Restored Paradise Villa on the Amalfi Coast, Italy

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Restored Paradise Villa on the Amalfi Coast, Italy

Villa Astor Ultra Luxury Amalfi Coast Italy
Villa Astor Ultra Luxury Amalfi Coast Italy
Villa Astor Ultra Luxury Amalfi Coast Italy
Villa Astor Ultra Luxury Amalfi Coast Italy
Villa Astor Ultra Luxury Amalfi Coast Italy
Villa Astor Ultra Luxury Amalfi Coast Italy
Villa Astor Ultra Luxury Amalfi Coast Italy
Villa Astor Ultra Luxury Amalfi Coast Italy
Villa Astor Ultra Luxury Amalfi Coast Italy
Villa Astor Ultra Luxury Amalfi Coast Italy
Villa Astor Ultra Luxury Amalfi Coast Italy
Villa Astor Ultra Luxury Amalfi Coast Italy
Villa Astor Ultra Luxury Amalfi Coast Italy
Villa Astor Ultra Luxury Amalfi Coast Italy
Villa Astor Ultra Luxury Amalfi Coast Italy
Villa Astor Ultra Luxury Amalfi Coast Italy
Villa Astor Ultra Luxury Amalfi Coast Italy
Villa Astor Ultra Luxury Amalfi Coast Italy
Villa Astor Ultra Luxury Amalfi Coast Italy
Villa Astor Ultra Luxury Amalfi Coast Italy
Villa Astor Ultra Luxury Amalfi Coast Italy
Villa Astor Ultra Luxury Amalfi Coast Italy
Villa Astor Ultra Luxury Amalfi Coast Italy
Villa Astor Ultra Luxury Amalfi Coast Italy
Villa Astor Ultra Luxury Amalfi Coast Italy
Villa Astor Ultra Luxury Amalfi Coast Italy
Villa Astor Ultra Luxury Amalfi Coast Italy
Villa Astor Ultra Luxury Amalfi Coast Italy
Villa Astor Ultra Luxury Amalfi Coast Italy
Villa Astor Ultra Luxury Amalfi Coast Italy
Villa Astor Ultra Luxury Amalfi Coast Italy
Villa Astor Ultra Luxury Amalfi Coast Italy
Villa Astor Ultra Luxury Amalfi Coast Italy
Villa Astor Ultra Luxury Amalfi Coast Italy
Villa Astor Ultra Luxury Amalfi Coast Italy
Villa Astor Ultra Luxury Amalfi Coast Italy
Villa Astor Ultra Luxury Amalfi Coast Italy
Villa Astor Ultra Luxury Amalfi Coast Italy
Villa Astor Ultra Luxury Amalfi Coast Italy
Villa Astor Ultra Luxury Amalfi Coast Italy
Villa Astor Ultra Luxury Amalfi Coast Italy
Villa Astor Ultra Luxury Amalfi Coast Italy
Villa Astor Ultra Luxury Amalfi Coast Italy
Villa Astor Ultra Luxury Amalfi Coast Italy
Villa Astor Ultra Luxury Amalfi Coast Italy
Villa Astor Ultra Luxury Amalfi Coast Italy
Villa Astor Ultra Luxury Amalfi Coast Italy
Villa Astor Ultra Luxury Amalfi Coast Italy
Villa Astor Ultra Luxury Amalfi Coast Italy
Villa Astor Ultra Luxury Amalfi Coast Italy
Villa Astor Ultra Luxury Amalfi Coast Italy
Villa Astor Ultra Luxury Amalfi Coast Italy
Villa Astor Ultra Luxury Amalfi Coast Italy
Villa Astor Ultra Luxury Amalfi Coast Italy
Villa Astor Ultra Luxury Amalfi Coast Italy
Villa Astor Ultra Luxury Amalfi Coast Italy
Villa Astor Ultra Luxury Amalfi Coast Italy
Villa Astor Ultra Luxury Amalfi Coast Italy
Villa Astor Ultra Luxury Amalfi Coast Italy
Villa Astor Ultra Luxury Amalfi Coast Italy
Villa Astor Ultra Luxury Amalfi Coast Italy
Villa Astor Ultra Luxury Amalfi Coast Italy
Villa Astor Ultra Luxury Amalfi Coast Italy
Villa Astor Ultra Luxury Amalfi Coast Italy
Villa Astor Ultra Luxury Amalfi Coast Italy
Villa Astor Ultra Luxury Amalfi Coast Italy
Villa Astor Ultra Luxury Amalfi Coast Italy
Villa Astor Ultra Luxury Amalfi Coast Italy
Villa Astor Ultra Luxury Amalfi Coast Italy
Villa Astor Ultra Luxury Amalfi Coast Italy
Villa Astor Ultra Luxury Amalfi Coast Italy
Villa Astor Ultra Luxury Amalfi Coast Italy
Villa Astor Ultra Luxury Amalfi Coast Italy
Villa Astor Ultra Luxury Amalfi Coast Italy
Villa Astor Ultra Luxury Amalfi Coast Italy
Villa Astor Ultra Luxury Amalfi Coast Italy
Villa Astor Ultra Luxury Amalfi Coast Italy
Villa Astor Ultra Luxury Amalfi Coast Italy
Villa Astor Ultra Luxury Amalfi Coast Italy
Villa Astor Ultra Luxury Amalfi Coast Italy
Villa Astor Ultra Luxury Amalfi Coast Italy
Villa Astor Ultra Luxury Amalfi Coast Italy
Villa Astor Ultra Luxury Amalfi Coast Italy
Villa Astor Ultra Luxury Amalfi Coast Italy
Villa Astor Ultra Luxury Amalfi Coast Italy
Villa Astor Ultra Luxury Amalfi Coast Italy
Villa Astor Ultra Luxury Amalfi Coast Italy
Villa Astor Ultra Luxury Amalfi Coast Italy

Restored Paradise Villa on the Amalfi Coast, Italy

Overlooking the Bay of Naples, this majestic property rises sheer above the sea on a cliff. With arguably one of the greatest views in the world and a splendour rarely seen, both inside and outside, this villa has quite rightfully been labeled “Paradise”.

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, the estate has long been a home and a destination for the rich and noble.

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 villa 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, the villa sets the benchmark for luxury accommodation on Amalfi Coast and has been named a dream vacation home by many luxury lifestyle and travel publications such as Town & Country, Quintessence, Forbes, Bloomberg and the Telegraph.

The villa counts 6 luxurious suites in the main villa, 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.

Villa Astor oozes classic feel. The exquisite interiors are filled with a museum worthy collection of Greek and Roman antiques, that once belonged to Lord Astor himself. In the lush gardens one will find antique artifacts lying everywhere – columns, statues, fountains, urns, pottery shards, fragments of sarcophagi and so on.

Many of these objects were originally excavated from Pompeii.

“It’s easy to think you are in a wing of New York’s Metropolitan Museum when you walk in” – Forbes.

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. Take a boat ride from a private “pontile” and head to Capri or Ischia.

For cultural exploring, visit Naples, Pompeii and Herculaneum or take a walk through local towns.

  • 6 Bedrooms + 4 in torre
  • 12 Guests in main villa + 8 guests in torre
  • Prices from €21,000 – €25,000 per night

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