Casa La Cappella
The house dates from around the year 1700 and it is the upper part of a palazzo of a noble family who has lived there for hundreds of years. The house is situated in the centro storico (historical centre) at the edge of the village and is built on the top of a hill in the highest part of Vibonati. From the house you have a magnificent view of the green hills covered with olive trees, and the sea.
In summer there is a gentle breeze from the sea in the morning, and in the evening the wind comes from the mountains. Combined with the thick old walls the house is therefore always cool. In two rooms there is air-conditioning to further enhance the comfort.
Right across the street there is an old chapel called ‘La Cappella Maria della Grazia’. Next to this chapel there is a small square where you can park your car.
The inside of the house has been completely renovated in 2009. We have tried to preserve the original details as much as possible, such as the high walls with the wooden ceilings and the antique wooden doors. It also has a spacious roof terrace (32m2) which offers a panoramic view on The Gulf of Policastro, the village and the surrounding hills. From the large windows and 2 opening balcony doors you can also enjoy a panoramic view.
The house has a surface of 145 mq and consists of:
A first floor with:
- a large kitchen (9 mq)
- a bath room (4 mq)
- a double bedroom (12 mq)
- a large guest room (22 mq) with double and single bed and a en-suite bathroom (5 mq)
- a living room (20 mq) with a large sleeping couch (160 cm) and opening doors to the balcony
- a large dining or working room (27 mq) with large opening doors to the balcony
- a hall (9,6 mq) with a stairway to the roofterrace
On the second floor you find the spacious roof terrace (32m2) and another large room with two single beds.
From the entrance on the street side, large stairs lead to the living area. Most rooms are situated on one floor and there is an extra room next to the roofterrace. Both of the bathrooms have been tiled in the local style of the Amalfi coast and have a toilet, a bidet, a sink and a comfortable shower. The kitchen is very complete with a refrigerator, an oven and a washing machine.
Provisions in Casa La Cappella:
- airconditioning in the living room and in one bedroom
- central heating
- radio/cd player with usb outlet; satellite TV
- 3 sun beds, a big parasol, a barbecue
- washing-machine, oven, coffee machine, hairdryer
- two bicycles
For daily groceries Vibonati is ideal. There are a few small shops where you can find fresh bread and the most important groceries. There is also a butcher and a shop where they sell vegetables. Three times a week a man comes to the square next to the house to bring fresh fruit and vegetables.
In the village-centre you will 3 find small restaurants where you can eat. They are all highly recommended!
There is a large shopping centre with a hypermarket, called La Ginestre, in the direction of Sapri only 4 miles away. In Sapri, the biggest town in the area, there are several shops and banks and every Friday morning there is a extensive market.
In Villlammare (at 2 miles) there are also places to eat and there is an ATM