Elevated above the island of Capri on the slopes of Mount Solaro, the peaceful neighbourhood of Anacapri is worlds apart from the bustling streets of the island’s principal city. Here, locals and visitors can soak in spectacular Mediterranean views and stroll among the lemon groves at
a leisurely pace, enjoying clifftop walks by day and local cuisine in unhurried restaurants at night.
At the peak of this exclusive enclave is Capri Palace, a beautiful retreat in the style of an 18th-century Palazzo that was built in the 1960s by the father of present owner, Tonino Carace. Today, the iconic address is home to some of the most elegant rooms and suites in Italy, finished in a striking white and blue palette that captures the colours of the Med.
Executive chef Andrea Migliaccio has earned two Michelin stars for his modern Italian cuisine at L’Olivio, and at the water’s edge overlooking Capri’s famous Blue Grotto, Il Riccio and its new Sea Lounge holds one Michelin star for its extraordinary seafood dishes.
As well as culinary magic, Capri Palace, which is a member of The Leading Hotels of the World, is famed for its world class medical spa, Capri Beauty Farm, which offers specialised treatments under the direction of Professor Francesco Canonaco. Goal-based treatments are designed to achieve everything from weight-loss and detox to anti-ageing and stress management, as well as specialist treatments for varicose veins at the Leg School, spa and beauty treatments and access to a personal trainer. This April, the hotel reopens for the 2020 season as Capri Palace Jumeirah, becoming the sixth European hotel for the Dubai-based hotel company. General manager Ermanno Zanini will remain at the helm of the iconic property and assume the role of regional vice president for Italy and Spain for Jumeirah.