An incredibly romantic 5* hotel in a stunning location with stupendous views of the Amalfi coast

Palazzo Avino is a stunning five-star deluxe hotel on Italy’s famed Amalfi coast. Built in what was once a 12th century private villa for an Italian noble family and opened as a hotel in 1997, Palazzo Avino has been landed as one of the world’s finest hotels and boasts one-star Michelin dining. Tucked away in the medieval hilltop village of Ravello, perched high on the cliffs, 350 m (1,000 ft) above the sparkling Mediterranean, Palazzo Avino overlooks some of the coast’s most picturesque fishing villages.

Originally built in the 12th Century, Palazzo Avino, like many other buildings along San Giovanni del Toro, was part of the aristocratic quarter of Ravello during the Middle Ages and Renaissance. Some original rooms remain, such as the entrance hall and a small bathroom used as a cellar in the restaurant.

The recently redecorated Capsule Collection suites have made this 12th century Palazzo even more alluring. Mariella and Attilia Avino asked renowned designer Cristina Celestio to return to the Pink Palace (after the success of the Pink Closet, a boutique within Palazzo Avino) to work across a collection of the hotel’s best suites, and they are just as compelling. The rooms’ internal architecture is beautiful, with marble floors, high vaulted ceilings and gothic-arched openings that break up the various areas within the suites. Celestino has incorporated one of three palettes into each suite, aquamarine, coral and sand, and each interior also features some of the hotel’s collection of fine antiques.


There are 33 rooms and 10 suites, all beautifully appointed, with either mountain or sea views. All suites overlook the sea as standard and most have a terrace upon which you can sit and soak up the views.

All rooms and suites are decorated with hand-made Vietri tiles, antique carpets, furniture from the 18th and 19th centuries and brass accessories and appliances. Frette Linen and Dr. Vranjes amenities, satellite TV, safe, minibar, internet access and iPhone docking stations are also available in each room.

Deluxe Rooms have a sea view and have large windows with enchanting vistas of the Mediterranean Sea. All bathrooms have either a jacuzzi bath or a jacuzzi shower.

The Infinito Suite

Our favourite suite is the Infinito Suite, the largest and most beautiful suite in the hotel, measuring over 1,000sqft with a terrace of over 500sqft. Situated on the top floor of the building, this bi-level suite is composed of one large living room including a dining area, one bedroom and one large bathroom with both a jacuzzi bath and separate large shower. There is also an additional guest bathroom in the living room area.

On the top floor there is a relaxing area that leads onto a very large private outdoor terrace with an amazing view over the Amalfi Coast. Ideal for romance, the terrace features a jacuzzi hot tub and a large dining area – perfect for private dinners. This suite is equipped with plasma screens and Bose Hi-Fi in all areas.


There is so much to do on the doorstep of the hotel in Ravello with various activities in the area, most of which revolve around food! Pompeii is of course a must and there are various wine tasting opportunities in Tramonti mainly. The mozzarella farm is a favourite and this can be done with Paestum as they are in the same region.




Rossellinis, 1 Michelin star restaurant

The Restaurant has been awarded with very high ratings in all major Italian guides. These accolades mirror the endless passion the team has for offering the best culinary experience possible. The restaurant is closed from November to March. During the season, Rossellinis is open for dinner only. For an unforgettable authentic, and creative Italian meal, look no further! Guests can choose from myriad delectable dishes ‘a-la-carte’ or set tasting menus. Rossellinis features hand-picked regional wines that can be carefully paired with each serving.

Caffé dell’Arte

Enjoy the views from the Caffé dell’Arte while trying one of the specialty cocktails that include unique choices of rare liqueurs, rum and brandies. Caffé dell’Arte offers a relaxed atmosphere where guests can enjoy a digestive or aperitif along side a delicious snack. The soothing sounds of the pianist pave the way for lazy evenings where one can unwind and watch the blue of the sea and sky blend together.

Terrazza Belvedere

Terrazza Belvedere serves an array of appetising small bites and fresh pasta dishes. With a terrace perched over the property that offers magnificent views of the coastline, this is a casual dining favourite amongst guests. A special addition to the Terrazza Belvedere is the Lobster & Martini Bar opened from 6 pm.

The Lobster & Martini Bar

The Lobster & Martini Bar opens at 6 pm. Here ,you can enjoy the freshest local lobster paired with refreshing champagne or prosecco amidst a backdrop of the awe-inspiring Mediterranean Sea. Alternatively, you can enjoy a choice of 65 different martinis uniquely crafted by the hotel’s in-house Martini mixologist. Martinis range from traditional to exotic using ingredients such as seasonal fruits and herbs. The combination of watching the sunset while enjoying a digestive and viewing the sky, mountains and sea is incredibly romantic.

Special Occasions

The Spa

The full service SPA is located next to the swimming pool in the gardens of Palazzo Avino and overlooks the Mediterranean Sea. The facilities include:

  • Hydro pool
  • Sauna
  • Turkish steam bath
  • Massage and treatment cabins

Bespoke, organic beauty products which are made from local fruits by Effiglab are used in the spa.

Special Occasions

Sea of Love

For their array colours, silhouettes and stunning vistas, no two sunsets are ever the same. Perched high on the cliffs, some 1000 feet above sea level, the “Sunset Table” at Palazzo Avino’s offers the ultimate spot to catch the last rays of sunshine as they disappear into the azure blue waters below. Set atop the rooftop of the pink palace, it is one of the most secluded and romantic dining experiences in the region with sweeping views across the Amalfi Coastline. Upon arrival, Head Chef Giovanni Vanacore will take guests on a culinary journey as he prepares an exquisite Italian meal tailored to suit each diner’s tastes.

Wine connoisseurs will have a chance to consult with the Head Sommelier as he pairs each dish with local wines
from the region. One of the Amalfi’s best kept secrets, the “Sunset Table” is the perfect location to marvel at the
area’s breath-taking scenery.

Experience at the Chef’s Table

Sitting only four diners, the Chef’s Table at Palazzo Avino’s Rossellini’s is one the most exclusive and exciting dining experiences on the Amalfi Coast. Awarding complete privacy from the rest of the restaurant, a special menu has been created based on an ancient Neapolitan game, La Tombola. Like bingo, numbers cor respond to each dish taking diners on their own unique culinary journey fusing local seasonal ingredients with creative contemporary cooking techniques.

A treat for the eyes, dishes are exquisitely presented as diners play the culinary game and are served a tasting menu of 5-7 different regional plates which are hand-picked with regional wines that are paired with each serving.

The ceramic culinary game and dishes have been specially created by a local ceramic artist, Lucio Liguori, in nearby Raito. Using ancient techniques dating back centuries, the artist has designed beautiful emerald green ceramics exclusively made for Palazzo Avino’s chef’s table. A treat for the eyes, dishes are exquisitely presented as diners play the culinary game and are served a tasting menu of 5-7 different regional plates which are hand-picked with regional wines that are paired with each serving. One of the most notable restaurants in the area, Rosselini’s has become internationally renowned for its authentic Italian cuisine.

Map and travel information

Flight information

Direct flights from the UK to either Naples or Rome

Transfer to Palazzo Avino

Transfer from Naples airport in 1 hour by car along the stunning Amalfi coast or from Rome in 3 hours by car

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Speak to our team:

+44 1491 575 987


Monday – Friday: 9am – 5:30pm
Saturday: 10am – 4:30pm

1 Market Place Mews,
Henley-on-Thames, OXON RG9 2AH