Hotel Villa Maria

Ravello, Italy

Set on a hillside amid lovely gardens, this carefully restored villa-turned-hotel in the heart of Ravello was once the home of a Roman nobleman and offers exquisite views of the sparkling Mediterranean. All rooms have a terrace or balcony with a view of the sea, and although the rooms vary in size and quality (some can be on the small side), the setting is unforgettable and the place has the feel of a private home. Take a stroll in the hotel’s organic gardens, where fresh produce is harvested every morning for the hotel’s award-winning restaurant, or have a drink at the outdoor bar under the shade of lime trees. The Villa Maria has been owned and operated by the Palumbo family for four generations.