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Top Italy Hotels 2018

Aman Venice, Venice, Italy

This 16th-century palace is Venice is adored the world over, and it’s easy to see why: Old Masters frescoes in gilded frames adorn the ceilings and walls, Rococo-style decor is balanced with tasteful minimalism and the views of the Grand Canal are splendid. Enjoy them from the private garden with an Aperol Spritz, or from the rooftop terrace as you […]

Belmond Hotel Caruso, Ravello, Italy

Standing on the highest point in Ravello, Hotel Caruso is 1,000 ft above sea level and has the most beautiful views over lemon and olive groves and the Amalfi Coast. Housed in a restored 11th-century palace, the hotel is filled with frescoes, antiques and paintings by Old Masters. The infinity pool also has incredible views, and there’s a daily complimentary […]

Belmond Hotel Cipriani, Venice, Italy

In a prime position on the waterfront of Giudecca Island, Belmond Hotel Cipriani commands impressive views over the lagoon and Doge’s Palace, and is just five minutes by private launch from Piazza San Marco. The hotel exhibits Venetian style through its architecture — including Palazzo Vendramin, a 15th-century building linked to the rest of the hotel via an ancient courtyard. […]

Belmond Villa San Michele, Florence, Italy

A former monastery, Belmond Villa San Michele dates back to the 15th century, and the facade is thought to be designed by Michelangelo. Many of the original features remain, including cloisters, vaulted ceilings, domed arches and terra-cotta floors. The Florentine antiques and Old Master paintings add to the Renaissance feel. The location is fantastic — tucked into a secluded forested […]

Capri Palace Hotel & Spa, Capri, Italy

Standing on a cliffside in the dreamy little village of Anacapri, you’ll find Capri Palace, an 18th-century style palazzo. The hotel has all the knockout amenities: two Michelin-starred restaurants, private beach club and exceptional panoramas, but it’s the contemporary works of art that will entice aficionados. The intriguing pieces on display are from owner Tonino Cacae’s vast collection; look out […]

Four Seasons Hotel Firenze, Florence, Italy

The most sublime hotel in Florence, Four Seasons Hotel Firenze is comprised of the 15th-century Palazzo Della Gherardesca (where you’ll find the main hotel with 79 rooms and suites) and a former 16th-century convent (slightly smaller with 37 rooms and suites). Both are set among 11 acres of luxuriant, private gardens, where you’ll discover sculptures and artwork, as well as […]

Gritti Palace, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Venice, Italy

Housed in a former noble residence, this 15th-century palazzo stands on the Grand Canal with views over the  city. Inside, the decor is gloriously Venetian: Antiques, objets d’art, restored paintings and frescoes adorn the walls, and every space has a fascinating character. The dining options are equally divine: Club del Doge is a grand location for a romantic dinner with […]

Hotel Cala di Volpe, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Costa Smeralda, Porto Cervo, Italy

French architect Jacques Couëlle created Hotel Cala di Volpe in the 1960s to work in harmony with the landscape. Designed to resemble a Mediterranean fishing village, the harborside property is distinguished by its orange, pink and yellow Sardinian-style houses. Since opening, the hotel has become one of Costa Smeralda’s most glamorous hideaways, attracting Hollywood celebrities and international nobility to this […]

Hotel De Russie, a Rocco Forte Hotel, Rome, Italy

Located on the Via del Babuino overlooking the Piazza del Popolo, Hotel de Russie has been the accommodation of choice for artists and writers for decades. The bohemian spirit lives on in the design — Olga Polizzi and architect Tommaso Ziffer merged Ancient Rome with Art Deco. It’s impossible to think of the hotel without thinking of the enchanting Secret […]

Hotel Eden, Rome, Italy

Despite its close proximity to Rome’s tourist hot spots (you can see Villa Medici and the Spanish Steps from the hotel; the Pantheon and the Colosseum are nearby, as is St Peter’s Basilica), Hotel Eden is a sanctuary of seclusion. After an 18-month renovation last year, the Grande Dame hotel reduced its room count from 121 guestrooms to 98, so […]

Il San Pietro di Positano, Positano, Italy

Clinging to the lush Mediterranean cliffs of Positano, this hotel has an especially dramatic setting, with panoramic sea views from its sprawling suites, terraces and even the tennis court. Glamorous decor and flourishing gardens add to the hotel’s unique appeal, as does the elevator carved into rock that transports guests down to the private beach. Try the Italian fine-dining plates […]

J.K. Place Capri, Capri, Italy

As a chic retreat for the world’s elite and an island of rugged natural beauty, Capri doesn’t have to try too hard to draw you in during the sun-kissed summer months. This elegant cliffside hotel is one of the most captivating places to stay, with a striking white facade dating from the 1800s and views over the Gulf of Naples. […]

Le Sirenuse, Positano, Italy

John Steinbeck visited Positano in 1953 and remarked that the village is “a dream place that isn’t quite real when you are there and becomes beckoningly real after you have gone.” He also visited Le Sirenuse, where the dream-like charm is utterly seductive with a deep burnt-red facade, stark-white walls, bright colors, creeping indoor foliage and mermaid motifs. The views […]

Palazzo Avino, Ravello, Italy

The only hotel in Ravello with private access to the sea, this is one of the Amalfi Coast’s most celebrated properties, combining a romantic 12th-century facade with spectacular sea views and Michelin-starred cuisine. Past guests at the family-owned hotel include Ingrid Bergman and Roberto Rossellini. A recent upgrade saw the renovation of all rooms with new design accents including Barovier&Toso […]

Park Hyatt Milan, Milan, Italy

Italian style is epitomized at this hotel in the nation’s fashion and design capital; signature accents include handblown Murano glass and Italian marble. The most luxurious suites also feature views of the majestic Duomo cathedral. Taste the Italian cuisine of the hotel’s Michelin-starred restaurant, Vun Andrea Aprea, before retreating to the cozy outdoor lounge Dehors for Milanese digestifs or sampling […]

Villa d’Este, Cernobbio, Lake Como, Italy

With the ultimate views of Lake Como, manicured 25-acre gardens with a Nympheum, Hercules Fountain and Telemachus Statue, Villa D’Este is as romantic as it is historic. Designed by Pellegrino Pellegrini in the 16th century, it has hosted royalty, aristocrats and celebrities ever since. There are decadent suites and private villas to choose from; a spa, sports and golf club; […]