Luxury Villas in the Amalfi Coast
The maritime region that we refer to as the Amalfi Coast, encompassing Capri Island, the Gulf of Naples and the Amalfi Coast, is a well renowned holiday destination. The area is typified by majestic cliffs, pretty fishing villages, citrus and olive groves and glorious blue waters.
See our full range of luxury Amalfi Coast villas below
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Located in the heart of Praiano, Casa Porpora has recently undergone an extensive renovation which has transformed it into a luxurious and stylish villa retreat. Designer interiors and sweeping sea view terraces make this villa extra special whilst a private indoor pool, a panoramic swimming pool, 5 star hotel amenities, a roof terrace and air conditioning throughout ensure maximum comfort and relaxation. Undoubtedly Casa Porpora is one of the most exclusive residences along the Amalfi Coast and occupies an enviable position overlooking the sea and flanked by fragrant lemon groves and lush Mediterranean vegetation. Just 100 metres from the scenic route that leads to the charming beach of Praia and walking distance to restaurants, bars and a club, Casa Porpora delivers something for every holidaymaker.
Rates: from £7,107 per week
Special offer: Save 20% on all remaining weeks in September 2014. In terms of spectacular views, this villa is our number one pick and they are simply breath-taking. Leave the hustle and bustle of daily life and retreat to this piece of historical paradise. This truly unique retreat offers privacy, peace and awe inspiring views to Capri Mount Vesuvius overlooking the fishing harbour. Residenza Vistamare with its beautiful outdoor terraces and lavishly decorated interior, filled with original antiques and precious chandeliers, is a haven of tranquillity, history and enchantment. A perfect place to celebrate weddings or special events with loved ones.
Rates: from £5,111 per week
La Scaletta is a hidden treasure that combines history, comfort and exquisite views. We recommend this luxurious villa for those seeking the genuine Amalfi experience and a haven from which to watch the world go by. At the entrance to Amalfi, Scaletta is located in an enviable position which allows for truly incredible views to Amalfi and as far as Ravello. The villa, which still features some original stonework dating back over 800 years and is decorated with many beautiful ceramics from the region has six bedrooms and was recently restored so that it now combines the ancient tower with modern and luxurious comfort.
Rates: from £4,772 per week
With wonderful views looking over two gulfs, this is a perfect villa for large group gatherings, where the services are tailored to the needs of each guest. With cooking classes, a tennis court and evening cocktails served on the terrace, this villa certainly invites and delights.With its luxuriant gardens, spa-like pool area, breathtaking views over both the Gulfs of Naples and Salerno, this exquisite property is the ideal place to spend a memorable holiday. Podere Due Golfi is well-equipped to accommodate big family gatherings and groups of friends in 11 bedrooms, all with private bathrooms. To enhance the holiday experience the villa offers daily maid service, daily continental breakfast, broadband internet, a tennis court and air conditioning throughout.
Rates: from £13,995 per week
Commissioned by a rich merchant in the 18th century to represent his wealth and establish his family in the society, Villa la Colonnata has maintained the grandeur of its past with traditional Italian interiors tiled floors and frescoes and interior décor including traditional paintings and antique furniture. These traditional elements combine with all the modern amenities you'd come to expect from a luxury villa to make for a comfortable yet elegant stay. It enjoys breath-taking views over the town and up to Li Galli, Nureyev's former private island.
Rates: from £16,969 per week
There are so many beautiful places to relax and dine in the villa, both inside and out. Exuding simplicity and style indoors with outdoor areas full of colour and vitality, your only worry will be deciding where to enjoy your next meal. Wide and stunning sea views, a relaxing pool, immediate access to Italy's most famous coast with its clear blue water and the fine silver-like sand combined with modern and colourful interior - this is what characterizes Villa Mille Fiori. The villa welcomes up to 12 guests to experience Italy from its best side.
Rates: from £5,898 per week
A stay at Stella di Praiano is an experience like no other. When you wake up in this incredibly positioned villa with magical views over to Positano, with the sounds of the waves crashing below you, it genuinely feels like your own piece of paradise on earth. Villa Stella di Praiano is truly one of the most luxurious villas in Italy. A magical setting with extensive and colourful gardens filled with fruits and flowers, there is luxury, surprise and style at every turn, inside and out. From the dramatic terrace views over to Positano, the fairy-tale tower suite, the large pool and outdoor hot-tub, to the simply divine interiors, elegant bedrooms and several bathrooms with world beating sea views, guests at Stella di Praiano will feel in unmitigated and unrivalled, luxurious bliss. For the adventurous, there is even access to the sea below and rocky deck!
Rates: from £36,900 per week
Palazzo Miramare is a historic 18th century villa located in Positano, one of the most sought-after locations on Italy's Amalfi Coast. Sea views stretch as far as the eye can see from the villa's spacious terraces and its bedrooms. The lush garden, private swimming pool and elegant drawing room make Palazzo Miramare a fairy-tale location for those seeking a relaxing holiday in stunning surroundings.
Rates: from £10,250 per week
For those wishing to be in the heart of the action, Villa Luna is our pick. With its central location and classic style, it will become your own little slice of La Dolce Vita. Situated in an enviable position right in the centre of the coastal town of Sorrento, Villa Luna offers its honourable guests the opportunity to enjoy the best of both worlds; roam through the busy and colourful streets of Sorrento, or enjoy a tranquil day either in the villa's private garden with pool or at the beach, which is only a stone's throw away.
Rates: from £4,944 per week
An elegant villa set in the hills surrounding Sorrento, Parco al Mare is just a 15 minute drive from the sea and is immersed in a protected green oasis enjoying stunning views over the Gulf of Naples, the islands of Capri, Ischia and Procida. Its recent renovation focused on making the villa a haven for relaxation and well-being and a roof-top sundeck with sea views, a private pool, sauna, chromotherapy shower and hot tub all deliver this vision. Inside the villa is equipped with all modern amenities including air-conditioning, wifi and satellite television.
Rates: Rates available on request.
Capri Island abounds in hills, cliffs, olive groves, vineyards, and garden terraces overlooking the blue water of the Mediterranean. Naples and Vesuvius loom in the distance, with white ferries and hydrofoils zigzagging across the bay. Paths and steps offer countless opportunities to explore the island on foot, whilst churches, historic villas and ruins offer sightseeing opportunities.
In the Anacapri area is the Blue Grotto, a 60-metre long and 25-metre wide opening in the rocky island side, reputed since Roman times and offers an amazing opportunity to swim through the darkness.
The Bay of Naples is one of the richest areas for archaeological, artistic and monumental works, as well as being a land of great popular traditions, renowned for the warmth of the people and their passion for music, dance and the dramatic arts. Visit the village of Pozzuoli, with the Castle of Baia, the pleasant promenade that leads to Cape Miseno with its Lighthouse, the Phlegraean Fields, famous for its archaeological sites, and the Cuma area with the legendary Grotto of Sibilla.
From the bay you can easily reach the centre of Naples, capital of Campania and the largest city in Southern Italy. Naples is a sprawling metropolis that was founded by Greeks and enlarged by Romans; as a result the town is rich in history and stunning architecture; a great day out from your luxury villa. The best way to soak up the street-theatre atmosphere of Neapolitan life is to start by walking down Spaccanapoli (literally “split Naples”), the popular name for the long straight street that cuts through the heart of the centro storico. Or you can take a ride on the Circumvesuviana, a small train that starts in Naples with connections to Sorrento, Herculaneum and Pompei.
Well worth a visit is Pompei, perhaps Italy’s most treasured archaeological site and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Also the small town of Sorrento is worth a stop and is wonderfully located over white steep cliffs offering fantastic views over the Bay of Naples. Sorrento lies on a Tufa terrace and is enclosed by impressive rocks of the Limestone Mountains.
Proceeding out of Sorrento, explore the twisting roads of the Amalfi Coast from where you will catch glimpses of little hamlets and bays dotted amidst the brilliant Mediterranean flora. Towns and villages cling to the cliffs. Here you will find Positano, with its multi coloured houses, the supremely elegant Ravello and beautiful Nerano, and many more delightful towns which face out towards the Gulf of Salerno.
- Folk Band Parade (Amalfi Coast)
- Amalfi Drive (Campania & the Amalfi Coast)
- Neapolitan Antique Fair (Naples)
- Young Culture Festival (Cinema, Music and Multimedia - Salerno)
- Three Gulfs Cup (Bay of Naples)
- May of Monuments (Naples)
- Capri Sailing Week (Capri)
- La Regatta delle Antiche Repubbliche Marinare (Cultural Initiatives and Manifistations of Folklore - Amalfi)
- St Andrew's Celebration (Celebration of Their Patron Saint - Amalfi)
- Festivale Musicale di Ravello (Ravello)
- Festa della Madonna del Carmine (Religious Festival - Naples)
- Neapolis Festival (Arena Flegrea)
- Landing of the Saracens (Positano)
- Byzantine New Year (Amalfi)
- The Madonna of Piedigrotta (Parade - Chiesa della Santa Maria di Piedigrotta)
- Feast of San Gennaro (Naples)
- White Night (Cultural Event Naples)
- Amalfi Coast Fitness Festival (Pizza della Concordia)
- Borsa Mediterranea del Turismo Archeologico (Promotes Archaeological Sites and Destinations - Centro Espositivo Ariston)
- Di Seconda Mano (Dance Event - Teatro Nuovo di Napoli)
- Christmas in Naples (Naples)
- Capri Hollywood Film Festival (Capri)
Suggested General Activities
- Wine and Olive Oil tasting - visit an olive oil manufacturer in Sorrento for an oil tasting. Also visit a local vineyard and taste the wines of Campania
- Punta Campanella Marine Reserve - explore the Bay of Leranto, with its tiny islets and Li Galli, where mermaids tried to entice Ulysses with their song
- Shopping - spend a day in Sorrento, discovering its main shopping street Via San Cesareo, where you can find most stores and fashion boutiques
- Visiting Capri by boat - a great thing to do is renting a motor boat and travelling around the island, stopping here and there at the spots that interest you most. Marina Grande is the best place to hire a boat
- Positano - Positano can be described as one of the most romantic towns along the coast. Discover the town and visit Collegiata di Santa Maria Assunta with its Byzantine icon called “Madonna di Positano”
- Climb the Vesuvius
- Pizza making cooking class
Suggested Sporting Activities
- Golf Courses - one 18-hole golf courses in the Naples/Sorrento/Amalfi area
- Swimming - the best places for swimming in the sea are at beaches and coves on the islands or along the coast around Sorrento and Amalfi
- Diving - there are diving centres at parts of the Amalfi Coast, where courses are available. There is plenty to see under the surface in the quieter coves and tide pools
- Windsurfing - Procida, as well as Punta Carena on Capri are good for windsurfing
- Sailing - renting boats and yachts is possible all along the Amalfi Coast
- Hiking - Capri provides hiking trails of every difficulty. There are also outstanding walking trails around Ravello
Selection of Local Attractions
- Sorrento, Cathedral - Open all year round
- Sorrento, Correale di Terranova Museum - Open all year round
- Amalfi, Paper Museum - Open all year round
- Amalfi, Ancient Arsenals of the Amalfi Republic
- Amalfi, Cathedral - Open all year round
- Amalfi, The Emerald Grotto - Open all year round
- Vietri, Raito Provincial Museum of Ceramics - Open all year round
- Capri, Charterhouse of San Giacomo - Open all year round
- Capri, Church of San Costanzo - Open all year round
- Capri, Castello Barbarossa - Open all year round
- Naples, Cathedral-Duomo - Open all year round
- Naples, Anton Dohrn Aquarium - Open all year round
- Ravello, Il Museo dei Coralli - Open all year round
- Ravello, Villa Rufolo/ Villa Cimbrone - Open all year round
- Furore, The church of St Elia - Open all year round
The Euro (€) is the official currency of Italy. Coins are available in 1 cent, 2 cent, 5 cent, 10 cent, 20 cent, 50, cent , €1 & €2 denominations. Notes are available in €5, €10, €20, €50, €100, €200, €500 denominations.
Travellers cheques are widely accepted for exchange or purchase in major cities, but in more rural areas, visit a bank to exchange them for Euros. Major credit cards are widely accepted here (though a limited number of merchants have American Express accounts) and ATM access is widespread. Exchange currency only at authorized outlets such as banks and hotels, and exchange only what you think you will spend in-country. Coins cannot be reconverted on departure. Save all receipts from any currency exchange transaction. You may be asked to produce them when you exit the country, and they are required if you intend to reconvert local currency.
You are not expected to tip on top of restaurant service charges, though leaving a small amount is common practice. If there is no service charge, you might consider leaving 10%/15%, but it is not obligatory. In bars any small change is left as a tip. Tipping taxi drivers is also not mandatory but suggested.
ARRIVAL & DEPARTURE FORMALITIES
Travel documents are your responsibility. In general you should have:
- A signed, valid passport that will remain valid for at least 6 months beyond the completion of your trip. Your passport must have enough blank pages (excluding amendment pages) available for entry and exit stamps issued when entering and exiting immigration points.
- Visas are required for certain nationalities and you are strongly advised to check your status allowing plenty of time for visa application.
In general, the climate in Amalfi Coast is very mild with little difference between the various provinces. The summers are hotter on the coast and in the valleys than in the hills. It rarely rains in the summer months. The average temperature varies between 27°C and 33°C and can even reach 40°C. Spring and autumn are rainy and mild; however, there are still plenty of dry and sunny days. By May there is less rain and the days become longer with up to 10 hours of daylight. The average temperature in spring is between 19°C and 24°C, in autumn between 21°C and 24°C. The winter months alternate between rain and sun with an average temperature of around 10°C.
It is advisable to contact your doctor before you travel if you have any specific health concerns and take out appropriate travel and medical insurance.
Electrical service in Italy is supplied at 220-240 volts/50 hertz – a converter/adaptor may be required.
There are some important rules of the road:
- Traffic drives on the RIGHT.
- At crossroads drivers coming from the right have priority excluding crossroads with traffic signs/lights.
- You should always be carrying in the car your driver’s license accompanied by the International Driving Permit, the car insurance papers and ownership (rental) papers.
- The minimum driving age is 18.
- It is compulsory for the driver and front-seat passengers to wear seat belts, and seat belts must be worn in the back where they are fitted. Children under 12 must travel in the back seats, unless the front seat is fitted with a child restraint system.
- Headlights must be on all the time except if driving in a city during the day with good visibility.
- In the event of a breakdown a red warning triangle must be displayed in the road.
- National speed limit is 50kmh (31mph) in towns, 90kmh (56mph) on secondary non-urban highways, 110kmh (68mph) on dual carriageways, 130kmh (80mph) on motorways. Speeding fines: Euros 30 – 300.
- For use of the highways it is invariably necessary to collect a ticket at toll booth marked “biglietti” before entering the highway. DO NOT pass under the lanes marked Telepass. Pay the toll at the exit. Payment can be made by coins or by credit card.
- There are strict laws concerning drinking and driving. Blood alcohol levels must not exceed 0.05%.There are random breathalyser tests carried out regularly by the police.
- In many large towns, the historical town centre is subject to traffic restrictions (authorised vehicles only may enter) indicated by large white sign with a red circle saying “Zona a traffico limitato”.
- Street parking is organized and designated with signs and by the colour of the lines for the parking spots. The colour of the lines on the parking space indicates the type of parking; white is for free parking, blue is for paid parking, yellow is reserved for special use.
- Signs will tell you if you are required to pay or to use a parking disc to time your parking (more details below). In most regions, blue lines mark paid street parking. There will be a payment machine nearby. Place the receipt from the machine on the dashboard.
- In many towns, white lines mark free parking spots on the street but they may be limited by time. The closest parking sign will tell you if you must set your parking disc to show when you arrived. Set your parking disc to the time you parked and display it in the window. You must return within the maximum allowed time.