Italy is one of the most intriguing, absolutely elegant, and breathtakingly beautiful countries in the world. The busy capital of Italy, in the form of a boot, is a fascinating place to visit if you want to see the remnants of the Roman Empire.
Italy is also home to many of the world’s most luxurious hotels, and compiling our top 5 list was almost impossible because of the sheer number of exceptional facilities provided at these hotels. As a result, we’ve put up a list of the top five hotels and resorts in Italy, each of which has a stunning location, design, atmosphere, and/or history to back it up.
1. Relais Borgo Santo Pietro, Palazzetto
Unlike at some other resorts, guests here don’t immediately close their eyes and forget where they are. The groomed grounds and landscaped pool; the Trattoria sull’Albero, with its massive oak tree standing in the midst, are all designed in an Italian style.
At least 30 people from a neighbouring town come to swim every day at a six-foot-deep swimming hole located in the centre of a flowing stream on the property. Even without having to leave the vast wide entry gates, you can explore a sliver of wild southern Tuscany at your own time and pace.
2. Sereno Lago di Como, the Torno
The Patricia Urquiola-designed hotel, which debuted in 2016, ushered in a new era of flair to the legendary resort. Wood and marble embellish the rooms, which also include floor-to-ceiling windows that provide and water view. Three Riva boats, two Jettos, and Urquiola’s variation on a Vaporina del Lago, a typical Lake Como watercraft, are at the guests’ service at the hotel.
3. Villa d’Este, Lake Como
Villas on the shores of Lake Como are architectural wonders, and the Alps around the lake provide a stunning backdrop. The Villa d’Este is a historic Italian hotel with 25 acres of exquisite grounds that has been designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site, so you may stay there even if you don’t own one. On a deck in the lake, the hotel’s swimming pool attracts both local Italians and Hollywood A-listers alike.
4. Hotel Panorama
The rooms of this hotel feature both patterned tile and parquet flooring and sparkling bedspreads in an ancient pensione ambience. You can see the jewel-green landscape outside Bologna’s city boundaries or the russet-red streetscapes of this city’s columned streets and medieval towers from the rooftops of these historic buildings. Piazza Maggiore, the Due Torri, and the Neptune fountain are all within 1,000-foot walking distance of your hotel.
5. Hotel Belvedere
Basilicata’s southernmost town, Matera, hangs precariously on a ravine. When you look at the village, it seems like an ornately decorated Nativity scene, but there’s a twist: It’s constructed on top of and into the actual caverns that line the cliff face. A stunning overview of the town may be seen from the patio of Hotel Belvedere, one of the town’s hotels with rooms engraved into the caverns.