Welcome to

An extraordinary private residence on the cliffs of Sorrento

Perched on the cliffs overlooking the bay of Naples, Villa Astor is set in one of the most beautiful gardens in Italy.

ABOUT the property

Details and Services





The accommodation

Lovers of the breathtakingly picturesque Amalfi Coast will adore staying in this stunning villa, built on top of an ancient imperial villa, perched on the cliffs of Sorrento overlooking the bay of Naples. Villa Astor is a truly extraordinary private residence set in arguably one of the most beautiful gardens in Italy: a botanical garden of some 20,000 square metres designed by Sir William Waldorf Astor in this, his former home. Lovingly renovated by renowned French architect and interior designer Jacques Garcia, surrounded by Greek and Roman statues and other ancient artefacts, the villa and its grounds will give you a real flavour of the lavish opulence of the ancient world.

Enjoy stunning views of Mount Vesuvius and the azure sea from the rooftop terrace, relax in the idyllic gardens and take in the rich history or take a dip in an authentic internal pool dating back to Roman times, set in a natural grotto with direct access to the sea. There’s also a swimming pool located in the fragrant gardens or take a stroll to Sorrento’s lively town centre a mere five minutes or so away on foot.

  • The 1100m² villa is spread over three levels
  • Elegant marble floors and columns
  • Displaying around 150 items of rich archaeological and cultural importance
  • Two ground-floor living rooms
  • Well-stocked library
  • Mezzanine with additional living room, spacious kitchen and large dining room
  • Al fresco dining on mezzanine terrace
  • Music room
  • Fully-equipped massage room
  • Private gym
  • Rooftop terrace with 360-degree uninterrupted views of Sorrento and Gulf of Naples
  • Outdoor swimming pool set in fragrant gardens
  • Natural grotto with direct access to sea
  • Private ‘pontile’ for boat access
  • Staff include a villa manager, two housemaids, a chef, waiter and three gardeners

Designed to

Inspiration for you


Explore the Botanical Gardens

Explore the villa's immense 20,000m² gardens with a botanic specialist. The garden boasts the finest botanical collection of over 1000 species of plants and is considered to be one of the finest in the whole of Europe.

Explore the Botanical Gardens

Sea Swimming

As well as swimming in the natural seawater grotto carved into the cliff, you can also plunge directly into the sea.

Sea Swimming

Take a Boat Trip

Take a boat ride from your private "pontile" and visit Capri, Postitano or Ischia.

Take a Boat Trip

Visit Sorrento

Stroll into Sorrento's historic centre for some retail therapy on the pedestrianised Corso Italia or visit one of the many museums or churches.

Visit Sorrento

Walk Ancient Trails

Walk the ancient trails of the Amalfi coastal villages from Minori to Amalfi or along the Path of the Gods from Praiano to Positano.

Walk Ancient Trails

Guided Tour of Historical Sites

Brush up on ancient history with a guided tour of Pompeii, Paestum, Herculanum & Ercolano

Guided Tour of Historical Sites

Where is it?


Villa Astor is situated on the Gulf of Naples in Sorrento, within walking distance of the Marina Grande and a short taxi ride to Marina Piccola for boat services to Naples, Capri, Ischia, Positano and Amalfi. Villa Astor is a drive of about 60 minutes from Naples and its airport and around three hours by car from Rome Fiumicino Airport.

Villa Astor



Talk to us