Accommodation

Casa del Cipresso in the Calitri Borgo

Casa del Cipresso is situated on a typical, peaceful, Calitri borgo lane. As the street was originally constructed to accommodate donkeys rather than automobiles, it is now best suited to pedestrians-only. There is plentiful parking for your car only a 2 minute walk from the house.  It is also very conveniently located, a 2 minute walk, from a restaurant, grocery store, coffee bar and internet cafe.

The Internet Cafe, with computers for your use, is 40 meters from the front door.(3 euros/hour and they will prorate portions of an hour) There is Free Wifi at the local bar/pizzeria, only a 2 min walk away.  They have a very nice patio-area where you can relax with a drink or snack or pizza while you check-in. (A typical cocktail is E 2,50. A cheese pizza is E 3,50. You can sit as long as you like.) Internet service is not available in the house itself.

We provide chairs to sit outside the house and enjoy the sun; it is a local Italian custom to sit out and watch the world go by from your stoop and you will see local residents sitting by their front doors throughout the borgo.  Due to the nature of the stone properties built into the hillside, there is not a separate, private, garden area.

We have made arrangements with the local swimming pool in Calitri to provide guests access to beautiful, outdoor swimming during the summer. Pool passes can be purchased onsite. (5 day pass/35 Euro, 10 day pass/60 Euro) The pool is about a 20 minute walk or 5 minute drive from Casa del Cipresso (a little under 1 mile.)

The open-plan kitchen, dining and sitting room is a comfortable place to relax between days spent sightseeing and exploring the town .  The kitchen is fully equipped with cooking utensils should you chose to dine in and includes a small washing machine for any laundry needs during your stay.  A wood fire, in the cozy fireplace, is a perfect addition on chilly evenings while you enjoy a glass of wine or after-dinner treat from the local bakery.

 

The main bedroom is furnished with an Italian “Matrimoniale” size bed; it is very similar to an American “Queen” size. There is an en-suite bathroom with stall shower, toilet and sink, with a hairdryer for your use.

The lofted bedroom has two Italian “Single” size beds. They are similar to the American “Twin” size.  We are happy to provide a pack-n-play (porta-crib/travel-cot) free of charge if you are traveling with an infant. Please note that the loft bedroom is open to the living area and has a lower than usual ceiling height.

 

 

 

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