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La Fontanella
Amalfi Coast
La Fontanella is a medieval watchtower that was turned into a style conscious seaside villa. It lies whithin an extensive estate and has a private pool and private access to the sea.
people
12
bedrooms
6 BR
bathrooms
5
airport
Naples 70 km
villa concierge
pool
gym
Daily maid
Cook
wifi
Air condition
near a beach
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OVERVIEW

La Fontanella is a medieval watchtower situated on one of the most extensive private estates of the Amalfi coast. The grounds slope down from the coastal road down to the sea. Fragrant Mediterranean vegetation and beautifully tended gardens surround 2 villas, both with their private pool. La Fontanella is one of them and consists of the tower situated on a sheer cliff plus 4 separate cottages.

Plate-glass windows and series of panoramic terraces offer spectacular views across the sea and the dramatic Amalfi coast. The terraces provide a perfect setting for easy outdoor living.

An eclectic mix of antiquities, antiques and modern design classics accentuate the beauty of this unique place.

The tower and two of the cottages lie on the same level. A little above the villa lie the further two cottages and a private swimming pool on two levels, ingeniously linked by communicating steps. A winding path leads down to a private cove for swimming in the sea.

The car park is at the entrance of the estate, near the road. The estate provides small electric buggies/cars for easy access to the villa situated at the end of a winding tarmac road.

Within the large estate there is another independent rental villa called Limoneto. It is possible to rent the entire estate accommodating up to 26 people.
Outdoors
• Located within one of the most extensive private estates on the Amalfi coast with pine trees, vines and picturesque gardens with wooden sculptures
• The main house is a Saracen tower, which is surrounded by 4 independent cottages
• Double-level swimming pool
• Several shady terraces for easy outdoor living
• Private sea access: A winding path leads to a private cove
• Within the large estate there is another independent rental villa called Limoneto. It is possible to rent the entire estate accommodating up to 26 people.
• The former owner of the villa used to love painting and her studio has been transformed into a gym with all the latest Techno Gym equipment. The gym is shared with another villa on the estate
• Massage room available on reservation
• Private Grotto. Nestled deep into the cliff, it is accessed by another winding path that leads you into the grotto itself. Classical music concerts can be staged here upon request.
• Private Chapel for weddings and private ceremonies
• Animal farm
Indoors
• 5 of the 6 bedrooms are located in the 4 independent cottages, each one with a private terrace, small fridge and air conditioning
• Living-room with access to the outdoor terraces through plate-glass doors, with fabulous sea views.
• Sitting room with panoramic sea views, a fireplace, TV, stereo and CD player
• Light and airy dining room with a glass-topped table and white chairs complementing the wooden beamed ceilings and fireplace. Meals are served in the colorful crockery from the close village of Vietri sul Mare
• Fully equipped kitchen with larder
• All the bedrooms have interesting features including traditional tiled floors, a kiln oven in one of the rooms and contemporary artwork by renowned Italian artist Giuseppe Capogrossi in another. They are all decorated with attractive antique furniture.

DETAILS

Amenities
• Wi-Fi throughout
• Air-conditioning in all bedrooms and in the dining room
• All beds have high quality memory foam mattresses
• 2 Small electric cars provided for moving around in the property
• Private sea access
• Gym area (equipped with 2 treadmill, 1 exercise bike, 1 bench)
• TV and Stereo with CD player
• Safe deposit-box (in the master bedroom)
• Washing machine
• Private parking for 2 cars
Staff | Service included
• Personal chef for lunch and dinner (Thursday off). Ingredients and shopping extra.
• Butler who serves lunch, appetizer and dinner ( Thursday off).
• Onsite Concierge for all requests in and outside the property from 9am to 6pm and emergency cases.
• Maid for breakfast and room cleaning service (Monday off). Ingredients and shopping extra.
• Midweek (Wednesday) linen and towel change

Staff | Service on request
• Extra Cook and butler service
• Extra cleaning service
• Extra bed linen/bath towels
• Grocery shopping
• Late check-in after 7pm
• Meeting room (equipped with table for 20 people, screen, beamer and Wi-Fi)
• Private and exclusive concert in the Grotto
• Cooking class
• Massage
• Boat rental
• Transfer service and pick up from/to airport
• Bookings of restaurants, guides and tours

FLOORPLANS

To receive the floor plans of this villa contact Katharina or Gaia at contact@excellence.villas
Distances
• Maiori 5 km - 10 min
• Amalfi 10 km - 30 min
• Ravello 13 km - 30 min
• Positano 25 km - 1 hour
• Sorrento 40 km - 1 hour 30 min
• Pompei 40 km - 1 hour
• Blue Grotto 51 Km from Maiori (only by boat)
• Napoli 60 km - 1 hour
• Roma 280 km - 3 hours
Things to do
• Picture-perfect town of Amalfi. Once a major naval power, the town is now known for its stunning coastal scenery; it clings to a jagged rock face looking down over the turquoise Tyrrhenian Sea. Enjoy free time here to stretch your legs on a walk around, admiring the town’s typically Mediterranean architecture, where houses seem to be built on top of each other as they straddle the hillside! Rest in one of the cafés and sample a shot of limoncello , or perhaps check out the Cloister of Paradise (Chiostro del Paradiso) -- an intriguing Arabian-style hamlet.
• Ravello is a refined, polished town boasting impeccable bohemian credentials – Wagner, DH Lawrence and Virginia Woolf all spent time here – it’s today known for its ravishing gardens and stupendous views, the best in the world according to former resident Gore Vidal, and certainly the best on the coast. On Tuesday morning there’s a lively street market in Piazza Duomo, where you’ll find wine, mozzarella and olive oil, as well as discounted designer clothes.
• In the late 1940's John Steinbeck visited Positano and became a life long devotee and launched Positano into the International Jet Set with Jackie Kennedy among others visiting and this popularity has not abated as today movie stars and the wealthy of the world also come to vacation as well magnates of the DotCom society and their yachts. The charm and attraction of Positano seems limitless and eternal to all who have come to visit and an unforgettable experience for all visitors.
 Gaze in admiration at the white- and pastel-colored houses that smatter the hillside, and perhaps take a stroll along its perfectly groomed beaches. Positano has also become world famous for beach fashions of brightly coloured robes, bikinis, bags and wraps all made in cool linen or cotton.
Positano is also filled with master cobblers, indeed, this is the place where to abandon your shoes and replace them with a pair of hand crafted sandals, made to measure while you wait.
• Not far from Positano, in the village of Praiano, spend an evening at l’Africana, an extraordinary club with cave setting, complete with natural blowholes and a glass dance floor so you can see confused looking fish swimming under your feet. Africana has been going since the '50s, when Jackie Kennedy was just one of the famous VIP guests.
• Visit the romantic town of Sorrento plenty of fine old shops selling ceramics, lacework and intarsio (marquetry items) – famously produced here. Sorrento makes a good base for catching the ferry to magic Capri island .
• Head inland toward the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Pompeii -- the world-famous ancient village that lay buried under layers of volcanic ash for centuries. Explore the area and discover the site’s history from AD 79 when Mount Vesuvius erupted, to the early 18th century when it was ‘discovered.
• Pompei The buried city was rediscovered in the 16th century, but exploration only began in 1748, and continued systematically through the nineteenth century up to the most recent excavations, aimed at restoring and attributing the proper value to the ancient city and its exceptional archeological heritage.
• The Blue Grotto is one of several sea caves, worldwide, that is flooded with a brilliant blue or emerald light. The quality and nature of the color in each cave is determined by the unique lighting conditions in that particular cave.
To receive a complete overview of activities and sightseeing in the area, contact Katharina or Gaia at contact@excellence.villas We will promptly email you an exhaustive document.

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