In the charming secluded village of Lauro, nestled at the end of a wooded valley 40 min inland from Naples, the Amalfi coast, Pompei and other cultural cities such as Caserta and Salerno. A tranquil abode in an uncontaminated setting from which to visit places of interest in southern Italy. In the grounds of a historic villa in an enchanting position, the outhouse gives onto a verdant garden below a medieval castle.
About the Town
Lauro is a hillside town 15 min inland from the A1 motorway (Nola) which in turn is a half hour drive from Naples with its international airport.
The Amalfi coast and other major cities are also within less than an hour’s drive with all they have to offer in terms of art, archeological sites and pleasurable pastimes.
Travelling east from Lauro through the Appenine mountains you can reach Avellino in 20 min and the wild Irpinia with its national parks.
Matera and the region of Puglia are a further hour’s travelling. Undoubtedly Lauro is in a strategic position for who is wanting to visit places of interest in southern Italy.
In the fine season the town attracts visitors thanks to its castle ( with a series of cultural events within the castle's premises ), the museum dedicated to Umberto Nobile (transpolar aerostat expedition), the ruins of a Roman villa and because of its natural setting which favors a mild and cooler climate, a refuge from the summer heat.
The mansion, built in the mid nineteenth century, shoulders the medieval castle of the Lancellotti that dominates the old town center. The guest house, separated from the villa by a paved courtyard, gives onto a verdant garden shaded by tall trees. Beyond the garden and the rooftops there is a view across the valley towards the steep rise of a mountain range. Even though the residence is a stone’s throw from the central square, it is a realm of tranquility without any through traffic and the faint murmur from the piazza below is hardly audible over the birdsong. The outhouse is open plan with two separate sleeping areas in the mezzanine. Outside looking onto the garden, there is a patio ideal for enjoying your meals a plein air. A perfect retreat for alternating days of relaxation with busy sightseeing and cultural tours.