Appartamento Re Gioacchino is a magnificent 120-square-meter (about 1,292
square feet) apartment which sleeps five people. It is only 200 meters (about 656
feet) from the sea, and it features two spacious terraces overlooking Positano
and the sea. The apartment is actually inside a sumptuous eighteenth-century
historical palace in the center of Positano, in the pedestrian area. It has also
access to a shared garden.
The apartment is equipped with air-conditioning.
Appartamento Re Gioacchino has a double bedroom, a twin bedroom, a dining-room,
a living-room with a fireplace and a divan bed for one person, two bathrooms with shower,
a kitchen, and a laundry-room with a WC.
The apartment is on the first floor, and you reach it after climbing a beautiful
original 20-step staircase dating back to the eighteenth-century.
As soon as you go through the entrance door, you will feel privileged to spend
your vacation in a place rich in history and beauty. The apartment is part of a
building which used to be the vacation home of the king of Naples in the
The apartment consists of four big rooms which still preserve high ceilings
embellished by a line of frescos and also magnificent doors where you can admire
the rich original decoration. The apartment has been carefully renovated in a
functional way, and along with the fascination of the old, you will also find
all the comfort of a modern apartment.
The living-room is formed by two rooms placed one next to the other. In the
first you will find two couches and armchairs around an age-old fireplace. One
of the couches is a divan bed for one person. In the second room you will see a large
round dining table.
The living-room communicates both with the twin bedroom and the corridor, where
you will find the double bedroom and a wide bathroom with shower.
In the twin bedroom, both beds are placed on a mezzanine which features the same
height of a regular room. From the mezzanine you can reach the bathroom with
shower. The lower area in the bedroom is furnished with a couch, and there is
also a patio door leading to the terrace.
The double bedroom is spacious and bright. It has a gracious balcony and a patio
door leading to the terrace overlooking the sea.
The kitchen is a large room where you will find a table with chairs. It is
equipped with a four-burner stove, an oven, a big fridge with freezer, and a
dish-washer. Next to the kitchen there is a laundry room with a WC.
The apartment is not suitable for small children as the parapet of the mezzanine
has a large opening which is dangerous for kids who are under eight years old.
Furnishings of the apartment are elegant and well-cared for, with modern
furniture and also old and authentic pieces belonging to the building.
Linen is changed twice a week.
At Appartamento Re Gioacchino you will find two spacious terraces. The first
lies in front of the whole apartment and ends in a square-shaped overlook facing
the surrounding scenery and the sea. Before your eyes you will have a 180º view
of Positano and the sea. Especially enthralling is the view of the cathedral of
Positano, with the sea as background, its dome covered in shiny majolica tiles,
and its elegant bell-tower.
Below the terrace lies the wide and elegant condominial garden of the building,
where all the guests of Appartamento Re Gioacchino will have free access to.
Along with the terrace, the garden will also be a favorite place to relax
On the terrace you will find a wrought-iron gazebo covered by a red
bougainvillea. Under the gazebo you will find a sitting-place consisting of
wrought-iron armchairs with little tables and white cushions. The sun-drenched
area of the terrace is furnished with sun loungers. You can reach this terrace
from all the rooms of the apartment.
The second and equally wide terrace of Appartamento Re Gioacchino overlooks the
picturesque main pedestrian street of Positano, a garden of citrus trees, the
town, and the hills. You reach the second terrace from the living-room, and
there you will find a table and chairs. It is a naturally fresh and shady place:
you will find it perfect to have meals outdoors.
In one part of the garden below the apartment, there is an elegant outdoor
restaurant, where you can have breakfast or dinner at tables discreetly lit by
The building which houses Appartamento Re Gioacchino is the largest, most
beautiful, and best-kept historical eighteenth-century building in Positano. You
will be in the central pedestrian area of Positano, in the heart of all the
tourist activities, strolling and shopping streets.
Although the building is not far from other houses, it is a bit isolated from
them. In front of the building is a large garden rich in trees and green and
enclosed by a high wall separating it from the street. You will be in the heart
of the town while contemporarily living your vacation in a tranquil and elegant
place which boasts fascination everywhere.
200 meters (about 656 feet) away is the beach and the port for ferries.
The beach is called Spiaggia Grande, which is the main beach in Positano and
which gathers the whole hamlet around as a large amphitheatre. The beach is made
of fine dark-grey volcanic sand.
While staying at Appartamento Re Gioacchino, you will be in the heart of the
main tourist attractions of Positano. During summer, the beach houses an elegant
and tranquil establishment. Along the shore there are several picturesque shops
and famous bars and restaurants with tables placed outdoor.
It is quite convenient to rent boats or practice water sports, including scuba
By strolling along the beach, you can reach a night club placed inside a grotto
by the sea.
And do not miss, especially at night and with the moon above the sea, the chance
of walking a little bit further and reaching the Fornillo beach. All you have to
do is take a footpath through rocky walls by the sea and feast your eyes on the
enthralling panorama which unfolds before you at every step you take.
Few feet away from the apartment is the old Cathedral and the crisscross
pedestrian alleyways full of colorful shops, where you can stroll, go shopping
for Moda Positano (Positano Fashion), or even rest in characteristic places
while listening to good Neapolitan songs with a drink or Italian ice-cream in
However, don’t hesitate to wander through less crowded little streets and
stairways: you will unveil fascinating hidden angles offered by a place caressed
by the good fortune of boasting beauty everywhere you look around.
It will be hard to escape from the magical atmosphere surrounding the place, and
undoubtedly, once you have left… you will feel like coming back.
Nearby tourist attractions
200 meters (about 656 feet) from the apartment is the port from where ferries
leave to Capri, Sorrento, Amalfi, Naples, and Salerno, and mini-cruises leave to
the islands of the Gulf of Naples.
From Appartamento Re Gioacchino, you can easily reach the main bus stop of buses
which connect all the towns along the coast to Naples, Pompeii, Amalfi, Ravello,
Salerno, and Paestum.
For trekking enthusiasts, the area boasts trails which are famous for their
extraordinary beauty, just as the ‘Sentiero degli Dei’ (Path of the Gods).
You don’t need a car during your stay at Appartamento Re Gioacchino, but in case
you have one, there are pay-parking lots about 50 meters (approximately 164 feet)
from the apartment.
Region: Amalfi Coast
Accommodations: Independent house or villa in small complex
The rental price includes: final cleaning; electricity; linens; towels.