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Eremo di Montevergine: Galatea

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2 bedrooms
2 bathrooms
4 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 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 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. Nearby are the Zaro woods, with“la Colombaia”, the villa that once belonged to the director Luchino Visconti. The woods also have a place of worshipdedicated to Our L...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 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 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. Nearby are the Zaro woods, with“la Colombaia”, the villa that once belonged to the director Luchino Visconti. 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. 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 to the 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 six exclusive holiday apartments, most of which have terraces and sea views. The apartments have characteristic names: Petrea, Galatea, Calypso, Nesea, Actea and Teti, and vary in terms of size and layout, accommodating a minimum of two to a maximum of six guests. Each renovated and furnished apartment has a cooking area with a fully equipped kitchen, satellite TV, Wi-Fi, air conditioning and private parking. Galatea, which means “with milk-white skin”, is named after the sea nymph described in Greek mythology. The apartment is accessed from the upper garden, which has terraces and various viewpoints and is shared with some of the other apartments. A small entrance door beside the dome of the adjacent church of San Francesco leads into the apartment, which consists of: - a very spacious scenic bedroom with a king size bed and a free-standing bath tub at the foot of the bed in an exceptional panoramic vantage point; - a bathroom with a shower; - a second double bedroom, the “alcove”, with a special king size bed and a view of the upper garden; - a second bathroom with a large shower; - a spacious living area with a fireplace and large windows looking onto the front terrace; - a separate kitchen area. All the rooms are air conditioned. The first double bedroom and the living room both face west onto a large furnished level terrace, from where you could almost touch the sea that bathes the beautiful beach of San Francesco, framed by palm trees. The terrace has a pergola and is perfectly usable all the year? round, to admire the beautiful sunsets and the outline of Ventotene Island on the horizon. The apartment was completely renovated in the autumn of 2015 under the supervision of interior designer Giuliano Andrea dell’Uva. The renovation was aimed at restoring the original structure of the residence from the turn of the last century; where there was a single large room used as a bedroom by the previous English owner, subsequently modified during the restructuring in the 1980s, a single visual space has now been recreated, including the living room and bedroom area, which are separated by a large glazed partition.For the work, wide use was made of modern materials such as resin and special paints, together with traditional materials such as simple hand forged wrought iron and common glass, all used in harmony with items of design furniture.More
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About the Owner
Giuseppe P
Languages spoken:English, Italian
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:March 2014
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Reviewed 12 May 2019

We had the pleasure of staying at the Galatea apartment for four nights in May. The apartment is stunning and exceeded our expectations. We made a couple of dinners at the apartment and loved using the patio. We used the local bus system which worked...More

Date of stay: May 2019
Thank Brenda L
Giuseppe P, VR Owner at Eremo di Montevergine: Galatea, responded to this reviewResponded 29 May 2019

Thank you for taking time to review us, with such a detailed description. we hope to host you again

Reviewed 12 July 2018

We stayed at Galatea for several days. The place is beautifully decorated and located only a few steps from the beach. We booked Galatea directly from Giuseppe (the owner), who was extremely nice and accommodating. The manager of these condos, Rita, is fantastic. She is...More

Date of stay: June 2018
Thank Anatole L
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Reviewed 11 April 2018

I don't know how to better review our stay than, perfection. We will surely return and will keep this place in our hearts for ever. Thank you for being so flexible with our arrival and departure, as well as making this stay so special for...More

Date of stay: April 2018
Thank Olivia F
Reviewed 8 August 2017

Giuseppe, Rita, Thank you so much for a wonderful stay at the Eremo di Montevergine. It was a great 10 days spent in a luxury apartment with a wonderful view of the bay of San Francesco. Special thanks to Rita who made this stay even...More

Date of stay: July 2017
Thank Michal K
Giuseppe P, VR Owner at Eremo di Montevergine: Galatea, responded to this reviewResponded 8 August 2017

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

Reviewed 30 July 2017

I only have positive feedback for this place. We went to Ischia with my family (2 adults + 2 children) and parents (2 seniors) and we rented 2 apartments: Galatea and Actea. Both were spacious and very clean. The view from both terraces are just...More

Date of stay: June 2017
Thank AndreTesta
Giuseppe P, VR Owner at Eremo di Montevergine: Galatea, responded to this reviewResponded 16 August 2017

Thanks a lot! Hope to host you soon again! The Management

Amenities
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: Yes
Kid Friendly: Yes
Cooker
Suitable For Children Under 5
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
Refrigerator
Air Conditioning
Towels Provided
Ocean Views
Freezer
Cable/satellite TV
Beach Or Lakeside Relaxation
Hairdryer
Parking
Good Nightlife
Microwave
Balcony
Linens Provided
Wi-Fi
Internet Access
Watersports Nearby
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About the neighbourhood
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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