Villa Del Vescovo
- SQM 497
VILLA DEL VESCOVO is a luxury Baroque style villa located in Positano, just 2 km away from the beach. It has 5 bedrooms, 6 washrooms and can host up to 9 people. The villa has air conditioning, Wi-Fi internet, indoor thermal pool, sauna and a garden.
Located on the peak of the bay of Positano, Villa del Vescovo was the residence for the Episcopal in the Baroque era in 1716 and was decorated with the best furnishings that was to be found in that period. The doors are of lacquered wood, the ceilings like paintings, the decorations in stucco and old lace, all made by the master craftsmanship of the era.
Although Positano lived through times of crisis, Villa del Vescovo was never abandoned and remained in tack with all its' luxury. Then in the beginning of the 1900's, even during the war, by accident some tourists happened to be passing by and were shocked by the beauty of the area. This is how Positano slowly attracted more and more artists and people to fall in love with the place.
This is also how Edward Ghillausen from the Bauhaus art movement came about due to the political reasons that we well know of. Since he was a Jew, he escaped to Italy where friends sheltered him in Rome. He met and fell in love with Eva Maria Vivaldi and together they decided to hide for the rest of their lives in the little paradise called, "Positano".
You may reach the villa by going up the 18th century street of the village named, Li Parlati, then crossing a little street with 118 short steps, that slowly go up, crossing a perfumed citrus garden.
If you have a car, you may park it in a public parking lot for an extra daily fee. The valet service is included.
From the villa you may reach the center of Positano in a short ten minute walk and the beach in fifteen minutes.
The villa and its' services are well maintained and taken care of.
There is a large satellite flat screen T.V., High speed Wi-Fi internet, a Spa area with Turkish bath tub, sauna and thermal pool.
The outdoor façade is painted with a hot red color and light yellow. This pomegranate red was originally invented and used by the Romans and very typical in the area. Both the outdoors and indoors of the villa have been maintained in Baroque style originally Napoletano, characterized in the era of when it was built.
Villa del Vescovo has a beautiful spectacular view of the sea, Positano and the main beach. From a distance you may also admire the Islands dei Galli.
The ground floor is divided into two areas separated by the main entrance hall that leads out onto either the terrace or a set of stairs leading either up to the first floor or down to the ground floor.
The main entrance to the villa brings you into the large kitchen and dining room, both with vaulted ceilings painted in a warm, yellow-beige colour. The kitchen has a large antique stone fireplace, which was part of the original house and copper pots are exposed all over the kitchen walls. The kitchen is furnished with a wooden table, 6 chairs and wooden bench. There is an Antique wooden sideboard and flat screen TV.
The large and fully equipped kitchen features antique tiled floors and offers an 8 range stovetop, oven, double marble sink and dishwasher. There is a separate laundry room with a sink, large refrigerator with separate freezer. There are large, French wooden door that lead out onto the terrace.
A formal dining room with library opens onto a tea-lounge and studio room. The dining area has a large wooden table with 6 antique wooden chairs from the 17th century. The dining room can be used for breakfast or elaborated lunch or dinners. Guests will also enjoy a library filled with rare books on art and history as well as more modern readings in many foreign languages. The tea lounge has a wonderful antique fireplace and two, large, comfortable armchairs.
The studio corner has a wooden desk with flat screen computer and high speed internet. The magnificent old paintings in the studio room depict Alessandro Magno and like in the kitchen, a large set of French wooden doors lead out onto the terrace.
The beautiful terrace serves as an extension of the house lined with terracotta tiles and a built-in bench. The terrace is ideal for relaxing and enjoying the spectacular views of the colourful and bright houses of Positano, the blue Mediterranean sea, the surrounding beaches, as well as the charming and romantic Galli islands located just in front of the coastline, once belonging to the infamous Russian ballerina, Nurijev. The terrace is also ideal for external meals and sunset cocktails. It features wrought iron tables topped with ceramic tiles and comfortable chairs for sitting and relaxing. The terrace can also be shaded by large umbrellas.
A 19 step staircase made of prestigious stone will take you to a full relaxing wellness centre that is simply amazing. The floor is made of antique terracotta tiles alternated with majolica and its rooms feature vaulted ceilings from the 17th century with golden stucco decorations, partly in gold, allowing to achieve the same bright yellow colour as the rest of the property.
In the niches along the stairs, you'll find 2 beautiful large and precious antique porcelain vases reflecting the same style of those displayed at the National Museum of Art Capodimonte in Naples. The vases date back to the 17th century and are painted with scenes from the mythological and Neapolitan landscapes showing Mount Vesuvius.
When reaching the ground floor, you will find, immediately to your left, a beautiful Turkish antique tiled bathtub, a terracotta tiled floor and a Finnish Sauna for 2.
Two showers identified by a lovely marble face sculpture from which the water exits, encircled by antique mosaic tiles dating back to the 17th century, originating from the Neapolitan School of Giustiniani.
The sauna and Turkish bath are situated next to a relaxing lounge with sofas and cushions, coach chairs, large and antique terracotta vases from the 17th and18th century. The focal point, as if this was not enough, is a large indoor, fully functional, heated thermal pool in green and Turkish terracotta tiles (8.5 meters long x 3.90 meters wide x 2 meters deep).
The pool is a true hydro-thermal therapy pool, with waterfalls, Jacuzzi seats, water-jets for cervical and lumbar massages and rotating currents.
There is also a private changing area continuously supplied with large bathing towels, bathrobes and slippers. On the opposite side of the pool lies the villas decorative, consecrated catholic chapel with a private massage area equipped with a massage bed.
The spa leads out, through a set of French wooden doors, onto a ground floor terrace that is furnished with sun lounge chairs ideal for sunbathing or relaxing, while enjoying a drink and the incredible views. The terrace also features a very decorative plunge pool with hydro-massage bed with majolica tiles, allowing seating to 2 people.
There are two wooden sculptures, decorated in gold that lead you to the 26 steps of beautiful stone staircase which brings you to the first floor where the two luxurious and exclusive master bedrooms are located.
Each master bedroom is very spacious and features high ceilings, air conditioning, and en-suite facilities. Both suites are decorated in an elegant and warm Neapolitan Baroque style, which characterizes the entire residence. Warm and bright colours mix with antique wooden furniture and other decorative elements in Baroque style to match the finest quality textiles, such as the organza and dark red velvets found in the bedrooms.
The window sills are set in an époque baldachin with gold stucco decorations and are sewed with the finest coral stones and mother pearl decorations. The ceilings are painted on old wall paper in a Neapolitan Baroque style, restoring the original design with bright colours which fully respect the charm and style of the bedrooms.
The terracotta tiled floors are covered with Oriental carpets. A sofa, two comfortable armchairs and a pouf chair complete the seating décor and are all refined with silk textiles from famous local fabric producers from San Leucio near Naples, making both bedrooms ideal for relaxing day and night.
The bedrooms both feature antique wooden dressers, a large double bed with bedside tables and lamps. The first bedroom has windows and 3 balconies, two overlooking the sea, the colourful houses and the main beach of Positano. Its' en-suite bathroom is filled with majolica tiles. It has a separate changing area and closet, large shower, and marble sink. The second bedroom has a small altar and French doors that access onto the balcony. The en-suite bathroom is in a similar style as the first. The sea-view balcony also features an old small watchtower with a charming and characteristic cupola covered with ceramic tiles, which is one of the symbols of the Amalfi Coast.
LOFT - THIRD FLOOR
The third floor has two other lovely double bedrooms, both which have en-suite bathrooms. There is a beautiful and large, third full bathroom on this floor as well. There is also a small terrace found in the back of the villa, on the top floor, equipped with outside table and chairs for external dining.
All use of heating, air conditioning, pool, sauna and Turkish bath facilities, water, gas, electricity for a total of 1000 kwh. are included in the rental rate.
(Extra kilowatt must be paid locally based on consumption).
Flat screen TVs in bedrooms, the studio, in the dining area and pool & spa area (total 6 ) Satellite TV with SKY and pay-TV for viewing movies in foreign languages.
Telephone and fax charge on usage
Internet (ADSL) line connected with a villa computer and wireless is included, throughout the property
2 safety boxes ( One in each bedroom suite)
Indoor heated pool with hydro massage (Oxygene Therapy) (8.5 mt x 3.90 mt x 2 mt). Normal pool temperature of 31 degrees Celcius (can be heated to 36 degrees Celcius).
DVD player in both bedroom suites and living room area
Stereo with CD player
HI-FI Audio system indoor and outdoor (Can be controlled from each room)
Continental breakfast included in the rental rate
Fully equipped kitchen: 8 range stovetop, oven, double marble sink, dishwasher, separate dispenser room with sink, large refrigerator with separate freezer
Formal dining room with library opening onto a tea-lounge and studio room
Laundry room with washing machine and ironing facilities
Daily linen and bath towels change is included
1 baby cot
Flat screen satellite TV with SKY and Pay TV.
Electricity, A/C, heat, water and final cleaning included
Daily continental breakfast included
Staff: two people (cook services and waitress 8:30 to 13:30 and from 17:00 to 20:00, gardener for pool service, garden maintenance and grocery shop service)
Daily linen & bath towel change
Porter service included from 8.00 am to 6.00 pm - 6 days a week
ADSL line connected with villa computer and Wi -Fi for personal laptop included
One complimentary cooking class
Extras to be paid locally
Please be aware that you will be requested an amount of € 2 000 upon your arrival at the property for food and beverage incidentals. These must be given to the key holder in cash.
Telephone and fax
A third bed can be added in either of the two master bedrooms (ideal for a family)
Children allowed with baby sitter (available also at the villa at extra charge)
Pets allowed with dog sitter (available also at the villa at extra charge)
6 Bathroom, 5 Bedroom, 1 Dining-Room, 1 Kitchen, 1 Living room
Sleeping1 Baby crib, Bed linen, 4 Double bed, 1 Single bed
CookingChild's high chair, Coffee machine, Cooking utensils, Dishwasher, Kitchen stove, Microwave, Oven, Refrigerator, Spices, Toaster, Water cooler
Heating/CoolingAir conditioning, Central heating, Fireplace
OutsidePrivate Balcony, Private Terrace
EntertainmentComputer, DVD-Player, Fax, Wireless Broadband Internet, Telephone, TV (Satellite)
SanitaryBidet, Hair dryer, Shower, Towel-set, Washbasin
LaundryClothes dryer, Iron & Board, Washing machine
Spa & GymPrivate Dry sauna, Heated Indoor swimming pool
OutsideDeck chairs, Private Garden