As the most supremely stylish and glamorous hotel in southern Italy, occupying an 1876 villa above Marina Grande harbor, this almost makes other accommodations on Capri seem dowdy and dull. Nautical blue walls and white Corinthian columns set off a symphony of vintage photographs, 19th-century bronzes, and white-linen wing armchairs. Outside,a regal stone sphinx presides over teak-lined bay-side terraces; across a small lawn, flowering fruit trees shade the gargantuan
pool. The guest rooms have a Hamptons-meets-Mediterranean Modern vibe, thanks to billowing white drapes, four-poster beds, and 1940s French commodes. Nonresidents can use the spa and gym services.