The Villa


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Step through the gates into the private internal courtyard, lined with giant terracotta vases and hand-painted majolica tiles. Continue inside to the ground floor living room, dining room, kitchen and grand staircase leading down to the spa or the bedrooms above.

The kitchen

The arcadian, antique kitchen hides high end, modern appliances tucked in between the stone archways, marble sinks. and fireplace. The enormous wooden cabinet dates back to the Baroque period, and the two bread and pizza ovens are built directly into the thick stone walls decorated with antique majolica tiles.

The Sitting Room

The living and dining room is divided into two separate areas; a dining area with a Tuscan oak dining table encircled by a bookshelf, a Neapolitan Rococo mirror, and a collection of antique paintings, that include depictions of the life of Alexander the Great. A special feature of the living room is its enormous double fireplace with hearthside benches inside the first stone frame,

Relax area

Downstairs, the Salus Per Aquam area has an indoor pool lined with traditional Amalfi Coast majolica tiles and includes massage jets on the walls and seat, a massage waterfall, and a swimming current.

The traditional calidarium and frigidarium from ancient Roman baths have been replaced by a sauna and Turkish bath. The treatment, massage and relaxation area, and direct access to an outdoor terrace with its sundeck and jacuzzi, complete the only private villa spa in Positano.

The Upper Floor

The two suites on the Upper Floor are decorated with carefully restored 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, with paintings depicting the battle of Lepanto, the witch Circe and seascapes. The other suite is dedicated to Queen Isabella, wife of Alfonso. Its private altar, starry ceiling and paintings featuring sacred scenes, lend the room a spiritual air.

The Attic Floor

The attic floor with two double rooms tucked under thick wooden eaves are decorated in a soft, understated style. The villa‚Äôs grand staircase, with its colorful stucco decorations, statues and vases tucked into niches, and walls hung with antique works of art, is both a central element running through the villa and a de facto art gallery. This floor opens onto the gardens behind the palazzo

The Grounds

The grounds include a garden paved with traditional volcanic stone from Vesuvius and flowerbeds planted with citrus, fig, and pomegranate trees.

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