Hotel Cerere is an extremely modern design hotel. Located just 600 meters from the sea, our guests can enjoy a wide private beach which faces the Amalfi Coast and Capri. It was opened in 1967, yet today it is an elegant modern structure which distinguishes itself for its avant-garde, contemporary style.
Spacious indoor and outdoor areas compliment its stylish identity. It is welcoming with warm, sober tones in its décor and unique furniture pieces. Together they create an uncommon yet authentic atmosphere.
Giuseppe Acanfora, founder of our hotel tradition
The Acanfora family has been in the hotel business since 1967. It was the 1960s when Giuseppe Acanfora, a young bread and oil trader from Scafati, met Sofia Barlotti, his future wife, who was born and raised in Paestum. He fell in love with Sofia and with this extraordinary land. He immediately realized the immense potential of Paestum such as the wide golden beaches of the coast, the Archaeological Park, the majestic Temples and the enogastronomic tradition which cannot but be recognized and admired.
And so it was that he began, not without perplexity on the part of all those who knew him as a merchant, to build the Hotel Cerere. At the beginning he was helped by a business partner who had been working in the world of events and hospitality for years and then he understood that in order to make his hotel project come true in Paestum, he had to take the reins of the hotel. In a few years, thanks to his passionate management, the Hotel Cerere established itself as a location of great quality and as an attraction for tourists and guests from all over Italy.
Giuseppe, however, had a dream within his heart: to host the greatest international personalities in Paestum; so it was that in the 90s he designed and built Mec Paestum Hotel.
Over the years, the Hotel Cerere has been confirmed as a reference point for holidays and for the most exclusive events. It is run by the four children of Giuseppe Acanfora: Luisa, Marietta, Luigi and Pasquale, who have absorbed its values since early adolescence and strive every day to ensure an increasingly unforgettable experience for every hotel guest.