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Founded in 1880 and run ever since by succeeding generations of the Gambardella family, the Santa Caterina is one of the great hotels of the Amalfi Coast.
Located just outside the town of Amalfi, the hotel enjoys a panoramic coastal setting, with views over the Tyrrhenian Sea.
The property is spread over a series of landscaped terraces that lead down to the sea. The stylish rooms and suites are built into various levels of the cliff face. Each is individually decorated, with tiled floors, a mix of contemporary and antique furniture and small terraces or balconies with great views.
A scenic path past citrus groves and bougainvillea-clad gardens delivers guests to the foot of the cliff, where there is a saltwater swimming pool, sunbathing deck and open-air restaurant.
The gourmet restaurant up in the main building serves the Santa Caterina's renowned, award-winning cuisine and there is a spa offering a range of treatments including aromatherapy and reflexology, as well as a sauna and a Turkish bath.