An intriguing place, and quite a challenge to reach, but once there you fall into the staggering view – and know why you came. Originally a monastery (1600s), it stands high on a promontory overlooking the bay of Naples and the Sorrento coast. The whole place could be a Fellini film setting. After an effusive welcome from Erminia, Giovanna and the rest of the Giusso family, you will settle into your rooms – romantic with vintage iron beds, quirky antique furnishings and old paintings. Two are in the old monks’ quarters, the others overlook the courtyard where a couple of friendly dogs welcome you. The sitting rooms include a wonderful salon (wisely roped off) full of collapsing antique sofas and heirlooms. Dinner, biodynamically home-grown and delicious, is served at a vast communal table in the vaulted, ancient-tiled kitchen – an occasion to relish. At breakfast of fruit, fresh ricotta and homemade cakes, plan an exciting day in Naples, to return to a blissfully peaceful stroll through the estate’s vines and olive groves then a glass of homemade walnut liqueur on the terrace – with that view.