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Tarantella

Maiori, Salerno

A/C
All rooms have air conditioning with individual climate control. Electricity is included in the price.



Beach
The pebbly cove beach below the apartment has both free and paid sections. The beach club is open from July to mid-Sept.



Car Needed
It is necessary to have a car at this property since the busy road into town lacks sidewalks and streetlights.



Cleaning
Light housekeeping with a 2 hour minimum per visit may be arranged. To ensure availability, order this service at the time of booking. This service is paid on-site in Euro.



Closest Airports
TransAtlantic: Rome Leonardo da Vinci at Fiumicino 3.5 hours
TransAtlantic: Milan Malpensa 8.5 hours
National and InterEuropean: Naples Capodichino 1.5 hours



Driving Times
Maiori: 3 minutes; Minori: 5; Ravello, Amalfi or Grotta Smeraldo (The Green Grotto): 15; Vietri sul Mare: 25; Salerno: 30; Positano: 45; Sorrento, Pompeii or Avellino: 60; Capri: 75 (using Amalfi's seasonal ferry) or 2 hours (using Sorrento's ferry); Paestum: 80; Naples: 90; Rome: 3 hours



Language Spoken
The check-in for this apartment is at a hotel in Maiori where the staff speaks some English.



Internet Access
For those taking along a laptop or an Internet capable device (ie. tablets, smartphones, iPads, iPhones), DSL WiFi is provided. Multiple users within range of the stationery modem have Internet access.



Heat
Winter heating is included in the price.



Interior Décor
Modern apartment - A bright, sun filled, corner apartment on the top floor of a newly constructed apartment building with 8 units. Brand new appliances and travertine tiled bathrooms are combined with minimalist décor.

Interior Amenities: All the rooms are air conditioned, and screens are on all doors and windows. The bathrooms have built-in hair dryers and complimentary soaps. For those bringing a laptop, WiFi is included in the price.

Layout Notes: The three studios forming Tarantella are connected internally by a private hallway.



Kitchen
The hideaway efficiency kitchen is adequate for making light meals with a sink, 4 burners, minifridge and U.S. style Melitta coffeemakers.



Minuses
Guests must be very agile as numerous steps are unavoidable.

There is no parking on-site, and a car is needed. Parker guests can order car valet service for a fee as a resolution to the lack of parking.



Steps & Stairs
From the entrance gate, there are 95 external steps leading down to Tarantella's entrance. Luggage porter service is included in the price and is arranged when checking in at the nearby hotel. This property is not recommended for anyone with less than perfect mobility, since these steps are unavoidable.



Phone
A portable cellular phone is made available at check-in. The phone is typically charged with 25 or 50 Euro worth of calling time. Guests only pay for the usage consumed. If you require additional minutes, please ask your keyholder for assistance.



Pluses
Newly restored, air conditioned apartment with sea view balconies that's exceptionally priced with utilities and WiFi included in the price.

A relaxing retreat with the perks of a shared roof top sundeck with a hot tub (open April through October), access to a hidden cove beach and use of a 4-star hotel's pool in the seaside town of Maiori, less than a mile away.



Pool
Guests are given complimentary passes to use the pool at a hotel in Maiori, half a mile away. The pool is open from May 1 to September 30. Pool towels are provided. There is also a shared hot tub on the building's rooftop sun deck.



Road Condition
From the highway exit, the main road follows the coastline to Maiori. This coastal route is curvy and along a narrow road. Compact and mid size cars are strongly recommended. They are easier to navigate on the narrow roads and to park in the Amalfi coast area.



Screens
Property has screened windows and balcony doors.



TV
Satellite Basic package - A limited number of channels with most of them being Italian. There are one or two news channels in the English language.



Views
Nestled in a sheltered cove, either side of the property has pretty views of lemon groves. The living room and one bedroom have sea view balconies. The second bedroom overlooks a hillside with lemon trees.



Washing Machine
A shared laundry room with a washing machine is available.



What's nearby
Shopping and Dining: A restaurant serving seafood and pizza is 50 yards from the entrance gate. Within 300 yards is a 13th century, Norman tower converted into a restaurant/pizzeria with a bar frequented by the locals for sunset cocktails. A variety of shopping and dining options may be found half a mile away in the town of Maiori. The 4-star hotel, whose pool may be used by the guests renting Tarantella, has a superb restaurant and offers a 10% discount to Parker guests.

Not To Be Missed:
- In Maiori, the 12th century majolica dome of the church of Santa Maria a Mare dominates the town and features a small yet fascinating museum dedicated to European religious arts spanning the Middle Ages. Closed Mondays.

- In Minori, the archaeological site, Villa Romana Antiquarium houses frescoes, mosaic tiled floors and the ancient sauna of a 1st century Roman villa. A small museum houses the artifacts from the excavation including coins and pottery.

- In Ravello, the 11th century ruins of Villa Rufolo with an exquisite botanical garden that inspired the composer, Wagner. From June through September, there are scheduled music performances as part of Ravello's annual Music Festival.

Public Transportation: Within 50 yards is a bus stop on the Salerno to Amalfi line with service to Maiori and Minori. Buses run every half hour and hourly after 5 pm. It takes 25 minutes to reach Amalfi. In Amalfi, a change is required to reach Ravello or west toward Grotta Smeraldo, Praiano, Positano and Sorrento. From Amalfi, service runs almost hourly with more buses during the weekday commuter hours. By bus, it takes 1.5 hours to reach Positano and 2.5 hours to reach Sorrento. The last buses return from Positano and Sorrento around 11 pm.

Seasonal Ferry Service: Amalfi, a 15 minute drive away, operates water ferries starting in June to Positano (ends Oct 31) and to Capri (ends Sept 30). There are 3-4 trips in the morning and 3 in the afternoon. The ferry to Positano takes 25 minutes and the last returning ferry from Positano is around 6:30 pm. The hydrofoil to Capri takes 50 minutes and the last one returning from Capri is 7 pm. The closest port with year round service is Sorrento.

Beaches: From the property, 95 stone steps lead down to the Salicerchie cove with a small pebbly beach with both a free section and a pay-per-use beach club that opens from July to mid-September. Maiori, within a three minute drive and Minori, a 5 minute drive, both have larger, pay-per-use beaches.

Open Air Markets: In Ravello's Piazza Duomo on Tuesday mornings, in Amalfi on Wednesdays and in Maiori on Fridays.

Annual Festivals:
In Maiori:
- August 15 finds the night sky ablaze with fireworks in celebration of the town's patron saint.

In Amalfi:
- June 27 is the feast of St. Andrea with a procession leading to the sea and fireworks.
- August 31 is Capodanno Bizantino (Byzantine New Years) with medieval re-enactments, parades, competitions, pageantry.

In Ravello:
- July 26 & 27 is the feast of St. Anna & St. Pantaleone with food stands, an outdoor concert and fireworks from Piazza Duomo.
- September 19 is the Torello Festival (a section of Ravello) with fireworks.

In Praiano:
- August 1-4 is the feast of San Domenico with a Lumnaria competition during which all the town's buildings are decorated with lights.



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