Positano was never more fashionable than it was in the 1950s and 1960s when America’s moneyed elite made it their favourite stomping ground. And when Liz Taylor, Humphrey Bogart, Clark Gable and L:auren Bacall came to town, there was only one place they’d stay: the Splendido. But the property’s fortunes hadn’t always shone so brightly. Originally a Benedictine monastery, it was a less than formidable target for pirates and was robbed so many times it was eventually abandoned. In the 19th century it became the family home of an Italian aristocrat, but in 1902 it reopened as a luxury hotel. Among the amenities are a gym, spa and wellness centre, infinity pool, tennis courts and of course those fabulous cliff top views out to sea.
We love how the Belmond Splendido refuses to become an identikit deluxe hotel. Its pretty rooms are decorated in pastel shades with beautiful artwork and stylish furniture create a space which isn’t just a hotel room, it’s a home from home.
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