What a great place to celebrate turning fifty with life long friends! We were three couples looking for a special place to stay and wow did we find it. La Grotta dei Fichi is truly an amazing place. If you read about the history of how the villa came to be, you will begin to get a feel as to how special it really is. When you visit, you will see first hand the love and attention the Trapani family put into building their vacation home. We could write pages on the sheer beauty, but past reviewers have already done this.
We found the Villas's website by chance and contacted the owner/host Vincenzo last summer. We cannot say enough about how much Vincenzo made our vacation a memorable one. His goal is to share what he loves about the Amalfi Coast... through sightseeing, the local food, wine and his friends. He calls them Experiences and that they are. Every meal was unique and added something to our experience. The wine tasting dinner with the Michelin chef was a highlight. We love our wine, and Vincenzo made sure we had some great local wines. We loved having our meals at the Villa, especially since we already had the table with the best view! The excursions were great, especially our private boat trip to Capri. The Island was beautiful, but our favorite memory was anchoring off the coast and swimming into a small grotto.
Vincenzo was always available to accomodate anything we wanted. From a last minute shopping excursion to Sorrento to some of his Mom's favorites shops to even organizing a walking tour and a dinner reservation for us in Rome. Most of all we enjoyed the time we spent with him learning about the area and it's culture and the Villa's history. We made a new friend who will always be special to us!
We only wished we had stayed more than one week so we could have shared more of the That's Sapore Experiences! We already have some friends and family that have booked the Villa for next summer. We cannot wait to go back!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Exclusive villa rental (sleeps up to 8 people) located on the Amalfi Coast, in a unique position carved from the cliff wall which falls sheer down to the sea. Its location, halfway between Sorrento and Positano (each less than 4 miles away),gives you immediate access to all the Coast’s major attractions. You will enjoy stunning sea views, a private pool, gym, sauna, vegetable garden, sundeck, grotto-bar, pizza oven, concierge service, Wine & Food Experiences. ... more less