Perched 1,000 feet above sea level with unobscured views of the Amalfi Coast, Hotel Caruso sits on the Ravello cliffs with splendid gardens bursting with oleander and wisteria. The property first opened as a small pensione in 1893, then gained notoriety over the years that followed, welcoming a wealth of famous names including Ronald Reagan, Humphrey Bogart, Jackie Kennedy and Greta Garbo, to name a few. Today the Caruso is at the top of its game with tranquil rose gardens providing welcome respite from a day’s exploring, beautiful 18th century frescoes adorning the walls and a repeat guest list that turns competitors green with envy.
The Caruso encompasses 50 individually-styled rooms and suites, many of which boast private terraces, gardens or incredible sea views, and all of which are decorated with traditional Neapolitan furnishings and antiques. Facilities also include a cliff-top infinity pool with arguably the best view in Ravello, a spa and a fitness centre.
Dinner on the terrace of the Restaurant Belvedere is an outstanding experience, not least for the views but also for the delectable Mediterranean dishes; rich in authentic regional flavours, infused with a contemporary twist. Not to be missed is the signature Bellini with a slice of wood fired pizza as you soak in the unforgettable view from the pool snack bar. No day is complete without a late-night digestif and some good people-watching at the Arcade Bar – the hang out for the Amalfi jet set.
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THINGS TO DO AT THE HOTEL:
Enjoy a bird’s eye view of the Amalfi coastline from the heated infinity pool
Try a signature Happiness Ritual or one of many other treatments at the Wellness Centre
Take advantage of the fitness centre and personal trainers
THINGS TO DO NEARBY:
Complimentary boat excursions along the Amalfi Coast aboard “Ercole”, a traditional 16-metre wooden vessel
Two golf courses an hour’s drive away (both 18 holes)
Explore Pompei with a private guide
Discover the narrow streets and shops of Positano and Capri
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