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Top 5: Luxury Spots to Stay in Italy

by Holly Riddle

May 10, 2022

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Top 5 / Europe

Dreaming of a luxurious escape to Italy? Staying at one of these five hotels will make your trip all the more magical.


Before becoming a Belmond property, this 4,200-acre estate belonged to Italian aristocrats and celebrities. Now, you can stay at the 10th-century former castle in Tuscany and spend your days exploring the Tuscan countryside or simply enjoying all the amenities the property offers, from delicious rustic Italian dining to treatments in the wine cellar-set spa.


Another historic property, Villa San Michele in Florence, dates back to the 15th century, when it served as a medieval monastery. Today, enjoy a stay at the small hotel with its Renaissance vibes and a range of historic and cultural activities and events. Through November, the hotel collaborates with Galleria Continua, adding large-scale art installations to the hotel’s grounds.


This property was the first hotel in Taormina, and is a prime spot to take in the majestic views of Sicily from the shoreline to Mount Etna. Make sure to book a room with a terrace to take full advantage of the spectacular scenery.


On the Amalfi Coast, Caruso hotel sits within a former 11th-century palace. Perched high above the sea, this hotel offers an unprecedented level of access to Italian culture and history, from the artwork on the walls to access to underground tunnel networks filled with Roman archaeological finds.


If Venice calls your name, stay at Cipriani, where you’ll enjoy a fantastic location in St. Mark’s Square, Michelin-starred dining, private gardens and suites outfitted with 18th-century furnishings.


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