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Daily Dream Home: Isca Island

Daily Dream Home: Isca Island

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There aren’t too many opportunities in the world like this. Isca island is a rare private island close to the Amalfi Coast in Italy. The large island is rich with typical Mediterranean vegetation including centuries-old olive trees. It houses the main villa, an annex, outside kitchen, storage rooms, pergolas and an antique cistern. The island is located a few hundred meters from  “Punta Campanella,” 500 meters from Crapolla and only 120m from the nearest point of the coast, it has an accessibility from the mainland that other islands do not have, often being isolated for bad weather.

The island of Capri and Positano are both within 10 km and reachable by sea. Sorrento is instead only 4km away, reachable by car. The islet, named by the fishermen of the Galluzzo site, in ancient times, had preserved for many centuries the remains of a large Roman villa.

Historians say that all buildings were on the slope overlooking the nearby coast. In later periods it was said to be a possession of the abbey of St. Peter. Immediately after the war Eduardo De Filippo, a great Italian writer and actor, bought the island from Vittorio Astarita, son of the well-known banker of Meta Tommaso. De Filippo used the island as a writing retreat calling it. “… a very sweet place, away from an adventurous and romantic idea, also because it is close to the coast.”

The main house was built by the De Filippo family and said to be in the same area where the domus of the ancient Roman villa was located. It is divided into two floors, a ground floor divided into six rooms, two bathrooms, two passageways and storage room and a first floor that has a large living room, three rooms, a gallery and four small compartments that may be joined.

This incredible spot is listed with Carratelli Real Estate and showcased by Luxury Portfolio.