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PALACE ROCCO - 3 Houses - IN THE CENTER OF PRAIANO - 500 meters from the sea. - “Red Moon in Love” Villa – unit 3307864

Bedrooms 1
Space 914 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 nights



“Red Moon in Love” Villa – unit 3307864

The VILLA RED MOON in LOVE, recently renovated property is situated within the old Rocco palace, overlooking the beauty of the sea and the coast, ideal for a stay in privacy and relaxation. The villa has a large terrace/garden surrounded by greenery of about 150 sq m., with BBQ. And 'delightfully furnished and consists of a bedroom with light blue walls reflecting the color of the sky and the sea that make up the frame and has a double bed with air conditioning. In the hallway there is the bathroom with shower and washing machine. The apartment has a large living room and then illuminated by a sea view balcony, with sofa bed, satellite TV and air conditioning .The independent kitchen is equipped with all the equipment and appliances. The villa is in the center of Praiano 500 meters from Praia beach that you can walk in 10 minutes.

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About the property

Palace Rocco Holiday houses

The Palace Rocco, colored pink, white and gray with lateral bands, was built in 1820 by the Rocco family of Naples close to the Bourbon King of the Reign of the Two Sicilies, it is presumed for their summer holidays. Praiano, even at that time, was a tourist location.

In the Palace Rocco there are three apartments: 1) Villa Sun Shining in Love; 2) Attic "White Moon in love; 3) Villa "Red Moon in love". The three houses are autonomous and independent, in the year 2014 and renovated in 2015, overlooking the beauty of the sea on the Amalfi coast and is the ideal place to spend a holiday in privacy and relaxation.

From large and comfortable house terraces or balconies, you can admire the beautiful "Saracen Tower" extending into the sea, the profile and the unmistakable characteristic promontory known as "Capo di Conca", which stands in the distance, and the color blue sea frame the fabulous view recognized by UNESCO as world heritage of humanity.

Palace Rocco is located in the town center, 500 meters from the "fishing village of Praia", the summer living area of Praiano, from where you can reach various tourist places by sea (Capri, Positano, Amalfi, etc.), Make sport Water (Sub, windsurfing, kayaks, etc.). At Praia there are several restaurants and bars, beach resorts, you can rent boats for sea trips or go fishing every day with tourist fishermen. Finally, from Praiano you can make the "trekking" along the famous Path of the Gods, by yourself or with a local guide. At 200 meters from the Palace there is the bus stop, which run every hour, for internal Praiano, Positano, Amalfi, Ravello, Sorrento, etc .. At 250 meters there are restaurants, bars and the grocery "Tutto per Tutti" (Everything For Everyone).

In the palace Rocco you can organize small weddings, dinners for guests on reservation and cooking classes. The spacious lounge and large outdoor terraces can accommodate up to 20 people. Villa Sun Shining is connected internally with the Red Moon villa so you can rent them together. The two villas have 5 bedrooms with 10 beds + 4 in sofa bed, 5 bathrooms and two terraces of 150 square meters. And so can accommodate up to 14 people. You can also rent the villa together White Moon that can accommodate 4 persons + 2 in sofa bed, is not connected internally, but is located in the same building with access to a few meters from the outside. So in total, in the Palace, we can accommodate up to 20 people.

The Palace Rocco has no private parking. It is possible park for free in the white stripes near the Town Hall along the way. Our collaborator Luca, clerk at check-in and check-out, will help you to find a place and assist you throughout the period of stay for any tourist information.It is possible to reserve a parking space in the garage for € 15,00 per day near the house.

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Francesca Scoppetta
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english, french, italian
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
May 23, 2017

About Francesca Scoppetta

I’m the daughter-in-law of the owners (Milano family) and I welcome guests in our apartments located in an historical building built in 1820.

Francesca Scoppetta purchased this villa in 1820

Why Francesca Scoppetta chose Amalfi Coast

We give the apartments of the building for rent because we want to share them with tourists from all over the world.

What makes this villa unique

The Villas included in the Palace Rocco, Sun Shining in Love, in love and White Moon Red Moon in Love have exceptional sea views and is very appreciated by customers in their comments. The tranquility and the location near the beach and the absence of stairs are the highlights of the apartments. Palazzo Rocco you can take buses to any destination and from Praia you can go by boat to Capri every day.

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Charges to Pay upon arrival in cash:
1) Charges for the Final cleaning and consumptions € 100.00
2) Tourist tax € 1 x person per day only for the first week (up to 10 years are exempt);
3) Refundable security deposit € 100.00 in cash on departure
4) Cancellation policy: in case of cancellation of reservation, the payments made up to 60 days before arrival are refundable.

IN ITALIANO: Spese da Pagare all'arrivo in contanti:
1) Spese per le Pulizie Finali € 100,00;
2) Tassa soggiorno Turistica € 1 x persona al giorno, solo per la prima settimana (fino a 10 anni sono esenti);
3) Cauzione € 100,00 rimborsabile in contanti alla partenza;
4) Politica di cancellazione: in caso di cancellazione di prenotazioni, i versamenti effettuati fino a 60 giorni prima dell'arrivo sono rimborsabili.


Praiano Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 914 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • non smoking only ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Downtown
  • Near The Ocean
  • Village
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , bidet
  • The bathroom is between the 2 bedrooms.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Light blue bedroom - 1 queen , Bedroom with ancient vaults
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • bay/sound
  • caves
  • churches
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • disco club
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • pier fishing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
The Red Moon in Love Villa is an elegant independent villa with separated entrance, situated in the ancient old-rose Palazzo Rocco that was built in 1600 and renovated in 1820 by the Rocco family. The house was renovated in February 2014 and overlooks the enchanting sea of the Amalfi Coast, so it is the perfect place to enjoy a relaxing and secluded stay. From the large balcony of the house you can admire the enchanting Saracena Tower, the Capo di Conca cliffs and the blue sea of this UNESCO world heritage site.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(21 traveler reviews)

“Red Moon in Love” Villa – unit 3307864
average rating of 4.904762 based on 21 reviews

Villa Red Moon In Love was perfect for us

  • 5 of 5

Villa Red Moon in Love was just what we wanted as was Praiano itself. We were pleasantly surprised at how spacious it was. We took the train from Rome to Naples where we hired a taxi, arranged by Francesca, to take us to Praiano. We were met by Luca at the town center and he guided us to the villa. There is easy access to the apartment from the town center, where you will find a local bus stop as well as a mini-mart that carried everything we needed. The garden patio is full of flowers, lemon trees and gorgeous views of the sea. Located between Positano and Amalfi, Praiano village has all the beauty of the coast without all of the tourists. Just down the steps from the villa is the shop of Ceramica Lizart (beautiful pieces) and down more steps to the harbor and restaurants. We loved Costa Diva restaurant, fresh fish and stunning views.

Be aware: you are on the Amalfi coast so, there are many steps to Praia beach and some restaurants.

The Villa Red Moon was exactly what we wanted and needed after a busy visit to Rome. All of the people we dealt with were very friendly and helpful. We did not really have enough time to do everything we wanted, but managed a boat excursion from Praia beach to Capri and we hiked the Path of the Gods from Bomerano to Positano. We highly recommend both!

It was hard to pack up and leave to come back home. We loved it! Enjoy!

  • Submitted: May 8, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Linda, thanks for the great review. Surely the future Rocco Palace customers will have more information from your review. In a few days he visited the most beautiful places on the Amalfi coast. If you return in the future you will always be welcome to Palazzo Rocco. Greetings. Francesca.
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Idyllic stay with fantastic views

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I and another couple shared 2 bedrooms, 1 bath and one dining room/kitchen at Palace Rocco in October 2016. The stay was great, the listing was as expected, however browsers of the property should be aware that the photos incorporate rooms from the 3 different apartments that are in the one building on homeaway- there are photos from other apartments than this one. This did NOT result in any unpleasant surprises for us, but it could if you don't know what to expect. Our apartment was quite roomy and had wonderful views and a pleasant ocean breeze. The deck was well laid out and provided tons of romantic lounging and dining space and an outside gas grill. The kitchen was quite small - really only 1 person could be in there at a time - and the utensils etc. provided were on the sparse side. Another apartment in that complex has a gourmet kitchen - if you plan to do a lot of cooking get that one. Access to the building, like many Amalfi coast towns, was down a long medium steep but very few steps trail, or a shorter very steep lots of steps trail. We were greeted promptly on arrival and guided by the local handler for the property to our location. there were about 30 steps down to the main entrance, so not handicapped accessible. The apartment itself was clean, neat, tidy, and the beds were clean and comfortable - a bit on the firm side. I will caution those not familiar with Amalfi that if you expect to drive yourself (which we did for some of our stay) be prepared for reasonably stressful driving on very narrow town and coastal streets, populated by HUGE tour buses. If you are bringing a car, bring a small one, and pay for the additional parking. Buses and water taxis are the way to go - relatively inexpensive when you factor in gas, and they come and go on a regular basis. Restaurants in Priano are limited but high quality. Grocery places are well stocked, even carrying house wines and plenty of fresh foods, vegetables, and home essentials. There were some mosquitos in this location in October, however mosquito repellent was provided. If you haven't visited the stairmaster and are planning a trip to Amalfi I would highly advise you get your legs in shape. The number of hikes up, down and over stairs and hills and mountains is pretty staggering just to get around various towns. Do not let the downsides discourage you - Amalfi area is wonderful, beautiful and the people there are kind, helpful and outgoing. Staff was great.

  • Submitted: Oct 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Ciao Lee, thank you for the great review. Thank you, first of all, because we are very gratified for our efforts to accommodate the customer in the best possible way, and ,also because your information will be very useful for future clients. I hope to have you, in the future, as a customer again. Regards Francesca.
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Stay in Palace Rocco - Praiano

  • 4 of 5

My wife and I just spent several weeks traveling around Italy, staying in various apartments.

First, I will start with the positives about this property. The views are wonderful, the property was very clean and spacious, and both Luca & Francesca were helpful & responsive. We enjoyed the city of Praiano, rather than staying in the crowded and much more touristy, Positano. The people in Praiano were were friendly and helpful and there were some great restaurants.

Note that the apartment itself is on the eastern end of Praiano, so to get to the center of town, it is a little over a km walk. There are shuttles at the restaurants, if you have had too much to drink, or it is raining, which we took advantage of on a very stormy night.

The description of the apartment was fairly accurate, however, the outdoor furniture pictured on the website was different than the actual furniture in the unit. The main complaint that we had about the apartment, was that the bed was extremely firm. It is important to note that most of the beds in Italy are much firmer than we are used to in the US & Canada, however, this was the most firm of the 5 places we stayed on this trip. We did mention this to Francesca and she was sympathetic and had mentioned that she will look into getting a softer mattress top, as she had done in some of her other units. Therefore, this may not be an issue going forward, but you may want to check to ensure she has done this, if you have back issues or difficulty sleeping on a hard mattress.

While the apartment was clean and spacious, we did have to purchase some basic amenities, such as toilet paper (only one roll was left), laundry soap, and coffee filters. This was not a big deal, but may be helpful to know ahead of time, in case you arrive late and wish to do laundry.

If you are a family looking for a clean, spacious place, with a nice view, in a quiet town, this is the perfect place for you! If you are used to higher end places, with many amenities, you may need to adjust your expectations slightly.

All in all, the Amalfi Coast is beautiful. It is expensive to get from one location to another, unless you take the buses, which are an adventurous experience, but can also be crowded and have long lines. If you opt for private transportation, it will cost you 60-100 euros to get between the cities on the coast, so you may want to factor that into your budget.

  • Submitted: Oct 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Ciao Ann, thanks for the great review on the house and in particular on cleaning that we care particularly. I regret that the mattress was not to your liking but we were willing to replace it. In Europe we are used to hard mattresses while the Americans and others prefer soft mattresses. We purchased semi-firm mattresses to please everyone. In five years of activity it happened only once that a customer asked softer mattresses and have them replaced immediately. As for the other comments we thank you for informing us, certainly for the future we will take your advice. The purpose of the review is also to advise us if there is something that it can improve. If you should return to the palace Rocco surely we will change the mattress prior to your arrival. Thank you for being with us. I hope to see you in the future. Greetings. Francesca.
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Wonderful stay in Praiano

  • 5 of 5

Really enjoyed our stay in Red Moon. Property was as described - very spacious, clean, well maintained. Description says 1 bedroom, 1 bath, but the pictures show 2 bedrooms. It is a 2 bedroom, 1 bath. Both bedrooms are spacious, as is the bathroom. Francesca & Luca were helpful and provided good information.

Location is perfect. You can walk down to the marina and little beach, and to the market and a couple of restaurants. We enjoyed eating at Armandinos at the marina for dinner and La Moressa (bistro above market) for breakfast and dinner. Activities included taking the ferry to Capri from Positano, doing a private boat tour of the coast, hiking the Path of the Gods, etc... Tons of great options.

Definitely recommend staying in Praiano vs. the more crowded Amalfi or Positano. Makes for a much more enjoyable stay. Did not dislike anything about the house or stay other than the crowds in the other villages. Would absolutely stay here again and recommend to others.

  • Submitted: Sep 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Ciao Melissa, thank you for the great review. Thank you ,first of all, because we are very gratified for our efforts to accommodate the customer in the best possible way, and ,also because your information will be very useful for future clients. I hope to have you, in the future, as a customer again. Regards Francesca.
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Wonderful location and beautiful property

  • 5 of 5

We travelled as a family of four (two teenage children) and had a wonderful stay at Palace Rocco.

Francesca, the property manager, was in touch before we arrived to provide very helpful advice and to send us arrival instructions. We decided to hire a car from Naples and Francesca organised for off-street parking, which was extremely helpful as parking in the summer is very difficult.

'Red Moon in Love' is a beautiful apartment for a holiday on the Amalfi Coast. The property was immaculate and well equipped (including air conditioning in the lounge and bedrooms, very handy in the heat of the summer). We were met by Luca when we arrived who showed us around and even brought us some shopping to get us started on our holiday! The view from the rooms is incredible - beautiful blue sea as far as the eye can see. We loved the terrace for evening meals and it came equipped with sun loungers, table and chairs and a BBQ. The galley kitchen was well equipped and met our needs.

The location of the property is fantastic, very easy to access the beach, a nearby grocery store and the local bus. The views are spectacular. One thing we hadn't realised before going is that the villages are all built on very steep slopes that plunge into the sea - so be prepared for lots of walking up and down steps. If mobility is a problem then the local bus stops a short walk away from the property, which is handy.

Praiano itself is quieter than its neighbouring towns of Amalfi and Positano, but it has some wonderful restaurants (we ate at Il Pirata, Che Bonta and Kasai) and was perfect for exploring the Coast (e.g. we visited Pompei - 80min drive; Amalfi and Positano - 15-20min drive; Sorrento - 60 min; Capri - by boat trip from the beach). The boat hire on Praiano beach was also fantastic for hiring fast dinghies to explore the coves and islands.

The owners of Palace Rocco and Luca could not have been more helpful to us during the stay and instantly responded to any questions we had. We have had a wonderful holiday and we would highly recommend Red Moon to anyone!

  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello Mike, thanks for the great review. We are very happy that you found yourself well in our home. A good review gratifies us a lot and encourages us to do even better for our customers. In the review you have meticulously described your vacation. I think will be very useful for the next customers who will rent Red Moon. If you decide to return you are very welcome customers. Greetings. Francesca e Luca.
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Holiday in white moon in love

  • 5 of 5

We spent our holiday in white moon in love in Palace Rocco. Everything was amazing. Especially the view from the terasse.

The description was accurate, the property was clean.

Francesca answered everytime fast, the service was very good. We bought our food bei Luka an his Mama, we got the most things we wanted. They were very kindly and helpful. We told our friends about our holdiay and showed them our photos. Everybody liked it. Because it is mountainous, its not for people with walking difficulties or disability.

In every case we will return to white moon in love.

  • Submitted: Sep 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Ciao Stefan, thanks for the great review that will surely be useful for future guests. We are happy that you found yourself well in our home. If in the future you will want to return we are happy to welcome you again. Thank you for choosing our home. Greetings. Francesca.
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Nearest Airport
50 Kilometres
Napoli airport Capodichino
Nearest Barpub
200 Metres
Bar restaurant Moressa
Nearest Ferry
9 Kilometres
Nearest Train
35 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
25 Kilometres
Castellammare di Stabia (NA)
Nearest Restaurant
200 Metres
Costa Diva Restaurant
Nearest Beach
500 Metres
The Praia - Borgo Mariner -
Car: not necessary

The ancient Palace Rocco is accessed through a pedestrian street, without stairs, about 200 meters from the the Municipality of Praiano. At about 200 meters from the house are available many useful services such as ATMs, restaurants, a supermarket and the bus stop to Positano, Amalfi, Ravello, Sorrento and other destinations.

The beach and the the quaint seaside village "La Praia", with its restaurants and bars, can be reached on foot in ten minutes, with a distance of approximately 500 meters. At the Praia Beach you can rent boats, do any excursion by sea and mainly for "Capri". Also nearby is the famous nightclub “Africana” open from June to September. Praiano is located in the "Heart of the Amalfi Coast" to which you can easily reach Positano, Amalfi, Ravello, Capri, Ischia, Pompeii and many other tourist sites.


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