Within 10 minutes of the historical ruins of pompeii , the basilica and cicumvesuviana an excellent base for all the history of the area .
Catello , Luigi and family were wonderfully kind and helpful especially when i took ill , nothing was too much trouble .
Just be warned though the water pressure is poor citywide at certain times of day !
The villa is amongst the local housing and the people in the area were unbelievably kind and helpful , superb for anyone wanting to do things 'their way ', all in a lovely clean well appointed base for a lovely holiday , many thanks , Christopher and Kimberley .
This little house is in a perfect location, only a short walk to the town centre, train station and ruins. Catello and his family were very helpful with any queries we had and even bought us a pizza one evening. The garden and pool were amazing, we used them every day. Thank you all so much, we had a fantastic time.
Our host Catello picked us up and brought us back to his lovely place. The fridge was stocked with beer, water and a big bowl of fresh fruit. Catellos english is limited, but he made us feel very welcome and delivered us pizzas on our first night. Roman Mansion is set back from the busy road and is a peaceful oasis (dead quiet at night time) with a lovely little pool. I had a swim a couple of times. Accomodation was big enough for two, with kitchen, bedroom and bathroom. Kitchen well equipped, the only small problem we had was that the shower was cold in the morning sometimes. We found, after a couple of days, that if we ran the hot tap in the basin til it was hot, the the shower would be too.
Roman Mansion is ideally situated, just a short stroll to the bakers (Il Fornaio) for fresh bread and general groceries, and a few doors away from them, a lovely pattisserie (Peluso & Miranda) with lovely cakes. The centre of Pompei is about 5-10 minutes walk away, and about 15 to the excavations. Cicumvesuviana train staion is 5 minutes walk, where you can get trains to Naples, Sorrento (with change) Herculaneum, etc, very cheap too. 2.20 euros to Sorrento, 2.60 to Naples. Plenty of places to eat and drink in Pompei and people were really friendly and helpful. Catello took us to the train station at the end of our stay, a perfect end to our holiday.
We stayed at the 'Roman Mansion' for the second time and from the beginning it was the start of an unbelievable holiday. Our very good friend Catello and his family welcomed us with such warmth and hospitality we knew it was going to be a holiday in heaven. The accommodation was again clean and comfortable and everything we needed for a relaxing stay, nothing was too much trouble when we needed assistance. After travelling around all day and feeling quite exhausted what a better way to relax having a dip in the beautiful pool and laying on the sun beds drinking vino! We highly recommend the 'Roman Mansion' for a heavenly holiday, you won't be disappointed with anything, and when you're holiday has ended like us you'll want to return as soon as possible. Enjoy!