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Eremo di Montevergine: Calipso

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1 bedroom
2 bathrooms
3 guests
2 nights minimum
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The Montevergine Hermitage, the earliest settlement in the area, dating back to the early 1700s, occupies a panoramic position overlooking San Francesco beach, which is about 100 metres from the entrance beside the church of San Francesco. This unique setting is just 2 kilometres from the centre of Forio, in an exclusive location always considered a residential area, with villas and prestigious hotels served by restaurants, bars and supermarkets. It is ideal for those who want to enjoy a holiday steeped in the special atmosphere of Ischia, with its nature, relaxation and fun, while enjoying absolute peace and quiet. Nearby are the Zaro woods, with “la Colombaia”, the villa that once belonged to the director Luchino Visconti and is now home to a cultural foundation dedicated to film and ent...The Montevergine Hermitage, the earliest settlement in the area, dating back to the early 1700s, occupies a panoramic position overlooking San Francesco beach, which is about 100 metres from the entrance beside the church of San Francesco. This unique setting is just 2 kilometres from the centre of Forio, in an exclusive location always considered a residential area, with villas and prestigious hotels served by restaurants, bars and supermarkets. It is ideal for those who want to enjoy a holiday steeped in the special atmosphere of Ischia, with its nature, relaxation and fun, while enjoying absolute peace and quiet. Nearby are the Zaro woods, with “la Colombaia”, the villa that once belonged to the director Luchino Visconti and is now home to a cultural foundation dedicated to film and entertainment. The woods also have a place of worshipdedicated to Our Lady of Zaro, while a few steps from the Hermitage you can visit the famous “Gardens of Mortella”, considered one of the ten most beautiful gardens in Europe. Also at 2 km you can enjoy a day of relaxation at the Negombo Thermal Park or a little further away at the Poseidon Gardens Thermal Park The Hermitage can be accessed from the square in front of the church of San Francesco di Paola, through a wrought iron gate. A long covered patio with an ancient well, lined by beautiful wide arches, opens out to an irregular-shaped uncovered patio leading to the main staircase, with classic motifs in Piperno stone. From the main staircase, a large, bright entrance leads to the main section of the hermitage, the Petrea apartment, formerly the residence of an early 20th century English peeress. It is positioned at the centre of the apartments like the pistil of a flower surrounded by the petals. The exposure of the hermitage tothe west allows the beautiful sunsets to be seen from nearly all the apartments, as well as the outline of Ventotene Island on the horizon. Right after sunset, when the atmospheric conditions are right, you can see “the vanishing sunfrolic, amuse itself and emit a gentle, bewitching, fleeting ray of light: THE GREEN FLASH”. Montevergine Hermitage offers its guests 7 exclusive accomodations, all have satellite TV, Wi-Fi, air conditioning and private parking. Most of them are recently renovated and have terraces, sea views and a cooking area with a fully equipped kitchen. The apartments have characteristic names: Petrea, Galatea, Calipso, Nesea, Teti, Actea, Eunice and Seaview Dome. They vary in terms of size and layout, accommodating a minimum of two to a maximum of six guests. Calipso apartment, which name cames from the sea nymph of who fell in love with Odysseus in Homer's Odyssey, is located in the lower part of the Eremo di Montevergine. It boasts a nice terrace with arcades, to share with the adjoining apartment Teti, from which you can enjoy the most beautiful view of San Francesco’s beach and its limpid sea. Calipso is an apartment of 50 square meters, and in its oldest part it probably dates back to the end of 1600, when it was used as a sacristy of the neighboring Church with which it communicated. After having undergone several transformations and uses over time that have changed its appearance, today the house, in its tourist destination, is designed to accommodate a single couple even with children or two pairs of friends, having two entrances and two independent bathrooms. The apartment is accessed from a first entrance through a covered porch; follows a first bedroom with a king-size double bed placed on a raised attic and a bathroom with a shower made of what was once a ravine in the rock. The view is on the common terrace and on the panorama of the bay of S. Francesco. Through a small internal staircase carved into the rock you arrive at the second living room where there is a comfortable sofa bed and a fully equipped kitchenette. From this room a French door opens onto the common terrace with a view of the panorama of San Francesco and in the distance the port of Forio. This room, with a vaulted ceiling, obtained in remote times from a natural cavity in the rock is served by a second spacious and bright bathroom. Outside, a corner of the common, shaded courtyard with a dining table and deck chairs has been cut out. Everything was revised by the interior designer Giuliano Andrea from Uva who, exploiting the spaces without changing the volume of the rooms, enhanced the interiors, designed the exclusive furnishings, creating a mix between old and new.More
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Giuseppe P
Languages spoken:English, Italian
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:March 2014
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Reviewed 16 August 2017

We spent 6 days in Calipso appartment. Our holidays was excelent. The appartment was very clean, nicely furnished with amazing sea view. The beach close to the appartment was sandy and clean. Everything was perfect.

Date of stay: August 2017
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Giuseppe P, VR Owner at Eremo di Montevergine: Calipso, responded to this reviewResponded 19 October 2017

Thanks a lot! We wait for you, please come back soon!

Reviewed 26 June 2017

The excellent location in the former monastery distinguishes favorably from the other offers. Terrace with a beautiful sea view. There is a garden La Mortella near the appartment, NEGOMBO is in a walking distance. Sympathetic hostess resolve the problems successfully and quickly and is always...More

Date of stay: June 2017
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Giuseppe P, VR Owner at Eremo di Montevergine: Calipso, responded to this reviewResponded 4 July 2017

Thanks a lot for your review! We hope to host you soon again! Giuseppe

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Reviewed 25 April 2016

We stayed at Calipso for one week. The property is clean and has everything you need for a stay on Ischia. San Franceso beach is beautiful with some great local restaurants/bars. For is only a 20 min walk away. It was hard to say goodbye.

Date of stay: April 2016
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Giuseppe P, VR Owner at Eremo di Montevergine: Calipso, responded to this reviewResponded 10 May 2016

thank you for your positive review. We hope to host you again

Reviewed 30 June 2015

The Eremo is a 400 year old structure, what gives a very special atmosphere, not just because of the amazing architecture. It is different from an usual holiday home. The seafront position is marvelous and just a few passes to the beautiful beach. Calipso was...More

Date of stay: June 2015
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Date of stay: June 2019
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Amenities
Pets Allowed: Ask
Smoking Allowed: Yes
Kid Friendly: Yes
Cooker
Suitable For Children Under 5
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
Refrigerator
Long Term Rentals (Over 1 Month)
Air Conditioning
Towels Provided
Ocean Views
Freezer
Cable/satellite TV
Beach Or Lakeside Relaxation
Hairdryer
Parking
Shared Garden
Good Nightlife
Microwave
Balcony
City Getaway
Linens Provided
Wi-Fi
Internet Access
Watersports Nearby
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This unique setting is just two kilometres from the centre of Forio, in an exclusive location always considered a residential area, with villas and prestigious hotels served by restaurants, bars and supermarkets.It is an ideal location for those who want to enjoy a holiday steeped in the special atmosphere of Ischia, with its nature, relaxation and fun, while enjoying absolute peace and quiet.
Getting around
Nearby are the Zaro woods, with“la Colombaia”, the villa that once belonged to the director Luchino Visconti and is now home to a cultural foundation dedicated to film and entertainment. The woods also have a place of worshipdedicated to Our Lady of Zaro, while a few steps from the Hermitage you can visit the famous “Gardens of Mortella”, considered one of the ten most beautiful gardens in Europe. Also at 2 km you can enjoy a day of relaxation at the Negombo Thermal Park or a little further away at the Poseidon Gardens Thermal Park
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