Travel Blogs from Amalfi
... missed some of the trip (z-z-z-z).
By the time we got back to the hotel it was about 8.00pm - so we did the Italian thing - we went out.
We did some last minute shopping (souvenirs for the grandkids mainly) then found a café for our last taste of Roma. Cathy had a glass of wine and some bruschetta and I had coffee and cannoli (diet starts tomorrow).
Once back at the hotel we did the preliminary packing ready for the start of our trip home tomorrow.
... and not lava. Turns out the town is only three miles from Mt Vesuvius and the gas cloud on eruption was travelling at over 150 miles an hour so they were gassed before they knew what hit them! Then the ash fell over a period of time and all trace of the village was lost. Another village is close proximity was buried in lava and as this cooled and set hard the village was preserved, but almost impossible to unearth due to the hardness of the ...
Well, we started our trip in the rain & now we are ending it in the rain....
We anchored off the coast of Amalfi which meant we had to take the tender to Amalfi where we boarded a type of local ferry to Positano[ . We just meandered through the narrow streets lined with all kinds of shops. We just stayed a very short time before reboarding the ferry back to Amalfi.
Our guide told us to go ...
... after boarding in the Amalfi Coast town of Salerno, we did arrive in Catania Sicily. Sicily is the largest Island in the Mediterranean Sea and though it belongs to Italy, it is such a mix, at least from our travel experiences to these other countries, of Spain, France and Italy, with a little bit of Africa thrown in. Catania is Sicily's second largest city and we were ready to go, see and do a big city for awhile, all the while hoping to add some points on the plus side for the country of ...
... and the windows were quite dirty, so we did not have great views. But overall the Capri trip was what we wanted.
After we returned we wandered around the port (again), but this time we were bright enough to return by elevator. We rested at the Foreigner's club (great views, including a tall ship). We sampled Bruschetta and Octopus salad. We found a music box museum, but it was closed. Finally we walked back to our hotel and packed for our next ...
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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
arrive at the hotel. We found all of the staff extremely helpful and pleasant. They all
went out of their way to accomodate all of our requests. Our room #7 came with
a second floor and terrance overlooking the front stairs of the hotel. The bathroom was
spacious and was stocked with an abundance of towels. They even provided towels
for the beach. The breakfast was great, and it was especially nice to have the manageress personnally welcome us each morning... asking what plans we had for the day. The location was in town close to restaurants and the bus terminal. They also had a parking garage which was included in the cost. Would recommend this hotel for a true
Amalfi experience, in the heart of all the action. Loved the food, church bells, fireworks
at night, the breathtaking scenery and of course the limoncello.
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.
Warm hospitality and excellent facilities - mille grazie!
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.