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.
Palazzo Avino, tucked away in the medieval hilltop village
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