Wednesday, August 8

Hotel Luna Convento

The romantic Hotel Luna Convento at dusk


Lemons fell at the guests’ feet throughout the night

Once again I have itchy feet. Yesterday I was captivated by my colleague describing his fabulous trip to the Almafi Coast to attend a wedding. The wedding reception was held at the Hotel Luna Convento, a renovated convent built in the 1200's. The Hotel Luna Convento occupies an enchanting position overlooking the bay of Amalfi.

In addition to its wonderful location and stunning sea views, the building is of undisputed historical and architectural interest. The cloister, in the heart of the complex, was founded by St Francis of Assisi in 1222. The small private chapel of the same era is still used for intimate wedding ceremonies.

The hotel first opened in 1821 and has welcomed everyone from Henrik Ibsen to Ingrid Bergman, Roberto Rossellini, Humphrey Bogart and many others. Perched on a cliff directly above the sea, the complex, built around the Cloister, has a fabulous swimming pool filled with water from the sea. Does it get any more romantic?

The Amalfi Coast has been on my ‘to visit’ list for years. Of course one huge benefit of living in the UK is easier and more affordable access to such wonderful destinations. The Hotel Luna Convento is certainly now at the top of my list.

14 comments:

Habitually Chic said...

If I ever find a husband, I'd like to get married there too! It's so beautiful!

ALL THE BEST said...

Or in my case I could renew my vows. That would be fun to plan!Hmmm...

Mélanie said...

I would die to be there. The hotel looks so romantic ans so gorgeous . And I love these lemons . With them , I make the best Limoncello of the world ...YES of the world.
mélanie

ALL THE BEST said...

Limoncello sounds lovely Melanie!

The Peak of Chic said...

Reminds me of my honeymoon in Positano! Gorgeous! And I agree with Melanie- Limoncello is the best!

style court said...

Looks so inviting :)

Brilliant Asylum said...

Seeing these photographs brings back wonderful memories of my trip to the Amalfi Coast. Lovely post!

Cote de Texas said...

Hi - When are your going? I want to join you!




Joni

ALL THE BEST said...

Jennifer, Positano is on my list too. Where did you stay?

ALL THE BEST said...

Thanks Style Court and Brilliant Asylum, I can't wait to go...Joni I'll let you know.

Bhavna said...

Now itchy feet is something I can totally relate to...we have made many weekend trips since I felt the Need to travel! ;-)

And this place warrants itchy feet even for those who don't enjoy travelling as much!

katiedid said...

Heaven!

Joanna Goddard said...

AMAZING. what a perfect place for a wedding. thanks for the post!

Paloma said...

What a gorgeous setting! The Amalfi Coast is on the top of my list of places I want to visit. You have a great blog. :)