From vibrant cities to picturesque towns, we know that Italy's
incredible range of destinations can be a bit overwhelming when you're first planning an Italian escape, so we've compiled a selection of some of our favourite Italian destinations and the best places to stay in each.
With its one-hundred and fifty canals, four-hundred bridges and a tremendous selection of 16th and 17th century palaces and piazzas, it's no surprise that Venice
is a popular city break destination year-round.
Said to be the oldest hotel in the city, Baglioni Hotel Luna
promises guests an intimate atmosphere, elegant interiors and incredible views over Venice's intricate canal system.
Promising an outdoor playground for the whole family and incredible year-round adventures, the enchanting Dolomite region
promises the ideal destination for all seasons, complete with picturesque landscapes, scenic trails, exclusive resorts with thrilling ski runs and chic chalets.
Offering picture-perfect views across the Alpine town of Pinzolo, Lefay Resort & SPA Dolomiti
promises the ultimate wellness getaway. A one-of-a-kind resort where nature, luxury and unspoiled beauty harmoniously co-exist, it has to be seen to be believed.
Charming visitors for centuries, the pristine towns around the iconic lakes
of Italy offer visitors a unique waterside respite. Boasting striking mountains, incredible vistas, peaceful waterfronts and an astonishing range of accommodation, a trip to the lakes shouldn't be missed.
Designed for total relaxation and ideal for the technologically wearied soul, Lefay Resort & SPA Lago di Garda
promises a truly unique luxury escape, complete with comprehensive wellness offerings and unashamedly luxurious furnishings.
A firm favourite with European royalty and dignitaries of the past, Sanremo
welcomes guests to explore its charming seafront, flourishing parks and Riviera-style grandeur.
Overlooking the sparkling waters of the Mediterranean Sea, the iconic Royal Hotel Sanremo
offers guests an innovative stay with elegant flair. Just five minutes from the centre of Sanremo, this quintessentially Italian luxury hotel simply exudes a timeless charm.
An instantly breath-taking city with an awe-inspiring line-up of artistic treasures, Florence
is like a living museum. Home to works by Leonardo Da Vinci and Michelangelo, plus beautiful attractions like the Ponte Vecchio and the Boboli Gardens, this vibrant city is truly remarkable.
Surrounded by rolling hills and lush gardens full of lemon and olive groves, the elegant Villa La Massa
is the perfect place to rest and unwind amongst the Tuscan countryside. Truly intimate and inimitably elegant, there is something to suit every guest.
Promising rolling landscapes, charming hilltop towns and no shortage of remarkable wineries, Tuscany
enchants with its peaceful atmosphere and picture-perfect retreats. Accompanied by an artistic heritage, this majestic region invites guests to explore everything that nature has to offer.
Looking for a historic hidden gem? Look no further than Borgo Pignano,
a 18th-century villa and Etruscan hamlet turned luxury hotel, complete with full working farm and plenty of nature-inspired experiences!
Known across the world for its iconic architecture and rich history, Italy's 'Eternal City' has become renowned for city-break travelling. Filled with all the essential elements of an unforgettable city break - art, history, architecture, beauty, food, and sunshine - Rome
will always be a bucket-list escape.
Newly opened and warmly welcoming visitors, Six Senses Rome
promises the perfect location to explore the beating heart of Rome. With modern finishes and an array of luxuries, this former cardinal's residence offers guests a truly unique experience.
Dazzling visitors with its sophisticated glamour, secret beaches, shady groves and sensational views, it's no wonder people flock to the Amalfi Coast
year after year. Home to some of Italy's finest hotels and restaurants, this pristine coastline promises a hoard of hidden treasures.
No Italy visit would be complete without spending time on the Amalfi Coast, and nowhere is better to stay than the legendary Palazzo Avino.
A family owned retreat promising an extraordinary location, an unforgettable beach club and Michelin Starred gastronomy, unwind and relax at one of the Amalfi Coast's finest hotels.
One of the most overlooked holiday destinations in Europe, this island paradise truly captures all Mediterranean life has to offer. From the vibrant towns and thriving culture to the crystal-clear waters and sandy beaches, Sardinia
offers plenty see and do.
An impressive all-encompassing resort, Forte Village
promises fun for everyone. With an unmatched variety of immersive experiences within its eight luxury hotels, this resort is the ultimate family haven.
A diverse and mysterious island, Sicily
offers beautiful beaches, active volcanoes, captivating culture and even skiing in winter! The largest island in the Mediterranean Sea, it is an excellent choice for delving into all sorts of adventures.
Once the privately-owned manor of an aristocratic British family, Villa Sant'Andrea, A Belmond Hotel, Taormina Mare
promises a distinguished and secluded holiday escape. Boasting guided tours of the local area and an exclusive private beach overlooking the azure-blue Mediterranean Sea, you'll never want to leave!
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