Revel in the contrast between warmth and cool, sunlight and shadow at Villa Aura. Newly built just below the peak of the caldera in the village of Firostefani, the villa begins on the cliff and extends into the hillside, boasting both incredible views of the sea and cozy, intimate rooms cut into the rock. The outdoor living spaces are large enough to host a wedding or other special occasion, while three bedrooms are just the right size for a trip with friends or romantic getaway.
Each day at Villa Aura, you’ll be visited by a breakfast cook and housekeeper. The rest of the time, you’ll be left alone to stretch out on the lounge chairs on the terrace, cool off in the pool, sip refreshments at the sunny outdoor sitting area, and prepare local seafood on the barbecue to eat at the al-fresco dining area. In the evenings, slip into the hot tub, then rinse off in the outdoor shower before heading inside. If you’d like to spread out, a yard just below the terrace offers even more room to lounge in the sunshine. And just because the villa is built as a cave doesn’t mean you have to live like a caveman; it has a television and Wi-Fi.