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Villa Lilly by Alfonso Costa offers rich history and modern comfort in Praiano, Italy

Villa Lilly, a world-renowned villa located in Praiano, Italy, boasts stunning ocean views from the 10,000-square-foot, five-bedroom, five-bathroom main house, with views from Positano to Capri. From the many terraces and gardens, guests enjoy the enchanting Amalfi Coast and its vast landscape.

In addition to the main house, a picturesque one-bedroom, one-bathroom medieval tower serves as a guest house and rests on the outdoor pool, spacious terraces, and indigenous gardens. In addition to the main house and medieval tower, the property’s one-bedroom, one-bathroom beach house leads directly to the crystal-clear waters of the Tyrrhenian Sea and a boat dock. A pool house is just steps from the outdoor pool and features an oversized picture window inside the master shower where you can take a dip while looking out over the Tyrrhenian Sea.

Owned by Pittsburgh native Dr. Alfonso Costa, the Villa has been featured in numerous international luxury publications and magazines Panorama Travel, Point Devue, The New York Times Magazine and Amica. Panorama Travel, the number 1 travel magazine in Italy, published an article about Italy’s most picturesque coastline, the Amalfi Coast, in its September 2009 issue. On the cover of the article, Villa Lilly was featured as the most romantic villa and exclusive to the entire Amalfi Coast. The cover presents one of the beautiful terraces of Villa Lilly. Panorama Travel also pointed out that the sunsets enjoyed from Villa Lilly are exclusive only to that region of the Amalfi Coast (Tramonti Esclusivi). The exclusive service provided by the staff was also noted in the article.

The Villa not only has the most unique sunset views on the entire Amalfi Coast, it also has a rich and colorful history. In the 18th and 19th centuries, Napoleon’s sister, Princess Cora Gaetani, and her husband, the King of Naples, owned it. Although its historic appeal has been well preserved, Villa Lilly is completely modernized and offers guests a unique experience that combines exclusivity and luxury with old world charm. Villa Lilly has hosted celebrities including Julia Roberts, Barbra Streisand, Michael Keaton, Jerome Bettis, and Dr. Benjamin Carson.

In addition to her celebrity guests from the US, Anna Dente, a world-renowned Italian chef, visited the Villa. Dente’s restaurant was rated the number 1 restaurant in all of Europe by Travel & Leisure magazine. Anna Dente, a personal friend of Dr. Alfonso Costa, has been a featured chef at Villa Lilly for her cooking classes and also for preparing amazing meals for villa guests.

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