We researched many venues on the Amalfi coast before deciding on Santa Catarina. We weren't disappointed. Indeed it exceeded expectations. Pictures merely give you a hint of the vistas that can only be described as spectacular. How the craftsmen built these structures into the cliffs hundreds of years ago also startles you. Where shall I start? The geography certainly, from the view of Vesuvius leaving Naples airport, the winding (very winding) road over/through the mountain to reach that magnificent coast that has enchanted countless travelers for centuries. The hotel is immaculate and staffed by professionals that have spent their entire lives working there for the Gambardella family. Our junior suite overlooked the sea, the terra cotta terrace for morning coffee, complimentary NY Times, full breakfast included that could have fed us for the day. Free shuttle for the 5 minute ride to town. Many sites to see, shopping in Amalfi , Positano and Ravello. Swimming in the salt water pool or a dip in the Tyrrhenian Sea. Dinner at SC should not be missed. A limoncello by the fireplace and candlelight. Asleep under a starry sky in Frette linen sheets changed daily. I better stop; I'm getting depressed.