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Cuq-Toulza, France

Hilltop location,
stunning gardens,
peaceful atmosphere

Wish you were here?

Hotel Santa Maria
Rome, Italy

Near the river Tiber,
cheerful staff,
great breakfast

Wish you were here?

The Queen's Head
Penrith, U.K.

Village pub,
recently refurbished,
great for walkers


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Our places to stay in Campania, the region on Italy's west coast south of Abruzzo, are mainly in or around Naples and the nearby Amalfi Coast.

 There are some truly charming small hotels on the spectacular Amalfi Coast in, for example, Ravello and Positano. Our long-term favourites include Palumbo and La TartanaParsifal at Ravello sums up much of what we like in small hotels, while the (very) expensive alternative, Villa Cimbrone, is another classic in its own way.

 As elsewhere, our selection of places to stay in Campania offers an exceptionally interesting range to choose from: pensioni, alberghi, restaurants-with-rooms and small hotels. Whichever, they all have the special qualities of hand-picked character and charm we seek out.

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Via C, Columbo 141, 84017 Positano, +39 089 875382
Atmospheric B & B, budget prices

Hotel della Baia

81030, Baia Domizia, +39 0823 721344
Lush gardens leading straight to the beach


Via Trara Genoino 25-27, 84017, +39 089 875002
One of the original and best hotels in Positano

Miramare Hotel

Via Nazario Sauro 24, 80132, Napoli, +39 081 7647589
Wonderful views, charming owners

Palazzo Belmonte

Via Senatore Manente Comunale 22, 84048 Santa Maria di Castellabate, Salerno, +39 0974 960211
The home of a Prince


Via S. Giovanni del Toro 16, 84010 Ravello, Salerno, Italy, +39 089 857 244
Understated elegance


Viale G. d'Anna 5, 84010 , Ravello, +39 089 857 144
Former convent retains simplistic charm

Villa Cimbrone

Via Santa Chiara 26, 84010, +39 089 857459/858072
The ultimate romantic setting

Villa la Tartana

Via Vicolo Vito Savino 4/6/8, 84017 Positano (Salerno), Campania, Italy, +39 (0)89 812 193
Terrific modern pensione

Villa Rosa

Via C. Colombo 127, 84017, Positano, +39 089 811955
Fabulous views, reasonably priced
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