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Community
The Parracinai, which are local stone and trades men, have helped bring the retreat to a beautifully finished paradise, and there are still some handcraft workers left that do this kind of job. We promote rural tourism and encourage our guests to eat out and use local amenities such as shops and sports facilities. We also encourage them to purchase local products, indeed in our shop we sell only handcraft of the region.

We always give clients suggestions and tips on where and what to enjoy typically here. We represent the headquarters for cultural associations such a Megalesia people that get together for purchasing ethical food. The Nobel Prize organization MSF has organized events here. Another association of homeopathic and phytotherapic interests meet here once a month.

Environment
The garden and the lodge was designed and built from the beginning considering a sustainable eco-system. We have used a solar panel since 1992 for producing hot water. The water of the thermal pool flows to another cistern which is used for waste water in the toilets of the apartment. Among other things, we re-processed recovered glass in barrels together with public administration, to cover land area and to prevent growth of weeds. At the same time it is a fancy and pretty view.

The protection of the environment for us is not only to carry out our civil duty, but a principal that guides us, which we want to enforce and share with like-minded people and unions, in particular people and unions which give us the possibility to put into practice projects that implement these principals. We are planning a 30kw installation of solar panels, until now we still have some bureaucracy permission to validate but we are at a final step. The lodge is set in a Botanical Garden where a 50 year old plant collection is settled. This Botanical garden represents a rare case of plants from all over the world which Sir Giuseppe D’Ambra tends to all year round.

Reviews of Amalfi Coast self catering accommodation, Italy

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I am reborn! Simply the best holiday I have ever been on
Some great stories to tell the grandchildren. Would recommend to a friend
Very enjoyable
It was OK
A bit disappointing really

Reviewed on 29 Aug 2012 by

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your holiday?


The very warm welcome at the villa and their attitude that nothing is too much trouble. Edith and her family have created a very special place to stay which worked for our family group ranging in age from 18 to 60!

2. What tips would you give other travellers booking this holiday?


Do not be put off by the logistics of getting to Ischia - there are frequent ferries and for slightly more money you can take the fast hydrofoil directly to the nearest port of Forio.

3. Did you feel that your holiday benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?


Yes as the Villa obviously employs a number of support staff and the Villa undoubtedly allows the beautiful cactus garden to continue to be looked after, providing a quiet haven and musical evenings at the garden cafe.

4. Finally, how would you rate your holiday overall?


We booked right at the last minute but all the arrangements went very smoothly thanks to the helpful advice from the team. We would rate this as one of our most successful family holidays.

Reviewed on 26 Jun 2011 by

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your holiday?


The beautiful surroundings and wonderful hospitality on Ischia, and a trip to pompei for a walking tour is a must.

Reviewed on 01 Sep 2011 by

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your holiday?


The most memorable part of the holiday was looking at the views from the balcony & the roof & visiting Pompeii.

2. What tips would you give other travellers booking this holiday?


The hotel is very clean & tidy but slightly dated. The owners are very helpful & welcoming so no worries there. This is not a place if you really want to walk pedestrian walkways are narrow if they exist in some places. Get your italian ears on!! which means make sure your listening for traffic around blind corners. Not one for buggies or wheelchair unless your driving or taxing. If you have never been to Pompeii go as you are so close and it is amazing.

Eating at the chicken place over the road is cool but the best has to be Terra del Fuoco sea views about 10-15min walk up the hill Paulo makes the best deserts & will take good care of his guests especially early in the season.

3. Did you feel that your holiday benefited local people, and minimized impacts on the environment?


Yes mainly through tourism but you can go on the roof & see the solar panels which is great not forgetting the natural pool.

4. Finally, how would you rate your holiday overall?


I would recommend this holiday it was nice with beautiful view but the traffic & narrows road are a bit much for me.
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