Villa Gioconda is a splendid 400-square-meter (about 4,306 square feet) villa
which sleeps ten people. It features private swimming pool, wide terraces and a garden, all with a
beautiful view of the sea and the coast.
The villa is equipped with air-conditioning, winter heating, and parking space.
You will be on the southern coast of the Gulf of Salerno, in the Parco Nazionale
del Cilento (National Park of Cilento), 5 km (about 3 miles) from the sea and
the beach, and about 10 km (approximately 6 miles) from the archaeological ruins
Villa Gioconda has four bedrooms, four bathrooms, a large living-room, a
spacious kitchen with a fireplace, and a large tavernetta (great gathering room)
with a fireplace, a kitchenette, and an oven for pizza.
The villa features a wide patio and terraces overlooking the sea. It is
surrounded by 2000 square meters of fenced-in land cultivated with olive groves
and fruit trees.
Villa Gioconda is situated in an isolated and prominent area, almost on the top
of a green mountain whose slopes look out on the plains of Paestum on one side
and softly descends towards the blue of the sea on the other, going through
hillocks and little mountains covered in verdant cultivations.
From its terraces ad garden you will be able to enjoy a spectacular and endless
view of the whole arch-shaped Gulf of Salerno: looking towards the horizon,
right before your eyes, you will see the island of Capri and the mountainous
outline of the whole Amalfi Coast, which ends with the city of Salerno. By
looking to the right, you will be able to feast your eyes on the entire large
long and arch-shaped beach of the plains of Paestum. And by stretching your eyes
and looking below you, you will see the medieval town of Agropoli, with its
castle overlooking the sea. Last but not least, close to where you are, you will
see, bellow the villa, the verdant hills which descend towards the sea and the
bay of Trentova.
Such wide panorama becomes even more fascinating once the night falls, bringing
the sunset over the sea and a myriad of lights brightening the whole gulf…
Villa Gioconda is located almost at the end of a private road of about 500
meters (about 1,640 feet) which leads to four or fives houses distributed along
its way. All around you will see olive groves and vineyards which lushly grow
under the clear sky and the sweet Mediterranean weather.
In order to reach the villa, once leaving from Agropoli and the sea, you have to
go for about 5 km (about 3 miles) along a convenient countryside road which
unravels through vineyards and olive groves and offers you scenery of green
hillocks and little mountains overlooking the sea at every turn.
You will run past magnificent olive groves with trees which have offered their
fruits for hundreds of years...: their black large and dumpy trunks and thick
intense-green foliage contrast against the light green of the land and the blue
of the sky and the sea producing a fascinating effect... moreover, it is not
difficult to come across a horse, donkey or cow grazing along the road...
You will find that Villa Gioconda is perfect to enjoy the peacefulness of the
countryside even though it is close to the sea, beaches, and famous tourist
5 km (about 3 miles) away from the villa, you will find the beach of Trentova,
surrounded by an enthralling bay miraculously uncontaminated, as it is a
preserved natural area.
The large and sandy beach is surrounded by rocky coast shaped as a green
amphitheater. The sun shines on it all day long, the water is clean and
transparent, and the bottom gradually increases in depth enabling not only you
but also your kids to go for a swim. The rocky shore of the bay is perfect for
those who enjoy exploring small underwater cavities with snorkels. The sea ahead
is a protected marine area.
During summer you will find beach establishments with bars and other services
Horse riding facilities are available nearby, and you will be able to take
riding lessons and to enjoy guided tours through protected areas of great
The closest shops and supermarkets to Villa Gioconda are located in Agropoli,
about 5 km (about 3 miles) away. 100 meters (about 328 feet) from the villa is a
pizza-restaurant (usually open every night in July and August, on Saturday and Sunday in the other months), other restaurants, pizza places, and night rendezvous; all 2
km (about 1.2 miles) away.
A car is necessary during your stay at Villa Gioconda. The villa is equipped
with private parking space.
The Swimming Pool
At Villa Gioconda you will find a marvellous turquoise-blue swimming pool, lain down on a white, sunshiny terrace with a gorgeous view on the sea and the coast The swimming pool is large, elegant and wiggly, endowed with a comfortable
access. Size: 12 x 5 metres (40 x 16 feet) depth: from 90 to 240 centimetres (from
3 to 8 feet), and it also includes a whirlpool bath area. It is open all year round, although it is not heated. You and your kids will be able to comfortably access into the pool through a large semicircular ladder.
The pool is fully equipped and you will find sun loungers, deck chairs, beach umbrellas and table with chairs, plus an external shower. In the night the area is enlightened by posh street-lamps and the pool by sunken lights. You will enjoy it during the night and will find lovely drinking a glass of wine while admiring the going down of the sun to the sea...
The terrace and the garden
Villa Gioconda is surrounded by 2000 square meters (about 21,527 square feet) of
fenced-in land. The sloping land is subdivided into terraces where citrus, fruit,
and large olive trees grow. Around the house you will find a large paved area
and two wide terraces surrounded by flower beds.
In front of the living-room and the kitchen lies a large covered patio furnished
with wicker tables, chairs, and armchairs which is embellished by vases filled
with flowers. From every angle of the garden, patio and terraces you will be
able to enjoy a great view of the sea and the valley below. The terraces are
furnished with umbrellas and sun loungers.
The living area
Villa Gioconda has been built respecting the slope of the land, and its rooms
are distributed on three floors.
The middle floor can be reached from the garden. You will find a living-room, a
spacious kitchen, a double bedroom, and a bathroom without a shower.
The living-room is a spacious and elegant room. On one side you will find
couches and armchairs facing a large glass window through which you will be able
to enjoy a beautiful view of the sea, while the other side features a table with
chairs. Two large patio doors will lead you straight to the part of the patio
which is furnished with wicker couches and armchairs. This area will certainly
be one of your favorite angles to relax outdoors and enjoy the scenery.
From the living-room you can reach the spacious kitchen, which features the
cooking angle on one side, a long table in the middle, and a wall with a large
fireplace on the other side. The cooking area is equipped with a five-burner
stove, an oven, a microwave oven, a dishwasher, a large fridge with a freezer,
and several other small pieces of furniture and appliances.
The kitchen has a patio door which communicates with the covered patio furnished
with a table and chairs to have meals outdoors. It will be easy and pleasant to
have dinner under the sky and breakfast outdoors, facing an enthralling view of
The tavernetta (family room)
At Villa Gioconda you will have a second and even more spacious living area,
which consists of a beautiful tavernetta (or family room) placed on the lower floor, below the
living-room. You will be able to reach it both through a patio door leading to
the garden or through an indoor staircase placed in the living-room.
The family room is a unique room of 150 square meters (about 1,615 square feet)
with terracotta floors and masonry arches furnished with wooden furniture in
rustic style. In the family room you will find an area with a fireplace
surrounded by masonry benches with cushions, a large wooden table in the middle
surrounded by benches and stools, and a kitchenette where there is a wood-fired
oven to prepare bread and pizza. In the family room you will find also an area with two single beds. On the same floor as the family room there is a
spacious bathroom with shower.
This is the ideal place to get together with several friends!
The sleeping area
From the living-room, a large staircase will lead you to the upper floor of
Villa Gioconda, where you will find three bedrooms: two double rooms and a twin
room. One of the double bedrooms is really spacious: inside there is a walk-in
closet and a large bathroom. In the bathroom you will find a round Jacuzzi which
comfortably seats two people and the WC area, which is apart. The bathroom is
elegantly embellished by black and white marble. This bedroom features a window
which overlooks the garden and a patio door which leads to a private and
gracious terrace with a view of the sea.
The second double bedroom has a bathroom with shower inside and also a private
terrace overlooking the sea.
The third bedroom is furnished with twin beds and has a bathroom with shower
inside. There is a window overlooking the garden.
The villa is equipped with a washing machine. Laundry service is available upon
request. Also upon request is the service of a chef, who can prepare pizzas in
the wood-fired oven, and extra-cleaning service.
Villa Gioconda is furnished with furniture in modern style. It is minutely
well-cared for, elegant and comfortable.
At Villa Gioconda you will be close to some of the most beautiful beaches of the
Parco Nazionale del Cilento (National Park of Cilento). Besides the enchanting
beach of Trentova in Agropoli, you will find several other beautiful beaches
along the Coast of the National Park of Cilento. You can enjoy all of them free
of charge or even enjoy the services of one of the many beach establishments
which offer bars and restaurants during summer. You can even rent boats and
practice some water sports.
In Cilento, the weather is mild all year round, the beaches are sun-drenched
from sunrise to sunset, and enjoying them is pleasant from the beginning of
spring time until autumn, not mentioning sometimes even in winter. (I personally
find it pleasant to go for a swim in the area in September and the beginning of
October: sea temperature is mild just like the weather around; the water is
limpid and transparent, as the air surrounding you; and the colors of the
scenery are vivid everywhere… plus the fact that you will find only few
fortunate people like you to share the beach and all the beauty of the place
Nearby tourist attractions
During your stay at Villa Gioconda you will enjoy the sun, the beach, the sea,
the green of the pine trees, and the tranquillity of a small and graceful
tourist spot. You will be able to see how Italians really live and enjoy the
good local cuisine, based on fish and on genuine products of the Cilento
National Park, such as the mozzarella cheese, olive oil and wine.
Villa Gioconda is an excellent starting point to visit the Cilento National Park
and the archaeological excavations of Pompeii, Herculaneum, Paestum and Velia,
the Amalfi Coast and Capri.
Bus service is available in the area.
The closest train station is Agropoli. In the area you will find the tourist
ports of San Marco di Castellabate and of Agropoli. In addition, it is possible,
during summer, to board ferries to the Amalfi Coast, to Capri and to other
places along the Cilento Coast, as well as to take boat, fishing or diving
In summer time, in the villages along the coast it is possible to attend a large
number of "sagre" (local outdoor festivals with homemade dishes and live music).
Pubs, restaurants and discos stay open until very late at night.
If you are a nature enthusiast, it is possible to book guided hikes along
naturalist, historical-cultural or gastronomic trails with the Cilento National
The closest airport is Naples.
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Oct 20 2013 - Dec 21 2013
Dec 22 2013 - Jan 4 2014
Payment is usually accepted in the quoted currency (Euro) unless the currency and the amount is specifically agreed in advance with the owner / advertiser.