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Cetara: Holiday homes


The lovely, small town and harbor of Cetara lies in the midst of vines and lemon orchards, north-east of Capo D’Orso.

Cetara has been able to preserve most of its authenticity at the otherwise bustling and very popular Amalfi Coast. 

 

Cetara: Holiday homes


The lovely, small town and harbor of Cetara lies in the midst of vines and lemon orchards, north-east of Capo D’Orso.

Cetara has been able to preserve most of its authenticity at the otherwise bustling and very popular Amalfi Coast. 

Holiday homes at Cetara - where the lemons grow

The lovely small town and harbor of Cetara lies in the midst of vines and lemon orchards, north-east of Capo D’Orso.

Cetara was the first place at the coast where the Saracens settled and it looks back upon a centuries old tradition of fishing. 

The name, Cetara, is probably derived from the Latin word cetaria, which denotes the buildings where tuna was processed. In Italian they are called tonnara. If you want to get to know the charm of an authentic region, our holiday homes at Cetara might just be the right place for you.

Holidays in an old cultural landscape: holiday homes right at the seaside

Today, the town has the only large fishing fleet at the Amalfi Coast.

The larger boats may be at sea for several months to catch tuna. Small fishing boats, which lend a picturesque touch to the beach, are used to catch alici (anchovies), which are much appreciated, too. They are either brined or made into colatura di alici, the garum of the old Romans. While staying at a holiday home in Cetara you should not miss out on tasting them.

The imposing coastal watchtower at the northern end of the bay was built at the end of the 16th century. In 1551, a Turkish corsair had carried off 300 local men into slavery and had killed many more.

The tower was then built as a protection against such dangers. 

Charming neighbor: Erchie

Erchie is Cetara’s small neighbor with only 160 inhabitants and lies surrounded by the Monti Lattari. Erchie, too, wanted to be better protected against invaders and thus erected a Saracen tower. 

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Our accommodations at Cetara

La Cupola
Maximum occupancy of the accommodationmax. 2 pers.
Distance to the sea150 m
Distance to the nearest shopping facilities600 m
Distance to the town centre600 m
Price range665-920 Euro
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