Love, love Buca di Bacco - it was so hard to leave!
Our room was divine (Room 33), huge room dressed up in a gorgeous 'Italian style' with beautiful furniture, bedding, tiled floors, chandelier, big soaking bath and the balcony with sunbeds, table and chairs WOW room to wander it was so wide and the view to the sea Uplifting to the soul.
The staff are attentive, polite and with excellent English.
Substantial buffet breakfast on a sunny balcony overlooking the ocean. Basic scrambled egg and bacon but the fruit, cereals, yoghurt, cakes and Italian delicacies offered were abundant and varied. There was also a machine to make your own fresh orange juice.
We were only in Positano 5 days after travelling through Europe for nearly 6 weeks so chose to enjoy the location rather than wander too far but we enjoyed a day trip to Capri
Once in Capri catch the funicular to the town centre (we tried to walk as we didn't know about the funicular and after 1 1/2 hours of walking in 40deg heat gave up).
On the Port in Capri is a lovely bar 'Bar Iolanda' and a sandal maker Il Sandalo Caprese - the bar is on the waterfront with the sandal maker working at the front of the shop behind. He has been making sandals since 1964 and is a charming older man. Compared to Positano his prices and range were better value and the choice amazing (still pricey but not in the Jimmy Choo price range). It was an eclectic place offering tasty food/drinks, sandals, liquers and souveniers. They also offered free tastings of the Limoncello and Meloncello (preferred the melon) which were sublime but a bit head spinning in the hot weather. What we really enjoyed about Bar Iolanda and Il Sandalo Caprese were how helpful and friendly the people were; though I suppose it helps when you have superior products to work with www.capristore.it
Don't fuss if you get stung by a jelly fish - even with the locals screaming Medusa hahaha there is always a lifeguard or I think his title is the gabieneri close by with a bottle of ammonia to spray onto the sting. The worse thing that will probably happen is you may need antihistamines NOT like our Aussie jellyfish!
Dining at Buca di Bacco was sublime - the food is just wonderful. Views of the sea, attentive service, beautiful wines.
My husband and I also completed the cooking course which is an excellent experience and we learnt so much. Andrea was our 'tutor' and he has the patience of a saint - he was ably assisted in the translation process by a knowledgeable young woman who was lovely. To top it off the class then enjoyed the dishes cooked in the restaurant with wine. Bellissimo
Don't miss out the Buca di Bacco experience - wonderful beyond words.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- . Hotel Buca di Bacco is located in the heart of Positano in prime sea front position on the beach of Marina Grande, it is the ideal spot to experience the magical atmosphere of the place. It is an historical Hotel and Restaurant and dates back approximately to the 1920, today it looks very different from how it did at the beginning of the century. The hotel, which owes its origins to the old tavern is constantly keeping up with the changing times, the classic and plain decor was designed to offer a comfortable and pleasant atmosphere, the rooms have a sea view with either a small balcony or terrace, or a little garden. Among our services, Cooking Classes are available in our Restaurant and offers the opportunity to learn our regional cooking style. Once inside the hotel, the welcoming ambience will allow you to relax and unwind as the eager yet courteous hotel staff aim to please even the most demanding of customers. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Buca Di Bacco Positano
- Buca Di Bacco Hotel