Villa Fornillo – Positano – Amalfi Coast
3 Double Bedrooms – Pool
Villa Fornillo in Positano is located in the centre town of Positano, the pearl of the Amalfi Coast famous “retreat” summer of celebrities and prominent managers from all over the world.
The villa, during the nineteenth century, was owned by the famous painter Francis Lord Mancini (Naples 1830-1905), one of the leading painters of the ‘nineteenth-century in Naples.
Recently the house has been renovated by a local designer, with a touch of sophistication and a modern Italian Style, yet sober, with the idea of finding a balance between comfort and class, modern and classic. Amazing is the mix of the dominating white colour, mixed with ceiling vaults and large windows facing on the blue sea and the view of Fornillo beach!
There are two entrances, one near the stairs of Via Fornillo, the other lower down near the old church of St. John, restored in 1850, now open only on June 24, a day dedicated to San Giovanni.
The villa (219 sq. m.) keeps the original shape as a huge “L” around a wonderful pool, it is built on two levels. The ground floor was used as a “living” divided into three major areas: the modern and fully equipped kitchen, a spacious lounge-bar-dining room with a long marble table with fridge and bar and sunny conservatory great place where you can relax reading a book or chilling a glass of wine. the “big L” house surrounds the pool, that is reflected on the big french windows of the ground floor.
On the ground floor you can find also the “winter garden”: now it is a beautiful living with white sofas with a terrific view at 180° of all the town, the beach, the coast, the garden and the pool. Beyond this room there is the kitchen garden with all the seasonal fruits and a garden with bougainvillea and lemon trees. Upstairs is the “night area” with three bedrooms: a double master bedroom with a large bathroom with Jacuzzi and separate walk-in closet, large terrace and stunning views on the beach “Fornillo”.
The terrace is equipped with chairs and and a table. The second room, adjacent to the master has also access to the terrace. It has an elegant en suite bath with marbles. The third room was the old studio of the famous painter, that now has been converted in a double bedroom with turkish bath, a bathroom and access to a terrace.
(350 sq. m.) the house, however, in the old courtyard where once there was the garden of the house, there is now an elegant infinity pool made of marble with spectacular play of light in the evening.
3 Bedrooms with terrace overlooking the sea (from 45 sq.m. to 32)
3 Bathrooms (1 Jacuzzi, 1 bath, 2 showers)
Bar lounge equipped
Garden with citrus
Swimming pool (heated on request) with Jacuzzi
Fully equipped kitchen with dishwasher, refrigerator, oven, microwave
Gym in the garden
Air Conditioning / Heating
4 Satellite LCD TV, DVD player, stereo with CD player
Wi-fi internet connection, Nintendo-Wii
Linen (a change every two days) and porteur service included
Cook and maid service on request
Parking with fee
As this area is comprised of steep cliffs, there are very few private pools especially in downtown, making Villa Pasitea outdoor swimming pool all the more special. An excellent local chef service is available on request. A gardener tends to the garden and pool area twice weekly.
Additional amenities include: air conditioning, central heating, dishwasher, dryer, washing machine, satellite TV, telephone and fax machine, ADSL Wi-Fi internet connection, microwave, DVD player, CD player, a turkish bath is located in a one of bedroom. A well equipped gym facing on the sea will be arranged outside under a gazebo. High chair, crib and babysitter are available upon request. The pool can be heated on request.
Positano Pedestrian area 700 mt (5 minutes by foot). An ideal location for exploring the Amalfi Coast, buses can be caught on the main coastal road to Amalfi (15 km), Ravello (21 km) and Sorrento (20 km). Capri can be reached by boat from Positano or Sorrento (30-40 minutes). Either Pompei (30 km) or the Naples Capodichino airport (60 km) can be reached in 1 hour and the Rome Fiumicino airport (300 km) in 4 hours.