Campania & the Amalfi Coast, Italy
- Sea views
- In the heart of the village
- Car hire not essential
About the villa
In the late 1800s, when Positano was little more than a sleepy fishing village, this historic Palazzo opened its doors as the seafront town’s first hotel. The beautiful building has been transformed by the present owners, who have reconfigured its spacious rooms to form private apartments. Bella Sponda is an enchanting example of their bold design to complement the historic character with 21st century comfort. Formerly the hotel reception hall, its enormous living room combines sitting and dining areas and opens out, through elegant French doors, to an al fresco equivalent on the terrace. With dappled pergola shade and perfect panoramas of the stunningly scenic town and bay, it makes an idyllic setting for lazy lunches, and a great vantage point for sunsets over the sea. The apartment has a well-equipped kitchen and romantically styled, air-conditioned bedroom, and the bathroom is fitted with both shower and Jacuzzi bath. Shops, restaurants and the hydrofoil for Capri are about a ten minute walk from Bella Sponda, and Amalfi and Ravello are close enough for easy discovery.
- Sitting room with sofa bed and dining area opening onto terrace
- Master double bedroom with balcony
- Bathroom with Jacuzzi bath and walk-in shower
Please note our properties in Positano do not have private parking. If you are renting a car, you will need to use a private car park for approximately €25-€30 per day.
A private air-conditioned taxi transfer from Naples airport to Positano can be arranged to meet your flights. Please ask your Travel Expert for further details. Please note that it is not possible to drive or to be dropped off adjacent to the apartment, there are steps down to the apartment. Porters are available to assist with luggage (€15 per piece between 0700 - 2200hrs, €20 per piece between 2200 hrs - 0700 hrs, payable locally in cash) if required.
An English speaking CV Representative in Italy will be available during your stay. Contact details will be sent with your travel documents.
Arrival by 16:00 . Departure by 10:00.
Please refer to the Health & Safety pages on this website.
- Nearest shops, restaurants within 5 minutes' walk
- Further shops, restaurants, boutiques, bank, tennis court, boat hire, hydrofoil to Amalfi, Sorrento and Capri 10 minutes' walk
Places of Interest
- Amalfi 17km
- Ravello 25km
- Pompeii 45km
- Santa Maria di Castellabate (Palazzo Belmonte) 110km
- Naples 57km
- Rome 275km
- Naples 57km
From the epic views over the Bay of Salerno to the fishing towns turned resorts that hang in tiny clusters from the cliffs – Italy's southern Riviera looks exactly as you’d hoped. Campania really is as seductive, dramatic and cinematic as it gets. There’s glamorous Positano, clifftop Ravello and the sun-kissed shoreline of lemon-loving Sorrento, alongside the idyllic islands of Capri and Ischia, just offshore. A villa holiday on the Amalfi Coast is sleepy yet stylish – the urban kick comes courtesy of Naples, an unexpectedly elegant and expressive cultural centre of ancient art, historic masterpieces and extraordinary pizza.
Please note that there is a European tourist tax payable on arrival to the House Manager. This only applies to guests over 12 years and the amount varies from €1 .50 to €5 per person and is set by the local council. Further details will be advised prior to arrival
Having a barbecue in Italy is one of the best ways to cook your food but you may find that due to long drought periods in high season barbecuing may be restricted in some areas. You will be informed if this happens by your house staff or local representative.
CV Villas is happy to book flights for our customers on scheduled, chartered or low cost airlines from London and regional UK airports. Please ask for details.
Car hire can be pre-booked through CV Villas with collection at the airport.