|Minimum Stay||3 nights|
This delightful HOLIDAY HOME is an open-space (4/5 people) with enclosed garden, covered patio & private entrance on the ground floor of a semi-detached villa in the heart of Southern Italy.
The private garden (with outdoor furniture) is ideal for al fresco dining or sunbathing.
This house, full of charm and welcoming, is furnished in old Italian style yet modern facilities and barbecue.
Perfect for a romantic get-away, relaxing break or a family adventure holiday in every season.
SEE more photos about house and area in different section on following:
www.theflowershouse.com. and www.theflowershouse.it under construction.
NEW: direct connection by bus from Capodichino Airport (NAPLES) to POTENZA city where the house is located (with no stops).
If you need LAPTOP we can supply one for you FREE of charge!
At arrival WELCOME PACK with typical southern Italy products awaits our guests!
In particular it contains pasta, tomatoes, mozzarella & ricotta cheese, wine…and you will also find a little amount of coffee, sugar, salt ...., shower soap, toilet paper, detergent… for starting easy!
This accommodation is located in the inner suburbs of Potenza town (Basilicata region) in a complex of a lovely houses surrounded by the country; supermarket & shops 10 min on foot; 10-15 mins far from the old centre by car or 30 mins by escalators.
It is the ideal location year-round, for children as well, to spent your free time in activities such as swimming, riding bikes or horses, hiking, skiing after fantastic tour in the area.
During spring time and summer you can relax in the hammock while you're sipping an Italian wine shrouded in a scent of roses & honeysuckle.
In winter it is wonderful relaxing near a wood burning fire.
SEE following (or ask us) for some touristic informations and main events.
- Some details about origins & mores in POTENZA.
Potenza, a modern city in Southern Italy, was built on a hill more than 800 metres a.s.l.
It was inhabited till the IV century B.C probably after destruction of the close village of Serra di Vaglio, whose ruins are still visible. Under the Roman domination it was an important municipality as showed by S.Vito’s Bridge and the Roman villa (nearby accommodation) .
The archaeological sites dating back to the native Lucanians to the Greek colonisation of southern Italy and the later Roman cities. METAPONTO, by the Ionion coast, is close to the ruins of the Greek city of Metapontum. More ruins can be visited at VENOSA and GRUMENTO.
- Places within walking distance: biking and walking on dedicated path (Parcomondo near house) or in rural zone around villa; tennis courts; shops, bars, supermarkets, restaurants, churches.
-SOME PLACES WITHIN 30 MINS DRIVING from PZ, Basilicata:
•PANTANO LAKE Area of Pignola (15' away) has WWF reserve area, a beautiful Air Base with flying school for flying ultra light planes, renting bike and roller blades, skating rinks,indoor&outdoor swimming pools, tennis courts and good restaurants
•RIFREDDO(20') boasts wonderful woods
•LAGOPESOLE CASTLE (25’) was the hunting reserve of Frederick II. In summer is a set of music concerts & folk shows
•BRINDISI DI MONTAGNA and GRANCIA FOREST (25')- Park “La Grancia” in a wonderful natural scenery below an ancient castle a path, crosses the forest, leads to a wide amphitheatre where, in summertime every August, a show represents the story of the farmers’ raising in Basilicata, known as ‘Brigantaggio’. The spectacular special effects, are extremely thrilling
•The old town of CAMPOMAGGIORE (30’) is the set of aerial show dance every August.
- Some places more than 40min drive from Potenza: -Province of Potenza
•PIETRAPERTOSA e CASTELMEZZANO(40 min) dramatically-situated villages high (Lucanian Dolomites).You can try FLYGHT OF THE ANGEL, UNIQUE in ITALY, by a mile-long metal cable suspended between two peaks across the valley (SEE YOU TUBE) usually from last weekend of April to mid September. NEW from 2013: you can 'FLYGHT' TOGETHER another person for maximum 150kg total weight!
•ACERENZA is one of the “I borghi più belli d’Italia” (i.e. The one among beautiful medieval villages in Italy) and has got a majestic cathedral. Here takes place an historical parade of medieval knights on 11th, 12th August
•MELFI: an ancient town with an imposing Frederick II's Castle containing an archaeological museum; on the occasion of Pentecost in May ( 18th, 19th May 2013) takes place “La festa dello Spirito Santo” (The feast of the Holy Spirit) and in October (26-27 Ott 2013) an International Conference of Falconry
•VENOSA, native land of Latin poet Horatius, with the suggestive Abbey of the SS. Trinità never finished and the Archaeological Park
•MONTICCHIO LAKES placed in the centre of ancient volcanoes’ double crater of Vulture Mount
•MARATEA with steep slopes to the blue sea and a gargantuan statue of Christ and RIVELLO hill-town
•On the Basilicata IONIAN COASTS: beaches of the finest sand and extensive green pine forests.
•The POLLINO NATIONAL PARK, the greatest Italian protected park
•PERTUSILLO’s LAKE and DAM and SPINOSO village upper the lake
On Campania region border
•PERTOSA CAVES with DANTE's INFERNO show & Certosa Palace
- - - - - - -SOME EVENTS & FESTIVALS- - - - -
Every 14 February: Saint's Valentine's nights in Abriola 45 mins away.
CARNIVAL events in Satriano di Lucania (20mins away), Tricarico, Lavello,…
The HOLY WEEK is marked by Sacred Performance sometimes every year for centuries, in POTENZA and in villages at the foot of Mount Vulture:
- Atella: Via Crucis Costumed Parade (Thursday before Easter).
- Barile, Maschito & Venosa: Via Crucis Pageant (Good Friday).
- Rionero in Vulture: Via Crucis Pageant (Saturday before Easter).
29th May – the TURK'S PARADE during Saint’s day patron feast in POTENZA.
The BASILICATA'S ARBOREAL CERIMONIES are from May to September. An archaic hymn to the fertility of the soil and life through the “matrimonio dell’albero” (marriage of a tree) between the top and the trunk of a tree.
2nd July – La Madonna della Bruna a MATERA (1 hour away), a great Madonna’s Procession
- Summer show (until the end of September; the plenty of shows is August) in Lagopesole Castle, old town of Campomaggiore, La Grancia Forest,.....
During August month take place some historical parade of medieval knights in Acerenza ( 11th, 12th), Banzi (17th), Forenza (16th) - every year- Muro Lucano (9th, 10st 2014).
From May to September (3rd Sunday of the month) OLD MARKET things of the past in the downtown of POTENZA.
In AUGUST nearby there are the following EVENTS
1-3 (2014) aug• The great taste’s path in Vaglio di Basilicata (just 15 mins far)
9-10 • Festival of Canestrato of Moliterno
10-11 • The Days of Senise peppers - Senise
12-14 • Festival of the White and Red - Rotonda
12-15 • The Open Wine Cellars of Sant'Angelo Le Fratte
• 18-19 Festival of Bean - Sarconi
29-31 (2014) • Feast of the Codfish and Typical Products - Avigliano
24-25 • Exhibition of Lucanian honey - Ripacandida
30/8-1/9 • Festival of Pecorino di Filiano
• Cantinando Art in Wine - Barile
• Porklandia - Picerno
HISTORICAL PAGEANTS :
5-6 aug • The Retnes of Maschito
10 • On the trail of the Arabs - Pietrapertosa
9-10 (2014) • Procession on the life of Joan of Anjou and Joust of the Rings - Muro Lucano
11-12 • From the Lombards and the Normans history of a cathedral - Acerenza
12 • At the court of Frederick - Lagopesole
14 • The Conspiracy of the Barons - Miglionico
16 • The legend of the Knights Templar,Ugo of the Pagans and the Challenge of Myth A.D. 1118 - Forenza
17 • The Ride of the Normans - Banzi
17-18 • One day of August, the coming of Pope Urban II - Banzi• Walks sentimental in Isabella Morra places - Valsinni
4 • The artwork of Plastic Avigliano
10-11 • The Palio di Sasso di Castalda
31 • Fires on Basento - POTENZA
• Wonders of sand on the Ionian coast
• Museum of Madness - Matera
MARRIAGE BETWEEN THE TREES:
10, 11, 12 aug • The May issue of Oliveto Lucano
23, 24, 25 • The a 'Pitu and the Rock of Viggianello Old Town
FESTIVAL (august 2013):
2, 3, 4 aug• Naturarte - Gallipoli Park BrotherInLaw
9, 10, 11 • Naturarte - Pollino National Park
23, 24, 25 • Naturarte - Murgia Park
30.31 / 8-1/09 • Naturarte - Gallipoli Park BrotherInLaw
• Theatre in the summer in the large Archaeological Parks
• The Festival of Two Parks
• 10-13 aug Lucania Film Festival - Pisticci
• 16-18 Metaponto Beach Festival
• Gezziamoci to Tito
• Volcanic Live Festival Rionero in Vulture and Monticchio Lakes
• Lucania Etnofolk - Satriano di Lucania
• Press Harp at Viggiano
• Ethno Roots Festival contest
• Roots Festival
BIG ATTRACTORS ON STAGE:
• The Park and the GRANCIA - the Cinespettacolo La Storia Bandita Brindisi di Montagna
• The city of Utopia at Old Campomaggiore
• The World of Frederick II Castle of Lagopesole
• The Flight of the Angel at the Lucanian Dolomite (Pietrapertosa & castelmezzano)
• 1 aug- 30 sept : The Flight of the Eagle on the Pollino - San Constantino Albanese (NEW)
On September (some time on October) enjoy the AGLIANICA WINE FESTIVAL in beautiful Lucanian Castle (it changes every year) in Potenza Province.
CHESTNUT Festivals in Rapolla, Melfi, Rionero, Pietrapertosa.
Enjoy typical southern italian cribbs during CHRISTMAS time in Potenza and in a lot of village of Basilicata region!
8-24th dec • The Christmas markets
8th dec - 8th january• Travelling between the cribs in POTENZA’S Escalators
• The Lucanian cribbs in ANZI (where you can also see the OBSERVATORY-30 mins away), GRASSANO,
• Nativity in the Sassi of MATERA
The owner will be glad to help you planning your tours!
Hallo, I am Liana. I was born in Potenza and I am over 40 years old.
I live with my family nearby the house so I am easily accessible for every need or suggestion – from key exchanges, to repairs, to suggest tour and anything in between.
I usually travel a lot because I love to known different places, people, mores and ….foods! So I look forward to meet you!!!
The Owner purchased this villa in 1996
I and my family have always lived here in this part of the city but we fall in love with this area that was both in countryside and in the city!
So we bought first the land and then the house was designed and built according our wishes!
We loved designing all of it from inside space and furnitures to the garden and we planted ourselves every plant, one by one!
This holiday can give you a taste of real Southern Italian life and typical food & wine in a no massive tourism area.
The design of house is conceived to give you peacefulness and relaxing time in comfort, in winter at warmth of fireplace or in summer swinging on hammock or swing under patio or sunbathing!
You can enjoy modern facilities as WiFi and Laptop FREE of charge!
Many touristic brochures are available in the house for helping you to decide better what to explore as you wish in this undiscovered region with a lot of best kept secret.
I hope my region can give you great emotions!
Herzlichen Dank, dass wir Deine Gäste sein durften.
Wir haben uns bei Dir sehr wohl gefühlt. Nach all den Tagesausflügen konnten wir uns hier entspannen. Die Motorrad Touren durch die Basilikata wahren wunder schön. Potenza ist der ideale Ausgangspunkt, da man von hier aus in jede Richtung starten kann.
Besonders schön fanden wir die Tower nach Corleto und weiter zum Monte Sirino, ..... die Fahrt nach Castel Lagopesole. Die Amalfi- Küste ist nu etwas für „Verliebte“.
Schade, dass die Anfahrt von 1800 km doch etwas lang ist, sonst waren wir öfter hier. Alles Gute für Dich und Deine Familie wünschen ganz herzlich
G.& G. aus Pulsnitz (bei Dresden)
Thank you for having us as your guests. We felt very comfortable at your place. After all the daytrips, here we were able to relax and to find rest. The motorcycle tour through Basilicata was amazing. Potenza is the ideal starting point, because from here you can travel in any direction.
We especially enjoyed the trip to “the Tower …. Corleto” and on to “Monte Sirino” ..... the trip to “Castel Lagopesole”.
The Amalfi Coast is really something for "Lovers".
Too bad that the journey of 1800 km (from our place to The Flower's House) is quite long, because otherwise we’d come here more often!
All the best to you and your family and great thanks,
The flowershouse is a well eqipped and homely flat, with terrace, where we liked to be and come back from several fine trips into the beautiful landscape of basilicata. Potenza is a town worth to visit, especially the old town, good to reach by town-specific escalators. Liana is a very kind and attentive host, who provided us with lots of information about the region, the places of interest and things to do there. Itś absolutely a fine place to stay.
Wonderful apartment in Potenza. Full furnished (private parking, garden, barbecue, fireplace, soft-clean-smooth bed linen, kitchen Linen and accessories). The proprietress is really kind and Helpful. In the house you'll find a Lot of guide to plan excursion and travel. good price too. At the end a really luxury and nice experience... Ty Liana
We refer to the previous reviews. The high standard of this villa, approved by previous guests is still accurate. Kitchen facilities are absolut opulent, we did not miss anything - unlike at other places we visited before. Liana and her family are very warm-hearted and hospitable people. We would recommend the Flower House to our friends without hesitating one second.
For visiting the surrounding mountain area a car definetly is essential. Outside Potenza city limits there is no more heavy traffic, the City center should better be visited by bus instead by self-driving. The fabulous escalators unfortunately were out of work at the time of our visit and it did not seem as if they would operate again pretty soon.
Liana can advice you restaurants and sightseeing of any kind , a visit of Matera is a must but there are many more places well worth a visit.
We were very comfortable and at home in this lovely apartment, which is on the ground floor, below the host family's living space. The apartment is well-furnished and equipped to a very high standard. Liana has thought of everything, and invested a lot of herself in the decoration and arrangement of the apartment. The wifi connection was excellent - reliable and fast. There is secure parking in the front yard as well, which is very helpful. We could not fault this accommodation, and were very glad we had chosen to stay there.
Shops and services are nearby, and the city of Potenza just a few minutes away. For those guests travelling in Basilicata, the apartment is near the main roads to Matera, Amalfi, Maratea and other attractions and places of interest. It is a lovely place to return to after a day out exploring this fascinating region.
From the moment we booked to the time we left, Liana was a charming and attentive host. She provided valuable and comprehensive information on the Basilicata region, and communicated with us on a daily basis either in person or online.
The house was very nice, an open concept. It is recommended to have a car to move from there. The owners are a beautiful family that speaks English and Spanish, so we did not have any problems communicating. At our arrival, they had some food for us to enjoy while we stayed there, very nice of them. They had plenty of brochures about places to visit in the area, They gave us suggestions on where to go, and we really enjoyed our stay there. The place was very clean and neat, just like the pictures. Liana was wonderful, she invited us to her house upstairs to meet her beautiful family, her daughters played the piano for us. Liana and family. Thank You for a beautiful experience.. Miriam
La casa es linda, limpia y con una delicada y fina decoración, pero un poco oscura para mi gusto. El jardín está a la entrada y es más pequeño que lo que parece en la foto. Liana y su familia son encantadores como anfitriones
y estuvieron siempre para que lo que necesitáramos . Soy argentina y me sentí como si estuviera casi en mi país. Potenza y sus alrededores son bellísimos!!! Me llevé una muy buena imagen de Italia del sur y espero poder volver en otra oportunidad.
Valeria de Buenos Aires, Argentina
Basilicata is an interesting region although it’s unknown by tourists standard. It offers history, culture, dramatic scenery, traditions, skiing, fine wine & food and heating people! This region is dotted of hill towns, castles, Greek & Roman ruins.
Potenza, the regional capital, is a modern mountain city and it has a beautiful old centre with several churches, Cathedral and Museums.
Don’t miss Matera town (1 hour far) in Basilicata, the Unesco World Heritage Sites and set of Gibson's ‘The Passion’.
SEE FOLLOWING some of numerous sites to visit in Basilicata region!
Moreover Basilicata (also named Lucania) has crystalline sea water with sandy beach like Metaponto and the sea cliffs and stony beaches of romantic Maratea.
POTENZA gets pleasure of central geographic position from which you can reach a lot of Basilicata's towns & villages and numerous historical city of art in nearby region.
In Campania visit Neaples, Pompei, Salerno, Amalfi coast (1,15 min away), the Caserta's Royal Palace (the italian Versailles, only 1,50 mins away).
In nearby Apulia visit Alberobello (the unique cone house in the world), Fasano and its Safari Zoo, the white city of Ostuni, Bari.
You can reach the previous places in 1 or 2 hours driving from Potenza.
Enjoy one day trip & returning then to the peacefulness of this place! Relax or activities nearby, for children as well!
You can reach the Ionian SEA (Metaponto, Pisticci beach) in more than 1 hour driving along the Basentana motorway usually with no traffic and enjoying beautiful landscape.
GOLF: Riva dei Tessali near Metaponto on Jonian coats.
The golf course is within a farm of 80 acres. This course did not alter the original appearance of places: 18 holes that develop between citrus groves, vineyards and Mediterranean vegetation.
SKI: • LA SELLATA-PIERFAONE is the most important resort in the region only 24 km far from Potenza. These mountains can be reached on a direct road from Potenza rising the altitude of 1,255 metres. The skiing installations include two ski-lifts which are 1,500 metres long and which lead to the most difficult slopes. Higher up there is also a cross-country circuit. It’s situated in a stunning location. Here from summer 2010 the Pierfaone Bike Park offers 3 different routes(8km) for bikers and more riding tours in the wonderful green of the Basilicata woods.
Basilicata offers other different resorts where skiing:
• On MOUNT VOLTURINO (1,836 m a.s.l) there are the very latest installations (two-seater chair-lift)
• Another ski centre is found 88 km from Potenza called “the Sacred MOUNT of VIGGIANO” at 1,400 m; there are skiing installations serving what are mainly easy slopes
• In Lagonegro, 112 km from Potenza, you can ski on SIRINO MOUNT in the natural beauty of breathtaking scenery
Other Activities: Massage from Bali (as Ayurvedic massage) - 15 min by feet from accomodation.
See NEXT for all year around EVENTS
The owner will be glad to help you planning your tours!
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Very high season
Aug 1 2016 - Aug 31 2016
5 night minimum stay
|Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $8 per night, per additional guest|
medium season 2
Sep 1 2016 - Oct 8 2016
3 night minimum stay
|Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $6 per night, per additional guest|
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
|Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $4 per night, per additional guest|
|Fees||No additional mandatory fees|
|Refundable damage deposit||$111|
SPECIAL OFFER for JUNE: enjoy further 10% of discount for more than 1 week so 2 weeks will cost only 594€ !!!
PAYMENTS AND BOOKING
Payment by PayPal or bank transfer. Up to 30% deposit is required to confirm the reservation and it's not refundable if you cancel booking.
The security deposit is 100€ and it will be returned by the owner after the property has been checked (normally before you leave the house).
Central heating charge is of 1€ an hour over 3-7 hours (it depends from season).
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.