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Palazzo Vescovi

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December 2010

Dear James, Just to let you know...we had a wonderful time at the villa. It was magical and very, very special. We loved Positano and will definitely go back. The staff was amazing and practically became a part of our family. Best Christmas that I have ever experienced. Thanks for helping us get hooked up with such a great place. We loved the property and we thought the staff was amazing. We all plan to go back to Positano in the near future and plan to stay at a lovely hotel in town. If we need a large accomodation, we would not hesitate to rent the villa. You both made everything easy and I think your website is great. I especially appreciated the quick feedback whenever I had a question or concern. Keep up the good work. Happy New Year to you and Lori. Best Regards, 

Cindy S. Falmouth, MA
August 2009

Palazzo Vescovi was exactly as I had imagined. Diana is a very competent manager and she solved all our travel requirements. Enza and the cleaning assistant were the best, always happy to tend to all our needs. The boat trip was perfect and Ricardo took us to very special places in the Amalfi coast. We really had a perfect vacation. I would rent it again and recommend it to my friends. We had a dream vacation at Positano. 

Reyna M. Miami, FL
June 2009

Palazzo Vescovi had to be the MOST beautiful place on earth I have seen so far! I am in love with Positano and a part of my soul is left there at the palazzo. Our chef, Enza, was fabulous and I never left home at night because our days were so full, the dinner so satisfying, that I had no need to leave our palace! Diana was wonderful and helpful every time we had questions or needed advice. The only thing that I would add is the issue of the amount of stairs you have to climb to reach the property.

If a person was not in good physical condition, there would be no way for them to deal with those stairs! Towards the end, my legs were finally used to it, but the first few days were physically draining. It was truly worth it once we arrived, but anyone who cannot climb lots of stairs should not stay here. Otherwise, it was heaven on earth. The location certainly made the villa more appealing since it was a palace in a place all its own. I am a changed person after being there and the people I met are in my heart and soul for my lifetime!

I wish I could have stayed for way longer! That was the only negative for me....two or three weeks next time for sure! I am now going to learn Italian as well. The Rosetta Stone was good for a few phrases, but I am determined to become fluent in the language before I go again! We even experienced the remarkable firework display to honor St. Vito, the patron saint of Positano that rivaled those I saw in Boston in 1976!!!! Remarkable is not a strong enough word though! Thanks for your assistance and advise! We have certainly passed your name along to everyone we know! 

Christina A. Plano, TX
August 2008

Dear James: Our stay at the Palazzo Vescovi was outstanding. The staff was very accommodating and the palazzo exceeded our expectations.

C. Smith


  • Air Conditioning
  • Dishwasher
  • Fireplace
  • Garden
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • iPod Dock
  • Iron
  • Outdoor Dining
  • Private Pool
  • Private Terrace
  • Safe
  • Satellite TV
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Window Screens
  • Wireless Internet

About this Villa

 Palazzo Vescovi is unquestionably the most luxurious vacation villa in Positano.

Perched high above the spectacular Amalfitana coastline Palazzo Vescovi has a birds-eye view of the Li Galli Islands, Positano and the emerald sea. The palazzo has undergone a complete restoration creating the premier vacation property in this area. It has been carefully decorated with exceptional Italian antiques and objects sourced from the owners private collection and prosperous antique business. 21st-century amenities include WiFi and digital sound system throughout the palazzo. Please be advised that due to the spectacular position of the Palazzo, there are 180 gradual steps from the street to the property.

The extraordinary vistas from the palazzo are unparalleled, encompassing a sweeping view of Positano, the vast Tyrrhenian sea and Lattori mountains, the backbone of the Sorrentine-Amalfi peninsula.

The Palazzo is organized on four spacious levels. Due to its position on the mountainside, initial access is from the garden level. Guests enter the grounds through a private gate. Lush gardens and ancient terra cotta pots lead to a area for shaded relaxation or dining. Here you will find an entrance to the fourth floor of the Palazzo.

Please note that the timeless allure of Positano, some say, is due to its striking position on the ragged cliffs overlooking the Tyrrhenian sea. Our clients have described their visits as "magical", "spectacular" and "filled with life-long memories" but consistently tempered with comments like "it was a stair-master experience!" Palazzo Vescovi is accessed by a series of walkways and characteristic shallow stairs. The ascent is not recommended for anyone who may have difficulty walking and negotiating this type of terrain.

Included in price

  • Welcome Dinner to enjoy the typical Mediterranean cuisine of the villa's chef, with local fresh ingredients
  • Staff with chef & concièrge 8 hours per day (euro 25,00 per extra time, per person).
  • Cooking services for continental breakfast, lunch and dinner included 7 days/week.
  • Cooking Class-One culinary experience to cook your favorite recipe with the chef.
  • Cleaning from 8 am till 4 pm
  • Bed and bath linens changed daily.
  • Personal laundry services (underwear included)
  • Heat, electricity and air-conditioning.
  • Two in room safes available.
  • Pool cleaning.
  • Final cleaning.
  • WiFi Internet access
  • Distance from the Street Palazzo Vescovi 190 steps.
  • Porter Service Included from Monday to Saturday, from 8 am until 6 pm. On Sunday or outside the indicated time € 10/15 per suitcase
  • Palazzo Vescovi is located within the upper reaches of Positano just minutes from shops, restaurants and the beaches
  • Capri is 18 kilometers by boat (30 minutes)
  • Praiano is 6 kilometers (10 minutes)
  • Atrani and Amalfi are 19 kilometers (30 minutes)
  • Ravello is 26 kilometers (45 minutes)
  • Sorrento is 16 kilometers (30 minutes)
  • Pompeii is 37 kilometers (1 hour)
  • Naples is 60 kilometers (1.5 hours)
  • Rome is 275 kilometers (3.5 hours)  


Gate from village stairs opens to upper garden with expansive views of the village and sea; benches shaded by fruit trees, intimate round pergola with cushions for relaxing seats 6-8, lower terrace with table and cushions designed for those wanting respite from the sun.
Narrow front terrace opens from Upper Level bedrooms and central staircase
Primary terrace with gracious seating area for 12 and separate dining table for 12 under awning.
Private spa terrace with combination fountain/ hydro massage pool, cushioned sun beds, door to village stairs.


Guests leave the garden and descend a short staircase to a landing with a marvelously hand-painted ceiling. This floor is flanked by two queen size bedrooms with TV and two ensuite baths (shower stall).

Full bath (shower stall)

Laundry room

Direct access to upper garden and gate to village steps


Master bedroom suite (queen) with sitting area for four, TV, opens to private balcony and shared terrace; ensuite bath (shower stall)

Master bedroom suite (queen) with sitting area for four, TV, opens to shared terrace; ensuite bath (shower stall)

Single bedroom (twin) with private bath (shower stall)

Central hall with double staircase


The main level of the palazzo contains a double sized living room with Inglenook fireplace, dining room/library and full kitchen with a wood-fired pizza oven. Each of these rooms leads to another full-length terrace with dining and lounge areas. There is an additional bathroom on this terrace.


The lower level houses the indoor heated pool with four jacuzzi jets and a waterfall. In addition guest will find a private massage area, full sauna, Turkish bath and double showers. A large comfortable lounge area has a plasma satellite TV and a state-of-the-art sound system. The spa area leads to its own full-length terrace with a unique fountain/jacuzzi and comfortable sun beds.


For groups larger than eight, steps away from Palazzo Vescovi is a newly restored home available at an additional charge. The Fior Annex is not appointed in the same style as the Palazzo, but has two comfortable bedrooms, two bathrooms, living room, dining room and terrace with sea views. 

  • Telephone and fax usage based on usage.
  • Professional masseur: available upon request.
  • Additional staff hours available on request with separate charge.
  • Each extra bed has an extra cost of euro 50,00 per day, per bed.
  • Babysitter available upon request.
  • Petsitter available upon request.
  • Parking available at Euro 20 per car per day and Euro 30 per van.
  • Arrival time is 4:00- 8:00 pm; departure time is 10:00 am.  The client will contact the villa manager when he is en route to announce the approximate arrival time.
  • Euro 2,000 to be paid in cash upon arrival for groceries, extra utilities and services
  • Refundable security deposit: USD 10,000 to be held by VIA with a valid credit card number along with your final payment. Any expenses not paid for in Euro on the premises will be charged to your credit card and invoiced adding various taxes along with a 2.5% transaction fee.   

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