Hotel Caruso Ravello, Italy
IN THE SWIM This heated, cliff-edge infinity pool, part of a $30 million restoration of an 11th-century palace turned luxury hotel, looms
some 1,150 feet above the Mediterranean Sea.
POOL SCHOOL The 69- by 39-foot pool, designed by architect Gennaro Passerotti, is strategically sited under the shadow of the original palace’s picturesque ruins.
BEST TIME TO DIVE IN March through June, with temperatures in the 80s.
AFTER DRYING OFF Tour the property’s Belvedere Gardens, fragrant with the sweet scents of jasmine, white roses, and citrus trees.
RATES Rooms start at $596; 800/237-1236 or hotelcaruso.com.