An ancient castle or crumbling ruin? Think again. This historic belvedere is the backdrop to the jaw- dropping swimming pool and terrace of Hotel Caruso, one of the finest luxury hotels on Italy’s impossibly romantic Amalfi Coast, and a jewel in the crown of the legendary Orient-Express Hotels collection. Perched on a dramatic cliff, overlooking the Mediterranean Sea and historic town of Ravello, Hotel Caruso has only 50 sumptuous guest rooms and suites, the award-winning Belvedere Restaurant, and a sybaritic wellness center, offering an exceptional vacation experience to the most discerning traveler. We couldn’t think of a better view to open Ocean Home’s annual Travel Issue—la dolce vita starts right here.,, or The Leading Hotels of the World,

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