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Dimora del Podesta
Viale Pasitea 256, 84017 Positano, Italy   |  
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Ranked #9 of 44 Positano B&B and Inns
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“A warm experience.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2012

This 3-room B&B is owned by the Milo family, one of whom, Silvio, showed us to our room, briefly introduced himself and oriented us to the scene. Our large, airy room was in town but quiet. Breakfast, including warm, freshly made croissants (“cornetti”), was served on our room’s balcony looking out towards the sea. Grandfather had refurbished the former mayor’s house in the 1950’s to start this B&B. Our room’s colorful tile flooring evidenced his lively good taste Positano brims with great restaurants, but we constantly ate at the Saraceno d’Oro on the ground floor under the B&B during our week’s sojourn. Its first-class fare and custom-tailored service extended to unbidden but suddenly appearing Prosecco or Limoncello. A well-travelled family down the hall said that nowhere, not in Seattle, Capetown or Paris, had they ever experienced a stay of such quality and authenticity. Falling rocks had made busses from Sorrento unavailable, but on our arrival Silvio was annoyed that we had taxied there rather than called him to pick us up. His mother personally drove us right to the train station at the end of our stay.
Positano spreads itself in vast vistas as it rises up the mountains from the sea. It seems populated by unusually sweet people. One old lady, huffing and puffing her way up a hill stopped to regale us with stories about changes she’s seen from horses to cars while she disarmingly complained about tourists and “too many Americans.” A Samoan immigrant construction showed his little two-story house and its climbing red flowers. Shops carry high-quality apparel, and art including ceramics worth seeing at Emporio Ceramico on via Cristofero Columbo 11.

Room Tip: Of the 3 rooms, the smallest one features a bathtub, the largest one only a shower.
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  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2012 via mobile

I travelled to Italy with a friend. We stayed one night in Capri and then had two nights in Positano. This is the most beautiful part of the world.
Our booking was made from Australia, via the Internet, and when we arrived the owners could not have been more helpful.
It is owned by a family, and there is a restaurant which is lovely. The building is grand with high ceilings and a mix of interesting antiques and practical modern pieces too. The rooms are big and clean and the bathrooms are clean, with plenty of hot water. Breakfast was served on individual terraces from the rooms. The rooms have views into Positano and out to sea.
I though it was great value for money, and a really nice location to get out and walk around a fabulous village.

Stayed May 2012, traveled with friends
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Additional Information about Dimora del Podesta

Address: Viale Pasitea 256, 84017 Positano, Italy
Location: Italy > Campania > Amalfi Coast > Positano
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #9 of 44 B&Bs / Inns in Positano
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Bed&Breakfast Dimora del Podestà is located in Positano that is one of the most beauty place of the exclusive Amalfi coast.It's the perfect solution for relaxing holiday or short stay...Come and discover the atmosphere of a simple ancient house in the heart of this little paradise on earth! ... more   less 
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