Nestling in the splendid natural setting of Massa Lubrense, Villa Giulio is a luxury villa in the Sorrento Peninsula, ideal for those seeking a quiet holiday away from the hustle and bustle of modern life.
The Villa is built on three floors, measures around 400 m2, and can host up to fifteen people. It has terraces with splendid views, a garden and a relaxing swimming pool. The house offers fantastic views of the sea, the Gulf of Naples, Ischia, Procida and part of the island of Capri.
Guests will have access to a reserved parking area beside the house, and other parking spaces are available in a fenced-off area about 100 metres away. The villa is located in the centre of Schiazzano, a small village in Massa Lubrense, where you will find 2 typical restaurants and a few small food shops, mid-way between the gulfs of Naples and Salerno, 9 km from Sorrento and 15 km from Positano.
The property is situated next to a little side road, closed to traffic, and faces the sea, in a quiet, sunny position, along a stretch of coast that is part of the Marine Protected Area of Punta Campanella, renowned for its beautiful landscape and the traces of its ancient history. The house is also ideally situated for guests wishing to go trekking in the Sorrento Peninsula, with hiking routes available along a number of paths.
The house is part of a historical 17th century residence, and the villa has conserved the original sandstone staircases, frescoes and vaulted ceilings, giving it an unusual, attractively old-fashioned air. The jewels in the crown of the Villa are the seven bedrooms, each one dedicated to a different mermaid and exclusively decorated in different colours. The rooms can host a total of fifteen people, and are equipped with bathrooms featuring Bisazza mosaics, as well as satellite TV with LCD screen, safe, mini-bar, internet connection, air conditioning and full set of courtesy items.The rooms are designed to offer guests a unique holiday experience. Those wishing to enjoy reading or listening to some good music can do so in the sitting rooms of the house, which contain a collection of period books.
Access to the villa is through a lobby with a distinctive fresco dating back to the 17th century. From the same period are the sandstone staircase and the beaten lapillus roofs.
on the ground floor is the large, welcoming dining room, the small bar area and the professional kitchen. The dining room leads onto the large panoramic terrace, equipped with a covered outdoor shower, chairs, tables and beach umbrellas, making it the ideal place to savour the unforgettable sunsets. A modern piped music system will make your time on the terrace and in the pool especially pleasant and relaxing. The jacuzzi swimming pool (3 m X 6 m) has been specially conceived and designed to offer guests an intensely relaxing experience.
The professionally equipped kitchen offers everything you could possibly need during your stay, including four gas rings, an oven, fridge freezer, dishwasher, Italian coffee maker and a series of small electrical appliances.
to reach the first floor, you can use either the 17th century sandstone staircase or the lift. The 7 bedrooms are located on the first and second floor. Seven rooms, seven different colours, with customised furnishings designed to reflect the personality of each mermaid.
Partenope, Ligea and Leucosia are dedicated to the soul and to introspection, while Telete, Redne and Molpe, decorated in brighter colours, extol the vitality of body and spirit.
ROOM DESCRIPTION (each room has a plasma-screen TV, mini-bar, safe, air conditioning, bathroom with shower and full set of courtesy items).
“the virgin”. The room inspired by this mermaid, whose beauty was so legendary that she lent her name to the city of Naples, is dedicated to those who love pastel shades and airy, transparent effects.
“the clear-voiced”. This is a reassuring, softly furnished suite, in which beige and amber tones predominate, situated in a quiet, isolated area of the house.
”the beautiful”. This is a charming little tower with a double bed and en suite bathroom, as well as a large sun terrace with outside shower.
“the white”. Just like the mermaid it is inspired by, this attic bedroom is beautifully decorated in white and conveys the idea of inner peace and harmony. It has a wooden staircase that leads up to the vaulted attic room, where you can admire the delightful views.
facing towards the sea this room is also known as “the priest’s room” because it once belonged to one of the seven priests who lived in the house. The leather bed and the bordeaux shades of the furnishings give the room a warm, cosy air.
this is the room of passion. The sumptuous furnishings, including a flame-red armchair and the corner bed with a blend of crimson and yellow shades, make this the ideal place to energize and refresh both body and spirit.
the predominant colours in this room are dark brown and ochre. The fine four-poster bed gives the room both an innate elegance and a cosy atmosphere. The window of the room looks onto the garden, towards the sea. There are three other distinctive areas on the first floor: a sitting room with a fireplace, a reading room and a study with an internet workstation and plasma-screen TV.
Guests will be welcomed personally by the owners of Villa Giulio, who will provide an exhaustive range of information and useful material (guides, maps of the paths, calendar of upcoming events) designed to guarantee a pleasant holiday in the Sorrento peninsula. Guests staying in Villa Giulio can either make their own way to Massa Lubrense, or contact the staff – on call round the clock – to request the transfer service from Naples airport or from any other location. The Villa has a private wine cellar, in which guests can sample deliciously local wines and dishes made with certified local produce from the Sorrento Peninsula.
Chef will be pleased to organise lunches and dinners on request, and his philosophy, in line with the owners, is to create dishes able to bring out the very best in the wealth of delicious raw materials offered by the Sorrento Peninsula, by adding a gourmet touch to typical traditional local recipes.
Experiencing the sea by boat is indeed something unique, but experiencing the sea aboard the Villa Giulio, exploring the enchanting bays of the Sorrento peninsula and the Amalfi coast really is a once-in-a-lifetime experience it is difficult to put into words. The stay at the villa offers guests the chance to enjoy this kind of experience, exploring the sea and its traditions along the coast of the “Land of the Mermaids”, following the route sailed by Ulysses.
This is a truly unique opportunity, offering guests the chance to appreciate not only the exclusive beauty of the coast, rich in myths and legends, but much more besides.
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