Luxury hotel holiday Palazzo Belmonte Santa Maria di Castellabate, Campania

The four-star Palazzo Belmonte in Santa Maria di Castellabate south of Salerno offers historic and characterful accommodation. Still the residence of Prince Belmonte, most of the building has been converted into spacious suites with balcony or terrace and large windows that take in the sea view. A Mediterranean feel is captured in the floral inner courtyard and the pool area. The arrangement of the accommodation makes this a good choice for families wanting a beach holiday in a lesser-known part of the Italian coast.
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 Belmonte, Santa Maria di Castellabate

Palazzo Belmonte is a stunning 17th Century palazzo in an idyllic setting by the sea. Pristine historical gardens, a beautiful private beach and a serene terrace bar afford guests a secluded and indulgent retreat.

Facts in brief

Location 5 minute walk to Marina Piccola beach

Annual opening 8 May to 31 October

Closest airport Naples

Distance from airport The hotel is just under 2-hours' from Naples Airport

Hotel facilities and services

Private Beach (use included in the price), Swimming Pool and Terraces, Gardens, Bar, Parking in Grounds.

Out and about nearby

Market at Santa Maria di Castellabate on Saturday mornings, Vietri sul Mare (famous for its pottery), Salerno, Amalfi, Ravello, the historic sites of Pompeii, Herculaneum and Paestum, Padula.

Sports nearby

Water Sports, Diving Club, Boat Hire, Tennis, Riding, Cycle Hire.

Holiday accommodation was just what we were looking for - thank you for recommending this to us.
Ms B, August 2016

Holiday price guide Sample prices are per person based on two people sharing a Standard double room for 7 nights

From about

£1,220

Holiday Code IE237

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 Belmonte, Santa Maria di Castellabate

Palazzo Belmonte is a special and unique property, set in five acres of lush gardens and facing the sea at Santa Maria di Castellabate. As soon as one steps through the huge gates leading into the grounds and walks through the gardens, perfumed with the scent of jasmine and honeysuckle, time seems to stand still. Prince Belmonte occupies a private wing of the property, but the rest has been exquisitely converted to spacious suites without alteration to the original structure. Each suite at the Palazzo Belmonte is individual in shape and style; some have vaulted ceilings and some have terraces overlooking the sea, the gardens or the flower-filled inner courtyard, and in each case the thickness of the ancient walls negates the need for air-conditioning. Rooms are situated in the three wings of the main building, in an adjacent sixteenth century house called Edoardo's house, where there are suites, some of which have views along the coast and also in the Villa Belmonte, a villa of 26 rooms, all decorated in white which exudes a contemporary Mediterranean feel. Many of the rooms are ideal for families with living areas or adjoining rooms for children. The sandy beach, where the Palazzo Belmonte provides its own deckchairs and umbrellas, is accessed just through the grounds. The use of the chairs is free on a first-come, first-served basis. Alternatively, the large swimming pool, surrounded by spacious terraces and equipped with pool-side bar, changing rooms and showers, is situated just above the beach. Just across the bay from the Palazzo Belmonte is the Punta Licosa, private land owned by the Prince and ideal for walking and cycling and from where you can take a boat to a small island with a light house. This area is ideal for a beach holiday in a region that is less touristy than the Amalfi Coast and with better beaches.

Room descriptions

Palazzo Belmonte's rooms, apartments and suites are found across the Palazzo Belmonte, Edoardo's House, Villa Francesco and Villa Sofia. All rooms include a bathroom with shower or bath.

Francesco and Villa Sofia all rooms include a bathroom with shower or bath
Standard Double Room found on the first floor of Palazzo Belmonte
Charming Room in Edoardo's House
Double Room with Sea View and Terrace situated in the Palazzo Belmonte
Superior Double Room with terrace and sea view situated on third floor of Edoardo's House
Family Suite situated on the first floor of Palazzo Belmonte, accommodates up to 4 guest with two bedrooms and catering facilities
Patio Flower Suite
One-bedroom Suite with partial sea view found in Edoardo's House. Some rooms may interconnect.
One Bedroom Suite with terrace and sea view found in Edoardo's House
Holiday accommodation was just what we were looking for - thank you for recommending this to us.
Ms B, August 2016

Holiday price guide Sample prices are per person based on two people sharing a Standard double room for 7 nights

From about

£1,220

Holiday Code IE237

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 Belmonte, Santa Maria di Castellabate

The journey and how you get there

For a holiday to Palazzo Belmonte in Santa Maria di Castellabate, 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

Minimum stays: 3 nights minimum stay applies.

Other information: Located on the southern edge of Santa Maria di Castellabate. The hotel can organise food and wine holidays and walking itineraries.

Holiday accommodation was just what we were looking for - thank you for recommending this to us.
Ms B, August 2016

Holiday price guide Sample prices are per person based on two people sharing a Standard double room for 7 nights

From about

£1,220

Holiday Code IE237

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 Belmonte, Santa Maria di Castellabate

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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