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Villa - hotel for sale in Salerno City, Italy

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606 m2
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RMGIT22

Salerno, Italy

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The word 'unique' is somewhat overused these days, but this amazing villa perched upon the rocky slopes overlooking the classic Riviera port of Positano is certainly a unique, one-off property. To start with, its location could hardly be bettered - tucked into a hillside with a 180-degree sweep of views that take in the famous resort town of Positano, aquamarine Mediterranean waters stretching into the distance and a dramatic, rocky coastline that includes the immortal isle of Capri.

This is the setting in which this remarkable home finds itself, a Riviera that has drawn not only the rich and famous, but also royalty, aristocrats and before them the consuls and dignitaries of the Roman Empire. People have always been drawn to this spot, making Positano the heart of one of the oldest and most revered luxury resort areas in the world - and a discreet one at that. Down below, sunbathers and yachtsmen share the Med, while the trendy seek shade in the cafés of the town, but up here you seem to be almost in touch with heaven itself.

Palazzo Positano is so named because its elegance, features and bearing override that of a normal villa. Originally a secluded monastery, it has been painstakingly restored as a luxuriant home complete with a very personal touch of classical Baroque styling. In true form the opulence and extravagance of this style create an elegance and exuberant ambience that gives this fine villa its unique character and lustre. Finely worked architectural details such as vaulted and coffered ceilings, antique flooring and tiles, frescoes, large amphorae, solid double doors and organically shaped windows embellish the palazzo with a fairytale atmosphere that forms a central element of its enchantment.

Basking in the sun yet offering lots of shaded and secluded areas, the palazzo's imposing formal façade contains terraces on all three levels, bringing the outdoors and views in touch with the interior. Cool in summer, the home is warm and cosy in winter, with an inner architecture whose intimacy belies its more than 600m2. In this most seductive of follies every bedroom is its own world and every bathroom is an exploration of shapes, tones and colours decorated in handmade tiles, where archways and rosette windows decorate luxurious baths and large step-in showers.

The living room, reception, dining room, study, library, kitchen and other rooms similarly give off an air of elegant intimacy and decorative opulence. The backdrop is classical, but suits a great many decorative styles and motifs, yet this is above all a home for the bon vivant - a home in which to celebrate the finer things in life. As if to emphasise this point, the palazzo has a classic indoor swimming pool that forms the heart of a private spa retreat complete with Turkish bath, sauna, massage area and private sundeck. Fitted with the latest modern comforts and infrastructures such as wi-fi, the home combines the best of all worlds.

The garden and terraces, complete with statuettes and classical water features, are as intricate and enchanting as the rest of the property, and indeed form one of its most popular features. A private domain in which to contemplate the paradisiacal surroundings by day, at night the main terrace becomes a living, dining and entertainment area high above the sparkling lights of Positano and offshore boats - bringing singular location and décor together in one, singularly charming and unique property.

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  • Swimming pool
  • Heating
  • Air conditioning
  • Satellite
  • Telephone
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