This Farmhouse rises at the feet of Mount Vico Alvano, in between Sorrento and Positano, bathed in the green of Sorrento hills with their deep fragrances and sweet colours. The company makes use of an ancient rural home of the 1600 from which you can enjoy the wonderful view of the Gulf of Naples and the whole Penisola Sorrentina. Completely redecorated, it is furbished in a simple and plain style but provided with all comforts.
The agritourism lays in a perfect position either if you wants to visit the Amalfi coast with Positano, Praiano, Amalfi, Ravello or reach Sorrento. Then from Sorrento you can easily transfer to the magic islands of Capri, Ischia and Procida or go for an archaeological tour in Ercolano and in Pompei also visit the famous Sanctuary; or pay a visit to Naples. Those who might choose to stay in the agritourism however, could enjoy the quietness of the surrounding nature.
The company uses a rural home built in the 1600 at the feet of Mount Vico Alvano in Colli di San Pietro. In the past this location was part of the Benedictine Abbey property of the Archdioceses of Sorrento later given away to the Royal Crown and only in the 1800 acquired by the Count Edoardo Colonna, who decided the construction of the castle that still today dominates the Colli di San Pietro.
The rural home used as agritourism was property of the Benedictine Fathers too; but when was given away to the Crown, it began the dwelling of noble families, obvious fact if you pay attention to the ancient portal with its coat of arms depicting two lions facing each other and a Palm.
Through all ages the area of Colli di San Pietro has attracted tourists and visitors, and among them the illustrious English writer Robert Browning whom in the autumn of 1884 spent a long period as a guest of the Colonna Family.
The deep contact with the local people, the sun-bathed fields, the vineyards, the fragrant orchards and the simple life of the farmer immersed in their works, left a deep impression in the poet's sensibility. Browning, in fact, as soon as he returned in England, wrote "The
Englishman in Italy" when by now the fragrances, the sea and the farmers were far away.
In his verses you can almost touch the great nostalgia of walks in the paths of the woods harvesting berries, corbezzoli, and wildflowers in the bright days that now he is forced to revive only by fantasy.
The scenery of Mount Vico Alvano was also utilized for the setting of the film "Il Decamerron" directed by the famous Italian director Pier Paolo Pasolini whose intent was to set the film, based of the 1300 novel, among the orange and lemon trees, the woods and the examples of rural architecture of the place.
A lot of other films were set in the area such as "Il grande amore" by Elisabeth Barret, "Made in Italy" by Nanni Loi and "Che?" by Roman Polansky.