Could the Gulf of Naples have been created to celebrate love? The vestiges of the ancient sites of Pompeii and Herculaneum remind us of both the beauty and fragility of our world. Under the shadow of Mt. Vesuvius, Neapolitans live life with passion! Maybe it's because of the incomparable landscapes found along the Amalfi Coast and on the islands of Capri and Ischia, where you’ll find an endless series of botanical gardens, sandy beaches, and rugged coves and inlets. You can swim in search of moray eels and mermaids before sitting down to relax on a cafe terrace. Everything here exudes elegance, including the last home of Italian filmmaker Luchino Visconti...
Sometimes intriguing, always fascinating, Naples has plenty to recommend it. Brave the crowds and embrace the chaos of the historic quarter in order to explore the priceless gems left behind by centuries of history. Visit the Cloister of Santa Chiara, stop off at Pintauro to try the sfogliatella fresh out of the oven, or find somewhere to sit down on the sunny terrace at Caffé Gambrinus opposite the San Carlo theater. Then you’ll be ready to take on the archaeological museum, or venture up to Capodimonte to take in the magnificent view of the gulf. ... Learn moreless
In the small town of Brusciano, about fifteen kilometres from Naples, take a seat under the shade of Vesuvius and embark on a generous culinary journey at Taverna Estia. Following in the footsteps of his father, Michelin-starred chef Francesco Sposito has been offering a modern and inventive cuisine...Read More less
The picture gallery is located in the palace built in the 18th century for Charles de Bourbon by the architect Canevari. It includes masterpieces by painters such as Raphael, Michelangelo and Caravaggio, as well as an amazing collection of ceramics. Temporary exhibitions see contemporary pieces engage...Read More less
The Franciscan complex was built by Robert d’Anjou in the 14th century over Roman baths dating back to the 1st century. Rebuilt by Vaccaro in the 18th century, the cloister is worth the visit alone. The columns and benches that divide up the garden, planted with citrus fruit, are covered with majolica...Read More less
Admire the largest collection of classical antiquities spread over 12,000 m2 and made up of Greco-Roman works from sites in the south of Italy, including Pompeii and Herculaneum. In addition to visiting these two remarkable sites, the museum allows you to appreciate the importance of this civilization...Read More less
Property reopened on 03/07/2020 (dd/mm/yy)
Hotel and restaurant on the seafront. This hotel is the dream child of Carlino Cinque, who was passionately in love with this place and commissioned a villa on a promontory with breathtaking views of Praiano, Positano, the coast and the rocks of Capri. In the course of time, this dream grew, as did the hotel. Its many rooms have each a private terrace and a wonderful sea view. The interior details include fine terracotta floors with ceramic decoration and doors adorned with frescoes. An elevator built into the rocks leads down to a private beach and to the Carlino restaurant. The spa and tennis court between the cliffs are also not to be missed. ... Learn moreless
Ravello, located a few kilometres off, is a small cultured town renowned for the exquisite beauty of its monuments. They include the Duomo with its museum, Villa Rufolo at the heart of the historic centre where the Ravello Festival concerts are held, and the more important Villa Cimbrone with the very...Read More less
This is undoubtedly the most spectacular (and most renowned) of the entire Amalfi Coast. Departure is from Praiano or Agerola, arriving in Nocelle di Positano in about 3 hours during which you enjoy splendid views along the Coast right up to Faraglioni di Capri. To fully understand the name Paths of...Read More less
As the oldest Maritime Republic in Italy, Amalfi remains a city apart. This former city-state boasted up to 70,000 inhabitants before a terrible earthquake nearly erased it from the map in 1343. Today, its 5,000 inhabitants work to preserve the beauty of its white facades, small squares, and lovely fountains...Read More less
Property reopened on 01/07/2020 (dd/mm/yy)
Restaurant and hotel in a village. On the stunning headland where the gulf of Naples meets the gulf of Salerno, Alfonso and Ernesto Iaccarino create dishes that reflect his love for this slice of Italy dotted with lemon groves, vineyards and olive trees. Using fresh produce from his own farm, Le Peracciole, Iaccarino creates simple Mediterranean marvels, such as swordfish with chickpeas and thyme, goatfish with rosemary and cucumber, and pasta with clams and courgettes. His wife and two sons give a family touch to the ambience and the combination of exceptional produce, warm hospitality and Iaccarino’s skills make the difference. ... Learn moreless
Discover the Costa del Mito as you retrace ancient history between the Bay of Leranto, Mount San Costanzo and the Deserto di Sant’Agata sui due Golfi. If you visit the area guided by a map of pathways discovered in recent years, it is possible to get to the following sites by crossing a protected zone...Read More less
Property reopened on 12/06/2020 (dd/mm/yy)
Hotel and restaurant on the seafront. There is an eternal, timeless beauty to the Gulf of Naples, with its jagged coast and deep-blue sea, and the Vesuvius rising in the background. In the most picturesque corner of Sorrento, the Bellevue Syrene was opened in 1820, having been originally designed in 1750 as a private residence built on the foundations of a Roman villa. The location, decor, comfort and sense of history at this hotel make it an extraordinary place. The fishponds full of water lilies evoke the Roman times, while frescos painted as a tribute to famous guests adorn the walls. The recent refurbishment of the hotel has balanced respect for the glorious past with contemporary comfort. ... Learn moreless
Take a road trip from Sorrento to Salerno via Positano, Praiano and Amalfi, and discover one of the most beautiful coastlines on the continent, listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Route SS163 winds its way above the azure sea past terraced villages, inlets and rugged beaches. With your Vespa hugging...Read More less
Is it because of its name meaning “land of the mermaids” that Sorrento attracts divers? Snorkeling and diving spots abound along the peninsula amidst shipwrecked ruins, grottoes and caves. And each dive at Punta Campanella brings new wonder. Maybe it’s because this natural marine reserve is very close...Read More less
Property reopened on 01/07/2020 (dd/mm/yy)
Hotel and restaurant on the seafront. The hotel, perched on a cliff over the sea in a breathtaking position in Capri, offers from everywhere one of the most beautiful views in the world. Once a summer house of a Russian Prince, it is now a boutique hotel with an exquisite décor much loved by King Farouk of Egypt who was booking his suite for the year. Here you can enjoy the stunning infinity pool overlooking the Bay of Naples, the flavours of the restaurant with one of the best views on the island, the piano on the terrace at sunset and the wonderful gardens. Feel welcome to the land of aesthetes and start discovering the blue legend of Capri! ... Learn moreless
Created by the Emperor that gave them their name, the Gardens of Augustus immediately offer you the most spectacular view of the Faraglioni, the legendary rock formations just off the coast of Capri. At the beginning of the 20th century, German industrialist August Krupp redesigned the Gardens by placing...Read More less
The Piazza Umberto I seems more like a theater than a town square! Before the sun begins to set, everyone finds a spot on one of the chic café terraces to enjoy the spectacle. In a matter of moments, the piazza transforms into a stage, and those parading by captivate everyone’s attention. People come...Read More less
Property reopened on 17/07/2020 (dd/mm/yy)
Restaurant and hotel in a village. Located on the magical island of Ischia, in the village of Casamicciola, the Terme Manzi Hotel & Spa is an architectural gem built in the 19th century. This elegant and sophisticated palace, with its beautiful furnishings and decor, is where the mind and body become one to embrace the warm thermal waters of the Gurgitello Spring, well-known since antiquity for their regenerating, healing and therapeutic properties. They best combine with the fabulous qualities of organic volcanic clay for a revitalizing synthesis, the mud therapy. At all three restaurants, the chef chooses from the genuine ingredients that the Ischian sea and countryside have to offer, creating dishes that bring together the great Mediterranean tradition with new Italian culinary creativity, and will take you on a journey to discover the “emotional cuisine”. ... Learn moreless
Ischia is a volcanic island whose coastline is dotted with a succession of sheltered inlets and beautiful sandy beaches heated by the steam of geysers. Depending on your mood and the time of day, you can choose the Spaggia dei Pescatore beach facing the islands of Procida and Vivara, where you can see...Read More less
Visconti arrived in Ischia in the mid 1940s and, fascinated by the island's beauty, bought "La Colombaia", a beautiful white villa located between Lacco Ameno and Forio. It was love at first sight for the film director who restored and decorated it with great passion, giving it an interesting mark...Read More less
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To give you inspiration, Relais & Châteaux presents the Routes du Bonheur: Suggestions for travel itineraries that you can fully personalise according to your wishes and the experiences you would like to discover. Our consultants are available to help customise your route and assist you in making reservations at our properties. It is up to you to reserve any recommended activities on-site or nearby that might interest you.
"Can beauty be told? You could try perhaps… but you have to see beauty with your own eyes, contemplate it with your own soul. Our spirit, which needs beauty to develop and become calm again , opens up to beauty by contemplating harmony.
Our land: the Sorrento peninsula– the beauty of which can be contemplated from the gently sloping hillside facing the Golf of Naples, interspersed with Olive trees, or from the one overlooking the Amalfi Coast with its breathtaking cliffs and lemon-tree-surrounded little houses– offers boundless harmony. Apart from the two hillsides, there also are the Golf's islands of Capri, Ischia, Procida, and the majestic but never-tamed Mount Vesuvius, which seems to recall the hands of the merciful Father from Rembrandt's painting, at the same time generous and loving in the gift of wealth, but equally strong and full of raw energy. That's how we see being in a land whose magic you can fully enjoy just by looking at it with your own eyes.
Points of reflection can abound; the deep marks of history, the dreams of people who lived through history and are living through it are laid out before the eyes of this land which is experiencing it and before those of visitors who come to admire it. Our hope is that everyone, sooner or later, gets the chance to enjoy the beauty around us."