Twelve rooms suspended in the horizon and with sparkling ceramics.
"I recreate my world starting from my collection of objects" says Marco De Luca, scenographer and host of Maison La Minervetta.
The hotel stands out on the cliff. Facing Vesuvius, a private home rather than a hotel. A unique location in the Gulf of Naples. With the sharp contours of the coves and inlets, the flat citrus cultivations, the Sorrento peninsula possesses the crazy charm of the ancient coasts.
And yet, at his feet, beneath the immense terrace of La Minervetta, extends the small port that attracts all the attention on everyday life. Dizzying steps lead up to the sea. From the coast to the steep heights rise the notes of Neapolitan songs. Hints of sun and blue as in the fifties, the golden age for Marco’s grandfather's restaurant, where memories and snapshots show a Sofia Loren of unreal beauty.
With only twelve rooms, all overlooking the sea and a proliferation of arches, living rooms, dining room and kitchen that opens onto the terrace, La Minervetta offers an instant in the atmosphere of a private home. The decorative prejudice of playing with large expanses of ceramic floors gives an overabundance of tone and color.
Chairs inherited from the family restaurant, ceramic armchairs of the hotels on the Amalfi coast ... the fifties mark the local history. In addition, book sequences, chalices, design objects, ornaments as well as votive offerings where the shapes and colors draw a completely personal background canvas.
Below the hotel, a flight of stairs leads to the pool. There, an unusual environment is hidden. Between bazaars and antique caves: a sort of curiosity room, a journey into Marco's inspired iconography. When colors are transformed into strength and interiority, La Minervetta knows how to put together eloquence and a secret garden. Its delicate excess authorizes one to feel at home, enjoying the delight of mythological horizons.