Photos courtesy of Hotel Palumbo
21 rooms; some rooms located in a nearby annex.
Double rooms: 185–504 euros
Suites: 400–808 euros
Rates include: tax and service
Open: all year
Ravello can be reached by car or bus from Amalfi, 7 km down the hill. The hotel is signposted and easy to find. Charge for parking.
Nearby: Episcopio Winery; beach (hotel transfer); Villa Rufolo; Villa Cimbione; Amalfi; Salerno; Positano; Pompeii; hiking; horseback riding
Yes. Inquire hotel for details.
Walk through the bougainvillea-covered entryway and enter a romantic world of marble columns and arches, stone galleries, and passageways, all filled to the brim with lush green plants and fresh flowers. A suggestion of North Africa underscores the Hotel Palumbo’s striking, ancient architecture.
There are only 21 guest rooms, allowing less a hotel feel and more of a private guest house exclusivity. Individually furnished with perfect taste, rooms are named, not numbered. Many are decorated with 16th- 18th-century antiques belonging to the Vuilleumier family. Many of the rooms, too, have individual terraces with terrific views.
Dining at the Hotel Palumbo is either in an elegant 17th-century dining room with a vaulted ceiling and featuring a priceless painting by Guido Reni, one of Caravaggio’s students, or on the terrace with a panoramic view of the Amalfi coast.
When the weather is fine, the Hotel Palumbo maintains a private luxury villa down at the beach.
Produces its own wine under the Episcopio label
Unique architecture and fabulous views of the Amalfi coast