Luxury holidays in Italy have it all; popes, painters, polenta and political scandals. Having been the starting point for many important worldwide artistic and intellectual movements, it is a haven for culture seekers, particularly art lovers.
Each city has something different to offer from the dramatic Roman ruins and beautiful basilicas in Rome to the canals of Venice. Florence offers a touch of the Renaissance and Baroque artefacts and then there is fashionable and fast-paced Milan. All of this comes with fantastic food, wine and designer shopping.
Then there are the differing regions. Historians will love Naples, Pompeii and Herculaneum while romantics will be in their element on the beautiful islands of Capri and Ischia or on the dramatic Amalfi Coast. In the North, Liguria, known as the Italian Riviera, has an extremely attractive stretch of coastline, dotted with tiny medieval villages.
Whether visitors choose a resort in Italy or a boutique hotel in Sardinia, Italy and her islands are eternally dressed in a warm, dreamy light, which is tailor-made for romance. La dolce vita indeed.
Traditional yet contemporary 5 star Apulian resort in olive groves with an incredible spa
Cooking school, billiards, board games & library, Horse riding, football & kart racing nearby, Kids club 8mths-7yrs & teen club 8-16yrs, 28 villas & 93 townhouses
Romantic and historical retreat on the banks of Lake Como
15 rooms, 58 suites, Ferrari driving experience, cycling, birdwatching & cooking classes, 1 pool, 2 villas, Swimming, waterskiing, sailing, windsurfing, kitesurfing, canoeing & diving
Exclusive boutique hotel located between Positano and Amalfi, offering panoramic views of land, sea and sky
8 suites, 12 rooms, 1 pool, Spa
This 17th century luxury resort is the only 5 star hotel in the centre of Siena
40 rooms, 11 suites, 2 restaurants & 2 bars
Famously opulent hotel lying in one of Venice's prime positions, overlooking the Grand Canal
85 rooms, Gondala tours, 9 suites
Resort overlooking the Amalfi coast with one of the best infinity pool views in Europe
24 rooms, Music festivals, trekking, historical sightseeing, trips to the islands of Capri & Ischia, 24 suites
Everything about this hotel is fabulous from the motorboat that whisks you from St. Marks in Venice to the gardens and restaurants with their fabulous views
95 rooms, 21 suites, 3 restaurants & 1 bar, Beauty & wellness centre
Luxury 5 star hotel located in the heart of Rome decorated in a blend of modern Italian and opulent 1930s style
89 rooms, 33 suites, Private viewings of Sistine Chapel & Vatican Gardens, Wellness zone (12yrs+)
In the heart of Florence in the Piazza della Repubblica, lies one of the finest hotels in the city.
13 suites, 88 rooms, Children's toiletries & specially created menus, Fitness centre
Luxury 18th century villa romantic retreat with amazing views set in the heart of Positano
61 rooms, 2 suites, Sightseeing in Pompeii, day trips to nearby islands & seasonal music festivals
Two of Italy’s most exclusive hotels in the picturesque harbour of Portofino
Hotel Splendido: 2 restaurant & 2 bars. Splendido Mare: 1 restaurant & 1 bar, Horse riding, coast walks & boat hire, 39 suites between both hotels, 30 rooms between both hotels
In the heart of Chianti Classico region, just 12 kilometres from Florence, lies this beautiful 15th century property
15 rooms between main villa & Mazzei Villa, 12 suites between main villa & Mazzei Villa, Wine tasting, mountain biking, hiking tours & cookery lessons, 1 villa
A rail experience unlike any other, allowing guests to explore and experience some of Europe’s greatest cities.
17 carriages, Boutique, 3 restaurants & 1 bar
The perfect luxury hotels from which to experience the colours, fragrances and flavours of the Piedmont region of Italy
18 rooms, 13 suites, 2 restaurants & 1 bar, Truffle hunting, wine tasting, cookery classes, hot air balloon rides, vintage plane rides & horse riding
Set high in the Dolomites, lies a calm and tranquil 5 star resort
35 rooms, 6 suites, Nordic walking, mountain biking, archery, winter hiking, snow shoeing, alpine skiing, skiing & yoga, Spa
An enchanting luxury retreat with unrivalled views over the Florence skyline
36 rooms, 9 suites, Wine tasting tours & Ferrari tours
Situated in Matera, Basilicata, this is one of the only hotels in the world with natural extravagance based within prehistoric caves.
6 suites, 12 rooms, Massages available on request
Spectacular boutique hotel in a beautiful palazzo, a former noble residence, in the heart of Venice
31 rooms, 11 suites, Babysitting
An authentic Tuscan experience within an exceptional luxury hotel with exclusive wellness programmes and gourmet cuisine
Hot air ballooning, cookery courses, horse riding, polo club & truffle hunting, 12 suites, 62 rooms, 1 villa
Two unique villas with private pools in a small hilltop hamlet in northern Umbria
L’Olivo: 3 rooms Ca'di Gatti: 2 rooms, 1 pool at each villa, 2 villas
Beautifully restored 5 bedroom private villa, set on a hilltop in 28 hectares of forested land in northern Umbria
5 rooms, 1 pool, Tennis court
A luxury hotel ideally located in the heart of Verona
12 suites, 59 rooms, Wine tasting & opera
This luxury boutique hotel in the town of Bernalda is perfect for a romantic Italian holiday or short break
2 rooms, 7 suites, Cooking lessons, bicycles & visits to historical sites
Fantastical gothic villa transformed into a sumptuous luxury hotel on the shores of Lake Garda
20 suites, boating, croquet, walks, cultural visits, Michelin star restaurant
A luxury boutique villa just moments from the Trevi Fountain in Rome
10 rooms, 2 suites, 1 apartment, Wellness Centre
A grand and elegant hotel set in the Fiesole Hills, overlooking the terracotta roofs of Florence
39 rooms, 6 suites, Cookery school, wine & olive oil tasting, Kids club (4-12yrs)
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