It is no surprise this wonderful farmstay/guesthouse receives rave views. We recently spent 5 weeks travelling through Europe with our boys, and I can honestly say Villa Maria was one of the highlights. Right from the booking process with Nadia, the hospitality and warmth from the entire family, the crazy Fiat Panda ride up the hill from Minori (cheeky Vincenzo clearly enjoyed the squeals of delight from the boys as his pride&joy little-blue-mountain-goat-of-a-car traversed the near vertical driveway), the breathtaking views and the food, oh wow, the food......
This is a very, very pretty guesthouse run by a family passionate about food&their area &produce - all grown metres from the rooms! I agree with the former review that the drinks are expensive, but the food&wine combined with the view is the "art" here - we were happy to pay for the experience.
This was our first visit to the Amalfi Coast and it occurred to me staying in or near the main road would be very noisy due to the traffic&especially the buses&trucks blaring horns at every corner, whereas a 20-25 minute (calorie-burning-i-can-do-this-AND-eat-more-of-Maria's-food!) walk up through the town steps led us to the peaceful Villa Maria where we woke up to birdsong and the coffee machine! And of course, sunrise over the glorious coast, from way up high amongst the olive groves....
The charming town of Minori doesn't seem to get the publicity it deserves, but perhaps our view was swayed because we truly loved this guesthouse. Heartfelt thanks to Nadia, Vincenzo, Maria, Danilo, Myriam and all your wonderful family for making our time there truly memorable. We wish you continued success in your family endeavour and we promise to return one day.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- In the unique setting of Minori on the Amalfi Coast, at the top of a lemon cultivated valley with a stunning sea view, sits Agriturismo Villa Maria overlooking the surrounding landscape. The rooms, furnished in simple country style and equipped with all comforts, have a charming lemon framed terrace where you can sit and relax on. Our garden is at our guests' disposal, to pick fruits and vegetables, and a woodland whose fragrances will accompany you throughout your stay. The lovers of genuine food can savour a cuisine with a strong Mediterranean feel hallmarked by its dedication to exalt the simplicity of flavour, constantly looking for seasonal and carefully selected ingredients. Our farm is dedicated to organic cultivation focusing on the true identity of prime local products to enjoy under a pergola of grape-vine and lemon trees at lunch, dinner or during the cooking classes organized by the owners, Maria and Vincenzo. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Agriturismo Villa Maria Hotel Minori
- Agriturismo Villa Maria Minori, Italy - Amalfi Coast