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Discover the Pinelli Estate

Fractional Ownership at the Pinelli Estate on the Cilento coast of CampaniaThe Pinelli Estate is located a few minutes from the Cilento coast of Campania in southwestern Italy. This perfect example of how fractional ownership should be managed nestles amongst vineyards, olive groves and sun-kissed pines. The scent of oranges and lemons mingles with the clean valley air. Known for its stunning ancient ruins, dramatic coastline and dazzling deep blue sea, this region is famous for the bays of Naples and Salerno and the iconic chic of the Amalfi coast. 

The jewel-like attractions of Capri, Sorrento, Pompeii, Mount Vesuvius Paestum, Positano and Caserta pepper the coastline. Naturally, tourism is key to the local economy whilst traditional agriculture and fishing complement the industries around the Neapolitan area. 

The rich variety and wealth of culture is a by-product of this much sought and fought-after region. In turn, the Greeks, Etruscans, Samnites, Romans, Byzantines, Lombards, Normans, Spaniards, Austrians and Bourbons have all laid claim to this hidden gem until the Italian unification.  Little wonder then historically, many refer to the lands around The Pinelli Estate as ‘felix ager’ (happy land).

The Attractions of the Cilento Coast

Collective Ownership at the Pinelli Estate Campania ItalyThe dramatic Cilento coastline is one of Italy's best kept secrets (almost). It's more than just beaches - much more.  The splendour and romanticism of the incredible Amalfi coast just to the north, the bustle and history of Naples, the ancient towns of Pompeii and Ercolano, Paestum, with over 2,500 years of history and picturesque mountain villages with the breathtaking views  - the list is endless.

Much of the area is covered by the Cilento national park - the second largest in Italy - and it boasts 100km of coastline and a mountainous interior dotted with historic villages still wedded to a traditional way of life.

This is where ordinary Neapolitans escape to in the summer and is still off the radar of mass tourism. You can spend your days on the coast, swimming in crystal clear waters, dining at one of the lovely waterfront restaurants and wandering round charming fishing villages, but even those only vaguely interested in history shouldn't miss out on Cilento's impressive historic sites.

Capri, Positano and the Amalfi coast

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The Amalfi coast comprises 11,231 hectares between the Gulf of Naples and the Gulf of Salerno. The only land route to the Amalfi Coast is the 40 kilometres (25 miles) of Strada Statale 163 which runs along the coastline from the town of Vietri sul Mare in the east to Positano in the west.​

Capri, Positano and Amalfi

From the harbour in Agropoli you can see the beautiful island of Capri. We recommend a day trip aboard the yacht Pinelli for lunch on Capri and then to leisurely cruise back to port seeing Positano, Amalfi and the coast from the comfort and luxury of our lovely yacht. You’ll make so many wonderful memories!

Historic sites around Pinelli Estate

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This ancient wonder (originally called Poseidonia), has some of the best-preserved Greek temples in the world. Situated on the costal edge of the Piana del Sele - a vast plain south of Salerno where the buffalos that produce the region's delicious mozzarella graze - the sudden appearance of these soaring honey-coloured monuments comes as something of a surprise.

Paestum was founded by the Greeks in the 7th century BC and colonised by the Romans in 273 BC; malaria and Saracen raids left the town almost deserted by the 9th century - only to be "rediscovered" amid thick forest in the 18th century. Writers, poets and artists from Goethe to Shelley have flocked here for inspiration. "Inexpressibly grand," concluded Shelley.

Paestum is approximately 20 minutes from Il Refugio; we highly recommend a visit to this most incredible and almost unique piece of history, incredibly, not known world wide. The city walls and amphitheatre are largely intact, the temples are simply stunning and the paved roads lead to many buildings and shops of which only the base is still visible.


Further down the coast, the archaeological site of Velia is worth a stop, though these ruins of the Hellenistic town of Elea, founded in 540 BC, are much less intact. It was an important port, home to one of the greatest philosophy schools in the Greek world and a holiday resort for wealthy Romans - Horace being among those who came on the advice of his doctor.


Acciaroli was a favourite town of Ernest Hemingway, who went there in 1952 after he'd finished writing "The Old Man and the Sea", spending hours in the cafe-bars along the seaside promenade.

Local Food and Wine in Campania

Fractional Ownership in Campania Italy home of Mozzarella and the Pinelli EstateEvery inhabitant of every single region of Italy will lay claim to having the best food of Italy, and who could argue with them! However they all tend to forget that Cilento is renowned as the ‘garden of Italy'.

As Campania’s largest city, it’s no surprise that Neapolitan cooking traditions have greatly influenced the specialities that you’ll find across the region.

Peperoncino reigns, fresh seafood is abundant and the pizza is to die for. Campania is also home to the gorgeous Sorrento Peninsula, home of Limoncello. 

Understandably, all manner of fish is the local staple. However, if you venture inland in the provinces of Salerno, Avellino, Benevento and Caserta, the focus changes from mare (the sea) to terra (the earth). A day’s drive in Campania can take you from fresh caught seafood to wild boar in the mountains. 

And of course you are in the heart of Buffalo Mozzarella country. It’s one of the regions most famous products and everywhere you will see the roadside sign “Caseificio” or dairy, selling freshly made mozzarella and of course its many, many derivatives - try Scamorza!

Probably one of the oldest established mozzarella farms is close to Il Rifugio is Tenuta Vannulo; not only can you witness the famous cheeses being made, but also you can get up close with the buffaloes that gave their milk to make it, see the “maternity” ward with new born calves and best of all dine in the fabulous restaurant or indulge in their gelateria, - yes buffalo ice cream!​ Tenuta Vannulo is just 15 minutes from Il Rifugio and don’t have more than 2 scoops!


The Antica Pizzeria Via Port’Alba  in the heart of the old quarter of Naples was founded in 1738 and claims to be the oldest pizzeria in the world But you haven’t tasted pizza until you've tasted Cilentan pizza. Made from an ancient recipe dating back to Roman times, using four different flours that produce the thinnest, lightest pizza you will ever eat. The great news is you don’t have to travel to Naples to eat it - no more than 750 metres from Il Rifugio up the hill towards Ogliastro Cilento is “La Civetta” a restaurant owned and run by Alfonsina and her son, the adorable Emiliano. We give this the highest possible recommendation for its food hospitality and million dollar views across the bay of Salerno. Try Francesco’s Aphrodite pizza.

Pasta, Pasta, Pasta

It is estimated that there are approximately 350 different types of pasta - and about four times that many names for them! This is due to the fact that some types may have different names and often names vary according to the region or area.

​Pasta shapes are specifically designed to hold the sauce in the best way possible. Many regions have created their own pasta shapes: for example, bigoli (thick, noodle-like spaghetti) are from Veneto; strozzapreti (meaning, ‘priest strangler’) are from Emilia-Romagna; trofie (perfect with pesto) are from Liguria, and orecchiette (or, ‘little ears’) are from Puglia. Cavatielli is a Cilentan favourite 

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Seafood Forever

Maybe its because of the endless miles of coastline, maybe its because of the azure seas or maybe its because of all of the  'cucina povera' of ordinary folk that has provided the most varied and incredibly fresh and delectable seafood dishes in all of Italy. From the famous spaghetti alle vongole, to the weird exotic local onion fish - the number of places to enjoy great seafood is endless. 

Pinelli - the history and ... pineapples

Fractional Ownership in Campania Italy home of Mozzarella and the Pinelli EstateThe Pinelli name can be traced to the region around the city of Bologna. Our distinctive heraldry dates from the feudal states of the Roman Empire.

Loaded with symbolism (the use of six Pineapples echoes the sides of a cube and the points of the Star of David).

In fact, the Pinelli name has many name derivatives – Pinon, Pino, Panetta and Pineda to name but a few – but each one reflects the pine link.

Traditionally, when used with red, the heraldic crest stands for the sentiments of patriotism and charity. Nobly, it also represents one who is ‘obliged to right wrongs’.

How to get to the Pinelli Estate

Direct flights are readily available direct to Napoli airport throughout the year and your can arrive at the Pinelli Estate in less than an hour and a half after a pleasant drive past mount Vesuvius and the spectacular southern Italian mountains.

Hiring a car is recommended to get the maximum from your time, and the car hire desks are reached via a free air-conditioned shuttle located 100 metres directly in front of the main exit of the arrivals lobby.

The Pinelli Estate is really very easy to get to. From Napoli airport you take the A3 autostrada towards Salerno and Reggio C, this merges on to the A2 to Battipaglia. Here you leave the autostrada and join the SS18 all the way to Ogliastro, Agropoli and paradise.


Discovery Visit to the Pinelli Estate

Come and experience the beauty, charm and luxury of Il Rifugio for yourself. The owners of the The Pinelli Estate will be at your disposal to meet with you, perhaps over dinner, to answer any questions you may have. 

The discovery visit is a complimentary 2 day one night stay. Your stay can be extended further from €250/night (max. 5 nights and subject to availability, ) with any accommodation fees fully refunded against a future share purchase completion.

Transfers from Naples Airport are 160 Euros each way. You will be picked up by a representative of Pinelli Estates or taxi collection at this price.

Transfers from Agropoli train station are also available.

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