About Villa Cimbrone
Villa Cimbrone is one of the most prestigious Hotels de Charme in the entire Mediterranean. The splendour and ambience of yesteryear permeate this 12th century residence. The Vuilleumier family, with its generations of experience in the hotel industry, conserves and protects the original architectural and decorative features.
Its vibrant atmosphere and the awe-inspiring beauty of the location have attracted famous politicians and aristocrats, as well as inspiring many artists and making it a meeting place for English people on the Amalfi Coast, including the famous Bloomsbury Group from London.
Over the years the villa has hosted many illustrious names from science and the arts, including Forster, D.H. Lawrence, Strachey, Keynes, Crick, Piaget, Eliot, Moore and Virginia Woolf. It has also welcomed figures such as the Duke and Duchess of Kent, Churchill, the Agnelli family and the Clintons. A place for passionate encounters, the villa has offered sheltered privacy for famous romances like Greta Garbo’s affair with Leopold Stokowski.
The most beautiful sight that I have ever seen in the world is the panoramic view from Villa Cimbrone on a bright winter’s day, when the sky and the sea are so vividly blue that it is not possible to distinguish them from each other. (Gore Vidal)
What for centuries was an aristocratic residence is now an exclusive, refined Hotel de Charme.
There is a selection of just nineteen rooms for our demanding, privileged guests. They are embellished with antique Vietri ceramic flooring and stone or majolica fireplaces. Some have frescoed ceilings.
Continually recalling the wonders of the gardens, flowers rather than numbers are used to identify the rooms and suites. Modern facilities and cutting-edge technology blend harmoniously with the exquisite 18th and 19th century furnishings.
Understated elegance is a common feature in the otherwise unique rooms. It is also what makes Villa Cimbrone one of the most exclusive locations in the world.
After sunset, guests are treated to the delicacies of refined Mediterranean cuisine, which is given a fresh interpretation by the restaurant chef Luigi Tramontano. There are organic ingredients grown at the Villa, innovative flavours and spicy Eastern aromas.
The charm of the centuries-old venue, the attention to detail in the service and the vast selection of wines make eating at Villa Cimbrone’s “Il Flauto di Pan” restaurant a unique experience.
The old cellars with their stone vaults have been carefully restored and contain a valuable collection of wines, with hundreds of local, regional, national and international labels. The area spans three floors, two of which are underground, allowing better preservation of the most prestigious wines and the best vintages. The lower room is reserved for red wines and often hosts short wine tasting courses and sessions led by expert sommeliers.