The superb location means that the only sounds you hear are the waves lapping against the rocks, and the view is like a postcard, perfect in every way and almost surreal!
The main attraction of the place is the old Norman tower, which is the centre of the whole complex, consisting of a total of 3 buildings that are built into the rocks below the road.
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Villa Scarpariello is now owned by Prince Luigi D'Angerio from Sant 'Agata, who stays here from time to time. The tower itself is a small museum that houses the documents belonging to Scarpariello's interesting history (the tower is not open to site visitors - but one can always hope that the staff will have compassion and let you have a peek!).
Villa Scarpariello has been the setting for many interesting events. It was partly here that the Italian king Vittorio Emanuele III in 1944 gave power to his son Umberto - and it was here that Jacqueline Kennedy took holidays with her children in 1962, and on a later occasion her husband John F. Kennedy also joined them.
Up until a few years ago it was a ruin, but the family that also own the nearby Hotel Villa San Michele have worked hard to make this a holiday paradise steeped in history and tradition. The decor and furnishings are classy and traditional. The accommodation comprises a mix of apartments (see Villa Scarpariello Relais) and bedrooms.
Villa Scarpariello has a small reception, free parking (on the opposite side of the coastal road), a swimming pool with salt water from the sea, and you can also swim from the rocks, common terraces, which included the terrace where breakfast is served (if the weather is bad, breakfast is available in the rooms). It is possible to rent a small speedboat so that you can explore the fascinating Amalfi Coast with its numerous small beaches and impressive caves. The nearest towns along the coast are Amalfi - 1.5 km away and Minori - 1.7km.
There are 6 rooms, all of which are very different in terms of design. They are located in different buildings in the area, and all have sea views. They all have satellite TV, a telephone, air conditioning, a bathroom with a shower or bath and a toilet. Two of the rooms have balconies and two have terraces, but this cannot be guaranteed in advance. Because of the location, Villa Scarpariello is not suitable for the disabled, as there are many small winding paths and steps around the estate.