If you follow me on Instagram, you’ll be well aware of my unhealthy obsession with tiles (in fact, I’ve written about it a couple of times before on here). It’s only really been apparent since I started taking so many pictures of my shoes for the blog, but it’s got to the point now where Mr Brogue booked the hotels we just stayed in for our 10th wedding anniversary purely on the strength of their tiles (well, for the most part anyway) and I’ve just spent the week in tile heaven in the Bay of Naples and the Amalfi Coast…

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stem design tiles and Ancient Greek Sandals in the Hotel Parco die Principi, Sorrento

I think our first hotel might be my favourite hotel in the world. The Parco dei Principi in Sorrento is AMAZING. Designed by Gio Ponti in 1961, it’s rammed with incredible mid-century modern furniture, Ponti’s hand-drawn architectural plans, as well as thirty (THIRTY!) different tile designs, all in blue and white (not to mention a lift through the cliff to a private beach, views of Vesuvius and a great restaurant). Sadly I didn’t get to see all thirty designs as they’re dotted throughout the bedrooms, but I got pictures of as many of them as I could!

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circular design tiles and Birkenstocks at the Parco dei Principi
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leaf design tiles and Birkenstocks and the Parco dei Principi
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the tiles on our balcony and Ancient Greek Sandals at the Parco dei Principi
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floral design tiles and Birkenstocks at the Parco dei Principi

There was also an older building within the stunning grounds that I’d happily move into a live in for the rest of my life! It housed my favourite tiles of the whole trip, featuring a floral design that was worn and chipped in places giving it a beautiful charm, as well as more older tiles within the building and on the terrace that overlooked the sea.

old Parco dei Principi
favourite tiles and Birkenstocks at the Parco dei Principi
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clashing trousers and tiles on the terrace at the Parco dei Principi
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more old tiles and Birkenstocks at the Parco dei Principi

Tomorrow, more on Sorrento, Positano and Pompeii…

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