The hotel stands on the foundations of a villa dating back to the 2nd century B.C., which was a part of the Roman empire. The villa was designed and built in 1750 by the Counts of Mastrobuono for their private use. In 1820, the property was transformed into a charming small hotel. Every room is unique, as in a house, and they all enjoy a spectacular view of the Gulf of Naples. The recent renovations highlight the warm atmosphere which is filled with refinement. Pastel-coloured frescos harmonise the modern style with the ancient parts of the villa. The exclusive services provided by the villa include a private pool, a buffet breakfast served on the terrace of the "Villa Pompeiana", and the "club lounge", with aperitifs and drinks offered to all guests.