Alessandra's apartment was perfect and Alessandra a perfect host.
The apartment is located in a great location near to the Melfi cathedral, in the heart of the intricate alleys of this ancient medieval city, at 5 minutes walk from public parking (easy to wheel your carry-on). We do not recommend to drive at the door unless you have the smallest Italian cars, are used to navigate narrow alleys and obtain the hostess permission. We found Melfi fascinating to get lost in the maze of its minuscule cobbled stone alleys decorated with vines and flowers. Definitively the strong point of this apartment is its prime dreamy location, which makes it also dead quiet to sleep well at night and otherwise enjoy the place. The hostess (Alessandra) was extremely friendly and knowledgeable about Melfi, and met us at the cathedral (we got lost) even though we were about 2 hr late. The apartment was large with tall ceiling, squeaky clean when compared to a penthouse in Rome we later experienced, and had vintage furniture and decorations. The apartment is a bit dark but warm and with floor heating. The bedroom is large, the bed comfortable, there are plenty of closet and drawer space. The bathroom was clean and perky. The living room is comfortable with a long sofa a large round table, and plenty of maps of the area. The kitchen was clean and well stocked in food and dishes. We would recommend getting a teapot tough. Strong point were the orange juice maker, toaster, and cornflakes distributor. The refrigerator had water, juices, yogurts, butter and milk; every morning there were fresh cookies, some muffins, fruits, and the breakfast table was set. Alessandra prepared coffee for us using the typical stove Italian coffee machine to make later on in the day. Coffee and sugar were provided. The apartment was cleaned for us and the bed made every day we were there. It was quiet, dark, easy to sleep. The people of Melfi are nice and welcoming. We were told the area is the little Italian Switzerland. The restaurant called 'the Grotto' was high cuisine and not expensive