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Trip Report BEST Trip 2 Italy 2 Date(direct quote from Mr. Flame123) Includes Le Marche

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We are back from another hugely successful trip to our (my) favorite Bella Italia. On this trip we spent :

- 4 nights in Sorrento at fabulous Villa Monica B&B high up in the hills
- 4 nights in Hotel Floridiana in the center of Amalfi (with thanks to ekscrunchy for your enthusiastic review and recommendation!!)
- 5 nights at Albergo Piceno in the JEWEL Ascoli Piceno in Le Marche
- 3 nights in Flamini Domus apartment right off the Campo di Fiori in Roma

As always I will begin with descriptions and reviews of our accomodations :

Villa Monica in Sorrento
This is actually a large villa which belong(s)(ed) to the proprietor's father-in-law. It has been divided into several guest rooms, each with a lovely balcony overlooking the Bay of Naples and Vesuvius. Each room is a bit different, but they are all comfortable, spotlessly clean, and accommodating. Breakfast was included and was rich and varied. Pasquale, our host, was the BEST : a) driver – the room price not only included breakfast and WiFi but also a pick-up/drop-off service which was a godsend, given that the roads up to the B&B were somewhat tricky even for an experienced and fearless driver; b) entertainer – he was funny, entertaining, plays the piano, kept us laughing the whole time; c) host – he had whatever information we needed as to dinner options, places to visit, etc. I had gotten a discounted rate, on an already inexpensive price per night of 65 Euros (I believe without the discount it would be 75 Euros). HIGHLY recommended in every possible way!!!!!

Hotel Floridiana
In the center of Amalfi, right next door (really) to the cathedral, this small family-run hotel received this review from my husband – "this is the most beautiful and eye-appealing hotel I have ever been to". Our room was large and comfortable and beds were great. We had a huge bathroom and plenty of towels and amenities. Breakfast was beautiful and varied and included cheeses, meats and eggs and served in a MOST gorgeous antique-filled and frescoed room. Our proprietor was one of the sweetest and most helpful women we have ever met. Again HIGHLY recommended in every possible way!! Superior rooms 120 Euros per night, included breakfast, WiFi and parking in a garage about 200 meters away.

Albergo Piceno
Our first foray into the region called Le Marche, not much touristed and we like it that way!! This is a jewel of a hotel in a jewel of a town. It is in a small road just off the main Piazza Arringo, a small boutique hotel, clean, comfortable and quiet. Superior rooms included a large bathroom with Jacuzzi, beautiful comfortable king-size beds, a balcony in some rooms, WiFi, breakfast, free parking in a nearby garage and free mini-bar! Staff were lovely, helpful, intuitive, with great recommendations on everything we needed. Superior rooms 120 Euros per night. Again, HIGHLY recommended!!!

Flamini Domus
Our first time in an apartment, this is situated in THE best place I have ever been so far in Roma, and I have been many times. It is in a small alleyway/road right off the Campo di Fiori and was so well located that we never ever had to use any public transportation to anywhere we wanted to walk, and we walked all over Roma in our three days there. The apartment consisted of two rooms, one larger than the other (we were two couples so each couple had their own room and own bathroom) and in between the rooms was a shared kitchen. Again, clean, comfortable, large rooms and wonderful proprietor, although this being an apartment they were not available except by phone. This was fine for us since we did not need any help or direction from them. Breakfast items were left for us in the kitchen and frig and we bought whatever else we needed at a nearby supermarket. 120 Euros per night per room. HIGHLY recommended.

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