A picture-perfect backdrop at Casa Angelina, the soul-stirring Amalfi Coast catches your eye like a Renaissance painting – the pièce de résistance among the modern artworks showcased throughout the gallery-white hotel
Perched on a precipitous clifftop, Casa Angelina is all about the views: an azure sweep of sun-shimmering sea, interrupted only by the hazy silhouettes of Li Galli and Capri. These breathtaking vistas act as a picture-perfect backdrop throughout the all-white hotel, like a Renaissance painting you can’t get enough of – from the rooms, the terraces, the restaurant, the glass elevator.
Jostling for attention alongside this undisputed pièce de résistance, a smattering of modern artworks add bold splashes of colour throughout the whitewashed hotel. Gallery-white walls showcase the owner’s personal collection of handpicked pieces, from playful Murano glassworks and whimsical works by Cuban artist Alfredo Sosabravo, to colourful paintings and sculptures by Tim Cotterill, Patricia Carstens and Gina Nahle Bauer.
The brainchild of architect Gennaro Fusco, the hotel design is a mix of original 1970s architecture and crisp, contemporary interiors – a modern twist to the listed building under UNESCO protection. Inside is the work of esteemed interior designer Marco De Luca, who uses sharp edges and straight lines to draw the eye to huge swathes of glass framing blue-on-blue vistas: a cobalt sweep of the Mediterranean sea smudging into the vast sky.
Behind its sugar-cube façade, the stark-white vibe streams through every fixture, fitting and furnishing, all the way from the communal spaces to modern minimalist bedrooms, where paper-white walls shimmer in the reflection of the sapphire sea beyond. Here, a mix of light-flooded spaces and pared-back interiors shift the spotlight onto the real star of the show – the dizzying coastline on which Casa Angelina presides.