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Masseria Astapiana Villa Giusso

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JKaasa wrote a review Sep 2018
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Fantastic place to stay, fullfilled our expectations 110 %. Many thanks to Giovanna, her family and staff. Absolutely amazing service , food ,scenery and hospitality. And what a building with rooms filled with antiques. Really a holiday to remeber.
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Date of stay: July 2018
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Stacy Z wrote a review Apr 2018
Orange County, CA53 contributions15 helpful votes
We absolutely loved our stay here! Our only regret is that we didn't stay longer than the one night we booked! The grounds are magical and the history of the estate is so intriguing! Our room was quaint with a beautiful view. This property was literally a monastery several hundred years ago and since that time has remained in the same family for a couple hundred years. They have done a wonderful job of preserving the history but yet having all the modern conveniences for their guests. There are paintings in the building where we stayed on display that were painted in the late 1600's and were displayed in the monastery church which has long since been destroyed. The grounds are stunning with sweeping views of the sea and town below. Additionally, they have huge ancient pillars on the grounds which set off the grounds. I took an early morning "hike" around the area behind the building which was so serene and beautiful. There appears to be a small pool on the grounds overlooking the sea which was not in use while we were there (too cold) but appears to be in good condition and probably is used in the summer months. The breakfast buffet which was part of our stay was delicious! Our hostess, Giovanna, was lovely and very accommodating. Because we flew into Rome late in the afternoon and had to drive down, we arrived very late. Giovanna greeted us and took us to our room. She even brought us tea and a snack before we went to bed. The next day, Giovanna gave us a tour of the historic building and grounds which included the wine cellar below where the monks bade their wine and olive oil. She provided us with the history of the property in great detail which was fascinating. There are even huge wine barrels still in the cellar that are hundreds of years old along with the area the grapes were crushed by foot! The grounds also accommodates weddings and special occasions which can be held indoors or out. I can only imagine how beautiful a wedding would be here! A note about driving here. Be sure to follow the directions they send you. When they tell you to set your odometer when you make the turn onto the very long and narrow road that goes up the mountainside to reach the estate, DO IT! We had a difficult time locating it in the dark and got lost. There is a spot as you ascend that is a T, go to the left! We made the mistake of going to the right which messed up our odometer reading. There is a sign on an ancient wall marking where you turn up a private road/drive to reach the estate but in the dark was easily missed. I would HIGHLY recommend staying here and would love to return for a longer stay myself if I am lucky enough to return to Italy. This is a magical property. Be sure to take a private tour of the property.
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Date of stay: April 2018
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jw_ste wrote a review Jan 2018
Western Australia, Australia8 contributions1 helpful vote
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We got married here last year in a civil ceremony overlooking the ocean. Giovanna was absolutely amazing and done everything we asked of her and more. Her attention to detail was first class. She went above and beyond for us. I can not recommend this place highly enough. The flowers, food, wine, service and scenery were all perfection.
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Date of stay: June 2017Trip type: Travelled with family
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Derek C wrote a review Nov 2017
Wilmette, Illinois2 contributions3 helpful votes
I brought my wife, her mother, and our two children (ages 4 and 1) here for dinner during our five day visit to the Sorrento area in late September. Before our meal, we were given a tour of the grounds, which included breathtaking cliff-top views of Sorrento, the Bay of Naples, and the surrounding hills. Our hostess also led us through the interior of the main building, where we saw an attic filled with antiques (and a wall of framed photos of a dozen or so Nobel Laureates who have visited the property), and a main hallway with multiple giant paintings from the 1700s. The communal seating at dinner -- and the delicious food (plus desert, wine, and limoncello), capped off a delightful evening that we'll never forget.
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Date of stay: September 2017
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ralphrossi wrote a review Sep 2017
Seattle, Washington9 contributions13 helpful votes
Because of a delayed flight, we arrived quite late. Giovanna was so gracious. We were a party of 7, but somehow she presented a wonderful meal 11 pm and made us all feel at home. The following evening she helped us celebrate our son's 17th birthday. The rooms are spacious and comfortable. The location is perfect to explore the Sorrento Peninsula. The grounds are beautiful. There is even a small swimming pool so you can cool off at end of your long day. Giovanna shared the family museum (in the attic) - notice the photo of her as a young woman with the American mathematician John Nash. This is a wonderful property with amazing staff - we hope to return.
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Date of stay: June 2017
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774sigalh wrote a review Aug 2017
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We stayed at Villa juisso for one week in August. The breath taking medieval restored monastery was the best vacation destination we could choose. Heaven on earth! The family suite was large, beautifully furnished, clean and comfortable. Breakfast was fresh, generous, very tasty, and dinners - around a communal table with all other guests - were superb by any standard, followed by coffee and schnaps in the balkony overlooking the sorrento gulf. The little sweaming pool is a magical spot... . But on top of all was Erminia - the owner and manager of the place (a beautiful seniora by all means) who was dedicated to making her guests happy. From early morning until midnight she was there, helping to solve any problem and to fulfill any wish. Her generous and kind presence snd hospillsty made the whole difference. We will definitely come again!
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Date of stay: August 2017
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Shename wrote a review Jul 2017
Montreal7 contributions6 helpful votes
Breath taking view. We felt priviledged to stay in such a live museum. Thank you to the owners to perpetuate heritage. The rooms were very spacious, in fact ours was a suite. We were always welcome to hang around and Herminia was always helping with planning.
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Date of stay: July 2017Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Judy R wrote a review Jun 2017
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In the last couple of weeks, I have travelled throughout many different regions in Italy - from Tuscany and Umbria to Lazio and Campania, experiencing all forms of hospitality, but none have compared to that of Astapiana Villa Giusso. This bed and breakfast experience is historical, down-to-earth, and relaxing. The property, inherited by the Giusso-Elefante family from over hundreds of generations, has endured war, royalty, and spirituality, yet remains perfectly preserved and even more restored. While sitting in your bedroom or walking through the gardens, one can feel the life that was left before them, as if being transported back in time. Meanwhile, first-hand experiencing Italian culture, one is also surrounded by people and cultures from all over the world – at dinner, an American can be sitting next to a Netherlander who can be sitting next to an Italian – all completely strangers, but in the end have a lot to share about each other. Although this may sound like another recipe for a tourist trap, it couldn’t be further from the truth. Just like it’s quaint environment, it remains an undiscovered jewel in the treasure chest of the Amalfi coast. There is nowhere better to get a more authentic Italian experience.
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Date of stay: May 2017
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AdventuresofGemma wrote a review May 2017
London, United Kingdom292 contributions78 helpful votes
If you are looking to escape everything this is the place for you. A short drive from Vico Equense station this really is off the beaten track. No suitable for those looking for mod cons. I would recommend driving as this place really is out of the way. Amazing views.
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Date of stay: June 2016Trip type: Travelled with family
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explrdvr37 wrote a review Oct 2016
United Kingdom559 contributions198 helpful votes
A bit of a challenge to find, but the instructions you get from the hotel after you've booked are very clear and we never missed a turn on the road nor got lost. As with other reviews, best to choose the smallest car you can hire from the rental company because the final stretch is a narrow, single lane road where you may find yourself having to back out of if another car comes along in the opposite direction. What a stunning, special place - a historical property that dates back to the 1500s, Villa Giusso started out as a monastery and then became a royal property of the Kingdom of Naples before being sold to the Giusso family - one of the region's most prominent families. The house is dripping with history and having the opportunity to stay in this place felt like a true privilege. The entire Sorrentine Peninsula and Amalfi coast area is extremely compact and staying at the Villa was a fantastic base to explore the area.This Agriturismo (farm stay) can be rustic, plumbing is not the most modern but this is little trade off for the kind of experience you can have here. Erminia, one of the 2 Giusso sisters who run the place was our main point of contact during our stay - and she is a charming, knowledgeable lady who knows the history of the region well. She was very kind to give us a tour of the building, which she often does for visitors and appreciated our curiosity about the place. We had dinner at the Villa 2 of the 3 nights we stayed - both dinners were lovely, home-cooked food using produce from the farm and the local area. Hearty, delicious and accompanied by excellent wines. After dinner, you will be offered a homemade digestif flavoured with seasonal produce - the ones on offer when we were there: hazelnut, blueberry or fennel. Breakfasts were generous and also very fresh (ricotta, provolone, croissants and bread rolls, fresh eggs that you can boil yourself in a fun contraption that doesn't take long to work out, juices, coffee, tea and homemade jams). There are many large hotels in the region but if you want a really special experience, Masseria Astapiana (The Fortified Country House above the plain of Sorrento) Villa Giusso is it. We will also miss Polka, Erminia's giant white dog and the cats that she'd rescued.
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Date of stay: October 2016
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Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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US$345 - US$473 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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ItalyCampaniaProvince of NaplesVico Equense
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Frequently Asked Questions about Masseria Astapiana Villa Giusso
Which popular attractions are close to Masseria Astapiana Villa Giusso?
Nearby attractions include Basilica Santa Maria Del Lauro (0.6 km), Basilica Pontificia S. Maria Del Lauro (0.6 km), and Museo dell'arte casearia Fernando De Gennaro (1.2 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Masseria Astapiana Villa Giusso?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant.
What food & drink options are available at Masseria Astapiana Villa Giusso?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast and an on-site restaurant during their stay.
Is parking available at Masseria Astapiana Villa Giusso?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Masseria Astapiana Villa Giusso?
Conveniently located restaurants include Pasticceria Bar Romano, Mazz & Panell, and Annare.
Does Masseria Astapiana Villa Giusso have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Masseria Astapiana Villa Giusso offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are there any historical sites close to Masseria Astapiana Villa Giusso?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Chiesa di Santa Maria Assunta e Cripta Medievale (5.4 km), Marina di Puolo (6.5 km), and Palazzo Correale (4.7 km).
Does Masseria Astapiana Villa Giusso have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.