Official Book Launch: Villa Astor: Paradise Restored on the Amalfi Coast
Official Book Launch
Villa Astor: Paradise Restored on the Amalfi Coast
Wednesday, May 3, 2017, 5:30 p.m.--7:30 p.m.
Please join us for an evening with author Curt DiCamillo, NEHGS Curator of Special Collections. The evening will feature a reception and lecture.
Dominating the Bay of Naples in the charming town of Sorrento, with spectacular views of Mount Vesuvius, Villa Astor is an Italian landmark with a rich history dating back to the Roman Empire. American businessman, collector, and politician William Waldorf Astor—founder of the legendary Waldorf Astoria Hotel in New York—fell in love with Italy during his time as American ambassador in Rome. He purchased the villa that now bears his name and turned it into a paradise of art, beauty, architecture, and exquisite gardens.