The San Pietro di Positano is more than a hotel. It is a journey within a journey, where memories are created and never forgotten.
A haven of peace, immersed in nature, this elegant home harmonises old-world traditions of hospitality with contemporary, understated luxury. Escape to this small slice of paradise suspended between the sea and sky.
Carved into the cliff overlooking the mediterranean Sea, our rooms are a combination of understated luxury, intricate detail, and unique design.
Freshly renovated and redesigned with a playful sea theme by Fausta Gaetani and her team of architects, the Virginia Suite is a luxuriant treat for those looking to indulge in extra space and style.
One of the most famous and published rooms on the Amalfi coast, Suite 59 occupies an entire floor, with a privileged entrance to the panoramic swimming pool and direct lift access.
Starfish inlaid in mirrors, colourful sea urchins hand cut into glazed terracotta floor tiles stylizing gentle waves, water green and aquamarine fabrics, blue blown glass and giant seashell chandeliers, all conjure images of the coastal geography.
The 125 sqm suite includes an extra large bed, a spacious living room, two toilets, an open shower and an elegant Japanese styled bath. The large terrace with a table, chairs and sunbeds offers stunning views overlooking the Mediterranean coast.
The Virginia Suite provides a safe-deposit box, complimentary minibar, Wifi connection, LCD TV with a variety of satellite and pay-per-view channels, hair-dryer and an exclusive courtesy kit.
Our luxurious Prestige rooms (approx 80sqm including terrace and bathroom) are perfect for those seeking extra space and comfort. Individually designed by Fausta Gaetani, they include features that make each unique.
Furnished with extra-large beds in handmade fabrics and comfortable bathrooms with wide showers and baths in Italian marble or terracotta ceramic tiles. A spacious terrace with a table, chairs and sunbeds offers stunning views overlooking the Mediterranean coast.
Our Prestige rooms provide a safe-deposit box, complimentary minibar, Wifi connection, LCD TV with a variety of satellite and pay-per-view channels, hair-dryer and an exclusive courtesy kit.
The spacious signature rooms (approx 70 sqm including terrace and bathroom) have been individually designed by Fausta Gaetani and include features that make each unique.
Furnished with extra large beds in handmade fabrics, comfortable bathrooms with wide showers and baths in Italian marble or terracotta ceramic tiles. A panoramic terrace with table and sunbeds offers stunning views overlooking the Mediterranean coast.
Our Signature rooms provide a safe-deposit box, complimentary minibar, Wifi connection, LCD TV with a variety of satellite and pay-per-view channels, hair-dryer and an exclusive courtesy kit.
Chef Alois Vanlangenaeker ‘s dishes embody his quest for purity, harmony & refinement. His creations recall contemporary paintings while seeking to maintain Italian gastronomic tradition. “My aim is to enhance the existing product. I have great respect for the ingredients.”
Most of the products used by the kitchen’s team of 32 cooks, come from Il San Pietro’s organic vegetable garden or local growers and suppliers.
Enjoy a fine wine to accompany your fine dining. Head sommelier, Salvatore Marrone, proposes a wine list of over 600 labels from the San Pietro cellar, the result of research aimed at discovering the best national and international wines, with a special interest in small producers.
Overlooking the sea and the coastal town of Praiano, Il San Pietro’s Michelin-starred restaurant, ‘Zass, is surrounded by a bright, Mediterranean atmosphere.
This charming seaside restaurant was named after Carlino Cinque, the hotel founder, and can be reached in just 45 seconds using the elevator carved into the rock, or taking the steps winding down the cliffside through our vegetable gardens.
The Carlino restaurant is exclusive to our resident guests and offers al fresco seaside dining. Showcasing the informal side of the hotel, it is the perfect place to sample popular local cuisine made from fresh seasonal ingredients.
The dishes are prepared in single portions with ingredients harvested fresh from Il San Pietro’s gardens. Don’t miss out on the Carlino’s signature Lemon Spaghetti!
THE TERRACE BAR
The Terrace Bar is the majestic heart of the San Pietro, suspended between sea and sky. Outside garden vegetation merges with the interior lounge, where bougainvillea vines spread across the ceilings over soft cream sofas and terracotta tiles.
The iconic terrace, with its beautiful flower gardens and ornate tiled benches overlooking Positano, Praiano, and Li Galli islands, is an enchanted spot to sit and sip a refreshing Bellini as the sun dips behind the rolling coastline.
The new, chic L’Alcova Bar was conceived by interior designer Fausta Gaetani and opened in 2019. Located between the ‘Zass restaurant and the lobby, it is the ideal place to relax for an after-dinner digestive, listen to the evening band, or meet friends for a drink.
In the afternoons, head bartender, Michelangelo, can be found hosting a complimentary and personalized Cocktail Masterclass here.
The “Ape” (Italian for “bee”), is a retro classic, based on its close cousin the Vespa (“wasp”), most commonly used as a lightweight transport vehicle for small merchandise. This Ape, helicoptered onto Il San Pietro’s terrace, was transformed into a mini food truck, the Bee Chic.
‘Bee Chic is what happens when street food meets elegance’. Working eight years at a top hotel’s champagne and oyster bar triggered Alfonso Ferrara’s big idea.
Why not combine that same standard of luxury with the easy character of street food? Together with a friend, they kitted out an Ape Piaggio with a refrigerator, ice machine and cooker.
The Bee Chic became an instant hit on the Amalfi Coast. The novel concept featured in popular television food shows and national newspapers, before the three-wheeler made its final flight, to rest on the San Pietro’s iconic cocktail terrace.
The Bee Chic menu offers a fresh mix of light bites from around the world, giving guests a fun alternative to restaurant dining.
Digging into 1806 cubic meters of solid rock, It took 54 builders, electricians & engineers working three 24-hour shifts, just five months to complete this one-of-a-kind, 400 sq meter feat of engineering. Designed by Andrea Viacava, all pieces of equipment were custom made in Italy to our unique specifications.
All the equipment functions on electricity and appliances are connected to a computerized system that controls the power output for each machine. This means the entire kitchen uses just a 4th of the electricity that a kitchen of its kind and size would ordinarily use.
The air circulating throughout the space is cleaned by a UTA machine (Unity Treatment of Air) which filters & purifies the air. There are no open flames or gas and all of the stoves use induction heating so that surfaces can be cleaned using only vinegar.
Every night at 2:00 AM the entire kitchen is sanitized using ozone, the cleansing system used by NASA space stations & surgery rooms (Ozone is simply air zapped by electricity, so no chemicals are involved in the sanitizing process).
We are proud to be one of the only kitchens in the world where everything – from the breads to the icecream – is homemade. All organic waste is transformed into compost that is used in our gardens.
Chef Alois Vanlangenaeker has been cooking for over thirty years, the last twenty as a Michelin star chef. His dishes are light, fresh & classy. Using seasonal vegetables & local ingredients, he combines a variety of flavors and textures for a truly unique culinary experience.
In 2002, Alois united his prestigious international experience together with Vito Cinque’s dream of establishing a food culture for Il San Pietro, to bring a fresh new approach to fine dining.
When not in the kitchen, Alois dedicates his time to photography. He can frequently be seen at the Positano photo lab shop or walking his two Irish Setters, Philippe & Mathilde.
It takes four gardeners working full time all year round to maintain the San Pietro gardens, growing fruits, vegetables and herbs for both restaurants. Dishes are created according to the seasonal produce.
An agronomist studies crop cycles to achieve the perfect ripening period, staggering the planting and harvesting times in order supply the hotel with fresh produce year-round.
The lush bouquets of flowers decorating the hotel lobby, halls & rooms are also carefully cultivated, hand-picked and arranged here. Using only local seeds & produce native to the Amalfi coast, everything grown in the gardens is organically certified.
The Wellness Center is situated under the balmy shade of a lemon orchard, creating a natural harmony between man and landscape, an essential combination for pure psychophysical wellness.
THE FITNESS AREA
The latest state-of-the-art indoor and outdoor fitness equipment guarantees a satisfying workout. Half of the gym is situated outside under the lemon orchard. Exercise in nature while feasting your eyes on stunning coastal views.
YOGA & PILATES
Start the day with a complimentary Yoga or Pilates session on the beach lawn overlooking the sea. Beginning at 9:00 am, a certified instructor will guide you through an hour-long practice that will revitalize your mind and body.
Our spa attendants are delighted to welcome you into this pleasant haven of relaxation. Treatments with natural products that are dermatologically tested assure superb results. Pamper your skin with our luxury treatments, a true elixir after a day in the sun.
Rejuvenating massages reduce stress and realign interior and anterior harmony, while the Finnish shower and the Turkish Bath are ideal for unwinding post exercise.
Take a boat ride, lounge poolside, sip a cocktail at our exclusive beach club, or play tennis on one of the world’s most scenic courts. Il San Pietro has something for everyone.
THE BEACH CLUB
Il San Pietro is the only hotel in Positano with direct access to a private beach. The beach is a natural cove surrounded by crystal clear waters, with a solarium and bar by the sea. An elevator carved into the cliff will swiftly carry you from the lobby down to this heavenly spot.
The Beach Club is exclusive to Il San Pietro’s resident guests. The bar adjacent to the sundeck offers fast and friendly service, with a wide selection of drinks, wines, cocktails and fresh fruit.
THE SWIMMING POOL
The pool terrace is a haven of peace and striking beauty, with views overlooking the deep turquoise sea and the coastal village of Praiano.
Relax in this quiet, sunny spot, enjoying the dreamy scenery, or make use of our professional bar service while reclining on a sunbed. The freshwater swimming pool is exclusive to ISP guests. Opening hours from 9:00am – 6:00pm
THE TENNIS COURT
The regulation-size tennis court lying between the rock face with lush Mediterranean greenery and the pebble beach, gives players the unusual pleasure of playing by the sea. The tennis court is complementary and exclusive to our guests.
From June to September, Il San Pietro offers a complimentary two-hour cruise along the coast, departing every morning (except on Sundays). During the cruise you will enjoy a dip and a drink, while viewing the breathtaking Amalfi coastline from the best position, the sea.
THE PRIVATE YACHT
The refined yacht, ‘The Dreamer’, is available for full day chartering. The ‘Dreamer’ is the best way to enjoy the beauty of the Amalfi Coast or the gulf of Naples, with all the privacy you need.
GUIDED GARDENS VISIT
The gardens are one of the most interesting aspects of the San Pietro’s geography, not only for their layered terraces that are typical to the Amalfi Coast, but for their large production of organic produce that is used daily in our restaurants and bars, and the flowers used to decorate the halls and rooms.
The Maitre’d will accompany you through the gardens along a scenic path that gradually descends to the sea, while describing the production and harvesting of seasonal vegetables interspersed with colourful anecdotes and curiosities. Please request this complimentary tour at Reception.
With a cellar of over 600 labels, wine is an important part of the San Pietro’s culture. From a theoretical introduction, to combinations, pairing and tasting, our sommeliers will guide you through a private wine tasting in the quiet setting of the Zass Restaurant.
Aimed at experiencing the excellence and uniqueness of popular wine territories, our sommeliers offer a choice of 3 regional itineraries (Piedmont, Tuscany and Campania), or a personalized itinerary upon request. Please inquire at Reception for reservation and prices.
ITALIAN LANGUAGE COURSE
Learning to speak Italian in under an hour is possible at the San Pietro. In a simple and intuitive 4-lesson mini-course designed especially for our guests, you will learn how to introduce yourself, greet people correctly, order a drink at the bar, or ask for the time.
For those who already have a good grasp of the language, lessons can be personalized and calibrated. The service is free and subject to availability.
Interested in learning the secrets behind the preparation of classic cocktails on the menu? Head bartender, Michelangelo, offers a popular cocktail Masterclass every afternoon at the bar L’Alcova.
In this sophisticated setting, you will learn simple tricks of the trade for preparing distinctive and professional drinks, which you can then enjoy with snacks. Ask at Reception to reserve your seat at the bar. This service is complimentary to guests.