Leg­endary lit­er­ary lux­ury, if only the walls could talk

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Home of Rus­sian writer Mikhail Se­menov and later, sanc­tu­ary to Hol­ly­wood heavy­hit­ter Franco Zeffirelli––you will wish the walls could talk at Villa Tre­ville. But they’d roar in­stead, with tales of the 1920’s most pop­u­lar in­ter­na­tional dancers, singers, mu­si­cians, painters and in­tel­lec­tu­als who all held court here on this metic­u­lously ren­o­vated es­tate.

Un­der Zeffirelli’s di­rec­tion, with stun­ning views of the Mediter­ranean this ro­man­tic gem of Posi­tano ex­panded to in­clude ter­raced gar­dens and se­cret pools. Good friend and set de­signer of stage and screen, Renzo Mon­gia­rdino col­lab­o­rated with Zeffirelli re­sult­ing in dra­matic, exquisitely de­signed in­te­rior spa­ces. Ar­chi­tect Fausta Gae­tani, one of Mr Zeffirelli’s friends and a reg­u­lar guest here, has kept a mod­ern metic­u­lous eye on the es­tate’s con­ver­sion into a bou­tique ho­tel.

Cel­e­brat­ing lo­cal ar­ti­sans and crafts­man, the villa nods to Italy’s ro­man­tic her­itage with fea­tures like Neapoli­tan fur­ni­ture, Mu­rano glass and Vi­etri tiles. Per­fect for the recluse and glit­terati who rel­ish the pic­turesque and peace­ful, with a dash of the leg­endary––the dream set­ting pro­vides a breath­tak­ing way to host your ex­clu­sive ‘I do’ or spe­cial fam­ily oc­ca­sion.

Wel­come to five ex­tra­or­di­nary vil­las to call home, with views of Posi­tano and gar­dens brim­ming with heavy Bougainvil­lea blooms on se­cluded ter­races. All vil­las of­fer light, bright in­te­ri­ors with ac­cents from the or­nate to the mod­ern and in­clude fire­places as well as breath­tak­ing out­door ter­races.

En­joy the best of Ital­ian haute cui­sine where ev­ery day brings new ex­cit­ing of­fer­ings at Mae­stro’s, set un­der­neath the open ter­race of Villa Az­zurra with for­ever views of Posi­tano and the sea; in the win­ter months en­joy eat­ing in Zeffierelli’s old draw­ing room, where he en­ter­tained his friends. Daily fresh catches take cen­tre stage here as does fresh, sea­sonal seafood and aro­matic herbs. A per­fect stop to pause on your cruise up the Amalfi Coast, known for its cliff­side nat­u­ral beauty or sim­ply en­joy tour­ing Posi­tano’s ro­man­tic sites.

Stand­ing watch on a rocky promon­tory, the villa’s se­cret el­e­va­tors and wind­ing stairs find you de­scend­ing to the pri­vate beach where your yacht read­ies to go un­der­way and take you any­where in the Mediter­ranean you care to go.

Clock­wise from top, per­fect for the recluse or glit­terati Villa Tre­ville’s stun­ning panorama of the blue waters of Posi­tano; se­cret pools out­side ac­cent in­te­ri­ors de­signed by Zeffirelli friend, set de­signer of stage and screen, Renzo Mon­gia­rdino; se­cluded, ter­raced pri­vate gar­dens of Salone Bianca

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