Luxury Villa in Sorrento

Nest Italy - Villa Astor

Luxury Villa in Sorrento

Overlooking the Bay of Naples, this majestic property rises sheer above the sea on a cliff. With a long history that can be traced back to the 1st century A.D., when Agrippa Postumus, grandson of Emperor Augustus, first made it his residence. Purchased by one of the wealthiest men at the time, Lord William Waldorf Astor, in 1905, the Villa became his passion project as he enlarged the territory and designed a splendid garden at the back of the house where a Dominican monastery once stood. His final addition to the property was the “Pompeiian” villa, which he decorated with Ionic columns and neo-classical frescoes by a Roman artist, Mario Spinetti. After his death, the Villa underwent a period of obscurity, though even during this time it still attracted notable figures, such as Benedetto Croce, the revered Italian philosopher and politician, who lived there during the Second World War. In the 1970s, the Retreat was acquired by a wealthy family, Mariano Pane and his wife, who welcomed many illustrious guests including Princess Margaret, Rudolf Nuriev, Gregory Peck, Sofia Loren, Franco Zeffirelli and Gianni Agnelli.

Today, has been named as a dream vacation home by many luxury lifestyle and travel publications.

The Villa counts 6 suites in the main building, each designed individually by the renowned interior decorator Jacques Garcia. All the rooms are furnished with the finest period furniture and objets d’art sourced from Sotheby’s and Christie’s. Another standout – the sumptuous marble bathrooms that accompany each suite.Enjoy the legendary 270-degree views of Bay of Naples and Mount Vesuvius through the bedroom windows or from a spacious terrace while savoring a fabulous meal prepared by a private chef.
Take a stroll through the immense 20,000m2 botanical garden that boasts the finest botanical collection of over 1000 species of plants and is considered to be one of the finest in whole Europe.
Swim inside the natural grotto carved into the cliff or plunge directly into the sea.

Capacity (up to 20 guests)
Main Villa – 12 people in 6 Luxury Suites
Torre (separately standing Torre on the same territory) – 8 people in 4 bedrooms

One of the most incredible properties in the World. Here you will have a collection of Pompei and Roman antiques • Do incredible wine tastings • have 270-degree view of the Bay of Naples and Mount Vesuvius • Enjoy a botanical Garden (over 1000 species of plants and is considered to be one of the finest in whole Europe) • Swim inside the natural grotto carved into the cliff or plunge directly into the sea • Take a boat ride from a private “pontile” and head to Capri or Ischia • A magical and luxurious Italian property, available also for private events.

Come find your Nest in Sorrento.

Starting at the rate of 35.000,00 EUR per night

Capacity up to 20 guests between the main Villa and the Torre


  • Swimming pool (8,5X3mts)
  • Air conditioning throughout
  • Secure parking area for 3 cars
  • Private Roman thermal baths
  • Massage room with shower
  • Gym equipped with latest Precor equipment (treadmill, step and weight bench)
  • Safe in each bedroom
  • 150 pieces of antiques
  • Integrated audio/visual system in each bedroom

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