Palazzo Avino

Amalfi Coast, Italy

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    Breathtaking views from Ravello and an exclusive beach club

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    Breathtaking views from Ravello and an exclusive beach club

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    Breathtaking views from Ravello and an exclusive beach club

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    Breathtaking views from Ravello and an exclusive beach club

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    Breathtaking views from Ravello and an exclusive beach club

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    Breathtaking views from Ravello and an exclusive beach club

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    Breathtaking views from Ravello and an exclusive beach club

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    Breathtaking views from Ravello and an exclusive beach club

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    Breathtaking views from Ravello and an exclusive beach club

Why we choose Palazzo Avino

A ratio of two employees per guestroom ensures your every whim is not only met, but anticipated

  • Art lovers will appreciate the antiques, contemporary art and sculptures in the rooms
  • A unique clifftop location in the heart of Medieval Ravello
  • Choose from 65 different martinis crafted by the in-house mixologist

If big and bustling is your thing, move along; the hotel is relatively small, and its location is definitely not urban. What it lacks in hubbub, it makes up for in amenities. Palazzo Avino has everything from a gourmet restaurant to a private beach club—not bad for a nearly 1,000-year-old property.

What you need to know about the hotel

It’s easy to imagine this 12th century building as the former aristocratic quarters it was, especially when you add Michelin-starred dining

  • The rooftop Solarium’s whirlpool is a perfect spot to relax and watch the sun set while sipping a glass of Prosecco
  • The exclusive beach club is a seaside villa featuring a pool, relaxation rooms, gardens, sun terraces and fresh seafood
  • Dine on a terrace overlooking the coastline at Rossellinis, the resort’s elegant, two-star Michelin restaurant

Palazzo Avino (formerly Palazzo Sasso) was once a private villa for an Italian noble family during the Middle Ages and Renaissance. Amazingly, some original rooms remain—like the entrance hall and a small bathroom used as a cellar in the restaurant. The hotel is family run, which may explain why they’re able to renovate and upgrade constantly—no waiting for “corporate” to approve the ideas. With 43 rooms, Palazzo Avino is a small operation, and the staff makes an effort to create a “welcome to the family” atmosphere. If you prefer anonymity, check into someplace larger.

There are no weak spots in the phenomenal rooms, with their handmade Vietri tiles, antique carpets and furniture and Bulgari amenities. We’re particularly partial to the bi-level Infinito Suite, which includes a terrace with a whirlpool.

Where is it and what's nearby

“Picturesque” may have been coined to describe Italy’s storied Amalfi Coast, the home of Palazzo Avino

  • The romantic island of Capri has enchanted visitors for 3,000 years and features endless natural and man-made wonders
  • The hour’s drive to Pompeii transports you back 2,000 years, courtesy of excavations that have recreated ordinary citizens’ daily lives
  • The hotel can arrange Neapolitan cooking lessons that let you take a taste of Italy home permanently

Some of the world’s most famous faces—people who could live anywhere they choose—have long opted to put down roots on the Amalfi Coast. Why? Because it’s just that beautiful. Palazzo Avino’s clifftop location perfectly illustrates why the area has captivated people for thousands of years, rising 1,000 feet above the sparkling Mediterranean to survey the coast. The medieval village of Ravello may not be a cosmopolitan hub like nearby Naples, but its time-stood-still quality is ideal for a peaceful escape.

How to enjoy Amalfi Coast

In a country known for La Dolce Vita, Amalfi reigns as a glamorous seaside icon that has won the hearts of Hollywood’s elite and stylish romance seekers for decades: one visit and you’ll join the ranks of the besotted

  • Start your sightseeing at Amalfi’s Duomo, with its gold leaf-embellished façade and millennia of history
  • Discover Amalfi’s legendary papermaking industry (whose products are still a Vatican favorite) with a tour of the Cartiera Amatruda mill
  • Pick up colorful pottery from shop merchants who will spin you a yarn as you browse

Perched on a cliff-side overlooking the Mediterranean, the Amalfi Coast’s stunning beauty makes it Honeymoon Central. But whether you’ve just tied the knot or have a few decades of wedded bliss under your belt, charming coastal towns like Amalfi, Positano and Ravello will make you feel like a teenager again with their postcard-perfect winding roads and sparkling sea views.

This youthful zeal comes in handy when exploring narrow alleys, lanes, villas, churches and marvelous villa gardens. Getting lost in these enchanting villages is the only way to discover their real character, however, so don’t even think about hiring a car; driving round here is only for the brave.

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    When to visit Amalfi Coast

    Amalfi and its coastal neighbors pretty much shut down during winter, so plan to visit April through October—though you’ll have to share with the rest of the world.

  • We say

    A sophisticated hotel in a charming, traditional village.

  • We say

    The food is great. The restaurant is one of the best in Ravello.

  • You need to know

    There’s a private beach club, exclusively for Palazzo Avino guests, housed in a waterside villa, complete with spa and restaurant.

  • Awards and accolades

    Rossellinis, the hotel’s restaurant, also open to the public, has one Michelin star at the hands of chef Michele Deleo.

  • Awards and accolades

    Palazza Avino earned a place in the 2013 Readers’ Choice Awards, making it one of the top 100 hotels in the world, as voted by Condé Nast Traveler readers.


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When you book with us

Because of our special relationship with Palazzo Avino, we include these exclusive benefits when you book through Protravel:

  • Upgrade on arrival, subject to availability
  • Daily buffet breakfast for up to two in-room guests, in restaurant or room service
  • USD $100 equivalent spa services credit, to be utilized during stay
  • Free access to the hotel SPA every day during the stay including: hydrotherapy pool, sauna, steam bath, achromatic showers (EUR €15 value per person, per day)
  • Complimentary internet service during the stay
  • Complimentary departure gift

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