Villa Rizzo Resort & Spa
Why We Love This Hotel
- It's a 19th-century farmhouse surrounded by fruit and olive trees
- The town of Salerno is 25 minutes' drive away, and the Amalfi Coast and the World Heritage Site of Paestum are both within an hour's drive
- The hotel spa has a sauna, a steam bath, a jacuzzi and a large swimming pool
Villa Rizzo Resort & Spa is nestled in the picturesque Picentino Valley in Southern Italy, 25 minutes' drive from the popular town of Salerno. The 4-star hotel is surrounded by olive and fruit groves, and has views of the nearby mountains.
Rooms feature terracotta tiles, softly curved ceilings and wooden beams -- décor in keeping with the hotel's history. From the balcony, you can enjoy views over the gardens and the undulating landscape of the Picentino. The wellness centre has an outdoor swimming pool, a sauna, a steam bath, a jacuzzi and a fitness room.
Paestum -- a Unesco World Heritage Site that's home to three of the world's best-preserved ancient Greek temples -- is around an hour's drive from the hotel. You can also plan day trips along the beautiful Amalfi Coast (the hotel can prepare picnic baskets on request).
The hotel's restaurant serves Mediterranean delicacies such as fresh mussels and shrimps, antipasti and truffles, as well as wine from the nearby estate Casa di Baal.