Luxury hotel holiday Palazzo Avino Amalfi

Palazzo Avino is a boutique 5-star hotel occupying a striking location in Ravello, perched high above the coast. The building dates from the 12th century and became an aristocratic villa before being lovingly converted to a hotel in 1997. The rooms and suites are decorated with Vietri tiles, antique carpets and furniture from the 18th and 19th centuries. Rosselini's restaurant offers gourmet dining with Mediterranean flair, whilst the Terrazza Belvedere offers small bites and fresh pasta, accompanied by glorious views of the coast. There is a beach clubhouse with shuttle service.
Included in your Expressions holiday
  • Accommodation in a double or twin room on bed and breakfast
  • Scheduled flights with British Airways London to Naples
  • Private car transfer airport to hotel and back
  • Concierge service and Expressions Holidays regional helpful hints
  • Optional room and flight upgrades. Details on request

Luxury bespoke holidays and tours to Palazzo Avino, Amalfi

Palazzo Avino is a 5-star deluxe boutique hotel occupying a very privileged location on the Amalfi Coast. Excellent cuisine and spa facilities and a sense of opulent historicity afford guests a truly luxurious and indulgent experience.

Facts in brief

Official star rating 5

Location 5 minute walk to the Villa Rufolo

Annual opening 3 April to 18 October

Closest airport Naples

Distance from airport The hotel is about 75-minutes' drive from Naples Airport

Hotel facilities and services

One-star Michelin Restaurant "Rossellinis", Restaurant Terrazza Belvedere, Lobster and Martini Bar, Garden, Rooftop Sun Deck, Plunge Pools, Two Jacuzzi Pools, Gym, Spa, Lifts, Valet Parking (Approximately Euro 40 per day), 24-hour Room Service, Outdoor Heated Swimming Pool, Beach Club Clubhouse by the Sea (open from 1 May 2018), Massage, Babysitting, Welcome Amenities.

Out and about nearby

Ravello Summer Music Festival, Boat Trips from Amalfi to Capri and Positano, the Amalfi Coast with its dramatic land and seascapes, Pompeii and Herculaneum, Market in Ravello on Tuesdays. 

Sports nearby

Swimming in the sea, Riding, Tennis, Walking.

Special offers for this holiday>

Holiday price guide Sample prices are per person based on two people sharing a Queen mountain side view room for 7 nights

From about

£1,620

Holiday Code IE183

The prices displayed here are a guide only. Each holiday price will be tailor-made at the time of booking to reflect all actual costs including up-to-date special offers.

Luxury bespoke holidays and tours to Palazzo Avino, Amalfi

Formerly the Palazzo Sasso, Palazzo Avino continues to receive very favourable reports from our clients since its opening in 1997. Situated in the heart of Ravello splendidly overlooking the Amalfi coast, the Palazzo Avino occupies a 12th-century palace now completely refurbished yet with its regional Moorish influences having been retained. The colour of pinkish terracotta on the outside, the interior is cool and light with marble and pale coloured furnishings. The Caffe dell'Arte is an elegant lounge-bar serving snacks and afternoon tea, Terrazza Belvedere offers fresh pasta and light bites, whilst one floor below is the gourmet one-Michelin-starred Rossellinis Restaurant. The bedrooms face both the sea and the mountains. They all vary slightly in size but are comfortably and elegantly furnished in a restrained, understated fashion. In the marble bathrooms, bathrobes and slippers are provided. The views are quite superb from the hotel and many a peaceful hour could be spent on the terrace sipping a refreshing drink or up on the sun deck enjoying the panorama of the Amalfi coast below and the hills around Ravello. An added bonus is the open-air swimming pool at the hotel, which enjoys a splendid situation on one of the garden terraces with views of the sea. There is also a spa with a hydropool, steam bath, sauna and treatment rooms. The hotel also has its own beach club, Clubhouse by the Sea, situated a 15-minute drive from Ravello, which open 1st May. The Palazzo Avino is an ideal place for honeymoons and special occasions. It enjoys a great reputation, so early booking is advisable.

Room descriptions

Palazzo Avino has 43 rooms and suites with air-conditioning, satellite television, telephone, minibar, safe. Extra bed/ sofa bed available upon request.

King Mountain Side Room
Superior Mountain Side Room
King Mountain Side Room with balcony
Queen Mountain Room partial sea view
Queen Mountain Room partial sea view with balcony
Deluxe Sea View Room
Deluxe Sea View Room with balcony
Superior Junior Suite with Sea View
Junior Suite with Sea View
Deluxe Suite with Terrace
Orrizzonte Suite with Sea View and Balcony
Infinito Suite with Sea View and Terrace
Belvedere Suite with Sea View and Terrace

Special offers for this holiday>

Holiday price guide Sample prices are per person based on two people sharing a Queen mountain side view room for 7 nights

From about

£1,620

Holiday Code IE183

The prices displayed here are a guide only. Each holiday price will be tailor-made at the time of booking to reflect all actual costs including up-to-date special offers.

Luxury bespoke holidays and tours to Palazzo Avino, Amalfi

The journey and how you get there

For a holiday to Palazzo Avino in Ravello, our clients usually fly to Naples airport or arrive by train at Naples railway station. From the airport and the station, we recommend a private car transfer which we would include in our holiday price. It is also possible to have a hire-car for a stay at this hotel, especially if you want to tour the region. We will arrange this for you if required.

Additional information

Children: Baby cots are avaiable free of charge. Babysitting is available upon request.

Other information: Please note that an extra bed is not available in the Queen Mountain Side Room.

Special offers

Stay 4 nights, pay for 3 April 2020 Stay 4 nights, pay for 3 between 3 April 2020 and 30 April 2020. Applicable to all room types. Cannot be combined with any other offer. Restrictions apply.

Stay 4 nights, pay for 3 October 2020 Stay 4 nights, pay for 3 between 8 October 2020 and 18 October 2020. Applicable to all room types. Cannot be combined with any other offer. Restrictions apply.

Holiday price guide Sample prices are per person based on two people sharing a Queen mountain side view room for 7 nights

From about

£1,620

Holiday Code IE183

The prices displayed here are a guide only. Each holiday price will be tailor-made at the time of booking to reflect all actual costs including up-to-date special offers.

Luxury bespoke holidays and tours to Palazzo Avino, Amalfi

About Amalfi Coast

An Expressions tailor-made holiday to the Amalfi Coast is perfect for those looking for relaxation as well as sightseeing in coastal towns such as Amalfi, Positano, Ravello and Sorrento on the Amalfi Coast as well as the islands of Capri and Ischia. The Amalfi Coast is best known for its dramatic coastal scenery, deep gorges and violently-shaped rocks that plunge into a deep blue sea, tempered by the luxuriant vegetation that thrives in the favourable climate; lemons, oranges, olives, almonds, vines, camellias and bougainvillaea. Human habitation thrives in the tiny fishing villages in rocky coves and in the pink and white-washed flat-roofed or domed buildings that hug the cliffs in layers. The Amalfi Coast's history of trading throughout the Mediterranean still shows in the Moorish and Byzantine architectural styles; domes and arcades, wrought-iron balconies and colourful ceramic tiles which depict the region. The cuisine of the Amalfi Coast is light and simple, based on local fish and shellfish, lemons and oranges, mozzarella and fresh herbs. Whilst the climate of the Amalfi Coast is particularly appealing too, there are numerous excursion and sightseeing possibilities for your holiday including the islands of Procida, Capri and Ischia, the city of Naples, the Roman towns of Pompeii and Herculaneum, the romance of Ravello, the bustle of Sorrento and the charm of Positano.

Highlights of the Amalfi Coast

A drive along the Amalfi coast from Positano to Amalfi offers stunning and breath-taking scenery. Visit the Emerald Cave near Vettica Minore by boat. Enjoy the superb view of the coast from the 13th Century Gothic Villa Rufolo in Ravello (we offer garden tour holidays of the Amalfi Coast and Capri including a visit to Villa Rufolo). Spend a full day visiting the awe-inspiring site of Pompeii, visiting the remains of the villas containing both vibrant and delicate frescoes. Herculaneum is nearby and also worth visiting. The Greek site of Paestum has outstanding Doric temples. In the resort of Amalfi stroll along the Via Genova and the Via Capuano taking in the typical architecture of Campania with the flower-covered balconies, narrow alleyways leading to fountain-filled little squares. Take the chairlift on Capri to Monte Solaro or walk to the Migliara Belvedere for a view of the lighthouse. On Ischia visit the beaches of Citara and Maronti and enjoy a morning's walk to Monte Epomeo for panoramic views of the coast. Well worth visiting is the often-forgotten island of Procida between Naples and Ischia, with its vines and fishing, flat roofed white houses and atmosphere most characteristic of the region in bygone days. Visit Vietri for ceramics as well as stalls of lemons, garlic and peppers.

Cultural highlights of the Amalfi Coast

The House of the Vettii at Pompeii, the baroque Palazzo Reale at Caserta, Villa Jovis in Capri, the Doric temples of Paestum, Michelozzo`s tomb of Cardinal Rinaldo Brancaccio in the 14th Century church of Sant`Angelo, and in Naples: `Modesty` by Antonio Corradini in the Cappella Sansevero, the Gothic church of San Lorenzo Maggiore and the Majolica tiles in the cloisters of the 14th Century Santa Chiara.

Festivals on the Amalfi Coast

The Ravello music festival June to July, the festival of San Costanzo on 14 May on Capri, the festival of Sant`Antonio in Anacapri on 13 June, the festival of Madonna della Liberta in Marina Grande in September, Lo Sbarco dei Saraceni in Positano on the second Sunday in August.

Gastronomy of the Amalfi Coast

Neapolitan cuisine is now famous the world over for its use of tomatoes, pizza, mozzarella cheese, dried pasta and lemons. Local specialities include Mozzarella in Carrozza, Panzanella alla napoletana, Pasta alla sorrentina (with scamorza cheese and tomatoes), Sartu (an elaborate rice pie stuffed with meats, sausages, mushrooms etc), Timballo di Maccheroni (also elaborate with maccheroni baked in a pie and a sauce of chicken livers, mushrooms and black truffles), Carciofi ripieni alla napoletana (baked stuffed artichokes), Coviglie (a mousse-like dessert), Sproccolati (sun-dried figs on sticks) and Sfogliatelle (breakfast pastries). The region produces a number of excellent red and white wines. The most famous white is called Lacrimi Christi, from vines grown on the slopes of Mount Vesuvius. Taurasi from Avellino is a full-bodied red. Capri, Ischia and Sorrento all produce their own local wines.

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