Il Cannito

Paestum, Campania, Italy

Enjoy the fantastic view of the Mediterranean Sea and immerse yourself in the beautiful nature of Italy: This is exactly what is possible at Il Cannito, which has been family-owned for 18 years.

The guest house invites you to connect with nature and recharge your batteries. Il Cannito offers the opportunity to let yourself be pampered and discover a corner of Italian paradise rich in natural, archaeological and artistic resources.

The complex consists of two ancient stone buildings and extends for thirty-seven hectares on the hills of Capaccio (Salerno), in front of the temples of Paestum, in an area known for its historical importance and its exceptional archaeological sites.

Il Cannito's design was inspired by the acclaimed artist Pietro Lista and shows a deep connection to nature. The house exudes a unique atmosphere shaped by its natural surroundings. Despite its small and cozy size, the guest house offers all the comfort and service you need to feel at home.

Rooms + Rates

per night
Doppelzimmerfrom300 €


ArchitectureWhen redesigning il cannito, the hosts have fully committed themselves to the principles of bioarchitecture. In addition, only regional materials were used for the renovation.

FoodAt il cannito, great value is placed on natural foods. All ingredients come from the region. The menu includes traditional and homemade specialties - from handmade jams and fresh fruit and vegetables to homemade pasta and fresh eggs.

The hosts work with an Indian family that has been living with them for 17 years.

EnvironmentThe hosts generate their own energy, recycle and separate waste. Just 200 meters from the archaeological site of Paestum, they also cultivate an organic garden and an impressive food forest with art installations. Their goal is to contribute to biodiversity and grow natural foods.

Well-BeingOn request, relaxing massages can be booked in different places - on the terrace, in the rooms or under the majestic 600-year-old oak tree in the garden. You can also swim in the large pool and swim a few lengths.


  • Charming guest house set in 2 restored antique stone houses on 37 acres of grounds
  • In the midst of beautiful nature, surrounded by old trees and rolling hills
  • Located on the hills of Capaccio, in beautiful Campania, south-west Italy
  • Seasonal, Mediterranean cuisine with vegetables and fruit from our own farm
  • Many exceptional archaeological sites in the area
  • Perfect starting point for hikes and bike tours (e.g. in the Cilento National Park)
  • Only about 15 minutes by car from the sea

Guest house4 double roomsBreakfast + restaurantno childrenWi-Fino disabled accessPoolno pets


  • Guest house with 4 double rooms
  • Breakfast and dining options
  • Large outdoor pool with sun loungers
  • Various massages can be booked
  • Bike rental
  • Children over 10 years welcome
  • Can also be booked as an ensemble


Down the strada bianca, through the wild maquis, lies Cannito. Once the summer residence of friars, it has been updated and restored. A sundowner by the infinity pool is followed by dinner of, say, pasta with vongole, then sea bass in acqua pazza (tomato, chilli and caper broth – literally “crazy water”) with beautiful views of Capri.

Alastair Sawday, theguardian.com/travel/, May 2018
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Rooms + Rates

per night
Doppelzimmerfrom300 €

Location + Directions

By car

Unfortunately, Il Cannito is not really accessible by public transport. It takes about 1.5 hours to drive from Naples to Paestum (111 km). From Salerno it is just under an hour (59 km), from Bari it takes around 3 hours (227 km) and from Rome it takes just under 3.5 hours (319 km). The exact address can be found on the website.