January 14, 2013
By: K. Clare Johnson
Meet Palazzo Avino! Formerly known as Palazzo Sasso, this stunning five-star deluxe hotel on Italy's famed Amalfi Coast has been rated as one of the world’s finest hotels and boasts two-star Michelin dining.
Here are few details about this amazing property:
-Built in what was once a 12th century private villa for an Italian noble family and opened as a hotel in 1997.
-All rooms and suites are decorated with hand made Vietri tiles, antique carpets, furniture from the 18th and 19th centuries and brass accessories and appliques.
-A 20 meter outdoor heated swimming pool is situated in the gardens of Palazzo Avino with an amazing view of the sea and the mountains.
-Dining at Palazzo Avino is truly a unique experience. You can enjoy a candle light dinner served in the two Michelin starred Rossellinis restaurant or a delicious casual meal at Terrazza Belvedere.
-Horses are available for treks on most of the scenic mountain routes.
-The gymnasium is located in the gardens under white gazebos and overlooks the Mediterranean Sea. A variety of technogym equipment is available.
-The surroundings of the seven village fragments' of Ravello amount to a wild, scenic garden affording leisurely walks or more challenging treks up into the mountains.
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By: K. Clare Johnson
October 10, 2012
By: Oksana Balytsky
Beginning in January 2013, the Palazzo Sasso will be renamed to its founding family’s name: Palazzo Avino. Situated on a cliff top 1,000 feet above sea level, this stunning luxury hotel overlooks the Amalfi coastline and has 43 exclusive rooms and suites. Originally built in the 12th century, the Palazzo Sasso has been transformed into an architectural masterpiece, and it’s the only hotel in Ravello that has a beach club. A few other key features include a twenty meter heated rooftop pool, ample opportunities to go wine tasting, and a state-of-the-art wellness spa.
Make your reservations at this luxury hotel today to experience the Palazzo Sasso, and be sure to come back in the New Year to take in the newly improved Palazzo Avino!
By: Oksana Balytsky
March 9, 2012
By: Christopher Roney
Bucket lists. We've probably all got one, and I can't get over my slightly morbid fascination of the idea of making the list of the things you'd like to live framed around dying. Maybe it's that the finitude of life creates a sweet sense of urgency that makes experience all the more poignant. But I'm not here to philosophize; I leave that to the well-bearded among us. I'm here to tell you about the second edition of 1,000 Places To See Before You Die with the much more uplifting subtitle: A Traveler's Life List.
A coffeetable book if there ever was one, 1,000 Places lays out some of the most unique and gorgeous places the world has to offer. And one of the things about the luxury hotel industry is that we've done a pretty good job of making sure that most of these places have the accommodations for you to experience them. Heading to the Amalfi Coast? Why not stay at the Palazzo Sasso, which has a breathtaking view of the ocean stretching out from its feet, 350 meters below. Or perhaps you're interested in Paris. The Plaza Athenee or Hotel de Crillon have you covered. It's really quite incredible when you step back to think how easy it is to experience the unique gems this blue-green sphere has to offer. So pick up your copy of 1,000 Places To See Before You Die and pick out your next vacation destination. We have certainly have some suggestions for you.
September 1, 2011
By: Mary Winston Nicklin
Where to go on a honeymoon when you're Kim Kardashian? Why Italy, of course. The reality TV star and her NBA beau escaped to the Amalfi Coast for some PDA-packed "alone time" after they tied the knot in Montecito, California on August 20th. They bunked down in a "Romeo and Juliet" chalet that costs $3,300 per night. The gorgeous Hotel Santa Caterina-- surrounded by olive groves and fruit orchards next to the Mediterranean sea-- must be counting their lucky stars for this PR opportunity!