Palazzo Santa Croce
Campania & the Amalfi Coast, Italy
- Magnificent sea views
- Cook service included
About the villa
Exotic, sumptuous, this house was originally built by prosperous merchants trading with the East and in more recent times has been a retreat for artists and writers such as Picasso and Steinbeck. Built high above Positano, surrounded by hanging gardens, the views from its terraces are quite spectacular and the villa is bathed in sunshine throughout the day.
Spacious and extravagantly furnished rooms open out of each other like a series of ornate jewel-boxes, filled with some impressive paintings and statuary and with elaborate curtains and comfortably cushioned seating. Most rooms open on to private balconies or terraces, one of which forms the elegant setting for outdoor dining. Recent renovations have contributed numerous modern refinements amongst which are a magnificent full-sized indoor pool with spa, sauna and Turkish bath. A cook presides over a superbly characterful kitchen where modern equipment contrasts with beautiful old tiles and stone arches.
The property extends over five levels, with a garden full of fruit trees on the highest level and a lovely gazebo in which to relax and contemplate those stunning views.
- Living and dining room opening onto large terrace with dining area and comfortable seating
- Kitchen with further dining area
- Two double bedroom suites with large sitting area, shower rooms and frescoed ceilings (can be made as twin bedroom)
- Single bedroom
- Separate shower room slightly further up the stairs
- Two double bedrooms, each with shower room en suite (can be made as twin room)
- Access to the garden and terrace
Lower Ground Floor
- Indoor Jacuzzi pool area
- Turkish bath
- Private chapel
- Sitting area
- Opens onto grassed area with sunloungers and Jacuzzi footbath
- Satellite TV
- Centralised music system
- PC with ADSL line and WiFi
- Air conditioning
- Indoor Jacuzzi pool
- 8m x 3.5m
- Built-in steps
- Turkish bath
- Jacuzzi footbath
- Washing Machine
- Hairdryers For All Bedrooms
- Iron & Ironing Board
Service & Staffing
Available on request at additional cost
- Baby sitting
- Extra staff hours
- Laundry service
- Parking €35 per day
A float of Euro 2,000 for food and beverage expenses is payable on arrival. Please note that Palazzo Santa Croce is 190 steps from the road so is not suitable for those with limited mobility.
Tourist tax of €1.50 per person per day will be collected in cash on arrival
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 security deposit of €10000 will be held on a credit card on arrival for the high value of works of Art and furnishings in the villa.
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 by phone during your stay. Contact details will be sent with your travel documents.
Arrival from 14:00 . Departure by 10:00.
Please refer to the Health & Safety pages on this website.
- Nearest shops, restaurants, tennis court, 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
- Main beach 10 minutes walk
- Naples 60km
- 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.