Property: 10 |
Cleaning: 10 |
Host: 10 |
Location: 10 |
| Breakfast: 10
I stayed at Salerno in Alto Mare for the final two nights of a three-week tour of southern Italy in October, 2014. I'd made the booking months ahead relying on Trip Advisor's reviews. As so many others have mentioned, Luca is about the nicest and most helpful host you could ever hope for. I arrived with TOO much luggage, which he patiently assisted in carrying from the parking garage, which is about a ten minute walk from the B&B outside the historic zone. There is elevator access to his apartment, which is on the seventh floor of a building near the Lungo Mare, or Seaside Drive. In the evening, you can watch the sun set on the sea from the balcony. The surrounding buildings, painted coral and umber, glow as the light dims, while the breeze whisks through the trees.
The apartment is Luca's home and you feel like you're visiting a friend. Breakfast is delicious and plentiful, with fine sliced meats and cheese, fresh bread and croissants, wonderful coffee and juice. The fridge in the common room has drinks and a few snacks, and you are welcome to sit there as well. My room and bathroom were spotless and the bed very comfortable.
I did not have time to get to know Salerno- I spent my only day on an excursion south of town, to one of the dairy farms which produces superlative bufalo mozzarella cheese and yogurt, then on to the remarkable Greek ruins and archeological museum at Paestum. These are both marvellous sites and Luca helped me organize and make the most of this day.
On the morning of my departure, Luca made an early breakfast, again assisted me with my luggage to my car, and made sure I knew how to safely proceed to Naples airport for my return flight. He is a real gentleman, and has made a lovely, welcoming environment for travellers to Salerno.
stayed from 10/22/2014 to 10/24/2014