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“The best terrace in Italy for taking it all in”
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La Dolce Vita
Ranked #6 of 30 Ravello B&B and Inns
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Australia
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“The best terrace in Italy for taking it all in”
Reviewed May 16, 2013

This was our first trip to the Amalfi Coast, and we chose O'Sole Mio based on the excellent reviews. We were not disappointed for our 7 day stay. We had 180 degree views over the ocean and to Minori and Maoiri. The views would have to be the best on the Amalfi Coast. The apartment was very clean and spacious, lovely kitchen, great to have a working washing machine, and we were able to play our CDs which we enjoy when travelling. We tried to get back around 4pm so we could sit on the terrace in the sun enjoying a glass of wine and Italian produce and taking in the wonderful views. We did 2 walks to Amalfi and also Minori and Maiori which were just quite breathtaking walking through the olive and lemon groves, and seeing how the locals live. Ravello, in our opinion, is the nicest place to stay on the Amalfi Coast. Madalina was very friendly and thoughtful, even dropping off some lemons as I'd come down with a cold. How sweet. We purchased ceramic ware from her shop and had it shipped back to Australia. It arrived in around 5 days all in tact, and we're reminded of this beautiful place when we use the dishes. It is the best ceramic ware in the town. You won't go wrong staying in this apartment.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
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New York City, New York
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Reviewed May 5, 2013

Thank you Madalina and Pasquale for helping to make our stay in Ravello a beautiful dream come true. We stayed in O Solo Mio and couldn't get over the fantastic views. The apartment had every amenity we could ask for Including a washing machine and all the basic necessities. If we needed anything at all, Madalina or Pasquale were right there to help us out. The walk into town was short and easy and it was nice being away from the main square. The spectacular views are the same as shared by the 5 star hotels above. It was an easy bus ride down to Amalfi where we ferried to Positano and Capri. We loved the Restaurants in Ravello, starting with Cumpa Cosimo (but that's another review). While there, go to Madalina's and Pasquale's ceramic shop (the best in Italy) We bought a set of dishes and they make every meal special,
bringing back memories of Ravello.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Brownsville, Maryland
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Reviewed December 3, 2012

We stayed in O'Sole Mio in October and thoroughly enjoyed it. The apartment is close to town, lovely, roomy, spotlessly clean and came equipped all the basic necessities. The owners, Madalina and Pascuale are most helpful and friendly, and their ceramic pottery store is the best in town. The view from the terrace is spectacular, and Ravello itself is a charming town with very good restaurants and shops. This is the perfect place to stay.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Valparaiso, Indiana
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Reviewed October 28, 2012

We have been regularly coming to Ravello for over ten years, our initial stays being at the Palazzo Sasso.The Ravello Apartments and the Sasso, two streets above, share the same spectacular sea views The apartments, Carpe Diem and O’Sole Mio, both in which we have stayed, reflect the Sorrentinos’ refined elegant taste, attention to detail and quality and will not disappoint. The breath-taking views are a bonus.

We had the good fortune during our first few stays in Ravello to become acquainted with the Sorrentinos at their Pascal’s Ceramiche d’Arte, as we made purchases from the wonderful selections they offer and which we consider to be the finest available on the Amalfi Coast. Selection ranges from gorgeous “to-die -for” dinnerware to unique decorative pieces, some of which you can find in the apartments as tableware and decor..

Our first impression of Pasquale and Madalina was of them being uniquely talented, kind, generous and fair individuals, but more importantly to us, people we could confidently do business with, whether purchasing their items from Pascal's Ceramiche d'Arte or apartment rental. Each year as we return, they both exceed our initial impressions.

Our apartment was/is always available as rented, exceptionally clean, in excellent condition, and most importantly, if we needed any unexpected assistance related to the apartment, Madalina and Pasquale immediately took care of the situation, thus insuring our continued comfort.
They are simply the best. And, in our opinion, their apartments and Pascal's Ceramiche d'Arte reflect who they are as people. And we are looking forward to our stay next year!

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 11, 2012

We stayed here for one week in August. What an amazing place!! The owner Madelina was so helpful and friendly and provided us with so much info on the area. The apartments were 5* standard- modern, clean, beautifully decorated and the view from the balcony was to die for. Fantastic, I would recommend highly!! Cannot wait to go back

  • Stayed August 2012
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Brisbane, Australia
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Reviewed October 1, 2012

My fiance and I stayed three nights at Carpe Diem, Ravello. What a wonderful experience. We couldn't have been made any more welcomed by Madalina. She was so friendly, helpful and knowledgeable. The apartment was so neat and clean and had everything you could need.

The views from the balcony was spectacular. It was so nice not to be in a hotel room but feel like you were coming 'home' each afternoon. The kitchenette and washing facilities were a real welcome. The apartment is decorated so beautifully.

Would recommend the apartment to anyone going to Ravello.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Queensland, Australia
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Reviewed September 19, 2012

I spent two beautiful weeks in Carpe Diem apartment in Ravello, A large studio , I couldn't have wanted for more, immaculately clean, fitted out with quality furnishings and the most amazing views from the terrace. Easy access, only about 30 steps and close to everything in the
village. Madalina and Pasquale are a charming and delightful couple and were friendly and extremely helpful.

Madalina was there to receive me on arrival, helped carry my bag and was very welcoming.
I would not hesitate for a minujte to recommend this apartment. It has everything to make your
stay comfortable, washing machine, dishwasher, full oven etc.,

Ravello is the most delightful town, picture postcard perfect, everywhere you look, great restaurants, mostly organic food, locally grown I could have stayed for one month and will
be sad to leave at the end of my two week stay.

Pascal's Ceramiche D'Arte has the most amazing designs all done by Pascal and he offers
free shipping also. Make sure you visit his shop, it's on Via Roma, number 22 at the very end.
There are many other Ceramic shops, but this one is the best.

Thank you Madalina and Pascal for the most enjoyable stay, I have been in Paradise for two weeks and long to return.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled solo
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Property: La Dolce Vita
Address: Via Crocelle 23/25, 84010, Ravello, Italy
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Location: Italy > Campania > Amalfi Coast > Ravello
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Room Service Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #6 of 30 B&Bs / Inns in Ravello
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 4
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
La Dolce Vita is an antique villa just restored, on two levels, located a short walk from the Auditorium Niemeyer and the main square of Ravello, composed by four apartments that enjoy a breathtaking view of the Amalfi Coast. At the first floor Carpe Diem & O'Sole Mio, the floor below Bacco & Nettuno can be rented separately, but also together. La Dolce Vita includes landscaped terraces, gardens, a barbecue area and solarium, which are available to all our guests. ... more   less 
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