Deliciously fresh and clean, with simple bedrooms that feel good to wake up in and are a joy to come home to. Villa Tartana, a modern pensione, with extensive renovations in 2010, has made a terrific addition to the hotel scene in Positano since it opened in 2000.

   The twelve comfortable rooms are all decorated similarly with a strong sea-blue colour scheme that contrasts the white walls. Most have sea views and balconies. Our reporter said that the breakfast is delightful, a 'continental' is served unless otherwise asked, however a full-English is available, and it can be served in your room while you gaze wistfully over the Mediterranean Sea.

   Owner, Beniamino Caldiero, may be young, but he has the touch. A wonderful place to stay along the Amalfi Coast.