The hotel offers direct access to a private beach within a heavenly cove boasting crystal clear water and views of Positano. Carved out of the cliff, the lift will whisk you from the entrance hall to this little corner of paradise in seconds. In this idyllic setting, the solarium, restaurant and waterside bar serve as ideal venues from which to drink in the beauty of the Amalfi coast in peace. In the distance, you’ll see the faraglioni, four iconic rocky stacks rising proudly from the sea off the island of Capri.
Natural treasures abound on the Amalfi coast, some beautiful parks and gardens among them. Nestled on a cliff, the town of Ravello is home to the most stunning examples in the region. The gardens at Villa Rufolo, a residence that belonged to the Rufolos – a rich family of princes and merchants – are extraordinary. The villa opens onto gardens laid out in terraces with a breathtaking view of the sea below. This same landscape inspired Richard Wagner, who composed Parsifal while staying in Ravello. Every summer, the gardens of Villa Rufolo play host to a festival in honor of the German composer.
As our chief source of inspiration, we are pleased to be able to share our passion for the sea with you. At your disposal is a yacht, enabling you to venture along the Amalfi coast, or take in the Bay of Naples. Set sail on our Morgan 44 or "Joey", with or without a skipper, to truly appreciate the natural beauty of the coast at your leisure. Gazing at the rugged cliffs and colorful villages from the sea at sunset is an experience like no other. Every morning in summer, except on Sundays, you’ll have the option of spending a couple of hours out at sea. Cool off in the water and admire the stunning view of the coast before returning to the San Pietro for a signature cocktail.
The hillside village of Vietri on the Amalfi coast is world-famous for its hand painted majolica. Since the 17th century, craftspeople have taken inspiration from the colors of the landscape in creating motifs and glazes for the ceramics used to decorate both the walls of houses and the facades of monuments. Savoir-faire has been passed on from generation to generation, and Vietri remains an important production center for artistic and traditional ceramics in Italy. These beautiful ceramic pieces can be seen on tables in restaurants around the region. We can recommend the best places to go if you wish to take some home, or watch the craftsmen at work.
Winding its way between terraced vineyards, pastel colored villages and wonderfully fragrant lemon trees, the coastal road is one of the most beautiful routes for cycling enthusiasts in Italy. You’ll have plenty of opportunity to admire the magnificent sea view over the course of the itinerary we've created for you. Owing to its beauty and technicality, writer and endurance cyclist Juliana Buhring is particularly fond of the region. We offer you the unique opportunity to meet her and to benefit from her insight before you set off to explore it for yourself.
"If you want to discover wines produced on the Amalfi coast, come to an estate dating back to the 18th century, where the production uses rare local grape varieties, and has a Protected Designation of Origin."
"This is, without a doubt, the best-known and most beautiful excursion available on the Amalfi coast, as it allows you to look at the magnificent landscape for the entire duration. The route is relatively simple: it sets off from Agerola and leads to Positano in 3 hours, offering a breathtaking panorama throughout. It's a particularly captivating landscape as it brings together the solemnity of the Lattari mountains and the charm of the sea."
We are passionate about the health and wellbeing of our guests: what better place than our private beach to meditate enjoying the fresh sea air and rhythmic waves flowing in front of you. Il San Pietro offers a complimentary session of yoga or pilates every day -May to September- on the lawn by the beach at 9:00 am. Wake up your mind and soul in a setting of super beauty and feel energized all day long. Upon request, it’s possible to arrange for private yoga sessions by the water or on the room terrace. It’s an individualized practice designed with your goals in mind.