Palazzo Avino, Amalfi Coast

There’s a good reason for not letting your eyelids droop – to do so would mean blotting out the view. Even judged by the standards of the outrageously beautiful Amalfi coast, the panoramic seascapes offered by the Avino’s cliff top setting are exceptional. As you soar 1000 feet above the sparkling Mediterranean, an eagle would envy you.

Tucked away in the medieval village of Ravello, overlooking the picturesque fishing villages scattered along the coast, this historic palace is now a deluxe, five star hotel. It’s the perfect place to stay on a luxury, tailor-made vacation to Italy - especially as it has a gourmet restaurant with two Michelin stars, and a private ‘Clubhouse by the Sea’ for your exclusive use, just a few minutes along the coast.

Palazzo Avino, at a glance

  • Fabulous setting with wide angle views of the Amalfi coast
  • Choice of 32 guest rooms and 11 suites
  • Classic décor with handmade Vietri tiles and antique furniture
  • Most rooms feature balconies or arched windows with sea or mountain views
  • Suites typically have living/dining areas, designer bathrooms with Jacuzzis and private terraces or balconies with outstanding views
  • Michelin-starred restaurant, café and terrace bar

For leisure and pleasure

  • Large heated swimming pool overlooking the Mediterranean
  • Garden with tiers of sun terraces
  • Sun deck with plunge pool
  • Gorgeous spa overlooking the sea
  • Hydro, sauna, Turkish steam bathtub and massage
  • Fitness center and solarium
  • Clubhouse by the Sea in nearby Marmorata with beach platforms and relaxed Cluhouse Restaurant
  • Limousine and helicopter service


  • It was a complicated and very individual trip, and several changes were made by me during the planning. None of this seemed to worry Ayesha and everything went according to plan.

    AM, India, 2014