Originally going to stay at Villa San Michele but, as they were full, my wife and I were offered the alternative: nearby Villa Scarpariello. The villa-like complex is wrapped around an ancient defense tower and tumbles down from the Amalfi coast road to the sea below. Staff was extremely helpful at check-in and with the luggage (as the entire coastline hugs a cliff, a few steps should be expected). Our room was grand and spacious and the terrace afforded a privileged view of the sea and the nearby township. Strolling through the grounds reveals exquisite flowering bushes interspersed with antique-looking stone sculptures. Breakfast was served outside on a paradisaical terrace draped with overhanging vegetation. This remarkable property impressed us more than any other seaside resort in Italy.
- Also Known As:
- Villa Scarpariello Hotel Ravello
- Villa Scarpariello Hotel