We (2 adults, 2 children (1 and 5 years) had a great stay in Casa Azzura. Giovanna was always available via WhatsApp, and she gave us great hints to experience the region. The View from the appartment is stunning! We strongly recommend to book the parking spot for 19€ per day, as it is really difficult to park anywhere at the Amalfi Coast, even during low season. We would definitely book Casa Azzura again.
My husband and I stayed at Casa Azzurra for 6 nights and very much enjoyed our stay. Praiano is a small, neat town built above the main Amalfi coast road, so the 90 odd steps to access the apartment with your luggage is to be expected. In contrast to previous reviews, we did not meet Luca or Giovanna, who has now moved to Napoli, but we were met by Pietro who showed us to the apartment and gave us the keys. The apartment is quiet and well equipped for cooking, as well as having a washing machine and a clothes line along the edge of the terrazzo which ensures that the clothes dry quickly. The bedroom is located up a narrow staircase, which may be an issue for anyone with dodgy knees. The highlight of the apartment was definitely the terrazzo which faces south and has a fantastic 180 degree view of the Mediterranean with the sun all day. We ate breakfast there every day and dinner on a couple of nights as the weather during the day and in the evening was beautiful and the view spectacular.
CASA Azzurra is sparklingly clean, well provisioned by the owner, fully documented (when and what rubbish to put out, how to get help quickly etc) and offers views only the Amalfi coast can give.
The deck faces south so gets the full benefit of the sun. You look over the houses in front which act to provide a sound deadening effect for the traffic on the main road.
The toilet works, the shower works, the fridge works, the washing machine works.... All is provided as if you thought of it yourself.
Praiano is like all the Amalfi coast built on a steep hillside. So there are plenty of steps which makes this problematic for wheelchair users or those with tricky knees, ankles or other parts of the extremities. But that applies all through the Coast.
A short walk is needed to get you to the supermarket (the Tutti-Fruitti). A longer walk (downhill) gets you to Praiano beach which has five restaurants, a beach club and safe family swimming. Water taxis (the only way to get around if you value your sanity....avoid the road ) run from here to Positano, Anakfi, Midori. There is also the ability to get boat tours at the beach.
Choose Casa Azzurra and your holiday will get off to the best start possible.
We stayed 5 days in this beautiful apartment. Everything was really great, the view from the terrace is just amazing.
Giovanna and Pietro were both so sweet and helpful. If we ever visit Praiano again we are definitely giving Giovanna a call :)
Excellent communication with both Luca and Giovanna. They both were very helpful and provided much needed information.
The apartment was clean and tidy. It's in a great location with excellent view of the sea. We didn't expect to be walking up and down the steps so much like this but it has given us great exercise :)
Next time we will stay for a whole week!
Thank you for giving us the relaxing place to stay.