The hotels most loved by Hollywood stars? They are found in Italy, scattered among the most iconic seaside resorts of the peninsula, from Portofino to Capri, up to Positano, Savelletri and Cefalù. We have selected five, which we will tell you here in case you want to plan a fabulous five-star weekend, between breathtaking views, gourmet restaurants and, of course, a deluxe service.
Belmond Hotel Splendido, Portofino
Originally a 16th century monastery, today Belmond Splendido is one of the most iconic hotels in Portofino, considered the address of choice for a stay in pure Dolce Vita style on the Riviera di Levante. Here Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor were regular guests, and today immersing yourself in the history and glamor of this Italian cult hotel is an experience to try at least once in a lifetime. On the occasion of the reopening of 19 June, the hotel offers a new literary tour, by boat, in the footsteps of numerous intellectuals – from Petrarca to Montale via Percy Bysshe Shelley, Goethe, Lord Byron and Gabriele D’Annunzio – who remained over the centuries fascinated by the last stretch of the coast of La Spezia, so much so that they give it the name of Golfo dei Poeti. To make your stay even more unforgettable, you can add the refined specialties of the La Terrazza restaurant, the wellness center and the swimming pool with an enchanting view of the Ligurian Sea.
Capri Palace, Anacapri
In Anacapri, the highest point of the island of Capri, from which it is possible to admire the entire Gulf of Naples, stands one of the most loved hotels by the international jet set. We are talking about the Capri Palace, where art and hospitality are gently assimilated, where classic and contemporary mix, with elegant ease, creating rooms dedicated to famous artists or actors. And it is no coincidence: from Jackie O to Sophia Loren, Audrey Hepburn and Grace Kelly, this five-star hospitality temple has welcomed among its refined suites movie stars, princesses and First Lady, and is confirmed, even today , the must-have address for those seeking privacy, elegance and uniqueness. Italian gastronomic excellence also finds ample space thanks to the two starred restaurants, L’Olivo and Il Riccio, while attention to well-being translates into the exclusive method of Prof. Francesco Canonaco who directs the Capri Beauty Farm. Capri Palace reopened on June 25, are you ready for a dream weekend?
Club Med Cefalù, Cefalù
Located on top of rocky cliffs with a breathtaking view of the bay of Cefalù, the first Club Med Exclusive Collection in the Mediterranean, reopens its doors on July 5th. And right here, where baroque elegance meets minimalist design producing a rare combination of style, intimacy and authenticity, it is possible to live a unique experience between art, culture and nature. Without forgetting relaxation and well-being, to be experienced thanks to the treatments of the luxurious SPA by Carita, and the delicacies of the Sicilian culinary tradition, proposed by the starred chef Andrea Berton. In addition, the resort, located on the north Sicilian coast, boasts a privileged position to discover the charm of Sicily and visit some of its most famous places, which promise Instagram-proof shots. Could this be one of the favorite It-girl and influencer addresses? Caroline Perrineau and Melinda Bam were also spotted between the terraces and the infinity pool.
Furthermore, with the Heberson yoga school, the Club Med of Cefalù invites those who are looking for well-being and serenity to take lessons and discover the “VIBHAVA YOGA”, an innovative, adaptable and accessible method created by Heberson Oliveira, one of the best known and appreciated yoga masters in France.
Le Sirenuse, Positano
Since the Sersale family in 1951 decided to transform the beach house into a small charming hotel, this hotel overlooking the bay of Positano has conquered the hearts of everyone, including Hollywood stars. Right here, in fact, Reese Witherspoon and Jim Toth chose to spend the honeymoon, but Sienna Miller and Anne Hathaway also stayed here. After all, the charm of Le Sirenuse is undeniable: from the spectacular view of the sea to the classic furnishings, between vaulted ceilings and handmade Vietri tile floors, to the romantic dinners of the La Sponda restaurant, lit every evening by 400 candles, all here it is finished in the smallest details. Furthermore, on the occasion of the reopening on 2 July, the hotel bar, renamed Don’t Worry in homage to the neon of the artist Martin Creed, is transformed into the new hot spot which is added to the Aldo’s Cocktail Bar & Seafood Grill, inaugurated last year, and at the elegant meeting place for the aperitif Franco’s Bar.
Masseria San Domenico, Savelletri di Fasano
It is the Masseria par excellence, the one that coined in the collective imagination the idea of the countryside resort in Puglia that today the whole world envies us. We are talking about Masseria San Domenico, the exclusive 5-star hotel that since 1996 has welcomed its guests among hectares of centuries-old olive groves, in a majestic 15th century watchtower set between the rocky shores of the Adriatic Sea and the sinuous slopes of the Valle d ‘ Itria. In this oasis of peace made of green hills, dry limestone walls, vineyards and country paths, the likes of Sean Connery and Harvey Keitel have also found refuge. No wonder: thanks to the San Domenico a Mare annex it is possible to sleep “pied dans l’eau”, and then let yourself be tempted by the recipes of the local seafaring tradition proposed by the La Nassa restaurant, enjoy the fabulous thalassotherapy treatments or indulge in a game on the 18-hole golf course, all with sea view.