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Review 291: Ville in Italia, Casa Pasitea


Review by Delia from New York

2bed/1bath apartment in Positano, Campania


June 29 - July 6, 2002, One week


Our apartment was centrally located in Positano on the Amalfi Coast. A breathtaking view of the sea and the town from the apartment's terrace inspired us every morning. The apartment is newly renovated and has air conditioning. The apartment also has high ceilings, is airy and very clean. Beautiful tiles on floor, in kitchen and in bathroom are constant reminders that you are staying on the Amalfi Coast.

Nearby Amenities

Elegant shops, restaurants, grocery stores, butchers, and the beach are all within walking distance (as well as the local bus and ferry dock). You can hire luggage carriers to bring your things from the ferry to your doorstep (no cars allowed by docks). Just keep in mind, no matter where you are in Positano you have to walk up some steps -- that's just Positano.

The House/Apartment

The apartment shares its outside hallway with the Royal Prisco Hotel. Common spaces are very clean. The apartment has a separate front entrance.


We had breakfast and some dinners on a private terrace with a drop-dead view.

Furnishings/Cleanliness/Living Areas

The furnishings are simple and in good taste. There was ample seating -- two dining tables -- one indoor and one on the terrace.


Very comfortable beds with Egyptian cotton linen. Plenty of space for clothes -- I was able to unpack everything and put it away. The master bedroom also has a desk and chair.


I loved cooking in this kitchen. A fully equipped kitchen with lovely ceramic dishes, good pots and pans, four burner gas stove, small refrigerator, and a toaster oven are provided for client's use. I made a couple of dinners and served them on the terrace. My traveling companions were quite pleased.

There is also an iron and ironing board.

Agency and Representatives (and price)

I would highly recommend using Ville in Italia. Throughout our relationship our agent Sybille was always accessible by email to answer questions regarding the property as well as general questions about Italy, the Amalfi Coast, and Positano. This is a very professional organization.

Upon our arrival we were greeted by the owner who spoke English fluently and was very helpful. He and his family own three beautfil ceramic and clothing stores in Positano and were always available to answer any questions we had and to give recommendations on restaurants, things to do, places to see, etc. The Carro Family were warm, kind, and very helpful to us.

Do you recommend this vacation rental to others?

Absolutely! When I return to the Amalafi Coast, this is where I plan to stay. I also learned that Positano serves very well as a base to visit other areas in Campania.

Things to do in this area

Il Guarancino -- casual -- excellent pizza and a beautiful water view. Cove dei Saraceni -- a little more formal. Excellent fish. Beautiful terrace.

Not because they were my landlords, but because its true. The Carro Family carry exquisite ceramic dishes, vases, serving plates, tiles in their shops at good prices. They are also very helpful and knowledgeable. I can't wait until my new dishes arrive. By the way, they ship worldwide.

Take a guided hiking tour sponsored by The Parker Company. It's a workout but you will never see such beautiful views of the Amalfi Coast as we did on this tour.

Relax, have fun, go to the beach, drink Limoncello, and eat -- everything is delicous!

This review is the opinion of a Slow Travel member and not of slowtrav.com.

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