The Villa

Palazzo Santa Croce is located on the clifftop above Positano, overlooking the entire village and the surrounding coastline.

Villa with chef in Positano

A Fairytale Villa on the Amalfi Coast

Step through the gates into the private internal courtyard, lined with massive terracotta vases and handpainted majolica tiles, and continue inside to the ground floor living room, kitchen, dining room, or grand staircase leading to the bedrooms above.

The Kitchen

The rustic, antique kitchen is the perfect foil to the high end, modern appliances tucked in between the stone archways, marble sinks. and grand fireplace.

The credenza dates from the Baroque period, and the two ovens for fresh bread and pizza are built directly into the walls decorated with antique majolica tiles.

The Living Room

The living and dining rooms are divided into two separate areas, with an antique Tuscan oak table encircled by a blend of antique and modern armchairs, a bookshelf with antique volumes, a Neapolitan Rococo mirror, and a collection of antique paintings, including depictions of the life of Alexander the Great.

The Spa

Downstairs, the Salus Pur Aquam spa equipped with an endless pool system, massage jets both on the pool walls and seat, and a massage waterfall, lined with traditional Amalfi Coast majolica tiles.

The traditional calidarium and frigidarium from ancient Roman baths have been replaced by a sauna and Turkish bath, and the shower treatment, massage and relaxation area, and direct access to the outdoor terrace with its sundeck and hot tub complete the spa.

The Upper Floor

Walk upstairs to the two suites decorated with painted ceilings and frescoed walls. One is dedicated to Alfonso of Aragon and the 17th century decor centers around the ornate antique furniture and mirror, and the paintings depicting the battle of Lepanto, the witch Circe, seascapes, and the carved columns flanking the bed. The other suite is dedicated to Queen Isabella, wife of Alfonso, and the private altar and paintings featuring sacred scenes gives the room a more spiritual air.

The Attic Floor

The attic floor has two junior suites, tucked under the wooden eaves and decorated in a welcoming yet understated style, with a soft palette and choice antique flourishes. The villa's grand staircase, with its colorful stucco decorations, statues and vases tucked into the wall niches, and walls hung with antique works of art, is both the central element running through the villa and a de facto art gallery.

The Grounds

The grounds include a garden paved with traditional Vesuvian stone and two flowerbeds planted with citrus, fig, and pomegranate trees which lead to the outdoor gazebo.

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