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.
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.
Accommodation of 12 persons in 4 Suites and 2 bedrooms in main Villa – 21.000 € per night
Extra accommodation of 8 persons 4.000 € per night
Max capacity for accommodation – up to 20 people
One day event without accommodation – 17.500 €
Capacity up to 20 guests between the main Villa and the Torre