An awe-inspiring, 5 bedroom castle atop a dramatic cliff on the island of Capri, boasting magnificent views of the isalnd and the famed Faraglioni Rocks!
Seacoast-Capri/Ischia Villa 8
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. Its position perched above a steep and dramatic drop, allows for truly magnificent 360°-panoramic views of the island, the famed Faraglioni rocks, the city of Capri and even the Vesuvius. It's really one place where you will feel on top of the World!
Although secluded high atop the mountain, Castello Faraglioni is within walking distance to the centre of Capri town and the famous Piazzetta and can even be reached via car. An extraordinary villa that offers a rare and uncommonly exclusive opportunity to be king of the mountain and Capri.
Arguably one of the most historical villa one can rent, the castle raises 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 rock formations that jut up dramatically out of the 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 adorned with paintings created by local artists. The sprawling villa has 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 open-plan 200 sq. m living room is right on the cliff's edge and designed with ample windows so to enjoy this unique panorama. There are three distinct sitting areas, which makes it a particularly vivacious setting; whether entertaining or relaxing with the family. 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 perfect for evening hours and for hosting unforgettable aperitivi. Tall trees and pockets of nature provide delightful shady spots for yet more secluded relaxation, while the sizeable swimming pool and its equally large terrace are a fantastic sun spot with an even closer view of the Faraglioni. In the evening you can enjoy sparkling suppers on the main terrace under a starlit sky and also stargaze from the battlements on the roof (accessible on request only due to the low walls). 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.
5 BEDROOMS / 5 BATHROOMS (Can sleep 7+1)
FEATURES & AMENITIES:
- All linen, utilities and firewood.
- Linen and towel changes at regular intervals.
- Daily cleaning.
- Luxury bath products.
- Wi-Fi Internet access.
- Concierge service.
- Air Conditioning (Partial)
- Central Heating
- Dining Area (Outdoor)
- DVD Player
- Internet Access (Wireless Broadband)
- iPod Docking Station (iPod Not included)
- Sea Facing
- Sea View
- Swimming Pool (Private)
- TV (Cable/Satellite)
LOCATION DETAILS -
Visit the Piazzetta – the heart of Capri. It’s a tiny square but always has a bustling atmosphere.
The shopping scene in Capri is fantastic. The streets are lined with luxury designer boutiques –Armani, Prada, Gucci and Louis Vuitton to name a few. For crafts, pottery and local delicacies visit the less touristy town of Anacapri.
Water sports are also very popular in Capri. You can dive and snorkel at Marina Grande, the centre of water activities in Capri. You can also hire canoes and take boat trips, which are the best ways to experience the beauty of Capri. A must-do is to visit the blue grotto - the iridescent blue waters are a sight not to be missed.
Another way to appreciate the landscape of Capri is to take a walk along a coastal path. We recommend the nature trails from both Capri and Anacapri. Many trails descend down to an inlet area where you can cool off with a relaxing swim.
For the best views, walk up to the highest point of the island, Monte Solaro. For those who aren’t afraid of heights, we recommend to take the chair lift up - the views are worth it.
- Property Type
- Special Selection
- Deluxe World Class Property
- Outdoor pool
- 200sqm living room divided into sitting areas and TV area, while the dining table is placed towards the huge windows with incredible sea views.
- Small kitchenette with basic equipment (the fully equipped kitchen is on the lower ground floor).
- Master bedroom with huge four-poster bed, living room, en suite bathroom (tub and separate shower) and access to a terrace which overlooks the pool.
- Double bedroom with en suite bathroom (tub and shower attachment).
- Twin bedroom with en suite bathroom (tub and shower attachment).
- Single bedroom with en suite bathroom (shower).
- very small single bedroom that can be made up with a bunk bed, en suite bathroom (shower).
Most of the year
-Due to villa's position it is advisable that small children be strictly supervised by adults when outside. -Please note that the standard check-in time at our properties is between 4-7pm and that we ask guests to vacate the property by 10am on departure day, unless otherwise agreed in advance. -Our villas are normally rented on a Saturday to Saturday basis throughout the year. Occasionally, during the low season, alternate plans can be arranged. Please inquire.
Prices include all taxes, agency fees, foreign exchange fees, and credit card fees.
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