My F&W
quick save (...)

Luna Convento

33 Via P. Comite
Amalfi Salerno , Italy http://www.lunahotel.it/
39 089 871002

Perched on the promontory at the edge of town for the best views over the rooftops and up the coastline, this gorgeous old cloister was reportedly founded in 1222 by St. Francis himself. Its surprisingly spacious monastic cells have been converted into appropriately spare but discreetly elegant rooms, which, at these rates, could stand an upgrade. Still, all come with sea views, hand-painted tile floors, a mix of antiques and modern functional furnishings, whitewashed walls, and vaulted ceilings. The hotel features a few amenities the old monks never dreamed of, including a private sundeck and saltwater pool down by the seaside and two restaurants with panoramic views (one atop a 15th-century Saracen watchtower, which doubles as a bar and nightclub) that help make up for the lackluster food.

Room to Book: The Torre Suite, installed in an ancient tower that once guarded against pirate attacks, has been the Arabian Nights–tinged room of choice for guests like Bogart, Bergman, and Roberto Rossellini.

advertisement
The Dish
Receive delicious recipes and smart wine advice 4x per week in this e-newsletter.
The Wine List Weekly pairing plus best bottles to buy.
F&W Daily One sensational dish served fresh every day.
American Express Publishing ("AEP") may use your email address to send you account updates and offers that may interest you. To learn more about the ways we may use your email address and about your privacy choices, read the AEP Privacy Statement.
How we use your email address
advertisement
Congratulations to Nicholas Elmi, winner of Top Chef: New Orleans, the 11th season of Bravo's Emmy-Award winning, hit reality series.

Already looking forward to next year (June 19-21, 2015)? Relive your favorite moments from the culinary world's most sensational weekend in the Rocky Mountains.