Hotel Gatto Bianco
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. Since then, it’s hosted such luminaries as Clark Gable, Brigitte Bardot, and Jackie Kennedy in its individually decorated 40 rooms and suites. Each has hand-painted majolica floor tiles, a private balcony or terrace, soft, pastel fabrics, and indigenous flowers. Artistic tributes to the cat can be found through the building including the elegant blue-and-white lounge, bar, and breakfast room downstairs.