Before we arrived Laura reached out and helped us put together an itinerary of excursions that were unbelievable. She also arranged private car service to and from Naples for us. We had a private skipper to Capri planned but the weather didn't cooperate so Laura worked tirelessly to replan for a different day which required shuffling everything. She speaks English as well as Italian, which was helpful for us. Along the trip we were in constant contact with her to get restaurant recommendations, she arranged for a massage and had her colleague Stefania pick us up and drop us off in her own car. These ladies go way above and beyond to ensure an authentic and enjoyable experience. I can't say enough good things about Laura and Stefania and the service they offer. Without them, I'm afraid our vacation may have looked entirely different. Laura made all the difference, so warm, friendly, and well-known in the area. We visited Pompeii, Capri, the villas in Ravello, took a cooking class, picked our own vegetables for our meal from a beautiful garden, and toured a local Tramonti winery where we harvested our own grapes before a tasting and wonderful lunch prepared by the winemaker's family.
We travelled to Amalfi for our honeymoon and I booked a fishing trip for my husband and me. The communication and advise from Laura before we arrived was brilliant, and she met us on the day to escort us on the fishing trip. We travelled up the coast and Laura told us all about the area, she was very knowledgable and pointed out places for us to visit during our week there including recommended 'off the tourist path' restaurants etc. Due to the see being a tad rough we went octopus fishing, which actually didn't require us to do any fishing as such - which was a shame but we still loved the day. Mario, the fisherman, pulled up pots full of octopus whilst we sipped on honeymoon Prosecco in the sun - just lovely! We were then taken to Mario's wife's restaurant where our catch from the morning was cooked for us and it was just delicious! So much so that we recommended the restaurant to other people in our hotel later that day. Laura said we could text her during the rest of our honeymoon if we had any questions and we ended up going to one of her recommended restaurants - and it was incredible. I would recommended this company to anyone going to the area, they are helpful, kind and the trip was all we could have wished for.
Laura arranged numerous items for us (grocery delivery for the first day; scooter rental; tour of an organic lemon farm and of Amalfi) and made herself available to us during the entire stay. The combination of the apartment and Laura made for a great stay. We would have no hesitation recommending both - just be prepared for a lot of steps (no matter if it's getting to the apartment or going anywhere on the Amalfi coast).
Diventare amiche con le proprie guide e non solo conoscenti: quando succede? Quando si vivono insieme la bellezza, la luce, i colori, i profumi della Costiera ed il tuo modo di essere non impone richieste, ma crea condivisione. Da qui le attività che vengono scelte in base a quello che l’altro comprende di te...il tutto in un programma dettagliato e discusso giorno per giorno nei minimi dettagli. Dal tour km 0 nella cooperativa agricola, al ristorantino di pesce a pochi metri dal mare alla passeggiata al tramonto lungo la Marina di Praia lontano dal caos di Amalfi per non dimenticare la mattina trascorsa nel giardino di limoni. Tutto questo accade con Must!
What made our stay absolutely spectacular was Laura. Laura knows everything about the Amalfi Coast and everyone in Amalfi Coast. She was able to help us book the scooter, a boat, restaurants, secluded beaches, etc. Laura also brought us breakfast every morning with food from the local farms. Laura is incredible and she really made our trip fantastic. We kindly thank you Laura. We plan on returning, we hope, next summer.
Laura helped plan every day of my trip and even drove me to different parts of the coast. She also gave me fantastic restaurant recommendations, information about transportation (and two bus passes), booked a private boat for me to travel the coast on my final day, and answered any and all of my questions for the duration of my trip. It truly was one of the best experiences I've had with Airbnb and I am already planning a trip back in the near future. Thank you
Laura the "host-on-site" made our trip unique in ways that a hotel couldn't possibly do. Great tips on restaurants (also reservations), beaches and what to do which led us to lovely places we otherwise wouldn't have found. Even after check-out she continued with her expert help, lovely and superfriendly person.
There was an added bonus of "Laura". What a joy she was! She met us at a very well recommended local restaurant which ensured the stay took off with a blast. Seriously nothing was too much trouble for this gorgeous young lady. Organizing restaraunt bookings, a tour to Capri, laundry even a substitute mobile phone when mine fell and smashed... She was first class...bravo!
It was made very special by Laura, who loves the region and knows what visitors need: help getting groceries, reservations, interesting activities. Her advice on everything was perfect, and she arranged our best day -- a farm visit and cooking class with family who run the amazing restaurant down the street, then afternoon in Ravello. She's like a helpful relative helping you find the best things to do (not the most expensive).
We arrived about 3 hours later than anticipated because of flight and train delays, but Stefania was so nice and accommodating. Laura was also excellent, she helped us book a day trip on a boat and we were able to stay in contact throughout our stay
We ran into unexpected difficulties during our vacation in Amalfi and Laura went above and beyond to do everything possible to help and assist. We are immensely thankful for that and will never forget her hospitality ! Amalfi is a beautiful place and we will be back !
Stefania is our favorite Italian! She was so friendly and welcoming, we had a great time talking with her
Since Laura owns a small tourist agency she had very good tips about what to see, how to get around and even helped with reservation at a great restaurant just 10min from the house!