Villa Papice

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Sleeps: 9 - 10 Bedrooms: 5 Bathrooms: 6


Beach Nearby Walk to Village All Bedrooms En-Suite

With stunning sea views from its verdant garden and wide terraces, this magnificent, historical property is well positioned, elegantly furnished and unique. Originally a 12th-century church, Villa Papice was converted in the 1930’s then updated for 21st century living to include modern comforts, making it a very special base for exploring this alluring part of Amalfi Coast.

Ideal for a group of friends or extended family, the villa comfortably takes up to nine guests in five bedrooms, each with their own bathroom. A three-storey structure with high, vaulted ceilings, marble columns and tall, arched windows, the living space feels palatial and light filled. Making the best of the sea views and gardens, french windows lead out from the magnificent turquoise tiled living room and modern kitchen to inviting sitting areas for dining or relaxing. Whether you gather for evening drinks, long summer meals or a morning coffee, the setting is unforgettable. 

The lush, tiered garden provides shaded spots between citrus trees to sit back on a deck chair and enjoy the view. Stretching across the Gulf of Salerno to the beaches of Maiori and Minori on the Amalfi coast and islands on the horizon, it is a good spot to plan sight-seeing or enjoy a siesta.

For a taste of authentic Southern Italian cuisine in the intimate setting of the villa, a cook service can be arranged or you. Alternatively, budding chefs in the group will enjoy preparing wonderful summer meals using the freshest produce sourced locally, from seafood dishes, fresh pasta and creamy buffalo mozzarella to citrus cocktails using fruit picked in the garden.

Within striking distance of the pedestrianised centre of Ravello, restaurants, shops and the sights can be reached on foot. Head down to the coast for a choice of beaches, coastal buzz and boats to the stunning island of Capri or vibrant Naples.

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What you should know…

  • The villa and grounds feel private, although this is a residential area and thera are other houses nearby, it is not for those seeking complete seclusion
  • If you heading to the beach or other sights, you may at some point end up on the dramatic and narrow Amalfi Coast road. It clings to the cliff side, curving and twisting through tunnels above the sea, with motorbikes and tour buses added to the mix. It’s not for the faint hearted but a memorable experience! 
  • Villa Papice is equipped with modern comforts such as air conditioning and WiFi but its 12th century church structure remains, with steps and low walls which have not been adapted for those with walking difficulties or young children
  • The scenery is mountainous in this region so many of the places you visit, from beaches to historic towns, are accessible by way of steep slopes and steps, so bring appropriate footwear!

Property Features

Internet Air-Con All Bedrooms En-Suite Cable TV Heating Waterfront

The Villa

Villa Papice is an elegant and welcoming three-story historical villa which dates back to the first half of the 19th century. It sleeps 9 people with 4 double bedrooms, 1 single bedroom and 5 bathrooms

Ground Floor
- Living room with two small wood sofas, armchairs and dining table for eight
- Fully equipped kitchen
- Bathroom with a washbasin, toilet, fully enclosed shower and hairdryer
- Single bedroom

First Floor
- Two twin bedrooms with en-suite bathroom
- Double bedroom with en-suite bathroom

Second Floor
- Twin bedroom with en-suite bathroom
- Two panoramic terraces

- Panoramic garden with outdoor furniture


About the surrounding area of Villa Papice
Beach Nearby Walk to Village Walk to Restaurant Watersports Walking/Hiking Paths Outstanding Landscapes Outdoor Pursuit & Activities Tourist Towns & Villages Historical Sites
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Villa Papice is situated in the charming town of Ravello, famous for its incredible mountaintop setting, historic gardens and achingly beautiful views down to the sea below.

One of the best things about Villa Papice its central location, so you can leave the car behind while you take in the sights or go out for an evening drink, coffee or gelato. Stroll through Ravello’s pretty traffic-free streets for a choice of restaurants, pizzerias, ceramic shops, boutiques and the impressive central piazza with its magnificent 11th-century cathedral.

For an evening to remember, the stunning cliffside Villa Rufolo is the place to enjoy an open-air classical concert in the summer. By day, marvel at the 13th-century tower there, now an art gallery, or purely take in the colourful, luxuriant garden with its romantic towers, statues and panoramic sea views. The best views in Ravello are said to be from the terrace of Villa Cimbrone, an 11th-century palazzo, well worth the uphill walk there from the main piazza.

A series of gorgeous sandy and pebbly beaches are tucked along the dramatic coastline below Ravello, each one unique in size and style. Head down to Ravello’s beach for an invigorating swim and relaxing stretch under a parasol. For those with children, choose the beaches of Maiori and Minori further along the coast for easier access, long sandy stretches of sand and friendly beach restaurants.

It is the picturesque coastal town of Positano which hold a timeless appeal, so take a 30-min boat trip there from nearby Amalfi, just a short drive away from Villa Papice. Further along the coast towards Naples, Mount Vesuvius looms with the fascinating archaeological sites of Pompei and Herculaneum in its shadow. Pompeii requires a full day (and plenty of cooling drinks in the heat of the summer.) This ancient preserved town has been crystallised in time; the statues are a sobering and unforgettable sight.

Naples itself is buzzing and bustling working city. The markets, the narrow streets with their outdoor washing lines and cobbled alleyways offer a true taste of southern Italian colour and life, along with plenty of history, beautiful churches and allegedly the best pizza Italy has to offer.

Whether it be hiking, fine cuisine or historical sites, this part of Italy offers opportunity in abundance.

Local Amenities
Nearest Airport Naples Airport

(59 km)

Nearest Airport Rome Airport Fiumicino

(290 km)

Nearest Town/City Amalfi

(7 km)

Nearest Village Ravello

(100 m)

Nearest Shop Shops and supermarkets

(500 m)

Nearest Restaurant Cafes and restaurants

(500 m)

Nearest Beach Sandy beach

(6 km)


Best Suited For: All Ages
Ideal for Teens

Although the villa is spacious and families love to stay there, it is not specifically adapted to very young guests and due to the low walls and open stairways, children need to be monitored closely.

There is however so much to do and see in the area. Children will love whizzing over to the island of Capri or the coastal town of Positano by hydrofoil from nearby Amalfi. With a good guide, the archaeological sites of Pompei and Herculaneum can be brought to life and prove to be the most memorable part of the holiday. 

The local beaches of Maori and Minori are within easy reach for a cooling sea swim. Offering sun loungers and parasols for hire, with an array of waterfront, family-friendly restaurants and gelato shops, these beaches are more accessible than many others along the coastline which are reached down flights of stairs.

In this part of Italy, during the summer months, town life comes alive in the evening, with small children all part of evening piazza life. Running around the open piazzas freely and safely in there as their parents look on from outdoor terraced restaurants.

Children are just adored in southern Italy and welcome virtually everywhere! The glut of museums will offer an escape from the daytime heat - namely, Museo Archeologico Virtuale where ancient ruins are bought to life with holograms and videos, or the Museo della Carta - a story of the regions proud paper making traditions. Small visitors will simply be delighted by what is known as the best gelato in the world, and the sweet custard filled pastries and buns that the region is famous for.

Kids Activities Close-by

  • Beach Nearby
  • Walk to Village
  • Walk to Restaurant
  • Watersports
  • Outdoor Pursuit & Activities
  • Tourist Towns & Villages
  • Historical Sites

Onsite Facilities

  • Waterfront


At Oliver’s Travels we pride ourselves on going that little bit further for our guests. From private chefs to babysitters we can help you arrange those little extras that make it a truly memorable holiday. Simply fill in the concierge request form or contact the Oliver’s Concierge Team who will be happy to help. We can typically help you arrange any of the following:

- Maid service/extra cleaning
- Private chef/cook/catering
- Welcome hamper/pre-stocked fridge
- Local day-trips or tours
- Airport transfers
- Babysitting/childcare services

Simply fill in the concierge request form or contact the Oliver’s Concierge Team.

Please note that all services are subject to availability and must be requested in advance and that due to some rural/remote locations, not all services will be available at all properties. Prices are on request. We will always do our best to fulfil your requests!

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Terms & Conditions

These terms and conditions may be amended from time to time.

Security deposit €500 payable on arrival
Arrival time 2.00 pm
Departure time 10.00 am
Energy costs included? Included in the rental price
Linen & towels included? Linen & towels included in the rental price
Pets welcome? Pets not allowed
End of stay cleaning included? Included in the rental price
Insurance It is recommended that all guests take out insurance to cover against potential cancellation and any accidental damage caused during your stay at the property
Minimum stay 5 nights
Smoking Allowed? No smoking inside the villa
Tax Tourist tax not included in the rental price
Internet access? Wi-Fi connection included

Rental Rates

Prices based on an occupancy of 9 people:

Rental period 5 Nights Weekly
Oct 15th 2019 - Apr 15th 2020 £2,809 £3,931
Apr 15th 2020 - Jun 1st 2020 £2,811 £3,931
Jun 1st 2020 - Oct 1st 2020 £3,511 £4,913
Oct 1st 2020 - Apr 14th 2021 £2,809 £3,931
Apr 14th 2021 - Apr 17th 2021 £2,811 £3,931

Prices based on an occupancy of 9 people:

Rental period 5 Nights Weekly
Oct 15th 2019 - Apr 15th 2020 €3,073 €4,300
Apr 15th 2020 - Jun 1st 2020 €3,075 €4,300
Jun 1st 2020 - Oct 1st 2020 €3,841 €5,375
Oct 1st 2020 - Apr 14th 2021 €3,073 €4,300
Apr 14th 2021 - Apr 17th 2021 €3,075 €4,300

Prices based on an occupancy of 9 people:

Rental period 5 Nights Weekly
Oct 15th 2019 - Apr 15th 2020 $3,388 $4,741
Apr 15th 2020 - Jun 1st 2020 $3,390 $4,741
Jun 1st 2020 - Oct 1st 2020 $4,235 $5,927
Oct 1st 2020 - Apr 14th 2021 $3,388 $4,741
Apr 14th 2021 - Apr 17th 2021 $3,390 $4,741

Please note that prices may not be 100% accurate for dates outside of the current calendar year. For an accurate quote, please enquire.

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