• Locanda San Fantino

  • Retreat to this simple but stylish farmhouse set amidst the orchards and forests of the Cilento National Park and close to its hidden rocky coves and white sandy beaches.
  • Kids
    Children welcome. There is one family suite.
  • Food & drink
    Home-grown organic produce served in an atmospheric dining-room
  • Rooms
    7 bedrooms all en-suite
  • Nearby
    Coast and countryside: the beach at Palinuro, Maratea, Certosa di Padula and the Cilento National Park
  • Prices
    7 nights from £ 580 per person on BB and including fully comprehensive car hire


Food & Drink:
  • Restaurant featuring many of the farm's own produce
  • Wine tasting and Cooking classes
  • Lovely pool area with hammocks hanging in between trees
  • WI-FI internet access
  • 10-20 minute drive to Blue Flag beaches and hidden coves
  • Private boat available for hire with or without skipper
  • Tours and excursions
  • Yoga classes
In room features:
  • Double / Twin


Locanda San Fantino, San Giovanni a Piro

Set in a part of Italy that is relatively untouched by tourism, the seven-room Locanda San Fantino is part of a sustainable, self-sufficient farm estate. The dramatic mountains, vineyards, olive groves and dense forests of the Cilento National Park are on the doorstep and a coastline fringed by white sandy Blue Flag beaches interspersed with tiny bays and hidden coves accessible only by boat are less than a 15-minute drive away.

Established by owner Sebastiano Petrilli after a career in banking, the Locanda is committed to reviving and promoting local artisans, growing and cultivating much of its own food and providing a cocoon-like atmosphere for its lucky guests.

Outside, the B&B has a small pool and a scattering of comfy chairs and hammocks for lazy hours spent reading or dozing. Beyond that, there are wheat fields, woods and meadows for countryside ambles.

Venetian linen and solid walls ensure a good night’s sleep in the seven large en suite bedrooms. Bathrooms on the ground and first floor have a shower while the two bedrooms on the second floor each have a bathroom with bath. These two rooms can be combined into a suite for five.

Breakfasts of home-made jams, cheese and home-baked bread is served in the farmhouse-style marble-floored dining-room alongside a huge fireplace and piano. Picnic lunches can be organised and lunch and dinner at the Locanda is available if pre-booked, with produce from the vegetable garden, wild edible plants and mushrooms, home reared and produced meat and cheese, and locally-caught seafood. The Locanda also makes its own wine, herbal teas and liqueurs.

San Fantino offers a range of activities and courses, including yoga, cooking, diving and foraging for wild herbs and plants.


The B&B is within walking distance of the medieval village of San Giovanni a Piro. The nearby harbour of Scario has a lovely lungomare and the B&B has a boat moored here available for guests’ use.

Several beaches are easily accessible by car, some with facilities for children and with a bar or restaurant in high season. The 5km long Palinuro beach, the Cilento’s most widely-known beach, is a 30-minute drive away. Other stretches of the rocky coastline are dotted with caves and bays which are deserted outside of the months of July and August.

A stunning stretch of the river Bussento, with sparkling turquoise water, beaches and overhanging trees, is a 20-minute drive away.

Inland, there is a large choice of mountain paths and tracks within a short drive of the Locanda, several of which reward walkers with stunning views.

Other highlights include the Certosa di Padula monastery and the Greek ruins at Paestum and Velia.


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Local Highlights

Further afield

Nearest airport


Marina di Camerota
Certosa di Padula
Vallo della Lucania


Napoli Airport
Rome Fiumicino Airport
Rome Ciampino Airport

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