At a Glance
Michelin star restaurant serving beautifully crafted Italian specialities
Private beach club with complimentary shuttle service throughout the day
Terrace bar and lounge with fabulous panoramic vistas
Ideally located in the pretty village of Ravello for day trips to Capri and Pompeii
Stylish decor combines original features with beautiful antique furnishings and light, airy rooms
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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Overlooking the azure waters of the Amalfi this historic 12th century Palazzo in the pretty village of Ravello offers luxurious rooms, an indulgent spa and Michelin star dining, all with breathtaking views and five-star service.
Palazzo Avino (formerly Palazzo Sasso) was originally built as a private villa for an Italian noble family and still retains many of its original features. Perched high on the cliffs some 1000 feet above the Mediterranean, the hotel makes the most of its incredible location with light and airy marble interiors and stunning vistas from almost every room.
Palazzo Avino's Michelin star restaurant provides some of the best scenery from the panoramic terrace and serves exquisite food created by executive chef Michele Deleo. The a la carte menu features Italian specialities paired with a handpicked regional wine list. There are also two terrace bars and even the luxurious spa looks out across the cliffs to the dazzling water below.
If you can tear yourself away from the scenery, the hotel offers cooking lessons as well as horse-riding, tennis and scuba diving. A boat trip along the coast or across to Capri is also highly recommended or you could head down to the hotel's private beach club to soak up the sun. Either way, a glass of Prosecco back on the terrace, watching the sun set, is the perfect way to round off the day.
Each of the 43 elegant rooms and suites are decorated with hand made Vietri tiles, antique carpets and furniture from the 18th and 19th centuries. All rooms feature satellite TV, a minibar, iPod docking station and Bulgari amenities. Rooms come with either a mountain or sea view and all suites have a full sea view with either a balcony or terrace.
Children are welcome to come and stay at Palazzo Avino. However, there are no dedicated facilities available at the hotel.
Rossellinis Restaurant has recently been awarded a Michelin star under the direction of executive chef Michele Deleo, whose impressive culinary history includes “Le Crillon des Gourmets ” in Paris, as well as the renowned “Tantris” in Munich. The restaurant features a beautiful panoramic terrace as well as a dramatic indoor dining room.
Terrazza Belvedere provides a less formal option, serving an array of delicious snacks, small bites and fresh pasta dishes, while the new Lobster & Martini Bar on the outdoor terrace offers fresh local lobster paired with Champagne or Prosecco, as well as 65 varieties of Martini. At sunset the hotel's spacious lounge bar and terrace, Caffè dell’Arte provides a perfect setting for pre-dinner drinks, with fabulous views across the mountains and over the glittering water.
The spa offers a range of treatments as well as a hydro pool, Turkish bath and an open-air fitness area, again all with breathtaking views. There are also two rooftop Jacuzzis, an outdoor heated swimming pool and panoramic sun terraces.
The private beach club which includes a small swimming pool and casual restaurant is located in the small town of Marmorata, a 15 minutes drive from Ravello. The hotel operates a complimentary shuttle service to and from the beach throughout the day.
Sierra Obermark (Staff)
For an experience in Amalfi without the crowds, head to Palazzo Avino in Ravello. This beautiful property is perched upon the cliffs in the town of Ravello, nearby Amalfi. The hotel's Michelin star restaurant is an amazing experience and the hotel strives to make each stay special and unique by offering experiences such as a private dinner in the wine cellar. The property has paintings specifically designed for them, showing the creativity and beauty that is Palazzo Avino.
Louise Dragman-Renz (Staff)
Everything about Palazzo Avino is perfect. From the moment you step into the hotel you are shown such a high level of hospitality and care from the attentive staff that you will feel like you are home. It is hard to find a hotel that offers a discreet level of attention with the warmest welcome but Palazza Avino achieves this in every aspect of service. An absolute treat is the quality of the room with antique carpets and 18th century furniture - this made for one of the comfiest nights sleep I have ever had, waking up to commanding views over the Amalfi Coast and a view of sunrise right from my bed. Spoil yourself with an early morning swim in the heated outdoor pool that is nestled on the cliffside surrounded by the hotel's lush gardens or venture up to the rooftop for a soak in the whirlpools while watching the sunset over this beautiful coastline.
Gwen Nicol (Staff)
Palazzo Avino is an absolute dream. Perched high on a cliff in the hilltop village of Ravello, this luxury hotel exudes classic Italian elegance and the service was the best I have experienced anywhere in the world. The rooms are light and bright, each decorated with crisp white linens and classic Italian antiques. The views of the Amalfi Coast and the sea cannot be beat and you will enjoy waking up to the beautiful sunrise each morning. Dinner in the Michelin-starred Rossellini's Restaurant was unforgettable; the food was delicious, the service was attentive and even the live music was a treat. Ravello is a lovely medieval village that is a retreat from the crowds in Positano and Amalfi and after a day exploring the coast, it is nice to return to the peaceful small town. Palazzo Avino should be on everyone's bucket list, it was definitely one of my favourite hotels in Italy.
Georgina Carlisle (Staff)
When you thought Ravello couldnt get any more perfect, you step into this wonderful hotel and your breath is taken away yet again! Not many can compete with this view over the Amalfi Coast. The pink palace is perched on the clifftops of Ravello with its charming restaurants and rooms that overlook the terraced gardens and rooftops below. The hotel is located in one of Amalfi's most wonderful villages, Ravello, with its manicured Cimbrone Gardens, trattorias and little boutiques that trail off from the main square. Even though it is perched on the clifftops, the hotel does have its own beach club which is well worth leaving the hotel for, especially as the hotel organises shuttle rides to and from it each day. The highlight for me was dinner at Rossellini's. It naturally takes advantage of the view located at the front of the hotel on the terrace and gives guests the most jaw-dropping view, it is easily the most romantic place I have been to! Everything from the aperitif to the most fabulous choice of breads wows you, a highlight being the local live singers serenading you in the background.
Sarah Byrne (Staff)
A heavenly hotel with the most serene atmosphere. The perfect place to soak up the Amalfi lifestyle.
James Ferguson (Staff)
The Palazzo Avino, formerly known as Palazzo Sasso, is one of the most established luxury hotels on the Amalfi Coast. Located in Ravello, its most picturesque town, the Palazzo Avino now also features an exclusive beach club reached by a 15 minute shuttle bus ride, giving it the edge over other Ravello hotels with no access to the sea.
Guided walk on the Path of the Gods
Connecting the hilltop villages of Agerola and Nocelle, the Path of the Gods is a spectacular walk offering breathtaking views across the Amalfi Coast. Join your private guide and discover the incredible natural beauty of this celebrated area.
Naples tour and pizza masterclass
Discover the historic centre of Naples, one of Italy's oldest cities, and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Home to fabulous museums, impressive churches and stunning palazzos, there is plenty to explore before learning how to make a real Neapolitan pizza.
Private Positano cooking class
Try your hand at traditional Italian cooking with a private cookery class in the heart of beautiful Positano. Your expert chef will teach you the secrets behind this Mediterranean cuisine before you prepare and enjoy a delicious four-course meal.
Swirl the Glass wine tour
Go on a delicious journey of Italian wines with a passionate local sommelier and wine lover, Cristian Fusco. Discover the delights of full-bodied reds, crisp and complex whites and fragrant rosés produced in the region on this small group tour.
Amalfi Coast to Puglia in style
Ravello, Basilicata & Puglia
from £4900 pp inc flights & transfers for 9 nights
- Enjoy the elegance of the Amalfi Coast before getting off-the-beaten-track in southern Italy
- Discover fascinating Italian history in Matera, a UNESCO World Heritage Site
- Soak up the sun and unwind on Puglia’s beaches
Location & directions
Palazzo Avino is located in the picturesque hilltop village of Ravello on the Amalfi coast. The hotel is 60 km from Naples and 25km from Salerno train station.
How to get there
Fly to Naples Capodichino (2-hours 50 minutes) from where you can collect a hire car or take a transfer to the hotel. The journey by road takes around 1-hour 30 minutes.