maria lidia de luca
- english, french, russian, italian
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
Stunning location with view from castle over Naples Bay to Vesuvius. Castle grounds immaculate and swimming pool delightful. Dramatic lift descent to private beach. Apartment very well equipped and aesthetically pleasing. Safe parking and good security. Usually v. quiet - except when weddings held
Very nice apartment, much nicer than advertised!
The apartment is very spacious and well furnished. It is very clean and has everything we needed. I feel that I must write the review because when I was booking I read some dated reviews and had some apprehension. But now I’d like to let people who are interested to know not to worry about those issues. There is plenty of hot water. The internet is strong. The picture of the bathroom doesn’t do it justice. The real thing is much nicer. There is a good wash machine, very clean. Airing facility is good as well. During our stay, 8 to 15 September, the air conditioning was out of order. But we didn’t suffer from it. There are fans. I think also the high ceilings help. We were very satisfied with the apartment and wish we had the time to stay another week. We were busy seeing sights. It seems just hanging out in the apartment/castle can be very nice. Both the pool and the beach are great. I definitely recommend this apartment. It was also a great pleasure to meet Maria Lidia.
Now I mention the restaurants. Pizzeria Al Buco is a traditional Italian restaurant with very reasonable prices and tasty food. Pizzeria Franco is also good. As it is a deli, the toppings are of a high quality. If you go down the alley way out of the castle and carry on till the end, you’ll find a very up market restaurant called Di Soile e Luna. It offers very artistically arranged food which also taste good. Great service and setting as well. Best of all, it isn’t expensive. One restaurant let us down was Buenos Aires. First we were told all the lower priced wines were not available. We had the large mix grill, which on the menu was priced 50 Euro. But when the bill came, it was 60 Euro. We did check with the waiter. He then produced a menu which indicated 60 Euro, but only by a sticker. My husband peeled it off and of course on the print it is 50. We said to them “If you want to rip us off, we’ll let you have the money just to end this unpleasant experience.” So we paid and walked out. Next we knew the waiter was chasing us. He was almost in tears. He said “I don’t want you to think that I am a bad person. I had to do what the inside tells me.” Sad!
Dear Ina, it was a great pleasure to host you. I'am very happy you liked the apartment and appreciated all the efforts we do to maximize the confort of your stay.
A wonderful place - we just didn't want to leave
We spent a wonderful week at this lovely apartment. We were looking for beautiful surroundings, great facilities without the bland impersonal features of 5* hotels, a non touristy location and a place to relax. This was perfect!
It was just as we expected from the photographs with plenty of space for a family of 4, we felt very 'at home' here. The castle is delightful in a beautiful setting with peaceful gardens, a super pool area and a lovely beach. Very clean and well maintained. Food from the bar and beach was so inexpensive and fresh that there was no need to self cater at all.
Despite our limited Italian and few English speakers in Vico we felt very welcome at the castle and in the restaurants and cafes. We could not fault the assistance we received from the owner and the concierge at the castle. We would highly recommend this property and look forward to visiting again ourselves.
The location is perfect for visiting Naples, Sorrento, Pompeii, Vesuvius, Herculaneum. The train station is a very short walk away with a regular inexpensive service. If you do hire a car go small - the narrow road to the castle is very narrow!
Our only disappointment is that we booked to stay for just one week. We could very easily have spent 2 or 3 weeks here enjoying the tranquility of the castle, the friendly little town and the many nearby visitor attractions. A marvellous place.
Great stay in an surprising place on Naples bay
We are a family of 4 with two young teenagers (11 and 13). Giusso Castel has been a really nice stay. At the time we were there, the place was still under remodeling and you may come across construction workers in the courtyard. This generates some minor inconveniences (our water has been cut off for few hours). But this is quickly forgotten when you start cruising in this surprisingly very open huge castle.
The ground floor has beautiful large room with painted ceiling in open access. The view from the castle garden and the swimming pool over Naples bay is simply amazing and at this period of the year, we were almost alone. The apartment itself is spacious and convenient for our family. And there is always someone for help in case of problem.
The small town of Vico is at 5 min walking distance and is quite charming. For food, we suggest the Pizza a metro (Pizza by the meter), very good super size pizza made in front of you in a very family atmosphere. This seems to be a popular place among locals. If you like real hot chocolate (very THICK), don't miss the Bar Toto, 50 meters from the Pizza a metro. Nice food and nice people.
Thank you for choosing my apartment. I'm happy you had a great time you were really respectfull and polite guest and I hope to host you your next time in the coast.
I m sorry you had a small inconvenient with the remodeling works which are almost over.
Appartement dans le chateau de vico equenso
Séjour très agréable dans cet appartement. Très bien disposé pour 4 ou 5 personnes, et très propre et confortable. Nous avons de plus apprécié le jardin avec jeux pour les enfants, la possibilité de se garer à l'intérieur du chateau, la vue magnifique sur la baie de Naples depuis le jardin et multiples terrasses. Le gardien est très aimable. Cet appartement est idéalement situé pour visiter Naples et sa région : Naples, Pompéi, le vésuve, la côte amalfitaine, Capri..... De plus la gare desservant Naples, pompei et Sorrente est à dix minutes à pieds de la maison, les commerces de proximité sont également accessibles à pieds....Bref tout est réuni pour un séjour très agréable. Je recommande.
Grazie, spero che i miei futuri ospiti si troveranno altrettanto bene! Maria Lidia
circumvesuviana departing Central Station Napoli, by car: Autostrada Napoli-Salerno, exit Castellammare di Stabia
By circumvesuviana (a few minutes walking) you can reach Sorrento, Pompei and Ercolano as well as Seiano with her marina. From the port of Sorrento you can reach Amalfi, Positano, Capri and Napoli by aliscafo. The spa of "Scraio" is within a few minutes walking or by circumvesuvuana (one stop). Mountainlovers can climb monte Faito with the funivia departing Castellammare, which can be reached by circumvesuviana. Bikes and boats for rent. Tennis courts in the "Axidie" (Seiano). Palestra distance 20 metres.
There are excelent gastronomic specialities in local restaurants like "Pizza a metro" also take away.