We spent three nights here in the middle of June. What a hidden gem! The property is blessed with fabulous sea views, Fausto's beautifully tended garden terrace is bursting with olives, citrus, figs, hazelnuts and grape vines, and the top of the estate has the most breathtaking views over Vesuvio and the Bay of Naples.
The room is elegant, spacious and very welcoming. There is plenty of storage space, a beautiful bathroom and a very comfortable bed.
A car is essential for a stay here but was within easy travelling distance to Pompeii, Vesuvio, the Amalfi Coast and Sorrento. There is an excellent pizzeria within walking distance with incredibly reasonable prices, especially when compared to Sorrento or Positano, and we often brought our take-away pizza back to Monticelli Mansion to eat on the terrace under the stars.
Fausto was a perfect host, ensuring our comfort and wellbeing, providing useful advice and suggestions about trips and services and being friendly and welcoming every time we saw him - we had lots of lovely conversations over an espresso!
We just wish that we had booked to stay for much longer as the location was perfect and Fausto was the most wonderful host. We will definitely be back!