Italy has it all. Essential Europe’s unique suggestions:
For art lovers: Ancient Rome, Renaissance Florence, medieval churches, stunning frescoes. This country is an open air museum.
For food lovers: Tuscan olive oil and Chianti wines, Amalfi Coast seafood, Emilia Romagna pasta, Sicily desserts and great ice creams everywhere.
For Nature lovers: the cliffs of the Amalfi Coast, the rolling hills of Tuscany, the snowing peaks of the Alps, the deep blue Mediterranean Sea.
For sea and lake lovers: private boat on the island of Capri, relax on the beaches of the Amalfi Coast, enjoy the dolce vita on Lake Como, tour the Venetian lagoon, or hike in Cinque Terre.
For Shoppers: great designer stores but also Prada or Gucci outlets.
This country is a feast for all the senses…Let us introduce you to the dolce vita and share laughter with Italians.
Dine Italian Style
If the weather is fine and you’re dining outdoors with a view of, perhaps, a medieval church or piazza, you’ll find your experience the closest thing to heaven in Italy. Dine out by candlelight, overlooking the Cliffside of the Amalfi Coast. There is nothing more romantic than that!
Off the Beaten Path
Consider Puglia and its whitewashed towns, ancient ruins, Baroque cities, seaside resorts and superb culinary traditions.
Experience the Glories of the Roman Empire
From the Roman Forum and the Pantheon to the Colosseum and the Baths of Caracalla. On the outskirts, the long-buried city of Ostia Antica, the port of ancient Rome. Do not miss Pompeii, the city buried by volcanic ash from Mt. Vesuvius in A.D. 79.
Get Lost in Venice
This is like walking in a labyrinth, but the sense of the city’s beauty, timelessness, and slow decay will almost be mystical.
Hunt for truffles in Umbria
Imagine hills overlooking acres of vineyards and olive trees. Get lost in oak forests and hunt with your guide and your dog for precious truffles. But also discover well preserved cities such Perugia, Assisi, or Gubbio.
Italy is rich with sites related to Jewish history. We arrange visits to the Jewish ghetto in Venice, the synagogue in Florence and off-the-beaten-track towns with Jewish history such as Pitigliano. We also arrange opportunities to sample Italian Jewish specialties such as carciofi alla Giudia (fried artichokes) and anise-flecked cookies.
Spend a Night at the Opera
Milan’s La Scala is historically the world’s most prestigious opera house, especially for bel canto, and has been restored to its former glory. The outdoor Verona’s Arena, one of the largest surviving amphitheatres, is also a unique experience. Its acoustics is just perfect and the moonlight adds to the charm.
Hotel Il Borro
Set on a 1000-year-old castle estate, this refined farmstay is 8 km from the 9th-century Pieve dei Santi Ippolito e Cassiano church and 12 km from 13th-century Ponte Buriano.
Elegant, individually decorated suites and villas feature wood-beam ceilings and terracotta tile floors, as well as free Wi-Fi and flat-screen TVs. Restored, freestanding farmhouses offer kitchens, and some have private gardens. Room service is available.
A free breakfast buffet is served in an upscale bistro. There’s also a fine dining restaurant, a cafe and a wine bar, as well as an infinity pool, a spa and a fitness room. Pets are welcome.
Hotel Villa Franca
This high-end hotel overlooking the Tyrrhenian Sea and Via San Giovanni pedestrian street is 1.1 km from the beach, and 12 km from Grotta dello Smeraldo’s sea cave.
Upscale rooms and suites feature balconies with street or sea views. They also come with free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs and minibars. Upgraded quarters add in-bathroom whirlpool tubs. Room service is available.
The hotel serves complimentary breakfast. There are 2 posh restaurants and 1 is on a sea-view rooftop terrace that also has an outdoor pool, and a bar. Other amenities include an indoor bar, a spa with a steam room and wellness treatments, plus a fitness room.
Villa di Piazzano
Set in a charming 16th-century villa with annexes, this refined hotel in a rural area is 8 km from the Diocesan Museum.
Cozy rooms with elegant touches provide Wi-Fi access (fee), flat-screens and minibars. Upgraded rooms and suites add sitting areas and free Wi-Fi; some have 4-poster beds. There are 2 cottages; 1 offers a kitchenette and a private garden. Room service is available.
Breakfast and parking are included. A quaint restaurant features a fireplace and a terrace. There’s also a bar, a wine cellar and a piano room, as well as a cooking school, and a tranquil garden featuring an outdoor pool and a sundeck. Bike rentals are available
Set along the Arno river near the medieval Ponte Vecchio bridge, this plush hotel in the Oltrarno quarter is surrounded by Renaissance buildings. It’s 12 minutes’ walk from the 13th-century Duomo and 2 km from the SS67 regional highway.
Decorated with items from the hotel’s private art collection, sophisticated rooms offer free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs and minibars, plus designer toiletries. Some have balconies with river views. Airy suites add separate living areas, and some come with rooftop terraces and/or canopy beds.
There’s a chic acclaimed restaurant, a relaxed bar with a terrace, and a refined lounge, as well as a spa.
Hotel Caesar Augustus Capri
Set in an airy villa, this upscale hotel is 1.1 km from Monte Solaro, 4.7 km from Capri Ferry Terminal and 5 km from the Blue Grotto.
The bright rooms feature free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs and minibars, plus marble bathrooms. Upgraded options add terraces or balconies. Suites offer sitting areas, tables and Jacuzzis; some have antique furniture, 4-poster beds and rainshowers, plus gardens and sundecks. Children 11 years of age and older are welcome.
Amenities include free breakfast and a restaurant, plus an outdoor bar and terraces. A heated infinity pool and an outdoor spa with a steam bath are available.
Hotel Il San Pietro Positano
Set along the Amalfi coast, this upscale hotel is 8 km from Grotta dello Smeraldo, 13 km from Amalfi Cathedral and 18 km from Museum Correale.
The elegant, colorful rooms offer free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs and desks. They also provide seating areas and minibars, as well as balconies with sea views. Upgraded rooms add separate living rooms with sofas. Room service is available.
A breakfast buffet is free. There are 2 upscale restaurants with sea views and outdoor seating, an outdoor pool and access to a private beach. Other amenities include a tennis court, a gym, and a spa with a Turkish bath and massage services (fee).
Hotel de Russie Rome
This sophisticated hotel is a minute’s walk from Piazza del Popolo, and a 7-minute walk from the 18th-century Spanish Steps.
The plush rooms offer free Wi-Fi, smart TVs and mosaic/marble bathrooms. Upgraded quarters have sitting areas with armchairs or sofas; some offer terraces with garden or city views. Suites add bedrooms and freebies such as airport transfers and breakfast. Room service is available.
There’s an acclaimed restaurant with a garden, plus a chic bar, kid’s activities, and a spa with a saltwater hot tub, a sauna and a hammam.
Masseria Il Melograno
Set in a restored 17th-century farmhouse, this elegant hotel and spa is 4.3 km from the seaside town of Monopoli and 14 km from the Grotte di Castellana cave.
The refined rooms feature flat-screen TVs, Wi-Fi and minibars; some have patios. Upgraded rooms add Nespresso machines, while suites offer lounge areas. Room service is available.
Free perks include breakfast and parking. The hotel has a restaurant with traditional fare and terrace seating. Other amenities include a luxe spa with an indoor pool, a sauna and a hammam, as well as a heated outdoor pool. There’s also a private beach with a bar and dining.
Hotel Villa Serbelloni
Set on the promontory halfway out into Lake Como, this circa- 1850 hotel with Italian-style gardens is 3 km from the Villa Carlotta gardens, and 8 km from the Villa of Balbianello.
The elegant, traditional rooms with antique furnishings and carpeted floors feature free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs, air-conditioning, and private bathrooms with bath tubs and double sinks. Some rooms offer private balconies with lake views.
Complimentary breakfast is served in the bright, open restaurant next to the pool and gardens. There’s also a trampoline and diving platform on the lake. Event space is available.
Hotel & Spa Relais Mont Blanc
A few minutes away from the center of Courmayeur, in La Salle, the warm welcome of the Relais Mont Blanc awaits you! Located at the second highest point in Europe, this inviting spa hotel is ideal for those who want to combine nature, relaxation, wellness, sports and excellent culinary arts in every season.
An intimate setting with the refined comfort of very spacious rooms that have a cozy Alpine charm. The Relais is enriched by incomparable, exciting and gorgeous views, often revealing the white snow and majestic mountains of Mont Blanc. The hotel is in a strategic position to reach the most important skicenters in the area and the main tourist resorts of the region.
Grand Hotel Savoia, Genoa
The Grand Hotel Savoia is the 5-star hotel in the centre of Genoa that concentrates in itself beauty, historicity and elegance.
The atmosphere full of the adventure and mystery can be relived in the 117 rooms, each one different from the others.
With its meeting facilities, Spa and fitness area, the amazing panoramic top floor, its highly appreciated restaurant and the typical Genoese trattoria, the Grand Hotel Savoia is the ideal place for a business or holiday stay.
Golfo dei Poeti Relais & Spa, Montemarcello
The Golfo dei Poeti Relais & Spa is a pleasantly quiet 5 star hotel nestled in the Montemarcello Natural Park.
This 27 guests room boutique hotel was designed to offer high level excellence in comfort and quality service. The Golfo dei Poeti Relais & Spa hotel welcomes you like a soft and warm embrace.
A rich breakfast buffet with stunning views over the Gulf, an unforgettable romantic dinner on the panoramic terrace, a light fresh lunch served by the pool and extraordinary sunsets in a bistro that showcases the best in Italian cooking are the alluring aspects of our intimate Incanto Restaurant.
Chateau Montfort, Milan
In the heart of Milan, housed in an art nouveau building from the early 20th century, Château Monfort draws much of its inspiration from the world of fairy-tales and opera. It is an enchanted place where both dreams and reality seamlessly merge with a retro chic ambience. The pastel colours that adorn the walls of the guest rooms are enhanced by floral patterns and butterflies, mosaics on the floors, mirrors and princely alcoves. You will be captivated by its vibrant romantic atmosphere, which extends to the magnificent Rubacuori Restaurant, Lounge Bar Mezzanotte and refined Amore & Psiche Spa.
Castel Fragsburg, Merano
High above Merano, where the sensual charm of the Mediterranean meets wild Alpine romance, stands the Castel Fragsburg. Enthroned here since 1624, South Tyrol’s smallest fivestar hotel enjoys the most hours of sunshine in the whole country. Entwined in wild vines, the Castel is set in an enchanted garden that stretches over 40.000 square meters around the Fragsburg. Wisteria, roses and hydrangea bloom all around.
Faloria Mountain Spa Resort, Cortina d’Ampezzo
Located in the quiet alpine town of Zuel di Sopra, in the heart of Valle d’Ampezzo, this delightful mountain Spa resort offers the best services for a comfortable and relaxing stay. The project, launched in December 2018, is in perfect harmony with the landscape, artfully fusing the traditional furnishing modules of Ampezzo’s houses with the warmth of a contemporary and chic style.
Hotel Metropole, Venice
The eclectic and theatrical Hotel Metropole is superbly located just a few steps from St. Mark’s square and the venues of the Art Biennale Exhibition. This 5 star property seduces with its sophisticated Oriental allure, outstanding attention to details and extravagant atmosphere. The beautifully scented Citrus Garden is enthralling as it dominates the outdoors with exotic palms, orange trees and fragrant jasmine. This lush garden is the ideal setting to linger peacefully or just enjoy dining alfresco.
Among the highlights, you will find rooms and suites with spectacular lagoon views, personalized service, an impressive antiques collection, an Oriental-inspired Exclusive Spa, and the enchanting Oriental Bar with unique bar rituals and an amazing food and drink proposal. Wrapped inside the Metropole ambience is a sensual hideaway waiting to awake all your senses.
Ca’ Nigra Lagoon Resort, Venice
Ca’ Nigra Lagoon Resort is a historical residence transformed into a boutique hotel located centrally, inside the classic Venetian district of Santa Croce. The two lush gardens are the hotel’s jewels, one of them overlooking the Grand Canal.
The 22 magnificent guest rooms are a beautiful mixture of ancient atmosphere accented by oriental and contemporary art pieces, some with a romantic view of the Canal.
La Barchessa di Villa Pisani, Vincenza
La Barchessa di Villa Pisani is perfectly placed north of the large park of Villa Pisani Bonetti. It is a majestic building designed by the famous 16th century Padua architect, Andrea Palladio.
Palladio is considered one of the most influential figurers in Western architecture and La Barchessa di Villa Pisani expresses the grandeur of his style inspired by ancient Roman design.
The interior of the villa is decorated in various styles reflecting different eras. This relais offers 17 exclusive rooms, each one designed with its own unique charm.
The Osteria del Guà Restaurant was renovated preserving the original structure and offers culinary creations that breathe new life into traditional Italian cuisine.
Hotel Ville sull’ Arno, Florence
Ville sull’Arno, Florence’s luxury Boutique Resort Hotel is placed beside the river Arno and just a short walk from Florence city center.
It offers all the comforts of a luxury hotel with a fresh and elegant contemporary flair draped in classical old world charm. The hotel decor is skillfully designed; reviving the rich history and essence of an old Florentine Villa back to the fullness of its splendor.
Relais Il Falconiere & Spa, Cortona
Silvia and Riccardo Baracchi with their son Benedetto welcome you to their 17th century family home on the hillside of Cortona in the Tuscan countryside.
At Il Falconiere you are part of the family. Each room is individually designed and modelled after Tuscany’s most authentic and noteworthy homes.
The Michelin star restaurant offers unique gourmet experiences created by Silvia, who will also involve you in unique unmissable cooking classes.
Spa treatments are inspired by the beautiful nature surroundings. You can find yourself in the vineyards with Riccardo or Benedetto, who are introducing you passionately, their fascinating world of wines. This is a real experience under the Tuscan sun!
Gallia Palace Beach Golf & Spa Resort, Punta Ala
Tucked away on the bay of Punta Ala, in front of the Tuscan archipelago, there lies the Gallia Palace with its dolce vita style. Cradled inside the Tuscan countryside, secured by the natural beauty of Maremma pine trees, and stunning views of the Mediterranean Sea, this hotel boasts a secluded sandy beach with full service, a 25 meter outdoor pool, a 500 Sqm SpA and gym.
The hotel also offers a private yacht for daily excursions to nearby islands. Gallia Palace Hotel is near Siena, Pisa and San Gimignano making it easy to visit other notable sights of Tuscany.
Leon’s Place Hotel, Rome
A nineteen-century architectural jewel located centrally in a strategic position, walking distance from Via Veneto, symbol of the Roman Dolce Vita.
The hotel offers a uniquely comfortable stay with its elegant and functional spaces. A renewed wellness area and meeting rooms complete the new offering.
Martius Private Suites, Rome
The ultimate in comfort and style, the Martivs Private Suites are located in the beautiful setting of the Campo Marzio district just a short walk from the Pantheon in the center of Rome. Inside the historic Palazzo Lavaggi, the Martivs offers 8 exquisite luxury suites.
The Martivs is the Roman centerpiece that fits perfectly within the atmosphere and the magic of shopping and the cultural aspects of the Eternal city. The refined suites are characterized by elaborate frescoes and paintings from the XVIII century and are designed to immerse guests inside the history of the building with a uniquely modern magnetism.
San Montano Resort & Spa, Ischia Island
If you are looking for a magical place to relax and enjoy great service, welcome to the enchanting destination of the San Montano Resort & Spa.
It’s so easy to let your mind wander with a panoramic view of the Mediterranean Sea spread out before you at this breezy hilltop retreat on Monte Vico.
No wonder the ancient Greeks chose this site for their acropolis. Six pools are perched on terraces overlooking the sea following the direction of the sun, descending in temperature as the sun rays drop in altitude down to the lowest-level pool.
San Montano is the last point on Ischia where the rays of the setting sun cast their golden spell. Get ready for some of the most spectacular sunsets you’ve ever seen.
Borgo Santandrea, Amalfi
Borgo Santandrea is the newest 5-star hotel opening on the Amalfi Coast. The only one to feature a private sandy beach, it will open its doors in 2021.
Perched high against the characteristic allure of the village Conca dei Marini and the mountains of the Amalfi Coast, the resort represents a seductive blend of Italian style, local charm and natural beauty. On a cliff overlooking the sea, you will have a sense of being at an exclusive corner of the world, one of the most beautiful in Italy.
La Locanda del Carrubo Resort & Spa, Mattinata
A 5-star boutique hotel located in Mattinata, on the Gargano coast in Apulia, tucked away on a cliff with breath-taking views overlooking a turquoise sea.
This 11 room, secluded luxury hotel offers privacy, excellent services and a Spa of 500 sqm in a small luxurious villa.
The keen attention to details in furnishings, food and the wine cellar will customize your stay far beyond pre-packaged standards and make your experience unforgettable.
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