Torre TrasitaPositano, Italy
Lord it up above the turquoise waters of the Amalfi Coast and play king of your very own castle with a stay at Torre Trasita. Jutting from a rocky cliff near the Italian town of Positano – once a small fishing village favoured by Romans on vacay – this former watchtower has been part of the landscape since the sixteenth century. Restored this year with all the trimmings of a seaside hotel, the torre sleeps six in style.
Order insalata di frutti di mare (seafood salad) to be delivered from a local restaurant to the blue-tiled terrace up top, and wash down 360-degree views of the town that inspired Picasso with a chilled glass of bubbles. If your creativity stirs there’s even a piano for you to play – after all, all nobles fancy a tinkle on the ivories from time to time.
- Embracing your new lordy status during your stay
- It’s only a short walk down to the beach
- Sinking sundowners on the balcony and marvelling at the views
- Discovering the best local haunts with the help of your host
- Being mere feet away from the action of Positano but also feeling like you have a slice of it all to yourself
- You may find yourself so enamoured with the location and lifestyle that you’ll never want to leave
- There are cheaper places to stay out there
Torre Trasita sits on a cliffside in Positano. There are no trains to the town, but you can catch a train from Naples to Sorrento and then a bus on to Positano, or arrange a private transfer through the incredibly helpful castle host, Roberta.
- Double bed
- Fully-equipped kitchen
- Lounge room
- Private balcony
- Rooftop terrace
- TV and DVD player
- Washing machine
From US$1370 a night.
There are three different apartment suites to choose from – one that sleeps two, one that sleeps four, and a master bedroom suite – or if you want to play king to of the castle, you can opt to book the entire place for up to six guests for yourself and your mates.