We took a 13 day re-positioning cruise on Holland America’s Konigsdam from Fort Lauderdale to Civitavecchia, Italy. Once we decamped the cruise ship we rented a car and drove to Villa Ada in Sorrento, Italy. We booked the villa using airbnb. This was our second rental using their service. You can Google Villa Ada – Sorrento and get a good introduction to the villa.
Frankly, it was amazing as we had the whole villa to ourselves. There were five of us: Mark, Wink, Meg and James and Kate Carroll (Wink’s brother and sister-in-law). The villa has three bedrooms and two bathrooms and is situated up on a hill overlooking Sorrento. The villa is surrounded by an orchard that includes orange, lemon and olive trees. There was fresh fruit on the trees which we enjoyed for breakfast each day.
The kitchen was well appointed and had a stove, toaster, coffee maker, dishwasher, refrigerator/freezer and a clothes washer. We hung the laundry to dry. There were all the dishes needed to prepare and eat meals at the villa when desired.
The villa had two patios and the views were stunning. We predominately used the main patio. The awning extended.
Views of the Bay of Naples from the villa
We used the villa as a staging area for exploring archaeological sites and museums around Naples. We arrived the Saturday before Easter and many places were closed for the holiday. However Paestum was open, so we drove the Amalfi Coast to the site on Easter. Monday we went to Pompeii, Tuesday was Herculaneum, Wednesday was climbing Vesuvius and Naples Archaeological Museum. We should have added more time, but on Thursday we drove to Florence to another airbnb. We stopped at Orvieto for an hour to break up the trip. James and Wink had been there with their mother years ago and wanted to see it again. It does have an amazing duomo.
We plan to document some of those adventures in the coming days.
Mark, Wink and Meg