Villa Avellino

Villa Avellino

Contemporary comforts in historic settings and a convenient base to explore the wonders of the Bay of Naples.

  • Best For Families, Couples
  • Rooms 12 smoke-free guestrooms
  • Highlights Grab a drink from the bistrot bar and head to the gardens to admire the jewels of the Neapolitan gulfs

    A range of set-ups and sizes to suit all guests from studios to loft-style apartments for 4-5.
  • Holiday Offers 4 nights from £ 495 per person on BB and including airport transfers

Villa Avellino

Villa Avellino Historic Residence is a renovated 16th-century building, boasting contemporary fittings while keeping the charming, antique air of the premises.

The villa was built in 1540 by the Princes of Colonna Di Stigliano. It remained in their family until 1797 when it was sold to the Benedettini Priests of the Congregation Of Monte Vergine. In 1807 the order of Priests was abolished and the property was passed on to the Dukes of Lusciano until 1836, when the property was sold to the archaeologist Francesco Maria Avellino from whom the building now takes its name. The entire complex and grounds have been declared of environmental and cultural importance by the Ministry of Environment and Culture and so the complex has been listed an important heritage.

The restoration work was completed in the first half of 2011, adding modern features while keeping intact the original building.  

Villa Avellino is fitting for families and couples looking for a retreat in a lovely upcoming destination, less intense than Naples, more affordable than the Amalfi Coast, and with easy access to all of the Bay of Naples' focal points.

The villa is right in the centre of Pozzuoli and provides picture perfect views of the Bay of Naples with the islands of Capri, Ischia, Nisida and Procida.
  • Breakfast available
  • Bar/lounge
  • Garden solarium
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
  • Air conditioning
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Snack bar/deli
  • Self-service laundry
  • Free WiFi and free parking


The loft-style apartments are large, bright and just ideal for parties of 4, or larger families. You can choose between a two-floor or one-floor layout, a private balcony or terrace, and views of either the Gulf of Pozzuoli or inner garden.

The Italian marble bathrooms are all equipped with bidet, large shower, hair dryer and courtesy service toiletries and towels.
Room Facilities
  • kitchen (fully equipped with induction hob, fridge, dishwasher, electric combi oven / microwave and kettle)
  • dining area
  • double sofa bed
  • docking station for smartphones and tablets 
  • telephone
  • in room safe
  • air conditioning / heating
  • flat screen TV

Hotel Restaurant

There's an excellent breakfast buffet laid out De Gemmis Bistrot, highlights are Italian pastries, pizzettas, cold hams, cheeses, tomatoes and toast with hot drinks made to order.

Lunch and dinner are a reasonably priced Italian fare
Other Restaurant Nearby
Perfectly placed in the centre of Pozzuoli that's convenient for shops, cafés, markets and the harbour - and great value, too.


Villa Avellino in Pozzuoli is a great base upon which to build your holiday in the Bay of Naples.

Located within Pozzuoli’s historical centre, Rione Terra, you can simply walk your way through the town, its Roman ruins and the Flavian Amphitheatre.

The hotel is a 5-minute walk from the metro station to Naples or Sorrento, and 10 minutes from Pozzuoli’s port, where you can catch a ferry to the Phlegrean Islands of Ischia, Procida or Nisida.

It is also the access point to Baia’s Underwater Archaeology Park, the very few places on earth where you can experience archaeological diving.

The volcanic crater of Solfatara can also be visited, where mud pools and fumaroles are a fun touristic attraction.


Roman Pozzuoli

Roman Pozzuoli

If you’re an ancient history enthusiast, your first port of call may be to go to Rome, after all, it is the home of the famous Colosseum, Pantheon and Roman Forum. However, if you’re a true Roman enthusiast, then you really should get yourself down to Pozzouli.

With its location in the Bay of Naples making it the ideal Roman military (and then later commercial) port, and its relatively close proximity to Rome, Pozzuoli was one of the key hotspots of the Roman Empire, and therefore has a lot of relics and remains for tourists to explore.
Down in Depth Experience - Baia the city underwater

Down in Depth Experience - Baia the city underwater

The Bay of Naples is a unique melting pot of history, archaeology, mythology, geology and volcanic life, perfectly emblematised by the Baia Underwater Archaeology Park.

The park is home to the sunken city of Baia; an ancient Roman city that was completely submerged by bradyseism activity, a phenomenon typical of the volcanic area of the ‘Phlegraean fields’ in which the city was built.

The underwater engulfment left the city virtually untouched, transforming it a great testament to the wonders of the Roman era in the Neapolitan region.
The Rione Terra: An Underground Adventure

The Rione Terra: An Underground Adventure

If you read our “Top Roman Relics to explore in Pozzuoli” article, then you will already know a little bit about the Rione Terra. But, as promised, we’ve now put together a whole article just about this magnificent archaeological attraction, so you can learn even more about what to expect upon a visit to the fascinating Roman remains.
The Phlegraean Fields: the gates of Hades

The Phlegraean Fields: the gates of Hades

If you look on the internet for authoritative opinions that will enlighten you about the Phlegraean Fields, trust the flair of the great poets of the past, forerunners of the modern reviewers on Booking or Tripadvisor. You will not fail. More than a positive rating, their evaluation is an expression of boundless adoration.
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