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Monastero di Positano

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Positano  | Bedrooms: 5 | Sleeps: 9

Rates: from £12,525 per week

Perched high on the hills in Positano, Monastero di Positano enjoys an enviable position in this exclusive Italian coastal resort. Its interiors are palatial and are decorated with unique antique furniture and opulent fabrics.  A luxurious spa with a heated indoor pool offers the ideal place to relax and unwind after a day sightseeing. Located in Positano, the 'vertical town', Monastero di Positano is set over four floors and offers plenty of space for up to nine guests. The property's grounds include a Mediterranean garden containing bougainvilleas, citrus fruit trees, a generously sized Jacuzzi tub and a variety of terraces, which provide the perfect place to enjoy the Mediterranean sunset.

Built in 1716 as a residence for a bishop, Monastero di Positano is a perfect example of Baroque decadence with particular and precious objects d'arts, painted ceilings, lacquered doors, stucco works and ancient laces. Positano has for centuries been a crossroad for merchants travelling to the Middle East. This influence is clearly visible at the Monastero in the choice of fabrics, the Turkish bath, several indoor and outdoor fountains and colourful ceramic tiles. The villa has preserved its heritage and grandeur ever since and, over the years, has accommodated many illustrious guests including artists such as Picasso, Richard Oelze and Carlo Carrà and writers John Steinbeck and Alberto Moravia, just to name a few. The current owners state: 'We wanted to preserve the palace and share, with few selected guests, the never ending moments of peace and joy that fill up the heart and soul, stop time and watch the panorama more singular than rare.'


Ground Floor:

  • Fully equipped kitchen with hand-decorated ceramic tiles in which the cook (included in rental) prepares delicious meals.
  • Dining area with white chandeliers and huge antique sideboard. Table with computer.
  • Living room with red soft armchairs and working fireplace. From here doors lead to one of the terraces decorated with plants in large ceramic vases and table with chairs from which to enjoy the view over Positano and the sea.

First Floor:

  • Two bedrooms with king sized beds, each with private marble bathroom (shower), own sitting room, TV. Both suites are carefully restored preserving the history of the villa and are connected by a terrace.

Second Floor:

  • Small single bedroom with private bathroom (shower).
  • Two bedrooms with queen size beds, views over Positano. The bedrooms share a bathroom.
  • Additional bathroom.
  • Laundry room with washing machine and dryer.
  • Access to the garden.

Carefully planned to provide maximum relaxation and well-being, the spa is located on the lower ground floor and offers:

  • Heated pool with “against-the-current” stream jets;
  • Finnish sauna;
  • Turkish bath;
  • Massage room;
  • Showers;
  • TV area with flat-screen TV

From here access a terrace with a fountain which has been transformed into Jacuzzi tub.


  • The villa can only be accessed walking uphill from the main road for about 400 meters and climbing some 190 steps.
  • Extras are payable locally in cash euro only. Cheques and credit cards are not accepted.
  • A deposit is due on arrival in cash euro for the payment of extras charged "per consumption".
  • Extras are subject to availability at the time of confirmation and to specific Terms & Conditions. Please enquire with your Tour Consultant for details.
  • Your stay might be subject to a city tax which is raised by the municipality in which the accommodation is located. This tax is payable locally in cash euro only.
  • It is possible to organize events at the villa including wedding receptions or parties. Please note that an event fee applies.
  • Regatta (June)

Amalfi hosts an annual regatta – a fantastic event for any sailing fan.

  • Maria Maddalena Celebration (July)

Join the locals in Atrani to celebrate the patron saint, Maria Maddalena with fireworks and parades.

  • Beach Celebration (August)

Head to Positano for their annual beach celebration, where you can see re-enactments of pirate explorations.

  • Byzantine New Year (August)

On the last day of August, visit Amalfi to ring in the traditional Byzantine New Year.

  • Ravello Festival (late June - early September)

During the Ravello Festival, the town centre turns into a stage. Events range from orchestral concerts to ballet performances and film screenings. The famous Villa Rufolo gardens in Ravello are an attraction in themselves.

  • Gustaminori (September)
  • The annual food festival is held in the town of Minori, with pasta stalls and local delicacies as well as live music and art – a must for food lovers.

    An absolute must-do in Amalfi and Positano is to simply meander through the windy alleys and see where they take you. You can discover plenty of fantastic places to eat, along with interesting workshops, souvenir shops and clothing stalls.

    Visit Vietri sul mare on the Amalfi Coast to see wonderful examples of why this city is called the ceramic capital. Just take a look at the outer walls of the houses which are mounted with beautiful tiles and the church of San Giovanni Battista that has a magnificent tiled dome. Visit the Museum of ceramic of Villa Guariglia in Raito or the Museum Cargaleiro.

    Positano boasts several popular beaches, favourites include Marina Grande and Fornillo. But the beaches and remarkable landscape aren’t the only reasons to visit Positano. The church of Santa Maria Teresa of the Assumption should be visited for its tiled dome. The Saracen towers, and the little villages of Nocelle and Montepertuso also deserve a visit for their magnificent beauty. Positano is also characterised by its production of the leather sandals. Order sandals made-to-measure from the little workshops and take home a great souvenir.

    Don’t miss out on the gastronomy Positano has to offer too: Delizie al limone (soft pastry with a delicious lemon flavoured cream), torta positanese (cake with almonds) and incredible seafood.

    To really appreciate the stunning landscapes of Amalfi and Positano, hop on a boat and take in the view from the crystal waters.

    A must see is also the town of Ravello, which is situated about 5 km from Amalfi, up on the mountain. It has the most spectacular views, simply unmissable, and a charming square to while away the hours.

    If you’re looking for some action, visit the beautiful beach in Cetara (a short distance from Salerno), which is a hotspot for windsurfers and kite surfers.


    GMT +1hr




    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.


    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.


    • In Positano
    • 400 meters from the main road (viale Marconi)
    • 2km to Positano's Marina Grande beach
    • Amalfi 15km

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    Availability Information

    • Villas are normally rented on a Saturday to Saturday basis throughout the year, however shorter breaks and alternative arrival days are available at some villas during low and mid seasons.

    • Please note that the standard check-in time at our properties is between 4-7pm and that we ask guests to vacate the property by 10am on departure day, unless otherwise agreed in advance.


    Rates Information

    • The above rates are on a per villa, per week basis. For further information on our villa only and A&K hosted services please see our 'Villa Rental Options' page. An A&K Villas Travel Consultant will be happy to discuss your specific holiday needs – simply complete the quick ‘Make an Enquiry’ form or call us on 0845 618 2205.


    • Maid service daily from 8am to 4pm.
    • Cook (2 people are available from 8:30am to 1:30pm and from 5pm to 8pm). A food deposit of EUR 2.000 is payable on arrival in cash.
    • Concierge. An English-speaking concierge is available daily for assistance and to answer any questions you might have about the villa or the surrounding.
    • Porters to carry the luggage (Monday to Saturday, from 8am to 6pm).
    • Continental breakfast daily.
    • Welcome dinner with fresh local ingredients (one per booking).
    • Cooking class (one per booking).
    • Air-conditioning.
    • Central heating.
    • Indoor pool heating.
    • Exclusive use of the indoor pool (8 x 3m / 26.2 x 9.8ft) and outdoor plunge pool (4.25 x 1.1m / 13.9 x 3.6ft).
    • Use of the villa's spa facilities (sauna, calidarium, frigidarium, hammam).
    • Wireless broadband internet.
    • Cost of utilities (water, gas and electricity).
    • Arrival set of bed linen, bath and pool towels and mid-week change.
    • Final cleaning.

    Extra Services

    • Extra maid service - available on request at EUR 25 per hour.
    • Telephone as per consumption.
    • Laundry service - available at EUR 25 per machine.
    • Porter service on Sundays or from 6pm to 8am - available at EUR 15 per suitcase.
    • Parking - available at EUR 35 per car per day. Valet parking is available.
    • Food deposit - EUR 2.000 (only payable on arrival in cash).
    • Transfer from Naples Airport to Positano (one way): Mercedes Sprinter (for 8 passengers) available from EUR 220. (Please note: between 7pm and 7am a supplement of 20% applies).

    • The villa can only be accessed walking uphill from the main road for about 400 meters and climbing some 190 steps.
    • Special booking conditions apply: in order to confirm the booking a 50% deposit is required.
    • Extras are payable locally in cash euro only. Cheques and credit cards are not accepted.
    • In case extras are requested, a deposit might be due on arrival in cash euro.
    • Extras are subject to availability at the time of confirmation and to specific Terms & Conditions. Please enquire with your Tour Consultant for details.
    • Your stay might be subject to a city tax which is raised by the municipality in which the accommodation is located. This tax is payable locally in cash euro only.
    • It is possible to organize events at the villa including wedding receptions or parties. Please note that an event fee applies.

    The villa

    Because everyone’s concept of a villa holiday is different, we have created a formula designed to offer privacy, flexibility and the freedom to run your own holiday or call upon us to help open up a world of possibilities. Our villas are normally rented on a villa-only weekly basis and are ideal for those seeking independence and privacy. We’re on call in case you need us and we provide a change of towels and bed linen during the week, but otherwise there no inclusions. 

    A&K Concierge upgrade

    For additional support, comfort and a slice of pampering why not upgrade to our A&K Concierge service. Included is an airport welcome on arrival with assistance for onward transportation; the services of an A&K Concierge – whose local knowledge provides you with invaluable assistance and recommendations; an orientation of the local area; a fully stocked drinks fridge; maid service; the ingredients for your first evening’s supper and breakfast delivered on the first morning of your stay. For full details of concierge inclusions speak to an A&K Travel Consultant on 0845 618 2205.

    The finishing touches

    Ever dreamt of driving through the Chianti hills in a red Ferrari, or along the Moyenne Corniche to Monaco in a Bentley? How about sailing along the Cote d'Azur to St Tropez in a private yacht or speed boat? Sometimes the home is all that you need, but if you're lured into culture, excitement, activity, improving your cooking or simply dabbling in landscapes, then speak to one of our Villa Specialists for an insight into what we can arrange. These are what we call our ‘Finishing Touches’.

    The list is by no means exhaustive and we always welcome requests, however obscure you may think they are! Our local offices enable us to control the quality of the services on offer and the depth of knowledge our local teams have is impressive. Our aim is to provide guests with the authentic sights, flavours and experiences of the region they are staying in.

    If you would prefer to discuss your specific requirements, whether it’s in relation to the property or about your stay in general, please do contact us using the Enquire page or please do give us a call for a chat.

    • Air Conditioning
    • CD Player
    • Central Heating
    • Children's Toys
    • Coffee Machine (Espresso)
    • Computer for Client's Use
    • Dining Area (Outdoor)
    • DVD Player
    • Hammam
    • Ice Machine
    • Internet Access (Wireless Broadband)
    • iPod Docking Station (iPod Included)
    • Jacuzzi (Cold)
    • Safe
    • Sauna
    • Swimming Pool (Heated Indoor)
    • Tea / Coffee Making Facilities
    • TV (Cable/Satellite)


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    Reasons to book your holiday with us

    • Over 50 years' experience
    • 24/7 support before, during and after your stay
    • All of our properties have been hand-picked and visited by a member of the team
    • Travel Consultants are based in the UK with local offices to assist with planning every detail of your stay
    • Option to upgrade to a Concierge stay to make the most of your visit
    • Option to book additional trips and services via our local offices

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