Torre Punta Campanella

Gulf of Naples, Italy
A 16th Century Watchtower In The Land Of Homer's Odyssey

The Amalfi Coast is one of the most iconic stretches of shoreline in Italy, and this 16th-century watchtower commands a magnificent spot above the sea. Standing against the forces of long-ago invaders in the land of Homer's Odyssey, this unique villa for rent in Italy has been restored with a fusion of rustic, southern Italian and Scandinavian-inspired design. 

Located on the Amalfi Coast at Punta Campanella, between the Gulf of Naples and the Gulf of Salerno, this villa for rent in Italy is a great destination for adventurous design lovers. It's of great historical interest, off the beaten track (15 minutes by car from Termini), and overlooks the Mediterranean, with extraordinary views of the island of Capri.

One of many fortified towers constructed along the promontory, it was placed to communicate directly with the main tower at the point that was the site of the mythical Sirens in Homer's Odyssey. Surrounded by over 500 hectares of national parkland, olive, and fruit groves, it's one of several historic buildings on the property that have been transformed into simple but stylish guest accommodations.Part of a portfolio of properties designed by Naples-based Norwegian architect Kristine Standnes, it is a successful mix of Italian history, design and culture, with a Scandinavian concept and aesthetic.

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Although the tower's unique configuration poses a challenge in how to interpret the space - with its vertical layout and earthbound materials - the structure is cool, relaxed and unpretentious. Stripped to the bare essentials, the intricate stonework and tile are the ideal backdrop for cool vintage pieces and decor.

The ground-floor living area comes complete with a fireplace, dining space and a simple kitchen, as well as a small mezzanine bedroom (with space for a king-size bed only). Up one level is a second living room and bath with the master bedroom above that opens out to the massive platform terrace.

The adjacent Annex (a former olive oil mill) is a few minutes walk from the tower. It has a ground-floor kitchen, living room and bath connected by an outside stair to two en-suite double bedrooms with a panoramic terrace. Both homes incorporate several outside dining spaces in a park-like setting.

Throughout the year, the owners host an artist-in-residency program focused around the fields of architecture, design, craftsmanship, hospitality and food, designed to inspire intellectual and cultural curiosity and provide a sanctuary where creativity can thrive in nature. 

 

AMALFI'S LEGENDS & STUNNING BEAUTY

Cited as an example of outstanding Mediterranean heritage, the Amalfi Coast is a UNESCO site of legendary natural beauty and glittering coastal towns. Clinging to the dramatic vertical cliffs and backed by lush forests, the famous Positano and Amalfi draw society's elite and gawkers alike to partake in the glamor, excellent culinary scene and stunning scenery. The nearby mountaintop town of Ravello has loads of old world charm with grand villas and gardens dotting the hillsides and in the summer months, the famed Ravello Arts Festival.

The resort town of Sorrento perched above the Bay of Naples is the gateway to the Amalfi coast and is a good jumping-off point for exploring  the vast archeological sites of Pompeii and the surrounding countryside. Home to mythical legends and ancient archeological history, Punta Campanella on the Sorrentine Peninsula along the Gulf of Naples is the land's endpoint, and it was here, in Homer's epic, that Ulysses met the Sirens and the Greeks later built a temple in honor of Athens. The original 14th-century watchtower on the headland still stands today and is within a short drive from the property. The promontory can be reached from the small square of Termini which is a 10-15 minute drive from the house. And, just three nautical miles off shore, is the island of Capri.

 

LOCATION 

Amalfi Coast, Italy. Nearest Airport: Naples (65km)

 

BEST TIME TO VISIT: May through September 

 
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Torre Punta Campanella
Gulf of Naples, Italy
Scandinavian Aesthetics Blend With Ancient Italian History

The Amalfi Coast is one of the most iconic stretches of shoreline in Italy, and this 16th-century watchtower commands a magnificent spot above the sea. Standing against the forces of long-ago invaders in the land of Homer's Odyssey, this unique villa for rent in Italy has been restored with a fusion of rustic, southern Italian and Scandinavian-inspired design. 

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Overview Fully Equipped. Welcome kit with an assortment of coffees, teas, jam and breakfast items, with optional lunch and dinners prepared from the organic on-site gardens. Optional services on request (with additional charge) include: private chef and cooking lessons, driver for touring the coast, airport and train station transfers.
Kitchen Basic
Internet 4G Wifi throughout
Air Conditioning Yes
Bedrooms 2
Bed Type Doubles
Kitchen Basic
Bathrooms 3
Accommodates 4
Kid-Friendly
Pet Friendly No pets allowed
Min. Stay 4 nights
Check-In After 5:00 PM
Check-Out 11:00 AM
Sec. Deposit €500
Sec. Deposit Due Deposit required at check-in with cash
Cancellation Policy Moderate
Guest will receive a full refund if booking is cancelled at least 30 days before the start of the stay. If the guest cancels 14-30 days before the start of the stay, they will receive a 50% refund. If they cancel within 14 days of the start of the stay, no refund will be given. BoutiqueHomes Service Fee is non refundable.
Notes Because the streets leading to the house are narrow and a protected UNESCO site, it is advised that guests will need a small car (210cm wide) and confident driving skills to navigate to the house. Alternatively, they may park at the lower section which is a 10 min. walk to the property. The road to the property has no lighting. The stairs in the Tower have small steps and may not be suitable for small children and the elderly. A refundable security/damage deposit is due on arrival. Check in is any time after 5pm. If guests arrive before, they may store luggage. Check out time on the date of departure is 11am. If the room is not vacated by this time, the customer will be subject to another night. Guests can store luggage after 11am until the end of the day on the date of departure. Photo & Location Shoot Rates: 1. day Shooting 3500 euro 2. day Shooting 3000 euro 3. day Shooting 2500 euro PRICE EXAMPLE FOR 3 DAYS PRICE 3 DAYS SHOOTING: 9000 EURO PRICE 3 DAYS SHOOTING WITH VIDEO: 10500 EURO
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