its name to the homonym Amalfi Coast, famous throughout the world and, since 1997, a UNESCO World Heritage. Amalfi is a picturesque tourist destination that overlooks the sea of the homonym sea, with it’s small lemon-scented streets, it’s little white houses and the ancient towers embedded in the rocky cliffs. Amalfi is a unique landscape, full of bays, inlets, with the Lattari Mountains in the background. According to a legend, a grupo of Roman families, that at the times of Emperor Costantino left Ravenna in order to move to Constantinople, had to change route because of an unexpected storm so they took the one for the Tyrrhenian, founding near Palinuro a village called Melphe. In 1343 most of the city was destroyed by a tidal wave. In 1600 was the beginning of a period of decadence and poverty; in the 18th century small artisan activities developed and still exist to this day. In the 19th century Amalfi became a tourist and cultural destination for many travellers, among whom there was Giuseppe Bonaparte, that started off the project of the road that connects Neaples to the Amalfi Coast; the works began in 1816 and ended in 1854.
The city entrance is dominated by the majestic Torre di San Francesco (Tower of Saint Francis), also known as “Saracen”, whose function used to be to protect the Maritime Republic from the saracen’s attacks. The most important religious building is the Duomo di Amalfi, situated in Piazza Duomo. The cathedral, in arabic-sicilian style, dates back to the XI century and is dedicated to the Holy Patron Saint Andrew. The portals in bronze of the facade are impressive, made in Constantinople, and so are the steps that lead to the facade. From the left side of the porch you can enter the Cloister of Paradise, a quadriporticus in moorish style, with arches supported by fine dual columns. Inside the Church presents polychromed marble, silver, precious paintings and a ceiling in baroque style.
Leaving Piazza Duomo, walking through a characteristic porch, you can find the ancient ruins of the Arsenal of the Maritime Republic . The structure, that represents the only example of a shipyard in south Italy, is made of two wide ogive arches, overlooking a little square, ancient center of the Fondaci, the merchants’ warehouse.
Near the Arsenali, we find Piazza dei Dogi, once called Piazza dei Ferrari because it’s where the blacksmiths’workshops used to be situated. Continuing we find the Convento dei Capuccini, former convent of San Pietro della Canonica, founded in 1212. You can’t miss the cloister that dates back to the XIII century and the lodge with arbor.
Among the religious buildings you should also visit the Church of Sant’Antonio: the construction, attached to the convent of San Francesco, is situated on cliff overlooking the sea: inside the only nave treasures important frescos dating back to the 13th century.
Proceeding, we find Piazza Municipio, where the municipal building, former Monastero della SS.Trinità, is now the headquarter of the city council. Inside you will find the “tarì”, ancient coin of Amalfi, a rare copy of the “Amalfi Tables” and the traditional costumes weared at the Historic Regata.
In Piazza dello Spirito Santo begins Valle dei Mulini, also known as Valle del Canneto, where, since medieval times, the most ancient paper mills of Europe where situated.
Housed in the ancient mill Milani , we find the Museum of Handmade Paper , that treasures ancient equipments once used to pruduce “Bambagina” paper, for which Amalfi is famous.
The Regatta of the Ancient Maritime Republics is an important annual historical that re-enacts the endeavours Italian maritime republics : the rowers race aboard four galleons 11 metres long, built on models that date back to the XII century, and the crews are made up of eight rowers and one coxswain. In conjuction with the regatta, Medieval Paegents parade in the city streets.
Another traditional event is the "Byzantine New Year's Eve", that takes place on the 31st of august to in order to celebrate the ancient oriental traditions.
The typical product “par excellence” of Amalfi and the Amalfi Coast is the Sfusato Amalfitano, a lemon with a distinctive shape, most appreciated for its aromatic properties, main ingredient for the preparation of first dishes and cakes. The Lemon Liqueur is also very renowned, to enjoy cold at the end of a meal as it is an excellent natural digestive.
Just 5 minutes by walk the guests have access to a mini market, and about 10 minutes walk there is an excellent Pub & Bar. At one km there is a restaurant / pizzeria good for quality and price. The parking space, is available free roadside, in case you want to have a private parking space on request only 600 meters from the property will be possible to reserve parking. The cost is € 50 per week.
Other things to note
Since 2011, the City Council approved the application of the Tax for all non-residents. This tax was created to try to improve and offer more services.
The rate is € 1.50 per person per night. The tax is reduced by 50% for stays over 4 days. They are exempt from paying children up to their 10th year of age.
Please respect the property and leave it in an acceptable condition. At the check-in you will be request the identity card or passaport of all guests.
Amalfi Tour Vacation was born from the desire of bringing together two passions: the passion for tourism and the passion for good food. My husband’s and my desire has always been to work together, so we found a way to join our interests and make our dream come true.
Amalfi Tour Vacation aims to offer assistance to those who choose to spend their holidays on the Amalfi Coast. We provide our guests with facilities and quality services ensuring the best that this “slice of paradise” can offer. During the stay, on request, we can organise cooking classes, excursions, events, tastings, car, scooter and speedboat rental, dinners and plenty more. Amalfi Tour Vacation’s main feature is to arrange dream holidays for its guests: our greatest satisfaction is leaving pleasant memories and unforgettable moments.