The Best Luxury Hotels In Italy

From renovated castles to hotels with coastal views, here are our favorite places to stay.

Staying in a new, luxury hotel is as indulgent as untouched snow; the beauty is all yours for the taking. From north to south, here are the best luxury hotels in Italy. With beautiful design details and stunning locations, you’re guaranteed to lose yourself in plush bedrooms, soothing spa treatments, and dreamy panoramas from the edge of infinity pools.

Borgo Sant’Andrea in Amalfi

Borgo Sant’Andrea is the newest hotel on the Amalfi Coast. This hotel offers visitors panoramic views of Conca dei Marini and the chance to sleep in luxury suites with an understated mid-century design. Lay out in the sun at the hotel’s private beach–one of the few sandy coves on the coast. You could also arrange a private tour sailing along the azure sea.

With three restaurants and two bars, Borgo Sant’Andrea prides itself on preserving the fabulous flavors of the Campania region. Take a cooking class at the scenic Libreria Kitchen to learn the secrets of authentic Italian cuisine. Afterward, enjoy a refreshing cocktail on the terrace while gazing out onto the sea. Surrounded by the “infinite blue” sea and skies, this is an ideal location for a honeymoon or romantic getaway on the Amalfi Coast.

San Domenico Palace in Taormina

Now part of the Four Seasons Collection, the San Domenico Palace in Sicily is one of the island’s most luxurious hotels. Nestled into the rocky cliff face of Taormina, this palace was formerly a 14th-century convent with cloistered courtyards that smell of sweet and delicate lemon trees. Painted in peach and pastel blues with soaring palm trees, the hotel looks just like a Hollywood film set. It has welcomed illustrious visitors over the years, from Oscar Wilde and Audrey Hepburn to King Edward III.

Don’t miss taking a dip in the infinity pool which looks out at the spellbinding sight of Mount Etna and Taormina’s ancient Greek Theatre. Ask about the hotel’s luxury yacht and sailing experiences for a chance to snorkel in Sicily’s sapphire waters.

Castello di Reschio in Umbria

Who said fairytales were make-believe? At Hotel Reschio you can sleep in a majestic castle that dates back to 1050! Immerse yourself in history as you wander through rooms and bars filled with velvet armchairs and soaring plants. This ethereal location has long been a private wine estate and only recently inaugurated 36 suites that allow visitors to lose themselves in comfort, style, and beauty—all behind the castle walls.

Guests can enjoy moments to themselves in the library with an enthralling book or sipping a tantalizing Negroni by a roaring fire in the old kitchen. Enjoy a riding lesson around the grounds before taking a dip in the swimming pool surrounded by cypress trees. We guarantee you’ll feel like a royal in every corner of this gorgeous property.

Ca’ di Dio in Venice

Only a short distance from Piazza San Marco, the highly refined Ca’ di Dio is a stylish refuge for culture-hunters visiting Venice. Each stunning bedroom is decorated to perfection, with touches of Murano glass and travertine marble juxtaposed with mid-century furnishings. The retro Alchemia Bar offers reinterpretations of Venice’s famous cocktails and is accompanied by Cicchetti. Meanwhile, the stylish VERO Restaurant offers gourmet dining al fresco with views of the nearby island of San Giorgio Maggiore. An idyllic location for a romantic date night.

With a reading room and wellness center, there is plenty of space to take some restful moments. But if guests desire to get back out into the busy city, Ca’ di Dio offers gondola access via a second entrance, where the boats can transport you in style.

Villa Igiea in Palermo

Villa Igiea, part of the Rocco Forte collection, shimmers with coastal glamour. Designed in the Art Nouveau style, most of the suites have French doors that open out to sensational views of the Gulf of Palermo. Imagine waking up and feeling a balmy sea breeze on your face. With views of ancient ruins, Villa Igiea’s restaurant is a feast for the eyes and the palate. Its menu has been carefully crafted by Fulvio Pierangelini—a chef with a talent for producing mouth-watering Sicilian seafood dishes. The hotel is located a short drive outside of Palermo’s bustling downtown. As a result, we recommend arranging a private tour to take you through the city’s colorful markets, churches, and piazzas during your stay.

Il Tornabuoni in Florence

Located at the apex of the city’s most stylish streets, Il Tornabuoni is the perfect location for fashion lovers. The palazzo dates back to the 13th century and the rooms are decorated in bold colors and striking prints. This luxury hotel makes you feel as if you’ve stepped into the world of The Great Gatsby. So why not embrace the roaring twenties lifestyle even further and enjoy an expertly mixed cocktail–or indulgent meal in their Il Magnifico or Lucie restaurants? We also love the handsome cave, an exclusive cellar offering a spectacular selection of wines. Don’t miss the chance to sip an aperitif at the Butterfly Terrace, an enchanting rooftop with panoramic views across Firenze.

Casa di Langa in Piemonte

Surrounded by rolling hills and vineyards, Casa di Langa is a gorgeous eco-retreat set in Italy’s lush Langhe region. Inspired by traditional architecture, the hotel features design-led rooms constructed with local materials, including oak, terracotta, stone, leather, and glass. This hotel is guaranteed to provide a restful stay. With a focus on sustainability, this serene location gives guests a chance to embrace a slower pace of life. At Casa di Langa, you can enjoy truffle hunting in the nearby woods, picking fresh herbs in the organic vegetable garden, or rejuvenating treatments at the spa and wellness center. The heavenly “Remedy” facial uses jade stones to detoxify and beautify sensitive skin.

Hotel Maalot in Rome

A stone’s throw from Via del Corso and the Trevi Fountain, Hotel Maalot is located in an ideal spot to enjoy some much needed self-care after soaking up the capital’s unforgettable sights and museums. Situated within the former residence of Gaetano Donizetti, an 18th-century composer, the boutique hotel has a cosmopolitan flair. The interiors are cozy and stylish, with fine fabric walls in harmonious colors, walk-in closets made with walnut wood, and carpet flooring. The hotel was designed to feel like an English manor house, rather than a hotel. Filled with plants and illuminated by a large skylight, the urban restaurant has a seasonal, health-focused menu and creative cocktails for the perfect nightcap after a day exploring the capital.

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