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Praiano: more than just a town, a lifestyle

The most relaxing place for your Amalfi Coast Accommodation


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Praiano view Situated on one of the most beautiful land is an authentic setting for the spirit. Ancient summer residence of the "Dogi of Amalfi" and vacation, meditation and place of inspiration for mystics, intellectuals and artists of every kind, the town is ideal for the vacationer who, as well as booking for fun and materialistic diversions, wants to take in the spirit and real nature of the Amalfi Coast. Defined as "the Heart of the Amalfi Coast", Praiano enjoys a geographical location unique in the world. Embedded in a rocky outreach that dominates both the gulf of Salerno and the tract of coast from Sorrento to Positano, the town offers the possibility to admire a spectacular environment and landscape without equal in the world. The "Faraglioni" of Capri (the famuos outcrops of the island) and "Li Galli" Islands, which once belonged to the great Russian ballet dancer, Rudolf Nureyev, are visible from the town which enjoys sunrises and sunsets of rare beauty. Praiano faces directly on the sea, that, in the course of the day and in every season, dazzles and surprises with its thousands of colour changes. 

Isola dei Galli and Capri from Praiano UNESCO has included Praiano among its places considered "Patrimony of the World" for the great zeal which its inhabitants have always shown to make it a place where respect for nature is combined with respect for mankind and the value of friendship among all peoples. For its strategic position with respect to Sorrento, Positano, Amalfi and Ravello, Praiano is the ideal base for all travellers who, while wanting to visit the most famous landmarks of Italy and especially the Amalfi Coast, prefer to cut off a piece of protected quiet for themselves and a find an Amalfi Coast beautiful rental. Praiano is not yet invaded by mass tourism and still offers some budget accommodation on the Amalfi Coast. Praiano is very well connected with all of the most famous tourist attractions of the coast and the region of Campania. From early morning until late evening, two bus lines connect the town to Positano, Amalfi, Sorrento and Salerno. Ferry boats, rental craft and water taxis are available for excursions to Capri and Ischia.

Praiano Sentiero degli DeiIt is also possible, using private or public service, to organize day trips to the archaeological ruins of Pompei, Ercolano or Paestum. These world famous attractions are must-see for enthusiasts of ancient history on Greek and Roman cultures.   Trekkers can easily organize walks along the famous "Sentiero degli Dei" (Path of Gods) trail, which passes directly through the town. This is probably among the most beautiful nature walks in the world. From the town centre, following a trail immersed in Mediterranean shrubbery and wild flowers, the trekker can reach the Convent of St. Dominic, and the little church of Santa Maria a Castro, both of which are 16th century mystic sites that overlook the town and the sea. The waters around Praiano are unpolluted and deep - a natural paradise for divers and underwater fishing enthusiasts. There is a diving centre in town and immersion or fishing buffs can try their hands at old fishing boats and timeworn fishing methods, keeping in harmony with nature. There are two beaches in the town, both of which are served by convenient shuttle services, by land and by water, and both are equipped with all comforts for the vacationer who wishes to spend a blissful day on the beach.

Praiano "Luminarie" San Gennaro Church Bars, restaurants and gathering spots offer simple and delicious local specialties unchanged by the fast-food revolution. Meats, fruits and vegetables usually come from the hanging gardens and typical terraced cultivation which characterized the Praiano landscape. Small stores and workshops offer wonderful handmade products from ceramics and linens to food specialities based on local biological products.  Everything, from ceramics to gastronomy, is still produced in the town and tourist to Praiano can rest assured, buying authentic handicraft from Amalfi Coast. Music enthusiasts can visit a real lute-maker's shop where instruments (guitars, mandolins etc.) are built; essential to keeping the great tradition of Neapolitan song and music alive. Praiano esteems music and tradition and during the summer season musical events are often held in the most suggestive spots and piazzas of the town. As well as being a romantic location, Praiano boasts a night-life which is capable of melting the coldest heart. The town prides itself with many charming night spots. Among these is the Africana Club where clients have included Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis and Elisabeth Taylor and Richard Burton. Praiano, a town and a lifestyle; elegant, relaxed, reserved, simple and chic all at the same time. The same holds true for the atmosphere of the lodgings, among the most beautiful that the Amalfi Coast can offer; accommodation that keep an eye on your budget as well as your comfort. Everyone who comes to Praiano is treasured guest and remains a friend for a very long time. An ideal place for your Amalfi Coast self-catering accommodation.

 


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