Palazzo Avino (formerly Palazzo Sasso) is a stunning five-star deluxe hotel on Italy’s famed Amalfi coast. Built in what was once a 12th century private villa for an Italian noble family and opened as a hotel in 1997, Palazzo Avino has been rated as one of the world’s finest hotels and boasts one-star Michelin dining. Tucked away in the medieval hilltop village of Ravello and perched high on the cliffs, 350 m (1,000 ft) above the sparkling Mediterranean, Palazzo Avino overlooks some of the coast’s most picturesque fishing villages.
The hotel has 32 rooms and 11 suites, all decorated with hand made Vietri tiles, antique carpets, furniture from the 18th and 19th centuries and brass accessories and appliqués. Frette Linen and Bulgari amenities, satellite TV, safe, minibar, internet access and iPod docking stations are also available in each room.
Guests can enjoy in 20 metres, outdoor, heated pool, Rossellinis – 1 Michelin star restaurant, Caffé dell’Arte, Terrazza Belvedere, Spa/Beauty centre and Beach Club Club House by the Sea, 15 minute drive from Ravello.
Perched 1000 feet above the Gulf of Salerno, 20 minutes from the crowded Positano, this hotel is the heaven on earth.