Why We Love This Hotel
- The hotel is in a hilltop village in the Cilento -- a UNESCO World Heritage Site in southern Italy's Campania region
- The ancient ruins of Pompeii are around 90 minutes' drive from the property
- Leisure facilities include an outdoor swimming pool
- The coastal town of Agropoli is a 10-minute drive from the hotel
This historic residence is in the hilltop borgo of Torchiara -- a rural village in the Italian province of Salerno, in the Cilento and Vallo di Diano National Park. The hotel is set in a private garden with more than 400 olive trees and white fig trees, and features traditional décor.
The property is in the Cilento, an area Lonely Planet describes as one of southern Italy's "lesser-known glories, with a largely undeveloped coastal strip and a beautiful national park". A UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Cilento is home to an incredible landscape of mountains, rivers and valleys sloping down to the Tyrrhenian Sea.
You can discover more about the area surrounding the hotel by walking Torchiara's greenway -- a 7-mile path through the local countryside that passes the municipal gardens, the village tower and the main square.
The coastal town of Agropoli -- where you can explore the picturesque harbour, the winding alleyways of the Old Town and a castle built on 6th-century Byzantine foundations -- is a 10-minute drive from the hotel. There is also a bus to Agropoli from the centre of Torchiara, a 10-minute walk from the hotel, which departs once a day and takes around 30 minutes.
The city of Salerno -- with its medieval churches, historic centre and tree-lined seafront -- is an hour's drive away, or it's a 75-minute bus ride from Ponti Rossi, 10 minutes' drive from the hotel. The ancient remains and Greek temples of Paestum are around 20 minutes' drive from the hotel, while "pretty little Amalfi" (Lonely Planet) is less than two hours' drive and the ancient ruins at Pompeii are around 90 minutes' drive.
Leisure facilities at the property include a relaxation area with Jacuzzi, sauna and mini gym (fees apply) and an outdoor swimming pool. Bedrooms have air conditioning and a private bath or shower. Wi-Fi is free.