Hot property: five homes for sale in Campania, Italy
Roula Khalaf, Editor of the FT, selects her favourite stories in this weekly newsletter.
Villa, Positano, €2.7mn
Where In a residential complex in the cliffside village of Positano on the Amalfi Coast. The drive to Naples international airport typically takes between 1 hour 25 minutes and 2 hours.
What A five-bedroom, six-bathroom air-conditioned villa with several terraces, which measure up to 120 sq m, overlooking the sea. The 155 sq m house is arranged over three levels and has private parking.
Why Below the villa is a private beach with lift access, shared with other properties in the complex.
Who Engel & Völkers
Villa, Salerno, €12mn
Where In Conca dei Marini, a hilltop town between Amalfi and Furore in the province of Salerno. It’s about 90 minutes’ drive to Naples and its airport in good traffic.
What A six-bedroom, eight-bathroom property with about 500 sq m of living space, extending from the cliffside to overlook the sea. It features a wine cellar, two-car garage, private lift to the sea, Jacuzzi, outdoor living area and an indoor-outdoor swimming pool, part of which is inside a cave.
Why The property was designed in 1972 by the renowned Italian architect and designer Gae Aulenti.
Who Italy Sotheby’s International Realty
Apartment, Naples, €9mn
Where In Piazza Sette Settembre in the historic centre of Naples, within walking distance of the harbour. It’s a half-hour walk to the city’s central station and a 20-minute drive to the airport in good traffic.
What The piano nobile of an 18th-century palazzo, with 1,150 sq m of living space including six bedrooms with en suites and two additional bathrooms. It has air conditioning, a billiard room, chapel, balconies and a rooftop terrace with views of the Certosa di San Martino monastery.
Why The property has been restored but retains its original terracotta floors, stone columns, frescoed ceilings and artworks from the 18th century.
Villa, Marciano, €4.7mn
Where In the hamlet of Marciano, near Massa Lubrense on the Sorrento Peninsula. By car, it’s typically 1 hour 15 minutes to 1 hour 50 minutes to the nearest international airport in Naples.
What A coastal compound comprising a six-bedroom main villa, a one-bedroom guest house, and an additional three-bedroom rooftop unit, all set within 2 acres of grounds. Outside, the gardens include lemon trees, olive groves and bougainvillea. There are also numerous terraces, a saltwater pool and landscaped sun deck overlooking the sea.
Why The property has wide views of the Bay of Naples and its three islands, Capri, Ischia and Procida.
Villa, Massa Lubrense, €4.3mn
Where Near the town of Massa Lubrense on the Sorrento Peninsula, about 30 minutes’ drive from Sorrento town and 1 hour 20 minutes from Naples airport.
What A renovated 500 sq m country house dating to the 18th century, with a total of 10 bedrooms and 11 bathrooms, currently split into four apartments.
Why The 7,000 sq m garden has wooden pergolas for outdoor dining, a children’s playground and a swimming pool with sea views.