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The Norman Balcony

Water-colour of the Norman biforae by the art-historian Hans Belting, who was a guest in 2004
1 of 22Water-colour of the Norman biforae by the art-historian Hans Belting, who was a guest in 2004
Condo/Apartment -
1 Bedroom , 1 Bathroom , Sleeps 3
Salerno, Amalfi Coast, Campania
The apartment is in a historical building, Castel Terracena, the former Norman residential Palace of Salerno, dating to the end of the 11th century. It was erected by Robert the Guiscard, Norman adventurer who conquered Southern Italy, after having defeated the last Longobard prince of Salerno. Castel Terracena is the original name of the building, of which two towers are still discernible among the later structures added on to its original planning. The two towers are linked by the balcony of apartment, where three original mullioned window of the late 11th century are still to be admired. One if these was discovered in January 1999 thanks to the present owner's passion for Archaeology, as she was born in the vicinity of the Greek temples of Paestum and is fascinated by the Medieval past of Salerno.
The apartment is petite, but perfe...
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Listing #HL1110899
About the Owner
Gabriella Carola D
Languages spoken:English, Italian
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:November 2013
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This apartment is so close to great shopping and restaurants. Its also just a short walk to the train station and ferry. Gabriella was so hospitable. She has more than you need. She left us more food than we could eat. She also went the...More

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Discover508440, VR Owner at The Norman Balcony, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Brenda and Dennis, We are so glad you enjoyed your stay. Since it coincided with your wedding anniversary, as you said, we really cared you could have a pleasant vacation. Hope to see you again in the future!

Reviewed 29 August 2016 via mobile

Wonderful apartment, well located, generously stocked with food. Excellent pottery, unique tiles and very homely. Lovely old city and very special Duomo. Highly recommended.

Thank Tony M
Management response:Responded 10 January 2017

Dear Tony, We look forward to welcoming you back, as well as to welcome new guests in our "Norman Balcony"! Kind regards, Gabriela

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Reviewed 14 July 2016

I don't normally review anything unless it is exceptional and this was exceptional. we didn't get to the apartment until 10.30pm and Gabriella was there to greet us with Pizza, lovely cakes and drinks, we had this by candlelight on the balcony, what a start...More

Thank 785jbrown
Management response:Responded 16 July 2016

A heartfelt "thanks" to Elizabeth and James, hope to welcome you again!

  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Central Heating
  • Cooker
  • Dining Seats (6)
  • Double Beds:(1)
  • Full Baths (1)
  • Hairdryer
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (4)
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Sofa Beds:(1)
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • TV
  • Washer
House rules
    Not kid-friendly
    Pets not allowed
    Smoking not allowed
We invite guests to pay attention to the fact that garbage needs to be sorted. The following things need to be collected SEPARATELY and brought downstairs in the evening according...
    1 Full bath
    1 Sofa
    1 Full
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  • Cleaning fee: ₹ 4,858 / stay - Fee
Additional Rate and Availability Information
Leave £ 50 for final cleaning if staying for more than 3 nights.
For longer stays (minimum one month, maximum six months), we apply discount, please inquiry.
For longer stays we require that a cleaning lady come at least once a week for cleaning and checking on the maintenance of the apt. The rate for cleaning is 10 euros per hour to be paid directly to the lady each time she comes
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About the neighbourhood
The Norman Balcony is located in the former residential palace of the Norman Duke of Salerno, Robert Guiscard (late eleventh century), in the heart of the Medieval Salerno, behind the apse of the cathedral built under the patronage of the same Robert with the archbishop Alphanus around 1080, and consecrated by pope Gregory VII in 1084. The small alleys, the balconies with their flowers and hanging laundry, the many old-fashioned food shops, the bars, pubs, fish restaurants and pizzerias will contribute to make your holiday unforgettable.
Car not needed
How to get there
Airport: Napoli Capodichino: 58.0 km
Ferry: Salerno: 1.0 km
We suggest you reach the apartment by taking a taxi from the train station in case you have heavy luggage.
In case you wish to walk, Cross St. John it is only 1 km on foot from the train station, along the pedestrianized Corso Vittorio Emanuele. St John's cross is a very small alley that actually runs in the courtyard of Castel Terracena: once arrived at the end of Corso Vittorio Emanuele coming from the central train station, in Piazza Porta Nova, you go to your right and look for Cerenza Piazetta, where you will see two flights of stepts that lead you up the your doorstep. The portion of Castel Terracena that hosts the apartment is painted in ochre. Or, comingon foot from Via San Benedetto and Via San Michele, where the Archeological Museum is, one arrived in from of the St. Michael...
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Watersports Nearby, Nearest Beach: 5.0 km.
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