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A Poem for Palazzo Avino

Overlooking the azure waters of the Amalfi lies Palazzo Avino, a stunning hotel in the pretty village of Ravello in Italy. Jules adored her time here so much, she wrote a poem to say thank you… 


View from the private beach club

I knew Chianti, Umbria and of course Brunello
The Isola d’Elba and the great Limoncello
The truffles of Norcia and pasta in Spello
But I could only dream one day of visiting Ravello.

Palazzo Avino is a jewel on the coast
A million miles from our Marmite and toast
A wonder of chic, emerald gardens, skies of blue –
A myriad of color – framed by marvelous views.

The freshness and colors mixed with antiquities and love
Have created this hotel which looks from above
Over the magical coast made immortal by films,
Glorious mosaics still produced from potteries and kilns.


Palazzo Avino’s elegant interior

Antonio is the Godfather who looks after all
Mariella the soul, forever on call
Donato the face of the food we all love
And Michele whose food surely comes from above?

They said Mount Olympia was the home of the gods
For them to lose one – what were the odds?
Palazzo Alvino was lucky – for he fell from the sky
To create the delicacies for mere mortals such as I!

To wake up and open your curtains to the view
Sunshine strewn like diamonds over a sea so blue
Green mountains and lemon groves and a fresh sea breeze
Palazzo Alvino seems to exist just to please.


Beach club view from the sea

Taking the boat to Positano on limpid waters of blue
Caves and Grottos full of colors and hues
Still made me think after my last Limoncello
I can’t wait to return to Ravishing Ravello!

So thank you Mariella for sharing your dream
For Theresa for the invitation – the girls you were a scream
For Francesco and Daniele and Jaqueline and all
We had such a good time – we all had a ball.


An idyllic spot to soak up the sun 

Now at BA check-in the man is not a good fellow,
As he looks at my bag – just FULL of ‘Ravello’
Linen and shoes and the blue donkey that is funny,
Is not making him smile as he wants some more money.

Why does he moan about kilos and fines
My case is about experience and souvenirs of great times –
I think I need a little drink, a teeny weeny limoncello
And to quietly go back in my head to Ravello!

Thank you!!!


Rossellinis restaurant terrace

To find out more on Palazzo Avino, call one of our Europe specialists on 020 8682 5080.

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