About Us

Karin, Gilles and Ludde

About Art & Breakfast 

My name is Karin, I’m Swedish and I bought Art & Breakfast in 2014. For a number of years I have had a dream of moving to Italy. With my background in the hospitality industry it was natural for me to combine my dream with my experience. The first time I arrived in Ripabottoni and Art & Breakfast
I experienced a strong feeling of “coming home”.  I wish that you, as my guest, will feel the same.

The old stone house dates back to 1760 and was the birthplace of Pietro Ramaglia in 1802. He became the director of the medical university in Naples and was the personal physician of King Ferdinand the second of Bourbon.

At one time it is also believed that the house was run as a Guesthouse, welcoming guests and travelers from around the area.

The previous owner, Janine who is an artist from Holland, bought the house in 2006.
The house and garden was in a poor state, but with a lot of love and hard work she transformed it to Art & Breakfast. She decorated the house and garden with her art and used the big cantina on the ground floor as her gallery and workshop. The house and garden became a perfect place to welcome artists and guests from all over the world.