We arrived at Positano by ferry from Salerno, after a train ride from Chiusi in Tuscany. From the port, we needed some help with directions, but the trick is to walk against the traffic for about 15 minutes, up the steep snaking road (Viale Pasitea). Via Fornillo is on the left. It is a walkway, not a road with vehicle traffic. It leads back down in the direction of the sea. There are some other B & B's in the area.
Gippy was not on site when we arrived, as he was checking in guests at his other property. We had to go back up to the main road to call him - he arrived in about 5 minutes.
The accommodations were basic, but cozy and clean. There was no TV, but this was not a problem. Our room had a little balcony, and opened out onto the common area, where there is a fantastic view of the sea and the ravine.
Breakfast is optional for 3 euros, and served by Gippy in the common area - a wonderful way to enjoy the morning sun and get the day started. It would be nice if the breakfast would include items such as yogurt and fruit; however there is a refrigerator on site for those interested in purchasing their own supplies.
There are many restaurants and shops nearby, and on the road all the way down to the port. 2 of the nearby restaurants, Mediterraneo and Saraceno d'Oro, are owned by family members of Gippy, and they will take care of you if you let them know you are staying at Venus with Gippy. We had 2 very enjoyable dinners at each restaurant during our 4 night stay.
The highlight of our stay in Positano was Gippy's hospitality, and we were sad when we had to leave. Gippy is an incredible host and we highly recommend staying at Venus Inn!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Welcome to Positano Bed & Breakfast VENUS Inn The VENUS Inn B&B Positano is located in the historic center of Positano, in a nice quiet area to rest and practice being close to the Fornillo beach and to the main road where there is the Bus stop, affiliated restaurants, bars and shops. Recently renovated, has maintained the characteristics and colors typical of the place The spacious and airy, with nice decor and comforting, all equipped with private bathroom and flowered terrace. View of Positano and the sea view. You will find a familiar and you'll have all my willingness to give you the best tips and information for your vacation to Positano and the Amalfi Coast. I am pleased to be at your disposal to make your holiday easy and fun in relax and with reasonable prices. I expect you to Positano B&B VENUS Inn ... more less
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