Top Italy Hotels 2019

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 […]

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 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 […]

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 […]

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; […]