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#20 of 74 B&Bs / Inns in Positano
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Colle dell'ara is not a hotel. Staying with us, in our home, means treating yourself to a rare experience. We are in Positano, in the small village of Montepertuso, located just above this corner of paradise on the Amalfi Coast. The building is situated on top of the hill and can be reached on foot in 5-6 minutes through an ancient path, fully illuminated at night. We are Pasquale and Giacomo, who with the help of our father Michele, a few years ago we decided to undertake this activity which constantly is giving us the opportunity to convey to our guests our main passions for hospitality and good food. These passions, well-established in our coastal land and agriculture, allowing us to constantly reinvent the offer to our guests dedicated, basing it on availability and seasonality values. We host you in rooms equipped with private bathroom and balcony overlooking the sea of Positano between the islands of Capri and Li Galli. Each room has a large double bed (with the possibility of adding a single bed), and are equipped with linens, towels and toiletries. Free wi-fi connection is working in all our spaces. We provide you with keys for your independent access at every time. Upon your arrival you will find free parking slots along the road and we'll help you carry your luggage with a special pulling system. We will assist you from beginning, accompanying you throughout whole of your stay suggesting you the best local amenities including activities from ourselves offered. You will have here the opportunity to experience our land through different activities such us farming excursions and local cooking classes (events organized on reservation). We always include breakfast, different every day and based on availability of our gardens, or made by the breads and cakes that we daily prepare. The center of Positano is reachable by bus in 20 minutes or 35-40 minutes through a centuries-long staircase. For trekking lovers, our structure is directly related to the main paths of Monti Lattari and the most famous Walkpath of God. However, we are located at the center of several important location like Pompei, Capri, Amalfi, Ravello and Sorrento, reachable by ferry, bus or car. Nearby you will find shops and restaurants.
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Free public parking nearby
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Hiking
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Banquet room
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Wifi
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Languages Spoken
English, Italian, Portuguese

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Inspiration792008 wrote a review Jun 2022
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We had a wonderful time here. Marco was a fantastic host, he came and met us with our bags, cooked us an amazing evening meal - probably the best we had during our whole stay in Italy. The view over Positano is unmatched and the red husky Aria was a very friendly resident that we both loved seeing during our stay. Couldn’t recommend staying here more, loved it!
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Lisa A wrote a review May 2022
Rochester, Minnesota3 contributions1 helpful vote
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Colle dell’Ara is a magical place! We stayed for a week and I had to pinch myself every morning when I walked out on our balcony to the breathtaking view. Marco is an amazing host! He was a wonderful resource and went out of his way to make sure we had an enjoyable trip. We were treated like royalty by Marco and his staff. The food was organic, delicious and plentiful. Should you want to venture into Monteperuso for dinner, there are three wonderful restaurants within walking distance. It was an amazing escape from the hustle and touristy buzz of Positano Central (which is a 15 minute bus ride away). This family truly understands the meaning of hospitality.
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Room Tip: Shoulder season is definitely the best time to visit. The Amalfi coast is incredibly crowded...
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Caroline S wrote a review Jun 2021
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If you are traveling to Amalfi Coast you must stay at Colle dell'Ara for the most authentic and wonderful experience. It truly was like being in a dream. Located at the very top of the mountain, the view is absolutely breathtaking and better than any other hotel spot on the coast. Marco, the owner, is so accommodating and a joyful presence to be around. The breakfast was delicious as everything is freshly grown on the property garden. He gave us the best tips, service, and made us feel like family. The rooms cater the charming Italian decor as well. It was not just a stay, but an immersive experience that my friends and I will cherish forever. When I come back I will look nowhere else to stay besides Colle dell'Ara. Xoxo, Caroline Salvaggio, Peyton Pose, & Ann Bradley Maloney
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Date of stay: June 2021
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DOTI wrote a review Sep 2020
Chandler’s Ford, United Kingdom53 contributions15 helpful votes
We had a lovely time in Positano, the steps on the first day at midday were horrific but we learnt this and only arrived back after sunset and then they were more than manageable! Covid meant we basically had the place to ourselves- breakfast was amazing, one of the best coffees Ive had in Italy. Only issue was on the first evening we got back expecting to be able to order dinner, but this wasn't available. Other than that was great to be up the hill and have the views and be able to get away from the town for the evening.
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Date of stay: September 2020
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AliciaAnas wrote a review Aug 2020
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Absolutely stunning villa located at the highest point of the Positano with the breathtaking view of the picture-perfect landscape. The villa is surrounded by the mountains and beautiful garden where the most delicious tomatoes are grown and served during the breakfast. The owner of the place - Marco, is the friendliest and kindest person, who cares about each and everyone of his guests - you feel like you are at your own Italian home. The rooms are designed in traditional Italian style, therefore you can experience the real Italian vibe. I would like to say a big big thank you, because the place charmed me so much, and definitely it is a place to come back. Grazie mille Marco ! Alicija and Anas
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Date of stay: August 2020
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Room Tip: All the rooms are offering a sea and mountain view
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dom123 wrote a review Jul 2020
London, United Kingdom89 contributions73 helpful votes
This place was exactly what we were looking for: beautiful views, authentic experience, not fancy but comfortable and great hosts. It's along way up from Positano (400m vertical drop , 1h walk) and from the nearest road where you can park (400 steps), but you must consider a few things: parking in Positano itself is very expensive (€60/day and up) and sometimes just impossible, so wherever you stay you will park a long way up from the town. I think it's better to stay high up and have the views and the fresh air than be at sea level, where it's crowded and hot. Whatever you choose, you will be walking up. Marco and his father are perfect hosts in a natural and authentic way, and I recommend having dinner at the house at least one night. The food is simple but from their land and delicious, and the view cannot be better. We had dinner at the supposedly fancy Tagliata restaurant nearby, but I much preferred eating at the house. Better views and better quality. Practical stuff: perfectly clean, great mattress, quite firm as is usual in Italy, quiet location, cool breeze at night, AC provided, parking easy nearby, access to the house up 400 steps from the road. We walked up from Positano, it takes one hour and it's a very strenuous exercise...but rewarding, going up 400m on staircases with gorgeous views of Positano and the coast. There are buses every hour from Positano, but in high season, it might be hard to get on after 8pm. Anyway, these are issues that you will have wherever you stay in Positano. From the house you can walk to the path Sentiero degli dei, the path of the gods, a great walk at high level along the corniche to Agerola.
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Date of stay: July 2020
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Room Tip: All rooms have great views, some have en suite shower room, the other private but not ensuite.
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Negin wrote a review Jul 2020
Positano, Italy4 contributions
I had a best time on the amalfi coast. I would appreciate Marco for providing such an elegant place to enjoy my holidays. The rooms all have memorable views of the coast and clean and comfortable. 😍😍it’s highly recommended to young couples.
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Date of stay: July 2020Trip type: Traveled solo
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Andrew Maxson wrote a review Oct 2019
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Very genuinely, Colle dell’Ara is our favorite place. As you may have read - yes, the view is incredible and unmatched, but that’s the least of it. Marco and his family are the finest, most considerate hosts you’ll find. We’ve never felt more at home while traveling, and we dream about going back… every day. We visited Italy in 2016, and happened upon Colle dell’Ara. It was the most memorable trip and experience we’d had on our travels and we vowed that we’d be back. When it came time to pick a spot where we’d be married, there was no question, it had to be at Colle dell’Ara. In Sep. 2019, we finally returned and brought our closest relatives to show them our favorite place in the world. It was the trip of a lifetime, thanks to the hospitality of Marco and his family! Colle dell’Ara is where we chose to begin our official lives together, and we’d make that choice a thousand more times. It was unforgettable and truly the best time of our lives. If you’re into abstract peace, mind-bending food prepared from ingredients grown on the ancient farm around you, perfect Vesuvian wines, non-stop incomprehensible beauty, and familial kindness - this is the place for you. Quite simply, you’ll never find any place like it. Colle dell’Ara is an Italian original, one in a million, and will forever be in our hearts.
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Date of stay: September 2019
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jvb2nd wrote a review Sep 2019
Perth, Australia7 contributions6 helpful votes
We researched countless accommodation options all down the coast before our first trip to the Amalfi / Positano region and we were soooo happy we ended choosing Colle del’Ara for our 3 nights. The host Marco (and his father) were the most generous, friendly, welcoming and knowledgeable hosts. From the moment we arrived up the (many) steps to Colle Del’Ara, we were quickly met with chilled water, bruschetta, omelettes, Cappucino’s and fresh orange juices. Every now and then Marco would whip up a nice treat or two for the guests staying as we all sat on the terrace with wines enjoying the most incredible view on the coast. The rooms were clean and tidy and the breakfasts were delicious. Don’t pay overs to stay in the hectic Positano. There’s a local bus stop just down the road from the accommodation that’ll take you right into Positano (where you really hit the hustle and bustle - but still great for visits). Just 100m up from the accommodation is a restaurant called La Tagliata which is one of the most authentic Italian experiences you can get where nonna cooks a set menu for you (5 courses unknown to you) and it is soo filling and delicious and value for money. It also happens to be very hard to get into without a prior booking, however Marco set us up to get in as they know Marco well. The accommodation is within walking distance to the path of the gods - a must do hike for anyone wanting incredible views of the coast. Marco has a bit of talent on the acoustic guitar too so be sure to put in some requests! The views, the value, the serenity, the host(s), the vibe - look no further... honestly!
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Date of stay: September 2019Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Alexander B wrote a review Aug 2019
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I am not one to go out of my way to leave a bad review however this property & its owners have left a real negative impact on our travels. We booked a 4 night stay at this property via booking.com. Pros:- - Marco is helpful & speaks good English. - The view is great. - The food for breakfast provided was nice & traditional authentic Italian. - There is a cable system to carry your bags to the building. Cons: - The property is very far from the town & is a major inconvenience (some people may find this enjoyable). - The rooms are extremely basic & not homely in any way shape or form (think 2 star highway motel). - No bathroom amenities in the room other than 2 towels. - Low shower pressure. - A small bar fridge that is warm. - No air-conditioning in the bed room. - No fly-screens to the doors or windows. We had booked a 4 night stay at this property & whilst I knew it was going to be out of the main town it was a real effort to locate initially & considerable effort to get to the town (either by local bus or walking the stairs). After checking in & getting to our room to cool off we realised there is no air-conditioning!! There was a cheap basic fan provided which proved useless as the room was stifling over night! Open the windows and let the cool mountain breeze in?? .. No you cant do that due to there being no fly-screens on the windows or doors. You have the choice of being bitten by mosquitoes & black flies or roasting yourself to sleep in the 30+ degree heat of the room. We made it through the first night & checked out the following morning. I spoke with Marco onsite & politely expressed our concerns & his response was 'we didn't lie to you - the websites all say there is no air-conditioning'. Later that day I checked the booking.com page which booked from & can confirm 100% that there is no specific mention of YES or NO to air-conditioning - it is blank. I took screenshots of the booking.com pages which I attached to an email politely offering to pay for 2 of the 4 nights (50%) due to the above. I did not receive a response & was later charged the full 4 nights - which I feel is deceitful & rude considering the lack of specifics on their booking.com page. Perhaps an oversight?... If it was, you think you would do the right thing by your customers? I would like to re-affirm that this property is severely inconvenienced by its location, lack of amenities & public bus service which is overcrowded going both up & down the mountain. We have travelled all over the world & stayed in backpackers to 5 star hotels so we are well versed & open minded to all types of accommodation. We will not be recommending this property to anyone from Australia & I will be sharing this honest review to all other booking websites. ***Avoid this property as you can 100% do better elsewhere closer to town (which we did for the remaining 3 days). *** (Marco & your brother - feel free to reply to my emails directly or alternatively through the booking.com platform at anytime).
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Date of stay: August 2019
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PRICE RANGE
$212 - $515 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
ItalyCampaniaProvince of SalernoAmalfi CoastPositano
NUMBER OF ROOMS
3
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Frequently Asked Questions about Colle dell'Ara
Which popular attractions are close to Colle dell'Ara?
Nearby attractions include Absolute Positano (0.6 miles), Art & Craft Gallery (0.7 miles), and Nana' Positano (0.7 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Colle dell'Ara?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a banquet room.
What food & drink options are available at Colle dell'Ara?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Colle dell'Ara?
Yes, free public parking nearby is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Colle dell'Ara?
Conveniently located restaurants include Ristorante Casa Mele, Casa e Bottega, and Il Tridente.
Is Colle dell'Ara located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.8 miles away from the center of Positano.
Are pets allowed at Colle dell'Ara?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Colle dell'Ara?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Italian, and Portuguese.
Are there any historical sites close to Colle dell'Ara?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Chiesa di Santa Maria Assunta e Cripta Medievale (0.6 miles), Villa Arianna (4.5 miles), and Acquedotto Medioevale (4.4 miles).
Does Colle dell'Ara have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the mountain view available here.