Maestro Zeffirelli

The Maestro Zeffirelli Suite, is the most spacious and prestigious of the whole property, and includes the rooms in which he himself used to live and work. Comprising a living room, dining room, three bedrooms with ensuite bathrooms, considered as three independent suites, the Maestro Zeffirelli Suite boasts several terraces and a private plunge pool.

Most of the furnishings, selected to pay tribute to the great Italian filmmaker, are unique: furniture in Louis XVI style, marvellous lamps by Orsina Sforza, appliques and lights by Van Der Straeten and a beautiful dining table of American design, with original 1970s seating by Pantonova.

The main bedroom on the first floor is furnished with Syrian mother-of-pearl furniture that used to belong to Zeffirelli himself, while the bathroom is adorned with Carrara marble, gold trim, a bathtub with a view of the sea and a large shower cubicle.

The other two bedrooms on the upper floor, each with their own bathrooms, are distinguished by different décor. The first, 'Miramare', in a combination of white and blue split by a bright red, original floor design, boasts a private terrace overlooking the sea and a frieze dating from 1781. The second, 'Butterfly', is in soft white accentuating the intricate tiles, and decorated with a rich collection of Sicilian ceramics. Both offer breathtaking views that immediately impart a sense of peace and harmony.

Franco Zeffirelli

Franco Zeffirelli, KBE (b. 1923) is a true renaissance man of the arts. Starting out as an actor and stage designer, his distinguished career has spanned Film, TV, Theatre and Opera and his contribution to the dramatic arts has been recognised across the world.

As a film director he won international acclaim for his adaptations of Shakespeare. His debut as a director was The Taming of The Shrew with Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor followed by Romeo & Juliet which is still considered as the standard adaptation to show students.

His theatrical productions ranged from Othello in Stratford to La Dame Aux Camelias on Broadway and the list of those with whom he has worked is a veritable Who's Who of both the stage and screen.

He is however best known for his majestic Opera productions. He has been a major Opera Director since the 1950s and responsible for some of the most memorable performances by some of the greatest names in the business including Maria Callas, Placido Domingo, Herbert Von Karajan, Leonard Bernstein and Luciano Pavarotti. His productions encompass all the major operas and have toured extensively introducing the art form to new audiences all over the world.

His contribution to society has not stopped there, he has also directed major ceremonies for the Catholic Church and was a member of the Italian Senate between 1994 - 2001. In November 2004 he was awarded an honourary knighthood by the United Kingdom for his services to the arts. 

Facilities


  • 3 Bedrooms with ensuite bathrooms
  • Living room
  • Dining room
  • Bathroom
  • 3 terraces
  • Plunge Pool
  • Air-conditioning
  • Free minibar
  • Flat screen TV with SKY Channels
  • DVD Player
  • Safe
  • Wi-fi
  • Sonos sound system
  • Multi-charger for different devices
  • Pillows menu


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