charming villas Sorrento & Amalfi Coast
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An old farmhouse, an agricultural estate that gives its guests genuine products. The innate elegance of italian history and cultural.
Villa Mellicata isn’t just a place to stay, it’s an experience in itself. Many of our visitors tell us they feel how loved the place is by the family, and the family extends this passion for their home to their guests.
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Via Nastro Verde 40, 80061 Sorrento, Italia
Massa Lubrense 7 km
Sant’Agata sui due Golfi 1 km
Sorrento 9 km
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Over the years, the villa, mostly used as the owners’ summer residence, has hosted illustrious names from politics, arts and entertainment including Carla Fracci, the queen of Italian and international ballet; Gerald Ford, former US president with Peter Secchia, the American ambassador in Italy; and Claudia Cardinale, the Italian actress, and movie director Pasquale Squitieri.
The villa is just off Il Nastro Verde – the green ribbon – road the runs from Sorrento to the village of Sant’Agata sui due Golfi. Hidden along a verdant track, you approach the house through a canopy of leaves and over stone cobbles. The house itself is built from volcanic rock and is smothered in vines. It has been lived in and loved by the farm’s family for many decades and this is expressed in its authentic Italian furniture, seasoned wooden ceiling and staircase and beautiful tiled floor which has a patina developed over many years’ footsteps. The house is kept immaculate by a cleaner who arrives every day to take care of the guests and the villa.
You will be treated to an abundance of organic farm produce ranging from fresh vegetables and fruit to herbs, nuts and eggs during your stay. Going hungry is not an option! Owners and gardeners spend a lot of time taking care of the enchanting garden that surrounds the property.
Villa Mellicata is part of the stunning Sorrento countryside and is perfect for walking holidays – if you can bear to leave the villa.
The living space
There is no truck with blank minimalism here; this villa wears its history on its sleeve. The walls are adorned with cherished photos and artwork; the furniture and paintings has been hand-picked by Signora Rosa and cared for with love. The whole place has a mystical feel as if you were in some traditional fairy tale. But let’s not get ahead of ourselves – the amenities are anything but mystical – plumbing, power, wifi, heating and the air-conditioning are thoroughly 21st century. The large living room is an elegant but cosy confusion of tailor-made Harrods sofas and armchairs at one end, with a charming dining table at the other.Through doors peep the inevitable greenery that characterises this villa. The kitchen is another homely space, many a bowl of pasta has been cooked up here. The tiles are gorgeous, the wood is lovely, the shining copper pans are enchanting; there is a wood stove, old-fashioned pots and baskets, but the Alpes Inox oven is an up-to-the-minute piece of kit, as are the hob, fridge-freezer, dishwasher and other appliances. This is a true cooks’ kitchen. Down below are wonderful old tuff rock vaulted cellars where you will find stocks of prestigious vintage wines and cured meats.
The bedrooms and bathrooms
Each of the four bedrooms has its own character – from the whimsical twin room with a pretty pink sofa bed and iron bedsteads to the exuberant double with wood-framed pictures all over the walls and amazing furniture. All the bedrooms have windows looking out onto the gardens or over the hills, plenty of storage and each has its own bathroom – these are fitted in an almost art deco, dark wood style and have modern showers and bath.
The grounds of Villa Mellicata are extensive and a riot of green; the drive and parking spaces are enclosed by trees and bushes to the side and overhead with vines; the main lawn has a large pergola for outside dining; there are shady roof terraces that give stunning views over the hills; there are quiet nooks to inspect the ornamental plants chosen carefully by Signora Rosa. Enjoy a walk through the lemon and olive groves or under the walnut trees; gather for pizza or a barbecue at the outdoor kitchen. Children and adults alike will be delighted at the stone-built playhouse with its own balcony and roof terrace, and by the charming treehouse. At the edge of the property is a swimming pool surrounded by loungers.
The local area
The rugged hills above Massa Lubrense offer amazing views of this unspoilt peninsula at every turn and are criss-crossed with paths and tracks through lemon and olive groves, making this fantastic walking country. The hilltop village of Sant’Agata sui Due Golfi is short walk away and has spectacular views over the Bay of Naples on one side and the Bay of Salerno on the other. It is home to a supermarket and several good restaurants, including the 2 Michelin-starred Don Alfonso. The town of Massa Lubrense – known as the ‘Land of the Sirens’ is 7 km away on the coast, with scenic, pastel-painted houses perched on the cliffs and boats in the small harbour. The town offers plenty of shopping, eateries and bars, as well as interesting cathedrals and other attractions. Sorrento is a windy 9 km drive away with its narrow, cobbled streets, splendid piazzas and beautiful views over the water to Naples and Mt Vesuvius. Positano, Vesusius, Naples, Amalfi and Capri are just some of the places to explore from Villa Mellicata.
This villa will have you enchanted throughout your visit – whether by the magical gardens and its delicious produce, the wonderful family and their beautifully kept house, or by the views and the peace and quiet – you will have enjoyed an authentic Italian experience like no other.
High chair and cot on request
Heating Washing machine
Towels, bed sheets, soap and toilet paper
Iron and ironing board
Pets considered on request
Housekeeping services provided
We can arrange for our local bakery to deliver a delicious selection of bagels, pastries, muffins and croissants to you, all freshly prepared each morning. A Breakfast Box is good for 2 people. Breakfast boxes are available from Tuesday - Sunday (our bakery is closed on Mondays).
Housekeeping & Linen Change
If you would like extra housekeeping during your stay, please let us know your requirements. It is also possible to just have a linen and towel change during your stay– just let us know which day you would like the change and we will organize it.
Laundry & Dry Cleaning
A laundry and/or dry cleaning service is available for your convenience. Our Housekeeping will provide you will a laundry bag and collect your laundry at your request. Your laundry takes approx. 24 hours to get cleaned and to be returned to your villa. The service includes: collection, wash, dry, iron and fold.
Childcare & Babysitting Services
Enjoy a quiet and relaxed evening out or some adult time while your children are being cared for by a professional and attentive carer. The service is available at any time. You may choose to book a babysitter each day for a set number of hours or just for a number of evenings. Whatever your preference, our attentive and experienced carers will look after your children, no matter what their age. Advance bookings of at least 24 hours required.
At any time during your stay, we offer a grocery home delivery service. Let us know what you would like and we will purchase and deliver the same day. We choose local organic produce of the best quality. The cost of the service is: the delivery cost + the cost of the groceries as indicated on the sales receipt.
Whether it is a three-star Michelin Restaurant or a local Osteria, our Concierge Team can assist you with restaurant recommendations and reservations no matter where it is. If your dinner plans are for a special occasion – an anniversary or birthday dinner – let us know if you have a special request and we can speak directly with the restaurant on your behalf.
All services can be booked and paid for on arrival.
Via Nastro Verde 40, 80061 Sorrento, Italia
The villa is just off Il Nastro Verde – the green ribbon – road the runs from Sorrento to the village of Sant’Agata sui due Golfi.
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Gourmet Chef & Home Cook Service
The Feeling Italy Gourmet Chef & Home Cook Service offers two types of Italian dining experiences - a fine dining gourmet culinary experience with formal table setting and five star service, or a more traditional and relaxed home-style Italian meal experience.
Cookery Classe & Other Courses
If you are passionate about Italian cuisine, then why not take part in a cookery class by a local chef or professional cooking instructor. This is a fun way to spend time with family and friends as you learn about the Neapolitan kitchen. Cookery classes can be organized in your holiday home or at a local cooking school in the Sorrento countryside.
Handmade Pasta Cooking Course
Learn the art of pasta making in the comfort of your holiday home with a professional pasta instructor and chef. Great for one-on-one, small and large groups, our pasta instructors will come to you fully equipped with all the essentials to turn flour and water into an amazing feast!
Unwind and treat yourself to a therapeutic or deep tissue massage in the comfort of your holiday home.
Our massage therapist combines Eastern and Western techniques to relax and restore physical and mental well-being. All remedial and therapeutic massage treatments are customised specifically to each individual.
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Upon arrival you will find a welcome box with local products from our gardens.
Mellicata is an absolute delight. With the feel of antiquity, but all the mod cons. Antique furniture, but every bedroom en suite, a wood burner stove in the kitchen, but a gas hob and quality electric oven. It is all kept spotlessly clean with daily cleaning, a rarity on AirBnB. Good quality linens and toiletries, and plush towels, including a spare set for the pool or going to the beach.
Villa Mellicata является необыкновенным Домом с историей. Античная вилла 16 века! При этом отличное кондиционирование и сантехника, что немаловажно. Это был незабываемый и прекрасный опыт для нашей семьи)). В Доме множество прекрасных террас и роскошный сад. И самые вкусные помидоры в мире! Очень порадовала безопасность нашего проживания и ежедневная уборка дома (как в отеле).
Sergio thank you for the most magnificent stay. This villa is a once in a life time experience and we all loved it. We will be back with family and friends as this is the type of place you want to share with people. We all had the best time, not only with the house but also your team. A truely blessed Italian experience with amazing Italians.