Hotel Villa Franca

The Amalfi Coast’s artistic hideaway

Perched atop one of the highest hills in Positano, Hotel Villa Franca lets you fly closer to the sun in this coastal Italian paradise. A former private residence, the family-run boutique hotel seamlessly blends Old World Amalfi vibes with contemporary artwork and modern luxuries to create a one-of-a-kind escape with incredible views.

The 38-room hotel provides well-curated amenities that go beyond the standard hospitality offerings. Gratis breakfast offered on your private ocean-view patio, a rooftop pool with panoramic vistas, an intimate spa and a luxury boutique are all de rigueur here, as is plenty of privacy thanks to Hotel Villa Franca’s clifftop address — though a complimentary shuttle makes scooting around town and back and forth to the beach a breeze.

Our Inspector's Highlights

  • You’ll find thoughtful touches in Hotel Villa Franca’s guest rooms. Each accommodation boasts a furnished balcony from which to soak up Amalfi Coast views, plus gratis minibars and high-tech touches like B&O wireless speakers, Apple TVs and in-room iPads.
  • The exclusive Gold Sky Pool Club is among the highest hotel pools in Positano and naturally offers some of the coast’s best vistas. Chic black loungers with matching umbrellas and a full restaurant and bar provide just about everything you need to soak up the Amalfi sun without lifting a finger.
  • A pleasant surprise for a boutique hotel of its size, Hotel Villa Franca is home to a full-service wellness center. Indulge in a treatment at O’Spa featuring Sothys skincare products, luxuriate in the hydro pool and vitality shower, or work up a sweat with a personal trainer at the gym.
  • Sunset views and Mediterranean haute cuisine are on tap at Li Galli Restaurant. Under the watchful eye of executive chef Savio Perna, the acclaimed eatery churns out edible works of art featuring the freshest coastal ingredients — think hand-made gnocchi with blue lobster or coffee-marinated pigeon served with a tart tamarind sauce.
  • Want to explore further afield? Book a day cruise on the hotel’s private yacht (skipper and all) for a guided tour of the Amalfi Coast. Curated excursions over land can also be arranged via the Positano hotel’s knowledgeable concierge.

The Look

  • Clean white Italian marble is the building material of choice at the Amalfi Coast hotel. The neutral surroundings allow those jaw-dropping views to take center stage from oversized windows and large wrap-around terraces lined with glass railings.
  • Owner Rosa Taddeo has transformed her family’s former villa into a gorgeous gallery featuring works by photographer Antonio Sannino, mixed-media artist Marco Grassi and sculptor Seo Young-Deok among others.
  • The luxury hotel’s vaulted ceilings and pure white walls provide a wonderful backdrop for showing off Taddeo’s design chops. Some rooms feature a monochrome palette with sleek silver accents, while others are an explosion of color with funky orange chairs and turquoise pottery.
  • The Positano property’s carefully curated modern art collection is beautifully paired with contemporary furnishings that add to the hotel’s gallery-like feel. Frank Gehry- and Edra-designed chairs, Paola Lenti-imagined pool loungers and Rmax Design & Services-curated accents can all be found among the artworks on display.

24-hour room service
Adults Only
Outdoor pool
Getting There
Via Pasitea, 318 – 84017 Positano (SA) - Italy
NAP  (1 hr 5 min-1 hr 40 min)   FCO  (3 hr-4 hr 10 min)  
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