Casa Mariano is a truly wonderful apartment situated in the mountains overlooking Positano. The super-large terrace, which is a gem, overlooks the small city. The view is enough to make one cry. The pictures do not do it justice. It is breathtaking. You get to the beach and city center by climbing down stairs - 15 to 20 minutes (5 minutes by car - but who wants to use a car in this madness). Going back up, it is preferable to use the small local bus; cheap, efficient and frequent enough. The apartment itself is modern and efficient. There are 3 bedrooms but one has bunk beds and although adults can sleep there, and two of us did, it really was meant for children. We were 6 adults, but I would recommend it for 4 adults with a couple of children or 5 adults - no kids - at the most. The kitchen has all the tools, plates, utensils and glasses you might want. Everything was spotless and the beds were made with quality linens. The owner and his wife were easy to reach and made themselves available, on the premises, in more or less 15 minutes. Positano itself is ravishing. The food is all around good. We caught a concert at the Ravello music festival and had a more than fantastic dinner at Don Alfonso (2 Michelin stars, in Sant'Agata). We had stayed before on the Amalfi coast, in Ravello, but this time was better than the first. The apartment is close enough to all the action and excitment of Positano but just far enough to not suffer the inconveniences of being in the middle of this extremely busy and touristic town. Still, you're close enough to hear the roll of the waves at night, when all has quieted down and Positano transforms into a postcard perfect display of lights and stars. Casa Mariano is perfect and I plan on renting it again.
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