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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. 

Beautiful town of Cetara: The perfect holiday location

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. 

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

The Amalfi Coast: Holiday homes & apartments in the midst of traditions and authentic style

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.

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. 

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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 Accommodations

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 range660-910 Euro
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