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Torre Le Sirene

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Positano | Bedrooms: 8 | Sleeps: 13

Rates: from £24,800 per week

Torre Le Sirene is not just a place you stay in, it's an experience in itself. Arrive by boat on the private mooring, there are secret passageways and grottos, corridors hand-duged into the rock, verandas facing Positano or Nureyev's Li Galli islands, hidden nooks, al-fresco dining porches and sun soaked terraces.

Many properties claim to have 'the best' or 'amazing' or 'breathtaking' views. Torre Le Sirene offers much more. Every window frames a postcard-worthy panorama, different from each outlook: wide-open crystal clear sea, boats anchored in front of Positano, the cliffs of the coastline or the distant islands.

The Tower's interiors are characterized by a fascinating variety of shapes and furnished with a delightful simplicity. The property is elegant without being ostentatious.

A stone fortress perched on a rocky promontory, the estate enjoys private access to a public beach. Positano can be reached via boat or walking for some 20minutes along a picturesque pedestrian street alongside the Mediterranean Sea. Here you can find the epitome of Dolce Vita experience, with beach-front restaurants offering delicious fresh food, art galleries featuring high praised artists, a promenade named after the ballet dancer Nureyev, who used to come here every summer from his residence at Li Galli islands, small shops and boutiques offering the best Made In Italy. Torre Le Sirene consists of three detached stone buildings, The structure spreads over a number of levels and separated areas all connected by different pathways, passages, corridors and hallways in a perfect balance with the natural environment which hosts the house. This allows a large group of people to enjoy both private and shared spaces. The tower dates back to the early 13th Century, when the Normans built it as a guardian tower to protect the coast from the attacks of the Saracen's army. At the beginning of 20th Century, the futurist architect Gilbert Clavel fell in love with the site and started to work on it. The outcome is a unique architectural structure with specially designed interior. Clavel entertained many famous guests in this house, such as artists Jean Cocteau and Fortunato Depero. It was in this magical setting that Pablo Picasso met his future wife, Olga Kaklowa. Nowadays it is superbly managed by Daniele, lifelong inhabitant of Positano whose passion for the estate and its former owner are second to none.

ACCOMODATION COMPRISES
 

THE TOWER

 

  • Lower level: Fully equipped modern kitchen (preferably not to be used, 4 burner gas stove, oven, fridge, separate freezer, dishwasher).
  • First level: “The Blue bedroom”. Cozy double bedroom (beds can be separated) with charming window overlooking the sea. Beautiful new en suite bath (tub with hand-held shower) with a lovely window overlooking Positano.
  • Second level: Spacious living room with fireplace and views towards Positano, the sea and coast. There are also a small drinks fridge and sat TV. Single bedroom with en suite bathroom with shower and access to a little balcony overlooking the sea and the islands of Li Galli.
  • Third level: “The Yellow bedroom”. Spacious double bedroom with en suite bathroom (bathtub). An internal staircase leads to the roof terrace with 360° views.
  • A balcony circles the tower on three sides, and includes a south-facing open terrace, with a painted tile floor by Ernestine.

SIRENE

 

 

  • First level: “The Sirene Bedroom”. Bright and spacious double bedroom (beds can be separated) with all west-facing windows. Bookcases and desk designed by Clavel. A small corridor leads to an en suite bathroom with bathtub and separate shower.
  • Second level: “The Diamond bedroom”. Single bedroom so named for the diamond shape of the ceiling, designed by Clavel when he laid the parquet floor. A charming and distinctive room with a window onto Positano. Unique open space small bathroom with shower and only drapes for privacy.
  • Third level: Living - dining room with bamboo couches and chairs for five, round dining table for four. TV satellite. New corner kitchen (preferably not to be used, 4 burner gas stove, microwave, fridge, separate freezer, small electric grill, double sink) with granite counter.
  • Spacious, terrace with breath-taking views of the Isole dei Galli and the Amalfi Coast. Teak dining table with director chairs for eight, BBQ.

THE PORTICO

 

 

  • Lower level: dining terrace furnished with a wood table large enough to accommodate everyone. The view, stupendous through an open stone arch framing Positano, is delightful by day and night. Sitting room furnished with wicker couches, accommodates six comfortably. Double doors and windows open to the dining terrace. A small corridor leads to the main kitchen. (5 burner gas stove, oven, large fridge, separate freezer, dishwasher, microwave), recently redone with ceramics of Vietri and a charming window facing Positano. Arched glass doors lead to a covered terrace, washing machine and dryer.
  • First level: “The Green Bedroom”. Lovely double bedroom (beds can be separated) opening onto the principal terrace. This bedroom shares, with a single bedroom, a beautiful full bathroom (tub with hand held shower) with bright yellow tiles, double sink and small window facing Positano.
  • The single bedroom is also called the “Library”, recently restored, but respecting the typical style of the house, antique parquet floor and original desk designed by Clavel. Window and double doors open to the principal terrace. New double bedroom also called the Secret Room (beds can be separated ) with bathroom with shower. This room has no sea view. Guest half bathroom.
    The second guest bathroom is located outside the house, near the stairs leading to the beach.

 

  • 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.

    TIME ZONE

    GMT +1hr

    LANGUAGE

    Italian

    CURRENCY INFORMATION

    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.

    MONEY MATTERS

    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.

    TIPPING SUGGESTIONS

    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.

    WEATHER

    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.

    HEALTH

    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.

    ELECTRICITY

    Electrical service in Italy is supplied at 220-240 volts/50 hertz - a converter/adaptor may be required.

    DRIVING/PARKING INFORMATION

    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.

    PARKING

    • 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.

    Location

    • The Beach While all beaches are public, this one can only be reached by others via boat, and when it is occupied by guests of the house, people tend to move on to the next, likely deserted, cove. The beach is equipped with chairs and beds; there is a bathroom with hot/cold shower at the top of the stairs, for refreshing before or after a swim
    • Positano is a20minute walk (5min by boat) from the town center
    • Sorrento, Amalfi and Capri can be reached via boat

     


     

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    Availability Information

    •  Our villas are normally rented on a Saturday to Saturday basis throughout the year. However, shorter breaks and alternative arrival days might be available outside the High Season. Please contact your Abercrombie & Kent Villa Consultant for further details.
    • 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.

     

    Inclusions

    • Air-conditioning.
    • Maid service daily.
    • Cook to prepare breakfast and lunch, Sunday to Friday. Groceries extra.
    • Concierge. An English-speaking concierge is available daily for assistance and to answer any questions you might have about the villa or the surrounding.
    • Transfer from Positano to the villa by boat on arrival and departure.
    • 1 round trip per day by boat, Positano - villa. Service subject to weather conditions. 
    • Arrival dinner.
    • Arrival grocery shopping service. Items to be paid extra.
    • Wireless broadband internet.
    • Cost of utilities (water, gas and electricity).
    • Arrival set of bed linen and towels.
    • Final cleaning.

    Extra Services

    • Extra maid service - available on request at EUR 15 per hour.
    • Laundry service - available on request at EUR 15 per hour.


    • KINDLY NOTE:
    • A EUR 2.000 security deposit per week is due with the balance of the rental.
    • Special cancellation fees apply. Please enquire with your Tour Consultant for details.
    • Arrivals must be by 6 pm.
    • The property is accessible by boat from Positano or following a pedestrian street from Positano for about 20 minutes. Porterage on check-in & out is included.
    • The property is not suitable for people with walking difficulties.
    • The apartment of the custodian is located on a lower level, on the same property, and has an independent entrance. Therefore the privacy of the guests is guaranteed
    • There are numerous staircases, corridors and walkways linking the various rooms, making this hazardous for children that have to be under adults supervision.
    • Boat transfers cannot be guaranteed with adverse weather conditions.

    Your Villa Rental

    Because everyone's concept of a villa holiday is different, we have created a formula to offer flexibility and the freedom to design run your own holiday or call upon us to help open up a world of possibilities.

    Our Villa-Only rental option comes as standard and is ideal for those seeking pure independence whilst travelling.

    Every A&K Villa Only rental includes:

    • Dedicated Pre-Arrival Concierge service
    • Villa rental on an exclusive basis
    • Utilities (gas, water, electricity), unless otherwise stated
    • Towels, pool towels and bed linen as standard
    • 1 cot & highchair (cot linen not provided)
    • An A&K Local Representative who is on call 24/7 in case of emergency. Your Local Representative will also meet you once during your stay (on your arrival weekend) to help you to settle in, explain Health & Safety and answer any questions you may have regarding the villa.

    (In some cases an A&K Representative is not required as the villa will have its own competent, local manager.)

    • A 24 hour A&K Emergency Duty Manager contact service based in the UK
    • Comprehensive information book
    • VAT and administration charges
    • Villa's own services - please check what additional services are provided as standard with a particular property – such as maid service, usage of air-conditioning, central and pool heating, as these can vary from property to property. This information will be available online or via your sales representative.

    Should you wish to further enhance your villa experience, our thoughtfully designed A&K Concierge Packages are the perfect solution for those seeking additional support and comfort during your stay. In addition to the amenities offered within the Villa Only rental, a large number of our properties offer the following packages of upgraded services including a knowledgeable local concierge, providing complete piece of mind whilst travelling:

    Gold Concierge Package – seamless support throughout your stay...

    Includes all of the Villa Only services, as well as:

    • A dedicated local A&K Concierge whose knowledge provides you with invaluable assistance and recommendations

    Following on from your pre-arrival Concierge team, upon arrival you will be seamlessly handed over to your local A&K Concierge who will have been briefed about all aspects of your holiday.

    Your local A&K Concierge will personally welcome you to your villa and can be called upon at any time to assist you in any way throughout your stay. This can include anything from confirming itinerary arrangements; suggesting, making and booking additional services locally as required, such as restaurant reservations, visits and guided tours; trouble shooting; language assistance; providing a check-out service, and much more.

    • Introductory morning orientation tour of local area with your A&K Concierge on your arrival weekend - the best way to familiarise yourself with the local area (own transport required if villa is not within walking distance)
    • Complimentary pre-arrival grocery shopping service. Simply tell us in advance what groceries you require and your Concierge will pre-stock the villa accordingly (cost of groceries excluded)

    Platinum Concierge Package – creating your ultimate stay with complete convenience...

    Includes all of the Villa Only services, as well as:

    • A continental buffet-style breakfast provided on your first morning, including a selection of breads and fresh pastries, cheese, meats, fruit, yoghurts and fresh fruit juice
    • A pre-stocked drinks fridge (typically consisting of four bottles of wine, beer, soft drinks, juices, mineral water)
    • Fresh flowers and initial provisions, including jam, sugar, olive oil, tea, coffee, vinegar as well as cleaning provisions
    • Starter pack of luxurious toiletries per bathroom
    • Daily maid service (Monday to Friday and on Saturdays for multiple week bookings
    • Mid-week linen and towel change
    • A light, self-served supper on your arrival evening pre-prepared by your Concierge
    • Complimentary mid-week grocery shopping service (cost of groceries excluded)
    • Complimentary private chef service for a lunch or dinner, once during your stay (pre-booking necessary; cost of groceries excluded)

    • Air Conditioning (Partial)
    • Beach Facing
    • Dining Area (Outdoor)
    • Fans Available
    • Gym Equipment
    • Internet Access (Broadband)
    • Sea Facing
    • Sea View
    • 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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