We rented the entire villa for our wedding celebration, and we couldn't have been happier with our choice! We had debated between two other locations, and we're so glad we chose Villa Fiorentino in Positano.
Our family and friends rented out all rooms for five nights and had the wedding ceremony and dinner reception at their beautiful outdoor terrace. The views were AMAZING, simply breath-taking. The villa is positioned quite high on the cliff, making for exceptional scenery and a peaceful location, away from the main beach area. Though it's quite a climb up and down the stairs to get into the main part of this small town, we certainly didn't mind and enjoyed the experience- quite original from anywhere else we'd stayed (and we've explored several parts Europe).
Simply stated, the villa perfectly suited our needs. My husband and I wanted a charming, family-run villa to fit our family-themed wedding celebration/vacation. We wanted a very traditional "Italian" feel (versus a fancy, luxury modern villa), which is the exact vibe the villa evoked. We needed a place to lodge 24 guests and a terrace that could serve 40 people for dinner, which the villa easily accommodated. We wanted it to feel exclusive, and its location provided just that. Most importantly, we wanted the breath-taking views that we repeatedly gawked at in travel books and magazines- Villa Fiorentino didn't disappoint.
Even when I first began my correspondence back in Nov/Dec 2010, Aristide and Antonio quickly and efficiently answered my inquiries via email within 24-48 hours. This, in fact, was the selling point for me- constant, reliable communication from the start, especially since my husband and I were planning everything from San Francisco, and we'd never visited the Amalfi Coast.
I think folks need to understand that Positano is, indeed, a small town with Italian hospitality. Yes, at times during the year, it can be a bit pricey, but Positano is the most scenic, expensive town along the coast; this fact is written in all the books, so this should come as no surprise.
We loved the Fiorentino Family's charming hospitality and treasure all of our experiences with them. We had no complaints about anything; we simply had the most amazing time during our entire stay and would highly recommend to our friends and family!