Casa Privata, Praiano
Tel: 39 089 874078
From the editors of Condé Nast Traveler:Once a fisherman's home, Ca' P'a, the restored dream house of a family of architects, doubles as a six-room inn saturated with Mediterranean charm and contemporary good taste. Every bedroom has a 14-foot domed ceiling and a glorious sea view, although there's no AC. The simple accommodations are softened with natural colors and lots of pillows, and the two suites have four-poster beds with mosquito netting. There's a small seawater pool, and terraced gardens slope down to the rocky coast. With no on-site restaurant, meals require climbs up to the Amalfi Coast road, but Casa Privata's location ensures serenity and immunity from the summer crowds. 2006 Hot List
When to go: April through June, September and October.
Which room to book: One of the two doubles on either end of the large second-floor terrace (doubles, $228–$264).