Voted the Wall Street Journal’s ‘Europe House of the Year’ (2013) a unique luxury villa and exclusive luxury property can be cherished by discerning of travelers. This is an awe-inspiring property located on the very peak of the island, atop a dramatic cliff (250m) above the Marina Piccola on Capri’s southern coastline, as well as within walking distance down to the centre of Capri town and the famous “Piazzetta”.
The villa is perched above a steep and dramatic drop, whilst all there is a truly magnificent 360°-panoramic views of the island and the Gulf of Naples. Arguably one of the most historical of luxury villas you can find anywhere, the property is on the site of an ancient Greek temple and was one of the fabled 12 homes of Roman Emperor Tiberius, who built this one to overlook the iconic Faraglioni di Capri rock formations that jut up dramatically out of crystalline water.
Medieval additions to the 40,000 sq. m property remain, in the form of fortified, concentric walls and medieval corner square towers with battlements. The castle underwent extensive restoration under the supervision of noted Italian engineer, Roberto Adiolfi. The transformative refurbishment entailed considerable demolition and reconstruction to create the current luxury residence of 15 beautifully decorated rooms. All are impressive in scale and the walls enhanced with paintings created by local artists.
The villa enjoys great seclusion and is very secure, with a private road entrance. Here you can have a unique and emotional living experience. It’s really one place where you will feel on top of the World! The sprawling luxury villa has 2 floors above ground, 1,000 sq. m of indoor living space and 5 bedrooms; in addition to the master, 2 are double rooms, one is a single and one has a queen bed suitable for one adult. Up to a total of 8 guests can enjoy the spacious private rooms, which are beautifully furnished and excellently finished with ceramic Vietri-tiled floors.
The single room can be turned in a bunk bedroom for kids, if in need of more capacity. The continuous 200 sq. m living room is graceful and designed for elevated panorama views from cliff edge. There are 3 distinct sitting areas, which makes it a particularly vivacious setting; whether entertaining or relaxing with the family. An Italian-style kitchen on the lower level has the most modern appliances. With a total of 350 sq. m of terraces and a forested lower garden, there are plenty of spaces in which to relax in the sunshine and enjoy the phenomenal views, including a circular terrace to enjoy evening hours and host unforgettable “aperitivi”. Tall trees and pockets of nature provide delightful shady spots for yet more secluded relaxation, while the sizeable swimming pool’s equally large terrace is a fantastic sun spot with an even closer view of the Faraglioni.
In the evening under as starlit sky you can enjoy sparkling suppers on the main terrace and also stargazing from the battlements on the roof. One extraordinary luxury villa offers a rare and uncommonly exclusive opportunity to be king of the mountain and Capri. Defined by history, character and charm this unique property can be enjoyed alike by families, groups of friends or top corporate events. The main terrace is ample in size for the most stylish weddings and celebrations and due to villa’s climactic position it is advisable small children have strict adult supervision outside. The property contains also staff quarters (1 bedroom).
Rooms summary: Bedrooms: 5 Bathrooms: 6
Maximum capacity: Adults: 8
LOWER GROUND FLOOR
- Staff Quarters (double bedroom, living area, bathroom)
- Large Living area with fireplace
- TV area
- Dining area
- Master suite with en suite bathroom (shower and bathtub) and studio with access to terrace
- Double bedroom en suite (shower and bathtub)
- Twin bedroom en suite (shower and bathtub)
- Queen bedroom en suite (shower
- Single bedroom/bunk bedroom en suite (shower)
- Large panoramic terrace with outdoor dining
- Swimming pool
- Near the town
- Outdoor pool
- Full HD Flatscreen TVs
- 360° Seaview
- Shallow pool
- Satellite/Cable TV
- DVD player
- Al fresco dining area
- Outdoor chill out area
- A/C in some bedrooms
- Telephone and fax
- Central heating
- IPod docking stations
- Children subject to approval
- Small kids under supervision
- Pets subject to approval