Gloria Apt, Castello Giusso, Vico Equense
Apartment is in a beautiful, peaceful setting within a converted castle overlooking the Bay of Naples & Vico Equense.You have the use of the extensive grounds,a large pool & the private beach which you can access by a lift (or by steps if you are very fit).The Apartment is more than adequate for 4 adults with two bathrooms (one upstairs bath/shower one ground floor shower only).Kitchen facilities are also very good.The bedrooms are both a good size (one has double bed and one has 2 singles) on a mezzanine floor that overlooks the living area but here are only curtains across the mezzanine balcony to provide any privacy which some may find a little disconcerting.There is loads of hanging and storeage space for clothes. It is well kept & clean but you will probably spend most of your time on the lovely private terrace area that overlooks the pool & out over the bay. You do have full access to the rest of the castle, bar and grounds most of the time but be warned it is a popular venue for weddings due to its stunning setting and you are not able to use all the facilities on these days. We found the pool and beach out of bounds on several afternoons which was a little disappointing and if you like an early night the celebrations may disturb you but they were always finished for midnight latest.On the plus side you do get a bird's eye view from your terrace if you want to indulge in the Italian pastime of people watching! The Castle is only a few minutes easy walk from the town centre that has plenty of bars, cafes and restaurants (Da Francos for excellent cheap pizza open 7 days, Terra Mia and Al Buco for very good, reasonably priced restaurant meals but they are not open on Mondays.Frequent visits to the renowned ice cream parlour 'Gabriele' are a must to sample the vast choice of ice creams & cakes.The train & bus station is a five minute walk & is on the main Naples-Sorrento line with frequent, cheap trains that stop at both Pompeii & Herculaneum which gives a welcome break from driving. Sorrento is appx 10 miles down the coast for ferry to Capri & Amalfi is about 20 miles if you are brave enough to try the drive which is not for the feint hearted even for experienced drivers. Lucio the owner met us at the apartment, speaks good English if your Italian is not up to scratch & is very helpful.If you have any problems you can contact him easily.All the Castle staff are also very friendly & helpful.We would not hesitate to recommend this property to others.
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People with Disabilities,
Helpful votes: 10/10
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