Grand Hotel Vesuvio: great views over Bay of Naples, Italy

Naples is a culinary paradise, as the author of “Eat Pray Love” discovered when she went to Italy to indulge in the country’s gastronomic delights. But Naples is also more than that: it has history and physical beauty. If you are planning a trip to Naples, consider staying at the Grand Hotel Vesuvio, an opulent hotel that dates back to 1882.

View from Grand Hotel Vesuvio Naples Italy

View from Grand Hotel Vesuvio

Famous guests include Oscar Wilde, Guy de Maupassant, Grace Kelly and Rita Hayworth. The hotel has breath-taking views of the Bay of Naples and Mount Vesuvius. It is close to the Castel dell’Ovo, where outdoor restaurants serve very delicious Neapolitan seafood specialties at lunch and dinner.

Grand Hotel Vesuvio
Via Partenope, 45
Naples, Italy

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This is part of a series on hotels and restaurants in and around Naples, where scenes from “Eat Pray Love” were filmed. Read our Eat Pray Love Bali Travel Guide and Eat Pray Love Rome Travel Guide.

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Esme Vos is the founder and editor-in-chief of Since 2007, Mapplr has been providing discerning travelers with advice on where to stay (hotels with character), good restaurants and cafes around the world. Mapplr’s sister site, Shopplr, publishes shopping recommendations around the world

About Esme Vos

Esme Vos is the founder of Mapplr, a travel site featuring boutique hotels, luxury resorts, travel guides and restaurant reviews. You can find her on and Twitter.