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Stars and Stripes, Italian Style: La Minervetta in Italy

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Stars and Stripes, Italian Style: La Minervetta in Italy

July 4, 2018

Built in the 1950s by Don Giovanni Cacace, the La Minervetta in Sorrento was originally a restaurant; the family sold the property eventually, but in 2003 the latest generation of the Cacace family bought it back and turned it into a 12-room boutique hotel. Perched on a cliff overlooking the Naples Bay, above the fishing village of Marina Grande, the hotel is a 15-minute walk to the center of Sorrento. Cacace descendent Marco de Luca, a set decorator and architect, designed the interiors, filling them with family furniture, design objets, and Vietri pottery; the 12 rooms have a graphic flair, with glossy tiled floors and a madcap mix of color and pattern.

Here’s a look.

In the common spaces, Original Ptolomeo Bookshelves hold the family&#8
Above: In the common spaces, Original Ptolomeo Bookshelves hold the family’s collection of art books.
The kitchen is outfitted in a mix of striped, checkerboard, and zigzag tiles.
Above: The kitchen is outfitted in a mix of striped, checkerboard, and zigzag tiles.
Sitting areas, in blue.
Above: Sitting areas, in blue.
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Above: The 12 rooms each have a distinctive look; this one has striped tiled floors and a blue and red palette.
A zigzag-pattered suite.
Above: A zigzag-pattered suite.
The bathrooms are tiled in graphic blue and white tiles.
Above: The bathrooms are tiled in graphic blue and white tiles.
The Marina Grande fishing village is accessed via a 300-foot descent.
Above: The Marina Grande fishing village is accessed via a 300-foot descent.
Local fisherman repairing nets.
Above: Local fisherman repairing nets.

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