Villa della Marchesa

Campania, Naples region, Lauro

    • Sleeps 10 Guests
    • Bedrooms 5 Bedrooms
    • Bathrooms 5+3 WC Bathrooms
    • Floor area sq m 950 m2
    • Pool
    • WiFi
    • Air con
    • Daily maid
    • Cook
    • Terrace
    • Fireplace
    • Airport distance:
      Naples 39 km
      Rome 260 km

    € 4620 - 4990 per week

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    A delightful residence of times past

    So you`d like to go on a trip with your friends? And you're looking for a house with a garden and a pool? You want infinite space and privacy as well? You're looking for a house with great flair and authentic atmosphere? You want to walk to a village? The famous Campanian cities such as Naples and the ancient Pompei should be within easy reach? And, above all, excursions to the seaside and the scenic Amalfi coast should be possible too? Villa della Marchesa offers all of this and much more!

    The exceptionally big villa sits on a fenced property, in a dominant position just underneath a medieval castle, in the centre of the historical village of Lauro, 34 km from Naples. 

    The imposing house, whose halls echo the decadence of times past, was originally a convent transformed in the XVIII century into a residential country house and enlarged in the XIX century. If not rented to holiday guests it is the summer residence of the present owners, two countesses, belonging to a family past with an important role in the historic events of the Italian history.

    The interiour of Villa della Marchesa has been completely renovated down to the last detail while maintaining its original charm and character. Every stone was picked up, dusted off and put back where it belonged. 

    This is a place to start a voyage back to past epochs, into other worlds. You will find a shimmering century-old marble floor in the reception hall, ancient (handmade!) maiolica tile floors or traditional Neapolitan "cotto" in the living rooms, one spacious room leads to the next..., halls and drawings rooms follow each other..., fine round arches decorate the ceilings, vases decorate the marble fireplaces, Murrina glass shines above the long table in the dining room, paintings adorn many a room and a concert grand piano awaits gifted hands in the large drawing room... The villa is completely and consistently furnished with antiques, and relaxing in one of the many sofas you wish to drift back to the past...

    You may know that comparable houses have, almost without exception, all been converted into residences or hotels, which are now presented in an anonymous style; the flair of the old palaces has often vanished in the course of modernisation. Unlike this trend, the property offered here has always been owned by the family, it is privately run and has retained its authentic atmosphere: Villa della Marchesa remains unchanged, from tip to toe the furnishing is original, a place where you can experience how life might have been in the 18th century. The villa and its gardens have been classified by the Italian Ministry of Fine Arts.

    On nearly 1000 sqm floor area! Villa della Marchesa comfortably sleeps 10 people. On special request upon booking a 6th bedroom with en suite bathroom might be opened at an extra charge. 

    The large, panoramic terrace is equipped with two tables and chairs to seat 16 people. It is a wonderful place to enjoy al fresco dining in the morning or after sunset.

    The garden is not large but botanically interesting with palms, yuccas and lemon trees. On the rear of the villa there is a fountain shaped swimming pool with a small changing cubicle, an outdoor shower and a sun resting area with some sunloungers for the private use of the guests.

    A housekeeper couple lives on the premises (separate living area with separate entrance) and is available to give you assistance in case of need. Here you´ll enjoy the friendly atmosphere of a private family residence with all the comforts which make it agreeable for a larger group to stay together. There are two cappuccino bars just below the house (approx. 100 m distant) where you can have breakfast as the locals do.

    Guests Reviews

    Our Guests Reviews

    Sehr geehrte Frau Röhrig,
    wir möchten Ihnen noch eine Rückmeldung/Bewertung zukommen lassen. Die Villa war wirklich einmalig schön und einzigartig in den Räumlichkeiten und in der Ausstattung und entsprach genau Ihrer Beschreibung und unseren Erwartungen.
    Der Ort ist klein und übersichtlich und abends und nachts süditalienisch laut. Gefühlt waren wir die einzigen Touristen. Ganz besonders genossen haben wir den abendlichen Blick auf den Sonnenuntergang von der Terrasse aus (häufig mit einem Feuerwerk in der Ferne).
    Die Betreuung durch Rosa und Tomaso war herzlich und ganz hervorragend.
    Insgesamt eine gelungene Urlaubswoche. (5 Sterne). Wir können das Objekt uneingeschränkt weiterempfehlen.
    Mit freundlichen Grüßen
    G. Fölster, August 2015

    Left on Aug 6, 2013 for a stay in Jul 2013
    Villa della Marchese is a lovely and beautiful villa next to a medieval castle lying in an small friendly town around 50 minutes drive from Naples. We have been welcomed by the one of the owners herself and serviced during our stay by a friendly family living in the villa. They took very good care of us. The villa had a lot of space for everone with five bed- and bathrooms. Also the booking service through Hidden Italy went very well.

    "An excellent experience"
    The villa is absolutely breathtaking... we just wanted to stay "at home" so we could savour it. Our welcome by the owner was warm and we felt special that she had come all the way from Rome for it. The attention and care by the live-in staff was excellent. It's a wow!
    A. Simoes, June 2011


    • Pool: 2.30 x 6.50m, depth 1.50m
    • Air conditioning in the bedrooms and in one living room (air split system for cold or warm air)
    • Internet WIFI connection
    • Central heating only on the upper floor
    • Several marble fireplaces
    • Concert grand piano
    • Telephone, fax 
    • Satellite TV
    • Elevator
    • Two refrigerators with freezer
    • Two 5 ring gas hobs
    • Two ovens
    • Microwave
    • Two dishwashers
    • Washing machine and dryer
    • Hair dryers in the bathrooms
    • Panoramic terrasse on the first floor 90 m2
    • Private garden 2400 m2
    • Pool in shape of a fountain at the rear of the villa
    • 6 sunloungers for the small lawn 
    • Some sun resting areas under arches with tables and chairs
    • Parking for 2 or 3 cars inside the fenced property
    • Electronic entrance gate

    An elevator suitable for wheelchair brings from the ground floor of the villa into the upper floor. No other disabled facilities are provided. Please note that the main entrance has some outdoor steps leading from the street level to the garden level and from there into the ground floor of the villa. (Only a secondary rear entrance can be reached without steps). 


    Please note that the lift is not available for normal use or for people without wheelchair. It must be requested when booking.

    Touring ideas
    Nola (motorway exit and railway station to Sorrento and several other stops at the Sorrento penisula) 11 km

    Vesuvio volcan 20 km

    Royal Palace of Caserta 31 km

    Naples (ferries to Capri and Ischia) 34 km

    Archeological site of Pompei 30 km
    Archeological site of Herculaneum 38 km

    Roman monuments of Santa Maria Capua Vetere 39 km

    Salerno (ferries to Amalfi and Positano) 40 km

    Abbey of Sant'Angelo in Formis 42 km

    Celebrated holiday resorts Ischia, Capri, Positano, Amalfi and Vietri sul Mare



    The small town of Lauro (approx. 3500 inhabitants) has several cappuccino bars, a bank, a grocery shop, a small supermarket, a butcher, two pizzerias, two restaurants, and a few agritouristic restaurants just outside the town, a hairdresser (also available a hairdressing service at home), a chemistry and a post office. There is a fruit, vegetable and houseware market once a week.

    The location of the villa in the centre of Lauro allows easy day trips to many well-known destinations such as the city of Naples (34 km) and surroundings, the Vesuvio volcan (20 km), the Royal Palace of Caserta (31 km), the archeological sites of Pompei (30 km) and Herculaneum (38 km), the ancient Roman monuments of Santa Maria Capua Vetere (39 km), the Abbey of Sant`Angelo in Formis (42 km), or celebrated holiday resorts like Ischia, Capri, Positano, Amalfi. 

    Although a car is necessary in the region there are some public transports: a bus stop is at walking distance, and the bus will take you to the centre of Naples (approx. 4 times per day during July and August, approx. 10 times per day during other months/no bus service on Sundays). From there you get the ferry to the islands of Ischia and Capri.

    The most beautiful beaches on the Amalfi Coast can be reached by car in less than one hour. Several beach resorts can be reached also by train: take the bus to Nola (11 km), and from there get the Circumvesuviana train with several stops at the Sorrento peninsula and the celebrated Costa Amalfitana. The Circumvesuviana train connects Nola also to the railway station of Naples. The train leaves every 30 minutes from Nola, and it takes 30 minutes to reach Naples.

    Or you can explore the Amalfi Coast by boat. A boat tour is a must. From Salerno (easily reachable by motorway from Nola) you can reach by ferry Positano, Capri, Amalfi and further south Agropoli.


    Please note: the Google Maps are only approximative, the exact address will be given after finalized booking.

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    Villa della Marchesa

    Ground floor:

    • 1 reception hall
    • 2 large drawing rooms
    • 1 large fully equipped old country style kitchen
    • 3 powder rooms with WC, washbasin, bidet
    • 1 laundry with washing and dryer
    • 1 small private chapel

    First floor:

    • 2 living rooms
    • 1 music room
    • 1 formal dining room
    • 1 library
    • 1 fully equipped kitchen with access to a large panoramic terrace
    • 5 bedrooms (3 doubles and 2 twin-bedded rooms) each with writing desk by the window
    • 5 bathrooms, 4 of which en suite (3 with shower, 2 with bathtub)


    • Garden
    • Panoramic terrace for al fresco dining
    • Pool with a small changing cubicle
    • Outdoor shower and a sun resting area with some sunloungers
    • Parking for 2 or 3 cars inside the fenced property
    • Electronic entrance gate
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    28 Mar 2020 - 20 Jun 2020
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    4620 EUR
    20 Jun 2020 - 22 Aug 2020
    4990 EUR

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    • Bed, bath and kitchen linens changed on Saturday
    • Electricity
    • Internet WIFI connection
    • Daily house cleaning of bedrooms and bathrooms (2 hours per day from Monday to Friday)
    • Final cleaning
    • Pool cleaning 
    • Garden maintenance 


    • Heating (if required): metered. Please be aware that central heating is expensive in Italy and that it is available only on the very large upper floor: in the bedrooms and in one living room there are split heat pumps.
    • Wood for fireplace: please check prices on the premises, fireplace can be lightened only by the staff.
    • Air conditioning (if required): set price EUR 100 per week
    • Telephone: metered
    • Additional bed perhaps available: please check price upon booking.
    • Additional double bedroom (6th bedroom) with en suite bathroom might be available: please check price upon booking, to be requested upon booking.
    • Baby bed if maximum capacity PAX is exceeded: EUR 50 per week
    • Dog may be allowed on special request (only small breeds and well behaved): please enquire upon booking.


    EUR 1000 cash deposit are due on arrival.

    SERVICE ON REQUEST (please enquire with us when booking)

    • Information on guided tours of an English speaking guide (Hidden Italy will provide you the contact details of the guide).
    • Information on private bus services for excursions in the region (Hidden Italy will provide you the contact details of the transfer agency).


    • Reservations from Saturday to Saturday
    • Availability only during the above mentioned dates
    • Pool opening dates: mid May - end of October, depending on weather conditions
    • For more than 3 children, please enquire.

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