It was a mere 37 years ago that I was sent to be stationed at the Naval Hospital in Naples, Italy. My wife, three kids, two dogs and three cats. With luck, we found Complesso Turistico Averno to live for four months in while we waited for housing elsewhere. We could have stayed here at the hotel/camp site for the whole three years!
After a few return trips in the eighties, I am back in Pozzuoli, sitting on the porch at the Averno of one of the bungalows near the very place we stayed so many years ago. It's the same - it's beautiful - it's friendly - it's PERFECT.
As the writer above mentioned, the Damiani kids run both the hotel/resort/campgrounds and a new facility closer to Lago d'Averno, Habiba where folks come for parties, weddings, events in an amazing location. This is a fairy tale setting for romance.
Between the staff, who are out of this world, the decor which emulates ancient Roman architecture, the world class clay tennis courts where international competition takes place, you can't ask for much more. Sure, you may want a Hilton Park Hotel with its grandeur, but this place has ambience that can't be beat. Dancing at night with your lady love, eating with Carlo and Dante with their menu (you can't get Italian food in the US like you can get at CT Vareno), cappuccino in the thermal pool (even in the winter), as Memo, the owner, says, "Paradise!" I agree with him.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Our Country Club is located 15 min from Naples, 25 min from the airport, and 5 min from Pozzuoli port.Our location and infrastructure makes us a perfect place for backpackers, bachelors and families to stay. We presently have 12 rooms and 13 bungalows with a hot-water thermal swimming pool and a cold swimming pool, a restaurant, bar, gym (closed in the month of August), night club, tennis, basketball, and camping. All our bungalows have a kitchen, living room, bathroom, one or two bedrooms and a place for parking. We also give free wireless Internet access to anyone staying in the resort. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Complesso Turistico Averno Pozzuoli, Italy - Province Of Naples