This magnificent villa sits among its own splendid park of palm and citrus trees. Many writers chose this area as their residence, including Goethe, Byron, Stendhal and Francis Marion Crawford. Located in a beautiful suburb with tranquil gardens and serene surroundings, yet within walking distance to Sorrento. A splendid park of palm and citrus trees surround the elegant late 19th century patrician Villa Literati, a prestigious charming villa located in the suburbs, and within walking distance toSorrento. American writer Francis Marion Crawford and many poets and literati including Goethe, Stendhal, and Byron made this area of Sorrento their homes. Located a 10-minute walk from Sorrento, the property provides hospitality for those who wish to enjoy a special stay in the heart of the Sorrento Peninsula, surrounded by luxury and comfort. The mild climate, courteousness of the people, good food, charming landscapes and ancient historic and artistic traditions make Sorrento suburbs one of the most beautiful spots in Italy. Villa Literati has the fortune and honor to share these attributes with its guests. In a privileged position situated among the most charming hotels of Sorrento, Villa Literati is 500 meters from the beach, where Lido di Marinella, one of Sorrento's most beautiful, famous beach concessions will ensure splendid days of sun and sea. Marina Piccola, approximately one kilometer from the villa, allows guests to experience the wonderful sea of Sorrento and its Peninsula, with its landing for ferry's and hydrofoils for the Islands of Capri and Ischia and Naples, boats for tours to Punta Campanella, a wonderful natural marine reserve, and in the summer months, the sea metro - a very convenient service that sails to Naples, Positano and Amalfi in under an hour. A 50 meter walk down the street takes you to a panoramic terrace overlooking the sea and an elevator that whisks you down to a small local beach. A larger and picturesque beach can be reached by a 500 meters walk. At the other end of the street is a wine bar where you can enjoy live music nightly. Villa Literati is a pleasant house which combines rooms filled with history and tradition, such as the library, with vintage books, and its halls, filled with antiques, modern comforts, and high end service. Elegance and taste also abound in the 10 bedrooms of Villa Literati, one of the prettiest in the Sorrento area. Furnished with classic taste, with original parquet floors, and antiques, the bedrooms offer the best in comfort and charm. Large and bright, overlooking the pretty park that surrounds the villa, embellished with top quality fabrics and accessories, the bedrooms are of different sizes, similar to a classic, superior, and junior suite style found in luxury hotels. Some bedrooms have sofa beds and can sleep up to four people in absolute comfort. Showers are found in the smaller bedrooms and Jacuzzi bathtubs are found in the larger. The refined bathrooms boast lovely marble tiles, hairdryers, and a wonderful complementary beauty kit. Satellite, plasma TV, direct dial phone, mini-bar, safe, and air conditioning in each bedroom ensures a more than pleasant stay at Villa Literati. A luxurious park of age-old plants surrounds Villa Literati and ensures guests discretion and privacy. Among palms, citrus trees, and typical Mediterranean plants, the charming lemon house recalls the cultivation of the Prince of Sorrento, the lemon (protected by the Appellation of Protected Origin) and adds a touch of real tradition to the park. The beautiful pool is located in one of the prettiest spots of the garden. Surrounded by a parterre, an Italian formal garden with porphyry (large grained crystal quartz) and framed by the wonderful plants of the park, it is a very pleasant spot for a swim or relaxing on the side of the pool, at the outdoor dining tables and on the chaise lounge chairs. GROUND FLOOR - Large gourmet kitchen if you decide you want to cook yourself or help the villa cook prepare dinner, two large living rooms, a library filled with classics in all languages. 1 Double Bedroom and 1 Twin Bedroom both with en suite baths with showers. FIRST FLOOR - 2 Jr. Suites with double bed, sofa bed for one additional person, Jacuzzi shower and Jacuzzi tub 1 Double bedroom with Jacuzzi tub/Shower 1 Twin Bedroom with Jacuzzi Shower SECOND FLOOR - 2 Jr. Suites with double bed, sofa bed for one additional person, with Jacuzzi tub/shower GARDEN COTTAGES - 2 Double Bedrooms with en suite baths and private entrances, located next to the swimming pool. FACILITIES - Stove, Oven, Microwave, Private Barbecue, Refrigerator, Freezer, Dishwasher, Washer Only, Phone, Dial-up Internet Access, High Speed Internet Access, Satellite TV with English Speaking Channels, Stereo, Hairdryer, Wifi, Each bedroom has Satellite Plasma TVs, Telephone, Mini-Bar, Safe AMENITIES - Private In-ground Pool, 18 x 7 meters, Elevator, Central Heat, Beach, Maid Service, Breakfast Included, Cook Available, Views, Staff on the premises, Continental Breakfast with the typical sweets from the area of Sorrento, espresso and cappuccino, Fax and Bar Service also available, 2 Baby Cots PRIVATE PARKING: Parking for 2 cars, street parking for other cars NEAREST AIRPORT: Naples 55km, Fiumicino 283km( 3 hours) NEAREST TRAIN STATION: to all parts of Italy, 250 meters NEAREST BUS STOP: to all parts of Italy , 250 meters SERVICES: Restaurants, Shops 250 meters, Everything you need can be found in Sorrento NOTES A car is not really needed at this villa. There is a shuttle bus to Sorrento 50 meters from the villa. A 250 meter walk takes you to the train station which takes 2 minutes to get to Sorrento, 30 minutes to Pompeii and 1 hour to Naples. The bus stop, also near the train station, will take you to and from the Naples Airport and also to Amalfi/Positano. Another bus in Amalfi will take you to Ravello. During the summer, the train runs every 15 minutes to Sorrento.
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