My husband and I stayed here late September 2012. We were met in the village by Ornella and her husband Salvatore who took us up to the apartment. As other reviewers have stated there are lots of steps but this was not a problem for us as Salvatore carried all our luggage and we took our time and enjoyed the wonderful scenery. The apartment is beautiful all modern conveniences one double bedroom, one with bunk beds a bathroom (if I am to be a bit picky I dont like shower curtains) and a kitchen/dining room. There are two apartments (one on the ground floor and one first floor) we stayed in the one on the upper floor. Each apartment has their own balcony and garden area with chairs and hammocks amongst the olive and lemon trees) I could go on forever and ever about the amazing scenery down the valley to Minori and the ocean and looking across to Ravello. There was a wedding on the first night we arrived and you could hear the wonderful opera music carry across the valley. We slept very well in the comfortable bed and quiet surroundings (usually I am a very light sleeper). We were provided with red wine (homemade) and lemonade every day (there is a small charge of €5 per bottle of wine and it was very good). Ornella would also leave lemons and tomatoes for us.If you need any shopping Ornella will kindly arrange that for you. We had read about her homecooked dinners and decided to order one evening and we were not disappointed. All of the vegetables and fruit and wine come from their own produce. Previous to that I had mentioned to her that I liked rabbit and on that evening she surprised me by having rabbit for my main course. From the restaurant there are great views also. There is a local bus that stops outside the steps to the apartments and during the summer this runs on a regular basis however as it was late in September the bus was not very frequent and the last one was at 7pm in the evening. Taxis are available however and one evening we were sitting in the piazza at the Church where the bus stop is and the owner of the cafe in that piazza saw that we were waiting a long time and approached us to see if he could help. He called a local guy Maurizzo (sorry if I have spelled your name wrong) to taxi us and after the first night we would ring him and he would come to the village for us. The local people are very nice and friendly and Minori itself is beautiful, lovely walks along the promenade where the locals come together every evening. From Minori there are local buses that take you to any of the other resorts. We visited Ravello, Amalfi, Positano and many more. We also took the boat to Capri. When we were leaving Ornella gave us a lovely gift, a hand painted ceramic bell which now sits in our kitchen and is a reminder of good times and good people. Our flight was leaving Naples early morning and the buses times were not suitable and taxis very expensive. Due to the fact that it was end of season and a quiet time for Salvatore he kindly agreed to taxi us to the airport and we were very grateful to them for this service. To sum up this area is beautiful, the apartment was spotlessly clean and has all mod cons, the owners and their son are wonderful people who will assist you in any way they can, the location is simply stunning and we would definitely have no hesitation in recommending Il Campanile.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Panoramic farm with two holiday houses and a large camping area for tent ... more less