Oct 172012
the 12th century Palazzo on the Alamfi coast

the 12th century Palazzo on the Alamfi coast By Denise Mattia

Beginning 2013, the Amalfi Coast’s prized jewel – Palazzo Sasso – will become Palazzo Avino — taking the name of its founding family.

The hotel, originally a palace for the aristocracy in the 12th century, was a shell of a building with no floors.  It was purchased in 1994 by the Avino family, leading manufacturers in the area of tomato canning.  While running the business, Giuseppe Avino, son of Attilio Avino, renovated the Pallazzo at a cost of $20 million.  In July 1997,  the boutique hotel opened under the name of Palazzo Sasso.

Recently, with the support of Giuseppe Avino’s daughters, Mariella, Attilia and Mariavittoria, the name of the estate was changed from Palazzo Sasso to Palazzo Avino.

The stunning, luxury five-star Palazzo  remains under the management of Mariella Avino.  For a list of culinary and spa experiences in addition to more information visit palazzoavino.com.

Denise Mattia

About Denise Mattia

A writer and photographer, Denise Mattia’s works are published nationally and internationally and include all aspects of leisure travel: art , culture, resorts, spas, food and wine and sports’ activities. She's the founder of the soon to be launched Yum-Yum-Traveler, a site devoted to reviewing restaurants in addition to her travel articles from around the world. She lives and works in Manhattan, where she was born.

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