THAT'S AMORE ON THE AMALFI COAST
I can’t think of anywhere more romantic on Valentine’s Day than the Hotel Raito on Italy’s Amalfi Coast. The St. Valentine’s package they’re offering starts at €320 (about $457 as of Dec. 2009) and includes luxury accommodations in a Sea View Superior Double Room; a candlight dinner for two accompanied by live music; a couples massage at the hotel’s ExPure SPA; and a daily buffet breakfast. (Additional room nights start at €310 per night.
The dinner, by the way, takes place at the hotel’s restaurant Luna Vietrese, which overlooks the Bay of Salerno—and will feature such yummy Mediterranean dishes as “Panzanella” with red shrimps, cocoa butter, sun-dried tomatoes and rocket pesto sauce; risotto with scallops and porcini mushrooms and ossobuco of swordfish. And as a local performer sings popular love songs, dessert will feature a Mojito Dessert and “Bitter Love”—with macaroons, white chocolate and wild berries sauce. If that doesn’t set the stage for romance, I don’t know what will.
For more information or reservations, contact Ragosta Hotels at www.ragostahotels.com (Tel: +39 089 763 4111) or Summit Hotels & Resorts at www.summithotels.com. Rates are subject to availability.