Top Italy Hotels 2018

Aman Venice, Venice, Italy

Situated on the Grand Canal in the center of the city, Aman Venice calls one of Venice’s most significant buildings its home: the 16th-century Palazza Papadopoli. Famed 18th-century painter Tiepolo once lived here and his gilded frescoes adorn the walls. The historic art and architectural features straddle the Renaissance, Baroque and Rococo periods, resulting in a rich, lustrous decor — […]

Belmond Hotel Caruso, Ravello, Italy

Once an 11th-century palace, the enthralling Belmond Hotel Caruso is perched at the highest point of Ravello, on the edge of cliffs overlooking the Amalfi Coast. To this day its frescoed salons, vaulted rooms and balconies entwined with vines brim with charm. The Exclusive Suites have furnished terraces and private gardens. Use this beguiling setting as your base to visit […]

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

This cliffside hotel in the village of Anacapri features creamy interiors flooded with Mediterranean light, but it is truly distinguished by its witty murals and owner Tonino Cacace’s vast art collection. Also not to be missed are Capri Palace’s two Michelin-starred restaurants: the two-starred Restaurant L’Olivo, where chef Andrea Migliaccio showcases his modern interpretation of local favorites, and Restaurant il […]

Four Seasons Hotel Firenze, Florence, Italy

Situated next to the botanical gardens of Giardino della Gheradesca, this grand Renaissance loggia consists of a main building, the 16th-century Palazzo della Gheradesca, and La Villa, a 16th-century former convent. In between, there are 11 acres of gardens. The Four Seasons is peaceful and secluded, but a 15-minute walk brings you to the city’s Duomo. All rooms and communal […]

Gritti Palace, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Venice, Italy

The Gritti Palace was the private residence of the Doge of Venice in the 1500s, followed by a series of noble families in later years, before being converted into a luxury hotel in 1895. Over the years, it has attracted such illustrious guests as Ernest Hemingway and Peggy Guggenheim. Proving its standing as a patron of the arts, the hotel […]

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

Nijinsky Suite In the heart of the Eternal City, near the iconic Spanish Steps, Hotel de Russie has graciously welcomed guests since 1901. It takes its name for the Russian nobility and ballet dancers who stayed at the hotel in its early days on pilgrimages to Rome. Designed by Giuseppe Valadier in the 19th century, its classical architecture and central […]

Hotel Eden, Rome, Italy

Reopened in April 2017 after nearly a year and a half of renovations, Hotel Eden burst back onto the scene with 98 new rooms and suites. The new Eden Spa, set under classic Roman vaulted ceilings, is the first spa in Europe to offer treatments by award-winning skin-care pioneer Sonya Dakar. Having fully trained the team on-site, Dakar will be […]

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

It’s the warmth, attentive service and atmosphere of this family-owned and -run hotel that makes guests return when it reopens each spring, as it has since its founding in 1951. Follow in the footsteps of former guests Pablo Picasso, Richard Gere, Hilary Swank and Princess Eugenie; take a ride along the coast on the hotel’s own boat and explore the […]

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

Formerly a royal residence dating back to the 16th century, Villa d’Este is set amid 25 acres of manicured gardens (the lower part of the garden has a 16th century nymphaeum) and overlooks Lake Como. The hotel is all romantic, old-world charm, with suites and private villas staying true to their Renaissance heritage. Given the dreamy setting, it’s no surprise […]