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La Grotta dei Fichi
North Caldwell, NJ
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“Absolutely Incredible!”
Reviewed July 21, 2011

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!

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled as a couple
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New York City, New York
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Reviewed July 21, 2011

I've travelled extensively over the past 3 decades and staying at Vincenzo's La Grotta dei Fichi was the best vacation I ever had. The villa and gardens are better than the website pictures -- how often does that happen? The amenities and service were impeccable. It's the perfect "home" to share with friends after a day of boating, touring and spa-ing.

Stayed July 2011, traveled with friends
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Reviewed June 6, 2011

As if traveling with good friends wasn't fabulous enough, La Grotta dei Fichi surpassed all expectations as did Vincenzo, his family and friends who helped make this one of the most magical and unforgettable vacations ever! From the moment we arrived, it was as if our feet never touched the ground! From home cooked gourmet meals and in-shop tastings to day trips on the Amalfi Coast , a tour of Marisa Cuomo's award winning winery, to a wonderful restaurant Antica Osteria Nonna Rosa in Vico Equense, to unforgettable shopping in Sorrento and most of all enjoying the Villa with friends, this was a dream vacation. Truly, "Paradise"! Thank you Vincenzo and Trapani Family!!

  • Stayed May 2011, traveled with friends
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed April 30, 2011

Wedged on a ledge under the mountains and over the Mediterranean spritzed by lemon trees sits the most beautiful place on earth. My boyfriend & I arrived after a long flight from the States to a warm welcome from Vincenzo (the owner). We enjoyed a scrumptious meal prepared by a local chef that Vincenzo arranged. The meal was served to us outside as we took in the spectacular view. We were speechless! We highly recommend this culinary experience. We took advantage of every aspect of the villa from picking eggs from the villa chickens for our breakfasts, nightly romantic walks on the villa paths hugging the cliffs, third floor sauna..... etc. etc. etc. Even more spectacular than the view (if thats possible) was Vincenzo's constant attention to detail, recommendations and input on every aspect of our trip. Prior to our departure he emailed weekly with recommendations. He truly made this a very relaxing experience being that we were so inexperienced. We will definitely be back! Grazie Grazie, Vincenzo! We have made a friend for life.

  • Stayed March 2011, traveled as a couple
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Ottawa, Canada
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Reviewed March 23, 2011

We are two families with 4 children under 9 years old. We were looking for a villa near Positano to take our kids on the March Break.

What a wonderful place this has been. Vincenzo has made every effort to ensure our comfort during our stay.

The pictures of the villa certainly drew us to the villa, but they are unable to give you the true grandeur of the site. Essentially the location is built into a ledge on the cliff of the coast, spread over a few hundred feet. Gardens provide depth to the ledge, and make you feel as though you are in a tropical paradise.

Vincenzo says his father employed 4 stonemasons for many years to complete the construction of the villa and gardens. The result is fantastic.

  • Stayed March 2011
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Reviewed December 5, 2010

We had planned to do some traveling with a van we had rented. The van never showed up, so the owner Vincent stepped in -- he arranged an all day excursion for us to Amalfi/Positano/Ravello, our drive to the ferry for Capri, an outstanding dinner in town one night, cheese factory (where we made mozzarella), and an evening to a local shop where we ate a TON of locally made foods (and wine). The drivers arranged for us were much cheaper than our van rental! (FYI - When booking the place, check with the owner on the excursions available prior to booking them yourself).

Overall, the photos don't do the place justice...it's absolutely unbelievable! The villa is built on the side of a cliff, so there are spectacular views of the Mediterranean. Besides the photos on here of of the Pool, the Bar, and the rooms (which were awesome), the Villa had a wood fired oven which we used to make authentic pizzas (which the owner showed us how to make). There's also a garden with fresh vegetables and chickens (we had farm fresh eggs every morning)! Normally the group I travel with is very active, but the villa was so great we just spent 2 days at the villa relaxing at the pool and hanging out!
I would recommend this place in a HEARTBEAT!

  • Stayed October 2010
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New York
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Reviewed November 19, 2010

PARADISE....There's no other way to describe my stay at this Villa. One of the most relaxing vacations. Peaceful & quiet & breathtaking views. This was one of my favorite vacations! Vincenzo was wonderful and always very helpful. He really cares about his guests. One night he made us several different pizzas in the outdoor pizza oven...words cannot describe how delicious everything was. Not to mention the wonderful vegetables from the Villa garden & the Villa chickens. I highly recommend a vacation at La Grotta dei Fichi.

  • Stayed June 2010, traveled with friends
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Property: La Grotta dei Fichi
Address: Meta Amalfi, 80063 Piano di Sorrento, Italy
Location: Italy > Campania > Province of Naples > Piano di Sorrento
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 16 Specialty Lodging in Piano di Sorrento
Number of rooms: 5
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 

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