Il Giardino dell'Arte

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Address: Via Traversa La Vigna 31B, Anacapri, Italy

Star rating:

4.2

A Garden of Eden b&b in Anacapri.

Franco's 'Garden of Art' is a real oasis and, while it's a walk away from the bustle of central Anacapri, it feels like a million miles away.

Location
3.8
90%
Eating/drinking
4.3
90%
Leisure facilities
n/a
90%
Service
4.3
90%
Value for money
4.4
90%
Bedrooms
4.1
90%
Public areas
4.2
90%

Location

Franco meets guests at the port and that's where the fun starts; from pick up to drop off he's is a font of knowledge about the island, so if you want to know where to walk, a quiet place to swim or just a good, inexpensive place to have dinner, he's your man. It's a ten- to fifteen-minute walk from Piazza Vittoria (where the funicular arrives at Anacapri), but away from the main drag you can experience the island in a very different way (and you're that much closer to Villa Damecuta and the blue grotto).

Bedrooms

There are five rooms here: all different but simple, clean, spacious and comfortable with Vietri-tiled floors and bathrooms (and air con). Two family rooms have a bath and shower (the Rose is the largest, with its own lounge) while the others have just a shower, but all have a small patio where you can have breakfast. 

Public areas

Tables and chairs are dotted around the terrace surrounded by the garden with views of the Bay of Naples beyond.

Eating and drinking

Breakfast is served on the terrace overlooking the garden, and part of the charm of staying here is that you'll be eating (literally) the fruits of Franco's labour. Delicious.

Service

Unbeatable. Franco and his family are friendly, helpful and make every effort to ensure that you have a special time here, advising on transport, tours and restaurants, even where to swim or hike. Franco speaks English and French fluently.

Who stays there

Tourists of all persuasions: couples, singles, groups of friends. 

Price advice

The hotel is open from 15 March to 15 November 2011.

Amenities

Recommended for

  • Backpackers / Students
  • Couples
  • Seasoned travellers
  • Singles
  • Escaping the crowds
  • Great views / scenery
  • Relaxation
  • Chilling out
  • Nature / wildlife

Pros & Cons

  • Great views
  • Wonderful service
  • A bit out of the way
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