I couldn't recommend Alessandro's place in Forio more highly. Everything was exactly as described prior to arriving and contact with Alessandro couldn't have been easy. Being unable to meet us personally at check in due to work, he arranged for his friend to meet us and everything was smooth and efficient; even despite our flight delays with Ryanair and therefore the need to change check in time to much later. Leaving was equally as easy.
The apartment is perfectly placed in the heart of Forio on the main Street. Don't let this put you off though, despite the buzzing nature of the area, the apartment itself is set back from this and is like a little haven. You almost forget how busy the street is outside until you step out the main doors of the courtyard.
The apartment itself has everything one needs including an oven with a grill and hob which meant we were able to enjoy breakfast on the balcony. The little balcony is a wonderful addition and, facing the west, catches the late afternoon sun as it sets; perfect for an aperativo before heading out into town for the evening.
There is a beach just 10 minutes walk from the apartment, or head 30 minutes to the west and there is Poseidon Thermal Gardens and another beach. Perfect for catching the late September sun!
Alessandro also recommended a fantastic pizza restaurant to us on the first night and I have to say we ended up eating there a few other nights also as it was great value for money as well as really good, Italian food.
Overall, Alessandro's place was clean, newly renovated, modern and well looked after; we felt as though we were in a home from home. Alessandro himself is the perfect host and made us feel very at ease throughout the whole experience from booking to staying; an even stronger testament to his organisational skills considering we never actually met face to face; I would certainly stay at one of his places again.