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Villa Maria

THE HOTEL: Villa Maria is an elegant boutique hotel in an historic and elaborate Liberty-style villa. It has lovely, spacious Art Deco rooms. The slick marble floors and colouful hand-painted Vietri tiles add the perfect touches. There are fabulous views from the terraces along the coast. Many celebrities including Mussolini and the sculptor, Umberto Mastroianni have holidayed here. Villa Maria also has a bar, a restaurant with a rooftop terrace and a solarium. A swimming pool is available for guests at the nearby Hotel Giordano.

The house once belonged to the Marquis de Cinque. It was turned into a luxurious hotel in 1934 by the Palumbo family. They have now been running the hotel for four generations. Professor Palumbo, a former French teacher, bubbles over with enthusiasm, personally managing his young staff and he is always ready to help guests make the best of their holiday in Amalfi. The family also run an agency that organises excursions, boat trips, a cooking school, a restaurant, a villa, available for receptions, and another nearby hotel.

The rooms at the Villa Maria are divided into Junior Suites, Standard and Superior rooms. All are elegantly furnished with antiques and fine fabrics. The floors and bathrooms are covered with hand-painted Vietri tiles. Each room has a shower or bath with Jacuzzi and the Junior Suite has both. Each room has a balcony or a veranda overlooking the sea or lemon groves. The junior suites can accommodate families.

THE FOOD: The Nonna Orsola restaurant has been commended by the Accademia della Cucina and Gambero Rosso. Eating here is one of the delights of any stay in the hotel. Among the famous people who have dined here are Hugh Grant, Matt Dillon, Giulio Andreotti, Gianni Brera, Lina Wermuller and Luciano de Crescenzo. Movie stars and celebrities originally came to eat the delicious local dishes that were cooked by Grandma Orsola, who founded the restaurant. Many of her recipes still appear on the menu.
Join one of the hotel's well known cooking courses and the chef will show you how to pick the best fruit and vegetables in his organic cottage garden. He will also take you to the harbour to inspect the fishermen's morning catch and to a local buffalo mozzarella farm to see the cheese being made.

THE ICING ON THE CAKE: Guests can stroll through the gardens and visit the cave with its tiny chapel, where the peasants once prayed during their work breaks.

The hotel is in a cobblestone street, minutes from Ravello's main square. Ravello is 10 minutes by car from the Amalfi Coast.

WHAT TO SEE AND DO: The hotel has a beauty centre, Carlà, which offers a variety of different treatments. The staff can arrange tennis and sailing lessons for adults and children.
Villa Maria is located close to Ravello's beautiful villas – the Villa Rufolo and the Villa Cimbrone. These are the spots to take the best panoramic photographs of the coastline and in the summer they host cultural events and open-air concerts, which are not to be missed.
Ravello is a good base for exploring the picturesque villages of the Amalfi Coast, Amalfi, Vietri sul Mare and Positano. See the archaeological excavations of Pompeii and Herculaneum and be sure to take a trip to Naples or Capri.

GOOD TO KNOW: Before you arrive, call the hotel so that they can send someone to help carry luggage from the parking lot, which is close to the main square of Ravello. Book through 'boutique hotel italy' for at least 3 nights and get 10% discount.  


   LOCATION: : Village Center: 5 mins walk away - "Napoli Centrale" railway station: 75 Km (1h15 by taxi) - "Salerno" railway station: 28 Km (40mins by taxi) - Naples "Capodichino" Airport: 75 Km (1h20 by taxi)


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  • City / Region: Amalfi Coast
  • Located In: Village
  • Hotel Type: Luxury Hotel, Boutique Hotel
  • Hotel Facilities: Car Parking, Restaurant , Garden/Terrace, Bar, Perfect for Wedding
  • Hotel Features: Family Friendly, Romantic
  • Price Per Night: €200-€300, €300-€400
  • Room Type(s): Triple Room, Quadruple Room, Family Rooms (two connected), Room with Jacuzzi, Classic Double, Junior Suite, Suite
  • Room Features: Mini Bar, Safety Deposit Box, Free Wi-fi, Air-Conditioning, Lcd Tv, Jacuzzi shower (in some rooms), Private garden (some rooms), Private balcony (some rooms)
  • Activities: Hiking, Countryside Walks, Cooking Classes, Watersports, Swimming, Boat Tour, Beach
  • Hotel Address: Via Santa Chiara, 84010 Ravello Salerno
  • Telephone: +39 089 857255
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