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“A stunning little hideaway which oozes farmhouse chic, close to Paestum. Minimalist rooms with whitewashed walls and beams, tiled floors and the odd dash of artwork. Wonderful views over the valley from private terraces and the swimming pool deck. Great Mediterranean food. A touch of unspoilt Italy.”

“A stunning little hideaway which oozes farmhouse chic, close to Paestum. Minimalist rooms with whitewashed walls and beams, tiled floors and the odd dash of artwork. Wonderful views over the valley from private terraces and the swimming pool deck. Great Mediterranean food. A touch of unspoilt Italy.”

Hotel Review

Il cannito is an enchanting property just a few kilometres from Paestum and the Cilento coast. Two ancient restored stone buildings make up this four room hideaway, which is surrounded by thirty-seven acres of the Capaccio (Salerno) hilltop area which faces the temples of Paestum, and is famous for its extraordinary archaeological sites. The Gorga family have been welcoming guests here for over 25 years with warmth and genuine Italian hospitality...for them Il Cannito is a labour of love!

The simple, chic rooms (Earth, Moon, Sun and Sea) have beamed ceilings and heated terracotta floors and the en-suite bathrooms feature hydromassage and hydrosonic baths. With only four rooms, Il Cannito is a very private and serene hideaway.

Food plays a big part in your stay at Il Cannito. The Mediterranean diet is showcased beautifully here with the freshest, local ingredients. Homemade pasta and cakes, salted anchovies, fish from the sea... Your tastebuds will come alive when tasting the southern Italian flavours and dishes. The restaurant is exclusive to Il Cannito guests.

Chill by the pool (just a few yards from the house) and soak up the stunning views of the nearby temples and Paestum. Sunset is a magical time as the sun goes down behind the island of Capri.

Nearby you'll find beautiful beaches and coves, mostly deserted, where the waters are warm and crystal clear. Perfectly hidden amidst oak trees and the cover of the hillside you may not notice Il Cannito at first glance. But once found, never forgotten!

Recommended for
  • Romantic Break
  • With only four guest rooms, stunning views and fabulous food, Il Cannito makes for a very romantic stay.
  • Hideaway
  • A stunning little hideaway, completely off the beaten track, yet just a few km from Paestum
 

Written by Lulu Townsend

Recommended For

  • Romantic Break
  • With only four guest rooms, stunning views and fabulous food, Il Cannito makes for a very romantic stay.
  • Hideaway
  • A stunning little hideaway, completely off the beaten track, yet just a few km from Paestum
  • Sights nearby
  • Just up the road from Paestum, plus easy to explore both the Amalfi coast and Capri
  • Sailing
  • Local markets
  • Great walks
  • Wildlife Area
  • Restaurant
  • For guests of Il Cannito only serving fabulous Mediterranean dishes with many ingredients from the owner's farm
  • Beach nearby
  • There are a selection of unspoilt sandy beaches within easy driving distance.
  • Restrictions on children
  • Il Cannito only accepts children over 10
  • Wedding license
  • Sit-out Terrace
  • Organic food
  • Quiet
  • Maison d'hôtes
  • Boutique
  • Contemporary
  • Intimate
  • Secluded setting
  • Owner managed

Facilities

  • Restaurant
  • For guests of Il Cannito only serving fabulous Mediterranean dishes with many ingredients from the owner's farm
  • Swimming Pool
  • Outdoor pool with amazing views down to the temples at Paestum
  • Restrictions on children
  • Il Cannito only accepts children over 10
  • Massage
  • On request and by prior arrangement.
  • Wedding license
  • Airport transfer
  • Cots available
  • Sit-out Terrace
  • Library
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Room service
  • Satellite / Cable TV
  • Wifi
  • Air conditioning

Activities

  • Sights nearby
  • Just up the road from Paestum, plus easy to explore both the Amalfi coast and Capri
  • Sailing
  • Local markets
  • Great walks
  • Wildlife Area

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Why do people love staying in your hotel? The people love Il Cannito because of the home-from-home atmosphere, with all the care and love. But guests also love the total privacy of our Mediterranean spot.

What makes your hotel unique? The two enchanting residences are surrounded by thick Mediterranean maquis composed of oaks, Holm-oaks, elm trees, myrtle, and juniper thickets: a natural mix of colours and perfumes that enhance the uncontaminated beauty of areas dearly loved by the ancient Greeks and Romans. The two structures are so perfectly integrated with the environment that at first sight they appear as being developed in concert with the mighty oaks surrounding them.

Four extremely refined bedrooms are elegantly furnished with designer pieces and paintings by renowned local artists. All the rooms are equipped with high-tech amenities such as under floor heating, LCD monitor, and Internet and videoconference access. The bathrooms are mini wellness areas where guests can relax in soothing hydro-massage and hydro-sonic bathtubs and dedicate themselves to body care and comfort. The terrace and the private or communal sun decks offer enchanting views, keeping guests in constant contact with the natural environment.

What is there to do in the area or on site? We are just 5km by car from Archeological site of Paestum and 10km from the beach and the Cilento coast. We are situated in the National Park of Cilento. Also we have created a lovely map of cilento area (pictured above), we have selected and visited more then 30 places that guests can discover around Il Cannito.

How far are you from the nearest airport and do you need to hire a car? We are 1 hour and half from Naples airport. You can have a taxi service to and from Il Cannito. Alternatively you can rent a car from Naples airport or directly from Il Cannito.

What kind of breakfast do you offer? We offer a Italian home made breakafast, it’s lovely!

Do you offer other meals? And can you recommend good places to eat out locally? Sure we prepare delicious dinner at il cannito. We have a bio farm in Paestum, just 200 metres from the Archaeolgical site and guests can taste our delicious products. Also guests can visit our farm in Paestum.

Which is your most popular room, and why? The sole room (SUN) is the most popular room because it has its own private terrace, private garden and private patio.

Do you accept children and if so what facilities do you have for children and can you fit extra beds in your rooms? We accept children however we only really recommend children older than 10 years.

What message would you like to give Hotel Guru readers? If you want to get lost in the nature, if you want to regenerate yourself in the nature and to stay in a hotel that feels like home, come to Il Cannito.

Use three words to describe your hotel. Passion for Hospitality.