Italy has many different faces and many luxury hotels to enjoy. From the elegant sophisticated fashion houses of Milan and the historical treasures of Venice and Rome to the hills of Tuscany, there is something for everyone. Throw in great cuisine and world-class wine and cheese and you’re in for a gastronomic delight too!
Once the seat of the mighty Roman Empire and the home of the Vatican, Rome has an unparalleled history. Ancient monuments, churches, and Renaissance palaces are home to priceless artworks, murals, and treasures, making it a must-see destination. Whether you’re interested in ancient history, art, architecture, or fashion, Rome has it all in abundance.
Where to stay in Rome
Rated by Frommers as one of the best luxury hotels in Rome, the St Regis Grand is a truly opulent five-star luxury hotel on Via Vittorio Emanuele Orlando. This opulent Roman palazzo is lavishly decorated with sumptuous furniture, murals and gleaming chandeliers in the Belle Époque style.
Venice is one of the most beautiful places in the world to visit. Located in a lagoon, its compact streets seem unaltered for 600 years. Get around by vaporetti or private water taxi or take a ride in a gondola, the epitome of Venetian romance. Enjoy all the views of Piazza San Marco, including the Basilica, the Bell Tower, and the Doge’s Palace.
Where to stay in Venice
After a hard day of sightseeing, retreat to one of the best luxury hotels on the Venetian lagoon. The Cipriani is located on the small island of La Giudecca, minutes from St. Mark’s Basilica by water taxi. Relax in the gardens, cool off in the pool and enjoy views of Venice as the sun sets over the city skyline.
Florence is truly an art lover’s paradise, but when it has been filled with world-class art galleries, murals, the Bargello Museum and the Galleria del’Accademia, there is still more to enjoy. The cobbled streets and squares hide medieval towers, fountains, monuments and countless churches. The Duomo is the square of resistance with its magnificent dome, baptistery and bell tower.
Where to stay in Florence
The beautiful medieval monastery converted into Villa San Michele is sure to appeal. With a facade designed by Michelangelo, this luxury hotel in Florence is surrounded by parks and forests and has views of the city from its unique hillside location.