Set on the cliff’s edge above the sea overlooking the town of Positano, this villa for rent in Italy is peaceful Mediterranean escape just a flight of steps up from the center of town.
Spanning two stories above the cliff, the interiors are spacious and airy with the main floor living areas opening out to the views. There are three sitting rooms that allow for plenty of space for entertaining and relaxing, with a dining area and fully equipped modern kitchen.
The interiors combine the contemporary with the traditional, with elegant antiques and decor, colorful tile, marble and wood finishes.
There are three double suites, and a very small suite on the mezzanine perfect for kids.
The grounds are ideal for holiday fun, with sun drenched terraces and outdoor lounge and dining areas surrounded by lovely gardens of hibiscus, roses, citrus, and geraniums, and space to spread out and enjoy the views.
Daily housekeeping included, wifi throughout, satellite cable TV, kitchen and bath amenities, laundry facilities, off-site parking.
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 gulf of Naples and the Bay of Sorrento have been celebrated over the years by poets, writers and travelers and for centuries was part of the “grand tour” and is the gateway to the Amalfi coast and a good jumping off point for exploring the vast archeological sites of Pompeii and the surrounding countryside.
Its mild climate makes it a year round destination with only part of the hotels, shops and restaurants closing down from the beginning of January through the beginning of March.
The nearby mountain top 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. Home to mythical legends and ancient archeological history, Punta Campanella on the Sorrentine Peninsula along the Gulf of Naples is the lands end point 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 watch tower on the head land still stands today and is within a short drive. The promontory can be reached from the small square of Termini. And, just three nautical miles off shore, is the island of Capri.
Positano, Italy. Nearest Airport: Naples International Airport (50km)
BEST TIME TO VISIT: Spring through Fall with mild year round weather
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