Napolitan b&b owners, gardening addict, mixing high tech and low tech,
quantum physics, zen, Tai Chi, chaby chick and gustavienne
space engineer+artist=pure chaos
We felt instantly welcomed. Our family of four had a lovely stay in one of Mario and Anna's lovely rooms. The photocopied map they provided was most helpful and the breakfast in the garden was a great way to start the day. They also have lots of reference books and tourist information pamphlets about the sights of Naples. They accommodated our need for an early breakfast on a tour day. The train terminal is a bit of walk but easily managed by our 9 and 12 year olds. There are restaurants and little shops on the same street. There is a basic kitchen area and we prepared a simple meal of our own one night. We had a small fridge in our room to keep snacks in. This is a great base for planning a trip to Pompeii or Herculaneum. It is not as glamorous as Rome but we are so glad we did not leave Naples off the itinerary. Follow the common sense rules for personal safety and you'll have a great time. We did.
Merveilleux séjour dans ce havre de paix
Merci de tout cœur à nos hôtes qui ont toujours été disponible pour faciliter notre séjour.
Nous avons été très bien accueillis par Anna qui parle le français et est très chaleureuse.
La chambre était agréable, pourvue d'un réfrigérateur et d'un four à micro ondes.L'appartement donne sur un jardin superbe et inattendu dans ce quartier.On y prend le petit déjeuner et où l'on peut s'y reposer.Une très bonne adresse.
We thank veru much our charming hosts Anna and Mario for the kind attention all along our stay in Naples. Our room , large and well protected against the noises of the city, was very confortable and it was a pleasure to get breakfast in the middle of their wonderful and secret garden with nice trees and flowers which they have arranged with love behind their appartement. We were very near of the historical center of the city and our only regrets were not to be able to stay longer in such a nice place. Tahnk you Anna and Mario !
Mario en Anna zijn zeer gastvrij en sympathiek. Het huis is erg mooi en de 'geheime tuin' is geweldig. Het centrum van Napels ligt binnen voetbereik.
Mario, Anna and their adult son, Edgar were lovely hosts. My husband, 2 daughters and I all agree that this was the most pleasant stay we experienced in Italy. We were weary after a month of travel and needed to just feel comfortable and taken care of. Thank you Uggiano family! We wished we had stayed here first and for a few weeks. I had lived in the Naples area 30 years prior for two years as a kid and had wonderful memories of everything, especially the people and the food. My family was not disappointed by my Napoli. We will be back and we will be telling everyone about the location, the accomodations, the advice and the fun time in the garden eating La Prima Colazione! I ran to the store and bought some Kimbo to take home! Edgar, I do believe you about the water! Our water in Seattle is NOT the same. Many, many thank you's from our family!
Il est de certaines adresses que l'on souhaiterait presque garder pour soi comme un cadeau précieux. Le jardin délicieux, les chambres vastes et confortables, et surtout le bel accueil d'Anna et Mario, des hôtes simples et chaleureux avec un vrai gout du partage. Tout ça au plein centre de Naples : que demander de plus ! Excellent séjour au "jardin secret".
Anna and Mario are wonderful hosts! They created a lovely place for a stay in Naples...the rooms are very cosy and the breakfast in the beautiful garden is great. I can really recommend a stay in the secred garden, where you can experience the warmth of Anna and Mario.
Mario and Anna were so sweet and the secret garden is a very unique place to stay! The room was huge and charming. The bathroom was not attached to the room, but it was private and very close by. The room and the bathroom were cleaned every day.
Breakfast was simple but good. And the backyard was really something special for Naples. The property is giant and there are so many wonderful places to sit and relax. Wifi was great and had a strong signal throughout most of the property.
The location is not in the middle of the old city, but everything is between a 10 and 20 minute walk away. After eating pizza, sfogliatelle, and arancini every day, it feels good to walk a little! The walk from Napoli Centrale was a little too far with luggage, but the cab to the port on our way out was only about 8 euros.
Thanks Mario and Anna for a great stay!!
Staying at Il Gardino Segreto was great. The location opposite the botanical gardens was perfect. You can walk into Naples very easily.
The BB is beautiful and quirky. What makes it is the garden which you need in Naples as it is hot there,but the bedrooms are tastefully decorated and roomy. There is a kitchen in the garden and we were able to cook and eat Al Fresco.
Also within a couple of minutes of the BB there are great restaurants where we ate some of the best food I have ever tasted at incredible prices.
I would urge anyone going to southern Italy to visit Naples as it is fast, crazy and incredibly cheap.
Mario was really helpful answering all of our questions about Naples and beyond.
Thanks for a great stay Mario you were right there are no rules in Naples but that is what makes it such a great city!
I am really sorry I wasn't able to welcome you myself. Mario and family where the perfect guests. Great communication beforehand, clean, they even fed the fish! :)
I highly recommend them.
Mario and his four friends are super guests. They are all energetic, full of humor and pleasant talkers! They left the studio and room clean and organized. Too bad they only stayed 1 night with us. But we understand it, Belgium has many abbeys with good beer... to visit and to taste everything takes time. So,we really hope that you have enjoyed your monastery and trappist beer tour.
See you soon in Il giardino segreto, Napoli ;)