The apartment; Rosa Dei Venti is wonderful apartment in every respect. The view from the terraces is even more beautiful than in the website photos, and we were happy to sit there for hours, mesmerised by the sailing boats on the bay. Inside, the spacious and airy rooms are tastefully decorated with local ceramics, and the equipment in the kitchen is as comprehensive as in any keen cooks home. We really enjoyed cooking the fresh vegetables, fruit and produce from the little shops a few minutes walk down the hill. The rooms all have french doors into the terraces looking over the bay, and the outdoor spaces are furnished with comfortable chairs and loungers. Pretty bed linen and towels make guests feel as though they are staying in a chic boutique hotel.
The landlady; we were made to feel so welcome, from the moment we arrived to find bowls of homegrown tomatoes and lemons from Carolinas garden, and during our stay she brought us eggs from her own hens and a little posy of flowers. She never intruded on our privacy, but was always at hand to answer any questions.
Location. The apartment is on the hillside just above the village of Praiano, midway between Positano and Amalfi, and local buses mean that there is no need at all for car hire. The shops, bars and restaurants in Priano , together with the pretty little beach, are all a short but-steep walk down the hill. Further up the hillside are some beautiful but challenging hikes along the mountain ridges.
Local attractions; the tourist information office in Praiano is definitely worth a visit. The tourist advisor is a local person, and she recommended a variety of attractions and special events. She suggested we attend an open air concert, part of a series, held at the monastery above the village, which was a very special treat, as in addition to the music, there were fascinating frescos on the internal walls of the building.
Summary; we had the most wonderful holiday at Rosa dei Venti, which suited our needs perfectly. We very rarely revisit places, as there is still so much of the world waiting to be explored, however we’ve made an exception and rebooked a week back at the apartment for next year. My relatives have also booked a visit. Villeinitalia.com provide an excellent service, and we will use them to arrange any further trips to Italy. Thank you to everyone who made this such a memorable holiday, from Linda and David, London uk.