Il San Pietro
At a Glance
In an area where space is at a premium, Il San Pietro still boasts a tennis court, beach club and vast panoramic terrace
Zass Restaurant has a Michelin star and amazing views
Every room and suite boasts its own private terrace with incredible views
Best time to Visit
Good time to visit
Average time to visit
The best time to visit the Amalfi Coast is in spring or late summer, when temperatures are pleasant and humidity levels are low. In July and August the climate is hot and humid, while the area is busy with tourists. Hotels in the Amalfi Coast tend to close for the winter, starting in October until they reopen in late March or April.
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As you wind your way towards Positano it would be easy to miss Il San Pietro, a marvellous hotel hewn from the rock of the Amalfi cliffs. But with private terraces in every room, a Michelin star, tennis court and beach club, this hotel cannot be ignored.
Il San Pietro threw open its doors, that happen to gaze out upon an endless sea view, in 1970 and the hotel has gone on to become an icon of this stretch of coastline. Film stars and world leaders alike have chosen it since then as a haven on this frenetic stretch of Amalfi's coastline.
With a shuttle into gorgeous Positano running 24/7, a stay here means you can have all the peace and tranquillity of a more remote hotel and yet have one of the areas most famous towns at your fingertips. The hotel is carved out of the rock face and maximises its location by offering 59 rooms and suites, each with a private terrace and of course a ubiquitous sea view.
An expansive terrace with sublime views, a Michelin star restaurant in Zass, a private tennis court in the shade of the cliffs and an expansive beach club with direct sea access, Il San Pietro really does have it all. You can be as active and adventurous as you like, exploring the coastline and its famous towns either by car or perhaps the hotels own private yacht "Joey". Or kick back with a Martini Rosso or prosecco in hand on a lounger at the beach. There are no pesky steps to contend with despite the vertiginous setting as the elevator carved in the cliff will take you between lobby and seafront in mere seconds.
A superb spa which uses La Prairie products offers a spacious gym, Turkish bath, Finnish shower and expansive treatment list.
For dining you can choose an elevated view at Zass with its Michelin star over Praiano or duck into the elevator to whisk you down to Carlino right on the edge of the sea. With the latter you can choose the walk past the hotels own vegetable gardens too!
Il San Pietro is a rare find in this part of Italy. Space where space is at a premium, incredible views and standard private terraces and incomparable facilities mean Il San Pietro won't disappoint.
All rooms are unique with great attention paid to the design and features. They are all distinguished by their marble floors and some feature private terraces with spectacular sea views creating a regal ambience. Each room is colourful and vibrant and every inch is immaculate including the bathrooms which come complete with rain showers, double sinks and whirlpool tubs. Rooms also include amenities such as free WiFi and flat-screen TVs.
There is a free shuttle to town available for all guests.
The hotel has its own private beach with a solarium, Cassiano restaurant and bar by the sea. An elevator carved into the cliff ensures you can travel down in style. The hotel also has a spa and tennis courts and a Michelin starred restaurant.
Guests can enjoy a boat trip on the hotel's private yacht that is available for full or half day rentals.
Cooking class in Amalfi
Learn how to create traditional recipes from the Amalfi Coast in a private cooking class under the guidance of a professional chef. Located in a lemon farmhouse, you'll discover the techniques behind some of the region's most loved dishes.
Hiking and wine tasting on Mount Vesuvius
Join your private hiking guide to explore Mount Vesuvius, one of the world's most famous volcanoes. Hike up to the crater before enjoying lunch at a winery at the base of the volcano.
Hiking the Path of the Gods
The Path of the Gods is a spectacular trail leading from Agerola to Nocelle, offering breathtaking views along the Amalfi Coast. Walk the route with your private guide and learn about local life in this once remote region.
Mozzarella experience on the Amalfi Coast
Visit a family-owned farm and discover how delicious mozzarella is made in the village of Tramonti on the Amalfi Coast. Enjoy a tour of the farm before learning the techniques and processes used to create mozzarella.
Private boat trip to Capri
Cruise to Capri on board your own private boat, stopping to swim in the crystal-clear waters and taking in the incredible views of the Amalfi Coast from the water.
Private tour of Capri
Explore the picturesque island of Capri and, with your private guide, learn about the history of this famed island which has been celebrated for its beauty since the Roman Empire.
Visit a limoncello farm
Discover one of the Amalfi Coast's most celebrated delicacies at a local limoncello farm, where you'll learn about the production process and sample some of the delicious liqueur.
Discover the ancient Roman world and its fascinating culture with a visit to Pompeii, a city almost perfectly preserved by the ash from Mount Vesuvius erupting in 79 AD.
Location & directions
Il San Pietro is located on the cliff side overlooking the beautiful Gulf of Naples. It is located in the beautiful area of Positano.
How to get there
It is a 2-hour flight from London to Naples and the hotel is a 1-hour drive from the airport. The hotel can provide a transfer.
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