Imperial Hotel Tramontano (Sorrento)

Amalfi Coast - Sorrento - Positano, Italy

The Imperial Hotel Tramontano, overlooking the most beautiful part of the Gulf of Naples, nourished the romantic culture of the picturesque, sublime and landscapes of 19th century travelers visiting Sorrento. Along with the classic, refined and elegant style: the oldest wing dates back to the 16th century, and its architecture represents the most viewed image of Sorrento worldwide. In the background, the imposing profile of Vesuvius is silhouetted against a sky blazing with romantic sunsets. All of this, in a unique and incomparable setting, guarantees an unforgettable stay in Sorrento.

Throughout its long history, originally as a private residence then from 1812 as a hotel, the Imperial Hotel Tramontano has had the great privilege of playing host to the most important persons of the literary world. It is now legend that the hotel was visited by Milton during one of his longer travel periods. Tramontano guests also include Goethe, Byron, Scott, Shelley, Lamartine, Musset, Keats, Leopardi and Longfellow. James Fenimore Cooper lived here until the completion of "Water Witch", and it was here that Harriet Beecher Stowe found her inspiration for "Agnes of Sorrento". During a six-month stay here, Ibsen wrote his immortal "Ghosts". The world-famous song "Torna a Surriento" was composed by G. B. De Curtis on the Tramontano terrace. The house was also granted the patronage of Queen Wilhelmina of the Netherlands, Empress Maria Alexandrovna of Russia and in 1862 by Edward VII, the Prince of Wales before he became king.On 11 March, 1544, the left wing of this old patrician noble residence became birthplace to the celebrated Italian poet, Torquato Tasso, author of: "Jerusalem Liberated" and "Aminta". 

The vast, elegant halls and lounges, sparkling with reflections from the sea, are decorated with frescoes, majolica, soft oriental carpets, period statues, old masters and priceless Sorrentine inlaid furniture. They mirror the fine, meticulous style and eye for detail that are the distinguishing marks of the entire hotel. The 19th century former courtyard of the hotel, now a winter garden with fine exotic plants, painted in sunny colors and inundated with light, offers a warm, royal welcome to all our guests. Designed in 1888 by English landscape artists, the garden is home to rare, centuries-old Mediterranean and sub-tropical plants. It is surrounded by local citrus trees and the blooms of both old and young varieties of Camellias.

The richness of detail in the suites and rooms, with views over the Gulf or over the Mediterranean park filled with rare centuries-old plants, makes each one unique. They are all fitted with the main comforts: direct phone line, individually adjusted air-conditioning, plasma screen satellite TV, minibar and electronic safe. The hotel's clifftop position allows the deep blue of the sea to permeate the rooms.  

Don Alfonso Restaurant
By day it reflects the blue of the sea and sky, whilst in the evening it reserves a romantic atmosphere with the delicate pattern of fishing lights. The kitchen, proud possessor of the old recipes of the head of the dynasty Alfonso Iaccarino, such as his mouthwatering cannelloni, continues the traditional and homely art of Neapolitan cuisine, all supervised by Chef Alfonso Iaccarino, patron of Don Alfonso 1890. The cuisine is Mediterranean with meticulous attention paid to the quality of its raw materials. Chef Alfonso Iaccarino is greatly inspired by nature, strictly following the seasons in his chosen ingredients.

A marvellous meeting place, where guests can sip delicious cocktails with the unforgettable Gulf of Sorrento as backdrop.

Snack Bar & Pool
Set in the midst of the hotel park, the freshwater pool offers terraces, solarium and towel service. Poolside there is the snacks restaurant and petite brasserie. The Terrace, an oasis just right for savouring speciality dishes while relaxing in the sun, surrounded by the luxuriant greenery of the park. 

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Imperial Hotel Tramontano will be closed for winter from January 3, 2022 - March 16, 2023

Double Rooms with garden or sea view
Junior Suites
Suite with Sea View

Client Comments

"I just wanted you to know that the Hotel Tramontano in Sorrento blew their socks off. They said the trip was phenomenal." (Travel agent)

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