Nonna Carmela B&B is located in the alleys of the ancient Casale San Pietro in the heart of the historic center of Vitulano, in the Apennine mountains of Campania, in the Benevento’s Sannio. A small courtyard announces the house and once you open the entrance door you find yourself in front of a house with furniture and objects that tell the story of the family that has inhabited and lived there over the various generations.
In the heart of Vitulano between comfort and memory
As the name implies, in fact, Carmela was the grandmother of Professor Nicola Matarazzo who wanted to pay homage to her by renovating these rooms with taste and grace, equipping them with all the comforts to let guests enjoy the intimacy of an ancient and welcoming place that smells of family.
The location makes it ideal for those who want to dedicate their stay to the relaxation and tranquility of a small town but rich in art and history like Vitulano.
The structure, made up of several large and bright rooms, immediately makes you feel at home and is a perfect place to unplug and recharge your batteries.
Every corner of the Nonna Carmela Bed and Breakfast has its own charm: from the wall dressed with colored tin trays of all shapes to the coffee table made with the iron base of the Singer sewing machine on which an old telephone is placed, from the sideboards on which local ceramics and pharmacy bottles of the past are placed on the armchairs on which precious embroidered pieces of ancient kits are placed.
Much has been recovered, from the floors to the wooden window frames, from the old latches to the cabinets and even in the tiled kitchen everything is as it once was.
Available to those who stay in this romantic and nostalgic “guest house”, in an area to be discovered, tasted, loved, there is also the modern kitchen set in a deep niche in the wall, a comfortable and bright bedroom and two bathrooms, with all comforts, inserted between furniture and furnishings evidence of the most ancient times.
Nicola, a retired physical education professor and coach with a poetic soul, loves to give new life to old furniture and objects, with great respect for the authenticity of the place. And as he confesses, everything here tells a story. Changing objects’ function, recovering, recycling, renewing is his philosophy of life.
Which is not far from what Professor Matarazzo does towards his territory by respecting it, preserving it and making it discover on foot and on horseback with walks on the paths of the Taburno Camposauro Regional Park among very tall hollies, which here are not shrubs but real trees, and overlooking the valleys.
The Taburno is known as the “Sinai of Campania” due to the presence of some hermitages and rock churches that exploit the natural caves both on the side overlooking the Telesina Valley crossed by the Calore river, and to the south towards the Caudina Valley, which separates it from mountains of Partenio and is crossed by the Via Appia.
Today it is a paradise for those who want to enjoy nature one hundred percent. And then, to rest away from the madding crowd, in the silence of a village that seems frozen in time, there is nothing better than the Nonna Carmela B&B amidst embroidered sheets and atmospheres of the past.