The Amalfi Coast and Cinque Terre in Italy are destinations that typically top the bucket lists of most travelers. In contrast to its Northern Italian counterpart, the Amalfi Coast extends along the Southern Italian shoreline and holds the prestigious UNESCO World Heritage Site designation, owing to its unparalleled natural beauty. Given its larger expanse, visitors have the opportunity to explore numerous historic towns, enchanting Italian villages, archaeological treasures (such as Herculaneum), and locally-owned cafes that make for valuable additions to their travel itineraries. And let's not forget about the extraordinary hotels.
Whether you opt for a base in Capri, Positano, or one of the islands in the Bay of Naples, Southern Italy boasts some of the world's most astonishing hotels. These accommodations range from regal lodgings overlooking the ocean to white-washed villas complete with private terraces that are certain to make you feel like a celebrity. What's more, many of these hotels are conveniently accessible via a brief ferry ride to popular destinations such as Tuscany, Milan, Rome, Naples, and Venice, and they offer exciting day trip opportunities to nearby places like Bari, Calabria, or the captivating island of Sicily.
Read on to discover the very finest hotels in Southern Italy.
ii San Pietro Di Positano
Il San Pietro di Positano is a marvel, quite literally carved into the dramatic Italian cliffs. Every room within this 5-star gem is a work of art, leaving you with a touch of melancholy when you bid adieu to your Southern Italy sojourn.
Each room boasts a private terrace and a unique decor characterized by hand-painted ceramic tiles and carefully curated furniture adorned in luxurious fabrics. The Michelin-starred Zass restaurant, located on-site, presents an international menu crafted from the bounty of the hotel's organic vegetable garden and local suppliers.
However, the true highlight of Il San Pietro di Positano may well be its beach club—a gateway to a private haven nestled within a natural cove. Here, vibrant orange sun chairs beckon beside crystal-clear waters. If you can manage to leave this idyllic setting for a day trip, consider exploring the charming city of Matera in the Basilicata region, another captivating destination in Southern Italy.
$100 credit for food and beverages
Daily breakfast for two guests per bedroom, available in the restaurant
Potential upgrades and extended check-in/check-out times, subject to availability.
Le Sirenuse, a cherished family-owned establishment, resides just steps away from the bustling pedestrian center of Positano. This picturesque cliffside village in Southern Italy is renowned for its breathtaking vistas and historic Baroque treasures, including the Chiesa di Santa Maria Assunta, graced by a Byzantine icon of the Virgin Mary. The original villa, which has since expanded into adjacent buildings, houses the Michelin-starred La Sponda Restaurant. Here, guests can savor fresh seafood and pasta kissed by olive oil beneath a canopy of twinkling candles and the enchanting backdrop of live music.
Le Sirenuse also offers complimentary boat rides to neighboring towns along the Amalfi Coast, allowing you to explore the coastal beauty at your leisure. Moreover, the hotel can arrange day trips to other captivating coastal Italian cities such as Salerno. Additionally, through the hotel's services, you have the opportunity to plan excursions to Mount Vesuvius, Pompeii, Herculaneum, the city of Naples, or arrange transfers to Naples' airport.
$100 spa credit
Daily breakfast for two guests per bedroom
The potential for upgrades and extended check-in/check-out times, subject to availability.
JK Place Capri
Despite its unassuming name, JK Place Capri exudes the elegance of a chic Italian villa that could easily belong to George and Amal Clooney. Nestled off the coast of Naples, this stunning hotel is bathed in a brilliant white hue that beautifully contrasts with the sapphire waters, evoking the essence of Santorini. As you step indoors, you'll find the rooms to be equally enchanting, whether you're treated to sweeping views of the Bay of Naples and the Sorrento Peninsula or gazing upon the majestic Monte Solaro.
One €60 spa credit.
Grand Hotel Quisisana
You're likely familiar with the saying, 'if it works, don't fix it.' Well, that sentiment might as well serve as the guiding principle for the Grand Hotel Quisisana, an establishment that has been 'working it' since its inauguration in 1845. This historic hotel has been a haven for stylish travelers hailing from all corners of Europe and beyond for generations, captivating guests with its impeccable service and breathtaking vistas of the ocean.
Nestled on the island of Capri, the Quisisana beckons with its Greek-inspired white-washed rooms adorned with blue mosaic floors, all complemented by the sparkling Mediterranean Sea peeking through behind billowing white curtains. Whether you're unwinding with an aperitivo or savoring a meal drizzled with olive oil (after all, this is Italy), you can do so in style at the on-site Colombaia Restaurant.
Capri Tiberio Palace
At first glance of the Capri Tiberio Palace, with its mesmerizing mosaic-adorned pool, you'll instantly realize that choosing this 5-star hotel was a decision well-made. Housed within a 19th-century edifice, this boutique gem is nestled in the heart of Capri, a captivating island just off the Amalfi Coast. The Capri Tiberio Palace enjoys a prime location mere steps away from the iconic Piazzetta and the fashionable Italian boutiques that line Via Camerelle.
When you're not basking in the splendor of Southern Italy at the Spa Tiberio or by the pool with its Mediterranean vistas, you'll be savoring Roman classics at the on-site Terrazza Tiberio restaurant.
$100 credit for resort/hotel amenities
Daily breakfast for two guests per bedroom
The possibility of upgrades and extended check-in/check-out times, subject to availability.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Al Khan is the founder ofLightedTrek.com and an experienced travel advisor. He loves great hotel experiences and also loves helping people match their ideal place to stay, no matter their budget or travel style. Al is a people person who loves to build strong relationships and make a difference in his community.
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