The town planning of a place changes in the course of the centuries following the progress and requirements of the territory. In some area’s places remain often unchanged, like in our case, more for the geographical formation, than the precise will of the habitants , but other than the traditions, history and the architecture also often remains the legends inspired by characters and true facts. The same stories that enrich poems and enthusiasm that creates myths and fables that generates feelings. A feeling so strong and deep that brought me to renew a building and give it a strange name Me. Fra. That is nothing more than the result of my parents names put together, Mena and Franco. My passion of meeting, greeting, speaking and listening , to know and be known, that came naturally to me. A new reality was created in Bed and Breakfast Me. Fra. Situated in the center of the village, behind the town hall, in an alleyway that enters into a little courtyard without decoration, but represents everyday village life. From this hallway one enters into a remarkably spacious room, welcoming and tastefully furnished ceramic floor tiling from Vietri, with vaults that are normally found in noble family homes. Here you’ll find the rooms, and also a terrace that offers a magnificent view of the village, with lemon groves that hang from the mountains down to the sea, where breakfast is served.
The rooms are different types and colours, with impeccable bathrooms. They take their names from a novel of Giovanni Boccaccio titled “Landolfo Rufolo” Boccaccio came to the Campania region and was seduced to a point of writing six novels of Decamerone. The Amalfi coast, especially Ravello, inspired him to write the “Mercante Landolfo Rufolo di Ravello” about a woman who, not only looked after him, but returned a chest that he had saved from a shipwreck, that had a large quantity of “precious gemstones” inside.
The rooms are comfortable and the atmosphere is welcoming and intimate. Ideal for a lovely holiday. All with private bathrooms, hairdryer, hot water, heating and minibar.
A valid alternative to the larger hotels of this area and close to the seaside. You can hire private boats for the day. Various restaurants, pizzerias and bars with local cuisine are in the historical center just a few meters away. Massages can be organized on request. Private cars with drivers and also private guides can be booked for you. Walks and trekking for the more sporty guests.
Atrani hits : emotions and seduces not only for the views and the sea, but also for the flavours and tastes of this cuisine. Plenty of blue fish, exquisite the “pasticciotto” cake with a cream and black cherry filling, traditional “sarchiapone” a long pumpkin prepared like cannelloni. Much appreciated the D.o.c. wines of Ravello, Tramonti and Furore. Amalfitana lemons typical of the coast, especially in cakes or rinds of citrus fruits covered in dark chocolate. Dine in one at the five restaurants that Atrani has to offer.
A pleasurable walk through the white alleyways, this village is rich of medieval architecture and a precious testimony of art. The most significant being the church of St Salvatore de Birecto in the main square. At the time of the republic of Amalfi the church was the palatine chapel where Dukes were crowned and where their ashes were kept. At the top of Mount Aureo, the church of St Maria del Bando so called due to the legend telling that the lady bestowed grace to a man “bandit” unjustly condemned to be hanged. Nearby the “Masaniello’s Cave” ware Masaniello, a revolutionary took refuge while being hunted by Neapolitan viceron’s soldiers. On the opposite side, at Mount Civita, is the most antique church of “St Michele Arcangelo”. The church was used as a cemetery up to 1927 an was a real common grave during the 1656 plague. Near is the church of the “Madonna del Carmine”. This church keeps a 16th century Christmas nativity. Whose characters are faithful reproductions of Atranian man and women of that age. The main church “ Collegiata of the St Maria Maddalena penitente” (city patron) was founded in 1274 on the ruins of medieval fortress thanks to the wil of the Atranians who wanted to thank the Saint for freeing them from an invasion of Saraceni soldiers.