One of the hotels we have saved on our bucket list for *hopefully* Spring 2021 is Palazzo Avino, Ravello.
Palazzo Avino, located along the Amalfi Coast, is built in what was once a 12th century private villa for an Italian noble family and opened the doors to guests in 1997. The hotel is perched on a cliff top 350m above the mediterranean – a magnificent setting for anybody wishing to wake up to the sound of the sea.
Both the exterior and interior are well aligned, preserving the heritage of the Palazzo. The mastermind behind its interior is the well established Italian architect and interior designer Cristina Celestino, who has designed the setting to feature light, pastel coloured rooms that evoke a sense of tranquility and mindfulness.
A special mention must also go to the Terrazza Belvedere that overlooks a stretch of the Amalfi Coastline; here, you can take a seat at the Lobster and Martini Bar (the name says it all). Furthermore, wining and dining at Palazzo Avino’s Michelin starred restaurant: Rossellini’s is truly unforgettable. However when it comes to dining, Palazzo Avino offers many extraordinary experiences. Besides the Lobster and Martini Bar and Rossini’s, you can take a seat at the Chef’s Table and embark on a culinary journey through the 5-7 course tasting menu that features seasonal ingredients with a contemporary take on traditional cuisine from the region.
One of the latest additions to the hotel is The Pink Closet boutique, opened in 2019. The interior falls under the direction of Cristina Celestino; therefore it is well in line with the close attention-to-detail, feminine and chic aesthetic present throughout the entire Palazzo. Think of it as the walk in wardrobe every girl could wish for. The boutique is an ever-evolving workshop of sorts, with a careful selection of artisans from all over the world selected for their uniqueness, elegance and refinement. Currently they display a collection of homeware and lifestyle objects but they plan to expand with a beautiful range of tableware ready for the hotels’ reopening.