Holiday homes & holiday apartments
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 home and apartment 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 on the coast where the Saracens settled and it looks back upon a centuries-old fishing tradition.
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”. For those who want to get to know the charm of an authentic region, staying at a holiday home or apartment we arrange for at Cetara might just be perfect.
Holidays in an old cultural landscape
Holiday accommodations by the sea
At Cetara today you find not only beautiful holiday homes and holiday apartments. The small town is home to the only large fishing fleet on 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. You really have to taste them while staying at Cetara.
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 means of protection against such threats and dangers.
Erchie is Cetara’s small neighbor, counts only 160 inhabitants and lies surrounded by the Monti Lattari.
Erchie, too, wanted to be better protected against invaders and erected a Saracen tower.