This hidden gem comprises 16 suites within five mesmerizing villas of thorough detail facing Positano, surrounded by vast gardens and secluded terraces nestled among vine-laden pergolas, bougainvillea, pine trees, and ancient tropical plants. The hotel’s elevator shafts and stone-cut steps lead guests down from the cascading cape to the private seaside deck displaying the true essence of the Amalfi Coasts landscape.
From the start, Villa Treville has been an enchanting hideaway that has drawn intellectuals, artists, dancers, musicians, and actors. Originally purchased in the 1920s by Russian writer Mikhail Semenov, celebrated Italian opera and film director Franco Zeffirelli bought the property in the 1960s and spent over 35 years remodeling the private estate adding gardens, terraces, and hidden pools.
Private balconies, terraces, gardens, and plunge pools adorn the eclectic suites and hidden spots along the garden pathways. Each suite is uniquely decorated after a special guest or works of Opera Maestro Franco Zeffirelli. Our favorite suite, The Bernstein, with a large private terrace and tropical corner with an outdoor bath, white and blue Mediterranean tiles, and a vintage shower, occupies Villa Rosa’s first floor, directly facing Positano.
How to spend your time
Spend your day by taking the hotel’s exclusive boat on a tour of the beautiful coast, stopping by the Treville Beach club for a leisurely lunch filled with fresh seafood and glasses of local Per Eva wine, for the pasta course – learn how to make your own from scratch with Chef Vicenzo. Be sure not to miss the breathtaking sunset views with a cocktail in hand as your dinner is being prepared at The Salone Bianca back at the hotel.
Fall in love with
Villa Treville has been a private home for over a century and still has a similar ambiance with the warm welcome and personalized service extended to every guest. Take a walk-through luxurious gardens and stone paths across the property directly to the sea. Enjoy the food at Maestro’s restaurant terrace – fine Italian dining with extra special recommendations of dishes from the hotel’s vegetable garden is served daily.
Expect the unexpected
With stunning Moorish decor with botanical bars and cuisines regionally inspired, expect to find all fresh produce and seasonal ingredients to be locally grown, with seafood caught daily, and wines from nearby vineyards – all while enjoying the breathtaking view of Positano.
The best time to visit
Positano is magical in all seasons, and Villa Treville’s location outside of town shields visitors from the crowds in peak season. We love late spring and early fall when the weather is mild, yet the water is warm, making it perfect for afternoon swims.
More to experience with Querido
Continue your stay on the coast at Palazzo Avino, located in the hilltop village of Ravello – 1,000 feet above the Mediterranean. From coast to coast: continue your Italian experience with a stay at Borgo Egnazia in Puglia.
How to get there
Naples (NAP) is approximately 75 minutes away; Rome (FCO) is approximately 180 minutes away.