The Villa where the Correale Museum is located was the summer residence of the Correale Family and the Museum Park is one of the most beautiful and richest green areas in Sorrento today. In its current arrangement of tall trees, over a hundred years old and not always indigenous tree species, are flanked by a vast historic citrus grove that – in the seventeenth century – constituted the predominant aspect of Villa Correale.
Pushing itself beyond the ancient gate that separates the historic building from the garden, visitors are welcomed by the imposing and ultracentennial Araucaria excelsea. The jungle grove of Camelie japonica is also very precious and ancient, the exotic presence of the Chorisia Speciosa with its spiny trunk of thorns is fascinating. From the asymmetrical beds, ancient columns emerge, scattered here and there, fragments of marble-togated statues and remains of ancient architectural elements.
While walking towards the long vilale of mighty plane trees you will reach the Belvedere Terrace from where suddenly the sea and the unique, splendid scenery of the Gulf of Naples suddenly bursts.