Maison La Minervetta

Maison La Minervetta

Utterly charming, atmospheric and with unfailingly magical views across the Bay of Naples

  • Best For Couples, Honeymoon
  • Rooms 12
  • Highlights The clifftop location is breathtaking - you could spend the whole day gazing over the Bay of Naples with Mt Vesuvius looming behind

    The quirky nautical design delights at every turn and every room has sea-facing with floor-to-ceiling windows
  • Holiday Offers 5 nights from £ 1200 per person on BB including airport transfers

Maison La Minervetta

At first glance, La Minervetta’s cliff-clinging location above the fishing village of Marina Grande and its spectacular views over the Bay of Naples from the pool, the rooms and sun terrace appear to be the hotel’s most striking feature.

Once inside, however, you quickly realise that this hotel has been conceived and nurtured with an extraordinary attention to detail and passion for design.

Quirky, stylish and contemporary, every corner and surface is adorned with local objets d’arts, vintage collections, books, Vietri pottery and fabrics in attention-grabbing colours and all assembled to create a near-perfect ambience.

A large lounge, dining room and kitchen, which open on to a terrace with equally dramatic views, add to the wonderfully relaxed almost home-from-home atmosphere.

Outside, a small Mediterranean garden, with plunge pool, tumbles down the cliff to Marina Grande below.
  • Breakfast only (walk to restaurants)
  • Beach nearby
  • Solarium and small outdoor pool
  • Wi-Fi


Each of the 12 individually-styled Mediterranean-style rooms has views via huge picture windows over the Neapolitan Gulf so you can lie back and bask in the view before you even get up in the morning!
Room Facilities
  • Flatscreen TV
  • Sky TV
  • free WiFi
  • Crabtree & Evelyn bathroom products

Hotel Restaurant

There is no restaurant as such but a Mediterranean-style brunch with hot and cold food is laid out in the fabulous breakfast room each morning and the restaurants and bars in Marina Grande can all be reached via a private staircase.
Other Restaurant Nearby
The restaurants and bars in Marina Grande can all be reached with a few steps.
Sorrento offers many memorable culinary experiences, the staff at Maison la Minervetta, who have a wealth of local knowledge, will happily recommend.


Maison La Minervetta is conveniently located just a 15-minute walk from Sorrento’s historic centre, above Marina Grande, an old fishing village which has escaped urbanization and retained a wonderfully rustic charm.

From Sorrento, you can take a hydrofoil to Capri, Ischia, Naples and Positano and buses to the Amalfi Coast and Pompeii.

Restaurants, homes and shops, rising along the curve of the rocks and the colourful booths on the pier, are all architecturally consistent, creating a harmonious neon free scene.

The port's secluded atmosphere stems from its sheltered position, created by promontory which separates Sorrento from this hidden harbor.


Hiking the Amalfi Coast: the Path of Gods

Hiking the Amalfi Coast: the Path of Gods

The name is high-sounding, but fits perfectly: "Path of Gods". After all, the divinities of Mount Olympus evoked by this stupendous excursion route that unites the Amalfi Coast with the Sorrentine peninsula could not be satisfied with printing their heavenly footprints on a less worthy earthly path.

In fact, the gods in question are those who, according to a legend, crossed the ten kilometres of the panoramic road to give a hand to Ulysses, intent on not letting himself be ensnared by the melodious and deadly flatteries of the Sirens, inhabitants of the nearby archipelago Li Galli.
Herculaneum and Pompeii

Herculaneum and Pompeii

Tragedy and fascination go hand in hand at these sites, because all that will be seen there has been preserved thanks to the eruption of Vesuvius in 79AD.

In this blog, we will give you advice on how to visit these places.
The secrets of the Neapolitan cuisine revealed in 5 tasty stops

The secrets of the Neapolitan cuisine revealed in 5 tasty stops

As everywhere in Italy, also the Amalfi Coast offers a superlative cuisine, to say the least. There is much to see and taste, from olive and citrus groves to cliff-hanging vineyards, passing through the organic farms producing mozzarella and restaurants with jaw-dropping vistas. In addition, they are all ingredients featuring high in the Mediterranean Diet, so why not indulge in some guilt-free gluttony?

Here are five tasty stops where you will be able to taste farm-to-table food seasoned with the finest olive oil and accompanied by fine wines.
How to visit Mount Vesuvius independently

How to visit Mount Vesuvius independently

Vesuvius, together with Etna and Stromboli, is one of the three active volcanoes in Italy.

It is considered one of the symbols of the city of Naples, although in reality it is a real scarecrow for those who live in its immediate vicinity: its presumed first eruption, which occurred in the very distant 79 d. C., destroyed Pompeii, Herculaneum and the ancient cities of Stabiae and Oplontis.

Today, it is still considered one of the most dangerous volcanoes in Europe due to its explosive eruptions. Nevertheless, it is the favorite destination of many visitors from all over the world.

Let's see then, through the steps of the following guide, how and why to visit Vesuvius