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... of our boat trip, I would still highly recommend renting a boat to see the coastline. It was a lot of fun to make our own decisions on where to stop for lunch, and when to swim, etc. Two very important lessons are to check the boat very carefully to ensure everything is in working order (i.e. the anchor), and to make sure you have a plan if the water gets too choppy. I think we should have turned around and left the boat at Capri and taken the Ferry back to Sorrento.
... streets, the four lane freeways that suddenly reduce to one, traffic lights that are ignored, crazed scooter riders that buzz like bees around a hive and above all battered fiats driven by death wished, testosteroned young and old Italians alike - Signor's eyes, adapted to the perils of the surroundings, like a chameleon, now look independently left, right, up, down, sidewards and every which way. Driving a motorhome through Napoli is not for the feint hearted. ...
The threat of rain continues to loom over us, but it cant take away from how impressive the scenery is while driving along the Amalfi Coast. Most of the time here was spent wandering the streets. The narrow alleyways made for a true Italian experience. We then took a bus up to Ravello in search of its renowned gardens. Ravello delivered more than I expected. The gardens at Villa Rufolo ...
... I’ll bet some of them wish they could stop and join me… but on this narrow road, stopping your car is not an option. I don’t envy you guys in the least.
And finally, as darkness approaches, I continue on my hike to Castellamare where I enjoy a stroll past the port, through the old town and yet another Nativity Scene Contest before catching my train and calling it a day… a beautiful, magical ...
The next day we headed off further into the Amalfi coast to a new camp site down a very tight hairpin-ed mountain road! The place we stayed was called Seiano but was close to the town of Vico Equenese. We have been to quite a few camp sites now, and at first glance was like any other... Apart from the fact it was managed by a man who was very particular, very direct, ...
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This hotel defintely has a wonderful view of the peninsula.
Great service beautiful hotel breathtaking location
we arrived in italy on 16th may .drove from rome ,sorrento was our first stop. the beautiful palazzo torre barabara caught our eye as we were making our way to positano. much to our delight they had vacancy fof us.the guys who owned the hotel were very friendly.spoke good english. we stayed 2 nights the view was breathtaking .the hotel spotless the rooms more than comfortable. we would definetly stay there next time . we are in italy .it was a wonderful start to our holiday.
yours judy freund
We stayed at the Palazzo Torre Barbara for 10 days at the end of May 2006. Like most of the recent reviewers, we stumbled upon this fantastic hotel on the Internet and were ever so pleased with this great find (quality/price). If you're looking for a modern, clean hotel away from the hustle and bustle of Sorrento and Napoli, this is definitely the place. Our room was big and contemporary with high ceilings and LCD television. Bathroom was superb with a whirlpool bath. Not only does the hotel terrace overlook the Gulf of Naples, presenting one of the most stunning views of the Vesuvius but the hotel grounds include 150 years-old palm trees, a lemon grove and a swimming pool. We were blessed to have Pino and Antonio, the two young enterprising owners of the hotel, who were the most hospitable and helpful hosts. Their friendly staff made our stay one of the best ever!!! Breakfast was generous and included fresh fruits, cereals, yogurts, brioches, breads, assortment of jams, salami and cheese from La Tradizione, a small trattoria not far from the hotel and of course great Italian coffee! Having a car is definitely a plus but the hotel is accessible by public transport, beware though that the local bus does not run very late at night. Pino and Antonio will always be ready to drive you by shuttle when requested. To travel around the area, you can also take La Circumvesuviana, which is the commuter train that can bring you to Sorrento, Pompei and Napoli. Another plus is the fact that the shuttle service company Curreri Viaggi now stops at the hotel and can bring you directly to Naples Capodichino International Airport, without having to go through Naples and the transfer only costs a fraction of the cost of a taxi ride. We are more than happy to recommend this hotel and will definitely come back again when we are in the region.
We had the pleasure of sepnding the first 2 nights or our honeymoon in the picturesque town of Vico Equense. We stumbled across the Hotel on the Internet and how lucky we were. The Hotel is superbly located on the side of a mountain on the road to Sorrento. It is easily the cleanist and most pleasant hotel I have ever stayed at and the staff(Pino, Antonio, Fabrizio et al) were superb, they could not do enough for you. They recommended some great restaurants in Vico Equense and Sorrento. Restaurante Da Filipo in Sorrento is a must. The views from the terrace of Torre Barbara of Vesuvius and Naples are spectacular. We loved staying in the hotel so much we decided to spend the last 3 nights of our honeymoon there.
We found this hotel by chance on the internet. It was at a very good rate. The hospitality of owners Pino and Antonio was absolutely fantastic. They went above and beyond the call of duty in ensuring the guests had a wonderful stay. This was particularly great as we were on our honeymoon. The room, was large for a standard double, with all mod cons and a stylish contemporary feel. The terrace is the real star attraction though. Views to Sorrento coastline out to Vesuvius - an amazing way to start the day having breakfast brought to you there. In the evenings they bring you drinks out there too. The only minor drawback is that it is a little out of the way if you are not driving, but the guys are more than happy to ferry you back and forth from the hotel in their shuttlebus for free. All in all, we hada wonderful time at this hotel and can't recommend it enough.
As a professor of Italian literature, I have been travelling back and forth between Italy and the U.S. for the past ten years, and I have never been happier than I was at the Palazzo Torre Barbara. This a boutique hotel with less than twenty rooms, and the small size allows the staff to offer personalized service to every guest. Antonio and Pino, the directors, are incredibly warm and friendly, and although we took day trips to Pompei, Sorrento, Capri and the surrounding area (very easily done thanks to the highly accessible train system), the spectacular views from the terrace and the eagerness of the staff to cater to our every whim kept us coming back to spend the afternoons and evenings on the enormous landscaped terrace with its panoramic views of Vesuvius and the Neapolitan coast. In terms of the quality of service, the comfort of the rooms (small, but with every amenity, including televisions and CNN in English), and the beauty of the hotel and its grounds, this is undoubtedly the best hotel I have ever stayed in, in any country.
Absolutely loved the Palazzo Torre Barbara hotel!
The location and staff at this hotel were superb! The property was gorgeous, new/modern and the views breathtaking. Everyone treated us like family, and they went out of their way for my daughter and I--including providing a small breakfast for us at our early 4:00am departure!
Would love to return and relax! Unfortunately we were too busy taking in the sights to truly take advantage of all the hotel's amenities; which were many. All of the staff were helpful, fun and kind and the service was absolutely wonderful.
Check them out--you won't be disappointed.
P.S. Don't miss Pompei and Capri when in the area.
The hotel and rooms are lovely, individually styled with many delightful design features throughout. What you see in the pictures on the various web sites is what you get. The level of service provided by the small team is excellent, starting with a welcoming coffe on the terrace as soon as we had put our things in the room.
We just stayed and stayed at the Palazzo Torre Barbara in Vico Equense. We booked the room for one night, but couldn't leave. The place is perfetto! I think we had the best room in the palazzo. It's room 402. Write that down. Whoever restored this 19th century palazzo knew what they were doing. The rooms are 21st century all the way, while retaining the simple Italian elegance that at least I wish I lived with every single day.
I've arrived there with the hided impression that it would be a hotel with the old spirit...It really apeared to be a delightful older mansion, rising up the hill above the sea and sorrento cost line with the great picture of Visuvio looking over the golf at my windows of the room.