"Thanks for a wonderful stay, great place, great food and great host. You have a very welcoming home and we hope to see you again."
"We just made the cooking lesson. It was very interesting and we learned some new receipes! We made the menu for dinner and a lot of fun, too. The menu at night is very delicious and I also can recemmoned that to join."
"We were spending couple of days in Sorrento in the end of June with my husbands family (parents, siblings and couple of young children - 8 adults and 2 kids). We really enjoyed our days in Villa Pane, which is in very peaceful and beautiful place and most of all - the host of the small Relais is so helpful and friendly and a masterchef! Anna Marie (host) and her family run the hotel so it feels like you are at home. When we asked her to prepare us some food for dinner, she made us eight-course meal, which was perfect! We ate among other things caprese, mussels, fish with a hint of peperoncino and at the end very delicious lemon cake. She prepared us courses from those ingredients she had bought in the morning from fishers/market sellers... certainly fresh!) Wine was also amazing (Greco di tufo). We asked about the wine and when we were leaving there were one box of this ideal white wine waiting for us to take with us - Anna Maries son San Luigi managed to get it to us from his friend, who produces this wine (you can't buy from shops). We ate there also next evening, cause we realised you can't get any better food from the town. And it was easy to put to sleep the kids and eat there in a lovely terrace were you can smell the lemons and basil they grow by themselves (you could hear to the terrace if children cry - balkony of that room was straight above terrace). And food was delicious again..... And breakfast was also good enough with croissants, bread, cheese, ham, jam, fruits, juice, coffee, cerials,..... Rooms were very cosy and clean. There were even an refrigerator. Bathrooms were very well equipped and clean (almost brand news). Some of the rooms have a great view to the sea. You can even shower and see the sea same time :-) There are about 10 rooms. Size of balconies vary - some rooms have only a french balcony and couple of rooms have so big balconies that there were one or two sunbeds! Upstair-rooms seemed to be little better than those which were in the lover level. But overall nice rooms. Hotel is surrounded by a lovely garden with lemon trees and herbs and flowers. There is also a small pool-area (it is a huge tub) with couple of sunbeds and tables and chairs. From Sorrento city there is about 2 to 3 km to the relais. Cause the end of the road is so steep and narrow, they have a parking space where you can leave your car and they come and pick you up and the other way round (you just call them). Or if you have a small car and you are a brave driver (as my husband with our Fiat500), you can drive straight there (as all the locals do) - there is also a parking space in a garden. They have also a parking space near the center of Sorrento, where you can leave your car while shopping/sightseeing/dining. We even left our car there when we were staying in Capri for couple of days after Sorrento. So I really can say we liked Villa Pane! I don't like hustle and bustle places with too many tourists - like Sorrento-city for me - so the situation of Villa Pane was ideal: near center but at the same time far away from it. But the best things were friendliness and food...and cleanless and peace......all- :-) Thanks Anna Marie and San Luigi (hope I remember your names correctly)!!!! ps. Guido was also lovely. Guido is their very humane and nice dog, who wanted us to play with him :-)"
"Hello’ dearests, !! Greetings for Christmas to our new friends in Sorrento! We still talk about our wonderful time and are looking forward to the next time we can come back to see you again."
"We had a wonderfull stay at Villa Pane. Both Anna Maria and Gian Luigi did all to make our stay a god experience. Anna Maria made us walk to hideaway beaches, serving good dinners as premiums when we returned. Gian Luigi helped booking sight seeings and bringing us to and picking us up from Sorrento at all times. They really took good care of us at all times."
"Da dove si dovrebbe cominciare per descrivere Villa Pane?Forse dall'intenso profumo di gelsomini pronto ad accoglierti all'arrivo, o forse dalla meravigliosa presenza degli alberi di limoni e ulivi, complici nel creare un'atmosfera rilassante.Magari potrei cominciare dall'accoglienza delle sue camere e dalla bontà della sua genuina cucina..... Forse per non sbagliare potrei cominciare parlando dei miei nuovi amici Annamaria e Gianluigi e della loro capacità di farti sentire a casa con grande semplicità ed affetto sincero..... La verità è che a pensarci bene è proprio bello non sapere da dove cominciare per descrivere quell'angolino di paradiso che è Villa Pane e la "sua gente".... Grazie davvero di tutto Con affetto Christian P.s.: Annamaria, le tortine di ricotta e pera erano uno spettacolo!!!!! P.s.2: date a Guido una grattatina da parte mia!"
"We had the best holiday here at the villa pane Gianluigi and Anne Marie make you most welcome in the villa The evening dinner and breakfast was excellent and the cooking school a must do day . Very relaxing holiday and live how a tipi cal italian family do"
"In genere il successo di una vacanza è dato dalla qualità della struttura scelta e, soprattutto, dalla buona compagnia.... A Villa Pane abbiamo trovato entrambe le cose! Una dimora graziosamente arredata, pulita e ben servita sotto tutti i punti di vista. La splendida signora Annamaria e il suo simpatico staff (Guido compreso) che, con la dovuta discrezione, sono sempre pronti a soddisfare ogni necessità ed a proporre eventuali serate a tema (la grigliata di Ferragosto è stata fantastica!). In questo luogo i profumi, la vista mozzafiato, i colori e i sapori armonizzano davvero la vacanza fondendosi in una cornice di rara bellezza.... Torneremo sicuramente a Sorrento ed altrettanto sicuramente sapremo già dove alloggiare.... A presto!"
Grazie per averci accolti con fmiliarità e semplicità, il modo migliore per sentirsi a casa propria. Ieri notte non ci aspettavamo una serata in compagnia, è stata proprio una gradevole sorpresa. E poi, come non ricordare i ravioli alle melanzane di Annamaria?!! Un delizioso posticino dove rifugiarsi per godersi la natura e la bella gente, a presto!"
"We had the best week at Villa Pane last Oct. We booked the cooking class through Edible Destination. Anna Maria, her son Gianluigi and assistant Angela are the best. Our cooking class consisted of 9 and was perfect. Who knew I\'d like zucchini flowers and my husband would be making ravioli and pasta at home. Not to mention he\'s made tiramisu & Limoncello! All the meals we made were fabulous - first we cook, then we all eat - family style. The room was very comfortable and the view absolutely beautiful. Breakfast each morning was perfect - different items each day. The grounds, her gardens, flowers, lemon trees, the chickens, everything was just amazing. Anna Maria makes you feel very comfortable from the time you step in the lobby until you sadly have to say goodbye and go home. As I told Anna Maria, we\'ll be back. Thank you Anna Maria. We miss you!"
"Our small group booked a week long cooking excursion at Villa Pane. My accomodations were perfect for someone with a “knee situation”....Thank you! Classes were not only informative but entertaining as well! Love Anna Maria, Gianluigi as well as all of the staff! Perfect amount of free time as well. Love Sorrento and Villa Pane"
"After many hotel holidays in Sorrento this was our first time staying in a Guest House and we were not sure what to expect. Our 10 day stay at Villa Pane turned out to be the most relaxing and enjoyable break we have ever had. The 4 course evening meals were of the highest quality. Anna Maria, Luigi and the family were so friendly and obliging you felt that you had known them all your life. If you are looking for a relaxing holiday and the assurance of excellent food at every meal then you will not be disappointed with your time at Villa Pane. The shuttle bus is well organised and the pick up point is only a couple of minutes walk from the main square. We also attended the cookery class and again thoroughly enjoyed the experience."
"Complimentissimi a Villa Pane..è stata un esperienza bellissima,la villa è stupenda.Abbiamo passato 2 giorni in completo relax,lo consiglio a tutti xke la villa è favolosa,le persone ke ci lavorano sono strepitose,gradevoli,e molto simpatici.un complimentone alla cuoca ke oltre a cucinare divinamente fa dei dolci squisiti!!è situata a 2 minuti dal centro e qnd ci si puo andare anke a piedi..un forte bacio a guido(il cane)ke ci ha trattati cn cura e ci ha accompagnato x tutto il percorso senza mai andarsene!io do un 10..a presto e spero d venire qnt prima"
"We spent 10 days at Villa Pane in September. The atmosphere is very friendly. After a long, intense day (excursion to the Vesuv, Pompei, Capri and Ischia) it is the right place just to relax. To enjoy the dinner on the terrace with a nice view on Sorrento. Anne-Marie cooks like italian grand-mothers do. The three course menu (at an extremely interesting price) was delicious, good house wine and at the end the home made Limoncello (we have bought 3 bottles) was the highlight after a busy day. You have to eat at Anne-Maria to taste the difference. We had a very nice, big room as well as bathroom. The Villa Pane is located above Sorrento (5 min by car). If someone is looking for peace after a long turbulent day, with a beautiful view of Sorrento and the good Italian cuisine according to grand-mother's recipe, Villa Pane is the right place."