Nola Villa Rental Photos and Description
An imposing villa of the 18th century for a group of 10 people
Villa della Marchesa sits on a fenced property in the centre of the historical village of Lauro, 34 km east of Naples. The exceptionally big house measures 1000 sqm living space ! And was originally a convent transformed in the XVIII century into a residential country house. The interior of the villa has been completely renovated down to the last detail while maintaining its original charm and character. Every stone was picked up, dusted off and put back where it belonged. The villa and its garden are classified by the Italian Ministry of Fine Arts.
Ground floor: a reception hall, two large drawing rooms, a small private chapel, a large fully-equipped old country style kitchen, three powder rooms, a laundry.
First floor: two living rooms, a music room, a formal dining room, a library and five bedrooms, each one with bathroom, a kitchen and a large terrace, (additional 6th bedroom with en suite bath available at extra charge).
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Historic ambience, character and charme: This is a place to start a voyage back to past epochs, into other worlds. You will find a shimmering century-old marble floor in the reception hall, ancient (handmade!) maiolica tile floors or traditional Neapolitan 'cotto' in the living rooms, one spacious room leads to the next..., halls and drawings rooms follow each other..., fine round arches decorate the ceilings, vases decorate the marble fireplaces, Murrina glass shines above the long table in the dining room, paintings adorn many a room and a concert grand piano awaits gifted hands in the large drawing room... The villa is completely and consistently furnished with antiques, and relaxing in one of the many sofas you wish to drift back to the past.
Classified by the Ministry of Fine Arts:
You may know that comparable houses have, almost without exception, all been converted into residences or hotels, which are now presented in an anonymous style; the flair of the old palaces has often vanished in the course of modernisation. Unlike this trend, the property offered here has always been owned by the family, it is privately run and has retained its authentic atmosphere: Villa della Marchesa remains unchanged, from tip to toe (on nearly 1000 sqm floor area!) the furnishing is original, a place where you can experience how life might have been in the 18th century. Here you'll enjoy the friendly atmosphere of a private family residence and all the comforts which make it agreeable for a larger group to stay together in one house. The villa is equipped well (central heating on the first floor, several marble fireplaces; telephone, fax facilities, TV sets with satellite, microwave oven, elevator for wheelchair on request, dishwasher, washing machine, dryer, ironing area.
What to do in the region?
The small town of Lauro (approx. 3500 inhabitants) has three Cappuccino bars, a bank, a grocery shop, a small supermarket, a butcher, two pizzerias, two restaurants, and a few agritouristic restaurants just outside the town, a hairdresser (also available a hairdressing service at home), a chemistry and a post office. There is a fruit, vegetable and houseware market once a week. Although a car is necessary in the region there are some public transports: a bus stop is at walking distance, and the bus will take you to the centre of Naples (approx. 4 times per day during July and August, approx. 10 times per day during other months). From there you get the ferry to the islands of Ischia and Capri. The most beautiful beaches can be found at the Amalfi coast which can be reached by car in less than one hour. Several beach resorts can be reached also by train: take the bus to Nola (11 km), and get the Circumvesuviana train with several stops at the Sorreno penisola and the Costa Amalfitana.
- wheelchair accessible
Why Bettina Röhrig chose Nola
Spacious 18th century villa classified by the Italian Ministry of Fine Arts. Antique, private counts residence with great flair and atmosphere. Authentic interior design, original furniture, garden and pool. Walk to Cappuccino bars and restaurants! Splendid starting point for day trips to many well-known destinations such as the city of Naples, the archeological sites of Pompei and Herculaneum, the famous holiday resorts like Ischia, Capri, Positano, Amalfi.