Hotel Palumbo

Via San Giovanni del Toro 16, Ravello, Campania, 84010, Italy

This is the real deal—the only great hotel left in Ravello that's still a monument to the Grand Tour sensibility that first put the town on the map. Legendarily old-fashioned (originally a 12th-century palazzo), the Palumbo has long welcomed visiting somebodies: Wagner, who composed on the piano in the lobby; Bogart, filming Beat the Devil; a young Jack and Jackie Kennedy; and Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie. Ancient marble columns, mosaic-tile floors, and museum-quality antiques create an elegant ambience, and innovative Continental cuisine is served in the gloriously gilded Confalone restaurant.

PROS

  • impossibly romantic
  • wonderful coastal retreat
  • incredible Bay of Salerno views

CONS

  • with all this finery it can be difficult to relax
  • restaurant closed November–March

Location

QUICK FACTS

Hotel
Romantic, Views
Sophisticated
Central
Grande Dame

HOTEL INFO

Phones: 089-857244

HOTEL DETAILS

10 rooms, 7 suites
Rate Includes: Breakfast

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