Blick von der Villa in Positano auf eine Baum und die Landschaft dahinter

Information for guests of Casa Orfeo and Casa Virgilio

Is the access barrier-free?

The site is on a slope and the houses are only accessible via numerous steps, so unfortunately the property is not barrier-free.

Can I bring guests?

Please let us know in advance if you are travelling with an accompanying person. To cover incidental costs, we charge an extra €30 per day for an accompanying person (minimum for 5 days = € 150).

Please understand that visiting strangers are not permitted on the premises.

Can I bring children/babies?

Due to structural and natural conditions on site (steep slope and terraces with low railings), dangerous situations can arise for children. Therefore, as a precaution, we only allow babies who cannot yet walk/crawl to stay and strongly advise against bringing larger children. Please note that children (of any age) stay at their own risk in all cases and the Foundation accepts no liability in the event of damage.

Can I bring my dog/cat?

Please understand that pets cannot be brought along.

How do I get to Positano?

Arrival by plane or train to Naples. From there to Positano (approx. 65 km) with:

  1. a) Rental car. For a parking space, please contact us.
  2. b) Shuttle bus: (approx. 50 € / trip Naples-Positano for a single person). Early booking is recommended!
  3. c) Taxi (from €120 / single trip Naples-Positano). You can book a taxi transfer through Natalie Groves (see last point) or at a more expensive rate directly with the taxi company Assunta Cinque: Tel. 0039 / 33 84 08 95 25, Mail:
How does the check-in/check-out work?

Please arrange your arrival/departure time in advance with Natalie Groves (see last point). The house keys will be handed over to you on arrival by Natalie Groves or Luigi Buoncuore.

How does my luggage get into the houses?

If you need help carrying your luggage, you can book a porter through Natalie Groves (see last point).

Where can I park my car?

Please contact Natalie Groves (see last point) for a parking space. However, please note that the parking situation on site is unfortunately very difficult and a parking space cannot be guaranteed.

Is there a cooking facility?

In the houses you will find a small equipped kitchen and refrigerator.

Is there internet?

Free Wi-Fi is available in both houses:

Casa Orfeo: ORFEO / Password: kempfforfeo

Casa Virgilio: Tim34863534 / Password: Virgilio

Are there bed linen and towels in the houses?

Bed linen and towels are provided. Please bring your own bath towels for the beach. If you book an intermediate cleaning, towels and bed linen will also be changed.

Are there shopping facilities in Positano?
  • Food and takeaway is available at the delicatessen “Delicatessen” in Via Dei Mulini 5-11 (Tel: (0039) 089 875 489).
  • Food, fruit and vegetables are available at the Palatone shop in Via Guglielmo Marconi 47 (Tel:(0039) 089 875037).
  • You can order ready-made dishes and have them delivered by calling (0039) 089 811 273.
Important notes on heating/cooling

The Foundation’s premises are equipped with air-conditioning units that consume a lot of electricity. We would therefore ask you to use the devices sparingly and to use them in “automatic mode”. Thank you very much.

Where can I dispose of rubbish?

In the houses you will find a calendar with the days on which the rubbish will be collected. Please hang your waste in bags in front of entrance no. 5 the evening before the collection.

What about cleaning the premises?

The final cleaning will be taken care of by the Foundation. Should you wish to have a cleaning in between, you can book this for a fee (20 € per hour) via Natalie Groves (see last point). For stays of more than two weeks, we ask that you book an interim cleaning at your own expense. You will also receive fresh towels and bed linen.

Is there a washing machine/detergent/toilet paper on site?

There is a washing machine available on site. We ask that you provide your own detergent, toilet paper and washing-up liquid.

Can I use the grand pianos in the music hall?

Guests staying on the premises as part of an artist residency are welcome to play on the new Steinway grand piano. However, we ask that no objects be placed on the grand piano and that windows be kept closed because of the air conditioning.

Where is the nearest bathing beach?

The nearest bathing beach is Spiaggia di Arienzo, from the steps of the foundation to the left 900m towards Amalfi.

Who is liable in the event of an accident/theft or if inventory is damaged?

As a guest, you are liable for all damage caused to the inventory provided or to the flat provided to you during your stay. The Foundation accepts no liability for accidents and consequential damage caused by guests in the outdoor, roof and terrace areas. Furthermore, the Foundation is not liable for the loss of valuables, money and other personal belongings of the guests.

Who can I contact in case of questions/problems? / Contact persons Kempff Foundation
  • Ms Natalie Groves, Mobile Whatsapp: 0039/340 4744589
  • Mr Luigi Buonocore, Gardener, Tel: 0039 / 089 811 647