Aurora resort has two double bedrooms (one with a mini-fridge), a living room, two bathrooms and a kitchenette.
In the summer, when the sun hesitates longer before giving way to the moon, there is nothing more enjoyable than a walk in the village of Marina Grande, especially if the road ahead allows you to immerse yourself in a timeless world with its rhythms and its traditions. The stone steps from the medieval flavor connects the historical center of Sorrento to Marina Grande. Here is Aurora resort, right on this ancient street, at just 10 metres from the sea.
The apartment, recently fully renovated, is completely furnished in order to make your stay pleasant and relaxing. Aurora resort has two double bedrooms (one with a mini-fridge), a living room, two bathrooms and a kitchenette. Every room is equipped with everything is necessary (pillows, sheets, towels..).
The living area hosts a comfortable double sofa bed, a table, chairs and a TV.The kitchenette is equipped with gas stoves, microwave, fridge/freezer, coffee maker, dishes and everything else the guests could need during their stay. Pets are welcome (as long as they are polite).
Aurora resort (this is the name we gave to the apartment) offers air-conditioning in every room, although the temperature in the apartment usually remains agreeable even in August. This is a specific characteristic (obviously well appreciated) of this ambients, used by the fishermans until the first half of the 900's as storage deposits for their boats and nets.
The view from the apartment is simply breathtaking (the pictures are better than a thousand words).
The price includes water, electricity, gas, bed linen and towels. If you need it you can have a cot and high chair available (please ask in advance)
Aurora Resort is the ideal for the ones who want to experience a piece of the genuine, true ancient Sorrento's life, feeling themselves at home, enjoying every time they want the marvellous sea views that Aurora resort and Marina Grande offer.
If you are looking to experience the charm of days gone by, in a comfortable apartment next to the sea, Aurora Resort ticks all of the (website hidden).: A Car here is not recommended. There are buses running to and from the center of Sorrento, as well as a walking path. Marina Grande is in the historical center nad the access to the car is often restricted. There's a parking at 500 meters (20 euros per day)
PS II.: Note: From 1 April to 31 October the Municipal Council of Sorrento has instituted a mandatory tourist tax on all temporary residents.
The tourist tax must be added to the total amount of stay and has to be pay cash at the arrival.
The fee is 1.50 euros per person per night, and only applies to adults and up to 7 nights.
The apartment is at full disposal of the Guests.
Interaction with Guests
The Feeling Italy Team is at complete disposal of the Guests for any information and requests.
Aurora resort is at just 10 metres from the sea. Close by there is a little grocery and a very famous restaurant, Trattoria "Emilia".
A few meters away there is a bar and tobacconist's, and the bus stop.
Other Things to Note
Port of Marina Grande: the fishing village -
The picturesque Port of Marina Grande, nestled into a charming nook of the Costiera Amalfitana (Amalfi Coast), has the atmosphere of a forgotten world. Despite being one of the most popular holiday resorts in Italy, the Port of Marina Grande has maintained its rustic charm, original identity, and sense of community.
Restaurants, homes and shops, rising along the curve of the rocks and the colorful booths on the pier, are all architecturally consistent, creating a harmonious neon free scene. Thus it has remained one of Italy's untouched treasures.
The port's secluded atmosphere stems from its sheltered position, created by the promontory which separates the city of Sorrento from this delightful hidden harbor. The Promontory was once the site of a Roman villa belonging to the Emperor Augustus' nephew.
The harbor's community, unsurprisingly, is close knit, entrenched in time honored customs, and proud of its heritage, maintaining a "cottage industry" approach to its ancient and primary source of survival: fishing.
As with all ports, it was also a place of trade, connecting Sorrento and the sea.
Since the Third Century B.C. a city gate, constructed of limestone blocks, stood in Sorrento's walls to admit traders and visitors from the harbor to the city.
Legend tells how, in 1558, late one night, a slave (since instilled into the city's folklore as a traitor) in league with Turkish pirates, opened the ancient door between the port and the town, admitted the brigands and the town was mercilessly sacked.
The Gozzi Sor(website hidden), characteristic hand made wooden boats with triangular sails and light maneuverable structure, specifically adapted for fishing, were once crafted in the port. Although "Gozzo" is a generic term for wooden vessels; those made in Sorrento were the vintage version, in a boat-building tradition established over centuries.
The scene in the port at sunset, as fishermen clean their nets and wrap up their day is evocative of a pre industrial lifestyle which has all but vanished from shores across the world.
Our experience could not have been better. We stayed at Marina Grande with Aurora. The location was perfect as it was only a 10min walk to Sorrento centre (transport hub for Amalfi Coast, Capri, Pompeii, Naples) but felt in a world of its own right on the water at Marina Grande. The area is filled with locals and only few tourists, and is away from the hustle and bustle of Sorrento which was great. There are a number of delicious local restaurants nearby and the marina is a great place for happy hour.
The apartment itself was clean, well furbished and spacious for 4 people (2 couples).
Our host, Mina, was there to welcome us upon our arrival and provided very helpful tourist tips. She was also available throughout our stay to answer any questions we had.
I would highly recommend staying here.
This listing was perfect. My friends and I could not fault it even if we wanted to. Perfectly located and furnished to perfection. Everyone that walked past would always point out and admire from afar and the fact that we were staying there made us feel beyond joyed. Will definitely recommend to others and stay in the future!
In one word I would say "perfect!" Perfect apartment, perfect location and perfect host! We were met by the key holder who showed us around the apartment and made recommendations for restaurants and activities. The apartment was spacious and clean. The beds were very comfortable.
Marina Grande is the place to stay if going to Sorrento. It is charming and beautiful. You get a feel for how locals live. The people are friendly and welcoming. I can't wait to go back and stay at aurora resort!
Great location and very comfortable flat. Clean and very tidy. Everything you need for a comfortable visit. Would come again and definitely stay longer. Local restaurants great. Also only short walk to main part of Sorrento. Trip to Capri worth doing. Overall great visit
To be clear, reviews are combined for all the properties by "Feeling Italy." This review is for the double apartment in Via Marina Grande. The one with all white walls. We chose this due to the location, view of Vesuvio (aka Vesuvius), and especially due to the excellent reviews of the Feeling Italy Team. I would like to state that the host appeared to be very friendly, professional, and helpful. Our GPS got us lost and driving down a narrow street barely wide enough for a horse (so FYI DO NOT TRUST YOUR GPS! Just use it as a guide and be sure to study your route in advance.) Our host drove to our location and guided us to the marina. We were excited when we saw the beautiful view and were escorted to the apartment.
When we went in, we were shocked by an extreme moldy smell coming from the room that had the kitchenette. It was late at night and we had no where else to go. My husband took the host aside and asked if he had somewhere else we could stay, but he said he couldn't do anything until the next day. Ten minutes after he left we saw black mold on the ceiling and walls of the bedroom as well as the edges of the shower, and the smell was so overwhelming that we couldn't even consider spending the night there. We found ourselves holding our shirts over our faces to breath as we took our bags back out of the apartment.
I was very upset. We were traveling with an infant with mild asthma as well as my father in law who also has asthma. We spent the evening trying to find another place and ended up staying at a hotel in the same marina for a little less money and it was clean, no mold, and included an excellent breakfast.
We contacted the host to let him know that we left and that we didn't want to have to move a second time and would like to cancel our reservation for a full refund. The host said he was unaware of the mold and would try to have the issue resolved as soon as possible and agreed to issue a refund if I requested it through AirBNB. We did receive the refund.
The apartment is a beautiful 10 minute walk up to Piazza Tasso (the main square of Sorrento) and is in a great location. We enjoyed the quieter location of the marina grande to stay. The apartment has everything you need to cook meals. We did lament not having internet access. However, there are plenty of cafes for that. The Feeling Italy team was very easy to communicate with and very responsive! They are definitely wonderful hosts!
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Our names are Piero (right) Sergio(middle) Crescenzo (left) and we are the happy hosts of these amazing houses. Can't wait to welcome you in our wonderful land and help you to experience Sorrento and the Amalfi Coast in the most authentic way!
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