Breakfast on freshly baked pastries while gazing over a pretty hillside tumbling a sheer 365 metres to the sparkling Tyrrhenian Sea. What a way to start the day! In the heart of filmset-perfect Ravello this gracious peachy-pink villa, wrapped in romantic gardens, feels like a private home. All polished patterned floors, cool spaces and vast arched windows it is richly scattered with the Palumbo family’s antiques. Bedrooms are elegantly traditional with fine fabrics, white walls, volumes of light – choose balcony or garden – while bathrooms shimmer with colourful Vietri tiles. Dining here is a treat: good local dishes are beautifully presented, and much is sourced from the organic garden below the terrace; a plate of courgettes with mint becomes a dish for a king! The Palumbo family have 80 years’ experience of looking after guests so service is discreet yet warm. Laze by the pool at sister Hotel Giordano, get married at romantic Villa Eva, wander the alleys of the traffic-free town with its dreamy gardens of Cimbrone and Rufolo – explore Capri, Positano and Amalfi. Return to the Villa’s terrace, savour a limoncello and surrender to the views.