Nerano is a tiny fishing village outside Massa Lubrense on the coast between Sorrento and the Amalfi Coast. It was here that the Marquis of Villarena established his historic residence, a lovely villa which is now Relais Villarena, where travellers to this magical coast spend an unforgettable vacation on Italy's Bay of Naples.
La Rotonda, Il Gallo Lungo, La Vetara, Il Brigante, L'Isca: these are the pretty Relais Villarena holiday apartments with all the comforts of home. Each apartment has a living area with a kitchenette, a breathtaking private terrace facing the sea and the romantic Li Galli islets, and direct access to the garden.
Villarena also has two annex apartments, for travellers looking for added privacy during their stay.
The villa includes a traditional terraced garden so common along the steep coastline of the Sorrentine Peninsula. Each terrace holds a unique surprise, including the outdoor pool and hot tub, the sundeck overlooking the sea, and, for those curious to sample the local specialities, the gourmet terraces - one with a tasting room for local products and another with the restaurant tucked under the shade of the lemon grove.
In just a few minutes, guests can walk to the Nerano beach to relax at the water's edge and take a dip in the Mediterranean.
With the sweet scent of lemon blossoms, the view of the sea, and the excellent traditional cuisine, the villa's Dolce far Niente restaurant is the perfect spot for an unforgettable meal.
Guglielmo, your host, will help you select from the house specialties: paccheri pasta tossed with seafood, "spaghetti alla Nerano", and other traditional dishes.
Villarena is also an organic farm and guests are invited to sample the villa's own products including jams and olive oil.
"Mamma Mia" is the villa's cooking class which can be organized individually or for an entire groups at Villarena for those who want to learn how to prepare the local dishes...the hands-on lesson is followed by a meal made from what you have prepared!
The Dolce Far Niente restaurant is perfect for events and special celebrations, including weddings, receptions, and private parties. The breathtaking view over the Sorrento Peninsula, the intimate and romantic atmoshpere, are the scent of the surrounding citrus grove form the perfect backdrop for fairytale celebrations. The Relais Villarena is a popular venue for destination weddings on the Sorrento Coast.
My wife and I spent a week at Casale Villarena in October 2019 and there are many things I want to praise. First of all, it must be said that the owner/director, Guglielmo, is a true gentleman and... more »
This place is a brilliant base for Amalfi Coast, Pompeii, Ercolano etc. The dmstaff cannot do enough for you. Simple, well prepared, stunningly good food. Guglielmo and his staff are a delight. He... more »
With family and friends, I have had the best birthday weekend imaginable at Casale Villarena. I was looking for a cozy hotel that also had a recognized good restaurant, in a smaller Italian village... more »
Nerano is a tiny little coastal village between the historic seaside town of Sorrento and the legendary Amalfi Coast. Relais Villarena is the perfect place in which to enjoy a relaxing vacation by the sea and a great base from where to explore the treasures of Italy's Campania region: situated within easy reach of the towns of Positano, Amalfi and Ravello, the archeological sites of Pompeii and Herculaneum, the city of Naples, and the Island of Capri.