Standing guard on the edge of the sea with stunning views of Positano and Li Galli Islands is the fascinating Torre Fornillo, a villa whose history dates back to the 1200's. What began as a fortress during the occupation of the Saracens is now a unique privately owned property that is truly a pleasure to experience.
The residence is comprised of four levels divided into three main living spaces: La Torre, Le Sirene, and Il Porticato. The various levels are interconnected by open-air passages, stone corridors, and hallways. A large group can gather comfortably within the shared living areas, but due to the divided interior layout there is also a sense of separate space for those seeking privacy. Furnishings are simple yet elegant and the villa's amenities provide all the necessary comforts of a vacation home. Adding to this unique villa's enchantment is the exceptional staff who are discreetly on-hand during the week.
Torre Fornillo is nearly completely surrounded by water and the three main terraces beckon guests to spend time outdoors. Almost every window showcases a view of the sea and its rugged coastline. A lovely narrow staircase leads down to the small private beach that is equipped with chairs and sun beds. There is also a private boat landing near the property entrance convenient for excursions by private boat to Capri or anywhere along the coast. The villa's unique position is perfect for enjoying the wonders of Positano and the Amalfi Coast while simultaneously benefiting from privacy and tranquility.
La Torre houses two double bedrooms and one single bedroom, a fully equipped modern kitchen, and spacious living room with a fireplace and views of Positano and the sea. Other amenities include a small refrigerator, a TV, and a CD player. The top of the tower can be accessed by an internal staircase where there is a roof-top terrace with a breathtaking 360° view. Circling the tower on three sides is a terrace which includes a painted tile floor.
Le Sirene offers a single and double bedroom, a living/dining room area composed of tables and chairs, satellite TV, and a portable CD player, and a small well-equipped kitchen. This portion of the villa also has a beautiful, spacious terrace with grand views of Galli Islands and the Amalfi Coast, a casual table and chairs for eight, and a barbecue grill.
Il Porticato has a double and single bedroom with a shared bathroom, a cozy sitting room for six, CD player, and double doors opening to the outdoor dining terrace. The terrace is furnished with a long wooden table that accommodates everyone for a delightful lunch or dinner under the stars. A small corridor leads to a fully-equipped kitchen where the villa's talented chef prepares delicious local recipes. There is an adjacent room, generally used by the staff for housekeeping, and doors leading to a covered terrace with washing machine. Il Porticato also accommodates the caretaker's small apartment, which has its own independent access.
1) Queen-size bed, en-suite bathroom. Sitting area, window sea view.
2) Single bed, en-suite bathroom. Small balcony with sea view.
3) Queen-size bed, en-suite bathroom. Access to rooftop terrace with 360 degree view of coast and Positano.
4) Queen-size bed, en-suite bathroom. Views of Capri and beach.
5) Single bed, small bathroom with shower. Positano view from window.
6) Queen-size bed, shared bathroom. Access to main terrace with town and sea views.
7) Single bed, shared bathroom. Access to main terrace with town and sea views.
8) Queen-size bed, en-suite bathroom.
Torre Fornillo enjoys a privileged position on the edge of the Positano bay. The terrain is rustic and there are only two ways to arrive at the villa: by water taxi or on foot via the staircase and private path from Fornillo Beach. Please be aware that this property has numerous staircases, corridors, and walk ways that may not be suitable for those unsteady on their feet. This residence is not suitable for young children. Please inquire before booking.
Linens change twice a week
Housekeeping 6 days/week (09:00 - 15:00)
Cook/server meal preparation 6 days/week (10:00 - 16:00)
Porter baggage service on arrival/departure
Welcome lunch or dinner on arrival day (cook's menu selection)
SERVICES ON REQUEST*
Laundry or ironing services**
Extra housekeeping hours
Extra cooking hours
Private boat rental
City tourist tax € 1.50/ person per night collected in cash at check-in
Late check-in fee (please enquire)
DAMAGE DEPOSIT: €2000
CHECK-IN: 16:00 - 18:00
*All services not included in the rate must be paid locally in cash, prior to departure.
**Requested personal laundry services may only take place from 09:00 to 16:00 on the 3rd, 4th, and 5th days of the stay. This is due to the machines being in use for sheets/towels and other linens on arrival and pre-departure.