Hotel Caruso Belvedere, Ravello, Italy
"Nearer to the sky than to the sea", that's how André Gide depicted Ravello. From here, the azure spectacle of the Amalfi Coast seizes the heart and ravishes the soul. A former 11th century palace overlooking the Amalfi Coast, Hotel Caruso has long welcomed guests to its exquisitely decorated rooms - and has now been returned to its original glory. A jewel within a jewel filled with Mediterranean magic and views to die for.
But the biggest star in the hotel is the open-air heated infinity pool. You've got evocative medieval ruins on one side and infinite shades of blue stretching out before you.
The infinity pool is a magical provocation. A sense of unlimited as the gaze is drawn to the horizon.
At the highest point of Ravello, just past the hotels' handsome portico bar and lovingly preserved 18th century drawing room, the pool is accessed via an allee of roses under a covered pergola, with musical rivulets of water coursing along stone runners on the side. At the allee's end, the top of the world infinity pool is elliptically shaped, in line with the geography of the escarpment.
The pool is heated and has a service of dedicated concierge. Ipods with your choice of music, fresh fruit, Evian vaporisers, your wish is our command.
Hotel Caruso offers a breathtaking range of possibilities for our guests. 48 very spacious Rooms and Suites, each with its own unique style, most with sea view and terrace and many also with a private garden. The furniture reflects Neapolitan style and tradition and has been exclusively created for Hotel Caruso; some rooms also feature antique 18th and 19th-century pieces.