Where we are
How to reach us
The location of the Residence Villa Rosi
In the heart of Cilento, near the villages of Agropoli and Castellabate
How to reach us:
For those coming from the north or from the south, take the Salerno-Reggio Calabria motorway to the Battipaglia exit, continue on the SS. 18 towards Agropoli-Sapri, exit at Prignano Cilento, follow the signs for Rutino-Laureana Cilento.
Stop Agropoli from the station take bus to Laureana.
If you spend a holiday at the VILLA ROSI, you have the perfect opportunity to enjoy both the sea and mountains, taste high quality local cuisine, walk along the many paths in the chestnut tree forest and reach the Convent of San Francesco or Sanseverino castle in Rocca Cilento, or to simply enjoy yourself under one of the many passolare buildings spread out in the surrounding countryside.
The mild and highly hospitable character of its inhabitants makes a stay here even more pleasant.
Some important international tourist destinations, such as Paestum and Velia, can be reached from the historic centre in a few minutes, as can natural spots like the Isle of Mermaids near Licosa a Castellabate point.
The first mention of Laureana appears in a document from January 1090 (an inhabitant of Lauriana); there are other mentions in other writings from 1110 and 1165. Founded in the Longobardo period, it followed the fortunes of the Sanseverino princes for the entire medieval period.
It is a refined and cultural town with a lot of noble palaces still standing today in the area, a real treasure chest of local history to be visited at any time of the year.
There are settlements that make you believe there was a strong presence of Basilian monks that had fled from the East. As farmers and craftsmen, these monks knew how to combine work with spiritual meditation, thus integrating into the social fabric of the period.
Given the size of the territory and the population of the town which in 1951 was about 2000 inhabitants, Laureana can be considered one of the most important municipalities of the MonteStella.