This villa is a hidden gem. Very conveniently located close to cafés, restaurants, a good supermarket, bus stops, the Circumvesuviana and central Sorrento, it’s nevertheless quiet and secluded (and, being set back from the road, has no traffic noise). The villa itself is certainly compact but has great character. It’s beautifully furnished and decorated – reflecting the owner’s passion for art and archaeology. However, the truly outstanding feature is the tropical garden and pool area. It extends from the paved seating/dining area at the back of the villa for a good 50 metres and comprises a landscaped and well-maintained “jungle” of palms trees and ferns. Next to the pool there’s a seating area with sun loungers and a small gazebo – creating a unique oasis (far away from the hustle and bustle of Sorrento) to relax, swim, read and sunbathe. Our biggest challenge (in the mid-August heat) was to persuade our two children to leave the cool tranquillity of the garden and pool in order to explore the Amalfi Coast.
Greg and Jane.