Casale Villarena

Casale Villarena

A world away from the hustle and bustle of neighbouring tourist resorts in one of the Amalfi Coast's most attractive nature spots, Casale Villarena provides a family-friendly welcome with great service and facilities.

  • Bedrooms One and two bedroom apartments
  • Sleeps 2-15
  • Bathrooms 1 each apartment
  • Best For Families, Couples, Beach Holidays
  • Highlights The independence of the self-catering apartments combined with the service of a boutique hotel.

    Delightful staff and good value in an expensive area

Casale Villarena

This splendid centuries-old villa, a favourite with our clients, has been renovated and turned in to an elegant residence with four independent apartments that are ideal for a break with friends or family.

Enjoy the benefits and freedom of self-catering facilities, with the advantages of a shared pool, a restaurant and ready-made friends for the kids.

All the apartments have private verandas or patios and the pool is surrounded by terraced gardens dotted with lemon and olive trees and with plenty of shady spots.

Dine out on the sea view terrace at the Casale Villarena's 'Il Dolce Far Niente' restaurant where dishes are largely traditional, packed full of the freshest ingredients gathered from the Casale's own gardens.

Hands-on owner Guglielmo organises fishing expeditions and fun cooking and pizza-making classes for those who wants to learn the secrets of the Neapolitan cuisine.

The five apartments are spacious, tastefully furnished and equipped with every comfort, all with a kitchen and large patio or veranda for al fresco dining.
  • 1 and 2 bedroom apartments with sea view and air conditioning
  • Midweek and final cleaning included
  • Fully equipped kitchen
  • Restaurant and cooking class
  • Lovely pool area and terrace gardens
  • Tours and activities
  • Walk to local restaurants and beaches
  • WI-FI internet access
  • Children playground
  • Barbecue (charge)
  • Laundry room with washing machine and iron


La Vetara: 90 sqm two bedroom apartment with two bathrooms and sea view terrace for outdoor dining.

Il Gallo Lungo: 60 sqm two bedroom apartment with private garden and sea view.

Il Brigante: 50 sqm with one double and one single room with sea view French balconies.

La Rotonda: 60 sqm one double bedroom apartment. It has a terrace with sea view and independent entrance.
Room Facilities
  • refrigerator/freezer
  • four-burner stove and oven
  • microwave oven


Casale Villarena is in a superb location, surrounded by greenery, in the charming hamlet of Nerano on the very tip of the Sorrento peninsula. The picturesque beach of Marina del Cantone is at the end of the road.

The charming seaside resort of Nerano, in the Marine Reserve of Punta Campanella, offers a pleasant pause from the bustle of Sorrento and the Amalfi Coast.

At every turn, the landscape offers picture-postcard scenery with stunning views of Capri, the Amalfi coast and the Li Galli archipelago.

From Marina di Cantone, you can wander along to nearby bays, such as Ieranto or take boat trips to most of the big names along the coast, including Massa Lubrense, Positano and Amalfi.

In addition to its natural beauty, Nerano has a strong gourmet reputation thanks to its two Michelin starred restaurants and strong emphasis on fish and seafood.

If you travel out of season (March-May or October-November) car hire is useful and will allow you to explore further afield while in summer, when roads and parking are very busy, public transport is preferable.

There is a SITA bus stop just outside Casale Villarena which will take you into Sorrento in about 40 minutes while from Marina del Cantone is possible to arrange boat trips to the coastal towns of the Amalfi Coast and Capri.


Hiking the Amalfi Coast: the Path of Gods

Hiking the Amalfi Coast: the Path of Gods

The name is high-sounding, but fits perfectly: "Path of Gods". After all, the divinities of Mount Olympus evoked by this stupendous excursion route that unites the Amalfi Coast with the Sorrentine peninsula could not be satisfied with printing their heavenly footprints on a less worthy earthly path.

In fact, the gods in question are those who, according to a legend, crossed the ten kilometres of the panoramic road to give a hand to Ulysses, intent on not letting himself be ensnared by the melodious and deadly flatteries of the Sirens, inhabitants of the nearby archipelago Li Galli.
Herculaneum and Pompeii

Herculaneum and Pompeii

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In this blog, we will give you advice on how to visit these places.
The secrets of the Neapolitan cuisine revealed in 5 tasty stops

The secrets of the Neapolitan cuisine revealed in 5 tasty stops

As everywhere in Italy, also the Amalfi Coast offers a superlative cuisine, to say the least. There is much to see and taste, from olive and citrus groves to cliff-hanging vineyards, passing through the organic farms producing mozzarella and restaurants with jaw-dropping vistas. In addition, they are all ingredients featuring high in the Mediterranean Diet, so why not indulge in some guilt-free gluttony?

Here are five tasty stops where you will be able to taste farm-to-table food seasoned with the finest olive oil and accompanied by fine wines.
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How to visit Mount Vesuvius independently

Vesuvius, together with Etna and Stromboli, is one of the three active volcanoes in Italy.

It is considered one of the symbols of the city of Naples, although in reality it is a real scarecrow for those who live in its immediate vicinity: its presumed first eruption, which occurred in the very distant 79 d. C., destroyed Pompeii, Herculaneum and the ancient cities of Stabiae and Oplontis.

Today, it is still considered one of the most dangerous volcanoes in Europe due to its explosive eruptions. Nevertheless, it is the favorite destination of many visitors from all over the world.

Let's see then, through the steps of the following guide, how and why to visit Vesuvius
Late deal summer holiday on the Amalfi Coast

Late deal summer holiday on the Amalfi Coast

Still looking for a summer holiday? Book a stay at Casale Villarena, an aristocratic manor on the Sorrento Coast that's been converted into five apartments with sea view and private terraces. The apartments have a shared pool, gardens and restaurant and are well placed for boat trips to Capri, Positano and Amalfi.

Book your stay by the 15/06 and save up to £ 400 per apartment