Il Faro

Campania & the Amalfi Coast, Italy

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From £2,792 per week

Our view

In a prime position for panoramic views of Capri and the legendary Amalfi coastline, this wonderful watch tower is now a luxury villa in Positano. It would make a matchless honeymoon hideaway.

In brief

  • Breathtaking views
  • Romantic getaway
  • Walk to shops and restaurants
  • Rooftop terrace

About the villa

A private walkway separates the real world from this beautifully converted 13th century watch tower, taking guests from the coastal hillside grounds, up a flight of stone steps and into the splendid main room. Air-conditioned and elegantly furnished in white, greys and gold, this very chic circular room is dominated by an iron-framed, king size four-poster bed, complemented by a big sofa and armchair, a fireplace, and a window seat in the thick fortress wall to look out over the sea. From here, stairs lead down to a spacious shower room, and up to an open roof terrace.A second stone paved terrace has breathtaking views, sun loungers, garden planting and a dining pergola, and links the tower to its colourful annexe, which houses a kitchenette, shower room, and an attractive sitting room, furnished with a sofa bed and little breakfast table. There is a swimming pool within the grounds of the small estate, which Il Faro shares with three sister-villas, and a semi-private beach is reached via a stepped pathway. Local shops and restaurants are about 300metres away.

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Villa details



  • Open plan double bedroom with sitting area

Lower Ground Floor

  • Shower room


  • Sitting room with sofa bed
  • Kitchenette
  • Shower room



  • Cot and highchair


  • Italian Sky Satellite TV with cinema
  • iPod dock
  • WiFi
  • DVD Player
  • CD player


  • Air conditioning (in bedroom)


  • Fridge/freezer
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • Hob
  • Oven


  • 9.5m x 3m
  • The swimming pool is shared with 4 other apartments and is reached via 80 steps from Il Faro
  • Pool open from 26 April to October 31


  • Washing machine
  • Iron & ironing board
  • Safe
  • Telephone
  • Heating

Important Information

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 .5 to €6 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.


An English speaking CV Representative in Italy will be available during your stay. Contact details will be sent with your travel documents.

Tenancy Times

Arrival from 16:00 - 19:00, depart 10:00. For arrivals between 19:00 - 21:00, a late arrival fee of €50 will be charged, payable in cash locally. Departure by 10:00.

Low walls

Please refer to the Health & Safety pages on this website.


Car hire & Taxi transfer

We do not advise you to book a car in Positano, the roads are narrow and parking is impossible or expensive. 

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. Porters are available to assist with luggage (€15 per piece up to 0700 - 2200hrs, €20 per piece between 2200 hrs - 0700 hrs, payable locally in cash) if required.


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.

Food hampers

A food hamper is available on request. It must be ordered in the UK pre departure and paid for locally. Please ask your Travel Expert for further details.

Additional services

CV Villas offers a wide variety of additional services, to make your villa holiday even more special.  You should be able to find all the information you need here, otherwise you can check out our frequently asked questions page or simply send us an enquiry.

Service & Staffing


  • Maid service 2 hours per day 2 day(s) per week
  • Linen change 1 day(s) per week



  • Shops, restaurants, tennis court hire 300 metres along steps and footpath

Places of interest

  • Amalfi 17km
  • Ravello 25km
  • Pompei 45km
  • Santa Maria di Castellabete (Palazzo Belmonte) 110km


  • Semi-private beach (approximately 10 minutes walk down approx. 220 steps and pathway from the property)
  • The main town beach is a 15 minute walk away with bars, sunbeds and umbrellas to rent. The ferries and hydrofoil for Capri, Sorrento and Amalfi depart from here
About the area

Campania & the Amalfi Coast

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It is no exaggeration to say that the 50km or so of coastline on the southern side of the Sorrentine Peninsula is among the most famous stretches in the world: the Amalfi Coast. The fishing towns turned resorts hanging from cliffs or wedged into coves; the azure views over the Bay of Salerno—it all looks exactly as you hoped. For centuries travellers have paused on the island of Ischia to soak in the thermal springs and laze by the sea. A Amalfi Coast villa holiday’s urban kick comes courtesy of Naples, home to museums of ancient art and, of course… pizza.

Find out more about Campania & the Amalfi Coast