Villa Frantoio is perfectly located away from the crazy but must see tourist towns of Positano and Amalfi but close enough to reach and explore, including the rest of the Amalfi coast, at your leisure. The Villa itself is about 200 steps from the main road - which although you will curse - is more than outweighed by the fact you have a great villa with a pool and amazing views waiting for you, not to mention you will need the exercise to counter the breakfast provided by Giulio. Giulio harvests fruits and vegetables from the orchard, which forms part of the Villa and makes his own cheese and yogurt, to provide a breakfast you will be hard pressed to find in some of the better hotels in Italy.
We had a superior room with balcony and the bathroom is again larger and better appointed than some we have found in more expensive hotels. The view from the balcony was breathtaking and the sunsets magical as the Villa faces north west.
The villa is near some of the best restaurants and bars in Praino and directly above One Fire Beach Club and beach which is like your own private party playground.
Giulio and Simona were extremely helpful and we could not fault any of their recommendations for places to eat, things to do and tours to take.More