A bit of Paradise in an island of the bay, 35 min away from Naples city center

A bit of Paradise in an island of the bay, 35 min away from Naples city center

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3 Bedrooms
Sleeps 6
2 Bathrooms
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Our house is small, 60 sq m, but the outdoors are stunningly enchanting, located as it is in a heavenly part of the island (of the globe, too). So, be prepared to live moments of intense beauty. If you come here you will feel really great and it won’t be easy to make you leave, perhaps only by inviting you to Florence, in our main home! You will be immersed in two olive groves and a pinewood; basically a very vast private property for you to explore freely. The house and front terrace overlook a volcanic crater that was semi-submerged several million years ago; all you will see in front of you as if flying a hang-glider is the sea, the Gulf islands, and the opposite edge of the crater, the bird sanctuary of Vivara. Behind you, the pinewood, the ruins of a twelfth century monastery and a Saracen tower. There is absolutely no light or sound pollution. The moon, the stars are always there for you, and you can use a small telescope if you ask us for it.
The house has a private access to the sea, a four-minute downhill walk, though it is reserved for definitely very expert excursionists, used to heights. Otherwise, in three minutes on foot you get to the Vivara bridge, in seven minutes you get to the beach, and to the bus stop (L1), and in eight minutes to the small harbor of Marina Chiaiolella. Don’t mind renting a car. If you need a boat, ask now, and you’ll find it when you get here, at a convenient rental price. The water temperature here is warm until the end of November, when it goes below 22°C, waiting for our early Mediterranean Spring.

Ours is not a luxurious house, but it is well furnished, it has AC for winter and summer, it is well equipped for cooking. The tile floor has a traditional Amalfi Coast design that Escher loved very much, which he often used in his graphics. There are two bedrooms, each with a queen bed. A small flower garden separates you from the dependance, where more privacy can be found if some friends come to visit you, actually a third small bedroom furnished with two twin beds. Here, you have the most panoramic bathroom on the planet. There are two bathrooms in total.
Often the house is not occupied because we are busy in Florence, so probably you can stay here as long as you want.
If you need the Internet connection, ask now. Stores will deliver your shopping at home; you can order fresh fish with just a phone call. If you call a taxi it will pick you up at the property entrance gate.
You’ll find some books in the house, as well as a guitar of mine, it likes to be played.

Valeria

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  1. Hi! I am Valeria, a translator from French into Italian. My husband is a pediatrician and he translates from Spanish. We are about sixty years old and live in Procida and Florence. We also have a pied-à-terre in Naples and a very small house in the Abbruzzo National Park.
    The house up for exchange is the one in Procida, but the other three can be used in case of long-term stays. Procida is a very beautiful and interesting island, only 35 minutes away from the center of Naples (via hydrofoil).

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Procida is a very beautiful and interesting island, only 35 minutes away from the center of Naples (via hydrofoil).
Naples is a city you must visit, one of the most beautiful Italian cities; for sure the most fun and lively. It is full of all kinds of surprises, even for the occasional tourist: a Mediterranean capital and a true melody of chaos. The hydrofoil stops at Maschio Angioino (Molo Beverello) and from there you can take the metro, the funiculars, as well as buses and taxis. Procida is also very well connected to Ischia (15 minutes by hydrofoil, 30 minutes by ferry). You can reach Capri by tourist boat every other day in the summer, while during the rest of the year you must stop over in Naples. From Ischia you can reach Capri every day, though only in the summer season. It would be a pity not to visit the other two islands, if you stay here more than few days. Capri takes at least two days to visit, while Ischia is typically a one-day-trip if you prefer to come back home in the night. It takes 30 minutes to reach Pompei from Naples, as well as Ercolano and the top of Vesuvio, very impressive sites; from there by car you could get to Sorrento, Positano, Amalfi, Atrani... not so bad! (strictly avoiding weekend traffic in spring/ summer).
My husband is the former director of the small local hospital. In Procida everything is very quiet, it is a small community spread over 4 sq km. The island is a very safe place; we leave our doors unlocked even at night, and staying here is truly pleasant. There are excellent restaurants that serve very good fish at low prices. July and August are not the best months to visit Procida because the island becomes crowded and loses a bit of its allure.

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