“Donna Giulia, Luxury House” is a luxury residence located on 2nd floor of Palazzo Santoro, an elegant palace in Coppedè style overlooking the Mediterrean Sea, located in the heart of the city. Its intimate atmosphere, efficiency and the care in every detail, make Donna Giulia the most appropriate address for a highly exacting clientele. A residence with the atmosphere of a private home which offers a discreet, very personal and refined hospitality in syntony with these enchanted sites.
In perfect harmony with the historical spell and the most modern comforts Donna Giulia greets its guests with its elegant hall and its comfortable living room where you can decide your daily itinerary. Its six very spacious and high-ceilinged rooms have been individually decorated with specially selected furniture and precious modern and classical works of art.
Every room has all comforts bathroom with shower/tub, hairdryer, towel heater and courtesy kit, safe deposit box, flat screen TV, free WI-FI and air conditioning.
Each room has all comforts: private bathroom with shower / bathtub, hairdryer, radiator and courtesy kit, safe, flat-screen TV, free WI-FI and individually controlled heating / air conditioning.
A buffet breakfast with your choice of coffee, milk, tea, juices, yogurth, fresh fruit and local pastries.
We take care of all the needs of our guests: a selection of gluten-free, vegan and lactose-free products is always available during breakfast!
Services & Facilities
Free WI-Fi in all rooms
Flexi time check-in and check-out
Breakfast is always included in our rates
We speak Italian, English and Spanish
Guests can consult books and guides in our library
Free luggage deposit
The reception is available to make the stay more pleasant and offers, on request, various additional services (ticket booking for concerts, theater, opera or other events; airport tranfer ; guided tours of Salerno, Paestum, Pompei, boat trips, cooking lessons, etc.)
Parking, Iron, kettle and laundry service available on demand.
If you have a request not listed here, please do not hesitate to let us know.
The staff is at your complete disposal to make your stay unique and pleasant
Antonio Santoro was born in Baronissi (SA), in 1878 from a wealthy farmers’ family . He graduated in engineering in 1900, he did a lot of study trips, including United States where he acquired important knowledges in particular in the field of industrial electricity and city enlightenment.
When he came back to Italy, he devoted himself in producing electricity and achieved the first lighting of the city, using waters of Irno’s river.
He managed for many years the electric company of Salerno, that was one of the first italian cities to have electric streetlamps replacing gas lamps.
In the meantime, in the mid-twenties, he focused himself on the construction of an impressive building faced on the two main important roads of Salerno : “Corso Garibaldi” and “Lungomare Trieste”.
The palace, designed by Matteo D’Agostino, was finished in 1928.
The engineer Santoro, with his wife , Baroness Francesca Pizzuti di Montecorvino Rovella, and his sons Francesco, Teresa, Giulia e Renato, lived in the spacious apartment at the second floor, now designated as “Donna Giulia, Luxury House”, in loving memory of engineer’s third daughter .
He died in 1930, his bronze portrait today is situated in the lobby of the building. A Rome street has his name, in his honor.
In the post Second World War period,the anglo-americans allied chose this apartment as military headquarter, for its particular beauty and strategic position.
The whole Santoro’s Palace was deaclared a site of historical and artistic interest, and now is subjected to National Trust constraint.
"Donna Giulia, Luxury House" is located in the heart of the city of Salerno, a few minutes walk from the train station (700mt) and the port (700mt) from which it is possible to take the ferry to the Amalfi Coast, Capri, Cilento Coast and Ischia. The distance from the international airport of Naples "Capodichino" is 47 Km.
From the guest house it is possible to easily reach the main artistic, historical and cultural attractions of Salerno (museums, churches, San Matteo Cathedral, Giardino della Minerva, Teatro "G. Verdi") with a pleasant stroll.