Breakfast in Villa Pompeiana

Villa Pompeiana is a magical location to start a day of relaxation and wellbeing, to charge yourself with beauty and positivity.
 
The Villa Pompeiana is an almost perfect reproduction of the house of the Vetti in Pompeii, built at the beginning of the 20th century by the English collector William Waldorf Astor. In this enchanting setting, which reveals the deep bond that the Villa has with its millennial history, overlooking the sea of the Mermaids, breakfast becomes the first of a series of wellness and satisfying events.

The gastronomic proposal for breakfast satisfies all tastes. Cakes, pastries, brioches and croissants, fragrant bread, delicious omelettes, coffee, fresh-squeezed juice and much more, for a rich, colourful and energetic international breakfast.
The mild temperature of the coast allows you to enjoy breakfast outside until late autumn. For the cooler days, the Mimmo Iodice room, with its windows framing the Gulf, welcomes its guests by offering them the fascinating view of the winter sea.

A careful and discreet service, meticulous care in the preparation of the buffet show the importance that the hotel gives to breakfast, the first step of a perfect day.

Charming Nymphaeum Syrene

The magical atmosphere of Bellevue Syrene is enhanced with new charming areas of timeless beauty.
 
An ancient Roman boat shed, embellished with sculptural shelves and dim lighting, becomes a unique location where unforgettable events can take place.

A marvellous nymphaeum, in which the original plumbing system has been restored, becomes a refined setting for water and light effects, that evoke the splendour of the luxurious villas which can be found all along the Sorrento Coast.
Bellevue Syrene stands on the foundations of one of these splendid residences, which among its guests even included the emperor Augustus, and retains a very strong bond with its illustrious past by preserving the most important findings. An example, in addition to the original pieces that beautifully decorate the suites, is the preservation of a section of the sewage system visible in the tunnel carved into the rock leading to the nymphaeum and the beach.

The reopening of these spaces was announced by the Bellevue Syrene Management during the prestigious annual congress of the Relais & Chateaux Italia family, which this year honoured the Sorrento Hotel with the choice of location. The enthusiasm aroused in this brilliant occasion in the guests of honour of the evening, from the seductive beauty of the environments which lets us glimpse new and original possibilities to promote a territory and a destination which is already enormously attractive and captivating but still has many exciting surprises.

Marc Chagall in Sorrento

The “Colori dell’Anima”, the colours of the soul, on display at Villa Fiorentino, in collaboration with the Imago Art Gallery of Lugano.
 
From oil on canvas to gouache on paper, colored pencil drawings on china ink on masonite, Chagall’s dreamlike and enchanting world in 120 pictorial and graphic works, including three lithographic and etching cycles, as well as suggestive stained church glass windows shown through a dedicated multimedia space.
Master of the European avant-garde, born in Belarus from Jewish descent, then naturalized French, escaped from the Nazi raids through the escape of 1941, Chagall has an intense and tormented life, but in his works the brilliant colors, the simplicity, the immediacy of the tale, they transmit joy and positivity while still maintaining a close bond with the elements that characterize his biography.

The heart of the exhibition hosted at the Sorrento Foundation are four works of particular value:
The cruche aux fleurs, oil on canvas of 1925, floral pattern emblem that accompanies for years the artist’s production, and Russian village, oil on canvas of 1929, homage to his birthplace. And then Le Coq Violet, dating from 1966 to 1972, oil, gouache and china ink on canvas, and L’homme rouge à la casquette, made in 1976, oil and gouache on canvas, mature and representative works of the master’s poetic.

The exhibition, inaugurated on July 15th, which is moving around the usual Sorrentine appointments with the great masters of the art, and which is gaining considerable success, will last until 15 November 2017.
 
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