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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.

get 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
  • Air-conditioning
  • Heating
  • Wi-fi
  • TV and DVD player
  • Washing machine

From US$1370 a night.

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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.

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Tags: italy, sun, sea and sand, unique hotel

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