Casa Li Galli is situated in a small village halfway between Sorrento and Positano.
The apartment is spacious and very well equipped. The kitchen has a small table with chairs, plenty of cutlery, crockery and utensils should you want to use them. An oven and refrigerator with small freezer (ideal for the limoncello). A pleasant surprise was the small welcome pack, consisting of bottled water, fruit juice, breakfast items, and home grown oranges, lemons and cherries. The bedroom has great wardrobe space, drawers and a very comfortable bed. The bathroom is also well equipped with an excellent, powerful shower. The air conditioning is powerful enough to chill the whole apartment. The balcony is very well sheltered and faces over the coast, what a superb view. It has a small table with two chairs and is the ideal place to have breakfast or sit for drinks at the end of the day. There is also a washing machine although we did not use it.
The village itself is still an authentic, real Italian village and it has in no way been taken over by tourism. The locals are very friendly and welcoming, and the village has enough amenities to use in the evening. These include numerous eateries (we visited 3, there are more), a minimarket, tobacco shop, bar and ice-cream parlour all within a short stroll (less than 10 minutes) from the apartment.
We also saw the larger apartment (two bedrooms) and this looks equally well appointed.
The apartment is an ideal base for exploring the Amalfi Coast and Sorrento using local transport.
The bus stop is 200 metres from the apartment. From this stop there is a small bus service into Sant’Agnello at a cost of 1.30 euro each, dropping off close to the train station. You can then either get the train (one stop 1.3 euro each) or walk (about 15 minutes) into Sorrento. This service only runs until the early evening, we did not find this an issue as the village has enough to offer in the evening. From the same bus stop you can catch the larger Sorrento to Positano to Amalfi bus (10 euro each for an all day ticket). It is worth noting that the ticket for this bus service must be purchased in advance and can be bought locally in the village. This bus can also be very busy as the destinations are popular tourist villages.
Nina and Umberto were wonderful hosts, both speaking excellent English, though they both think they speak it better than the other. They live on site, underneath the apartment and were always available when needed and discreet when not needed, a perfect blend. They are both very welcoming, friendly and helpful, nothing was too much trouble. Information and tips were plentiful when needed. Umberto also booked us onto a day trip to Capri; we were collected and dropped off by car, which was cheaper and easier than using the trip from Sorrento. At the end of our visit they took us into the train station by car.
All in all we had a truly memorable holiday with Colli di Fontanelle as our base. A perfect, stunning location, to retire to at the end of a busy day. Grazie mille Nina e Umberto.