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欧米で人気 世界一きれいと言われるイタリアAmalfi Coastのゴージャスホテル


今、欧米の旅行記事やブログを読むとイタリアのAmalfi Coastが人気です。

イタリアというとローマやベネチア、フィレンチェなどが思い浮かびますが、最近高級リゾート地として人気を得ているのがこのAmalfi Coastです。位置関係としてはナポリの南東、ソレント半島の南岸、サレルノ湾に面した海岸で、ギリシア神話の英雄ヘラクレスが「世界で最も美しい土地」といったことから、今「世界で一番美しい海岸線」と言われ世界遺産にもなっています。中心都市アマルフィは、中世にナポリ公国から独立し、アマルフィ公国(共和国)となった歴史があります。

さて、そんな人気のAmalfi CoastからDrop-Dead Gorgeousハッとするほどゴージャスなホテルをご紹介します。

The 10 Most Drop-Dead Gorgeous Hotels on the Amalfi Coast  JETSETTER

Italy’s Amalfi Coast looks almost mythical—the dizzyingly high coastal roads, the sweet-smelling lemon groves, the colorful villages that cascade down cliffsides towards the sea. It seems fitting that the country’s most gorgeous hotels are also found here, many built in former palazzos, and all of which showcase the best of what makes this slice of the world so legendary. From Michelin-starred restaurants and glamorous pool scenes to unparalleled ocean views, you’ll find it all during a stay at one of the 10 best hotels on the Amalfi Coast.

1.Hotel Santa Caterina, Amalfi

Couples walking hand-in-hand through citrus groves and terraced gardens. A 1904 villa, dripping with bougainvillea, whose rooms are filled with family heirlooms, local antiques, and balconies with sweeping views. Two glass elevators that drop 10 stories through bedrock to a private beach and saltwater swimming pool. No, this isn’t the setting of some Bond novel (though we’d forgive you for pretending so). This is Hotel Santa Caterina, where staff, dressed in polos or dinner jackets, know guests by name and where direct sea access gives it a leg up on most other Amalfi properties. Seat yourself at the thatched-roof open-air restaurant, Al Mare, which overlooks the pool, and let your imagination wander.

2. Monastero Santa Rosa, Conca dei Marini

If you need to escape Amalfi’s crowds, check into Monastero Santa Rosa. Built in a 17th-century monastery once home to Dominican nuns, the 20-room hotel sits isolated high on a rocky cliff overlooking the Tyrrhenian Sea. Those Jetsetters that pay to stay here are duly rewarded: the architecture is as dramatic as you’d expect (arched corridors, vaulted ceilings, furniture from the 17th century), while the heated infinity pool, cantilevered 660 feet above the sea, only adds to the wow factor.

3.Le Sirenuse, Positano

Steinbeck was staying at Le Sirenuse, only two years after it first opened in 1953, when he wrote of Positano as, “a dream place that isn’t quite real when you are there and becomes beckoningly real after you have gone.” After half a century, the 58-room family-run palazzo hasn't lost its luster, and still attracts its fair share of movie stars and high flyers who come for the opulent guest rooms (think colorful handmade tile floors, curated antiques, and Tyrrhenian Sea balcony views) and gorgeous restaurant (candlelit come sunset), where air kissing and champagne sipping is still de rigueur. If you can find it in you to tear yourself away, the hotel's vintage wooden boat is at the ready for guests wishing to sail up and down the coast.

5.Villa Tre Ville, Positano

After a life-changing tour along the Amalfi Coast, opera and film director Franco Zeffirelli bought three villas outside Positano with the dream of creating his own private refuge for him and his friends. The result: a gorgeous garden estate, full of terraces and secret walkways, now open to the public. Each suite was named after stars who Zeffirelli used to entertain here—Tennessee Williams, Elizabeth Taylor, Laurence Olivier, Leonard Bernstein—and are cinematic stories of their own, full of mirrors and potted palms and rare finds, like mother-of-pearl furniture from Syria. The estate sits away from the town center, all the better for taking in Positano over a glass of limoncello under the vine-draped arbor.

7.Palazzo Avino, Ravello

Palazzo Avino’s ornate 12th-century Baroque palace digs may be impressive—including rooms awash in 18th-century antiques and hand-made tiles from Vietri—but it’s the staggering views of the sea from nearly every room that truly turn heads. You’ll find them when swimming in the heated pool, complete with an underwater window; at the Michelin-starred Rossellinis Restaurant, where nouvelle-Italian dishes and hand-picked regional wines are served on terraces angled towards the coast; and at the rooftop solarium, whose twin Jacuzzis are the answer to your aching-tourist-feet prayers.


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