Diogenes – it is the ancient Greek, pre-Socratic philosopher that the charming maisonette apartment with its typical, Amalfi-style cupola ceiling in the heart of Conca dei Marini is dedicated to.
During your stay, you will 'meet' Diogenes more than once – in the books of renowned Italian author Luciano De Crescenzo. His daughter Paola and her husband Raffaele have not only turned once deserted Casetta di Diogene into a real gem, they have also furnished it with a lot of papa Luciano’s writings.
So, settle back into the chair in the apartment’s gallery, enjoy the view of the deep blue in front of the window and dive into the life and teachings of Diogenes & Co.
It is truly a bella vista, a heavenly view, that awaits you a few steps below the apartment, in your private outdoor area with lots of green and lots of sea view. The lovely, partly roofed terrace is furnished with a table and chairs, sunbeds and outdoor shower.
The inside of Casetta di Diogene can be described as small, fine and quite individual in design and layout. The gallery was installed to gain more space and to separate the sleeping and living areas.
A narrow spiral staircase runs up to the gallery with double bed and air conditioning (warm/cold). Paola has also arranged a small reading corner with comfortable chair, book shelf and reading lamp up there. Linger there for a while and be it just for the beautiful view of the sea.
The apartment’s living area has been designed with style and with a love for many a small detail. It is furnished with, amongst others, sofa bed, wardrobe, TV, WiFi, dining furniture and kitchenette. The kitchenette’s hand-crafted worktop and range hood made of a modern kind of cement contrast with the bright, high walls and catch your eye immediately.
The kitchenette includes refrigerator, gas stove, small oven and, of course, crockery from Vietri sul Mare. The old wooden table fits well with the apartment’s modern ambience. Beautiful to behold right in the morning with your first cup of coffee – the view of the sea and of Conca’s church built onto a rock face.
In the bathroom below the sleeping gallery, the recess in form of a pointed arch above WC and bidet and the striking tiles are quite remarkable. A masonry shower cabin and a washing machine have also been fitted into the small bathroom of Diogenes.
Parking: Public parking is available along the road, ca. 100 m above the apartment. A long-term parking permit for public parking spaces is provided by the owners.
…is the title of one of De Crescenzo’s books. And, this could be the motto for your holidays at Casa di Diogene. Given the terrific coastal landscape between Positano and Vietri sul Mare, moments of joy and of being wowed will be aplenty.
They are convenient for some, physically challenging for others, the idyllic stepped paths (ca. 600 steps) you can walk along to the beach of Conca dei Marini.
A shopping facility, bars, restaurant La Bontà del Capo and trattoria-pizzeria La Piazza are only 300 m off. At Bontà del Capo you can take part in a guided Lemon Tour (not on Sundays) and 'dive into' the culinary traditions of your holiday region.
Should you want to make do (partly) without car, here is a tip: the scooter and bike rental in Via Roma. The vehicles can also be rented by the hour. The towns of Amalfi, Positano, Praiano, Ravello and Sorrento are easy to reach by public means of transportation.
Nearest train station: Sorrento (ca. 29 km)
The exact address and the information about the details of your journey are included in the booking confirmation.
|Rental period||Price per week (2 pers.)||Surcharge 3. pers./week||Price per day (2 pers.)||Surcharge 3. pers./day|
|05.11.22 - 24.12.22||Price per week (2 pers.) 570 EUR||Surcharge 3. pers./week 55 EUR||Price per day (2 pers.) ---||Surcharge 3. pers./day ---|
|24.12.22 - 07.01.23||Price per week (2 pers.) 590 EUR||Surcharge 3. pers./week 55 EUR||Price per day (2 pers.) ---||Surcharge 3. pers./day ---|
Prices per week and per day are valid for 2 persons, bed linen, towels, final cleaning and air conditioning included. The surcharge for a 3rd person is valid per week/ per day.
A deposit of € 150 is due upon arrival.
Minimum stay: 3 nights. From November - March minimum stay is 1 week.