My hubby and I just came back from a wonderful holiday in Italy. We flew into Naples to spend 3 days in Pompeii and then drove down to Maiori on the Amalfi Coast for our friends wedding. It was a lovely trip and certainly one we will never forget ❤
Click here for our 3 day Pompeii city break itinerary ❤
This post is to tell you a bit about the hotel we stayed in whilst in Pompeii; Bosco de Medici.
Even though we arrived at night after driving from Naples (EEK – you know what I mean if you’ve ever driven in Naples… or Italy for that matter!!!), we knew this was a special place when we drove up through the busy and bustling streets of Pompeii and into the grounds through the large white gates but we didn’t realise quite how special it was until the following day when we could see exactly where we were.
The hotel is very small and intimate, there are only 14 ‘rooms’ and 2 suites. I say ‘rooms’ in inverted commas because the rooms were split into 3 spacious areas; lounge, bedroom and bathroom. It was clean and tidy and very comfortable and (worthy of mentioning if you go to Italy in August)… the air con worked well!! 😉
The bathroom had a super cool retro feel about it which is very fashionable right now and there was lots of room in the lounge area to get ready or chill out.
Breakfast is held in the clean and spacious reception / cafe area and there is a huge continental style breakfast selection as well as some scrambled or boiled eggs, etc. so even the fussiest of eaters would be able to find something to eat 🙂
The pool area is beautiful. It’s surrounded by trees and the vineyards, is really quiet and has spectacular views of Mount Vesuvius in the background. We never imagined it would be so beautiful. The pictures here just don’t do it justice. The far end of the pool has a built in seat so you can escape the 35 degree heat whilst looking back at the stunning view of Vesuvius. Wow! Just wow! Very special.
The centre of Pompeii is only a 10-15 minute walk so the hotel is perfectly placed for you to be able to experience the craziness of the city but also be able to escape!
Bosco de Medici is also a vineyard and wonderful restaurant and they make the most delicious food and wines. The restaurant terrace, where we always sat, has tables sheltered from the sun by grapevines – it was a stunning and relaxing experience.
I can’t begin to explain the flavours of the food and wine. We spent hours eating slowly, drinking wine and savouring the flavours, it is quintessential Italian eating and we were in heaven.
The hotel also runs a really interesting tour of the vineyard, where you learn all about the history of the vineyard and grounds, followed by wine tasting and a three course lunch. You get to sample all four wines that are made in the vineyard, two red and two white wines and they are all divine. We liked them so much, we are hoping to have some shipped over 🙂 You can sip the wines whilst enjoying the delicious three course meal 😀
The staff were always happy, smiley and friendly and it was obvious that they enjoy working at this hotel and why wouldn’t they?! 😀
We felt really lucky to have found this little gem and I really hope that if you plan a visit to Pompeii and stay at Bosco de Medici, that you love it as much as we did ❤
With love, Tash ❤ x