Those in search of learning, beauty and enlightenment have long travelled to Italy’s shores; so why not make it your own turn to take a grand tour of this most romantic, historic and charismatic of countries?

"We all need a little taste of the Dolce Vita once in a while and you can always count on Italy to deliver it in spades."

One of the most romantic places to visit, Italy sure does have an abundance of attractions, be it a 16th-century villa hotel on the shores of one of the Northern Lakes, the ancient cities of Rome, Florence and Venice or the luxurious cocoon of your quarters on the Orient-Express.

Its landscape includes the rumbling volcano of Mount Etna, the mist-hazed hills and lush valleys of Tuscany and the stunning coastline of Amalfi, whilst the chic islands of Capri, Sicily and Sardinia have the reputation as a playground for the rich and famous thanks to their pristine coves, sparkling seas, old-school movie star glamour and sophisticated style. Add to this the celebrated cuisine and cultural treasures and you have a recipe for a truly memorable visit.

What you need to know

  • Capital City

    Rome

  • Time Difference

    GMT +1

  • Best Time to Visit

    Apr-Oct

  • Currency

    Euro

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Choose from the cream of Italy’s finest hotels and resorts

  • Belmond Grand Hotel Timeo TAORMINA, SICILY

    Its domination of the finest and most dramatic location in Taormina and rooms stylishly decorated to the point of Italian Baroque opulence explain why this hotel has long been the movie stars’ favourite.

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  • Borgo Egnazia Savelletri di Fasano, Puglia

    ​Emerging almost organically from the sun-blushed Apulian ground, this masterpiece of hospitality is an entire purpose-built village that's dedicated to spectacular holiday-making.

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  • Belmond Hotel Splendido Portofino

    Perched high above the gleaming bay of Portofino, surrounded by fragrant flowers and tropical palms, and indisputably the very best address in this most sought-after of Italian destinations.

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  • Belmond Villa Sant’Andrea TAORMINA MARE, SICILY

    Sister hotel to Belmond Grand Hotel Timeo, set on the exquisite Bay of Mazzarò, Belmond Villa Sant'Andrea's gorgeous gardens and private beach are a magnificent playground for the entire family.

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  • San Domenico Palace Hotel Taormina, Sicily

    Carved into a rocky hillside in the centre of Taormina, and housed in a former 15th-century Dominican monastery, San Domenico Palace commands a stunning perch above the coast.

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  • Grand Hotel Villa Igiea – MGallery by Sofitel Palermo, Sicily

    One of the island’s greatest examples of Sicilian Art Nouveau architecture, restored by Palermo native Ernesto Basile in the early 1900s, Grand Hotel Villa Igiea remains awash with old-world character to this day.

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  • Verdura Resort - A Rocco Forte Hotel Sciacca, Sicily

    If you want sensational sporting and pampering facilities in a breathtaking, natural setting, then search no more, Verdura will tick every box on your holiday wish-list.

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  • Don Ferrante Monopoli, Puglia

    Once an ancient fortress on the reef: the sparkling Adriatic on one side; and Monopoli’s old town on the other, Don Ferrante is one of those boutique beauties you’ll instantly fall in love with and never want to leave.

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  • La Fiermontina Lecce, Puglia

    An art-filled, 16-roomed urban resort in the heart of Old Lecce, this modern-day masseria magically mirrors its storied surroundings, merges Puglian culture with Parisian style, and makes for a truly memorable escape.

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  • La Sommità Ostuni, Puglia

    Perched high above the ancient white-washed town of Ostuni, hidden behind the main church, La Sommità (the summit) is a beautiful 16th-century petite palace transformed into an absolute gem of a hotel.

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  • Masseria Fumarola Martina Franca, Puglia

    One for the bucket list (where else can you sleep in a palmento – an area once employed for the production of wine, or beneath the vaults of a traditional trullo – the cone-shaped hut-like structures so iconic of Puglia)?

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  • Masseria San Domenico Savelletri di Fasano, Puglia

    A watchtower once used by the Knights of Malta, nestled within Puglia's idyllic landscapes, and a short stroll from the Adriatic shores, Masseria San Domenico (primarily adults-only) is full of hidden wonders.

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  • Masseria Torre Coccaro Savelletri di Fasano, Puglia

    Set just back from the coast, with the palm-fronded, Bali-style daybeds of its very own beach club a short bike-ride away, this family-oriented masseria hotel is all about laid-back family fun and warm Pugliese hospitality.

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  • Masseria Torre Maizza Savelletri di Fasano, Puglia

    On the outside, Masseria Torre Maizza’s white-washed 15th century farmhouse may remain true to the region; but its interiors and amenities definitely lean more towards the modern.

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  • Masseria Trapanà Lecce, Puglia

    Puglia’s latest boutique escape, just outside historic Lecce in 24 acres of citrus and olive groves, 16th-century Masseria Trapanà has been completely transformed into a chic hotel by Aussie owner Rob Potter-Sanders.

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  • Grand Hotel Excelsior Vittoria Sorrento

    Sorrento’s iconic clifftop grand dame – now run by fifth-generation owner Guido Fiorentino – has enchanted monarchs, politicians, artists and celebrities for over 180 years, and to this day, has an uncanny knack of making every guest feel like a star.

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  • Grand Hotel Cocumella Sant'Agnello

    The area’s oldest hotel which started out as a Jesuit priest's residence, Grand Hotel Cocumella is a more secluded option to its counterparts, 15 minutes' walk to Sorrento’s main square.

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  • Hotel Bellevue Syrene Sorrento

    Traditional meets playful in this grand hotel – Sorrento’s most fashionable address with sea views everywhere, and a flamboyant, almost eccentric take on décor, just seconds from the old town.

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  • Hotel Villa Franca Positano

    With an enviable spot amid Positano’s old streets, just a short shuttle ride from all the action (but away from the hustle and bustle), Villa Franca is a peaceful hilltop haven.

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  • Il San Pietro di Positano Positano

    For killer views of Positano and Italy’s most dramatic hotel setting, you can’t beat Il San Pietro, seemingly carved out of the Amalfi Coast's jagged cliffs, its terraces and gardens sweeping down to the private beach.

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  • Le Sirenuse POSITANO

    One can easily get lost in the sheer romanticism of Le Sirenuse, one of Southern Italy’s most envied and intimate hotel experiences, with the most spectacular views over Positano and beyond.

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  • Hotel Santa Caterina Amalfi

    A traditional, 19th-century liberty-style villa on the winding coast road at first glance, but it’s what lies beneath the unassuming exterior that is, quite simply, intoxicating.

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  • Monastero Santa Rosa Hotel & Spa Amalfi

    A glorious balance of old and new, of seclusion and intimacy, this former 17th-century monastery with lush, landscaped terraced gardens spilling down over four levels, is really quite something.

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  • Casa Angelina Praiano

    Design and tranquillity are the name of the game at this hip little hideaway, spectacularly set along the sheer-sided Amalfi Coast, where knockout views are perfectly matched by cool interiors.

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  • Belmond Hotel Caruso RAVELLO

    This former 11th-century palace, teetering above hills of olive trees, lemon groves and grapevines is an ultra-luxe base and haven of tranquility that commands the ultimate in views.

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  • Palazzo Avino RAVELLO

    With its enviable position above the Amalfi Coast and origins dating back to the 12th century, Palazzo Avino is a show-stopper of an hotel, with a star-studded guest list to prove it.

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  • Caesar Augustus Anacapri, Capri

    It’s over a century since this elegant clifftop villa served as Prince Bulhak’s island residence, yet it still looks and feels very much like a palatial and incredibly panoramic private home.

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  • Capri Palace Hotel & Spa Anacapri, Capri

    Close to the island’s most famous attractions, this swish hotel recalls the grand Mediterranean palaces of the 18th century with its stone floors, arches and vaulted ceilings.

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  • Capri Tiberio Palace Capri Town, Capri

    Just steps from the ritzy heart of Capri Town, the whimsical Capri Tiberio Palace has a resolutely cheeky edge, with an atmosphere of fifties nostalgia wafting through this friendly boutique hotel.

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  • Grand Hotel Quisisana Capri Town, Capri

    In one of the island’s sunniest and most sheltered corners, with the best of Capri Town’s shopping and nightlife right on its doorstep, this family-friendly hotel serves up beautifully landscaped gardens and all kinds of sybaritic delights.

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  • J.K. Place Capri Marina Grande, Capri

    This award-winning five-star property is the only hotel in Capri with direct access to the beach and is an incredibly-contemporary, intimate hotel that enjoys an exclusive, house-party feel in a truly idyllic setting.

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  • Villa Marina Capri Marina Grande, Capri

    Telling tales of Capri from the start of the 20th century from its terraced hillside spot above Marina Grande, Villa Marina boasts 22 rooms inspired by the island’s defining cultural characters.

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  • Fendi Private Suites Rome

    Fendi fashionistas take note! Not only can you shop ‘til you drop at the iconic Italian brand’s flagship boutique on the crossroads of Via del Corso and Via Condotti, now you can stay there too.

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  • Hassler Roma Rome

    At the top of the Spanish Steps, the Hassler is almost as photographed as the famous attraction itself. Reconstructed in 1938 in time for the US army to set up its World War II HQ, today interiors recall the inter-war years' stately elegance.

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  • Hotel de Russie - A Rocco Forte Hotel Rome

    Located in the heart of the exhilarating city of Rome and just a stone’s throw from the Spanish Steps, stepping into the Hotel de Russie is like being transported into another world.

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  • Hotel Eden Rome

    With its vistas over the seven hills of Rome, taking in St Peter’s and a roofscape like no other, you’ll be hard-pushed to know whether the views are better looking in or looking out at Hotel Eden.

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  • J.K. Place Roma Rome

    Eclectically decorated and packed with art, the chic, townhouse-style J.K. Place is just a short walk to the city’s highest concentration of designer boutiques, shopping and cafés (along the Via dei Condotti and Via del Corso).

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  • Palazzo Manfredi Rome

    Set in the centre of what was once imperial Rome, built over the ruins of the Ludus Magnus (the gymnasium used by Roman gladiators), and directly across from the Colosseum, this small but luxurious hideaway is a history buff’s dream.

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  • The Inn at The Roman Forum Rome

    Tucked down a medieval lane between bustling Via Nazionale and Trajan’s Forum, you may be steps from one of Rome’s most famous attractions, but this place is surprisingly peaceful.

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  • The Inn at The Spanish Steps Rome

    With illustrious fashion houses and the Antico Caffé Greco for neighbours, and iconic views all around, The Inn at The Spanish Steps (one of Rome’s best-kept secrets) makes for an unforgettable urban escape.

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  • La Posta Vecchia Ladispoli, Rome

    Fancy a real Roman holiday? You’ve come to the right place. Not only are you just 40 minutes from the Eternal City, but this Renaissance-style seaside estate boasts a private beach, archaeological ruins and all kinds of other surprises.

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  • Grand Hotel Palazzo della Fonte Fiuggi

    Nestled in the quietness of a centuries-old private park, this enchanted country manor is stunningly unique in both style and ambience, celebrating the leisurely pace of the countryside and the healing properties of Fiuggi’s natural thermal springs.

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  • Ad Astra Florence

    Watching over Europe’s largest privately owned city garden, this unique ‘Hôtel Particulier’ occupies a floor of the Marchese Torrigiani’s 16th-century family home in Florence's authentic, hip Oltrarno district.

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  • Belmond Villa San Michele Florence

    Originally a Franciscan monastery, with a later façade attributed to Michelangelo, this boutique hotel teems with antique pieces, while foodies are completely spoilt with gastronomic pursuits.

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  • Four Seasons Hotel Firenze Florence

    Lovingly restored from the 500-year-old-plus Palazzo della Gherardesca, the Four Seasons is a little oasis in an otherwise cobblestoned, urban setting, that raises the bar in every category of hotel hospitality.

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  • Gallery Hotel Art Florence

    One of Florence’s original design hotels: a living, breathing, ever-changing gallery of contemporary art that relives the Florentine renaissance, with all kinds of unique experiences to enjoy.

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  • Hotel Savoy - A Rocco Forte Hotel Florence

    Awash with classical lines and rich detail that stands up to the closest inspection, Hotel Savoy is a stylish, contemporary designer destination and one of the city’s most popular, with luxury in bundles.

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  • Il Salviatino Florence

    Tucked into the hillside town of Fiesole, this 15th-century palazzo – once home to Florentine aristocracy – is now one of Europe’s most beautiful and celebrated hotels.

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  • J.K. Place Firenze Florence

    Suspended in a bubble of refinement on Piazza Santa Maria Novella, with an unbeatable concierge team, this exceptional urban home-from-home is adored by all who stay behind its discreet townhouse façade.

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  • The St. Regis Florence Florence

    As you might expect from a former Florentine palace, this is gorgeous – fine prints, gilded mirrors, frescoes, velvet and brocades. Rather than stuffy though, the mood is cool and relaxed, especially in the Iridium Spa.

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  • Villa La Massa Florence

    Stylish, steeped in history, with top-notch gastronomy… that’s Villa La Massa to a ‘T’. Edging into boutique territory, its location is also among Italy's most desirable – overlooking the Arno River and Chianti Valley.

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  • Albergo Villa Casanova Lucca, Tuscany

    Much like its namesake, Villa Casanova and its 360 acres of picturesque woodland have had hearts a-flutter since the 1500s when the wealthy Balbani family set up home here.

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  • Baglioni Hotel Cala del Porto Punta Ala, Tuscany

    Away from the green rolling hills, sun-kissed villas, and all that Chianti, this lesser-known region of Tuscany boasts crystal-clear waters, white beaches, flaming sunsets and brilliant beach clubs: all enjoyable from this coastal-chic resort.

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  • Belmond Castello di Casole Casole d'Elsa, Tuscany

    If it’s impossible to find an unbeautiful spot in Tuscany, it’s probably just as impossible to find somewhere more beautiful than this classic Tuscan palazzo set within its own estate, with views that take the breath away.

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  • Borgo San Felice Chianti, Tuscany

    In the heart of the Chianti Classico, Borgo San Felice – built within a hilltop medieval hamlet of stone homes, cobbled streets, vineyards and a Romanesque chapel – combines all the pleasures of La Dolce Vita.

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  • Borgo Santo Pietro Chiusdino, Tuscany

    Oh Borgo Santo Pietro… where do we start? We adore all the authenticity: the romance of the little-visited location, the cypress tree-lined gardens, opulent antique interior design, and Michelin-starred farm-to-plate fare.

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  • Grand Hotel Continental Siena, Tuscany

    Occupying a beautifully restored 16th-century palazzo adorned with original frescoes and priceless antiques, the Grand Hotel Continental is the only five-star property in Siena’s centro storico, so you really can't get any more central.

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  • Hotel Il Pellicano Porto Ercole, Tuscany

    For all its timeless glamour and jet-set guests, Il Pellicano is as laid-back and unassuming as it gets. Sun-kissed terraces, manicured grounds, Michelin-starred cuisine and soulful service have guests clamouring for more each year.

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  • Hotel La Collegiata San Gimignano, Tuscany

    This place is textbook Tuscany, and one of the prettiest properties in the entire region, having been a 16th-century Capuchin monastery, and the summer residence of the noble Guicciardini-Strozzi family in its past lives.

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  • Hotel Le Fontanelle Pianella, Tuscany

    Less than 15 miles from Siena, in the heart of Chianti, lies Hotel Le Fontanelle: quintessentially Tuscan from top-to-toe and an elegant country pile with 13th-century roots and unrivalled views across the valley.

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  • L'Andana Castiglione della Pescaia, Tuscany

    L’Andana’s typical Tuscan beauty isn’t its only fall-in-love feature. Its Michelin-starred Trattoria Enrico Bartolini, ESPA spa's soothingly seductive Gourmand concept and array of activities make for an excellent Tuscan escapade.

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  • Rosewood Castiglion del Bosco Montalcino, Tuscany

    Dazzling all who visit with its mind-blowing tapestry of green, rolling hills in the spring and golden vineyards come autumn, Rosewood Castiglion del Bosco is the ultimate Tuscan retreat.

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  • San Luca Palace Hotel Lucca, Tuscany

    It’s difficult to find anywhere more centrally located inside the walled city of Lucca than San Luca Palace, on a medieval square dating back to 1540, with many cultural and foodie highlights just a stroll away.

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  • Locanda Palazzone Orvieto, Umbria

    Considered one of Italy’s oldest hotels (starting life as a hostel for pilgrims en-route to Rome), this charismatic country house with Scandi-loft-style living is also one of its most contemporary.

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  • Nun Assisi Relais & SPA Museum Assisi, Umbria

    Once a 13th-century nunnery; now the only five-star lodging in and around St Francis’ hometown, ‘The Nun’ is an architecturally stunning blend of ancient and modern, and a complete refuge for mind, body and spirit.

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  • Sina Brufani Perugia, Umbria

    A stately mustard-hued mansion, and the only grand dame in Umbria, Sina Brufani is famed for its old-world charm, impeccably decorated rooms and captivating valley vistas.

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  • Armani Hotel Milan Milan

    Milan equals fashion, so it’s fashionably-apt that Armani has his signature hotel in the city – filled with gloriously-luxurious fabrics, sweeping elegant spaces, sublime furniture and lots of glass.

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  • Baglioni Hotel Carlton Milan

    With bragging rights to having the only pedestrian hotel entrance from luxe-boutique-lined Via della Spiga, just a stone’s throw from the Quadrilatero d’Oro, it’s style all the way at the Baglioni.

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  • Château Monfort Milan

    An enchanting retro-chic urban château housed in an Art Nouveau building in the leafy residential Monfort district, east of the city centre and within easy walking distance of the Duomo, La Scala and numerous high-end boutiques.

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  • Four Seasons Hotel Milan Milan

    Looking at the cloistered courtyard, it’s hard to believe you’re at the heart of such a buzzing city; but stay at the Four Seasons Hotel Milan and you’re literally steps from Gucci, Fendi, Prada, Armani et al.

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  • Hotel Principe di Savoia Milan

    Elegant, extravagant, opulent and grand in every sense; the loudest thing you’ll find at the Principe di Savoia, despite its location in the heart of Milan, is probably the décor.

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  • Mandarin Oriental, Milan Milan

    Fusing Milanese design with timeless Oriental luxury, Mandarin Oriental, Milan lies in the heart of Italy’s most fashionable city, occupying four elegant 18th-century buildings, just steps from La Scala.

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  • CastaDiva Resort & Spa Blevio, Lake Como

    Those oh-so-stylish Italians have done it again! Set in immaculate gardens right on the edge of Lake Como, CastaDiva is the perfect Italian lakeside villa in just the most beautiful (and fashionable) location.

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  • Grand Hotel Tremezzo Tremezzina, Lake Como

    One of the oldest hotels in the area, this authentic Art Nouveau palace is immersed in a beautiful century-old park, with a blaze of flowers and plants that bestows a sensation of harmony and tranquillity in every season.

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  • Il Sereno Torno, Lake Como

    Set in the south-western corner of the lake, in the quietly secluded town of Torno, every facet of super-swish Il Sereno has added a whole lot of sizzle to Como’s illustrious collection of lakefront hotels.

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  • Relais Villa Vittoria Laglio, Lake Como

    Once the holiday home of a Milanese noble family, today Relais Villa Vittoria is a more fashionable and intimate boutique hideaway than most of its Como contemporaries.

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  • Villa D'Este Cernobbio, Lake Como

    Enter Villa d'Este's wrought iron gates and discover a secluded world enjoyed by the fortunate few, widely praised for its beautiful gardens, exquisite cuisine, impeccable décor and extraordinary hospitality.

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  • Villa Lario Pognana, Lake Como

    A welcome break from the area’s more historic hotels, classical Italian architecture meets modern luxury at this secluded all-suite retrea,t carved into the cliffs more than 160 feet above the lake.

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  • Grand Hotel a Villa Feltrinelli Gardone Riviera, Lake Garda

    On the lake’s western shores, this neo-gothic villa (and onetime hideout for Mussolini) is super-private, crammed with aristocratic heritage, superbly restored antiques and exquisite accommodation.

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  • Grand Hotel Fasano & Villa Principe Gardone Riviera, Lake Garda

    It’s all about life’s little luxuries at the historic, five-star Grand Hotel Fasano: a window with a magnificent view of Lake Garda; a beautiful scenic backdrop; a choice of three superb eateries; and a room you feel right at home in as soon as you open the door.

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  • Grand Hotel Gardone Gardone Riviera, Lake Garda

    Lake Garda’s first large hotel, and still one of the area’s finest, the Grand has an enviable lakefront location right in the centre of the Gardone Riviera. Its majestic lake views are the star attraction, but the food comes a close second.

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  • Lefay Resort & SPA Lago di Garda Riviera di Limoni, Lake Garda

    An eco-resort inspired by the region’s tiered lemon houses, this little slice of Italian paradise, nestling within 27 acres of the Alto Garda National Park’s natural olive terraces, citrus groves and woodland, is a real natural beauty.

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  • Villa Cortine Palace Hotel Sirmione, Lake Garda

    Having dominated Lake Garda since first opening its doors back in 1953, Villa Cortine Palace has been charming the socks off guests ever since. A gorgeous spot to recharge with your significant other.

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  • Grand Hotel Majestic Pallanza Verbania, Lake Maggiore

    A truly majestic Belle Époque villa resting on the shores of Lake Maggiore with glorious lake views and delightful English-style gardens., Grand Hotel Majestic Pallanza is a marvellous place to unwind.

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  • Hotel Villa e Palazzo Aminta Stresa, Lake Maggiore

    By now you’ll know that views over Lake Maggiore and the Borromean Islands are what really count in this part of the world, and this early 20th-century mansion does not disappoint.

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  • Hotel San Rocco Lake Orta

    For direct lake access and a lovely waterside terrace, you can’t go wrong with Hotel San Rocco, a former 17th-century monastery with sublime gardens and stunning views of San Giulio Island.

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  • L'Albereta Lake Iseo

    Hidden away amongst the rolling Italian hills of Franciacorta, this wine-lover’s retreat is also listed among the country’s best luxury spa hotels.

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  • Aman Venice Venice

    Setting the 21st-century standard for all Venetian hotels, this, the latest gift from Amanresorts, is a breathtakingly-stylish palazzo, just a short walk from the Rialto Bridge.

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  • Bauer Il Palazzo Venice

    With walls covered with the finest Rubelli and Bevilacqua fabrics, gilt mirrors, carved stucco ceilings and Murano-glass chandeliers which tinkle in the warm breeze, Bauer Il Palazzo is near-perfect in its execution.

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  • Belmond Hotel Cipriani Venice

    A true Venice legend, the Cipriani is the hotel that has it all – cosseted luxury, the city's only Olympic-sized swimming pool, an eye-wateringly chic clientele and the world's most famous cocktail bar.

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  • Hotel Ai Reali Venice

    A romantic retreat at the heart of the city, this beautifully ornate aristocratic palazzo overlooks a narrow interior canal and faces Campo della Fava.

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  • Hotel Danieli Venice

    A star attraction in its own right, Danieli has been a recurring cast member in all kinds of books, movies and real-life love stories over the years.

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  • Hotel Excelsior Venice Lido Venice

    Unmistakably Venetian in feel, yet cosmopolitan enough to unfailingly impress jet-setters, fun-seeking families, and red-carpet stars, this is a brilliant choice for those who want to have their cake and eat it too.

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  • Hotel Londra Palace Venice

    One-hundred windows overlooking the San Marco basin, a charmed location, and elegantly decorated 19th-century Biedermeier-style rooms, intimate Londra Palace has captivated guests for over 150 years.

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  • Hotel Metropole Venice

    A couple of minutes’ walk from the Bridge of Sighs and the Doge’s Palace, the Metropole is eclectically chic, privately owned-and-run, and full of Venetian charm.

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  • Hotel Monaco & Grand Canal Venice

    This boutique Benetton family-owned hotel boasts a colourful past spanning over 300 years, a central location with a wonderful waterfront terrace, great food, and sublime views...

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  • Splendid Venice Venice

    As enchanting and elegant as Venice itself, the Splendid Venice is refreshingly peaceful for such a central property...

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  • The Gritti Palace, A Luxury Collection Hotel Venice

    If you’re thinking of splurging on a starry-eyed escape to a city renowned for glamour, then where better than The Gritti Palace?

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  • Venice Simplon-Orient Express VENICE

    Looking like something out of an Agatha Christie whodunit, the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express is renowned for its luxurious journeys ​between the great cities of Europe and through some of the continent’s most beautiful scenery.

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  • Belmond Splendido Mare Portofino

    It may be smaller and more intimate than Belmond Hotel Splendido, with just 16 sunny, individually decorated rooms and suites, but that’s not to say Belmond Splendido Mare is quiet.

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  • Grand Hotel Portovenere Portovenere

    Unlike any other Portovenere hotel, this lovingly restored seafront escape is just steps from the small, picturesque town and, most importantly, the boats that whisk you over the water to Cinque Terre.

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  • Forte Village Resort Santa Margherita di Pula, Sardinia

    Long a hotspot for those seeking unforgettable nature, fine-dining, sporting, diving and wellness experiences, nightly entertainment and high-end shopping, Forte Village is definitely worth checking into.

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  • Hotel Cala di Volpe COSTA SMERALDA, SARDINIA

    ​When the Aga Khan set his sights on developing the still-unspoilt coastline of Costa Smeralda, he created Cala di Volpe: a palatial Sardinian-style village resort that's unlike any other.

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  • Hotel CalaCuncheddi Olbia, Sardinia

    Breathtaking views that leave you, well, breathless. A gorgeously unspoilt sandy beach, and a constellation of cool, calm, contemporary Italian-chic accommodation that blends naturally into the rustic setting.

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  • Hotel Pitrizza, A Luxury Collection Hotel COSTA SMERALDA, SARDINIA

    A favourite destination for travellers seeking privacy and tranquility in complete harmony with the natural beauty of Sardinia, Pitrizza offers absolute luxury in one of the most romantic of settings.

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  • Hotel Romazzino COSTA SMERALDA, SARDINIA

    A supremely-fashionable hotel in one of Europe’s most chic and beautiful locations, Hotel Romazzino is renowned for its pristine private beach, and for being somewhere that does family holidays exceptionally well.

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  • Petra Segreta Luxury Resort & Spa San Pantaleo, Sardinia

    Sardinia’s only Relais & Châteaux property: peaceful, secluded, and beautifully boutique, Petra Segreta invites guests to discover the sublime settings and flavours of this region in all kinds of ways.

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  • Relais Villa Del Golfo & Spa Cannigione, Sardinia

    One of Gallura’s most hidden spots, on the clear shores of Cannigione, Villa del Golfo is a wonderfully luxurious starting point from which to explore Sardinia's Maddalena Archipelago and impossibly beautifuul beaches.

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  • Belmond Hotel Cipriani Venice

    Resort Credit

    Book a Junior Suite and receive a €70 resort credit per room per stay. Valid 29 Oct-11 Nov 18.​

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  • Belmond Hotel Cipriani Venice

    Free Nights

    Stay 4 nights for 3. Valid 29 Oct-11 Nov 18. (Conditions apply).​

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  • Family Offer

    Receive a room rate reduction of up to 30% on a second room for two children under 18 years. Valid to 26 Nov 18. (Conditions apply).

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  • Golf Offer

    Stay 4 nights or more and receive a room rate reduction of up to 15% plus two free green fees. Valid to 26 Nov 18. (Blackout dates apply).​

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Inside Knowledge

Creating special moments

  1. The Drive of Your Life

    The Drive of Your Life

    Take a drive along the zig-zagging and astoundingly-beautiful cliff-side roads of the Neapolitan Riviera, drinking in stunning views of the Amalfi Coast and its pretty villages before reaching glossy Capri for sunset cocktails and succulent seafood.

  2. La Dolce Vita

    La Dolce Vita

    For many the Northern Italian lakes – Lakes Garda, Como et al – provide the quintessential Italian experience thanks to their immaculate beauty, delicious scenery, super-smart properties and even smarter clientele.

  3. When in Rome…

    When in Rome…

    Bring history alive and take a stroll through the city’s historic piazzas, throw a coin in that fountain or enrol the kids in Gladiator School, an amazing experience complete with armour, lessons and hand-to-hand battles. Minus the gore, obviously.