Locanda San Fantino

San Giovanni a Piro, Salerno
Bed & Breakfast
+39 0974 983442

Free range families can relax in this laid back farmhouse B&B with plenty of animals to pet, a piano to play and a pool to splash in


6 rooms


Rooms sleep 2 – 3

Children welcome
Pets welcome
Babies welcome

The Experience

Adventure-seeking drivers will love the long approach up a bumpy track to arrive at this self-sufficient estate (jams, wines, salamis, olive oil) in Cilento’s National Park with its dramatic landscape of mountains and sea. Sebastiano loves his farm and wants you to reap what he sews too: homegrown suppers are beautifully cooked and accompanied by his excellent wine.Walk up to the local village, San Giovanni a Piro for a coffee and a spot of people-watching in the square, hop in the car to Scario for bobbing boats and a decent gelato, drive 40 minutes to the hill town of Camerota to buy authentic and well-priced pottery.Return to comfortable, frill-free rooms with thick walls, an un-manicured garden the children can romp in, a pool with toys for cooling off and hammocks slung between trees. There are few rules and plenty of space; relaxed and unfussy souls will thrive here.

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We think you'll love

  • Sebastiano's excellent home-produced food and wine
  • The beautiful views of the coast and countryside from your room
  • Living the simple, rustic life on the farm
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You should know

  • Breakfast is fairly basic
  • Some rooms have merely a curtain separating bedroom from bathroom
  • It's not for those who are fussy housekeepers


  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Oven
  • 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
  • Microwave oven
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Dishwasher
  • 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

Booking restrictions
Pets by arrangement.
This property is part of a working farm or vineyard.
Owner has pets
Animals living on the property
Picnic lunch and dinner available by arrangement. Restaurants within walking distance. Breakfast included.


Nightly price
from €100
Self-catering whole house: €5000-€8000 per week.
1 Suite for 3
From €180
4 Twin/doubles
From €130
1 Double
From €100



A very special family holiday. Host Sebastiano is charming, passionate, hard-working and generous, with a real sense of spirit and adventure - and genuine pride in his roots and his terroir. Sublime home cooking (homemade yogurts; compotes from homegrown apricots; memorable picnics and dinners). Expert local advice on places to visit. Supremely relaxing place to stay. Rustic but stylish accommodation set in converted barns; surrounded by farmland on a hillside, at foot of a village. Unspoilt coastline and national park (with river swimming and caves to explore) nearby. Incredible. Recommend.

Jo, London

I love the place, it is wonderful to be there - a charming host, great food, nice wine, beautiful landscape!

Lisa, Vienna

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The neighbourhood

You're bang in the second largest national park in Italy which stretches from the Tyrrhenian coast to the foot of the Apennines in Campania and Basilicata, for walks, some strenuous and uphill, or gentle strolls. Birdlife is prolific here so bring your binoculars for peregrine falcons, buzzards and over 200 different species of migratory birds. There are beaches and coves galore to explore, including 15 miles of wild untouched coastline which can be reached only by boat or on foot. Camerota is worth exploring and will take you 40 minutes by car.

Local points of interest from Sebastiano Petrilli

  • Check on the website under "courses" to see what is being planned, whether a yoga retreat or a cooking or foraging course
  • Within a National Park and Unesco World Heritage site and has the highest flora biodiversity of Europe.
  • Wine, food and ingredients are excellent and often unique.
  • The longest stretch in Italy of coastline without a road, it’s like being on a deserted island.
  • Great weather all year around, not stifling hot in the summer.
  • A self sufficient estate where you can tell the rest of the world: “you stay there and I stay here”.


Sebastiano Petrilli

Sebastiano used to work in London but now dedicates himself to his farm, his son Corrado, his dogs and his wine production. He's a great cook and only uses ingredients from the farm or the surrounding area. If you like the wine you can order some and have it sent home.