An elegant private residence built on Roman ruins offering impressive vistas of the sea
Villa Astor is a luxury property perched on top of a cliff on the Sorrentino coast. Thanks to its privileged location, the holiday villa affords impressive views of the neighboring bays, the Mediterranean Sea and of Vesuvius.
Built by the US Ambassador, William Waldorf Astor, in the 19th century, this stunning private residence boasts one of the most elegant gardens in Italy. Moreover, it is truly one of the finest properties in Europe, displaying the creative stamp of the renowned architect and interior designer, Jacques Garcia.
The villa is built on a two-hectare estate that boasts carefully-appointed gardens, water features, a swimming pool, and an annex. There is a stunning rooftop terrace where guests can enjoy uninterrupted views of Sorrento and the Gulf of Naples. The property also has private access to the Mediterranean Sea and several sea caves to explore.
Spread over three levels and offering an ample interior of 12,000 square feet, Villa Astor is a veritable museum with a collection of no fewer than 145 archaeological items of cultural and historical importance.
Access to the property is via the main entrance situated on the ground floor. This level boasts marble floors and columns, with an elegant library, two living rooms and a foyer. Each room features its own private balcony where guests can enjoy the unforgettable views.
Ascending an outdoor staircase, guests reach the mezzanine floor which offers a terrace and a glass-covered portico suitable for dinners and parties. In addition, this floor comprises a music room with a piano, a living room adjoined by a spacious dining room and an ample kitchen.
The villa can comfortably accommodate 12 guests in its six beautifully-appointed en-suite bedrooms which are situated on both the first and the second floors. The master bedroom features a walk-in dressing room and boudoir.
The property also features wellness facilities in the basement with the latest fitness technology and massage amenities.
Villa Astor is the ultimate destination for guests who wish to retreat to a historical property, enjoy impressive vistas and relax in utter luxury. Thanks to its richness embodied in every detail and its history, the property is suitable for events of up to 70 guests and is ideal for photo shoots or corporate events.
GROUND FLOORMaster Suite – king-size bed, living room, and en-suite bathroom with bathtub & separate showerGuest Room 1 – king-size bed and en-suite bathroom with bathtub & separate shower
FIRST FLOORGuest Room 2 – king-size bed, dressing room, sitting area, and en-suite bathroom with bathtub & separate showerGuest Room 3 – king-size bed and en-suite bathroom with showerGuest Room 4 – king-size bed and en-suite bathroom with showerGuest Room 5 – king-size bed, lounge area, desk, and en-suite bathroom with bathtub & separate shower
NB: Guest house for up to four additional guests available on request.
Villa Astor is located in Sorrento, a 50-km span of impressive shoreline on the Sorrentino Peninsula in southern Italy, with extensive vistas where the sea and the sky merge on the blue horizon.
Nestling atop the cliffs are gravity-defying villages and towns with stunning views of sparkling seas.
Visit breath-taking Positano and Ravello, beautiful Amalfi, pretty Sorrento and the enchanting islands of Capri and Ischia. Sample grilled fish, mozzarella di buffalo, fresh pasta, aubergine parmigiana and cheese from the Lattari mountains, and drink sweet limoncello liqueur or Furori and Tramonti wines.
The villa is within walking distance of Marina Grande di Sorrento and a short taxi ride to the Marina Piccola ferry service for trips to surrounding islands.
Distances (approx.):Capri – 10 kmPositano – 12 kmNaples Airport – 50 kmRoyal Palace of Caserta – 75 km
Disclaimer: the location on the map may be approximate due to privacy reasons.
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