|Minimum Stay||3 - 7 nights|
Il Giardino is an ideal place to stay if you are holidaying in Sorrento. Despite being in the desirable quartier of Santa Lucia, just 200 metres from the main square, Piazza Tasso, when you step into the gardens of Il Giardino you will feel miles away from the town.
The large garden is the star attraction of the property and is carefully tended, filled with flowers and superb lemon and orange trees. As you stroll in the sunshine along the crossing pathways, you can breathe in the perfumed air and truly relax.
Please note that there are 52 low steps to access Il Giardino, so we would not recommend the property to those with limited mobility.
A car is not necessary for a stay at Il Giardino, as the attractions and public transport of Sorrento are within easy walking distance. However, should you decide to bring a car, a parking space is provided at extra cost. Just let us know so we can book it for you in advance.
Il Giardino is also a good base for walking in the mountains of the Amalfi and Sorrento coasts. There is easy access to a network of marked paths of varying difficulty. Expect breathtaking views of the sea from the cliff tops!
Whether you choose to explore the bars and restaurants of Sorrento town, or prefer a more energetic time hiking in the countryside, Il Giardino will provide you with a comfortable home in which to relax at the end of the day.
The apartment is serviceable but has some negatives. The location is great -- a short walk to the center of town. The owner was very helpful and provided a hairdryer when we asked for one. However, we stayed in early April, when the weather was still cool. The apartment was damp and quite cold; our clothes and even the pages of a notebook were damp during our entire stay. There may be beds for six, but the 50 liter water heater meant that it was difficult even for two people to shower in a row without running out of hot water. We asked in advance and were told a parking place could be arranged for us and would cost 12 euro per day. Instead, the manager tried to arrange it after our arrival in the lot across the street, and the best price he could get was 20 euro per day. The apartment has wifi internet, but it only worked well in the second bedroom, and hardly ever worked anywhere else in the apartment -- which made it pretty useless after the children went to bed. In addition, it was not as clean as we might have liked -- we found a broken lightbulb under the desk and a pile of dead ants in the sticky remnants of bug spray on the floor to the side/back of the washing machine.
These were all fairly small things, and some might not be a big deal in the summertime, but there are lots of other choices of apartments to rent; had we known about these drawbacks, we might have made another choice.
We had a nice time in this appartment. It was not easy to find the appartment, but that was more that we had another idea about the place of the appartment. Unknown with Sorrento we didn't realize that every hous is build on a rock and behind the frotdoor there where three stairways , the garden and in the corne under the mainhouse the appartment. This is nice because Sorrento in Summer is very busy and this was a nice quit place to be ! The beach is nice, if you go to Marina Grande, the other beaches you have to rent chairs and it is expensive. It is a five minutes walk and you are in the center, in the street two supermarkets and little shops.
Shower okay (we had always hot water with four adults) The appartment is clean, the garden could be a little better, we could around six till seven o' clock not sit outside without spraying against insects!
The service was okay , we had some trouble at the parking, but management of feeling italy did a great job helping us!
You don't need your car, because shopping is near and cheap concerning the normal prices in Sorrento, trainstation 10 minutes walk (To Naples, Pompei, Vesuvius) cheap and save! You can come back by bus from the beach (so you don't have to climb back) The beaches are little , busy but Marina Grande is nice and it is free for your own chair and umbrella. The other beaches are private , you must rent chairs and umbrella!
At Marina beach (15 minutes walk down) you can eat for a good price in the restaurants and buy drinks in the little shops! You also can buy in the shop the bustickets. The busstop is two minutes from the appartment.
The little town is nice and has many restaurants, we say go to Emilia (Marina beach) , the terras on Piazza Tasso is nice, drinks are not cheap but peanuts, olives and chips are included.
Some points about the apartment;
- Kitchen it would be nice to have more knives and a great skillet (I bought one for 10 euro on the tuesdaymarket near the apartment).
- I will give 5 stars if guests in the appartment could use the nice swimmingpool in the garden. It is nice to swim after the beach. In the two weeks we were there, it was only used by one person one day !
We say if you want a private and calm stay in busy Sorrento, this is the place to be.
Feeling Italy is a good host, what you miss and all your questions , you get an answer immediately.
We had a wonderfull tme!
Fam. Hendrikx Netherlands .
Sorrento and its neighbouring cities provide the tourist numerous historical and cultural sites to visit.
The Basilica of Saint Antonino
Erected during the X Century in honour of the patron saint of the sailors, the Basilica of Saint Antonino stands in the historical centre of the city, in front of the Municipal House (Town Hall). The history of this famous church is as interesting as troubled: in 1300 it became the residence of the 'Battenti Brotherhood', or better a heretical movement that took its first steps in Naples, while in the XVII century an impressive restoration has been carried out by the Theatin Brothers, a religious institute of consecrating life.
The impressive building has been erected in the XI century and it numbers among its beauties some frescos of renowned Neapolitan artists. At the top of the tower you can admire an excellent clock tiled with majolica.
The Cloister of San Francesco
The most delicious among the Sorrento monuments is certainly the Cloister of San Francesco. Being renovated many times, the Cloister shows a characteristic mixture of architectural styles, which go from the late gothic to the Renaissance, while the adjoining dining hall preserves all its trecento peculiarities.
Correale Museum of Terranova
In a wonderful palace that overlooks the Gulf of Naples, by the central Lauro Square, it's housed the Correale Museum, which, among its rarities, numbers a singular collection of inlaid furniture, majolicas and ceramics of Capodimonte, as well as different paintings of Neapolitan artists.
It's an ancient building in which the old nobility of the town used to gather in order to legislate and make important decisions in administrative and economic fields. The monuments is enriched with a glazed dome that encloses the arcade.
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