About the property
- Villa2368 sq. ft.
- Half Baths1
- Minimum Stay2 - 5 nights
6 bedrooms,10-11 sleeps, 1 bathroom with tab and 4 bathrooms with shower
Modern comforts in the exclusive charme of a period villa with breathtaking views, swimming pool, gardens, terraces and spacious garage.
“PORTA DONICA”, nestled on the beautiful Amalfi Coast, is an elegant private villa which blends the magic atmospheres of the lovingly preserved ancient structure with all the amenities of a modern renovation. Relax by the swimming pool, the ancient belvedere, the plentiful lemon trees and enjoy the efficient lodging and open air reception facilities.
Origins: Origins: the current villa rose in the early 20th century around the ancient tower dating back to the 11th century. This tower, opening the way to the flight of steps that to this day leads with a ten minute walk to the Duomo, was the main gateway to the then flourishing city of Ravello. It was Porta Dominica and its name underwent successive alterations first changing to Porta Domnica and finally to Porta Donica, eventually lending its name to the flight of stairs and the entire district. This historically rich landmark is now conveniently accessible by road and is halfway between the contemporary beauty of the newly constructed auditorium (a design donated to the city by Oscar Neimeyer) and the famous SS. Cosma e Damiano sanctuary.
The Villa: The villa: from the road you access the property through the garage (which houses up to 3 cars) and make your way to the higher floors either by taking advantage of the internal elevator, or by climbing the indoor stairs framed by the scenographic backdrop of the exposed rock formations that constitute the building’s foundation. The unique architectural structure of the villa houses 5 bedrooms (for a total capacity of 10 individuals), each with its own independent bathroom, a great living room with a large fireplace, an elegant colonnade patio, steeping agricultural terraces and outdoor dining area with verandas and well equipped indoor and outdoor kitchen areas. Other convenience features include central heating, air conditioning, telephone land line, satellite TV, and Wi-Fi DSL connectivity.
Outdoors: as convenient as the indoor quarters are, you will mostly enjoy the elegance and relax of open air living by the garden and dining areas overlooking the outdoor swimming pool and the breathtaking view of the coast. A small kitchen, BBQ, pizza oven and toilette serve the area and the lawns, terraces and walkways shaded by lemon trees offer variety and privacy. The orchard will delight you with fresh salad, vegetables and fruit.
Events: the structure is well equipped with ideal areas to host private banquets and receptions. Both of the owners’ sons tested and perfected these facilities by hosting their wedding receptions in the villa.
Rent: the villa is available for rent on a weekly basis to private clients, either families or small groups of friends.
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- Response time:
- within a few days
- english, spanish, italian
- Calendar last updated:
- May 23, 2018
Pool / Spa
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Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
The view is better than the photos!
Superb characterful house. The views are incredible. We were a mixed group of 6 and there is a huge amount of space. One of the party was 80 and still loved it.
Views are simply amazing.
The only negative would be some pretty hard beds.
The walk into Ravello is challenging for the elderly. We had a car which helped.
Tano was FANTASTICALLY responsive to any minor issues. Th re were a few plumbing problems but that’s life in a beautiful old house.
We would go again without a doubt
Great villa with amazing views
Our group of 9 had plenty of space at Villa Porta Donica. There are multiple terraces and patios to sit and relax and enjoy the view. The property is very clean and well maintained. Tano is a great host and was always quick to respond both before and during our trip. I highly recommend booking Chef Lorenzo for one or more of your meals during your stay at the villa. His meals are fantastic! I definitely recommend booking this property if you're looking to vacation on the Amalfi coast.
Amazing view, great host!
We stayed here for a family vacation, we had 10 people (4 families). This villa had a very quirky layout with a lot of levels and stairs but we came to really enjoy the character of the home. Tano was a great host, always available to assist us in every way, from arranging cars, helping with local knowledge etc.
We had the chefs prepare breakfast and a dinner and they were amazing! Food was incredible and they were great with remembering and accommodating our kids preferences.
There are a lot of stairs with every aspect of the stay here, from getting around the house and going to the town square so be ready to get fit!
We had the most incredible and magical stay at this beautiful villa. We hired the villa for ourselves and our bridal party and everyone fell in love with it. The villa is beautifully maintained and has so many gardens and sitting areas that you can sit in a different spot each night. Tano was an amazing host and was very responsive and helpful. He arranged chefs for us for a breakfast the morning of our wedding and they were incredible. We cannot recommend this villa or Tano enough.
A beautiful villa in Ravello!
The villa is well located with gorgeous views. We stayed for little over a week with 4 adults and 5 kids and loved everything about the property and the town of Ravello. There are multiple gardens on about 3 different levels of the property, two kitchens, swimming pool, lemon and orange trees, the list goes on and on. The property manager Tano, is the perfect host. He was always available on phone and in person to set up transfers, guides, restaurant suggestions, etc. We will always pick this home for our future visits to Ravello without hesitation.
Amazing Wedding Trip!
We booked this villa for our wedding in June 2016, and we are so happy we did. Tano was so nice, and helped us from afar at first (responding to emails...etc) and then once we arrived, he showed us around the villa, helped us book transportation, recommended places to go, and arranged a pizza party for us on our last night, at the villa's wood burning pizza oven!
The chefs for our wedding were Lorenzo and Athena Del Pizzo... both were fantastic... we were blown away by the menu when we saw it nearly a year before our ceremony. All of our dietary restrictions were met as well, which was a big relief. Lorenzo met with us beforehand to ensure we were happy with the menu, and they started setting up the day before. The garden was an amazing spot for dinner/reception; the views were incredible, and the food... the presentation for each course, the plates it was served on, the wine which was hand selected.... everything was so delicious!! Everyone had such a great time and loved everything prepared for us. I'm not sure what my favorite course was, but the Delizia al limone cake (which was our wedding cake) is definitely in the top 3, along with the fresh seafood pasta. The next day Athena prepared breakfast for us which was so nice... it was great to wake up and have coffee, warm croissants, and homemade jam waiting for us! Both are such warm, lovely people as well, and we had a great time with them!
In summary; this was the best trip ever and I highly recommend this villa as well as the Del Pizzo's to cook for you!!
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