Il Melograno on the Amalfi Coast is less than two minutes from the historic house and gardens of Villa Guariglia . You can visit the main villa (Ceramic Museum and the old 16th Church which belonged to the ambassador Guariglia ) and the marvellous park overlooking the sea ,where in spring and summer classical music concerts take place.
To walk through such an extraordinary village, called Albori, declared a World Heritage site by UNESCO, means climbing narrow stairways and pedestrian streets. ( the protected wood, valley and beach of Albori).
The whole area is made for pedestrians, except for the only access road and the main street. Here you will be able to experience the fascination and authentic beauty of the Amalfi Coast: one not spoilt by the effects of tourism!
The Melograno B & B is situated just off an old pedestrian mule path a few yards away from a street where you will find shops and a bus stop. In order to reach this street, all you have to do is walk along a pedestrian stairway , with 35 steps, for about 150 meters (about 492 feet).
You don’t need a car during your stay at the Melogran (Website hidden by Airbnb) but in case you have one, you can park in a free public area.
During your stay at the Melograno, you will be close to some of the most typical beaches of the Amalfi Coast, which you can reach by boat, departing from the beach of Vietri Marina
To reach the beach you can take the local bus which stops about 150 meters (approximately 400 feet) away from the B & B.
The local minibus stops at the Village of Vietri sul Mare, Vietri Marina, Raito and Albori, considered one of most beautiful villages in Italy.
Other larger, nearby beaches are those in Erchie and Cetara, about 4 km (approximately 7 miles) away.
Nearby tourist attractions
in a three days lenght of time guests will be easily able to visit:
- Amalfi, Positano and Ravello. The whole Divine Amalfi Coast. In summer frequent hydrofoil services ( 1 hour ) connect Salerno to Capri, Sorrento and Ischia ( 1 day trip )
- most fascinating Pompei and Ercolano ancient roman ruins ( and a look to Naples ). ( 1 day trip )
- Paestum enchanting sunset on greek temples ( and a look to Salerno ). ( 1 day trip )
frequent air conditioned modern bus service are running all year around in the Amalfi Coast. Naples is connected by bus and train services
private cars at reasonable prices available
from May to September frequent hydrofoil services to Amalfi, Positano, Capri, Ischia in a day excursion ( from Salerno port )
Staying at B & B Il Melograno means you will enjoy a place which is not too crowded with tourists but have the chance to do all the leisure activities that the Amalfi Coast has to offer ,right at hand.
Raito di Vietri Sul Mare is located halfway between Paestum and Amalfi, about 14 km (approximately 8.6 miles) away from both towns.
From Raito you can easily reach all the tourist points of interest on the Amalfi Coast and Sorrento Coast as well as Naples, Vesuvius, Pompeii, Herculaneum, Paestum, and the islands of Capri and Ischia.
You can conveniently use both the service of the local bus which goes from Raito di Vietri Sul Mare and the service of the SITA bus, which connects Vietri Sul Mare with Amalfi and Sorrento. Both services are comfortable and economical.
From Vietri Sul Mare Station, you can take local trains to reach Pompeii, Herculaneum, the Vesuvius, and Naples in less than one hour. Even Paestum and the coast of the Parco Nazionale del Cilento (Cilento National Park) are easily reached either by bus or train.
In Amalfi and Positano you will be able to take ferries or hydrofoils to visit the coasts of Amalfi and Sorrento, the coast of the Cilento National Park, and also the islands of Capri and Ischia.
You can also rent boats or join daily and nightly mini-cruises along the coast.
Staying at B & B Il Melograno will enable you to visit the famous beaches of the Amalfi Coast, go shopping for fashion and the best handcrafted articles, and experience the numerous top-quality folklore, artistic, musical, Ceramic, and cultural events which take place throughout the year.
Not to be missed by classical music enthusiasts are the famous concerts held during the Festival of Ravello, and for those who are fond of trekking, there are trails which unravel through the mountains of the coast, among which the most famous one is the “Sentiero degli Dei” (Path of the Gods), so called for the breathtaking beauty of this panoramic walk.