During the XIX century Amalfi and the good kitchen of "Zi Ninetta" were a main attraction for a lot of travelers , coming from all around Europe.
At that time, when the coast was a main destination of the "Gran Tour", the Hotel "Riviera" was one of the preferred hotels of the area. The large kitchen and the room restaurant with terrace on the sea occupied the main floor, while on the second floor there were just few rooms and only 2 shared bathrooms.
The property was at the time belonging to Family Proto, that rented the Hotel "Riviera" to the family Gambardella and then to the family Lucibello.
One of the nieces of the new owner, married the Lawyer Gargano Francesco that inherited the Hotel and changed the name in to Hotel "Marina Riviera".
When Francesco Gargano died, his son, Antonio Gargano (actual owner) inherited the Marina Riviera Hotel and in 1971 re-opened the hotel with 16 rooms.
Since 1972 Antonio begun a careful restructuring of the building, with particular attention to the modernization and the comfort of the rooms, still managing the hotel with his family.