After a long and tiring flight, our family of 13 enjoyed pizza in Naples (the birthplace of pizza), and toured Pompeii. Our long day in Italy began early after arriving from Houston, so we were looking forward to the Villa dei Fisici for some much needed rest! We were greeted instantly by Franco, the manager of the property, our bags were taken up the steep hill, and our every need was taken care of the entire evening! This villa is breathtaking! With views of the sea from almost every room, amazing service, and the feeling of stepping back in time, this villa didn't disappoint! The first morning spent on the main floor balcony that provided magnificent views of the town, the beach, and the pristine turquoise waters of the Tyrrhenian Sea was a glorious way to start this vacation! As I enjoyed the cappuccino made by Franco, wrote in my journal, and took in all of the amazing sounds of this impressively beautiful town, I knew this would be a magical place!
It was the most relaxed I have felt in a long time! Franco was always nearby each morning, and was so accommodating. I enjoyed the opportunity to talk with him about the history of the villa and learned that the ceilings, by law, cannot be repainted. Everything has remained the same in this 18th century villa. Many of the furnishings and the floors are original. However, the wonderful pool and pool bar are new. Our family spent hours enjoying our time outside. The view is spectacular, and pool towels and refreshing drinks were there for us every day. Franco made certain every need was attended to throughout the day. He is such a gracious host!
We had a chef for 3 dinners and highly recommend Miguel! His food and service were impeccable! We truly enjoyed a "taste of Italy"! Our family of 13 fit comfortably around the table on the main balcony. Because of the rain the last night, we dined in the formal dining room just as comfortably. There was a high chair for our 2 1/2 year old granddaughter, and Franco attended to her every need...even drew pictures to entertain her during dinner. He is quite the artist!
As our daughter is a professional photographer, we were able to get amazing family pictures in and around the villa. Be sure to take the opportunity to walk down the path for photo ops, as well as up the path from the villa back door for more amazing places to capture spectacular photos! The view through the large picture window and French balcony in the living room also provided an unbelievable place to capture lasting memories! The "Juliet balcony" on the first level (pool level) was also a great picture spot.
Everything about this villa and the staff will remain an unforgettable memory! We miss you Villa dei Fisici and hope to return someday!!!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Villa dei Fisici in Positano on the Amalfi coast is a wonderful 18th-Century historical home for unforgettable holidays and events. The villa has a total area of 750 sq.m on three floors, all of which overlook the sea and Positano bay: The main floor leads to the large drawing room with period furniture and genuine masters. This floor has the suite Brothers Montgolfier. All the rooms on this floor lead to the villa’s large terrace, which is an excellent location for breakfast, lunch and dinner. The upper floor has 4 bedroom suites overlooking the sea and with balconies opening onto a long terrace with a breathtaking view. The suites have frescoed domes with original paintings, period furniture, marble fireplaces, doors painted by artists from the School of Naples and terracotta floors with ceramic decorations. All the bathrooms have been restored recently and are decorated with antique tiles. The "Romeo and Juliet" suite with an independent entrance located on the lower floor has an enchanting atmosphere, which can be experienced by looking out over the balcony of the suite to admire the wonderful view of Positano and the elegant "Afrodite" swimming pool. The floor with the swimming pool also has a solarium with showers, bar, and dressing rooms with toilet. This property has all the mod cons: swimming pool, telephone, fax, wi-fi, independent heating, air conditioning, high-quality linen, DVD player, stereo, satellite TV, ice-maker, washing machine, dryer, hair-dryer, dish-washer, freezer and fully-equipped professional kitchen. ... more less
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