sublime modern minimalism
TO GET LOST IN,
It’s hard to imagine a more magically majestic location perched on the Amalfi coast’s craggy cliffs than this one. From the rooftop terrace of the hotel, the sea air skips the scent of distant lemon groves hidden between green mountains and the deep blue sea. Though it is quintessentially Italian at heart, they like to do things a little differently at their Casa. From the moment you cast your eyes on this charming hotel set high above its pretty home of Praiano, you’ll instantly see why everyone says there’s no other hotel on the Amalfi Coast quite like it. Unlike all the other grand dames hewn from the cliffs, it offers a Dolce Vita barefoot lifestyle through a refreshingly modern lens, perfect for celebrating life’s special moments. The hotel is a place to get lost in rather than a place to be seen. And that’s very much part of its quixotic appeal.
‘’ From the moment you cast your eyes on this charming hotel set high above its pretty home of
Praiano, you’ll instantly see why everyone says there’s no other hotel on
the Amalfi Coast
quite like it.‘’
Local designer Marco de Luca knows how to make a statement and is the man behind the hotel’s ground-breaking, white-washed design. White-on-white dazzles and minimalist aesthetics reign supreme in practically all the lounge spaces. Here, the romance of the Amalfi Coast takes center stage. The walls are open canvases. Think fluttering curtains among pristine seascapes, white sofas and armchairs sat among a private collection of quirky and edgy art pieces, plus sculptures by Cuban artist Alfredo Sisabravo and oil paintings by Argentinian Patricia Valencia Cartsens, among other excellent artists from across the globe. It’s stylish, but in the most laid-back and luxurious way possible.
‘’Casa Angelina is a modern classic that captures the infectious charm and character of the Amalfi spirit. It is the perfect place to experience La Dolce Vita on the grandest of scales.‘’
All this continues its way down the Grecian-style interloper to the lemon-flecked pool that spies out dazzling views of the coastline. It’s from here where southern Italy unfolds. Seductive and beautiful, vast cloud-capped mountains plunge into the sparkling sea in heartstring-pulling panoramas flecked by sheer-drop crags, colorful houses, and verdant woodlands. Neighboring Positano is picture-postcard perfect in the distance, and on a clear day, you’ll even get to see the famous Faraglioni rocks that whirl off the coast of jet set center Capri. The best part? You can see it all in near total privacy from the hotel’s pretty pool deck.
Then there’s its grand space. Casa Angelina is a modern classic that captures the infectious charm and character of the Amalfi spirit. It is the perfect place to experience La Dolce Vita on the grandest of scales. Every corner invites you into their home; a serene space where serenity and style meet a storied coastline. The rooms are the real deal, too. The theme throughout is white-on-white: crisp white walls; white tiles; white beds; and white soft furnishings. The surroundings do the talking, and that’s how they like to keep it. No fuss, no nonsense and just the deluxe vistas from the windows and terraces for awe-inspiring company.
With just 37 keys, it’s intimate, but that doesn’t mean they don’t go all out to make your stay even more memorable and extraordinary. You’ve got use of a private beach, hidden away 250 steps below within the privacy of a dreamy cove; a lively beach club that knows how to keep the party going all day long; relaxing spa for when you need an extra dose of pampering; private boat trips up down the coast and to the local sights; and for moments of peace and serenity, a garden filled with wildflowers and beautiful shrubs to keep you feeling zen throughout your stay.
The hotel’s top floor restaurant – reached by a fun glass-side lift – enjoys a spot like no other terrace on the entire Amalfi Coast. Candlelit dinners evoke all shades of romanticism, and it is the chef, Leopoldo Elefante’s mission to showcase the region’s finest flavors, wines and local culinary secrets every season. Whether it be home-cooked tagliolini spun with fish plucked straight from the sea or lamb served with the spongiest polenta, every bite is as authentic as it gets. Cocktails? Best served on the dreamy bar terrace as soon as the sun hits the water.
For couples in search of romance, chef will take you for a spin out on the hotel’s Riva as he takes you on a culinary tour of the region, and for those in search of adrenaline, speed your way through whimsical medieval hamlets and dramatic coastlines on a chauffeur driven retro tour of Amalfitana.