Italy is home to a plethora of luxury hotels, each offering everything from plush rooms to soothing spa treatments and dreamy panoramas. From century-old palaces to boutique hotels, here are some of the best luxury hotels in Italy.
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1. Il Tornabuoni
A secluded hideaway on Florence’s most elegant thoroughfare, this 13th-century palace hotel combines Renaissance style and charm with creative amenities and exquisite dining. Despite its storied history, the interiors are decidedly modern, with a palette of vivid teals, rich blues and sunny yellows, that pays homage to the city’s unrivaled art heritage.
Custom-designed wallpapers and artisanal fabrics elevate the luxe quotient even further, while some rooms feature breathtaking restored frescoes.
Newly opened Lucie Gourmet feels like eating inside a pink and peacock jewel box with gilded mirrors and gem-like pinks and teals; and the rooftop Butterfly Terrace is a stunning spot for a cocktail or an Aperol following sightseeing or a day of shopping on Via del Tornabuoni, where the hotel’s own boutique is located.
The hotel’s location means world-class attractions like the Uffizi Gallery and Palazzo Strozzi are just steps away, while the concierge team can also arrange private tours of artisan ateliers and other Tuscan gems.
All guest rooms feature en suite bathrooms with soaking tubs and exclusive amenities, plus flat-panel cable TVs and minibars. Room service is available around the clock, and breakfast can be served in the elegant dining hall or on the rooftop terrace in warmer months.
A 24-hour front desk offers concierge services, a safe and laundry facilities. Other facilities include a rooftop bar and a Champagne bar, as well as four impressive dining options.
2. Palazzo Manfredi
Located in Rome this hotel is a short stroll from Roman Forum and 1.3 km from Capitoline Hill. It is also within a 17-minute walk from Domus Aurea Ruin. The property comprises 19 rooms and offers guests a luggage storage area.
Originally a 17th century noble family palazzo the hotel feels brand new compared to its ancient neighbors and features a blend of contemporary and classic styles. Rooms are designed with a range of interesting touches like rich textures and playful accent pieces further complimenting the historic architecture.
The hotel is a stone’s throw from the Colosseum with views of the arena directly from most rooms. It also borders the ruins of Ludus Magnus one of the original schools for gladiators, allowing guests to step back in time at the touch of a button. The onsite restaurant and recently opened Court Cocktail Bar both offer epic city views.
The hotel offers a wide range of facilities to make your stay as comfortable as possible including free Wi-Fi, an onsite gym and spa and a rooftop terrace offering stunning views of the city.
The staff are on hand to provide assistance at any hour of the day and can book tickets for you to see the sights of Rome. They can also help you with booking a car hire during your stay.
3. Grand Hotel Timeo
Located in the hillside town of Taormina overlooking one of Italy’s most stunning landscapes, Belmond Grand Hotel Timeo exudes Old-World grandeur.
Originally opened in the 1860s, this opulent neoclassical symbol of Sicilian aristocracy has played host to Oscar Wilde and Richard Wagner – among other legendary guests.
Today, the hotel is a tranquil retreat brimming with heavenly gardens and awe-inspiring views of Mount Etna.
The hotel’s 71 rooms and suites are spread across two buildings, with most offering a stunning garden, sea or Mount Etna view. Expect old-world opulence and plenty of character, but also modern comforts including free Wi-Fi and a range of amenities designed for the ultimate luxury getaway.
A truly unique feature of the hotel is its famed Literary Terrace – an ideal spot to unwind and soak in the scenery and history of this special place.
The terrace has been frequented by the likes of Elizabeth Taylor, Sofia Loren and Audrey Hepburn, and a host of other famous names – from DH Lawrence to Tennessee Williams.
A short drive from Catania’s International Airport and a short walk from the Greek Theatre, Grand Hotel Timeo offers the perfect base to explore Sicily’s classic cliffside towns with sweeping coastline and majestic Mount Etna rising beyond.
Intimately connected to the city of Taormina, the hotel offers a truly authentic Italian experience amidst classic terraced gardens and a verdant dramatic landscape.
From palazzi that look as if they’re straight out of The Great Gatsby to suites overlooking Venice’s Grand Canal, Italy is home to a plethora of breathtaking hotel views. With a view to match their high-end services and luxury amenities, these hotels take the concept of Italian hospitality to the next level.
Situated at the heart of the Italian Dolomites, Forestis is a unique and rejuvenating retreat. The hotel, set at 1,800 meters above sea level in the quaint village Palmschoss on the slope of Plose ski resort, is surrounded by pristine mountain air, pure water and wild forests. Originally commissioned by the Austrian monarchy as a tuberculosis sanatorium, this brand new member of SLH is designed to harness nature’s regenerative powers and leave you feeling relaxed and restored from head to toe.
With 60 tranquil & spacious suites, floor-to-ceiling windows frame the stunning scenery of the Dolomites and surrounding forest. The interiors echo the surroundings with white-as-snow tones and clean lines.
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5. Il Pellicano
The storied Italian hotel on the Monte Argentario peninsula has been the setting for high-profile getaways since 1950, when glamorous guests like American socialite Patsy Daszel and dashing British aviator Michael Graham gathered in a pristine private cove to swim in azure waters and dance under moonlight.
Today, Marie-Louise Scio, creative director of the Pellicano Hotels Group (which includes Il Pellicano), and daughter of founder Roberto, keeps the hotel’s freewheeling spirit and swoonworthy style alive.
With refined classic Tuscan style and gorgeous green hillside locations, the property offers 50 large rooms in the main building and 27 more spread across six cottages. Rooms feature terraces with dazzling sea views, and many come with one or two bedrooms.
The resort has a salt water pool, state-of-the-art gym and spa, and a sexy piano bar. Guests are invited to dine at Michelin-starred Pellicano and casual Il Pelligrill, where Chef Michelino Gioia offers a creative take on Tuscan cuisine and fresh seafood.
At the bar, Federico Morosi swizzles cocktails infused with local liquor Santa Maria Novella. Intimate details and unique atmospheres are cherished at this three-hotel triumvirate, with each property celebrating its distinct heritage and personality.
6. Porto Ercole
When it comes to luxury hotels, Italy offers everything a discerning traveler could hope for. From centuries-old palaces turned into sumptuous suites to small boutique hotels designed with every comfort in mind, these luxury hotels are the definition of a world-class destination.
These properties are not only super-spacious and well-appointed but boast mind-blowing locations, beautiful design details, and incredible views of the surrounding scenery.
In Porto Ercole, the famed ‘VIP town’ of Tuscany, you’ll find villas and hotels that have been home to Roman upper middle class families and Italian celebrities looking for discretion. One of the most iconic is Il Pellicano, a stunning seaside hotel that has become an icon for the town.
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7. Il Sereno
Modern luxury meets iconic Lake Como at this sleek newcomer to the region’s ornate palatial resorts. Designed by Patricia Urquiola, the hotel brings contemporary style to Torno’s lakefront, blending neutral stone, bronze and walnut wood with a palette of rippling blues and greens visible through floor-to-ceiling windows in every suite.
Splash in the pool or lounge on the terrace over cocktails, then retreat to minimalist suites accented with lake-hue furnishings.
Located on the eastern shores of Lake Como, the property is a short drive from both the center of Como and Milan’s Malpensa airport. Its private docking facilities allow guests to arrive by boat and explore the many exceptional locations the lake has to offer via water-taxi or the hotel’s own boats.
The signature penthouse’s floor-to-ceiling views of the calm waters and commanding mountains bring the beauty of the outdoors inside, with Urquiola’s ‘Love Me Tender’ sofa for Moroso and ‘L60’ bed for Cassina, as well as icons of Italian design, such as Gio Ponti chairs and Franco Albini’s ‘Infinito’ bookcase, on display.
All rooms are equipped with Nespresso machines and Ermenegildo Zegna silk linens, while bathrooms feature Molton Brown toiletries.
8. Borgo Santo Pietro
From centuries-old palaces transformed into luxury suites to small boutique hotels equipped with every modern convenience, Italy has a host of options to suit all tastes. Top-tier services, iconic art and statuary, and scrumptious cuisine all add to the appeal of these exceptional properties.
Surrounded by vineyards and cypress trees in the heart of Tuscany, Borgo Santo Pietro is a luxurious gem that exudes both history and charm. The property, a Relais and Chateaux, has just 20 rooms and suites, each decorated individually with antique furniture and rustic wood-beamed ceilings, heavy crystal chandeliers and luxurious bathrooms with deep tubs. Rooms open onto private terraces with sweeping views of the countryside.
Guests can indulge in a variety of activities and spa treatments at the hotel’s wellness center, including facials, body wraps and massages using the Seed to Skin line, which uses herbs and shea butter from the hotel’s garden and other local ingredients.
The hotel also offers cooking and flower-arranging classes, as well as painting lessons with a resident artist. The Michelin-starred restaurant serves gourmet dishes made with locally sourced ingredients.
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