Travel Blogs from Amalfi
... very hot sun we return to the central point where of course there are small tourist gift stalls where you can buy jewellery made out of volcanic stone from the local hills. Although we were impressed with the preserved site we felt that there were areas for improvement with the way they displayed the everyday items and the paster cast of the people. Another big day out on tour, so we return to the ship hot and exhausted and looking for a place to cool off and ...
... out of place wearing my sloppy jo, denim shorts and blue Nike runners walking around the narrow cobblestone streets of Capri with many many high end shops including Dolce & Gabbana, Prada, A Ferrari merchandise shop, Swarovski plus many more but it was all very stunning and slightly romantic too. We had dinner on the boat while we watched the glorious sunset over the peaceful ocean and then enjoyed more local red wine (3L bottle for 3 euro - $4.50 AUS....and surprisingly it ...
... to the coastal road or the sea below us, if you looked very long you would get very dizzy. The path was tough at times as we had to make our way over some pretty technical rocky sections. We came upon burros, horses and the most special find was a herd of goats with their herding dog (looked like a Border Collie mix) on the trail. The dog was so relaxed, he kept a watchful eye on his goats and let us pass like this was just another day at the office for him. I did not get a real ...
... hierarchy buried here.
Ravello - The jewel atop of the ridge overlooking Amalfi (our hotel was at sea level), approximately 1,200 feet altitude. The first day of our stay, we hiked a "proper" trail, through historical aqueducts dating back to the 14th century, and other ancient structures one is hard pressed to imagine how the construction materials were ever brought up to such steep and high places. Ravello is a favorite of ...
... 8221; as we scuttle across the road to the relative safety of the other side.
As the world’s mecca of pizza, Naples’ streets are crammed with pizzerias and, much like the city’s street life, these establishments are chaotic and fast-paced. Mild-mannered Brits as we are, we found ourselves on more than one occasion being barged to one side by a queue-jumping. Stern words (in our garbled Italian-English crossover) were exchanged and our pizzas
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Historical Traveler Reviews Floridiana Hotel Amalfi
This is the place!
I booked this lovely hotel through Venere(-) (which is a great service). The rooms were very clean and modern and the hotel staff cannot be beat. They went out of their way a couple of times to make sure our stay was pleasant. The location is wonderful (right on Amalfi's main square), the staff was awesome, and the breakfast room is a great place to stare at the ancient ceiling while enjoying an above-average Italian breakfast. The included parking is a must for high season and made this hotel an incredible bargain.
Lovely hotel and staff
We stayed here in the heat of July and found this hotel, in the heart of the Amalfi township, a joy. We had a clean, spacious room and lovely bathroom (lots of towels too) and the airconditioner worked well - essential for retreating to in the summer heat (and getting a good night's sleep). All the staff were helpful and friendly. The manageress is great and full of useful advice on things to do, where to eat, etc. We would highly recommend this hotel.
We stayed at the Floridiana June 24 to July 1 and were very pleased with the accomodation. After driving the terrifying Amalfi Drive, it was welcoming to finally
What a wonderful little hotel!
We arrived one day early only to find the hotel full. The very helpful front desk staff spent 30 minutes on the pone looking for another hotel for us - and finally found us one. By the time we checked in the Floridana the next night, we were old friends. The location is great, the rooms are a good size and spotless. The breakfast wonderful, along with all of the staff. Would most certainly stay at this hotel again. Highly recommended!
Fantastic Hotel, Great Location
The Hotel Floridiana is a little jem in the heart of Amalfi. The location of the hotel is superb, just metres from the main square. The rooms are very spacious and clean (we stayed in room #1 which has a balcony that looks over the main street). We found the staff to be extremely helpful and friendly. The Floridiana is also great value for money in an area where you can pay huge amounts for average accommodation. We would recommend the Hotel Floridiana to anybody who is due to visit the beautiful Amalfi Coast. Ciao.
We recently returned from a fantastic visit to the Floridiana Hotel! Thank you to the manageress for making our stay so splendid! She was extremely helpful in orienting us to the area and its many attractions and making us feel welcome and at home at the hotel. The manageress took the time to answer all our questions about the area, the hotel building (an amazing historical beauty), where to eat, what to see, etc. We are a family of four and were extremely pleased with the accommodation arrangements. The rooms were immaculate - very clean and recently renovated. The dining room is positively splendid with ancient frescos on the ceiling and walls. The hotel is in a prime location, neatly tucked away to feel private, yet only a few steps away from the main square of Amalfi - we couldn't have asked for more! All in all, I cannot speak highly enough about the hotel and its management. We will definitely be returning to stay at the Floridiana Hotel!
Just returned from 3 nights in this boutique hotel and could find no fault whatsoever. Have spent many nights booked into hotels which use imaginative photography to turn a pig's ear into a silk purse but this hotel surpassed the photos and descriptions given on the site. From the reception staff to the amenities in the room this hotel's attention to detail is quite unique and if, when the campanile chimes the hour and quarters throughout the morning, you get an early start to your day, then all the better to get up and walk 20 yards to the hub of Amalfi. Quite possibly the best hotel of its kind we have stayed in.
This was a great find. It's a tiny hotel but all rooms are newly re-furbished. Ours was enormous with a spacious bathroom, and everything was spotlessly clean. Breakfast is taken in a lovely and grand room with frescos on the ceiling. These were original features which had been sympathetically restored, and the furniture and ornaments were a beautiful mixture of historic and contemporary, that really came together with the room. Staff at the front desk were charming and couldn't have been more helpful. The only trouble you might have is in finding the place. It's up an alleyway off the main historical street in Amalfi, but you need to get a pass from the hotel to get access to the street by car. We had to park our car in the marina and look for the hotel on foot. Parking, however, is included in the room price - which made a change from rip-off Positano! If you're a light sleeper, make sure to close the thick shutters on all the windows, which perfectly cut out the street sounds in the early hours (they've thought of everything!). We would definitely recommend this place.