Old fashion rural house surrounded by a vineyard and olive groves in the beautiful hills of Irpinia.
First floor: kitchen + launch room + bathroom
Second floor: Bedroom + Living room (with sofa bed) + Bathroom
Irpinia is a region still to discover, here the people are friendly and willing to help, the food is genuine and the weather is simply fantastic!
The house was originally built in the 18th century for the peasants who cultivated the land, then recently artfully restored.
We produce some excellent wine (find us on (website hidden): Le Masciare). This is a land with a profound calling to the creation of quality oils and wines, and place where the regions only three DOCG wines are grown. Irpinia's unique, indigenous grape and olive varieties make up all of Le Masciare's land.
During the months of October and November we harvest grapes and olives: Each year, the harvest is carried out with consummate expertise and love, under the careful supervision and hands of the founders of the olive-oil and wine estate. If you're interested in taking a look (or even help if you want!) let me know, so I can tell you the exact days in which this will happen. :)
Here you'll experience the real Italian country life!
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If you have any trouble reaching the little town of Paternopoli, we can come pick you up at the Naples airport or to a close train station.
My Italian haven......myself, my partner and our 5 year old daughter had an amazing holiday in this beautiful house. Piero was a great host and was lovely to meet his Mum Katerina (she has great taste Piero!)
Such beautiful countryside with beautiful weather. We loved the pizza oven, house decor and nic nacks. I felt completely at home in the kitchen and enjoyed making my own pasta and pizza. The kitchen is extremely well stocked with utensils, pots, pans, crockery and cutlery. All of which add to the rustic charm of this house.
The wine from the vineyard is amazing, thank you to Piero for gifting us a bottle. We hope to see it in England soon :) we would definitely buy it.
Thanks Piero you made our summer with your beautiful house :)
Une maison charmante au milieu des oliviers et des montagnes. Un endroit de calme et de sérénité pour passer d'agréables moments de tranquillité.
Propriétaire et hôte adorable pleins de conseils avisés et n'hésitez pas à profiter des productions de la propriété (huile et vins).
Piero made us feel incredibly welcome, meeting us in town so we could follow him to the house (minutes by car, only a 10/15 minute stroll on legs). He gave us a tour of the house, gave us the lowdown, and welcomed us with a bottle of white from the family wine estate. Amanda and I had a truly relaxing, peaceful, and enjoyable time. The landscape and location is beautiful and ticks the boxes if you want a rustic, rural, away-from-the crowds experience in country Italy. The views are lovely. The feeling is that you are staying in a rural wine estate. Amanda and I are animal lovers, so were not bothered at all by the many visits by the neighbouring dogs. They are friendly, not demanding, and in fact added to the experience. The house is genuinely represented by the photos. It is absolutely clean and well appointed. I loved cooking in the kitchen which is sizeable and has everything you would need to make a simple or complicated meal. We stayed 5 nights and cooked, ate in for 4 of them as we enjoyed shopping locally, cooking the fresh stuff, and eating out as the sun went down on the patio. There are a few restaurant eating options in town. We had a good pizza and local wine at La Coccinella. We hired a car, and the drive from Naples airport is simple and straightforward. The journey took us about an hour. We will return. We loved our stay. Thank you Piero.
Really nice place, perfect host. Piero really understands what travelers need. We had such a good time in his house in Paternopoli.
my GF and I enjoyed our week in Paternopoli.
Piero is a great host and was flexible with us check in time wise (our flight was delayed).
you also can and i definitely recommend you to buy some olive oil and wine from him as it is very nice both quality and price wise.
the house itself located in village outskirts. it is typical village home with lot of vintage items inside.
some features that you must be aware of booking this house are the fact that the kitchen and toilets located on bottom floor while the stairs are on the outside - so you;re entering from the street which was a bit of a problem for GF at nights (we're living in the city and not used to such setup).
same goes for neighbor's dogs who are friendly - but if you're nit into dogs it is going to be a problem.
arrival wise - you most definitely will need a car. it is about hour drive from napoli/amalfi/salerno and 25 min from avelino. if you are used to drive on flat earth, and dont like driving consider. if you do, it is a driving paradise.
one last thing:
the village itself is small and friendly place that isnt used to tourists.
the 4 bars/pubs in it, that are cheap and friendly but not great if you want to get proper food (they do ice cream/sandwiches/ snacks) you will want to use the well EQUIPMENT kitchen in the house.
every Wednesday there is farmers marked in village center and there is small supermarket that doesn't have much choices. if you want proper store the is carrefour supermarket about 20 drive from paternopoli located in one of the other villages (you cant miss it as there is only one road between avelino and paternopoli and there is a sign far the supermarket).
to conclude: very mice place to for escape and great as travel base for napoli/amalfi/ Salerno and surrounding area.
will definitely recommend
This is a very quiet, peaceful place to stay. Piero met me on the day I arrived and guided me to the house, which I really appreciated. He showed me around and his aunt stopped by later in the day to check on me and make sure I had everything I needed. There are also some sweet little puppies running around now that will surely come visit you while you stay, looking for some handouts. As a female traveling alone, I felt very safe here.
As previous reviewers have mentioned, I was welcomed with a bottle of wine from the family winery which was very good. I also got some pasta sauce that I enjoyed very much. I exchanged a couple messages with Piero on the second day I was there, but then did not receive any further responses to my messages to him while I was there. I am not sure what happened there, because he had been very responsive up to that point.
A word to the wise - this property is obviously on a farm. :) So, be prepared for quite a few bugs (and a scorpion or two). It was also a little bit less idealic than what the pictures illustrate, in that the outside table needed to be cleaned and the property was a bit overgrown and not as manicured as it appears here. It is still a very charming place to stay and Piero and his family struck me as very kind and hard working people. I would recommend this place to anyone.
I'm a photographer and videomaker based in Avellino, Italy.
Our family has a small farm (you can look it online: Le Masciare)
We make organic olive oil and a range of excellent wines :)