Schlagwort-Archive: Amalfi Coast

SFAT: Monastero Santa Rosa, Amalfi Coast

Originally a Dominican monastery built in the 17th C., Monastero Santa Rosa sits perched majestically along the heart of the Amalfi Coast within the fishing village of Conca dei Marini, conveniently located between Amalfi and Positano.  Striking the perfect balance of seclusion without solitude, no other place along the coast quite captures the area’s rich history while also offering quintessential luxury Italian hospitality.

Leave the outside world behind and enter one of the most serene locations on the Amalfi Coast, where the bustle of town life and winding roads of traffic become a distant memory and are replaced with sounds of birds chirping and fountains trickling as well as abundant aromas of rose, jasmine, and citrus.  Lush gardens, appropriately planted to represent all of the beauty that the Mediterranean fauna and flora have to offer, provide an escape from it all.  Relax, sit back and let the botanical wonderland intoxicate you with all of its pleasures.

As Spring arrives on the Amalfi Coast, Monastero Santa Rosa truly begins to come to life. The terraced levels of immaculately kept gardens begin waking up, slowly unraveling their beauty as the season transpires, offering a constantly evolving landscape that frames the panoramas as you gaze towards the Gulf of Salerno. The gardens of Santa Rosa are a Mediterranean paradise in the tradition of the exclusive estates and palatial Italian villas of yore.

Comprised over two generous levels, the 20 rooms and suites, where the monastery’s nuns once lived out their lives, offer both privacy and exclusivity, while offering the intimacy and familiarity of staying in a home away from home…only one where all of your needs are tended to.


As the third generation of the Sersale family climbs on board, iconic Positano hotel Le Sirenuse gears up for its 70th anniversary.

We are delighted to announce that Le Sirenuse will open on May 27 for its 70th anniversary season. One week earlier, on May 20, the ‘new dolce vita’ venue Franco’s Bar will open with a new all-day format and an exciting new cocktail menu curated by one of Italy’s leading mixology consultants, Mattia Pastori.

In 1951, the four Sersale siblings – Paolo, Aldo, Franco and Anna – opened their holiday villa in the Italian seaside village of Positano to visiting guests. They called the small hotel Le Sirenuse, after the “mermaid islands” of the same name that shimmered on the horizon. Over the years, it would become a lifestyle icon, while retaining the intimate feel of a family home.

Careful evolution, rather than abrupt change, has always been Le Sirenuse’s watchword, as befits a hotel that has remained a family business for seven decades. Nevertheless the last several years have brought significant novelties aimed at reinventing and reaffirming Le Sirenuse’s style paradigms for the 21st century including the opening of Franco’s Bar, refined this year with the new Franco’s Fizz cocktail and the soon-to-be legendary Franco’s Burgers. 

About Le Sirenuse
Le Sirenuse opened in 1951, when the Sersale family turned their Amalfi Coast summer house in Positano into a stylish small hotel. Today the 58-room resort is considered one of Italy’s leading seaside luxury hotels, though it still retains the intimate, cultured atmosphere of a private home. The rooms are contemporary but reminiscent of a glamorous bygone era. It may have renowned La Sponda restaurant and spa designed by architect Gae Aulenti, but Le Sirenuse is still very much a family affair. Second-generation co-owner Antonio Sersale looks after the day-to-day running of the hotel, while his wife Carla oversees the boutique Emporio Sirenuse and designs beach-oriented fashion collection Le Sirenuse Positano. Le Sirenuse has won numerous awards and is internationally renowned for the quality of its services.

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 Fotos: Le Sirenuse. Photographer credit: Brechenmacher & Baumann. Courtesy of Le Sirenuse.

Casa Angelina – Chic and Secluded Boutique Hotel on the Amalfi Coast

Sitting on the high cliffs of the Amalfi Coast, Casa Angelina offers a sublime slice of modern minimalism on the Mediterranean, with an emphasis on elegant simplicity and first-rate food. An airy refuge, the boutique 42-room hotel is a place where guests can rediscover the forgotten rhythms of long, drawn-out days and easy, lingering evenings. The hotel serves as a sanctuary, bearing a fresh, pared-back aesthetic and a white-on-white palette that accentuates both the sea and sky blues outside and the contemporary artworks on display inside.

Understated chic is Casa Angelina’s design ethos, and subtle details are the raison d’être: everything is immaculate, from the comforting and pristine white Etro cotton sheets dressing your bed right down to the carefully placed garnish of garden-grown herbs on your plate. 

Casa Angelina, the beautiful boutique hotel that sits high on the Amalfi Coast, looks forward to opening its doors to guests on July 1 and sharing its elegant home with people again. Their most recent video shares an emotional and uplifting tale of how the sublimity of the Amalfi Coast feels empty without the joy of summer visitors, but that they rejoice and take solace in the fact that they will soon be able to open their doors to life and embrace guests again.

Indeed, it may not be the right time to travel at this very moment, but it is definitely the time to dream about the destinations that await us. And from watching this video, it is not hard to understand why so many people are eager to walk into the open arms of Casa Angelina when it’s time to pack our bags and hop on a plane. Stepping into the hotel is like a breath of the freshest air. Casa Angelina is defined by a modern minimalist design and a clean-white colour palette. This luminous aesthetic both accentuates the colours of nature that surround the hotel and underscores the azure tones of the glistening sky and sea, which meet to form the most spectacular vista visible from the hotel. 

At Casa Angelina, an ambience of relaxation and style is omnipresent. Each of the bright 42 rooms come with everything you need for a comfortable stay, from pristine Etro cotton sheets to contemporary furnishings to iPads. State-of-the-art facilities, like the fully equipped wellness centre, the indoor and outdoor swimming pools, and the luxury Beach Club, will keep guests at ease at all times. While for those who need to explore and have an adventure after so long indoors, Casa Angelina is a gateway to the natural and traditional secrets of the Amalfi Coast, providing guests tours, private excursions and a travel guide for the extraordinary cliff-glazed coastline. And Casa Angelina’s video will show you just a glimpse at the wonders in store for you in the Amalfi Coast. 

Annarita Aprea, Director of Sales and Marketing at Casa Angelina Lifestyle says “This is such an important project for us, and at a time like this it’s crucial to make a difference in the hospitality industry. The film reflects exactly how we feel: that Casa Angelina is a home away from home for our guests, and it really isn’t that same without them, the local people of the Amalfi Coast, and our employees that make Casa Angelina what it is.”