Casale Giancesare offers what is more like a room in private home than many other B&B's I have visited. There's nothing wrong with that. The home itself and its grounds are beautiful, and beautifully situated in the hills above Paestum. On a clear day, you can in fact look over the sea from the front porch or the lovely pool. And the family who own the property provided very warm hospitality.
That being said, the B&B is a bit hard to find, being down a rutted one-lane road in the countryside (about 10 minutes by car from Capaccio Scalo, and maybe 15 minutes from Paestum. We were there in late September, and most of the tourist sites were nigh-on deserted. (We ate dinner one night in a vast, and very nice, restaurant in which we were the only customers.) You will certainly have to drive to find a restaurant.
The lack of other tourists was perhaps a benefit while visiting the amazing historical sites.
Our room (in the front of the house) at Giancesare was perfectly adequate, but not luxurious. There was what looked like an air-conditioning unit in the room, but it did not work. Fortunately, air conditioning was not really necessary during our visit.More
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