|Minimum Stay||3 - 5 nights|
Il Monolocale is a development of just four apartments, each virtually identical, and around 45m2 in size.
In a privileged position on the hilly ridge that bridges the narrowest point between the Gulf of Naples and Gulf of Salerno, Il Monolocale has enviable views. The apartments are surrounded by large carefully tended communal gardens arranged on several levels, a wonderful place for a stroll. Beyond this is easy access to a network of paths across the mountains of the Amalfi and Sorrento Coasts, offering cliff top walks with sheer drops to the ocean below. You will enjoy truly breathtaking scenery every time you go out to explore.
Each of the four apartments has a wonderful private terrace, warmed by the morning sunshine and brightened by flowers spilling from window boxes. With sweeping views across the Naples Bay to Mount Vesuvius, you’ll be able to relax in the utmost peace and quiet.
The apartment is accessed from the terrace via two double French doors, flanked by wooden shutters. The expanse of glass floods the apartment with light, and allows you to appreciate the extraordinary vista whether relaxing on the comfortable double sofa bed in front of the satellite television, or enjoying a meal at the dining table for four.
The décor is tasteful in natural shades of pale green. Little design touches throughout the apartment, from the ceramic floor tiles to the choice of artwork, create an interior that is both welcoming and aesthetically pleasing. There is air conditioning and internet Wifi access throughout the apartment.
In addition to the seating and dining areas, the open plan living area contains a modern kitchen, with two gas rings, a fridge-freezer, Italian coffee maker and a range of other small household appliances.
From here, a stylish open staircase leads to a mezzanine level (at a height of 1.9m) with a comfy double bed and spacious wardrobe.
The bathroom, with mosaic tiling in shades of aquamarine, is accessed from the central living room and has a washbasin, toilet, bidet, hairdryer and an enclosed shower.
We recommend bringing or hiring a car when you stay at Il Monolocale. There is a convenient parking area just inside the gates. We will be happy to assist you with recommendations for local restaurants, or to arrange tours of the local area.
We were staying for a couple of nights at the Sorrento/Amalfi Coast and for two nights we stayed at I Monolocali. I can warmly recommend the place - it is very modern, clean, has a fantastic view overlooking the gulf of Sorrento. We had a wonderful time and I can only recommend the location!
Be sure to get in contact with the manager before you leave to Il Monolocali - the location is not very easy to find. But once you found it, you will love it:-)
The apartment is in a quiet location about 6km up the hill from Sorrento. The nearby small town of St Agnata had all the local shops you need. A car is definitely necessary.
The appartment had a great view though the small terrace was in shade by just after lunch.
The kitchen was small with only two rings. There was a combi-microwave/grill but to plug it in you had to put it on the floor. The shower cubicle was very small and not very clean.
The air conditioning worked well but only for the downstairs. The sleeping area was above the aircon unit so was very warm even in early June.
Overall the place really needs a bit of TLC.
On the plus side we are extremely glad of the peace and quiet after the tourist packed areas we visited.
The apartment was difficult to find - recommend going straight to the 'Feeling Italy ' Office. Apartment is set on the hills above Sorrento set in the midst of farms with a great view to the Ocean. Feeling Italy people were helpful but unfortunately whilst the Apartment was a good size, clean and well presented it was not set up for the traveler.
The little additional items that travelers expect were not provided and it seems that it needs a caring and discerning eye from someone to ensure that the small things are added to welcome the visitor.
The bathroom: no shampoo or conditioner; no tissues; towel rails were old and useless to dry towels; no soap; hand soap dispenser was old and didn't work.
In the Kitchen: kettle would not plug in to the wall socket; no condiments; no tea or coffee bags; no washing up scourer or sponge for cleaning benches and plates; no wine glasses; crockery was scant and 'mix and match'; cutlery was not enough to cook with eg no egg slice, spatula or tongs; no broom or sweeping implements were provided. It was a shame as we were forced to make do and it made living there difficult.
What could have been a fantastic place and experience with a little care by owner was disappointing for us as visitors.
The place has great potential but we were not prepared to stay for 3 days in such a poorly equipped place having just travelled from Australia.
Stayed one sunny week at Il Monocale, Feeling Italy, apt. 2. Everything was as expected. It was clean and quiet, with a beautiful view down to Sorrento and Naples across the bay. The patio faced the warm, morning sun. Great!
Our friends stayed in apt. 1, which was a little smaller, not so well equipped (no toaster or tea kettle, needed light in range hood, had a musty smell in cupboards - probably no use through winter, and generally not as clean. They should have been in apt. 3 or 4 which were vacant most of the week.
Wifi worked well in both apartments, but no English speaking channels on the TV.
Be sure to get good directions to their office. The Sorrento route is more confusing. Chris explained it well, after we had arrived.
The fellows at the office were very helpful. Sergio let me use his computer to complete an electronic bank transfer that my iPad couldn't do. Cris pointed us to Ristorante di Mimi, on a back street, which we came back to twice again. Very good as were the TripAdvisor rating.
We would highly recommend the Capri tour that il Monocale info suggests. An excellent guide, Vincenzo, was with us most of the day, and readily available to answer questions at any time. Go when he will be the guide.
Sant' Agata is a good, central location on the coast. We drove to Positano and Amalfi on two different days. Great views! Drive carefully!
Overall, a good week, with fine, sunny days.
The city of Sorrento and its neighbouring cities, provides the tourist numerous historical and cultural sites to visit.
The Basilica of Saint Antonino
Erected during the X Century in honor 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, majolics 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.