After arriving at Pontone for the first time, we have the feeling of not being at the Amalfi Coast at all. And yet the medieval village is part of the oldest community on the world-famous coast. Hardly anything of the 'tourist monotony' of neighboring Amalfi and Ravello has reached this place at an altitude of ca. 300 m. Our eyes take on a dreamy expression as we look out upon the narrow valley Amalfi stretches out in from Palazzo San Giovanni.
Before its renovation in 2018/2019, the centrally located palazzo was the former school building of the village. It now houses 11 very beautiful and modern studio-apartments of various categories.
For your holidays at Pontone we have chosen the sea view apartments of the superior category. They are about 35 m² in size and accommodate up to 4 persons. The special highlight they come with is a private terrace which opens upon a unique panorama of Amalfi and the sea.
Due to the large panorama window the superior studio-apartment is completely light-flooded. Spacious and well laid out, it includes a sleeping area with double bed as well as a visually separated small kitchenette. In between lies the dining area with a sofa bed for 2 persons.
The blue tiles the beautiful floor is designed with were produced at the world-famous ceramics workshops of Vietri sul Mare. They are also found in the modern and tastefully designed bathroom, which is equipped with shower cabin, WC, bidet and hair dryer.
Your private, furnished sea view terrace offers a panorama you might never tire of enjoying. Across the lemon groves Pontone lies embedded in your gaze roams to the foothills of Valle delle Ferriere, to Amalfi and far out to sea. You might feel a bit like the Amalfitan aristocrats who used to seek peace, quiet and relaxation in this place.
Furnishing of the studio-apartment superior includes Sat-TV, WLAN, air conditioning, a small safe and, upon request, a children’s bed. The kitchenette is furnished with a two plate induction cooktop, a small refrigerator and a water boiler. A microwave and a toaster can be provided upon request.
Before entering Palazzo San Giovanni via the reception area and the adjoining breakfast room, you cross the terrace which is for shared use by all the guests. During the warm season it is used as the breakfast terrace. Otherwise you can relax there on sunbeds or in the Jacuzzi located below.
The daily breakfast offer ranges from hearty and fruity to sweet. Of course and not at all unusual in the south of Italy, the offer does not want for the irresistible pastry classics of the Amalfi Coast of Naples.
Should you arrive by car, you might find parking in the public parking spaces below the Palazzo. You might be well advised, however and above all between Easter and October, to consider reserving one of the accommodation’s parking spaces in advance and for a fee. The parking spaces are about 200 m off. You cannot drive up to the accommodation, which can be reached only by way of a foot and stepped path.
Pontone is the starting point of two hiking trails, one running into Valle delle Ferriere and the other one to Torre dello Ziro. That is why the place is particularly attractive to active vacationers and those who prefer to be accommodated apart from any hustle and bustle.
At small and tranquil Pontone and in the immediate vicinity of Palazzo San Giovanni, there are two restaurants and a bar, which includes a small grocery store. The most important things are available there. You can also buy fresh panini sandwiches as a lunchtime snack or as provisions for your hiking tour.
By the way, you can also walk to Amalfi, which ca. 1.6 km off, but do take into consideration the incline, especially on your way back. From Amalfi’s harbor, boats depart for Capri at regular intervals. Amalfi is also the hub of the bus connections along the coastal road.
The nearest beach is found at Castiglione and is about 3 km off. You can take the bus there from Scala and Ravello as well as from Amalfi.
Nearest train station: Salerno (ca. 28 km)
Nearest airport: Naples (ca. 60 km)
The exact address and the information about the details of your journey are included in the booking confirmation.
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Prices are valid per day and for the number of persons given in brackets. They include bed linen and towels, daily cleaning of the apartment and breakfast.
Minimum stay: 2 days.
For stays of 1 week or more there is a 10% discount on the rental price.
Reserved parking space: € 20/day (if required, please mention on the booking form).
Taxi transfer to Pontone can be organized.