Wow! Such a beautiful view from the apartment that we had take away....at home. The owners couldn't do enough for us and the apartment had everything we needed. Perfect.
Sorrento is always a great place to visit and this apartment was well sited for the town centre. You need strong legs though as there are some 60 steps from the road level up to the building! Thank goodness there was a lift to the fifth floor or we would have had to sleep in the car park
Gerado's parents were welcoming, friendly and helpful.
The apartment lacks a comfortable sitting room as this seems to be used for storage and is unavailable. With good weather, this s not a problem as one spends time on the roof terrace looking at the fantastic view of Vesuvius looming over the bay of Naples.
A short stroll down the main road brings you to Tasso Square where everything happens! Bar Ercolano is the best spot for watching the world go by and the staff are fantastic and helpful.
The nearby side streets of the old town are a maze of shops and restaurants. Many opportunities to buy great leather goods and shirts! Spent too much as usual!
Took the bus to Amalfi this time instead of driving myself. A crowded but less stressful way to see the Amalfi coast road. Last time, my knuckles were white for a week after driving to Positano, Amalfi, Ravello and through the Latari mountains.
I recommend the appartment and "Team Gerado"!
We (family of four with late aged teenagers) stayed for 7 nights in mid August.
The apartment is a little basic but includes everything you need - the main thing you need in August being air-con which worked well.
The key element of the apartment is its roof top location with large private (safe for children) terrace and balcony affording panoramic views over the bay of naples - the good view of Vesuvius allows you to spot signs of potential erruptions - run run....
The owners are everything you could wish for - firendly, enthusiastic and keen to help. They picked us up at the train station and insisted on dropping us off on our way home - even though it meant collecting us at 05:50 AM.
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The penthouse has two bedrooms and two baths and a small kitchen, all connected by large hallways. The views from the balcony are as shown. We found that, since the balconies connect to three sides of the penthouse, we could usually find one out of the wind. The wind is cool in May.
The location is excellent. A large supermarket is within 200 feet of the street gate to the condo complex. The gate is about three minutes from the condo. There are back steps that lead down to a main street that leads to the center of town. Across the street from the back steps is Pizzeria Rosticceria da Michele. A great little place to pick up food to eat at home. Their roast chicken is excellent. Down the street from Michele is a great bakery. Best chocolate croissants in town. In 15 minutes you can run down, pick up bread and pastries and be back up enjoying them on the deck.
The main square of the town is about a 5-10 minute walk.