The oldest section of the villa dates to the 18th century, and was originally built as a watchtower to warn the people of Positano of attacks by Saracen pirates in time to retreat to the safety of the Montepertuso hills.
The original foundation of the watchtower that once stood on this spot can still be seen from the pool level; in the 20th century two additional levels were added, making Villa Magia one of the largest on the Amalfi Coast. In 2015, the villa became a boutique hotel, though it is still possible to book the entire villa for exclusive use.
My parents, Giancarlo and Marilu Vespoli, both of whom come from hotelier families in Positano, bought this estate in 1992 and spent the next few years renovating it for our family home. We lived here for over 20 years: I was born here, held my own wedding here, and some of my most precious memories take place in this villa.
In 2015, we decided to open up the beauty of our home to guests, first letting it as a private villa and later as a Luxury Boutique Hotel. We are committed to making sure our guests have an unforgettable stay, with attentive service, luxe amenities, and a personal concierge to take care of any request, large or small.
My family and our staff hope that our guests are able to savor the same beauty and serenity at Villa Magia that we do each day.
Our family of four stayed in the suite with two bedrooms at this gorgeous villa run by the Vespoli family, and it was a wonderful experience. You begin to relax as soon as you enter the hotel, thanks to the warm welcome and friendly staff.
Villa Magia is one of the most beautiful hotels I have ever stayed in, not only for the breathtaking views, but also for the quality of the rooms and service. The staff are all very welcoming from the moment you check in to the moment you check out.