More about Punta Civita
Hope to come back soon
Everything we read about the Punta Civita was correct. Only better. Roberto, Nada and lovely Milli recieved us in the best possible way and did everything to make our stay over the easter holiday as good as possible. There are no better way to start the day than to have breakfast in the open air with the incredible view over the sea. The nice and friendly chat with Roberto getting to know a little about the area of Amalfi and the traditions is what gives your stay that personal touch that you typically wont find in larger hotels. The only problem I have about recommending Punta Civita is that it might attract more people and that it might get difficult to find accomodation the next time we want to go there. I think I'll live with that.
The Lucibellos at Punta Civita provide a wonderful environment. In addition to the welcoming owners and the clean and lovely accommodations, the property exudes a sense of nature's abundance. The terraced hillside is lush with grape vines and fruit trees. Flowers and potted plants line the paths and patios. This is a terrific place to enjoy the Amalfi Coast. We would have stayed longer if the room had been available.
Ahhh! - What a Place!
Ahhh! - The views ...
Ahhh! - The comfortable rooms ...
Ahhh! - The cleanliness ...
Ahhh! - The hospitality of Roberto and Nada - this couple cares!!! ...
Ahhh! - continental breakfast on the scenic and sunny terrazza sipping Café’ and savoring finger licking Cornettos and other pastries ...
Ahhh! - The sunsets surrounded by lemon groves sipping Ettore Sammarco's wine from across the street (he's a friendly character who will talk to you for hours if you let him) ...
Ahhh! - did I mention the views form the Terrazza and rooms ...
You need to be there to truly understand this place.
My wife and I, both Italian born, living in NJ, and our best friends, an Irish couple celebrating their 30th wedding anniversary, spent 10 days here the first two weeks of May 06. We chose Punta Civita based on the reviews on this site. They are all on target except for “Never Again” from Rome. They (or us) must have been in a different place.
Punta Civita was our home base to explore the Peninsula Sorrentina. We visited every town from Salerno to Sorrento driving our rented Alfa (faster than a bullet). To do this, you better have previous experience driving in Italy. Warning! – Here is not the place to learn. Alternatively, bussing is a good choice. The Amalfi – Rovello line stops at Punta Civita’s gate.
The closest town – Atrani is accessible by walking down alleys and +/- 450 steps. It is bypassed by most tourists. As a result, it is less expensive and has a quaint square frequented by the locals. Try the eatery “da Luisella” and their fresh fish cuisine. Tell Maurizio and Andrea the Americanos from NJ that wanted Sicilian cannoli sent you. Try take out pizza from “Aumm Aumm” at the furthest corner of the square behind the fountain. At 4E each, it’s the bargain of the century in Italy. Take a cab or bus back unless you are fit. We climbed back by foot at 10PM. We felt completely safe, but we burned all the calories we ate and more.
If you are considering staying at Punta Civita don’t hesitate. The relationship of price to value is off the chart. The four of us recommend it without a single reservation.
Second time around still a charm
This was our second year in a row to stay at the Punta Civita B&B. It was as charming as we remembered it and we wanted to stay longer than the five nights that we had booked. We could not get enough of the gorgeous scenery from the balcony. Roberto and his wife were again wonderful hosts. When the airline lost our baggage for days, Roberto stayed with us for several hours trying to help us contact the airlines. His kind wife offered us clothes. We hope to visit again soon.
Loved it So Much - We Got Engaged There
Some time ago a couple from Dallas wrote a review of this place and the owners haven’t looked back since (coincidently they were staying here again in September when we visited). We stayed at Punta Civita for four nights in September (originally three but we couldn’t leave it was so good)
Punta Civita is a family run bed and breakfast (not a hotel) that is its charm – it is friendly, welcoming, relaxed, the rooms and the bathrooms are large and very clean.
The views from the rooms are unbelievable down onto the Mediterranean Sea.
Our host Roberto was so helpful and full of great information where to go and where to eat – his Lemoncello is wonderful he makes it himself! When we decided to stay another night Roberto did his utmost to accommodate us (we ended up staying in his cousins room, which again was clean and had great views)
The Punta Civita is half way up the hill to Ravello there is an hourly bus to Ravello and Amalfi (you can buy bus tickets from Roberto or if you are in the town you, strangely buy them from the tobacconist opposite the bus stop) or you can walk down the steps through Atrani to Amalfi, it feels like you are walking thought the back of peoples houses – it is a steep walk down – we never tried going up, you would need to be pretty fit to attempt it.
We were so relaxed and happy during our stay here - I proposed to my girlfriend on the balcony of our room in the moonlight on our second night – it was a perfect location.
Thanks again Roberto (sorry it took so long to write this)
First Class Accomodation with Amazing Views
We used Punta Civita as our base for a short trip to plan our Wedding in Ravello. Roberto is the utlimate host and is exceptionally helpful. The rooms are clean and above the standard found in many hotels. This is not your average B&B or guest house. Breakfast on the terrace is the highlight of any stay here and yet again superior to that offered by many hotels. If you wish to walk to Amalfi then be prepared for a lot of steps and then a short walk on the roadside. Alternatively take your car and enjoy the high season €3 per hour charges (assuming you can get a space!) The location, whilst not central, is however perfect for a relaxing stay and I am looking forward to returning in September this year. I would recommend without any hestitation. Superb.
Best Little B & B in Italy!!
We have (reluctantly) just returned from a 3 night stay at Punta Civita and cannot say enough how delightful this little B&B is. Even though the location requires a car to make the most of this area, it is quite easy to catch a bus or walk 15-20 mins up to Ravello or down to Amalfi, saving on parking charges.
The setting of the B&B, the fabulous sea views, great breakfasts on the terrace, large spotless rooms, and of course Roberto, Nada and family, make this more than just a B&B.
'Never Again' said it wasn't a 5* hotel, I agree, it was much better... more personal, friendly and helpful with nothing too much trouble.
Thanks Roberto for the ride to the wedding, must go your Limoncello has just been poured!
Great B&B Ravello/Amalfi
We stayed one night at Punta Civita B&B in Ravello early May 2006. The location is just a short distance from Ravello as well as Amalfi and the ease of parking appreciated.
Upon arrival we were greated by Roberto who came up the hill side driveway to assist with the luggage(he offered to carry all of it). This was quite welcome and not typical of our experience in southern Italy.
The room was spotless, had a wonderful shower with more shower heads than I have ever seen. Breakfast is either out doors on a patio with a view or inside. It is the typical Italian breakfast, coffe, tea and a few bread products. As an American and noting Roberto has German guests too I would have liked some cheese and a slice of ham! (minor suggestion)
We had a nice access to a balcony with a sea view and to the right and left coastal views. We also saw Roberto's garden with attractive flowers. There was some view of the neigbors as we walked down the driveway to the B&B but we found this interesting and I would add even charming.
The high light was Roberto, his wife, a nice very clean room and convenient location to Ravello and Amalfi. Roberto recommended some restaurants which were very good and reasonably priced and was very friendly in general and an interesting young man.
I would highly recommend this B&B as a an excellent experience and reasonably priced.
W C Kaesche
I don't know. We must have caught Roberto on a bad weekend. His wife was lovely and the rooms were clean but Roberto seemed stressed out for some reason. We had booked for two nights, and were looking forward to a quiet, peaceful rest.
When we arrived around noon on Saturday, we were escorted down to our room through the several levels that comprise the B&B which is built into the hillside. It has commanding views of the sea which are unequaled. Unfortunately, each level had it's own layer of laundry for all to pass through, both hotel sheets and towels and family laundry. Not the most welcoming sight.........
On Saturday evening, we were sipping a glass of wine and enjoying the views from the narrow terrace (blocked off by flower pots) before going into town for dinner. To our surprise, someone in the garden below us began to use a power grinder on a wrought iron piece of furniture. Finally, after more than an hour of this grating sound (like being at the dentist), I asked Roberto if he might get the worker to stop so that we could enjoy the peace and solitude. It was, after all, 7 pm on a Saturday night. Roberto was obviously miffed, and shouted in Italian: "What? No more work today? Well, this isn't a five star hotel!" It certainly wasn't.
Then, when we went to pay, we were told that although the B&B had taken our credit card info for the reservation, we could not use it to pay the bill. So before we could leave, we had to go down the hill into town to look for a bancomat so that we could come back and pay in cash. Of course, there was no receipt offered........
Sorry, but we cannot recommend this B&B to friends despite the beautiful views.
The best B&B in Italy !
Roberto is just the most hospitable person in italy, you cannot find a better B&B. They are so helpful and the quality of the rooms outweigh most top hotels. Make sure you give it a try, you will not be dissapointed