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Villa Azzurra

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Sorrento | Bedrooms: 6 | Sleeps: 12

Rates: from £5,123 per week

Villa Azzurra is a modern villa with enchanting sea views just outside of Sorrento, the sea-side resort famous for its lemon trees and limoncello.

Immersed in a tranquil oasis of 14,000sqm, the villa is the ideal location in which to spend a pampered and relaxing holiday in total luxury and comfort.

The villa is equipped with all modern amenities ensuring that the stay at Villa Azzurra is as comfortable as possible. There is air conditioning throughout, daily maid service, a gym, sauna and hot tub as well as a private swimming pool and even an elevator connecting the three floors.

The 6 bedrooms are generously sized, all with private bathroom, balcony or terrace and rival in views and décor.

From the villa enjoy spectacular sea views that stretch over the Sorrentine peninsula all the way to the Gulf of Naples.

Build in the 50s by renowned Italian architect Eugenio Galdieri, the current owners have completely renovated the villa in 2012. Every detail has been planned carefully to cater to the most discerning guest. The interior is simple and kept in delicate colours enhancing the welcoming atmosphere. The windows are ample allowing for enviable views over the surrounding paradise. The staff is attentive without being intrusive: a local cook can be organized to prepare delicious meals using fresh organic produce or a pizza margherita in the wood-burning oven; a masseur, private trainer or yoga instructor can come to the villa to pamper body and spirit (services available at extra cost). Although Villa Azzurra is a haven of tranquillity and pampering, it is also appropriately located to explore the surrounding area. Sorrento, with its streets flanked by shops, is just 20 minutes away. The town's fortune is linked to the famous lemon, which is used to prepare the limoncello liquor, but nowadays is also used to prepare fragrant soaps and delicious treats. From here catch the hydrofoil which will take you in about 20minutes to the marvellous island of Capri, mekka of the international jet-set. Positano, with its colourful houses that climb from the sea up the mountain, is just 25km away, while Amalfi can be reached in about 1 hour. It's about 45min to Pompeii, the Roman town buried under meters of ash during the eruption of Mount Vesuvius while Herculaneum, which shares Pompeii's destiny, is 1 hour away. Venture also into the picturesque Naples, unrivalled in history, art and folklore.

ACCOMMODATION COMPRISES:


Ground Floor

  • Large living area-dining room with satellite TV, a fireplace, a corner bar,
  • Large kitchen
  • Office room
  • Guest bathroom

First Floor

  • 2 double bedrooms, each with their own en suite bathroom (shower)
  • Double bedroom with en suite bathroom (shower) and terrace
  • Double bedroom with en suite bathroom (shower) and balcony
  • Twin/ double bedroom with en suite bathroom (shower) and balcony

The beautiful terrace has a Jacuzzi pool with hydromassage and connects to a fully equipped gym with sauna.

Second Floor

  • Double bedroom with en suite bathroom (shower) and terrace furnished with sun lounges
  • Laundry room
  • Settimana Santa in Sorrento

Famed throughout Italy; the first procession takes place at midnight on the Thursday preceding Good Friday, with robed and hooded penitents in white. The second procession occurs on Good Friday, when participants wear black robes and hoods.

  • Sant'Antonino (February)

The patron saint of Sorrento, Sant'Antonino, is remembered annually with processions and huge markets, as well as festive lights, fireworks, and musical events, all in his name.

  • Wine & The City (May)

In Naples you can enjoy a two-week celebration of regional wine, with free tastings and cultural events in museums, palaces, boutiques and eateries.

  • Maggio dei Monumenti (May)

In Naples, experience a month of cultural feasts, with many concerts, performances, exhibitions, tours and other events.

  • Napoli Teatro Festival (June)

Three weeks of local and international theatre and performance art.

  • Neapolis Rock Festival (July/August)

This top rock festival attracts top international acts.

  • Sorrento Festival, (between July and September)

World-class classical concerts are held in the cloisters of the Chiesa di San Francesco.

  • Pizzafest (September)

A celebration of Naples' most famous cuisine.

  • Napoli Film Festival (September - October)
  • Sagra della Salsiccia e Ceppone (December)

Hundreds of kilos of sausages are barbecued over a giant bonfire, accompanied by local wine - a must for any sausage lover!

Piazza Tasso is the main square of Sorrento which is flooded with market stalls, designer shops and restaurants. Discover the fascinating winding streets and what they have to offer by foot, or if you’re feeling a little tired from the day’s activities, you can arrange a horse and carriage. 

Take a guided sightseeing trip to Pompeii, Mount Vesuvius and Herculaneum near Naples. Make sure to relax after a long day of sightseeing in one of the many restaurants dotted around Naples – this region serves up the country’s best pasta, pizza and coffee! 

Sorrento and the Amalfi coast are famous for their delicious Limoncello. There are numerous Limoncello shops dotted around Sorrento; we recommend to pop in and get a few free samples! You can also find many shops selling the ceramics, lacework and souvenirs that are famously produced here. 

Take the ferry from Sorrento to Capri and spend the day in Capri, which is a beautiful, small resort island with an interesting town. It has beaches where you can relax, or if you are feeling more adventurous, why not rent a kayak or boat, and explore the fascinating grottos the island has to offer. 

There is also plenty to see and do in the medieval quarter of the town.

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 villa is in the outskirts of Sorrento, along the road that leads from Sorrento towards Positano. Sant’Agata sui due Golfi, 2km
  • Sorrento 10km, from here take the hydrofoil to Capri, Positano 14km, Pompeii 32km, Amalfi 30km, Ravello 45km, Naples 56km
  • Nearest airport: Naples, 60km

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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 3 hours daily.
  • Internet. Please be advised that due to the location of the property the internet connection might be intermittent and at an inferior speed than what you are used to.
  • Cost of utilities (water, gas and electricity).
  • Arrival set of bed linen, bath and pool towels and mid-week change.
  • Final cleaning.
  • Use of the sauna, hot tub and gym.
  • Use of the swimming pool (15.5 x 5m / 49.2 x 16.4ft).
  • Central heating.

Extra Services

  • Chef service available on request at EUR 150 per meal plus the cost of groceries.
  • Transfer from Naples Airport to the villa (one way): Mercedes Sprinter (for 8 passengers) available from EUR 220. (Please note: between 7pm and 7am a supplement of 20% applies).
  • We are also able to arrange all manner of additional activities to enhance your villa experience such as transfers, guided touring and sightseeing options, tutored wine tasting, art classes and hot-air ballooning. Please see the Activities tab for further ideas and discuss with your Travel Consultant for further details.


  • KINDLY NOTE:
  • There are some unprotected drops and/or slopes around the property; young children need to be supervised all the time.
  • 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.

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
  • Central Heating
  • Dining Area (Outdoor)
  • Elevator
  • Fans Available
  • Gym Equipment
  • Internet Access
  • Jacuzzi
  • Pizza Oven
  • Safe
  • Sauna
  • Sea View
  • Swimming Pool (Private)
  • TV
  • 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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