Casa San Michele-Cilento Park
The house “Casa San Michele” is located in the historical center of Acquavella, a quite village in the heart of the natural park of Cilento.
On a hill overlooking the sea, Acquavella is the perfect place to relax and enjoy the original Italian atmosphere. Have a walk through the nearby olive groves, sit down in a small café with old man playing cards and hear the laughter of the children playing around on the piazza.
“Casa San Michele” is the house where my mom, grandmother and great grandmother lived their whole lives. It is a house with an original familiar and cozy atmosphere. The style of the house is kept original, with the restored furniture.
The house has 2 bedrooms, 1 kitchen, 1 living room, 1 balcony and 1 bathroom with Wc and 1 single WC. The house is fully equipped with all the household appliances you need for a confortable daily life.
Everyday you can choose a different place to discover near by Acquavella. The closest beach is the one of Casal Velino, 6 km from the village. There are countless options of marvelous sea villages on the cost: Pioppi, Acciaroli, Ascea, Palinuro are just some of them.
Information about the region:
The National Park of Cilento is located in the southern of Italy in the Campania region. It is the place where mountains join the sea, nature meets up with history, beautiful landscapes mix with the fragrant smell of wild plants, and people come together to enjoy the incredible food and wine of these parts. After you arrive here you will wish to have discovered it much sooner. If you are looking for something really different and to experience Italy off the beaten path, come and discover this place that is truly to come and see.
Day trips to Pompei, Napoli, Vesuvio, Amalfi Coast, Herkulaneum, Paestum, Capri and Ischia...
Tipps and information:
Wake up and take (email hidden) "la pausa". The owner, Carmelo, will prepare an amazing croissant with chocolates and great espresso for you. You can enjoy your breakfast outside the bar under a parasol and get in touch with the local people. Afterwards you can decide to go the beach or chill in the village. If you decide to stay in the village go to "la coccinella", a small market in the square where you can find every day fresh mozzarella and local products. Enjoy the apertitivo at bar miramare and go home to prepare your fresh lunch.
Chill, chill, chill... till when it's not too hot for make a walk outside. Beautiful natural trails just out the village in the middle of Nature are waiting you. You can choose to go in the direction of another nice village "Stella Cilento"(7 km) by walking on the road or choosing to go there by walking up of hill of Acquavella called "Lacco". Otherwise you can direction "Campo Sportivo" and enjoy the beautiful valley until you arrive to the closest village Casal Velino. While you are walking feel free to take the super tasting figs that are hanging on the plants that are lining the road. And pass by to see the daily milking of the coats at the farm of Carmela. She has a small cheese factory close to my house in the village and almost every morning she is producing fresh coat cheese with the slow food certification. If you prefer to discover the village walk down and up the street where the old houses are huddled together between steep and narrow alleys.
If your choice is to stay in Acquavella don't miss the amazing pizzas from the local pizzeria "Vespertine"and after that have a (email hidden) Miramare while playing a game of cards at the table with the local people. Or if you prefere you can choose to have a nice dinner in the valley in the beautiful agriturismo "la spina rossa". Reserve before to go.
If you decide to go out of the village, you have countless options of reastaurants or "sagre" where you can taste the local products.
If you choose to go on the beach, travel by car to the beach of Casal Velino, Pioppi, Ascea or Acciaroli. The beach of Casal Velino is the closest one and it is has a familiar scene. For lunch don't miss the best seafood at the restaurant "Mamma Angelina". Ask for Antonio, the owner of the restaurant. He will prepare great sea food antipasti and pasta alla vongole for you. If you decide to enjoy the beach at Ascea, drive to "la scogliera". It is a wonderful uncontaminated natural beach in an amazing scenario with a Saracen tower. Enjoy lunch directly on the beach at "Ristorante la Scogliera". If your choice is Acciaroli, looking forward for the beach "Marina Piccola". You will ned up in a beautiful beach and a great cherenguito offering really good pizzas and food. This beach is frecuented by younger people. If you decide to go to Pioppi, a nice small fisherman village, just look for "lido Karibu". The owner, Rino, will offer you a sun umbrella for the beach while is preparing amazing sea food.
But if you are in the mood to be tourist, just take the boat in the harbor of Casal Velino for discover the Amalfi coast and Capri. Departures are every day in the morning.
If you prefer to stay fresh you have two options:
One is to have a walk to the closest mountain of Stella Cilento (16km) and the other is to go to Felitto ( 50 km). This last one is a protect area with a beautiful river where you can make a bath and enjoy the day in extremely cool water. While driving back to Acquavella, don't miss the beautiful village of Stio ( buy some fresh bread and biscuit in the center at the bakery), and stop for dinner at "Agriturismo La civitella" in the village of Moio della Civitella. They serve you more than 10 antispasti, amazing wines, and really good price.
It is possible to rent a car at the airport of Naples or get a pick-up service from the train station from Vallo della Lucania Castelnuovo that offers a car renting too.
EUROTRAVEL DI PINTO MARIO & C. S.N.C.
Via Ponte (phone number hidden) Casal Velino (SA)
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The region is full of hills, but for those who love sport and cycling this might be a wonderful challenge. In every season you can find plenty cicling people on the small country roads. If you are interested in renting a bike you can do this in Casal Velino.