Former Italian Monastery to Reopen as Hotel on Amalfi Coast

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In the Bay of Salerno on Italy’s Amalfi Coast, Monastero Santa Rosa Hotel & Spa, once a 17th century monastery, is currently undergoing a restoration and will open in May.

The hotel has 20 seaview guest rooms and suites, a full-service spa, a heated infinity pool, beautiful gardens, and a special herb garden, all situated over five terraced levels. Cool touch: Each room will be named after one of the historical herbs still grown at the property site.

We're especially excited about the spa, which still has the original 17th century vaulted ceilings and many of its rustic walls in order to maintain the intriguing character of the original rooms. When guests enter, they are escorted first to the changing room and then to the Spa’s Thermal Suite, which interconnects a series of historic monastic spaces. This includes a double-height vaulted Tepidarium (warm relaxing room) with heated benches and whirlpool footbaths, a domed herbal Steam Room, a Crushed Ice Fountain to refresh between thermal baths, a wood Sauna, Hydrotherapy Pool and Experience Shower.

Wedding specialists, take note! A 12th century chapel is connected to the hotel by a garden space, and both are available for ceremonies. The entire property is available for exclusive hire for weddings or other celebrations, and three other churches nearby are available for weddings.

For more information, visit www.monasterosantarosa.com.

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