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The deep roots of our history
History permeates the walls of the Grand Hotel Angiolieri.
Originally an ancient Roman villa dating to 100 BC, the building was later transformed into a convent by the Poor Clares, for the peace and quiet of the location.
In the late 18th century, the convent was purchased by the noble Cosenza family, and was converted into a hotel at the turn of the 19th century, under the glorious name of the Hotel Seiano. Among the first hotels on the Sorrento Coast, it became famous across the world as an unmissable stop for young English aristocrats on the “Grand Tour” around Europe when they visited Sorrento.
In 1955, when shooting his third film “Pane amore e…”, Dino Risi chose the renowned Hotel Seiano for certain magnificent scenes, revealing the beauty of our park with its centuries-old palm trees to the wider world.
The modern history of the hotel began in 1988. After a long, intense renovation lasting eight years, the modern Grand Hotel Angiolieri emerged from its chrysalis.
The elegance of the architecture and furnishings, and the luxury and comfort of the finish of the interiors, have translated the long history of the Hotel Seiano into the modern era, bringing the Grand Hotel Angiolieri to the attention of the more demanding traveler, as an oasis of relaxation and comfort. Then as now, the Grand Hotel Angiolieri is the gateway to the Sorrento Coast.
The story was enriched with new challenges when “L’Accanto” opened in 2007. Our restaurant captivates the most refined palates with its intriguing offerings, in an elegant and private ambience.
The eclecticism of the cuisine, the ingredients used and the reinterpretation of tradition, they made “L’Accanto” a point of reference for food and wine across the Sorrento peninsula.
Nothing has been lost on this long journey. Indelible traces of these illustrious origins can still be seen, looking out, as more than a thousand years ago, towards the sea from the magnificent terrace, surrounded by the enchanting view of the Bay of Naples.