Santa Maria di Castellebate, Italy
based on 7 nights
per person for 7 nights based on 2 people sharing a double room sea view terrace including daily breakfast, private return airport transfers.
At a Glance
Get off the beaten track and visit Santa Maria della Castellabate for a genuine Italian experience
Housed in a historic aristocratic manor house
Within easy walking distance of the small town's piazza, restaurants, and bars
Unpretentious and friendly atmosphere
The attractive local beach is reached by a short stroll through the hotel's private garden
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.
Call us on 858 345 1764 to start planning your vacation to Palazzo Belmonte
Palazzo Belmonte is a historic hotel next to the pretty village of Santa Maria, some way south of the Amalfi coast. The lush Mediterranean gardens, the sandy beach and the relaxed and informal ambiance make the Palazzo Belmonte an idyllic retreat.
Palazzo Belmonte is a beautifully converted 17th Century hunting lodge with 50 rooms located on a stunning stretch of unspoiled coastline to the south of Naples. The Palazzo is still family run and is the perfect base for exploring the beautiful countryside and coastline of southern Italy.
The hotel is divided into three areas: The original palazzo with its traditional courtyard and foliage covering the walls and Edoardo’s House which is situated slightly away from the courtyard but still has the same impressive architecture. The apartments are all named after flowers and herbs that can be found in the palazzo’s five-acre garden and most have original features dating from the 17th Century. The three villas are located in the gardens and accommodate rooms on the ground or first floor which are simply furnished and have either garden or sea views.
A short wander along pathways through bougainvillea and hibiscus leads you down to the large freshwater pool in a secluded corner of the garden or the Palazzo’s sandy beach. Lunch and dinner can be eaten outside on sunny days at either the poolside or the Belvedere Terrace which combines stunning views over the sea to Capri with delicious regional foods.
Further afield day trips can be arranged to a variety of sites including the world renowned sites of Pompeii and the Greek Temples of Paestum. The beautiful island of Capri is under an hour away by hydrofoil and the peaceful medieval village of Santa Maria di Castellabate is literally on your doorstep. There is also an option to participate in a nocturnal fishing trip or take a boat trip along the coast.
The Palazzo Belmonte has 50 guest rooms, apartments and suites with superb sea or garden views. Eduardo's House is the location of most romantic suites, perfect for an unforgettable honeymoon. These luxurious suites with vaulted ceilings are decorated with beautiful terracotta tiles and subtle shades of white complimented with the vibrant colors of southern Italy. All rooms have satellite TV, a safe and a minibar. The two villas in Belmonte provide comfort and privacy.
Children are welcome to come and stay at Palazzo Belmonte and interconnecting rooms are available. However, there are no specific child facilities available at the hotel.
The Palazzo restaurant offers Mediterranean cuisine and regional specialties with the emphasis on the use of fresh fish, other sea food and the finest local produce. Truly memorable romantic dinners take place al fresco on the suspended gardens of the Belvedere by candlelight under the stars to the gentle sound of the sea. In the evening special cocktails can be enjoyed from the pool bar. The hotel boasts a fresh water pool and a private golden sandy beach with umbrellas for guests.
The Palazzo Belmonte is a superb base for exploring the numerous places of interest in this part of Italy. The magnificent Doric Temples of Paestum is just 30 minutes away and the archaeological sites of Pompeii, Herculaneum and Oplontis are nearby. The legendary Amalfi coast provides an enjoyable day trip and helicopter trips can be arranged to experience the most spectacular views of the coast and places of interest further afield.
Fiona Bickmore (Staff)
Still privately owned, the history of Palazzo Belmonte is fascinating. A wonderful old Palazzo with a real feeling of time. The rooms are comfortable and all vary hugely in size and location within the hotel. This typically Italian hotel has a lovely laid back feeling to it, you can spend your day relaxing by the pool or on the sandy beach and then in the evenings you can enjoy the goings on in Santa Maria Castalebate after a srumptous dinner on the piazza
Discover Capri Island by private boat
Set sail on a private tour of this magical island aboard your very own private boat. Steeped in history and with a unique landscape, this tour is a must to experience all that Capri island has to offer.
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 center 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.
Location & directions
Santa Maria di Castellebate, Italy
Palazzo Belmonte is south of the Amalfi Coast, on a glorious stretch of coastline from Positano to Punta Licosa, near the medieval hamlet of Castellabate.
How to get there
It is a 2-hour 50-minute direct British Airways flight from London Gatwick to Naples Capodichino International Airport. The transfer from the airport to the Hotel is 1-hour 45-minutes. Alternatively from Rome it is a 3-hour train journey.