This magnificent villa is located a 10-15-minute walk from the Piazzetta (main square) and the centre of Capri. Fantastic, panoramic views over the entire town and the Bay of Marina Piccola can be enjoyed from any point along the property. Villa Il Fortino is reached by following a small, pedestrian walkway leading from the main square, though the historical centre of Capri.
From the pedestrian walkway, once you reach the foot of the property, there are approximately 92 steps up to the main gate. From here, guests can enjoy a private lift (or for the health conscious, walk up an additional 72 stairs). However, the panoramic views, its perfumed gardens, and the multi-level terraces and pool deck are worth the walk, as the property takes advantage of an enormous, outdoor space (approx. 130,000 square feet).
The main entrance door leads into the living room, furnished with a glass topped table, 2 sofas seating 3 people and a fireplace. The living room is adorned by pieces of antique wooden furniture and the utmost beautiful paintings of the famous German painter, Diefenbach, who lived on the island at the beginning on the 19th century. Today, Diefenbach’s memory lives on in a small museum dedicated to him inside the Charter-house of Sant Giacomo, located in the town of Capri.
The living room opens into the dining area, which is furnished with a large dining room table seating 8 people. 3 windows face the beautiful garden. The kitchen, also located on the ground floor, next to the dining room, is equipped with a dishwasher, refrigerator, freezer, 5-range stovetop, and an oven. The ground floor also offers a laundry room with a washing machine and half bathroom.
21 steps lead up to the first floor, which comprises the sleeping area. The first floor consists of 5 bedrooms all with large marble en-suite facilities, 1 twin bedroom with a small window and built-in wardrobe has a small bathroom with shower decorated with beautifully painted wallpaper. A first, double bedroom with iron beds enjoys a fireplace and a window facing the sea, while it’s bathroom offers a bath and window. The master bedroom, with a four-poster bed, fireplace, and separate closet space, has access onto a small terrace through a set of French doors, where a built-in stone bench, shaded by Mediterranean vegetation, rests. The master bathroom enjoys a bath.
The second double bedroom offers twin beds, a built-in wardrobe and a small window. Sliding doors access the bathroom with shower. The third double bedroom (actually fourth, if we count the Master) has an iron bed, built-in wardrobe, and two windows offering sea views. This fifth bedroom also has an en-suite bath, while a sixth is found in the corridor/hallway. One of the non-twin bedrooms can also be converted into a twin bedroom. The first floor also offers a fully equipped, second kitchen, with a dishwasher, refrigerator, freezer, 5-range stovetop, and oven.
The second floor accesses enormous outdoor terrace spaces, approx. 13,000 square feet in all, offering outside dining areas, lounge chairs and tables, hammocks benches, a swimming pool 5x7 meters, 1.4 meters deep (approx. 4 feet deep), and external night lights. Great outdoor dining facility and wonderful spaces for a party or event.
The second floor accesses an enormous paved terrace, wherefrom you can admire wonderful views of different parts of Capri: Castiglione, Monte di Capri, the Charter house of San Giacomo, and the Bay of Marina Piccola. The views are gorgeous, especially at night when the entire village is lit. The property offers enchanting views and a very romantic atmosphere.
The white-column terrace, with its night-lights, is partly shaded, and is the ideal place to spend your time in this beautiful outdoor environment. The terrace is furnished with a ceramic-topped iron table for dining and 12 wooden lounge chairs, hammocks, table and chairs,17 steps lead to the top terrace, where the pool and outdoor shower is located. The swimming pool 7 m. long x 4 m. wide x 1 ½ to 2 ½ deep is set in an amazingly panoramic position overlooking the island. The garden is planted with geranium plants and offers a corner equipped with sun umbrellas, tables, and chairs.
A path of steps leads up through a very cured terrace garden, situated on four different levels. The garden is planted with a wonderful mix of fruit trees, such as olives and lemons, cactuses and island flowers. A line of white columns, in typical Caprese-style, is shaded by flowers and welcomes guest by the entrance.
Bedroom 1: Twin beds, en-suite bathroom with shower, air conditioning / heating
Bedroom 2: Double Queen size bed, en-suite bathroom with bath, air conditioning / heating, fireplace
Bedroom 3 – Master, King size bed, en-suite bathroom with bath, air conditioning / heating, fireplace & small balcony.
Bedroom 4: 2 Twin beds, en-suite bathroom with shower, air conditioning / heating
Bedroom 5: Double Queen size bed, en-suite bathroom, air conditioning / heating
Terrace with outdoor furniture
Features & Amenities:
Sleeps 10 guests; 5 (1 king; 2 queen; 2 twin) bedrooms , 5 bathrooms and 2 cloakrooms
Air conditioning throughout
5-range stovetop, and oven
Furnished terrace and garden
Wi-Fi in the main living room (ground floor)
Satellite TV (32’ flat screen)
Great outdoor dining facilities
Services /Staff with the rental:
Concierge service upon arrival/departure
Daily breakfast (cost of food included; self-catering) croissants, sweet cakes, biscuits, seasonal fruit, cereal, toast bread, orange juice, jam, honey, butter, yogurt, coffee and tea.
All Utilities (electricity, air conditioning, heating, gas and water)
Maid Service: 2 maids for 5 hours/day, 7 days
Mid-week linen change
Pool and Garden maintenance
Extra not included in the rental, available additional charges to be paid locally:
Grocery service/villa pre-stocking + cost of food
Personal Chef / Waiter service / Cooking class
Extra cleaning service
Taxi Transfer from Capri Port
Porter service from Capri Port
Extra charges on request when booking:
The following services can also be arranged, on request, if not already included in the cost of the rental. Additional services such as airport transfers, excursions, cooking classes, guided tours, and the like can be arranged. Please enquire.
Costs for additional services can be quoted based on the service requested.
Activities and excursions
Chef / Cooking class
Security deposit € 2500 to be paid on site (cash only)
Non- resident cars (rental) are prohibited from March to November. Public transportation on the island is easy and convenient (taxi always available).
Maximum 10 guests
Check in time: 4pm to 6.30pm
Check out time: before 10am
Pets are not allowed
Copy of passport of each guests to be provided prior to check in.
Only authorised staff and personnel are permitted to be onsite. This includes but is not limited to chefs, cooks, housekeepers etc. Talk to you Villa Specialist today for more details.
Closest airport: Naples Capodichino (30 minute drive to Naples Port)
Ferries departing from Naples Port to Capri every 30 / 60 minutes
Private boat transfers can also be arranged from the port
Ferry connection from Capri to Amalfi, Salerno, Sorrento, Pasitano, Castellamare, Ischia
Heliport: Damecuta heliport in Anacapri (10 minute drive from villa)
10 to 15 -minutes walk from the Piazzetta Capri
10 minutes walk to tennis court and grocery store
10 minutes walk to restaurant
45 minute boat ride to Naples
BOOKING POLICIES: Minimum stay 7 nights
DEPOSIT REQUIREMENTS. 50% at time of booking
Deposits are NON REFUNDABLE
BALANCE DUE: 3 months prior to arrival.
Security deposit 2500 euros to be paid to the Concierge on arrival in cash
Trip cancellation insurance is highly recommended !