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.
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