We stayed at Calanteluna for a week in July and had an incredible time. There were four of us - ourselves and two teenagers and we all enjoyed ourselves.
The villa was extremely clean and bright inside. Two king size beds were very comfortable. Our boys had their own bathroom which I really liked. There was a washing machine in the downstairs bathroom which was a godsend as we were able to clean our clothes and dry them on the veranda.
The kitchen was well equipped also.
The garden and veranda/terrace offered a spectacular view of the Mediterranean and we ate many meals at the outdoor table. Umbrellas offered shade from the sun and there was also a cool tub outside which was a lovely way to cool down after a warm day touring the coastal towns.
The entire villa was so clean and beautifully decorated in white and blue.
The village of Praiano is a gem and was a good choice for us. The village is right next door to Positano so you can easily travel between the towns either by car or bus and then come back and spend a quieter evening in Praiano away from the crowds. Praiano had a lovely beach and we enjoyed the swimming. However, keep in mind that there are a lot of steps between the main road and the beach...it's worth the walk though. Coffee shops, restaurants and grocery stores are available in Praiano.
The people in the village and in fact along the entire coast were so incredibly friendly.
However, the family who own Calanteluna were absolutely wonderful!! Elia gave us a tour of the house and facilities when we arrived, recommended tours, restaurants and more. He was a wealth of information and made us feel very welcome. He was always available via text if we needed anything. His brother Pietro was also very helpful. We required a doctor for my youngest son a few days after arriving and Elia and Pietro were very helpful, arranging to have a doctor come and visit us at the villa within an hour of letting them know that we required a doctor. Such a relief!
The family own a restaurant in Positano and it's definitely worth a visit - we had a superb meal and met some other members of this friendly family.
I have already told many friends about this gem of a find. We will be back!!!!
- Also Known As:
- Calanteluna Praiano, Italy - Amalfi Coast