Everyone seems to have been to the villa, from Andy Warhol to Hillary Clinton. Recently, the historic mansion reopened its doors.
Villa La Rondinaia was built in the early 20th century for a British aristocrat, Lady Lucille Becket, daughter of Lord Grimthorpe. Actually, they built on his land, where he allocated a plot to the heiress. But she quickly became isolated.
The project was designed by local architect Nicola Mansi. The work was completed by 1927. The house was built in extreme conditions. It is not for nothing that it is called the Swallow's Nest: like our palace in Yalta, it hangs over the abyss. They say that builders were lowered here on winches.
Everything was done for the sake of views. Of all the rooms in the house, they are breathtaking. The villa is designed in such a way as to merge with the ocean as much as possible. It is called the true architectural gem of the Amalfi Coast.
The brightest page in the history of La Rondinaia began in 1972, when the famous American writer Gore Vidal bought it. He was introduced to these places by the legendary American playwright Tennessee Williams.
Vidal lived here for more than 30 years and wrote most of his most famous works. And received many celebrity guests. Among them were movie stars and politicians. Here is not the whole list: Paul Newman, Susan Sarandon, Franco Zeffirelli, even Andy Warhol. And also the powers that be: the Agnelli family and Hillary Clinton.
In 2005, the house passed to the new owners, who carefully restored it and opened it as a kind of boutique hotel. There are only 8 bedrooms/rooms. They can be rented individually or rented as a whole house.
Historic interiors furnished with relevant furniture. The project partner was the Tuscan factory Savio Firmino, which preserves the traditions of Italian furniture making.