Palazzo Santa Croce is an impressive property which stands majestically on the hillside above Positano.
This historic property which stands out with its unmistakable burgundy color, was formerly a monastery; it has an inner surface of 497 m2, 5 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms and can sleep up to 10 guests.
During the centuries it has been visited by merchants, artists, and so on, who have left an heritage represented by precious objects, a mix of culture, works of art, which have enriched this unique property progressively over time up to the present day. All this is clearly visible in the decor and in every detail scattered around the whole villa.
Among the numerous artists who chose Positano as their favorite destination there was Edward Gillhausen, a Bauhaus member (the artistic and philosophic German movement), who established in this villa with his wife, and here they lived until 2000, leaving a further hint of culture, even considering that their usual visitors were mostly artists or writers.
Villa dei Cardinali is accessed through a small street, that goes up slowly, wrapped up by the fragrance of the surrounding gardens.
From the main entrance you enter the terrace where you will be captivated by the spectacular panorama over Positano and the sea.
The terrace is embellished by ancient tiles featuring sacred scenes, with terracotta vases of different size and comfortable sofas. It is connected through three entrances to the kitchen, the dining room, the lounge room and the staircase.
The kitchen is characterized by a mix of technology and antiquity, with majolica and marbles, the bread and pizza oven and the big baroque pantry.
The dining and lounge areas consist of two rooms and it are equipped with an antique wooden table and monumental chairs, comfortable sofas, and a library with a collection of antique books and paintings.
The lower floor is home to an inside heated pool with Jacuzzi and a fountain for cervical massage, it is covered with local tiles.
There is also a sauna and a steam room, two showers and a space with a massage table. Additionally, from here you have access to a terrace with solarium and an outside Jacuzzi.
On the first floor are located the two main suites with frescoed ceilings, both with a typical XVIII century style. The first suite has a console with mirror, two columns on the sides of the bed and several antique paintings. It has two balconies and a wonderful terrace with view on Positano’s beach.
The other one features a strong spiritual furnishing with a privileged altar and paintings representing sacred scenes. The style of this room is in harmony with the rest of the
structure, with decorated ceilings and bathrooms with antique tiles. It has a terrace with sea view and on the main church. A corner with sofas and armchairs offers the guests relaxing moments enjoying the beauty of Positano.
On the second floor there we find the two junior suites, both with a sloped ceiling with wooden beams. In these rooms the furniture is sober and the colors are bright, enriched by some antique objects. Through the large window of one of these rooms you can enjoy a stunning view of the sea and of the village of Praiano. The room has also a small private terrace with view over the sea and the garden.
The second room features a wide window overlooking Positano and the garden of the villa with orange and lemon trees and bouganvillea.
On the same floor is also found a single room finely furnished, with en suite bathroom.
All the rooms are equipped with all comforts in order to satisfy the most demanding guests that will spend a relaxing and unforgettable stay, finding a complete assistance typical of a 5star luxury hotel, such as: daily (8 hours) personal chef cooking service, maid service, concierge service and porter service, all included in the rental price. Finally, a further plus: guests will be offered a complimentary welcome dinner upon arrival and one cooking lesson during their stay.
Neighborhood and transport:
Situated along steep slopes on the central Amalfi coast, Positano is today a sophisticated tourist destination. Characterized by its Moorish architecture and the steep steps that lead from the village to the beach, this picturesque town has long been a favorite destination for artists, musicians and famous writers. The two main beaches, Spiaggia Grande and Fornillo, are both within walking distance; the others are reached mainly by sea. Ferry boats do daily service if you want to take a day trip to Capri and Ischia.
Positano center: on site
Closest beach: 500 m
Amalfi: 16 km
Naples Airport: 62
Naples: 59 km
Salerno Airport: 85 km
Train Station (Piano di Sorrento): 15 km
Rome Airport, Fiumicino: 292 km
Rome: 276 km
Pompeii ruins: 36 km
Herculaneum ruins: 50 km