The Hotel Villa Rita is so welcoming and pleasant that we wished our time in Paestum had been much longer. Villa Rita has both character and comfort and quickly convinced us we selected the best accommodations for visiting the ancient treasure of Paestum—almost literally just across the road from the hotel. The family-owner staff were generous in meeting our every need, including even providing a dish of ice cream for a late-evening impulse. Our room was set within the tree-lined grounds and gardens situated adjacent to open land. A pool is available if one happens to be there during the day. The breakfast was a sumptuous spread with many different cheeses, fruits, meats, and eggs. During breakfast, Luigi, the owner, detecting our interest in the history of the area, pulled out a wonderful book documenting the Allied invasion in nearby Salerno and regaled us with personal accounts of World War II. We wished we could have had more evenings sitting in the hotel’s comfy sitting room talking ancient history with Luigi’s lovely daughter, Rita, who works in the hotel when she is not studying archeology at university. The family’s tourism presence in the town goes back to the 1930s, when Luigi’s grandfather opened one of the very first restaurants, the Neptune, just outside the ancient city’s gates. We cannot say enough nice things about Hotel Villa Rita. We are so glad we included Paestum in our itinerary and are doubly happy that we chose the Hotel Villa Rita to accommodate us. It is a pleasure to recommend this classy establishment to any visitor there.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Hotel Villa Rita is situated about 300 metres from the main road in the countryside just outside the walls of antique Paestum, on a property of two hectares. It's an ideal, tranquil setting for those who are seeking a break from the city. The hotel has a restaurant, pool and private parking.It's 900 metres from the beach and 1400 metres from the railway station. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Rita Hotel Paestum