Villa Alexandra Morocco, Middle East & North Africa
Price from £7,500 to £9,000 per week
What we love
Grand Italian chic at its very best - a rare opportunity to stay in one of the most exclusive, historic villas on Capri...packed with original features, art and with bags of Italian character and style.
Once the home of the Barons Monti Della Corte, Villa le Scale is one of the few remaining 19th Century Caprian Villas, and one of very few luxury private villas on Capri of this size. In a fabulous location, Just a minute′s walk from the main square in Anacapri, the villa—all white and very elegantly set in a terraced garden with pool, has only recently been transformed into a property available for exclusive rental, and is one of the most exclusive properties on the island.
Formerly owned by a chic antiquarian-art dealer-owner, Anna Maria Coronato, an expert in 19th century Neapolitan painting. She has sympathetically restored the villa, retaining the best of its two hundred year old features but also adding all mod cons. Each of the five uniquely decorated suites, named to reflect the important antique pieces that furnish it, has satellite television, a CD/DVD player, high-speed internet access and according to the theme of the room one of the following; a Turkish bath, plunge pool, duplex shower or Jacuzzi bath.
The house is faultless. A 16th-century Turkoman fireplace dominates the dining room and an Indian fountain commissioned by a 19th-century Maharaja. Other grand touches: inlaid mosaics, a fabulous art collection—including a Neapolitan sea battle painted by the 18th-century master Leonardo Coccorante.
There are seven en-suite bedrooms which can accommodate a max. of 14 guests. (5 in main house plus 2 newly constructed en-suite rooms adjacent to the pool area) and these are all named after the fabulous antiques and decor in each room, many of which have access to the gardens, private terraces and sea views.
There is also a fully equipped fitness centre and plenty of outdoor dining opportunities. The Villa can accommodate a dinner party for up to 35 guests or a cocktail party by the pool for up to 50 guests, and the staff here will do everything possible to make your stay truly memorable.
Low Season October to May - From €28,700
High Seasons June to September - From €51,450