About Monastero di Positano
Positano is widely considered to be the most beautiful town on the Amalfi Coast. Often called the vertical town, her colourful buildings seem to be piled on top of one another as they cling to the steep cliff that swoops down to the sea. Monastero di Positano enjoys an enviable position high in the hills with dazzling views over both the town and the bay.
This Amalfi Coast villa is the very picture of Baroque decadence, its palatial interiors decorated with unique antique furniture and opulent fabrics. Built in 1716 as a bishop’s residence, the villa is packed with precious objets d’art, painted ceilings, lacquered doors, stucco works and antique laces. Positano’s Moorish influence is also reflected in the villa’s fabrics, its Turkish bath, ceramic tiles and its fountain.
The villa has an ornate spa area with heated indoor pool, and a lush Mediterranean garden scented with bougainvilleas and citrus trees. A fountain converted into a Jacuzzi tub and several terraces provide further places for relaxation and contemplation of the villa’s rich history.
Over the years, the opulent splendour of Monastero di Positano has drawn famous guests like Picasso and John Steinbeck. Sit on one of her many terraces and enjoy a glass of wine or a delicious meal prepared by the resident chef, and you may even be inspired to paint a picture or write a book.