|Minimum Stay||3 nights|
The villa "Sun Shining in Love", renovated in 2015, is located in the oldest part of the palace. On the 1st floor has the bedroom "Blue Dream" with en suite bathroom; the bedroom "Green Flower" with ensuite bathroom and the "Royal Suite", composed of a bedroom which has a bathroom en-suite with large shower with the function of turkish bath and a sitting area with sofa bed for two people. All rooms have colorful domes, balcony overlooking the sea, air conditioning. On the ground floor there is, by 2017, there is also the bedroom "Lilac" with bathroom, a large living room - dining room, with dining table for 6/12 people, a living room for 5 people, TV, air conditioning, a bathroom, a kitchen, a laundry room.
The villa "Sun Shining in Love" is beautifully furnished in modern baroque
In the outside area there is a large terrace with a beautiful white bougainvillea with various sofas/wicker chairs for 8 people, a dining table positioned beneath the bougainvillea for 8 person and barbecue.
The Palace Rocco, colored pink, white and gray with lateral bands, was built in 1820 by the Rocco family of Naples close to the Bourbon King of the Reign of the Two Sicilies, it is presumed for their summer holidays. Praiano, even at that time, was a tourist location.
In the Palace Rocco there are three apartments: 1) Villa Sun Shining in Love; 2) Attic "White Moon in love; 3) Villa "Red Moon in love". The three houses are autonomous and independent, in the year 2014 and renovated in 2015, overlooking the beauty of the sea on the Amalfi coast and is the ideal place to spend a holiday in privacy and relaxation.
From large and comfortable house terraces or balconies, you can admire the beautiful "Saracen Tower" extending into the sea, the profile and the unmistakable characteristic promontory known as "Capo di Conca", which stands in the distance, and the color blue sea frame the fabulous view recognized by UNESCO as world heritage of humanity.
Palace Rocco is located in the town center, 500 meters from the "fishing village of Praia", the summer living area of Praiano, from where you can reach various tourist places by sea (Capri, Positano, Amalfi, etc.), Make sport Water (Sub, windsurfing, kayaks, etc.). At Praia there are several restaurants and bars, beach resorts, you can rent boats for sea trips or go fishing every day with tourist fishermen. Finally, from Praiano you can make the "trekking" along the famous Path of the Gods, by yourself or with a local guide. At 200 meters from the Palace there is the bus stop, which run every hour, for internal Praiano, Positano, Amalfi, Ravello, Sorrento, etc .. At 250 meters there are restaurants, bars and the grocery "Tutto per Tutti" (Everything For Everyone).
In the palace Rocco you can organize small weddings, dinners for guests on reservation and cooking classes. The spacious lounge and large outdoor terraces can accommodate up to 20 people. Villa Sun Shining is connected internally with the Red Moon villa so you can rent them together. The two villas have 5 bedrooms with 10 beds + 4 in sofa bed, 5 bathrooms and two terraces of 150 square meters. And so can accommodate up to 14 people. You can also rent the villa together White Moon that can accommodate 4 persons + 2 in sofa bed, is not connected internally, but is located in the same building with access to a few meters from the outside. So in total, in the Palace, we can accommodate up to 20 people.
The Palace Rocco has no private parking. It is possible park for free in the white stripes near the Town Hall along the way. Our collaborator Luca, clerk at check-in and check-out, will help you to find a place and assist you throughout the period of stay for any tourist information.It is possible to reserve a parking space in the garage for € 15,00 per day near the house.
I’m the daughter-in-law of the owners (Milano family) and I welcome guests in our apartments located in an historical building built in 1820.
Francesca Scoppetta purchased this villa in 1820
We give the apartments of the building for rent because we want to share them with tourists from all over the world.
The Villas included in the Palace Rocco, Sun Shining in Love, in love and White Moon Red Moon in Love have exceptional sea views and is very appreciated by customers in their comments. The tranquility and the location near the beach and the absence of stairs are the highlights of the apartments. Palazzo Rocco you can take buses to any destination and from Praia you can go by boat to Capri every day.
We spent a wonderful four nights here in the Villa. The house was beautiful, spacious and exactly as advertised in the photographs.The courtyard was peaceful and the views were spectacular, filled with the ocean and flowering trees.
Francesca was very helpful in the lead up to our trip, and assisted us in arranging transport from nearby Naples. We were met at the apartment by Luca, who provided a wonderful orientation to the home, assisted us in arranging a trip to Capri, and even took members of our group to the grocery store to pick up some supplies! Both Francesca and Luca were accessible and helpful throughout our stay.
A highlight of our trip was having a local chef, Mario, come to the villa to prepare a meal. We had a great time helping to select the menu, and loved learning from him in the kitchen (and eating the food, obviously). His wife makes a spectacular tiramisu. We highly recommend asking Francesca about this option!
Some tips for those planning a visit:
1) We neglected to read the full description, and did not realize that the cleaning fee was not included in the online transaction. Obtaining 250 Euros at the last minute proved challenging when the nearby ATM was not functioning! Francesca was very accommodating, and we were able to sort it out over the next few days, but we wished we had noticed that and prepared ahead.
2) The walk to the beach from the villa is beautiful! We didn't discover this until our last day - it's a quick walk to the area where you can catch the boat to Capri. It's a wonderful place to sit for a coffee or a drink in the morning or at sunset.
3) Bus transportation is not consistent. The smaller orange/red buses that go around Praiano and between Praiano and Positano are fantastic, but we found service with the larger Sita buses much less predictable. On two occasions, these buses were 'full' (subjective, capacity appeared to be at the driver's discretion), and with more than an hour between each bus, this made our travel plans to Amalfi town impossible. If you are very set on making it to a specific location, consider starting very early, or considering the slightly more expensive options of boat or booking a driver.
Overall - we loved everything about our visit, and were extremely impressed with Palace Rocco, Francesca's help, and Praiano itself. We will be planning another trip!
We have just returned from a wonderful trip to Praiano, the Amalfi coast and Rome. The highlight of our trip was our stay in Praiano at the Rocco Palace. From the beginning when we met our driver Rosario, to the end of the week, we throughly enjoyed ourselves. The villa was spotlessly clean and very well equipped. Franscesa, Filomena and Luca were all helpful when we had questions. I would recommend this villa to everyone!
Six of us stayed in the Villa Sun Shining in Love for a wonderful week. Upon our arrival we were greeted by a very helpful Lucca who gave us an orientation. After a walk down a path and a dozen or so steps we entered the large terrace with stunning views. Walking inside we experienced the true beauty of the villa itself. From the ceramic tiled bathrooms with beautiful lighting to the chandeliered bedrooms everything was elegantly styled. The village of Praiano was a perfect retreat after spending time in the crowded surrounding towns which were accessible by bus. There were many excellent restaurants in Praiano itself that were within walking distance or by the local bus. Several evenings we preferred sitting on the terrace drinking wine and eating cheeses, fruit and delicious tomatoes purchased from the local market. Everyone in our group agreed that the Villa exceeded our expectations and we highly recommend it as a perfect place to stay.
The property has been refurbished very well indeed to a high specification. We thoroughly enjoyed making it our home for the week. The air conditioning was essential and worked very well. The beds were all very comfortable and the bedrooms are very spacious with added necessities like mosquito diffusers, hair dryers, soaps etc. We kept the windows closed most of the time so didn't suffer from mosquitos inside. The steam shower was a luxurious addition to the master bedroom. The views of the sea from the bedrooms and the terrace never failed to astound - every morning we woke up and couldn't wait to open the shutters. We spent a lot of time out on the terrace reading, and eating as it is perfectly set up for this. The BBQ worked very well and we had beautiful meals cooked off of it. Francesca arranged for a local chef to cook a meal with us one evening which was enjoyable. All our needs were taken care of by Luca and Francesca. I would highly recommend this property to others. Praiano was the perfect location for us: enough restaurants to visit and day trips to go on, but not over run with posing tourists - it felt less frenetic than other towns on the coast and suited us perfectly. It would be great if some essential items like washing machine detergent, bin bags, and other items were provided, but apart from that we were very happy here indeed and didn't want to leave!
My husband and I were celebrating our 25th anniversary and traveling with our grown sons this week on the Amalfi coast. Palace Rocco - White Moon Shining - was the only villa available although the photos were dated. Francesca assured us the renovation would be complete by our arrival. It was and is spectacular! The view stunning and decoration fresh, Italian and elegant. Luca greeted us and was very friendly. He not only spoke English well but was super helpful with other requests during the week - even delivering groceries for us on his motor bike! They also had arranged for a guy to carry our luggage up and down upon arrival and departure( much appreciated). Praiano is a small quiet town - a welcome respite from Amalfi where you can use as a hub for day trips. If you are not used to walking you will be by the end, as the area is not for the faint steppers! But views make it all worth it. We highly recommend this villa. Thanks Francesca for the bottle of Proscecca.
We are so pleased that we picked Villa Sun Shining in Love for our trip to Amalfi. Praiano is a quite village with extremely friendly locals. The villa was clean, large and well equipped with beautiful views. Francesca was extremely accommodating with all requests and Luca went above and beyond with checking us in, helping us book excursions and reservations and finding travel arrangements to other towns in Amalfi. Loved our time spent in Amalfi! Thank you!
The ancient Palace Rocco is accessed through a pedestrian street, without stairs, about 200 meters from the the Municipality of Praiano. At about 200 meters from the house are available many useful services such as ATMs, restaurants, a supermarket and the bus stop to Positano, Amalfi, Ravello, Sorrento and other destinations.
The beach and the the quaint seaside village "La Praia", with its restaurants and bars, can be reached on foot in ten minutes, with a distance of approximately 500 meters. At the Praia Beach you can rent boats, do any excursion by sea and mainly for "Capri". Also nearby is the famous nightclub “Africana” open from June to September. Praiano is located in the "Heart of the Amalfi Coast" to which you can easily reach Positano, Amalfi, Ravello, Capri, Ischia, Pompeii and many other tourist sites.