Positano [ Hotel “Le Agavi” ]
Located a few kilometres from Naples, the hotel was founded in the 1960s by lawyer Aldo Capilongo, grandfather of the hotel’s marketing and technology manager Dr Mario Ippolito. “When my grandfather found this area, he fell in love with it,” says Mario. “At the time there was only a farmhouse, but he had the foresight to realise that it was a place where people would want to escape the stress of daily life and relax.” Aldo was right, with the Amalfi coast having developed into one of Italy’s most prestigious tourist destinations.
Aldo oversaw the building of 16 villas and a hotel, respecting the ecology of olive trees and agave plants which covered the site. Because of this, Aldo’s wife Maria suggested that they should name the hotel Le Agavi. “I remember him proudly telling me that, when he first came here, there were 82 olive trees… and there are still 82 today,” smiles Mario.
The hotel also has a private landing stage, where guests can discreetly arrive by water taxi. “Many of our guests arrive by sea, which is a pleasantly different way to start your holiday,” says Mario. “You can also take excursions from here to discover the beauty of the region.”