Villa Tritone, the most prestigious property in Sorrento, is a magnificent edifice towering above the Gulf of Naples.
With a distinctive garden facing Naples and the Vesuvius plus a sheer drop to the sea, the three story villa has a large roof top. It also includes an annex, a garden with fountains, lily ponds and a small pool as well as two private accesses to the sea and several large caves.
As you can imagine, space is not in short supply here with 7 bedrooms and 7 bathrooms in total.
The villa dates back to 1888 when Count Labonia, a distinguished antique collector, bought the land and began to build the present house which he named “Aux Roches Grises”.
At the beginning of the twentieth century, William Waldorf Astor bought the house and, where once was a convent, he designed the garden, behind the villa and on either side, encircled by walls and balustrades, to protect this private green oasis of palms, oranges, cycas, cypresses, eucalyptus, pines.
Secret paths and allées run through the lush vegetation revealing statues, urns, fountains and glimpses of sea and sky through the windows cut out in the high wall along the seaward side.
Located near the historical centre of Sorrento, the villa is in walking distance to the cozy streets and shops and trattorias as well as to the ferries.
Getting to Villa Tritone is easy with major international airportsin Naples Capodichino (one hour drive), and Rome Fiumicino (3 hours drive).
So, spend sometime at the villa to get overwhelmed by its history, as well as its gardens, style, detail, and stunning sea views.
Truly, a holiday like none other.
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