A few hundred metres above the sparkling Mediterranean on the edge of Sorrento's spectacular cliffs, Parco dei Principi is a testament to the timeless originality of architect Gio Ponti's work. It is still as fresh, surprising and utterly stylish today as when it was completed more than fourty years ago.
The Amalfi coast is one of Italy's most enduringly beautiful landscapes; a continuous strip of volcanic mountains that plunge into the emerald-green Mediterranean. Parco di Principi is in the centre of Sorrento, the town on the Amalfi coast that is closest to Naples.
Designed by the late Gio Ponti, one of Italy's creative giants, the rooms at Parco di Principi are testament to his talent for working with a singular colour (blue). Ponti designed the furniture, the blinds, the wall decoration, as well as the floor tiles in no less than 160 different patterns. The effect is like a modernist beach cabana.
Perched on the very edge of the very edge of the spectacular cliffs that define Sorrento, the view from the hotel rooms, the restaurant and the garden terraces is of an imposing sentry of volcanic mountains that plunge into the blue of the Mediterranean.