GOURMET FOOD The finest cuisine for epicures
When John Steinbeck, writing for Bazaar, visited Le Sirenuse in 1953, he and his wife fell in love with the ‘old family house converted into a first-class hotel, spotless and cool, with grape arbors over its outside dining-rooms’. The overall effect is enchanting, as if one were staying with remarkably hospitable friends, with
exquisite good taste, supremely high standards of housekeeping, wonderful staff and a Michelin-starred restaurant. Illuminated in the evening by 400 candles, La Sponda serves light Mediterranean cuisine based on fresh local ingredients and inspired by the great culinary traditions of Naples and the Amalfi Coast.
From about £330 a room a night (www.sirenuse.it).