Villa Amalfitana sits just outside of Amalfi and is pure music for the eyes. The harmonies start inside, with eight well-appointed double bedrooms whose names are inspired by the Ravello classic music festival, including Overture, Rapsodia, Suite, Fantasia, Romance, Arabesque, Melodia and Fuga. The lovely refrains grow louder as guests look out their rooms’ windows or from their balconies to see stunning sea views. The spaces have been elegantly decorated with antique furnishings, lavish textiles and have hardwood or majolica-tiled floors.
The 19th-century villa – which has been recently renovated to retain the best of its original ambience is perched on its own cliff, with terraced gardens that slope down to the water. The antique and elegant furnishings of its four stories are connected by an ancient stairway with artistically inlaid wooden handrails and arched windows, also offering fabulous views. The most panoramic view of all, perhaps, is enjoyed from the villa’s expansive roof garden, with two small kitchens and barbecue areas.
Villa Amaltfitana is nestled in a 1,500-square-meter private park, with its bougainvillea terraces and lemon and orange gardens. Stairs lead through the gardens to a 4,5X2,5mt above-ground pool with massage jets and sweeping views, solariums, natural caves and all the way down to small private pier set in the inlet of the sea cliff.
On the street level, guests enter the villa to find a living room with fireplace and an old library with TV. On the garden floor there is a dining room, a wine cellar excavated into the rock and a fully equipped kitchen with laundry corner. The rooms overlook a huge loggia, with sweeping views of the sea and coast, that is ideal for enjoying alfresco meals, including candlelit dinners.
The lovely beaches of Castiglione and Atrani are only a 10-minute walk away, with the music of warm water lapping their sand, and Villa Amalfitana terraces down to the sea itself.
Cleaning is provided at Villa Amalfitano four hours per day, six days per week. Additional staff services, such as a private chef or a babysitter, are available at additional cost. Amalfi is .07 kilometers from Villa Amalfitana; Atrani is situated .05 kilometers away, and Maiori is located .05 kilometers from this stunning Italian villa.