Il Nido – Amalfi Coast – Positano

Accommodates 3 - 2 Bedrooms - 2 Baths - A/C - Wi-Fi - Terrace

Il Nido is a real jewel. A wing of the same building housing Vistamare and La Veranda sul Mare – Il Nido remains completely independent and private. It is even higher up than La Veranda and enjoys, if that’s possible, even more magnificent views over the Mediterranean and the village of Positano spread out below you.

Il Nido has its own independent access either from the main Via Pasitea below, via a stairway of about 95 steps, or from the Amalfi Drive above, via a similar approach. Once installed, drop your bags, pour yourselves a big glass of water, then a shot of limoncello, and start gaping at the panorama. It’s a perfect place for a couple in love, or for a couple willing to rekindle same. Il Nido can also be combined with La Veranda and Vistamare to form a magnificent villa for up to 13 persons.

    • Single bedroom, very small but nicely furnished, with a window
    • Adjacent bath with shower
    • Spacious and beautifully furnished living room enjoying those breathtaking views
    • Kitchen, fully equipped, with French doors leading out onto Il Nido’s spectacular terrace
    • Larger bedroom with divisible matrimonial bed
    • Brand-new en-suite bathroom with shower
    • Sorrento – 17,5 km
    • Amalfi – 19,2 km
    • Ravello – 25,8 km
    • Paestum – 110 km – for the ruins
    • Vietri – 59,5 km – for ceramics
    • Naples – 57,3 km
    • Pompeii – 57,3 km
    • Herculaneum – 48,8km
    • Rome – 271 km

    15 minutes walking down to the centre and 10 more minutes to the main beach, the ”Spiaggia Grande”. The nearest, smaller beach is Fornillo, at 500 m. approx. The two beaches are about 400m apart and are connected by foot. A stop for the local bus is right on the road below the villa.
    A short bus ride will take you to the top of the village (every 15 min) from where one can get the blue SITA buses to Sorrento (1 h.) or Amalfi (1 h.).
    To the right of the main beach numerous ferries and hydrofoils ply daily between Positano and Capri (50min), Naples (50 min), Amalfi (30 min) and Salerno (1-1/2 h).

    Il Nido works best for a couple, in our opinion, though a couple traveling with a single friend would work fine, too, or with a child, or three single friends.

    Again, remember that Positano is full of stairs, most of them irregular and with high risers, including the 95 steps you need to negotiate to get up to Il Nido. We strongly discourage very small children and anyone with even relatively slight mobility issues. Porter service can be arranged in advance.

    There is some very slight noise from the street, which is essentially Positano’s only street with car traffic. Remember, however, that bedrooms are all air-conditioned, meaning you can close them off, turn on the climate control, and neither suffocate nor suffer traffic noise in summer. There’s inevitably going to some noise seepage, but not significant.

    You can (and probably should) come here WITHOUT a car. Have our driver pick you up at the Naples airport, or at the Naples or Sorrento train stations. Then use the money you save by not renting a car (and NOT paying nearly 2 euros per liter for gasoline and NOT paying for the vastly expensive parking garage just down the street) on having that same driver transport you stress-free to various daytrip destinations: Pompeii, Ravello, Paestum, etc. Over the years, we would guess that it’s been about 50/50 between guests who have chosen ro have a car versus those who have opted for a driver.


    • Housekeeping is included 2 hours each morning, 2 mornings per week
    • Lovely terrace
    • Fireplace
    • Double-pane windows
    • Air-conditioning in living room and master bedroom
    • Wi-fi
    • Telephone for incoming and outgoing calls
    • Satellite TV
    • DVD player
    • CD/stereo
    • Clothes washer
    • Dishwasher
    • Microwave
    • Additional housekeeping
    • Personal laundry/ironing
    • Porter
    • Cooking
    • Food shopping
    • Childcare
    • Driver
    • Paid parking (to be arranged well in advance)
    • 24 Jun - 26 Aug

    • 27 May - 24 Jun
      26 Aug - 30 Sep

    • 25 Mar - 27 May
      30 Sep - 28 Oct

    • Other Periods


    Minimum Stay: 1 week
    Arrival: Saturday, but flexible in mid and low seasons
    Extras: Tourist tax