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Villa Furore

Villa Furore
Amalfi Coast
Hidden within a verdant garden, this 17th-century villa – a rarity on the Amalfi Coast – brings together history and modern luxury, a magnificent infinity pool and soaring views over the famous coastline.
people
12
bedrooms
5 BR
bathrooms
6
airport
Naples 60 km - 1 hour and half drive
pool
heated pool
Daily maid
Cook
wifi
Air condition
near a beach
In town
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OVERVIEW

Located in walking distance below the small village of Furore, known for its ancient stone bridge spanning a turquoise inlet, this noble fortified villa dates back to the 1600s. Abandoned over the last few decades, the villa was discovered by its current Neapolitan owners by chance in 2006. Despite its dilapidated condition, they instantly fell in love and put their energies towards having it painstakingly restored over six years. Returned to its previous glory, it makes for the perfect luxurious getaway on the Amalfi Coast.

Descending a set of stairs, you enter the lush oasis of the villa’s garden, filled with ancient olive and lemon trees, just the first of the villa’s many bucolic outdoor spaces. Much of your time will be spent on the vast flower-laden main terrace, protected by canvas shades, with outdoor seating and dining areas as well as an outdoor kitchen with a barbecue. From here, some steps take you down to the pool terrace, boasting shaded areas, sun beds and an exceptional infinity pool from where you can enjoy an expansive panorama over the emerald waters and dramatic coastline – especially magical at sunset. On the other side of the pool is another terrace, which has a table perfect for breakfast and a hammock chair for reading in the afternoon.

With traditional terracotta tiles, carved stone fireplaces and vaulted ceilings, the interiors are sumptuously decorated with precious period antiques, gilded mirrors and intricate chandeliers. Indoor relaxing and gathering can be done in the main living room, the breakfast room or the Orangerie room. The Orangerie room can be used as an airy living room or an extra bedroom with two king beds (ideal for families). Next to these are the well-equipped guest kitchen for preparing snacks and a professional kitchen used only by the villa’s cook.

An elegant double staircase leads up to the first floor, where three other bedrooms are found. Of particular note, the larger of the master bedrooms has an striking bathroom with a clawfoot bathtub facing sweeping sea views, a private terrace with a table which has a spiral staircase leading up to the rooftop terrace, home to a romantic double sunbed covered by sheers. A fifth bedroom is found in a suite off the pool terrace.

Situated between Praiano and Conca dei Marini, around halfway between Sorrento and Salerno, Furore has a fancy restaurant, pizzeria, café and minimarket, in walking distance from the villa.. A short drive away guests can visit plenty of charming villages with more boutiques, cafés and restaurants.
Outdoors
• Rare 17th-century fortified villa set into a cliff above the turquoise sea
• Walking distance to the village
• Mature private garden with olive and lemon trees, and flowers
• Organic herb and vegetable garden
• Numerous terraces, all with sweeping views over the sea and coast
• Main terrace has canvas shades, comfortable outdoor seating arrangements and a large dining table
• Open air summer kitchen with barbecue found on the main terrace
• Further terrace located on the pool level with a smaller table, hammock chair for reading and kitchenette
• Infinity heated pool with Jacuzzi (12X5m), solarium with changing room, outdoor showers, sun beds, deck chairs and parasols
• Master bedroom has an additional small terrace and access to the rooftop terrace
Indoors
• Meticulously restored interiors with historic terracotta tiles, stone fireplaces and vaulted ceilings
• Panoramic view from every room
• Interiors decorated with antiques and elegant modern furnishings
• Breakfast room with access to terrace, with flat-screen TV
• Main living room with a stone fireplace, comfortable seating and flat-screen TV
• Fully-equipped guest kitchen and professional kitchen used by the villa’s cook
• Four bedrooms in the main house, 5th in annex.
• Master 1 has a king bed, striking bathroom with bathtub within an alcove with sweeping sea views, a private terrace and access to the rooftop terrace
• Master 2, with en suite bathroom found up a few steps from the dressing space
• Third bedroom is a suite on two levels: a sitting area, office nook and bathroom followed by a king-sized bed a few steps higher
• Orangerie Room on ground floor can function as living room or bedroom with two king-sized beds. Both beds can be turned into two twin beds
• Additional suite located next to the pool with en-suite bathroom and office space

DETAILS

Amenities
• Double air-conditioning system
• Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs in each room wth Netflix, Spotify, Sky, DVD player, Dolby surround sound system with Blootooth
• Safe in each bedroom
• Minibar in each bedroom
• Bathrooms have shower and/or bathtub, hairdryer and Damana toiletries
• Large guest kitchen with fridge and stovetop
• Professional kitchen, reserved for the chef
• Open air summer kitchen on the main terrace
• Outdoor barbecue and pizza oven
• Top quality Italian handmade sheets
• Laundry facilities
Staff | Service included
• Continental breakfast
• A qualified chef daily for breakfast, lunch and dinner (groceries not included) For lunch and breakfast the waiting service at the table is included while for dinner an additional hour should be charged has extra
• Complimentary cold arrival dinner
• Five hours of daily cleaning 7/7
• Daily pool maintenance
• Daily round-trip transfer to the Amalfi harbour
• Daily pool towel change
• Daily bath towel change
• Midweek linen change
• Cot for children under 3 years
• Concierge service for transfers, boat excursions, restaurant bookings etc
• Laundry service (wash and dry) provided by the Villa staff
• Suitable for children; children of all ages welcome
• Public parking 3 minutes from the villa, baggage porter provided
Staff | Service on request
• Pool heating
• Extra chef hours
• Extra waiting service
• Ironing of laundry
• Porter service (before 8.00 am and after 8:00 pm)
• ,Grocery delivery
• Extra change of linens
• Snacks, wine and mini bar supplies
• Food and wine tastings
• Cooking lessons
• Massages and beauty treatments
• Personal hairstylist
• Babysitting and children's entertainment
• Organization of small ceremonies and or receptions

FLOORPLANS

To receive the floor plans of this villa contact Katharina or Gaia at contact@excellence.villas
Distances
• Closest sandy beach, Fiordo di Furore, by car 10km – 25 minutes, on foot 2km - 35 minutes
• Closest village with grocery shop, café and restaurant - 1 minute on foot
• Closest commercial and private airport Naples 60 km - 1 hour 30 minutes
• Amalfi (closest harbour) 8 km – 20 minutes
• Praiano 15 km – 30 minutes
• Positano 20 km - 45 minutes
• Ravello 15 km – 40 minutes
• Sorrento 40 km – 1 hour and 20 minutes
• Pompei 30 km – 1 hour
• Rome 270 km – 3 hours and 20 minutes
Things to do
• In the late 1940s, 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.
• 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.
• 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.
• Try the nearby two Michelin's stars restaurant Don Alfonso in Sant’Agata sui due Golfi. This restaurant is generally regarded as one of Italy’s finest. Dishes are prepared with products from the chef’s own 6-hectare farm. The dining hall is a picture of refined taste, and the international wine list is one of the country’s most extensive and best. The menu changes seasonally, but hallmark dishes include lightly seared tuna in red-pepper sauce and pasta with clams and courgettes.
• All the colors of the Amalfi Coast, the sea’s deep deep blue, the striking green forests and the golden orange of the citrus groves seem to meet up in Vietri, particularly in the glazes and decorations of this gorgeous Campanian town’s beautiful ceramics, produced since 1600. Named as UNESCO World Heritage in 1997, along with the rest of the Amalfi Coast, this community not far from Salerno was struck on a splendid site amidst hills and sea. Already inhabited in Antiquity, when it was the city of Marcina, Vietri, in addition to its enchanting coastline, is surrounded by magnificent Mediterranean vegetation.
• 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 .
• A legendary idyll: Capri's beguiling combination of fabled beauty and hedonism has charmed Roman emperors, Russian revolutionaries and showbiz stars for decades. It’s the perfect microcosm of Mediterranean appeal – a smooth cocktail of chichi piazzas and cool cafes, Roman ruins and rugged seascapes. Already inhabited in the Palaeolithic period, Capri was briefly occupied by the Greeks before the Emperor Augustus made it his private playground and Tiberius retired here in AD 27. Its modern incarnation as a tourist centre dates from the early 20th century. It’s also a hugely popular day-trip destination and a summer favourite of holidaying VIPs. Inevitably, the two main centres, Capri Town and its uphill rival Anacapri, are almost entirely given over to tourism with the high prices that predictably follow. But explore beyond the effortlessly cool cafes and designer boutiques, and you’ll find that Capri retains an unspoiled charm, with grand villas, overgrown vegetable plots, sun-bleached peeling stucco and banks of brilliantly coloured bougainvillea. All of this overlooks the deep blue water that laps unseen into secluded coves and mysterious grottoes.
• 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.



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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