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Palazzo Avino,Ravello.

D AY 3 - 5 : C A P R I

D AY 6 - 7 : R A V E L L O

An iconic island which has been featured in countless

Perched in the hills about a 45-minute drive from Positano,

films and books, Capri has two distinct faces: during the

the pretty village of Ravello makes for a perfect conclusion

day it’s ruled by day-trippers, but once the last ferry has

to an Amalfi Coast/Capri trip. French poet André Gide

left, locals and visitors staying on the island emerge to

marveled that Ravello is “nearer to the sky than to the

partake in a charming nightly ritual. It begins at Bar Al

shore,” a fact that is stunningly demonstrated at the

Piccolo on the piazzetta, where you gather for an aperitif

Belvedere of Infinity terrace at Villa Cimbrone. The former

and, more importantly, to people watch. Leisurely dinners

home of British Lord Grimthorpe, the villa is surrounded

include homemade pasta and simply prepared fresh

by maze-like gardens shaded by lush trees and wisteria-

seafood; top spots for tables are Aurora and Da Paolino.

laden pergolas; explore on foot or by bike. The annual

During the day, most insiders hole up at their hotels or

Ravello Festival continues the town’s history of drawing

in a choice lounger at La Fontelina or Il Riccio beach

artists, writers and musicians; a beloved tradition is the

clubs. The town of Anacapri is surrounded by scenic

Concerto all’Alba (“dawn concert”), which starts at 5 a.m.

hiking paths—a visit to art-filled Villa San Michele and a shopping excursion along Via Camerelle, Via V. Emanuele and Via Le Botteghe are also not to be missed.

S T AY Built in what was once a 12th century private villa for

S T AY

an Italian noble family and opened as a hotel in 1997,

Overlooking the sea along the luxuriant coastline that has

of Ravello, has been lauded as one of the world’s finest

long been a sought-after destination, J.K. Place Capri

hotels. Palazzo Avino’s Clubhouse by the Sea is located

delivers discreet charm and home-like ease. The hotel’s

in the small town of Marmorata, just a 15 minute drive

interiors echo the style and the concept of a luxurious

from Ravello. There is complimentary access to the

residence, enhanced by the light and color of the sea.

beach platforms for all hotel guests (based on availability)

Spacious rooms where the artful revival of the classical

along a small swimming pool, the casual Clubhouse

style is accented by the sunny curtains and the luminous

Restaurant, changing rooms and relaxing living rooms.

white floors, highlighting the spectacular views of the

A complimentary shuttle service to and from the hotel is

Capri coastlines through the windows and balconies.

available.

Palazzo Avino, tucked away in the medieval hilltop village

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