'Villa Lilac' is named after the beautiful lilac trees which adorn the grounds with their colorful flowers in Spring. Villa Lilac is an oasis of peace surrounded by greenery, an historical noble residence which dates from the 1700s. It is situated in the heart of the charming ancient village of Calvanico .
The guest wing of the villa was carefully renovated in 2010 and features a completely independent entrance with private garden and reserved parking for several cars.
The rooms of the villa are all welcoming, bright and comfortable and are centrally heated. The guest wing has 2 bedrooms (one with a large loft), 2 bathrooms and sleeps 6 – 8 guests.
The guest wing features:
- a large open-plan living/dining room with modern fully equipped kitchen. In the living room there is a sofa bed with top-quality spring mattress (160 x 200), a large table for 10 people, a washing machine, iron and ironing board, well-stocked bookshelves with books for adults and children, games for children, a digital TV with terrestrial and satellite reception for national and international channels;
- 2 bathrooms with shower, hand-basin ,toilet and bidet;
- 2 bedrooms with king-size double beds (160 x 200);
- One of the 2 bedrooms has doubled with a comfortable large loft (with high ceilings), furnished with two twin beds, dresser, desk, wardrobe, and cot (on request);
- Private garden area which is directly accessible from the guest wing.
A brief description of the Guest Wing:
From the private and fenced parking area, you will enter directly into the orchard of this exclusive wing of the villa. The garden features lawns, ornamental trees and fruit trees, a fountain and outdoor shower. From the garden, you have direct access to the entrance of this portion of the villa.
This sunny wing of the villa faces south and extends to the grand staircase, from there you walk through a second garden area with lilac trees and flower-beds. This suggestive area is richly decorated with a rose garden and a wisteria covered gazebo and an ancient stone well (covered now for safety purposes). Adjacent to the well there is a small stained glass door through which you can access the orchard and the parking area.
The fully equipped gardens are full of color in Spring thanks to the roses of different colors, the azaleas, the wisteria and the lilac trees. In Summer you’ll enjoy the blooming red, purple and white hydrangeas, and in Autumn there are the red and green maple leaves. The adjacent orchard is enriched by fruit trees: hazel, apricot, pear, fig and are offered by the owner of the villa , at the guests' disposal.
There is a possibility to take a shower in the garden and use the barbecue. You can have pleasant walks around the village or go cycling (1 adult bike and 1 child’s bike are available to guests).
A brief description about the area:
The ancient village of Calvanico is located in the heart of the Apennines a few kilometers north from Salerno. It 's handy “base-camp” where you can avoid the hustle and bustle of the city, but where at the same time, you can easily reach the many important tourist sites and the marine archaeological region of Campania, in southern Italy: it takes only 20 minutes to get to the beaches and the port of Salerno, and then go to Amalfi, Positano, Capri, Ischia and Sorrento, 45 minutes to get to Naples, 35 minutes to Pompeii, Herculaneum, Vesuvius for 50 minutes, 60 minutes to go to Paestum and then continue to the Cilento National park area, where you can easily arrange for excursions even one day, returning home in the evening and so be able to visit in a few days all the major tourist sites in the region.
Calvanico is situated on the slopes of the mountains Picentini, about 500 meters above sea level and more precisely at the base of the slopes of Pizzo San Michele. It is full of chestnut trees and walking paths that offer many trails for nature walks , among which the most popular are those that lead to the peaks of Mt Picentini, the old mills, and one that leads to the chapel of Our Lady of Loreto.
In close proximity ( 2 Km) is the natural area 'Frassineto' with its trees of various kinds, with paths and trails. It’s easy to move through even for children. The park is also equipped with a picnic area prepared with built-in barbecue and a children's playground. Among the many cultural events on offer, there are craft shows and impromptu painting exhibitions organized by Proloco. There are many recreational events, such as religious holidays and festivals of which the highlights are represented by the Feast of Our Lady of Loreto on 5 August and the Chestnut Festival in Autumn. The patron saint of Calvanico is Saint Michael the Archangel, which is celebrated on 8 May with a picturesque evening stroll along the slopes of Monte San Michele to reach the peak and the shrine dedicated to him.