Welcome to the spectacular Amalfi coast just three and half hours south of Rome where the mountains reach up to the heavens and the sea is warm and inviting to millions of tourists who come here every year to experience the luxury of 5-star hotels and Michelin-star restaurants, the freshest of seafood and the best provolone and mozzarella in the country. It is a feast for your senses.
This rich land along the Amalfi Coast has been fought over for centuries. The Tower of Cesare built in 1532 to protect against the Saracens still stands strong and bold at her shorelines today. For the first time in many years, this spectacular property could be yours.
The lush landscape with its massive ancient trees, flowering plants, lemons, and olives could be a botanical garden. Everywhere you look is a new beauty to discover as you wind through more than a dozen unique terraces down to the tower and beyond to the sea.
On our way, we find several terraces perfect for large-scale dining, yoga, or parties with friends. There is even an ancient grotto for a massage, or this breathtaking amphitheater with seating for 80 that creates the perfect musical performance terrace or classroom experience for guests, all meticulously cut into the mountain and preciously maintained. There is the pool with its retractable roof and impossible to build today due to a change in Italian preservation laws. But it’s here so it stays. On another terrace, a romantic jetted spa with the ultimate view. It’s time now to head to the sea for a swim and sunbathe on the terraces carved into the rocks.
The Amalfi Coast is now a UNESCO World Heritage site so new development is impossible. This too is why this property is so valuable- you can’t build this again, it’s one of a kind.
There are four buildings here holding nearly a dozen bedrooms (11) or even apartments of various sizes, with sleeping for 22, all with breathtaking terraces making this the perfect luxury boutique hotel, corporate retreat, or the ultimate private estate hidden among the trees and overlooking the sea.
So on to the masterpiece. The tower itself.
The large main floor is filled with natural light reflected off the sea, high ceilings and a fireplace. The heart of the home or the perfect central area for a boutique hotel. One floor below is a bedroom and private bath, and the two stories above hold two groupings of 2 rooms a piece with baths on each floor and private terraces. (so there are 4 floors in the tower)
From the top terrace of this grand Saracen Tower, It’s impossible not to feel like standing here you too are part of history now guarding her shores.