Italophile history-lovers will want to stay a month in this finely renovated old masseria, with the huge benefit of Gherardo’s guidance. He can help navigate Neapolitan chaos and is an expert on attractions, eateries and excursions of every kind.Two of the suites share a living room in the villa where the owners occupy a floor. The others are in converted farm buildings around the courtyard. Everyone breakfasts in classic style – with estate-grown oranges and walnuts – in the arched, family portrait-hung guest area or out under the wisteria-hung pergola.The town of Nola, a suburb of Naples has two cathedrals and a couple of interesting churches with ancient frescoes as well as the Palazzo Orsini. Catch the train into central Naples to visit the harbour, hike Mount Vesuvius, take a day trip to Pompeii. Come home to a cooling dip in the pool.