Villa Rondinaia

Europe / Italy / Amalfi Coast

Known for its one-of-a-kind location and the one-in-a-million panorama that surrounds its grounds, Villa Rondinaia is one of the most original and spectacular villas in Europe.

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A fairy-tale villa on the Amalfi coast, Villa Rondinaia is an elegant, historic residence surrounded by terraced gardens with breathtaking views of the Amalfi coast and Gulf of Salerno.  Immersed in a park of unparalleled beauty, embedded in the rockface, the villa is suspended on the breathtaking cliffside, securing a truly unique location and absolute privacy.  The main building is spread over an area of 950 square meters, including terraces and balconies, and is surrounded by a park over 25,000 square meters large.

The internal and external set up of the estate provide the quintessential scenario for an amazing stay, characterized by the highest levels of quality, elegance, and luxury.  The interiors underwent an extensive, careful restoration, respecting the historical-artistic constraints of the original property and the traditional architectural elements typical of the coast.  Almost all of its décor and furnishings, all of the highest quality, were made by Italian artisans, integrated with antiques, such as the gold plated door knobs and goldsmith cabinet doors, Murano glass lamps, statues and busts of valuable artistic value, and contemporary Italian masterpieces, part of the owner's private art collection. 

The villa is air conditioned throughout and boasts six bedrooms sleeping a total of 12 guests.  All rooms enjoy the latest generation in TV screens, beautiful works of art and valuable paintings, Murano glass chandeliers, Venetian wall lamps, minibar, safe, chromotherapy showers, and bathroom courtesy sets on par with a five star hotel.  Each room has its own en-suite bathrooms with either a large bathtub or shower. One suite also brags its on Jacuzzi set into the rock.  All rooms have extraordinary views that can also be enjoyed from their panoramic terraces or verandas. 

The ground floor features a welcome area, several sitting rooms, a bar, and the kitchen.  The corridor leads to Gore Vidal’s ex-study, designed as it was during his time at the villa.  A living room with sea views welcomes the guests with fresco ceilings and a working fireplace. In a separate lounge area lies a bar, beautifully set up in inlaid wood. The living room offers a private terrace which has a panoramic sea view overlooking the coast towards Minori and Salerno all the way to Punta Licosa on the Cilento Coast.  The kitchen facilities can be used by both staff and guests. A round, sea-view terrace lies 20 steps down from the entrance. 

Suites & Bathrooms:

Inspiration Suite: The first, larger suite, about 70 square meters, consists of a living room, bedroom, and a small panoramic veranda with beautiful mosaic floors. The living room has a large and articulated built-in wardrobe, sofas and armchairs, tables, desk, vanity with chairs, lamps, and maxi TV screen. The bedroom enjoys a fireplace and a canopied king-size double bed with leather headboard, bedside tables, dresser, lamps, and a maxi TV screen. The raised bathroom, up 4 steps, has a window and balcony, complete with sink, toilet, bidet and both a bathtub and separate shower cubicle.

Serenity Suite: The second suite, about 60 square meters, consists of a bedroom and a large panoramic veranda with mosaic floors. The veranda is equipped with a sunken Jacuzzi, directly overlooking the panoramic terrace, armchairs and tables, and a small bathroom with mirror. The bedroom has a king-size double bed with a leather headboard, bedside tables, a large built-in closet, lamps, maxi TV screen, and a writing desk. The large bathroom has vaulted ceiling, complete with two washbasins, a toilet, bidet and a large shower room, with two large independent areas.

Desire Suite: The first suite, about 30 square in size enjoys antique floors in fine Vietri ceramics and a fireplace. It is equipped with a canopied king-size double bed with a fine leather headboard, bedside tables, a dresser, lamps, maxi TV screen, large built-in closet, sofas and armchairs, coffee table, writing desk and vanity. The bathroom with a window, complete with sink, toilet and bidet, is equipped with a large shower cubicle. This bedroom has access to 100 square meter terrace with a fantastic panoramic view.

Curiosity Suite: The second suite, can be accessed only from the 100 square meter panoramic terrace.  The suite,  also 30 square meters in size with beautiful floors.  Its equipped with a king-size double bed with a fabric headboard, bedside tables, a dresser, lamps, large TV screen, large closet, armchairs, tables, a writing desk, vanity, and bathroom with sink, toilet, bidet and a large shower cubicle.

Extasy Suite: The third suite is accessible up 11 steps. Its a panoramic deluxe room, about 30 square meters large, with an exclusive panoramic terrace adjacent to the bathroom and antique floors in precious Vietri ceramics. It enjoys two large arched windows, one with a park view and the other with a panoramic sea view, a king-size double bed with a crafted leather headboard, bedside tables, lamps, a maxi TV screen, a handcrafted closet, sofas and armchairs, a writing desk, and a vanity.  The bathroom is slightly raised, 8 steps up, and has a characteristic panoramic rose window above the double monobloc marble sink from which you can enjoy a wonderful view of the sea. Complete with side mirrors, toilet, and bidet, the bathroom has a large shower box. 

Independent Suite: Reachable by an external spiral stair case down 33 steps, the basement boasts a panoramic deluxe bedroom about 30 square meters large with an exclusive panoramic terrace adjacent to the bathroom and antique floors in precious Vieri ceramics.  The room enjoys two large arched windows, one overlooking the park and the second with panoramic sea views.  The bedroom has a king-size double bed with leather headboard, bedside tables, maxi TV screen, a fine handcrafted wardrobe, sofas and armchairs, coffee tables, a writing desk/dressing table with chairs.  The bathroom is slightly raised, a few steps up, and has a panoramic rose window above a double monobloc marble sink, from which you can enjoy a wonderful sea view.  Its completed with side mirrors, a toilet, bidet and a large shower box.  


Once the private paradise of the American author and screenwriter Gore Vidal, the rooms of the Villa, now elegantly restored and furnished, have welcomed the world’s elite, including Princess Margaret of England, Hillary Clinton, Andy Warhol, Mick and Bianca Jagger, Giovanni and Marella Agnelli, & Tennessee Williams just to name a few. Today, Villa Rondinaia is a private family-run estate located in the heart of the Amalfi Coast.


6 Bedrooms, 6 Bathrooms

Sleeps 12 Guests

10226 Interior Square Ft.

  • Wi-Fi
  • Towels
  • Toiletries
  • Linens
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Bar
  • Solarium
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Daily Breakfast
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Safe
  • Satellite TV
  • Piano
  • TV
  • Daily Housekeeping


Bedroom Details

Bedroom 1 (Basement Floor): Inspiration Suite (70 sqm) - King size bed, living room, panoramic veranda, en-suite bathroom
Bedroom 2 (Basement Floor): Serenity Suite (60 sqm) - King size bed, veranda with sunken Jacuzzi, large shower with two independent areas
Bedroom 3 (First Floor): Desire Suite (30 sqm) - King size bed and en-suite bathroom with shower cubicle
Bedroom 4 (First Floor): Curiosity Suite (30 sqm) - King size bed and en-suite bathroom with shower cubicle
Bedroom 5 (First Floor): Extasy Suite (30 sqm) - King size bed and en-suite bathroom with shower cubicle
Bedroom 6 (External Unit): Independent Suite (30 sqm) - King size bed and en-suite bathroom with shower cubicle

Pool Details

Private pool (5.5 x 15 x 2.70 meters deep) set on a marble paved terrace.

Staff and Services

Villa manager, on call 24 hours
Daily cleaning and rearrangement of rooms and common areas
Change of bed linen every two days
Daily change of bath linen
Robes & slippers
Pool towels
Daily continental breakfast
Air conditioning
Heating & utilities
Complete courtesy set and bathroom amenities of the brand “Ortigia”
Porter service upon arrival and departure
Final cleaning

Staff and Services (at Additional Cost)

Chef service
Full-time on-site concierge
Airport transfers
Excursions & guided tours
Cooking classes

Location Details

Ravello Duomo square: 10 minute walk
Amalfi 7 km (20 min)
Positano 26 km (50 min)
Pompeii 34 km (1 hour drive)
Sorrento 38 km (1.30 hours)
Naples airport 62 km ( 1.15 hours)
Rome Fiumicino airport 290 km (3.5 hours)

Villa Notes

The villa can be reached by foot only. There are 30 steps down from the walking path of the garden to reach the villas main entrance.
The rooms, all located in the main building, are distributed on different levels and can only be reached by using stairs. Villa Rondinaia is a historical-cultural property subject to protections and constraints and is not equipped with an elevator system, nor can it be equipped with it
The office room of Gore Vidal is closed to the public, used only as museum

Rates and Availability

Travel Dates Bedrooms Min. Night Stay Nightly Rates
June 01, 2024 - June 15, 2024
6 7 $ 14,907 *
June 15, 2024 - August 03, 2024
6 7 $ 15,699 *
August 03, 2024 - August 17, 2024
6 7 $ 17,285 *
August 17, 2024 - September 14, 2024
6 7 $ 15,858 *
September 14, 2024 - October 05, 2024
6 7 $ 14,114 *
October 05, 2024 - October 19, 2024
6 7 $ 12,528 *
October 19, 2024 - November 02, 2024
6 7 $ 11,735 *
November 02, 2024 - December 21, 2024
6 7 $ 9,990 *
December 21, 2024 - January 04, 2025
Christmas/ New Year's
6 7 $ 13,163 *
USD rates above based on approximate currency conversion. Holiday dates may not be listed in rate chart. Rates are subject to change without notice. Please confirm rate, holiday dates, and currency with your Villa Specialist at time of booking.

Tax Service Charge Details*
City tax is additional and must be paid in Euro on-site
Security Deposit Details
Accidental Damage Waiver
A $199 Accidental Damage Waiver applies to every reservation.

Villa information may change without notice and should be confirmed with our villa rental specialists.