Positano bites deep. It is a dream place that isn’t quite real when you are there and becomes beckoningly real after you have gone. In the mid-1950s Positano became desirable as a holiday destination and, for a while, rivaled Capri as the playground for the rich and famous. No wonder Positano still attracts a glamorous clientele, it's home to some of Italy's finest hotels and world-class restaurants. Our choice is the Il San Pietro di Positano, famous for it's extraordinary location and superb views over Amalfi coast's most glamorous bay. Only a 10-minute drive from Positano itself, overlooking both Positano and the smaller village Praiano, hotel San Pietro di Positano is nothing less than a quiet haven away from the Amalfi coast's most visited towns. Our highlight is the hotel's charming private beach, the only one in Positano, direct accessible with an innovative lift from the hotel building through the cliff. Within 45 seconds you will be in the most spectacular setting in the Amalfi coast with crystal clear waters, a sundeck with loungers, a beachfront restaurant and a tennis court.