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“Amazing gem”
Review of Villa San Cosma

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Villa San Cosma
Pasadena
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10 reviews
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“Amazing gem”
Reviewed January 9, 2011

We traveled here at the end of a 3 week trip in Italy, and it was just what we needed. Relaxation, beautiful views and hiking. The most amazing hostess, Margherite, spoke great english, and was there for us all the way through our stay. She helped us with whatever we needed. One example: There was a laundry machine, and Margherite even offered to hang up our laundry after the washing machine finished. When we arrived back at Villa San Cosma that evening after a wonderful day hiking, our laundry was there for us on the deck, dry. Also, at breakfast she made Capuccino and tea for us, and there were fresh breads, yogurt, fruit and cereal. There is an abundance of fruit on the property, and we were able to pick fruit each day for juicing as well as for snacks. The family also has a great ceramics shop in the village, and we purchased some beautiful plates. Amazing work. Our apartment had a kitchenette that was small but functional, with everything we needed. Bathroom was beautiful, bed very comfortable. We had an outside and inside eating area. We were also welcome to use any other sitting area around the property. Every evening we sat out on the deck in the lounge chairs, overlooking the Amalfi Coast, and enjoyed wine and a few snacks before dinner. Ate each night at Cumpa Cosimo, and were taken care of well by the owner of the restaurant who makes all her own pasta and amazing meals. I had put inquiries into TripAdvisor prior to our stay on the Amalfi coast, and many people were suggesting that we stay in Amalfi or Sorrento during the winter, and to not stay in Ravello. I completely disagree now. We visited Amalfi and Sorrento, and they were much more tourist oriented, and definitely no where near the relaxation quality of Ravello. Now, I would not stay anywhere else on the Amalfi Coast. It was always such a relief to go back to Ravello each day. Quaint, quiet, calm, beautiful. There are buses that ran every 30 min to 1 hour from Ravello to/from Amalfi. We got the bus schedule the 1st day from the tourist info location in Ravello. Also, saw a beautiful classical music concert in Ravello's ampitheater. Hiked the Path of the Gods...amazing. All in all, it was one of our most favorite destinations over our 21 days in Italy. I would definitely recommend Villa San Cosma.

  • Stayed January 2011, traveled as a couple
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Tulsa, OK
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Reviewed October 22, 2010

An established family in the ceramics business had this property in their family for many years. They decided to completely renovate the home into four pretty apartments appointed with hand painted tiles, high ceilings, and lovely finish out. Our apartment had a nice sized living room with a small open kitchen and a separate bedroom. We had windows overlooking the ocean from the living room, bedroom, and bathroom. The large property is terraced with all sorts of fruit trees and landscaped with many flowers. It is on a lower part of Ravello facing the ocean and overlooking small towns. (Ravello is up the mountain from Amalfi so even the lower part is up on the mountain) The views are terrific. On one level is a Jacuzzi spa with lounge chairs. The house sits on several levels. There’s also this cool cave that you can sit in with cold spring water. Because of the location, we had privacy and didn’t feel crowded into a town. There’s a large cliff behind the property and an old historical church (surprise!) in view. There are also interesting paths from behind the Villa. Next door is the famous Momma Agata’s cooking school.
There is car parking about the equivalent of two blocks away. Nearby is the friendly local bar which was the social center for men playing cards, young people visiting, and a place to pick up a sandwich, drink, or dessert. Going into the center of Ravello, we either walked up sets of stairs, walked up the road, or took our car depending on the weather. It’s about a fifteen minute walk. There is a local bus that runs occasionally nearby, and the Sita bus which travels between the towns has a more frequent schedule starting from each side of Ravello.
While I believe that this home is officially called an “agriturismo” it is run similar to a B & B with breakfast either at the lower level outside, or inside depending on the weather. Our lovely hostess, Margherite, was on hand most of the time to help, visit, and give information. Her English is good.
This is a very nice place to stay and relax.

  • Stayed October 2010, traveled as a couple
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Whitby, Canada
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Reviewed September 6, 2010

This is a country house/villa that is brand new and well worth the money. Ravello is wedding country in southern Italy. The staff are very attentive and will look after you as if you were part of their family. The rooms are spacious, well decorated, fully equipped, satellite tv in each bedroom/main room. The owner will offer you samples of all the various fruit grown on the property. There is a jacussi and a private grotto. Breakfast can be arranged. Internet access is provided. Laundry is available. It is a 10 minute walk to the piazza and this is very doable for most although there are buses available to go up to Ravello, or down to Amalfi. If I have to attend a wedding in Ravello, this is definitely a place to consider as you will love the view.

  • Stayed August 2010, traveled with family
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Property: Villa San Cosma
Address: via San Cosma, 11, 84010, Ravello, Italy
Location: Italy > Campania > Amalfi Coast > Ravello
Amenities:
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 9 Specialty Lodging in Ravello
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 5
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