Le Sirenuse

View of a dream, Le Sirenuse on Italy’s coast

Nestled in the heart of the coastal village of Positano sits Le Sirenuse. This 53-room luxury hotel boasts the region’s most spectacular views. Each white themed room boasts its own balcony where you will enjoy horizon-spanning views of the Mediterranean, the sea that mariners have plied since ancient times. Boat trips, both sailing, and yachting, give a wondrous view of the village, an enclave in hills leading to the coast. The blue-green sparkling waters of the Mediterranean will transfix you, beckoning you to enjoy their warm embrace. The mild climate and diverse sea life provide wonderful diving, with opportunities for reef and shipwreck exploration.

Back on land, bicycling through the ancient streets provides a chance to experience top-end shopping from world-class stores. More adventurous trekkers can attack the paths winding across the area’s hills, which provide the opportunity to explore caves, spectacular rock formations, and a partially preserved medieval shipyard. A more laid back day can be spent at the pristine white beaches, only 200 metres from the hotel.

Located on the Amalfi Coast, a region of the Sorrentine Peninsula in the Province of Solerno, Positano is part of the Amalfi Coast UNESCO World Heritage Sites, earned by its outstanding cultural impact on the heritage of humanity. Arab-Sicilian architecture noted for domes built atop cubic structures, mixes with Norman style and Roman villas and terraces built right into the rock. All combined they create a picturesque surrounding for Le Sirenuse. The region is home to extraordinary examples of mosaic work. Geometric and floral decorations abound, a result of past rulers utilising Islamic artisans who never represent the human form in their work. One of the most breathtaking examples is the church of Santa Maria Assunta boasting a dome made of majolica tiles reminiscent of a Fabergé egg. This spectacular dome helped lend the title of Jewel of the Amalfi to the town.

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