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Colle dell'Ara

Via Monsignor Vito Talamo Buzzer on the Road 200 Meters Ahed la Tagliata Restaurant, 84017, Positano Italy
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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
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Banquet room
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Languages Spoken
English, Italian, Portuguese


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DOTI wrote a review Sep 2020
Chandler’s Ford, United Kingdom52 contributions13 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
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
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
Room Tip: Reach out to Marco to explain your what you're looking for, and he'll ensure you have...
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$158 - $253 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ItalyCampaniaProvince of SalernoAmalfi CoastPositano
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Frequently Asked Questions about Colle dell'Ara
Which popular attractions are close to Colle dell'Ara?
Nearby attractions include Ceramiche Casola (0.6 miles), Nana' Positano (0.7 miles), and Absolute Positano (0.6 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, Il Tridente, and Latteria.
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 Villa Arianna (4.5 miles), Chiesa di Santa Maria Assunta e Cripta Medievale (0.6 miles), and Reggia Quisisana - Museo Archeologico di Stabiae (4.0 miles).
Does Colle dell'Ara have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the mountain view available here.