Casa Albini

Torchiara, Salerno
Bed & Breakfast

Elegantly faded palazzo with views as far as Capri. Valley walks, kind hosts, delicious crostata... lovely for couples exploring the region


4 rooms


Rooms sleep 2


Trickle down a side street strangely full of elegant, crumbling palazzi to the Albini family’s charming palazzo where stunning views sweep over valley and hills to the sea beyond. On a clear day you can see as far as Capri. Step into a cool courtyard and all is reassuringly welcoming, in this civilised old home where your cultured hosts (keen foodies) live as an extended family. Guest bedrooms are tile-floored and elegantly understated with swagged curtains, lofty ceilings, no TVs. Plump for the suite that looks onto the rose garden where you breakfast amid shady cypresses – or tuck yourself away in the stable with its downstairs sitting room. Pamper yourself in the Turkish bath, book in for a beauty treatment, amble to the village for supper, then back for a film in the little cinema. Expect breathtaking sunsets from the garden, pomegranates and lavender, hikes through valleys of wild orchids – and the best home-made crostata ever! Never mind the odd bit of peeling paint, this is a welcoming base for the Ancient Greek colony of Velia and the Charterhouse in Padula – and don’t miss Thursday’s market in Agropoli.


  • Hot tub
  • WiFi
  • Swimming pool
  • Mobile reception
  • Spa
  • Breakfast included
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Bar
  • Parking on premises
  • Licensed premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Breakfast available
  • Accessible by public transport
  • Wheelchair access
  • Limited mobility
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Garden
  • Tennis court
  • Credit cards
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Children welcome
  • Books and toys
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair


  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles


  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

& pricing

Booking information

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Booking restrictions
Children over 12 welcome.
Christmas, 1 November - 31 March.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
This property is part of a working farm or vineyard.
Owner has pets
Animals living on the property.
Restaurants nearby.


Nightly price
from €90
Damage deposit
Damage deposit is not required
Dinner, B&B €30-€50 per person.
1 Suite for 2
From €150
2 Twin/doubles
From €90
1 Suite for 2
From €100


Whilst this establishment is a challenge to find, it is most certainly worth the effort. The Building has been carefully and lovingly restored to an excellent standard totally in keeping with the area. The owners, manager and staff cannot do enough for you, the food was the best we experienced during our stay in Italy! We would highly recommend this establishment as a base for touring this region.


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The neighbourhood

Local points of interest from Anna Albini

  • The ruins and temples of the Greek colony of Paestum, which have stood tall under the sky for thousands of years, as well as the archaeological museum with its treasures (the Tomb of the Diver, the Assteas Vase) are only a 15 minutes drive away .
  • The Greek settlement of Elea (now Velia), home to Parmenides and the Eleatic school, will reward those willing to ascend the hill around which it develops with the sight of the Porta Rosa, and then one of the most stunning views of the area.
  • The Charterhouse of Padula, a Carthusian monastery and World Heritage Site, with its cloister (the largest of its kind) and Archaeological Museum will provide the visitor with a synthesis of spiritually sublime and aesthetic magnificence.
  • The nearby town of Agropoli hosts a lively market every Thursday, where one can find everything from local produce to clothing and more. A smaller market is also held every Wednesday in Sant' Antuono, and it mostly focuses on fresh produce and food.
  • A series of beaches, starting from the closest (Trentova, just 10 minutes from Us) and then following the coast (Punta Tresino, Punta Licosa, Agnone, Acciaroli) will present you with many choices of beautiful waters to cool off and relax during summertime.
  • If you're fond of hiking, the nearby villages of Rocca Cilento (with its castle), Vatolla (with Palazzo Vargas) and the mountains Stella, Gelbison, Cervati, Bulgheria will be the perfect option for you, and a chance to see the beauty of inner Cilento.