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PALACE ROCCO - 3 Houses - IN THE CENTER OF PRAIANO - 500 meters from the sea. - Villa Sun Shining in love

Bedrooms 4
Space 220 m²
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 nights



Villa Sun Shining in love

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.

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About the property

Palace Rocco Holiday houses

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.

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Francesca Scoppetta
Member since: 2012
Speaks english, french, italian
Response time
Within 12 hours
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
27 June, 2017

About Francesca Scoppetta

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

Why Francesca Scoppetta chose Amalfi Coast

We give the apartments of the building for rent because we want to share them with tourists from all over the world.

What makes this villa unique

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.

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1) On arrival it will be required to pay for the final cleaning and consumptions € 250,00 in cash;

2) On arrival, will be required to pay the tourist tax for the City of Praiano of € 1.50 per person per day. Children under 10 year are exempt.

3) For guests of Villa Sun Shining is offered for free by the Palazzo Rocco one parking space in the lot and porter service for luggage upon arrival and departure. To take advantage of the free parking you must book before arrival. Luca, our partner for check-in, will help you to find the parking and will accompany at home to give you all the information you need for your stay.
If you have a second car, you can book, with Palazzo Rocco, the parking lot at the daily cost of € 15.00.

4) Are included in the price the bed linen and towels, all utilities (electricity, water, gas, etc.), air conditioning and wi-fi unlimited internet.

5) Upon arrival you will be asked, finally, payment of a cash security deposit of € 250.00 which will be refunded upon departure in cash.

6) Our booking cancellation policy provides for the reimbursement of the sum total (100%) paid up to 60 days before arrival, net of HomeAway commissions, and credit cards.

Thank you for choosing Palace Rocco. We wish you a splendid holiday on the Amalfi coast awarded by UNESCO World Heritage Site. Thank you. Francesca


Accommodation and facilities for Villa Sun Shining in love in Praiano, Italy

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 220 m²
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • City Centre
  • Near The Ocean
  • Village
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower enclosure , bidet , Bathroom with shower in Arabic style
    - toilet , shower enclosure , bidet
    Bath Lilac room - toilet , shower enclosure , bidet , Bath rom lilac ground floor.
    - toilet , shower enclosure , bidet
  • he bathrooms have heated towel rails, showers, toilets, bidets and washbasins.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 large double bed , 1 cot , Baby cot only upon request
    - 1 double bed , 1 cot , Baby cot only on request
    Room Lilac - 1 double bed
    - 1 extra lg. double bed , 1 sofa bed/futon , The suite consists of two rooms joined with a sofa bed.
  • The bedrooms are all with balcony overlooking the sea, with the colorful domes and all with the master bath room.They have TV, a wardrobe, a dresser and two chairs with a coffee table, air conditioning and heating. The Royal Suite consists of a double room and has a seating area with sofa bed, en-suite bathroom. In large shower has, as an option, the "turkish bath" and a double sink.
  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • long term rentals available
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Sauna
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
  • Chauffeur
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • bay
  • caves
  • churches
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • disco club
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • pier fishing
  • diving
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
THOW TO REACH PRAIANO - COAST - ITALY Palace Rocco is 300 km from Rome, 60 km from Naples and 35 km from Salerno. If you arrive by plane from Rome you can rent a car at the airport, travel time is about 3 hours, or you can take the train to Salerno and from Salerno take the bus SITA to Amalfi / Positano, Praiano stop (cemetery) or you can take a taxi, we can book an agreement with local taxi drivers at a cheaper price of the taxi drivers in Rome. If you arrive by plane in Naples you can rent a car at the airport, travel time is about one hour and a half. You can take the bus Curreri from the airport to Sorrento. From Sorrento take SITA bus to Positano / Amalfi, Praiano stop (cemetery), or we can book an agreement with local taxi drivers at a price cheaper than the taxi drivers of Naples. Sea that frame the wonderful panorama recognized by UNESCO as a world heritage site.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(25 traveller reviews)

Villa Sun Shining in love
average rating of 4.96 based on 25 reviews

What a find! Palace Rocco exceeded our expectations. Truely stunning!

  • 5 of 5

Villa Sunshining was amazing. From the booking process with Francesca who was fast to respond and great answering our questions to the arrival and departure process with Mr Luca staying here was seamless and easy. After visiting other towns along the coast I was so pleased we chose Praiano. The quiet village feel with amazing views from every window to the terrace, great location to a small supermarket, restaurants and bus stop and a short walk to the beach couldn't ask for more. Thank you for a spotlessly clean, updated apartment with everything provided. The porterage was a nice touch and assistance with day tours. Will definately recommend to others.. Perfect in everyway!

Ps. Bring flat shoes and be prepared for the hills and steps in Praiano.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 30, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fantastic! Beautiful! Wonderful! Majestic! Bellissimo!

  • 5 of 5

We had a fabulous time in Palace Rocco. It was exactly as advertised and more. The driver Rosario was prompt, great and very knowledgeable. Luca was awesome! He checked us in and showed us the palace. He also recommended a spectacular tour to Capri via semi-private boat. Francesca set up every perfectly. She was very responsive every step of the way. We can't wait to stay at this villa again. It was the best accommodations ever!! Ciao The Hamptons

  • Review Submitted: Apr 10, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Ciao Crystal, thanks for the great review. We will never get used to the judgment of our 5-star customers. We will try to give more and more. We are happy that you have spent a wonderful holiday in our house, which you have described very well, and also on the Amalfi coast. Surely those who read this review will have more information on the house and on the journey that is going to do. You will always be welcome to Palazzo Rocco. We hope to see you soon. Greetings. Francesca & Luca.
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Ottawa, Ontario

Luxury on the Coast!

  • 5 of 5

In the middle of the busy Amalfi Coast lies the amazing town of Praiano and in the middle of that you will find Palace Rocco - indeed a palace. Recently renovated to old world Italian charm, the prize after walking up and down 500 sets of stairs (maybe a slight exaggeration) is the outdoor patio overlooking the sea! The outdoor space is where you will want to spend your time!! The house has ample space and the bedrooms all comfortable with lots of bathrooms for a large group. The kitchen is small and not that well stocked for cooking but it is a small price to pay for this location and home. Five minutes walk (more stairs) to a great grocery store (Tutto per Tutti) for all your wine and anitpasti needs and very close to some fantastic restaurants (highly recommend Kasai). If you are driving, good luck! The roads are harrowing and the parking scarce but the parking for Palace Rocco was protected and easy.

For those who like to hike - put aside time for the Path of the Gods but bring lots of water and be brave - it is not for the faint hearted.

We had a great day in Positano on the empty beach (it was March after all) and a great (boozy long) lunch at Le Tre Sorelle.

Great and responsive hosts who helped set up a chef one night to come in to cook for us which was a highlight.

Great for kids, families and large groups of friends. We highly recommend staying here!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 5, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Ciao Scott, thanks for the great review. You gave precious advices for future tourists will come in Palazzo Rocco or otherwise in Praiano on the Amalfi coast. We are pleased that you have spent a pleasant holiday delighted by the chef Mario Neapolitan cuisine menu. Many tourists point out that on the Amalfi coast there are many stairs. What would the coast without stairs? , A flat country without the wonderful panorama. The stairs are a small price to pay to enjoy a unique beauty to the world. If you come back in the future you will always be welcome in Palazzo Rocco. Greetings. Francesca & Luca.
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Beautiful, relaxing getaway in Praiano

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 29, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Ciao Victoria, thank you for wonderful review. You were very meticulous in describing your short vacation in Praiano that will surely be useful for the next guests. Mario (Chef) and Luca (receptionist) would like to thank you. We are very glad that you enjoyed the Italian cuisine or, better, Neapolitan cuisine by Mario. We never grow fond to have rave reviews on Sunshining villa. For us it is the reward of so many sacrifices and work to accommodate the customers in an environment as close as possible to 1820 years in which the palace was built. Thank you from the heart and we hope to see you soon. Francesca.
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South Woodstock

Fabulous time in Praiano!

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 20, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Ciao Katharine. Thanks for the great review on Palazzo Rocco - Villa Sunshining in Love. The appreciation of our guests is rewarding for us and encourages to do even better to allow guests to spend an unforgettable holiday. We work hard for this. Your review is also useful for future guests of the villa that will be in Praiano to spend their holiday. Heartfelt thanks from Luca, Filomena, Rosario and the owners. Greetings. Francesca.
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Breathtaking Beauty

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 19, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Ciao Jim, Thanks for the great review on Palazzo Rocco - sunshining villa. The appreciation of our guests is rewarding for us and encourages to do even better to allow guests to spend an unforgettable holiday. We work hard for this. Your review is also useful for future guests of the villa that will be in Praiano to spend their holiday. Heartfelt thanks from the owners. Greetings. Francesca.
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Nearest Airport
50 Kilometres
Napoli airport Capodichino
Nearest Barpub
200 Metres
Bar restaurant Moressa
Nearest Ferry
9 Kilometres
Nearest Train
35 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
25 Kilometres
Castellammare di Stabia (NA)
Nearest Restaurant
200 Metres
Costa Diva Restaurant
Nearest Beach
500 Metres
The Praia - Borgo Mariner -
Car: not necessary

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.


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