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The spacious apartment has all the facilities you will need including dishwasher, washing machine, wifi and very efficient air-con in every room. Plenty of wardrobe space in both bedrooms and the double has a small balcony. The terrace is the over-riding reason to book this apartment and we spent many happy hours gazing out to sea. Not only is it huge but gives you views over the beach and to Salerno in one direction and around the coast towards Amalfi in the other. The locals and neighbours are very friendly but you will need some Italian in order to communicate in Vietri. We did have some issues with the boiler going out but help came instantly from the house-keeper downstairs to reset it. We left some fly spray for the next occupants because we did find that small flies found their way into the bathroom but this was soon fixed by the spray. Pay attention to the warning about the stairs to the apartment - they require effort with a suitcase. There is a bus service from outside the restaurant downstairs to take you to the town centre and the station but you will need to buy a ticket from one of the shops beforehand. Probably the best place to stay in Vietri which is a lovely little local town.
Casa Vecchia is an incredibly well-appointed apartment in an absolute gem of a village, for those who enjoy undeveloped and authentic village life. We were welcomed like guests by the people of the village and were unaware of any other tourists there. On our first day we were invited to share canapes and Asti at a wedding - which took place right outside the front door! In the evenings when not dining at the very good local restaurant, we were invited to join our neighbours eating, talking, singing and dancing in the street below our balcony.
Casa Vecchia was exactly as described on the website listing but we think it would have been better if the room with the ensuite toilet had a permanent double bed instead of the sofa beds. This would still leave two elegant reception rooms for shared use. The other bedroom was excellent. The views from the apartment are stunning.
Giovanni, the caretaker, was very friendly and efficient and is a great ambassador for the village.
On a slight note of caution, the road up to Albori is absolutely hair-raising, especially at week-ends when there are many extra vehicles. The traffic is not fast, but the road
is very narrow and there is a constant worry about scraping another vehicle. If you are hiring a car it would be advisable to ask for the oldest available!
There is a local bus service.