Il Cannito

Cilento - Paestum, Salerno
+39 0828 1962277

An unaustere Franciscan retreat - heaven for sybarites and foodies. The luxuries are understated, the cicadas sing, the views reach to Capri


4 rooms


Rooms sleep 2

Children welcome
Babies welcome

The Experience

Down the strada bianca, through the macchia where lizards scuttle and owls hoot… to Cannito, immersed in wilderness. Once the summer residence of friars, now wondrously restored – a heart-warming place. Food is prepared with love, and style; bedrooms are immaculate havens; bathrooms are sanctuaries to linger in. The Gorga family – mother, son, two daughters – greet you warmly and nothing is too much trouble. Two of the rooms sit below the main building, reached by steps lit at night, sharing a furnished stone terrace. All have big beds, modern art, designer chairs, beautiful linen (three have hydromassage baths). Visit Paestum and its temples, and the clifftop villages of the Cilento National Park; take a boat tour to hidden caves and coves; you have access to the hotel’s private beach too, with sunbeds and umbrellas. Return to 15 hectares of shimmering butterflies and ancient oaks, exceptional views to the Isle of Capri, perhaps lunch by the infinity pool and a sundowner from a lounger. The day starts with exceptional breakfasts of homemade cakes and jams, local mozzarella and salami, fruits from the kitchen garden. Special.


  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • WiFi
  • Television
  • Spa
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Bar
  • Barbecue
  • Licensed premises
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Tennis court
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

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


  • 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

Check in
Check out
31 October - 31 March.
This property is part of a working farm or vineyard.
Dinner from €35. Restaurants 5km.


Nightly price
from €280
Damage deposit
Singles €50-€80. Extra bed/sofabed available €50-€80 per person per night.
4 Doubles
From €280



Our second time at Il Cannito and we'll be back for a third visit and hopefully more. Antonella and Nicola were as welcoming as before and nothing was too much trouble. We were in Mare again a large and welcoming room, so quiet and calm. We enjoyed time by the peaceful pool with views across to Capri and sunsets on the terrace with a glass of wine. We felt rested and restored when we left this special place.

Juliet & Mark, Selborne

Il Cannito is a lovely, peaceful and restorative place to visit. Nicola and Antonella were fabulous hosts. We are a family of 4 and had the 2 rooms inside the main house. The rooms were beautifully furnished. We slept peacefully, surrounded by nature. The food was absolutely divine. Each morning we were greeted with a homemade pastry or cake along with homemade jams and chocolate spread. Nicola’s dinners were delicious, and made from fresh local ingredients, many from their family’s garden.

Sheri, Oregon

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The neighbourhood

Local points of interest from Antonella Gorga

  • We organize great excursions to visit the Cilento coast and Amalfi coast along on our speed boat, also we are just 1 hours from far a lot of great place of cilento coast like Pioppi , Punta Licosa Natural Reserve, Velia, Ascea, Palinuro, Camerota , Scario
  • If you love the nature and to walking around the amazing natural reserve , Punta Licosa , just 20km from far il cannito
  • We are only 15-minute away from the Archaeological site of Paestum an UNESCO World Heritage Site. The most beautiful city in the Magna Grecia! And only 1 hour from Velia and Pompei.
  • For foddie lovers: taste the delicious buffalo mozzarella that was born in Paestum. Delicious vegetarian dishes are always available at Il Cannito. the majorite of the product used in our kitchen is our own grown products
  • we are in an amazing place !we are only 10km from archeological site of Paestum the most beautiful city of Magna Grecia,50km from Velia 1 hour and half from Pompeiand we are in the National Park of Cilento and just 50km from Amalfi Coast
  • Our swimming pool will delight with an amazing view over Capri countryside.