This was the first trip to Italy for my twin sister and me. After spending a week in Rome and Naples, we were charmed by the Amalfi coast, and loved staying at the family run Rifugio Degli Dei. The home made breakfasts were delicious and the family extremely welcoming. The best part of our day was coming back to the Rifugio Degli Dei and enjoying the beautiful view.
This Rifugio was fantastic! The Family Fusco is one of the nicest families we have ever met in Italy and our apartment was extremely beautiful and super clean. The Fusco family goes the extra distance to make sure you will have a wonderful time in this paradise. We traveled with our two children (age 9 & 10) and they loved it too.
You really can't ask for more than this. The people running the house are incredibly nice and attentive and the house is amazing. It sits on the side of a hill with stunning views of Positano and the water. There are gardens and fruit trees everywhere around the house. They are working hard to make this a eco friendly place and encourage guests to pick from the gardens and trees when making food in the kitchens that are in every room. At this time of year there wasn't anything ready to pick in the garden but I did get a glass of fresh picked fresh squeezed orange juice for breakfast.I can use the walk after a big dinner in town. They do have a trolley system for baggage so don't worry about having to carry your bags up the hil
Our 4 nights in February with the Fusco family in their Aphrodite apartment in the Rifugio degli Dei complex in Arienzo (20 minutes walk from central Positano) was a highlight of our European holiday. The 250 steps from the road to the house and our mountain and coastal walks were good training for the ski leg of our trip and the rewards were the magical view and the still quiet nights. Paolo and Davide were incredibly helpful and welcoming and we experienced true Italian family hospitality right down to grandfather Fusco's homemade cake. We would love to go back in Autumn with a group of friends to do more walking and sightseeing.
My wife and I were on a two month trip of Europe, concentrating on Italy. This B&B was one of the best on the whole trip. We were privileged to be their first guests after a complete rebuilding of the original family house which goes back a thousand or more years. The family of four boys has three architects--and they used their passion and talents to convert the building to a wonderful, spacious three suite mini-hotel...a huge common area with full kitchen compliments the smaller but complete kitchens in each suite. Tile-plaster-quintessential Italian charm all set where every person can boast of the best view of Positano. We were only two but there is space for a full family.
The three brothers who comprise the staff of the refugio were always polite and accomodating and the fourth younger brother is on his way to learning the ropes. They handled every detail as if they've run this business for years, however its only a year old. The only aspect that will keep people away from this refugio are the stairs you must climb to reach the front doorEvery room has its own outdoor patio and garden. The atmosphere is absolutley amazing.