Amalfi, Sorrento and Islands - Anacapri
Villa Romantica – Anacapri – Capri Island
4 Bedrooms – Swimming Pool
Location and Surrounding Area. Villa Romantica is located in Anacapri, quite possibly the most exclusive village on the island of Capri and close the Blue Grotto and famous St Michele church.
There is so much to see and do on Capri; a boat trip around the island and into the fabled Blue Grotto, a visit to the Emperor Tiberius' villas or the house-museum of the Swedish physician Axel Munthe. At least one evening aperitif in the celebrity-studded central Piazzetta of Capri is an absolute must. Although the island of Capri has long been a favourite haunt of the international jet set, it manages to retain an idyllic beauty and there are some excellent walking trails across Monte Solaro and over to the three picture-postcard Faraglioni rocks. Monte Solaro soars almost 600 metres above sea level and there is also a chairlift from Anacapri. From the summit, you can see not only the whole island but also across to the Amalfi Coast, the city of Naples and the mountains of Calabria.
Legend has it that Ulysses was seduced by the sirens at Marina Piccola. This delightful little bay is sheltered from the wind and it's highly likely that you'll find the locals enjoying the sun here in the winter and the fresh fish restaurants are excellent. The panoramic via Krupp takes you from Marina Piccola to Capri via the Gardens of Augustus.
The island of Capri covers a total of only 10 km2 so most of the attractions on the island are within a reasonable walking distance or a short taxi ride away. The closest beach is a 15 minute walk and the bus stop and taxi ranks are just around the corner. The ferries to Naples leave from Marina Grande (6km from Villa Romantica) and take about 45 minutes. From Naples, you are within easy reach of Pompeii, Vesuvius, Sorrento and the Amalfi Coast. There are also direct ferries to Sorrento, Amalfi and Positano from Capri. Naples International airport is a ten minute taxi ride from the port.
The Property. Elegant Villa Romantica is a prestigious property sleeping up to nine guests in four double bedrooms, two of which have an en suite bathroom. The first two bedrooms are on the ground floor and the second two bedrooms are on the first floor. The master bedroom on the ground floor has a luxurious en suite bathroom, an extra single bed, mosquito netting and private doors out the gardens. The second double bedroom also has an en suite bathroom and private access to the gardens. The two double bedrooms on the first floor share a bathroom; the first bedroom has a private terrace and the second has mosquito netting. All of the bedrooms are beautifully decorated in Capri style.
The living room, dining room and kitchen are on the ground floor. The spacious living/dining room offers glorious views out across the gardens through the two French windows. The dining room comfortably seats up to eight guests. The country-style kitchen is big enough for large groups to sit around the enormous table for 12, chatting and drinking coffee or cozily around the fireplace with a glass of fine wine. There is also a handy utility room next to the kitchen containing the fridge and washing machine.
Perhaps the finest part of this lovely villa is the mature, Mediterranean-style garden with fruit trees and the breathtaking views out across the sea. The swimming pool is set into the lawns and the panorama from the pool over the sea towards Ischia and Naples is unparalleled. The poolside area is fully furnished with sun loungers and umbrellas and there is a large gazebo nearby for shade. The gazebo houses a large table, ideal for al fresco evening meals overlooking the sea. There is a barbecue and pizza oven if you fancy trying your hand at some Italian focaccia breads or oven baked pastas.
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- 4 Double bedrooms (2 with en suite bathrooms)
- Third bathroom
- Open plan living/dining area
- Fully equipped, country-style kitchen
- Air conditioning in 3 bedrooms
- Washing machine
- Plasma TV
- Wi-Fi throughout
- Mature gardens
- Swimming pool with sun loungers and umbrellas
- Pizza oven
- Live-in maid (in separate accommodation)
- Concierge service
- Maid service (Wednesdays 10 am – 2 pm)
- Weekly change of bed linen
- Twice weekly change of towels
- Final cleaning
- On request: chef service, extra maid service (20€/hour), heating (30€/day), extra cleaning (10€/hour)