Oh so peaceful. There is a spectacular 180+ degree view on the terrace left from the town of Sorrento on the Bay of Naples round to Mount Vesuvius on the right..
Hospitality was gracious and warm. The matriarch was originally from France and she craved to speak French. Luckily Jean from our group did speak French and they chatted at every opportunity.
We had a big old, heavy clunky key, like something from medieval times, to get into our room. It was spacious with large bathroom and shower, beautifully painted wardrobe, and king-size bed.
A live orchid grew on the corner table.
Chickens nibbled contentedly and produced fresh eggs for our breakfast.
There were nooks and crannies for private relaxation or party time.
Breakfast was a huge hit. Everything was fresh and homemade with ingredients from the property and local farms--yogurt, cheeses, fresh-baked breads and rolls, honey and jams, pastries and pies, fresh sliced meats, juice, fruits and nuts, made-to-order hot items, and more.
The presentation was phenomenal. Lots of live flowers from the villa gardens decorated the tables. You might think I am overdoing it with these photos, but this is exactly what we experienced each morning. I have never seen anything like it for a breakfast buffet!
Colorful and whimsical ceramics were used for our dinnerware and for decoration on walls and elsewhere.
We ate on the lusciously green terrace overlooking the bay.
One day was a bit damp, so we ate inside. We still had a nice view of the bay.