Torre d'Artista / The Amalfi Coast in Positano

  • Torre d'Artista Living Room
  • Torre d'Artista Alfresco Dining
  • Torre d'Artista Ktichen
  • Torre d'Artista Yellow Bedroom
  • Torre d'Artista Bathroom
  • Torre d'Artista Bathroom
  • Torre d'Artista Blue Bedroom
  • Torre d'Artista Night View
  • Torre d'Artista Coast View
  • Torre d'Artista Painted Terrace
  • Torre d'Artista Exterior
  • Torre d'Artista Sirene Bedroom
  • Torre d'Artista Exterior
  • Torre d'Artista Sirene Bedroom
  • Torre d'Artista Exterior Arch
  • Torre d'Artista Sitting Room
  • Torre d'Artista Exterior At Night
  • Torre d'Artista Stairway
  • Torre d'Artista Exterior
  • Torre d'Artista Sunset Ocean View
  • Torre d'Artista Gold Bedroom
  • Torre d'Artista Terrace
  • Torre d'Artista Green Bathroom
  • Torre d'Artista Terrace
  • Torre d'Artista Grotto
  • Torre d'Artista Terrace
  • Torre d'Artista Grotto
  • Torre d'Artista Terrace View
  • Torre d'Artista Kitchen
  • Torre d'Artista Terrace
  • Torre d'Artista Kitchen
  • Torre d'Artista Yellow Bedroom
$ 32,280 – 32,280 /wk
Lake/Sea ViewNear BeachIn Village/TownWalk to Village/ServicesCar FreeA/CInternet/Wi-FiTVGreat KitchenTerrace/BalconyWasherWasher/Dryer
Top Features

Unique designer tower on water. Stunning exterior and interior.

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Torre d’Artista is set on a rocky outcrop jutting into the turqoise sea, framed on one side by the charming village of Positano and on the other, a breathtaking view of the open sea. One of the most prestigious homes on the Amalfi Coast, this unusual property offers complete privacy, beautiful surroundings, unique architecture and a truly fascinating history.

This unique property can be reached only by boat (5 minutes) or on a footpath from the beach (15 minutes); it is not possible to reach the house by car. There is a public parking lot 15 minutes from the Torre, and taxi-boat service is available 14/7 from the main beach of Positano.

The renowned futurist artist Gilbert Clavel restored this old Norman tower in 1927, summoning his artisan contemporary Enrico Lietz from the north of Italy to custom design furniture conforming to his vision. Clavel entertained many famous guests in this house, including Cocteau, Depero, and Picasso. This awe-inspiring pentagonal residence is built on four levels, with a subterranean level built right into the rock. The various levels and areas are connected by pathways, passages, and corridors — all in balance with the natural environment — and the interior is furnished with delightful simplicity and originality. The harmonious relationship between structure and environment is reflected everywhere, in the choice or materials, colors and light, and the overall effect blurs the lines between indoors and out.

From the terrace, look seaward toward the isles of Capri and I Galli; or turn to admire Positano’s whitewashed houses spilling down the cliffs to a harbor dotted with sailboars. Enjoy the many cafés, shops, and restaurants of Positano, or travel the scenic coastal road, stopping at Praiano, Amalfi, and the spellbinding uphill town of Ravello. Take a boat trip to the islands, visit Naples, or explore the ruins of ancient Pompeii and Herculaneum.

This is an ideal accommodation for a large group of people who want to enjoy both secluded and shared spaces, and who wish to experience one of the most unusual and elegant residences on the Amalfi Coast. The picture is completed by an exceptional staff whose love and dedication to this property will enhance your villa vacation.

Featured Amenities

Overlooks the sea, private beach access, comes with staff and private boat service.


The villa comes with wonderful full staff: caretaker (speaks English), housekeeper, fantastic cook (speaks English), and server.

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The Villa

You will arrive at the Torre by water taxi or on foot, taking the staircase to the private entrance gate and path. The property is divided into three different parts.

La Torre

Two double bedrooms and the living room are air-conditioned

Lower level
  • Fully equipped modern kitchen with dishwasher
First level
  • Blue bedroom – double with divisible beds (on request) and charming views towards the sea and Positano – en-suite bathroom (tub with hand-held shower)
Second level

  • Spacious living room with views towards Positano, the sea and seacoast
  • Fireplace with antique glass tiles, small refrigerator for cold drinks, TV SKY, CD player.

  • Single bedroom – en-suite bathroom with shower. This bedroom has access to a little balcony overlooking the sea.
Third level

  • Yellow bedroom – double with queen bed – en-suite bathroom with double sink and tub 

  • Internal staircase to the roof terrace on the top of the Torre, with 360° view over the sea and coast
  • Balcony that circles the tower on three sides and includes a south-facing open terrace with a painted tile floor by the famous ceramicist, Ernestine.

Le Sirene 

Two bedrooms and the living room are air-conditioned

First level
  • Sirene bedroom – double with divisible beds (on request) and all west-facing window
    •  Bookcases and desk designed by Clavel
  • Small corridor leads to en-suite bathroom with tub and separate shower
Second level
  • Diamond bedroom – single bedroom named for the diamond shape of the ceiling, designed by Clavel when he laid the parquet floor
  • View of Positano, satellite TV
  • Unique open space small bathroom with shower and only drapes for privacy
Third level

  • Living/dining room with bamboo couches, chairs for five, round dining table for four, TV (satellite) with VCR (PAL), CD player 

  • Corner kitchen with granite counters, microwave, 4-burner gas stove, small electric grill, double sink
  • Spacious terrace with breathtaking views, BBQ, and a teak dining table with director chairs for eight.


Three bedrooms are air-conditioned

Lower level

  • Long, tiled dining terrace furnished with a large wooden table large enough to accommodate everyone for a long lunch or al fresco dinner.
  • Spectacular view through an open arch that frames Positano.

  • Sitting room furnished with red and white cushions on wicker couches, accommodates six comfortably – CD player.

  • Small corridor leads to the main kitchen, fully equipped with
    • Five-burner gas stove, oven, large refrigerator, separate freezer, dishwasher and microwave
  • Features Vietri ceramic tiles and a charming window that faces Positano.
  • This is where Angela, the wonderful chef, prepares meals.

  • Spacious adjacent room is used by staff for laundry, casual meals, etc.

  • Arched glass doors lead to covered terrace with washing machine and dryer. 

Custodian’s apartment is on this level, but has independent access.

First level

  • Green bedroom – double with divisible beds (on request),
  • Opens onto the principal terrace; window screens, ceiling fan, breathtaking view of Positano

  • Library bedroom – single with antique parquet floor and original desk designed by Clavel window and double doors open onto the principal terrace 

  • Bathroom with tub and hand-held shower, bright yellow tiles, double sink, small window faces Positano 

  • Secret room ­– double with divisible beds (on request) and bathroom with shower. No sea view. 

  • Guest half bath 

Additional Features

Shaded terrace with simple weight-training equipment.

Although the villa has three kitchens, the gas will be turned on only in the main kitchen in Il Porticato. This is the kitchen used by the cook. The other facilities (refrigerator and water) can be used in the other two kitchens.


  • Lake/Sea ViewTerrace/BalconyStaff IncludedWine Cellar
  • Near Beach In a village/townWalk to village/services
  • Car Free
  • PhoneFAXInternet/Wi-Fi
  • TV (satellite)CD Player/StereoVideo Player
Climate Control
  • Air Conditioning
  • Great KitchenDishwasherMicrowave
  • Washer
  • Because there are numerous staircases, corridors and walkways connecting parts of the house, this property is not suitable for young children or guests with walking problems.

Rates & Availability

Rates and Availability


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Minimum Stay
1 week
Arrival Day
Rental periodin dollars
One week$32,290
Two weeks$64,220
Three weeks$90,350
Four weeks$117,000

Additional Information

  • Private beach access – the public beach is little used by others since the only access to it is from the sea or the tower.
  • Property comes with full staff. Some services are additional, please inquire.
  • Arrival at the house is only available via boat or on foot across a stone beach. Private boat service available. Taxi-boat service is available 24/7 from main beach, at extra cost, please inquire.
  • Parking at public car-park in Positano is available (about 15 minutes by boat from the villa).
  • The apartment of the housekeeper is located on a lower level, on the same property, and has an independent entrance. Guest privacy is guaranteed.



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PO Box 531
Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania 19010
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