We have just returned home from the most magical trip with Clara and Carmine!
This really is a one off, and one of those places you will never ever forget. From start to finish Clara and Carmine welcomed us with open arms, they are so thoughtful and attentive but equally respectful and non intrusive. They went above and beyond to make us feel welcome and part of their family, again- we won't spoil it for you all but the food they prepared whilst you were relaxing by the pool was not only delicious but the thought behind it was so touching.
The actual accommodation is full of charm and it feels like you are in a magical garden (you kind of are!), the beds are very comfortable and it has everything you could need, they leave you the most gorgeous array of local produce for you to use for your stay- for us, these little touches set it apart from anywhere we have stayed before. They are very passionate about their food (as are we!) and this shows every day! It is on a huge herb garden, and the beautiful aroma is a constant reminder of where you are.
You need to hire a car (a small one!!!) to get around. You can walk into Noci in about 30 mins where there are some restaurants, but it is near to some absolute gems by car, Clara and Carmine recommended us some places to visit and they did not disappoint, usually about 30-45 min in the car and you stumble across another slice of heaven! They have bikes on site that you can use, tennis rackets, ping pong.
It was our Anniversary when we were out there, and they recommended a chef that could come and cook us a meal, we had the most wonderful evening!! Anna the chef was so talented- the food was just divine but she was also so warm, genuine, and kind, and we just felt part of an italian family for the night. Carmine is very knowledgeable with Wine and we were lucky enough to try so many of his wines/liquors, which is all part of what makes them different.
If you wanting to totally escape and relax, this is your place. It was enchanting and inspiring, and it is all down to the thoughts and attention to detail from Clara and Carmine. For us- it was one of the best trips we have ever had, I know we will remember it forever and we will be forever grateful to Clara and Carmine for their warmth, thoughts and efforts.
They may sound like small things, but these are the things that for us made the difference and warmed our souls!
We could not recommend it highly enough- nor could we thank Clara and Carmine enough!