- 2 bedrooms
- 2 bathrooms
- Sleeps 4
Description from the manager
This Amalfi Coast villa rental will provide the perfect Italian vacation rental for those seeking the Amalfi Coast villa experience, as well as a peaceful location. The villa is accessible by foot to the nearby town for restaurants and shopping, and the local bus stops close by the house. The garden provides a quiet spot for al fresco dining, as well as breathtaking views of the town below and the Mediterranean Sea.
This house enjoys lovely views of the sea. It is nicely furnished and equipped with all modern amenities. All bathrooms are beautifully tiled. There is a spacious rooftop terrace, various balconies, and a patio. The house is... accessed via a tiny, quiet piazza in the heart of the village. 72 steps lead up to the house. Parking is available in a nearby private garage, 200 meters away from the property (please inquire regarding price). Parking must be booked in advance.
(120m2) Two floors.
Ground Floor: From the entrance, a narrow hallway leads into a lovely dining sitting room with sofas, a satellite TV, a telephone, and doors that lead to a balcony. Adjacent to the sitting room, a door leads to the master bedroom. The bedroom has a TV, balcony access, and an ensuite bathroom with Jacuzzi tub. On the opposite side of the sitting room there is an attractive kitchen, with access to the garden, furnished for al fresco dining at your Amalfi Coast vacation rental. From the entrance, a staircase leads to the first floor.
First Floor: There is a double bedroom with ensuite bathroom shower and access to a furnished terrace with sea views.
Extra services: The following are listed as an aid for trip planning; the services and prices are approximate and cannot be guaranteed by Rentvillas. All extra services are payable locally in cash.
* Housekeeping available at an extra cost.
* Parking is available in a nearby private garage (200 m) for an extra cost.
* Welcome basket available on request for an extra cost
* Portable baby crib/cot and highchair: Available Upon Request for an Extra Cost
* Air Conditioning is in bedrooms only
Additional amenities include: jacuzzi tub - inside, iron and board, fireplace - indoor, housekeeping available - extra cost, cd, cook service available - extra cost, outside area - private, independent villa, balcony/terrace, air conditioning - partial house, portable baby crib/play pen - upon request, outside dining, electric tea kettle.
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Amalfi Coast Villa Rental - Casa Fiorenza
Praiano, Campania, Italy
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Last updated on September 18, 2014
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- Central heating
- Washing Machine
- Hair dryer
- High chair
Phone / Internet
- Internet Access
- Stove or Oven
- Satellite or cable TV
- Pet friendly - ask
- Smoking allowed - ask
- Suitable for children - ask
- Suitable for the elderly - ask
- Wheelchair accessible - ask
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70 guest reviews
Susan's review of Casa Fiorenza
Our overall stay was very good.
The views from the villa and the outside patio.
Again, the Amalfi Coast is just gorgeous. We loved our boat ride to Capri which we booked out of Praiano.
Tim's review of Casa Fiorenza
We had a great time at this property. Views were marvelous and the locals were very friendly. A great Amalfi Coast experience.
The patio just off of the kitchen was a real gem. We enjoyed sitting out there and eating or drinking and soaking up the view. A nice olive tree provided shade and the owner of the villa maintained beautiful flowers and other flora there that made the patio completely charming.
We enjoyed Positano, and we especially enjoyed the boat ride to Capri. The little restaurants in Praiano were all terrific. The food was excellent and the people were very friendly.
Deborah's review of Casa Fiorenza
We have stayed in Casa Fiorenza before and adore this house. We had a relaxing, fun and thoroughly enjoyable stay. Our keyholder was right on time, and we love the location.
Location and view and the friendliness of the townspeople in Praiano.
Praiano is the least touristy of all the Amalfi Coast towns, yet the restaurants are excellent and we had access to a wonderful market where we could buy fresh produce, meats, wines or drugstore items on a daily basis. The view is absolutely stunning and each time we go, there is something new to discover.
Michelle's review of Casa Fiorenza
Very pleased, as it was exactly what we all wanted. Forunata had a wonderful array of foods, wine and fruits for us, it was so special. The view and location was perfect.
Kitchen, roof top patio, and kitchen patio!
Being a part of the community was enchanting as was hearing the rooster crow every morning. The community atmosphere and views were wonderful
Julia's review of Casa Fiorenza
Wonderful. The house was perfect with an awesome views. We will definitely rent from you again!
Thank you for doing such a great job.
The view. Your organization and follow-through were amazing (even arranging our parking for the week!).
Julie 's review of Casa Fiorenza
Our overall experience was hampered by an unfortunate circumstance. The main road through and around the town was being paved and this led to construction noise, local bus routes cancelled, tar smells and for one day a few hours of no access in or out of our apartment. However, the owner was VERY friendly and kind. We were compensated for the trouble we experienced as a result of road construction through the week and this was appreciated.
The view and the outdoor dining area.
The beach, the local restaurants, and shops were very nice.
Rick's review of Casa Fiorenza
It was more than we expected with fabulous appointments and great views. I would recommend this property to anyone looking for an Amalfi Coast experience and at the same time being off the main tourist routes. The owner was in residence, and while he left us alone, he was quite nice and provided fresh towels mid week.
The villa was completely remodeled and contained all the modern conveniences we needed.
James's review of Casa Fiorenza
In a word, "Pleasant".
THE VIEW ! The views are stunning and the apartment is beautiful. We arrived to a lovely selection of fresh fruits and other foods. The grocery store is very close and convenient. The semi-private sun deck was a real bonus.
Due to a mix-up we had to wait for an extra 30 minutes at the meeting location. The apartment sleeps 4 but we only found 2 wine glasses and 2 water glasses. We also found the cutlery to be in poor condition and there was no sharp knife. Door latches to hold the doors open to the breeze would also have been nice.
We felt lucky to have chosen Praiano over the other towns on the Amalfi Coast. It was the least touristy town of all those we visited: Positano, Amalfi, Minori, and Ravello. We found some really nice mountain trails to walk very close to the property including a trail going down to the beach. It was quite steep in places so you will want to be in good pyhsical condition to take the trails.
Andrew's review of Casa Fiorenza
The villa exceeded our expectations. The photos do not do it justice.
Very well positioned in Praiano just a short walk from the Tutto per Tutti wine and grocery shop where all your food needs are available. We cooked lunch and dinner most days in the very well fitted kitchen and all meals were enjoyed on the fabulous patio just next to the kitchen under the shade of a tree with views out over the ocean. The villa was well suited to two couples with private bathrooms.
It wasn't long before we got used to walking the local road or down the steps to the village. Both beaches at each end of the town were enjoyable, even at the height of the summer season.
Andrea's review of Casa Fiorenza
We had a wonderful time at Casa Fiorenza. The views were INCREDIBLE and the villa was clean, comfortable, and peaceful.
It was great to have the opportunity to "live" and cook for ourselves on the Amalfi Coast. The property is well-maintained and the owner lives below and was attentive and friendly, even bringing up citronella candles when the bugs outside were bad. The villa is gorgeous, and the outside patio was a marvelous place to eat, relax, and read.
Although it was no fault of the villa, the bugs outside were unpleasant. I got 12 bites, and there were small ants inside the kitchen and downstairs bedroom. Also, the downstairs bathroom shower didn't have a curtain and the water splashed everywhere in the bathroom.
The Amalfi coast is beautiful, and it was a wonderful coastline to explore. Praiano is a very small town and almost all of the people we encountered were locals. There is also a fabulous store below the villa, Tutto per Tutti, which is where we bought all of our food and groceries. It was also a good landmark to inform taxi drivers of our location.
fern's review of Casa Fiorenza
Our week was a wonderful experience. The villa, which is really a duplex apartment, looked exactly like the photos on the web site. The 72 steps were not as challenging as we thought but in general the entire Amalfi Coast is steps, steps, and more steps. All overlooking the beautiful Mediterranean.
The delightful owner keeps all the outdoor patios clean each day. We were fortunate to have a wonderful cook in our party. We had a few great meals on the patio of the villa. All ingredients were very fresh and everything we needed was purchased from the little market Tutto per Tutti down the hill from the villa.
This region is swarming with tiny ants. They come out of the land. It is difficult to keep them out of the house and the kitchen had to be immaculately cleaned after meals. Also, there are lots of mosquitoes! The other issue is the electricity. Plug in more than one appliance and you might blow a fuse.
Suzanne's review of Casa Fiorenza
Great experience. If I were to go to the Amalfi Coast again I would rent this same Villa again.
Rafaella was very attentive without being intrusive.I loved staying in Praiano because it was not overrun with tourists.
The outside areas .
Transportion. I saw the local bus 2 times during my week long stay. I know mid-May the service was spotty at best. But it is very difficult to get around the town with very little bus service. Plus transportation costs are really expensive. I know this is not the Villa's fault but it is a drawback
Shopping in Ravello and Positano. Cooking school in Sorrento. Restaurants in all the villages. Touring the ruins of Pompeii
Harold Eileen's review of Casa Fiorenza
Casa Fiorenza was all we expected from the reviews, photos and more. Each room offered wide views of the seacoast. Keep the shutters open to enjoy beautiful sunrises over the sea! A lovely start to each day was enjoyed on the kitchen patio with abundant early spring flowers & ocean view, a scene awaiting the artist's brush.
Owners pride in the Villa is apparent from cleanliness, furnishings, architectural & ceramic detail. He took great care in pleasing us, coming right back with second hair dryer when saw that there were two couples. Fresh towels were delivered midweek. We felt right at home with a thoughtfully stocked kitchen. The fresh oranges, tomatoes, mozzarella & olives were exquisite in flavor and a treat. We enjoyed cooking in a few nights with the fresh ingredients supplied for us. Try panninis with the prosciutto, mozzarella & tomato- scrumptious! Anything you need in addition can be found fresh at the market, Tutto per Tutti, around the corner. Kitchen is well stocked with any cooking accessory needed. We were all extremely pleased with Rentvillas.com's service and respresentation of property. Thank you for making this trip a pleasant one for us.
Worked out nicely for two couples as we each had a bedroom suite on seperate floors with private bath. We stayed one week, but would love to come back to just live like a local for a couple of weeks. The stairs to the Villa were not as bothersome as I anticipated from reading the reviews as all of the Amalfi Coast calls for steep walking.
My only suggestion is that the owner supply a privacy curtain in the downstairs bathroom.
Marsha's review of Casa Fiorenza
We were enchanted by the sights, sounds, tastes, and smells of the Amalfi Coast. Our interactions with the local residents left the fondest memories.
The villa exhibits the skills and artistic talents of the owner, who spent 4 years renovating it. The home is spacious, beautifully decorated and offers gorgeous views of the coast and the sea. The kitchen is thoughtfully stocked with food and drink to last at least 4 days. The local food market is only steps away and has "everything for everyone" Tutto per Tutti.
The lighting in the bathrooms is dim, making grooming and make-up difficult. Some kitchen pots and the colander need upgrading.
The kitchen stove has an electric sparking ignition and is very tricky to operate and to regulate the burners. When showering in the downstairs bathroom be aware that it limits the hot water supply to the upstairs bathroom. Water pressure also varies .
During our 2 week vacation we took many side trips beyond Praiano .... to Positano, Amalfi, Minori, Maiori, Salerno, Sorrento,Capri, AnaCapri, Pompeii, and even Paestum! Most of these adventures require careful bus scheduling and timely bus connections. The printed schedules are difficult to figure out but the experiences in each new place are worth the effort. Purchasing 24 hour passes at the Tabacchi shops often are the most economical way to travel... Plan ahead!
Ken's review of Casa Fiorenza
Delightful. Villa was well located to key towns like Positano, Amalfi, and Ravello.
Views were magnificent. Didn't make enough use of the large 2nd level sunning deck.
Water pressure in showers were weak. Not enough counter space to clean up around the kitchen sink. Also, no cabinet toe-space so it was difficult to get close to the counter top without bending over. Disclosure: I am a Certified Kitchen Designer.
Just meandering through the alley ways of Positano. The Villa Rudolfo and Cianbrone Gardens in Ravello were the highlight of the area. Could have spent more time on Capri. The boat schedule allowed only 4.5 hours, where we needed 2 days to really see the island.
Carol's review of Casa Fiorenza
This was a wonderful place to stay to really get a feel for a small town and how the locals live. Everyone was so friendly and accommodating. Everything is walkable, even though there are around 70 stairs to get to the villa, but if you are staying on the Amalfi Coast you need to be in decent shape. My aunt and uncle who are in their mid 70's had no trouble at all (we are in our early 60's). The villa is very well equipped with plenty of dishes in the kitchen if you want to cook in and towels were brought to us mid week by the owner. Every day the owner was out on the patio sweeping up the olives so that we could enjoy the patio. The views of the sea from the main floor are spectacular, (both in the master suite, patio and living room). There is a sea view from the roof top but it isn't as pleasant an area for sitting. A few nights there were fireworks around the town or down towards the sea and it was very awesome.
The food we got in the town shops was so fresh. We cooked in many times getting our food right down the street at Tutti per Tutti (everything for everybody). The eggs were so fresh, the chicken the best I have ever had, meats and cheese at the deli were wonderful and a huge selection of wine. we also went to the center of town (a.m. early) to the fish market and got the best anchovies and sole, which we cooked for dinner. They were just bringing the catch in as we arrived at the fish market. The people in this small town were so friendly and were so patient as we struggled with our Italian language and so willing to help us feel comfortable. The barber right below our entrance way always had a smile and a greeting for us. Everyday we would get up early and watch the sun rise over the water from one of the rooms in the villa. Just beautiful.
Ants in the kitchen...my husband made a quick dash down to Tutti's to get the equivalent of Raid. Luckily I had read a previous customers reviews and brought ant cups from the U.S. so we had a short lived problem. The villa could definitely use a broom and dustpan. Since we were staying for two weeks we needed to clean up and were not able to do so. The vacuum that is at the property is old so we did not use it. If two couples are sharing the cost of the place they will probably notice a big difference between the master suite and the bedroom upstairs (the room upstairs could definitely use some TLC).
We hired Car Service Gennarino (local taxi place in the center of Praiano) to take us to Pompeii and Herculaneum and it was well worth the money. We did take the bus and train to Paestum (which is great, as is the museum) and wished we had hired a driver. It was a long day. Ravello is a must and be sure to go the gardens at Villa Cimbrone. Lots of great walks and hikes around but be in great shape beforehand.
Sarah's review of Casa Fiorenza
Fabulous! We loved the villa and Praiano.
The views, although there were so many other good things about the villa - it was comfortable, beautiful, spacious, well-equipped, and peaceful.
Can't really think of anything ...
The Amalfi coast is lovely, and full of wonderful places to explore. Each of the towns has its own character and is well worth checking out.
Deborah's review of Casa Fiorenza
Amazing. We loved our time at the villa. The views and the feel of Praiano are as close to living a dream as you can express.
The floor plan allowed us to enjoy views of the Mediterranean from every point in the house there were only two of us on the first floor, and we loved the privacy. The kitchen was perfectly appointed, and the linens lovely.
To be expected---stairs and hills, but that's the Amalfi Coast!
The master bedroom mattress is like a rock.... could do with a slightly softer mattress and I use a firm one at home. I had to put a blanket between the sheet and the mattress to add at least a layer of softness.
Gorgeous. We loved the fact that we felt like we blended right into the town. The market is extremely convenient to this villa. Great restaurants are walkable.
Mary's review of Casa Fiorenza
Wonderful. We were welcomed with food, wine, fresh flowers in several of the rooms - what more could a tired traveler want?
It was beautiful, both the villa itself and the views.
The location of the sink in the kitchen made washing dishes a little difficult. I had to think awhile to find something not to like!
Central to going on day trips. Easy to catch the bus. The store is close. The neighbors were welcoming, waving and saying hello every day as we come and went.
John's review of Casa Fiorenza
Very relaxing. If you are interested in just seeing the sites then a week is enough time, but if you want to relax as well, two weeks is a must. We visited the towns of Amalfi, Positano, Sorrento, Vesuvius, Herculaneum, Paestum and the Island of Capri. We where there for two weeks so we had a few days to relax at the beach.
The property is very well laid out, with enough room for four people to move around freely. It was great to have a various outdoor spaces to choose from, two terraces with views, the dining terrace and the sun deck on top. Since the two bedroom suites are on different floors it allowed privacy as needed. The first floor suite is nicer than the second floor suite.
The kitchen was great, except for the lack of a dishwasher. It would also be nice if there was a vacuum or broom and mop left at the villa. This would come in handy since all the floors are white tile.
The town of Praiano was very nice and not as touristy as Positano or Amalfi. The small grocery story at the bottom of the hill was perfect and we cooked a great deal of the time and found most everything we needed there.
Patricia's review of Casa Fiorenza
This year was our third consecutive visit to Casa Fiorenza, we obviously find this property and the location perfect for our situation. We are harried business owners that must get far away to relax and this small paradise created by its attentive owner suits us to perfection.
The patio, kitchen, living room and even the 54 steps are great. The absolute best part is the nearby access - 50 yards - to terrific public transportation and a neighborhood market one usually can only dream of.
The ants and the Amalfi trash disposal system that supports these tenacious creatures present a challenge.
Gary's review of Casa Fiorenza
Excellent. The apartment was comfortable and well appointed. The owner had stocked the kitchen with some wine, cheese, fruit, cereal, pasta and tomato sauce, milk, coffee, etc. It was a nice surprise after driving all day to not have to worry about shopping for food on our first night. It was very much appreciated.
The apartment was beautiful and well-maintained. It had great views, especially of the sunrise, and the location was perfect.
The upstairs bedroom isn't as nice as downstairs, and the upstairs bathroom had an unpleasant odor coming from the bidet.
All the towns we wanted to visit were a short, although sometimes scary, drive away.
Elizabeth's review of Casa Fiorenza
Overall we had a wonderful experience. Raphael the owner-caretaker was very friendly and we enjoyed talking with him. He was willing and friendly to make our stay enjoyable. The locals were also very friendly.
The views were amazing. Every room had a view.
The bathroom in the upper level had a few problems. Pipes made loud noises when the water was turned on. We left at three in the morning on the day we left as we had an early flight leaving from Naples. I'm sure we woke everyone in the area up. We also experienced a sewer smell from the shower floor drain. It would have been nice to have some towel bars or hooks in both the baths. The blow dryer and the coffee pot also didn't work.
The people were amazing. Friendly and helpful. We used the Marina di Praia to get around the coast. we did use the bus a few times but it was very slow getting up and down the coast because of traffic. It was much more enjoyable to go by boat. Raphael La Boa took us to Capri, Amalfi and Positano. We got to know him and his staff well by the end of the week. They were wonderful.
David's review of Casa Fiorenza
It was Great! The villa was very clean and decorated beautifully. The view was spectacular.
The views. The Terrace. We sat at the table a lot under the olive tree, overlooking the ocean.
There were 54 steps to get to the property and a walk up the hill besides. There were ants. And each night we were awakened by little black bugs biting us.
The scenery is great. The food excellent. We liked going to the local market Tutto per Tutti each day for fresh fruit and vegetables. Also they have the best olives, salami, mozzarella, basil and pesto. And the young guy speaks English!!!
Karen's review of Casa Fiorenza
At days end, we loved being in the small charming village of Praiano away from the hustle and bustle of the larger towns. The locals were all so friendly...we felt like we really experienced true Italy. It was very relaxing sitting on the beautiful patio. Raffaello, the caretaker-owner was very nice and accommodating. He did bring us a fan.
We really enjoyed the patio and beautiful gardens. Very well manicured and maintained. Also, having a full kitchen was nice. The view was beautiful, but if you want the villa to stay cool, you need to keep the drapes pulled to the terraces. We also enjoyed sitting on the roof top terrace at night when it was cooler. We saw fireworks a few times up there.
It was pretty warm inside. We ran the AC in the bedroom to try to keep the entire downstairs cool. Our utility bill was pretty high. It would be great if it had a pool! There are a lot of hills and stairs to climb to go anywhere, so I wouldn't recommend it for older couples. We're in our early fifties. The washer would trigger the breaker each time and we'd have to climb down 55 stairs to re-set it and then back up. You may want to make a note that there weren't any dish towels and only 1 dishcloth in kitchen when we arrived. I finally saw Rafaello and he brought some. They didn't have paper towels at the store until the end of the week, so I was using napkins to dry dishes.
We had dinner at La Strada, a local hangout, which was fun, also at the hotel right next to the dome in town. They have a gorgeous view of Positano and good food. We hiked down to the beach...the climb wasn't as bad as I expected. We loved Positano and went there 3-4 times to shop, have dinner, etc.
Laurence's review of Casa Fiorenza
Praiano is a wonderful village to stay in. It is on the major and minor bus line to Positano and fairly quiet and residential vs the tourist crowds of Amalfi and Positano.
Great views, very nice fully equipped kitchen, and the grocery store a short walk away. Also, it was very nice that the property owner lived down the way and helped on two occasions when we had questions-issues.
The lights went out if you ran the clothes dryer at night with the house lights on - a minor inconvenience. The property was great. One wrinkle that I am sure will get worked out in the future is that wireless was installed just before we arrived but nobody knew the security password to get on. Having a working wireless network will be a great addition!
Friendly people, good grocery store very close by, and the back patio area was super and quite beautiful for meals.
Patricia's review of Casa Fiorenza
This was our second stay at Casa Fiorenza and it will not be our last. This is a near perfect venue for a restful and relaxing vacation experience, given that it suits your specific needs. This is truly a one bedroom facility and this one bedroom is wonderful. The second bedroom is upstairs and nothing about it is special. The restaurants are NOT within a reasonable or safe walking distance. If you shared a bottle of wine - forget it ! The bus transportation is simply terrific and goes everywhere, the local bus stop is within 50 yards of Casa Fiorenza. Casa Fiorenza is a place that you are quite content not to wonder far from other than to go to the nearby market to purchase your daily culinary needs and wine, just like all the rest of the charming local residents.
The fabulous market, Tutto e Tutti ,with wonderful fresh daily produce, a terrific wine cellar and just about everything else is just 3 minutes from your door.
The obnoxious individual with the loud speakers. This was addressed and I feel will be taken care of. Italians know how to handle problems.
The fabulous market already mentioned and shopping for ceramics anywhere on the Amalfi.
Gillian's review of Casa Fiorenza
Beautiful area - off the beaten tourist path and peaceful, which we liked. The more touristy towns are just a bus ride away - close enough for day trips, and far enough away to avoid the noisy nightlife. We were happy to find the property as nice as it looks in the photos.
The small town experience, living like a local, and of course, the views.
The downstairs bathroom needs longer window coverings. The sewer smell in the upstairs bathroom - we were prepared from an earlier review. Tip: the odor came up through the bidet, so keep it half-filled with water and drape a towel over it. It helped a lot. The main bedroom downstairs was lacking in blankets. If you're staying there during the winter, request that the heat be left on all week.
Traffic is reasonably light in November, so it was easy to walk along the coast road from one end of town to the other. The views and sunsets were spectacular, and I don't think we ever got tired of looking at the precarious cliff dwellings and garden terraces - you don't really appreciate the sheer height until you see it in person. Lots of hills and steps, and you really do need to be in shape before you go.
Kathy's review of Casa Fiorenza
Everyone was very helpful and cooperative. Teresa and Fabio were very helpful when I came in tired from travel and having missed every connection on Saturday. They came to my rescue and got me to the villa safe and sound where I could meet my friends and enjoy my vacation.
The views are fabulous from all exposures and the people in the neighborhood were very friendly.
Nothing to speak of.
I thought Ravello was most enjoyable. It wasn't quite so hectic and you could sit and enjoy the views from the outside restaurants. Much more peaceful and away from the busy traffic.
Thomas's review of Casa Fiorenza
We had a wonderful time on the Amalfi coast and Casa Fiorenza was just great!
The views over Praiano and the sea were spectacular. Standing on the living room balcony was almost like flying. The garden was great for outdoor dining and relaxing.
The shower in the bathroom upstairs did not drain properly and once actually overflowed.
The town of Praiano is very authentic and not touristic. We felt as though we were part of the genuine culture of the Amalfi coast. We walked from the villa up into the surrounding hills for a spectacular view of Positano and the coast to the west. A wonderful place to enjoy a late afternoon snack and a bottle of Campania wine!
Sharon's review of Casa Fiorenza
The view, the close proximity to the bus stop and market. It was quiet and relaxing, especially the nights we sat out on the veranda
The upstairs bathroom had a sewer odor. We mentioned to agents at the end of the visit and they said they were aware of it. A lot of stairs in this town. Especially going down to the beach. The shower in the downstairs bathroom could be a little bit more private. No shower doors or curtains for privacy or preventing water from splashing.
The view, absolutely amazing.
John's review of Casa Fiorenza
Please do not promote this property or we will never be able to reserve it again.
The terrace is a great place to have dinner or just enjoy a glass of wine. Also, the views from the living room are beautiful.
The market just below the property was convenient for food and supplies. Enjoyed scenic walks to restaurants in Praiano.
Roger's review of Casa Fiorenza
The air conditioning did not work the last two nights and it was really hot. The TV satellite dish was not working the whole time.
The little towns all along the coast were all a little different and quite charming.
Chris's review of Casa Fiorenza
I'd rent it again, but probably in the spring.
It was clean and very beautiful. We got to meet the owner who built the villa with his own two hands. He did some beautiful work.
The air conditioner in the Master bedroom does not cool enough. The owner suggested leaving the room closed up with the AC running; however, during July you need the doors open to create a breeze in the kitchen, so that was not possible. A fan would help tremendously.
It was a very nice, friendly town. It was safe, not full of tourists or crowded at all but was still very close to very touristy towns.
Mary Ann's review of Casa Fiorenza
Overall, it was a wonderful and memorable stay. I loved it.
I loved the intimate village and real life quality about staying there. The small beach at La Praia was wonderful. It had enough shade at all times of day if you needed shade and it was never terribly crowded. It was just perfect. We all loved it, even small children and teenagers.
Unfortunately, we hit a very unusual heat wave that affected all of Europe, even the Amalfi Coast. It was extraordinarily hot. The air conditioning in the bedroom downstairs did not cool the room. It was very uncomfortable sleeping. There was no ventilation in the downstairs bathroom. And there was an ant problem.
It was like living among friends and feeling a part of a small village. I grew to love it more and more. The beach of La Praia was a real gift. It was just perfect.
Mike's review of Casa Fiorenza
The villa was all we could have hoped for. It was perfect for us.
The view from the first floor bedroom and upper and lower terraces are absolutely breath taking! Very comfy living room and great kitchen to prepare meals and dine alfresco on the patio.
The upstairs bath had an odor that lingered all week...like a blocked vent or something. The coffee maker took an hour to brew a pot of American coffee!
friendly locals, very helpful.... The guys at the local grocery store, Tutto il Tutti are the greatest...one of them drove me to the butcher shop about 10 minutes away so I could purchase some fresh meats for dinner!
Michael's review of Casa Fiorenza
Excellent sea views from living room and master bedroom.
No audio system...agent lent us her boom-box so we could play our CDs.
Beauty of the area; walking proximity to Vettica Maggiore, easy bus access to Amalfi and Positano
Patricia's review of Casa Fiorenza
There was nothing to not like about this property.
The quality of the interiors, the wonderful garden and the breathtaking view were all just what was hoped for a second honeymoon, our 50th wedding anniversary.
Operation of the cook top was a bit dicey. It would have been nice to have some assistance at check-in with the luggage. We were exhausted from the flight, and the steps are brutal.
First, how quiet it all was even though the apartment was in the midst of a busy neighborhood. The absolutely wonderful market less than 100 yards away after the 54 apartment steps and the bus stop at half that distance were delightful experiences.
Geralyn's review of Casa Fiorenza
The villa was just lovely. Thanks to Rentvillas and everyone in Praiano who made our stay a wonderful and unforgettable experience!
Prettily decorated with sensational views. The scenic views from the living room and bedroom balconies were breathtaking. The garden was beautifully decorated and lovingly tended. The decorative tile work in and around the villa was gorgeous. Fortunata and Raffael were both friendly and great to deal with.
Other than the daunting stairs and there were many of them, nothing really...there were no complaints.
The ocean views were breathtaking, it was really nice being close to the water. We really felt like we were a part of the local life. The locals were warm and welcoming. The barber shop was underneath our villa, and every time we passed his door the barber would greet us happily. He even invited us in for coffee. We occasionally shopped at the little town store down the road from where we were staying, and they were very friendly too. It was nice seeing our neighbors hanging up their laundry or walking along the paths with their groceries. The sound of vespas on the road just added to the whole effect of being a part of the town life. We did a lot of walking around Praiano during the day and evening, and felt pretty safe. There were a couple restaurants we went to in Praiano, and both had great food and very friendly service.
Tillman's review of Casa Fiorenza
The villa was great! A prefect spot for two couples to spend a week or so. The villa was beautiful, clean, well-equipped and had fantastic sea views. The garden was in full bloom, swept clean each morning by gardener. The management staff were great and most helpful. Loved the small town of Praiano. Would highly recommend this villa and hope to return one day.
Steps,yes. But where on the Amalfi coast are there none? Not a problem.
Cheryl's review of Casa Fiorenza
It is the best time I have ever had in my 50 years of life. It was nice not to have all the tourists in town, so we felt like we had the town to ourselves. Here is the best part: the food and seafood were fresh and tantalizing. I plan on returning as soon as possible.
The intimacy and exquisite workmanship that Rafael had put into building or remodeling the place. The vistas from the top balcony and garden areas were breathtaking.
There was no heat even though it was after Nov. 1st. We had a downpour with high winds on Sunday. Finally we were able to communicate to Rafael we needed some heat and he brought a few pieces of wood and built a fire. More fires in the fireplace would have created more ambiance and much needed heat, even though I had wrapped blankets around us.
The market, nearly being sideswiped on every breathtaking corner of the roads to Sorrento, Pompeii, Ravello, Praiano, Positano and Amalfi.
Carol's review of Casa Fiorenza
We loved the patio, sitting outside in the mornings and evenings enjoying the beautiful view and lovely garden. We also enjoyed the deck on the top floor; it was lovely sitting there in the evening as the sun was setting. The master bedroom was great; I'm sending along a picture of the view from the open doors. We also loved the kitchen; the tile was beautiful. Two of us prepared meals and we had plenty of room to move around, plus others could sit at the table and talk while we cooked.
The washing machine was erratic. We finally figured it out, but it took forever to do wash a load of clothes - we're spoiled by the U.S. machines.
The entire coastline is beautiful and all of the towns were accessible by bus.
Paul's review of Casa Fiorenza
The view and location.
The noise from cats and dogs; the lack of sufficient hot water and unreliability of electricity. The coffee pot did not work.
Rural, small village feel, the people and natural beauty.
Patricia's review of Casa Fiorenza
This is a lovely rental in a peaceful little seaside village between Positano and Amalfi, which while beautiful, are teaming with tourists. Here one can submerge themselves in the life of the locals, whose friendliness and charm are unparalleled. Day trips to neighboring cities left us anxious to return to our piece of paradise.
Just be aware that there are steep inclines and steps to get to the villa, so be fit when you go!
We loved the charm of Capri, which is best enjoyed by renting a taxi for a private tour...we also loved Ravello, Pompeii, and best of all, Tutto per Tutti, the little grocery store at the bottom of the hill.
Susan's review of Casa Fiorenza
The most beautiful property - so amazing. The driver met us right as we got off of the train and drove us to the property. Exactly what we hoped for and expected. So Beautiful. Top notch. The local agent was really helpful - set up a trip to Capri for us - and the owner was very kind. He came over to sweep up the fallen olives, so that everything was clean and tidy. No downsides at all! It as so hard to leave because we loved it so much.
Fabulous views! Everyone made us feel so welcome, from the owner, the local agent who carried my suitcase up 72 stairs, the barber, the people at the grocery store, and the neighbors.
Robert's review of Casa Fiorenza
Great! We would return, maybe not in August, but we would come back.
The location and the view. This property is right in the middle of the Amalfi coast, and this makes it easy to get to other locations without the noise and traffic of other towns. Tutti, the grocery store near Fiorenza, had everything we needed, including the best fruit and cheese anywhere. We are both 60 and the 637 steps from the beach didn't really bother us. Make sure you have the owner cook a meal for you. It is a little expensive, but worth it.
If you are going there in hot weather, be advised that the air conditioning in the downstairs bedroom can not get the room cool. Once a cool front came through and the breeze came up, it was fine.
We never did make into the water, because there was so much to see and do. You need to get the bus schedules down as soon as you get there, because cabs are out of sight and although I have driven in Italy two times before, I wouldn't want to drive here because of the roads and the expense of parking.
Jessie's review of Casa Fiorenza
The garden, view, and living room
The air conditioning in the bedrooms did not work properly, and it was very hot. We believe they just needed freon. We were there the third week in June, and it was about 95 degrees every day. We were told that this was unusually hot for June, but I wish we had gone a little earlier!
Ravello and Pompeii were our favorite excursions. We also really enjoyed renting a boat down at the beach and exploring and swimming on our own. Read more
Response from Rentvillas.com - 08/02/2006
The local agent checked the air conditioners and they are working fine. August 2006.
Blythe's review of Casa Fiorenza
We were so glad we stayed in Priano. Priano isn't written about much in books, which we are very happy about now. It isn't crowded, the people are lovely, the views are out-of-this-world, and the food is amazing. We can't wait to go back and stay at the same villa.
The views were amazing and eating outside under the olive tree was like a scene from a movie. The gardens were nicely kept and the flowers were beautiful. And, the tile work inside the house was everything we expected and more. The villa was beautiful and if we could we would go back every year!
Some days the villa was a little warm. But we learned to close draw the curtains and that helped keep the villa a little cooler.
We loved the people and our little grocery store. The grocery store was within walking distance and in the morning all the locals would walk down for fresh bread and their meats. We discovered the bread sells out by mid-day, and there is a reason, the bread is so yummy! And of course, the flowers were so beautiful and we will never forget all the stunning doors we saw.
Linda's review of Casa Fiorenza
Absolutely did not disappoint. The Amalfi Coast of Italy is a treasure with world class scenery and views! Casa Fiorenza was in a wonderful setting among the the residents of the lovely and quiet village of Praiano. Not only were the sights wonderful - but the sounds of everyday Italian life left us with special memories. The food in southern Italy was wonderful, much better than we experienced on previous trips further north. The local people who lived near us were very friendly.
In addition to the comments above... The Villa was clean, quiet, and in a wonderful location. The views from the balconies, terrace and rooftop were panoramic and breathtaking. You could actually see the sunrise over the coast and Mediterranean from the bed on the first floor. The terrace was the most enchanting and beautiful part of the property. The olive tree that canopied over the terrace, entwined with pink bougainvillea and twinkle lights will forever be etched in our minds. The owner, did a marvelous job of planting the most beautiful and colorful flowers all over this terrace area. We would sit under the olive tree at the table and eat, drink or just stare out at the Mediterranean while enjoying the breeze. It was a truly tranquil and special spot. Shopping at the close by Il Tutto per Tutti food market was a wonderful experience and the owners were great. Everything we bought was so fresh and flavorful - this was a great memory. Eating at San Gennaro's in town was great - food, service, menu and atmosphere. We also learned that the owner would cook dinner one night if you ask through the rental agents. We did this and had a most memorable and flavorful experience. He and his daughter set the table under the olive tree and we sat there one evening enjoying the breeze and view - and ate for 2 hours. The food just kept coming and was unbelievable. He even cooked some special vegetarian dishes for our daughter. The cost for 4 of us was 180 Euro (which obviously included the food and their time) - it was worth it.
It seems silly to complain about anything here. We had to take this trip in July - something we would normally not do. It was unbearably hot and humid. The air conditioning in the bedrooms was necessary (although they could use servicing or freon). When we were home, we would open up all of the doors and windows (including the front entrance door and kitchen door). This would cause cross ventilation and sometimes we got a good breeze going. We did not have a problem with critters or bugs coming in through the open doors and windows, which surprised us. Although we did use mosquito spray on ourselves. I found an old semi-functional fan in the far recesses under the bathroom sink - and it was a life saver. Although we fully understand screens and fans are not widely used in Italy - during the summer months a few well placed, inexpensive fans would make the guests in the Villa much more comfortable.
Jim's review of Casa Fiorenza
This is a great home in a great location for a week-long stay. The bus system makes it so easy to get around that you really do not need a car.
The view is fantastic, we enjoyed it every day from the living room and bedroom. We enjoyed coffee in the morning and dinner at night outside on the patio, which also has a view of the water. The house is modern, well-appointed and well-kept. There is a nice sun deck off of the second floor. It was also great that lots of local brochures are left at the house, along with a diary of past renters, to get the benefit of their comments.
It was extremely hot in July. The house is situated high on a cliff above the water, but is too far up the hill to get the benefit of a breeze. It is also a bit noisy with the windows open, there are roosters in the area that get up about 5 AM, and the scooters start about 8AM.
Convenient to the bus stop at the bottom of the hill and to Tutti's market, just a few steps away. We shopped at Tutti's every day and cooked all of our dinners at the house. The orange Positano bus stops a few steps away from the villa and the blue Sita bus connects in Praino, and you can ride both for one euro. The Sita bus travels between Sorrento to the north and Salerno to the south so you really have no need for car to get up and down the coast. It is easy to get to Capri on the jet boat, which takes 30 minutes from Positano.
Charity's review of Casa Fiorenza
The property was amazing. Everyone in town was so friendly - especially the grocers, and the barber, Pasquale, who lives downstairs. We had a wonderful time, and the villa was just beautiful.
The terrace outside was exquisite. The flowers were absolutely amazing. We enjoyed everything about the property.
Nothing, it was fantastic.
It wasn't as touristy and crowded as surrounding towns. It was very nice and relaxing.
Melanie's review of Casa Fiorenza
The beautiful olive tree covered garden was the perfect place to have my morning coffee. God bless whoever brought the American coffee maker. I loved reading on the roof while doing the laundry, looking at the sea and drinking a glass of local wine.
Lack of hot water in the kitchen. We told the owner and hopefully it is remedied.
The Amalfi Coast is rich in history, beauty and warmth. The people are friendly, the food is delicious, and the views are breathtaking. Getting around on the bus system was easy once we gave up the schedule and waited at the stops without a watch. The whole area reminds you to relax, savor, and enjoy. It is 450 stair steps from the villa through the marvelous wedding cake tiered town down to the beach. I felt like I earned my daily gelatos!
Betty's review of Casa Fiorenza
We loved everything about the Casa Fiorenza. The view is spectacular and the house is so comfortable and charming. The gardens are inviting with so many beautiful flowers. This villa is so much more than just a place to stay...it is a home. Cooking our own meals in the lovely, well equipped kitchen was an absolute delight.
There is nothing to dislike about this villa.
The people of Praiano are friendly and the town is quaint. We enjoyed riding the local SITA bus which stops regularly at the Il Tutto per Tutti, the little grocery store just below the villa. There is a great butcher shop in town where you can get the best hamburger and sausage you will ever eat. Trips to Amalfi on the SITA bus are easy, and here you can ride a boat to Capri, or take a bus to Ravello for a wonderful evening concert. The bus also makes regular trips to Positano which has some great restaurants and some fun shopping opportunities.
Deborah's review of Casa Fiorenza
The gardens and the view!!! This is our second time back. The owner is a great guy. We missed him this time because he was sick all week, and so was my husband - 4 days in bed at the villa!!!<
The price of the villa.
The people in Italy are very friendly and the sights are great!
Allison's review of Casa Fiorenza
We absolutely loved our week at the villa rental, and did not want to go home. We look forward to going back some day!
The views from the property were amazing, and it was much larger than we had expected. The 2 bedrooms were also about equivalent in size, which made it perfect for 2 couples. We LOVED the views from the sundeck-garden. Also, our meal that was prepared by the owner was the best we had during our entire time in Italy - amazing!
There really is nothing to complain about... the only thing we can think of is that there was limited hot water and water pressure, but that was to be expected in a European villa.
Loved the small town feel of Praiano, and the people were so friendly. The market was a quick walk from the villa. It was a great location on the Amalfi coast because it was right between Amalfi and Ravello and Positano. Was perfect for day trips.
Harry's review of Casa Fiorenza
The property itself was beautiful and well maintained.
The view was outstanding and the balconies off of the living room and bedroom as well as the roof deck provided a great opportunity to enjoy the view.
Without a car, it is inconvenient to walk to the restaurants in town.
Amalfi, Ravello and Positano are great little towns for day visits.
Herb's review of Casa Fiorenza
The fresh flowers that the housekeeper put out were fabulous. The kitchen was very well stocked. The only staple item we had to purchase was salt. Overall, the setting was intoxicating! I happened to wake up early enough to catch the sunrise one morning. My wife and I just stayed in bed and watched the morning break over the water... did I mention it was from our bed! Awesome.
The views were incredible and the location in Praiano and along the coast was ideal for our honeymoon.
Only one VERY minor thing... The CD player is a DVD player hooked to the TV that also plays CDs. It was only an issue if we were in the kitchen and had to crank the TV volume to have music. We were expecting a portable CD player that we could move around. We certainly were able to deal with this!
Sandwiched in between Positano and Amalfi, Praiano was a perfect location for quick day trips to these more touristy towns but then allowed an escape from all the other people on vacation!
Julie's review of Casa Fiorenza
Everything about our vacation was perfect. Perfect house in a breathtaking location. We will definitely be returning!
The views are spectacular! The property is located in a small town between Positano and Amalfi. The other cities were VERY crowded. We were so happy to return to our quiet villa at days end. It was so peaceful and relaxing sitting on the terrace sipping wine and snacking on Caprese. We absolutely loved the quaintness of Praiano. The neighbors are all so friendly. One neighbor living above the barbershop was especially friendly. My baby and I looked up at the terrace every time we walked by and said Ciao. The house was quite spacious by European standards and very neat and clean.
We wished there was a fan in the living room. It was very hot with little breeze during the last week in June and sitting in the living room got warm. Thank goodness for the AC in the bedrooms. It would have been unbearable without them. A word of caution. We blew the fuse many times. Turn off the AC before running the washing machine or any kitchen appliances. Also, I have to agree with some of the other guests. Even though we were warned about the stairs up to the villa, we weren't aren't quite prepared. We had luggage for a family of 5 and it was quite grueling getting all that luggage up there! But you do get used to it even though your legs burn with each arrival to the entry. That's the beauty of the Amalfi coast...you get to your destination by stairs!
The Amalfi is coast is absolutely breathtaking. We took many excursions during our stay. The beach in Priaino is so nice and quant. We used the bus once but found it easier for us to use the taxi with the baby. The driver in town is GREAT. We rented a private boat to go to Capri and up the coast. Definitely worth the extra money. We swam at secluded, crystal clear coves and lunched at a fabulous secluded restaurant. We also took a trip to Ravello. An absolute must. The views are out of this world. Our driver was GREAT. Took us to all the nice spots...he also drove us to and from Rome and was very reasonable. He was recommended by Rentvillas. His name is Renato and can be reached at 00393391612081
Martha's review of Casa Fiorenza
We throughly enjoyed our two weeks. It was wonderful!
The magnificent views!! We liked the location because of the small town. Fewer tourists. It was easily accesaible to other sites on the Amalfi coast.
Nothing to dislike
Good restaurants, store that was convenient for groceries, hiking trails, beaches
Joan's review of Casa Fiorenza
The view - it was incredible. Also, oddly enough, I loved having the washing machine on the top of the building and hanging the clothes out everyday to dry. I don't usually do laundry, but I did everyday while in this villa. We cooked every evening except one while we were there - and spent most of our time in the kitchen - which was a wonderful gathering place. Early mornings were spent either in the garden or on the upstairs patio outside of the upstairs bedroom enjoying the peace and quiet. The neighbors were all so wonderful and friendly and we had such a wonderful time - more than we could have ever imagined. The small town of Praiano was so charming and once you got used to the up and down of the hamlet you could get around very easily. Could not have asked for a better location to enjoy the Amalfi Coast!
I originally would have said the climb to the villa- the description informed us about the 72 stairs, but didn't mentiion the approximately 2 blocks of steep uphill climb before you even reach the stairs. It was a challange with our luggage, but after spending a week on the Amalfi Coast climbing ramps and hundreds of steps, they just became a part of the scenery and we became used to the terrain. So - be prepared to exercise but also be prepared to enjoy the view and how much you will enjoy the property!
The neighbors, the peace and quiet of the town, the little market down at the bottom of the hill and the scenery. This villa is the perfect place for a home base to travel about the Amalfi Coast. So very charming!
Andrea's review of Casa Fiorenza
It really is a beautiful home! I hope to return there one day.
The flowers on the verandah and the views. They were absolutely breathtakingingly beautiful. The Town of Praiano was also so lovely, much less touristy and more quiet. The villa itself was really beautiful and you could tell the owner put his heart into building it as well as his garden.
The refrigerator motor was noisy and it was near the master bedroom so I had to shut it off at night to sleep. The glass kitchen door was cracked, and it took away from the beauty of the kitchen and the verandah.
The scenery of the whole Amalfi coast is gorgeous and the people are delightful. We traveled a lot along the coastline from Sorrento to Salerno and visited the Isle of Capri and Monte Cassino. Ravello was really a beautiful town with the two nice villas to tour for their views and gardens. Positano was a bit too crowded.
Betty's review of Casa Fiorenza
We can only say that this was the most wonderful vacation we have ever taken. If you want to relax, enjoy some exceptional scenery and have some time to explore on your own, then this is the place!
Everything! It was wonderful and so hard to leave. The villa is full of Italian charm and felt so much like our home while we were there. The view was unbelievable and the few unpleasantries mentioned in previous reviews had been addressed. There was even space for hanging clothing in the downstairs bedroom. The kitchen was wonderfully equipped and we especially enjoyed cooking our own meals with the groceries we bought at the grocery store, Il Tutto per Tutti, a short walk from the villa. We absolutely loved sitting under the olive tree on the garden patio with it's beautiful flowers, lovingly tended everyday by Rafaelle, the owner.
We cannot think of anything that we did not like. Even though you climb 50 steps from the street to the villa, once you step inside the front door you realize you just walked the stairway to paradise. Too bad we Americans are not in the shape that the Italians are.
The scenery. We traveled easily to Amalfi, Positano and Sorrento. The village of Praiano was wonderful and getting around fairly easy. The steps everywhere are the way of life there and take you to some very beautiful vantage points. We traveled to Ravello and enjoyed a wonderful evening concert.
Susan's review of Casa Fiorenza
The views from the bedroom and living room are incredible. Waking up to that view is sublime. We loved gathering our goodies from the nearby store and cooking meals at the villa - it also saved a lot of money.
We had a few stormy, windy days, and the cold draft poured in through the French doors in the living room. They need weather stripping.
The friendliness of the people in Praiano. Everyone was extremely pleasant. And I loved seeing the dog outside of the barber shop every day - it made missing my two dogs a little easier!
Linda's review of Casa Fiorenza
This is a beautiful villa and the views are spectacular. Really loved the location.
The view, the view, the view.
I cannot think of anything negative to say about this property.
We really enjoyed living with the local people. Everyone was so friendly and very helpful. Taking the local bus into Positano was a thrilling experience.
Christopher's review of Casa Fiorenza
Rafaelle the owner is usually close at hand. He sweeps the terrace daily and waters the outside plants. He is very charming and unobtrusive, but he speaks absolutely no English. This property is very nicely furnished and the kitchen is very well stock with dishes, etc.
This house has one of the most beautiful settings we have seen. We enjoyed eating, al fresco, under our private olive grove which overlooked the town and Mediterranean Sea.
The main bedroom had no provision for hanging clothes. There wasn't even a closet anywhere on the first floor.
Upon arrival, we thought that the property rental was a little remote. But after settling in, and discovering the local bus service for 1 Euro, we relished our solitude. The people were so helpful and inviting.
Lorraine's review of Casa Fiorenza
The villa is lovely. The owner lives nearby and takes great pride in the garden; it is watered and swept twice a day. He also brought us 2 bottles of his excellent home made wine! The kitchen is very well equipped; you really don't need to bring anything. The mattresses are very firm in both rooms. The furnishings are generally of a good standard and the whole place very light and spacious.
The wonderful views from the different balconies and terraces; the feeling of space and the peace and quiet.
No wardrobe or hanging rail in the downstairs bedroom. There is only a chest of drawers.
The scenery is breathtaking. Positano is very stylish and pretty, but the best thing was the friendliness of the local people from the shopkeepers, the barber who lives below the property, to the taxi drivers, Salvatorre and Giovanni, who were almost like our own chauffers. Also the man who played guiter and sang from his balcony while we ate lunch on the terrace last Sunday.
Leslie's review of Casa Fiorenza
The view and neighborhood.
It wasn't a tourist trap.
Arlene's review of Casa Fiorenza
The view and Praiano. It was an excellent location between the larger cities.
Simple things---the dishwasher was broken, there was no closet in the downstairs bedroom, needed hooks in the bathroom, had to ask for waste baskets, light bulbs, etc.
The town was very friendly and our location was very convenient to grocery, bus, etc.
Deborah's review of Casa Fiorenza
The place was great and so was the neighborhood, including the friendly market around the corner---Tutto for tutti, everything for everybody!
The property was absolutely beautiful...the gardens, the view, everything!!!
We could walk to town or the sea and even take a bus over to the neighboring coastal towns.
Karen's review of Casa Fiorenza
The landlord is wonderful and speaks Italian, but no English. The gardens are so perfect, almost everything is provided that you need, and if not, the grocer at the bottom of the street has more. Try to bring a couple of flashlights with batteries, as our first night there we had a power outage and scrambled to find candles for light.
The view is spectacular, and the house is lovely.
Lack of dishwasher was a slight problem, because I cooked a lot.
The Amalfi Coast is the most beautiful place I've ever seen, the local history, the food is great!