Cilento Coast

Hotels in Cilento Coast

Long a jet-set playground, Italy’s Amalfi Coast is still accessible, thanks to a handful of affordable hotels that includes La Rosa dei Venti.

Named after a white cat giving birth to three kittens in a lemon grove just south of Capri’s central piazzetta in the mid 19th-century, this small boutique hotel was built on those grounds by the Esposito family.

The original grande dame of Amalfi Coast hotels still reigns in Belle Époque splendor on the coastal road just outside the town of Amalfi.

This 11th-century palace perched 1,056 feet above the Tyrrhenian Sea on a limestone bluff, was once favored by celebrities (Jackie Kennedy, Greta Garbo, Humphrey Bogart). There’s also a heated infinity pool, private gardens, and two restaurants.

Ensconced in the hills above Paestum is Il Cannito, a four-room bed-and-breakfast opened in 2006 by Anna Maria Barlotti Gorga, a fiftysomething chef from the area.

This magnificent grande dame of a hotel is the premier resort on Capri, with 55 rooms and suites that offer sweeping postcard views over the Bay of Naples, the hotel gardens, or the volcanic isle of Ischia.

Stay just outside the village at the Hotel Capo La Gala, a stone-studded cliffside lodge. The hotel has a nautical theme: porthole windows and hurricane lamps in the lobby, blue-and-white guest rooms accented with miniature model boats.

Iconic 19th-century building steeped in old-world glamour, just off the lively Piazza Umberto Primo and near the island's famous Faraglioni stacks.

Flowers are the theme at this cliffside, 150-year-old villa hidden behind vines of bougainvillea along Positano’s main drag.

Built as a private villa in 1920 and later used as headquarters for American command in World War II, this boutique hotel was carved into the rock face at the southeastern tip of the island.

What began in the 1930’s as a single house rented by future hotel mogul Carlino Cinque is now a bougainvillea-covered, 16-room hotel just 200 steps (albeit vertical) from Positano.

Art-filled Mediterranean hotel in Anacapri with the 10,800-square-foot Capri Beauty Farm, one of Italy's best spas.

Room to Book: Couples enjoy the Deluxe Seaside rooms, while families may prefer a Double Deluxe Pool and Garden Deluxe, with views of Monte Solaro.

This charming spot is sing-out-loud gorgeous, and in its mellow atmosphere, we felt like we were staying at a chic friend’s house.

This stylish setting on the Gulf of Naples can be a bit of a scene, which is exactly what makes the centrally located—yet oh-so-tranquil—Capri Tiberio Palace a welcome addition.

In the middle of town, just up the street from tony Le Sirenuse but at one-fifth the price for a sea-view room, the California is the Amalfi Coast’s best budget find.