Perched on a cliff overlooking the Bay of Salerno, an ancient monastery now houses the Monastero Santa Rosa Hotel. The former nun's quarters have been converted into 20 guest suites. Featuring original vaulted ceiling and Italian antiques, each room offers an elegant residential atmosphere while affording sweeping views of the sea. The centerpiece of the property is the four-tier garden. Formerly used to grown herbs to make medicine, the grounds now produce organic ingredients for the on-site restaurant. Head by chef Christoph Bob, the Michelin star eatery serves local fare paired with wines housed in the hotel's 400-bottle cellar. At the edge of the garden, a stone poolside terrace provides expansive views of the entire Amalfi coast.
Photos: Monastero Santa Rosa Hotel