We landed in Naples & rented a car. Having driven in Italy before we knew what to expect so were not too intimidated and got to the B&B with only a few wrong turns! Theresa welcomed us warmly, and though we speak little Italian and she doesn't have command of English we were able to communicate our famished and tired state. She sat us in the gazebo-like restaurant and served us a wonderful cabresé salad of fresh tomatoes and soft mozzarella followed by spinach and cheese ravioli in bolognese sauce. What a way to begin our culinary experiences in Italy!
Our room was lovely, with a distant view of Capri off to the north. The mattress was firm and comfortable and the room quiet. We slept well for the three nights there.
Breakfast is served on a long table covered with a variety of pastries, breads, meat & cheese as well a boiled eggs for those of us who prefer an American breakfast. A variety of coffee alternatives was much appreciated as well as fresh juice and fruit. We did not go away hungry!
The highlights of our stay were chatting with Michele who speaks English well and was very knowledgeable about all topics we chose to discuss with him. He is also the chef. One evening he made us pizza which had just enough wood oven taste, thin crust and delicious toppings for us to declare it was the best pizza we had in our 2 1/2 weeks in Italy. To top it off, Michele makes his own limoncello from the lemons in the back yard. It was a perfect way to finish the meal. Again we have to say it was the best we had on our trip, hands down.
Finally, Massa Lubrense is a beautiful area where we hiked daily on the cliffs overlooking Capri and the Bay of Naples. Tutu Bella!
Thank you Theresa and Michele!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- De Maria House is situated in one of the most picturesque places on the Sorrento Peninsular, Massa Lubrense, where you can visit astonishing places of interest, rich in a variety of archaeological resources and fascinating history.It’s position also enables you to easily reach the islands of Capri, Ischia, Procida using the efficient train and ferry services.Neapolitan pizza, regional dishes and typical pastry specialities are served on site, in the internal panoramic restaurant. ... more less
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