Hotels in Italy
Belmond Hotel Splendido and Belmond Splendido Mar...
Belmond Hotel Splendido and Belmond Splendido Mar...With just the right blend of beauty, style, comfort and service this extraordinary hotel, that opened its doors in 1901, will welcome you just as it has a long list of illustrious guests that includes Lauren Bacall, Humphrey Bogart, Elizabeth Taylor, Richard Burton, Clark Gable and Ava Gardner. Hotel Splendido boasts 64 rooms and Suites, all of them splendidly furnished and many with private, panoramic terraces. An additional 16 rooms and Suites, most with a balcony or terrace, are found at the Splendido Mare, right in the heart of Portofino facing onto the fabled Piazzetta and the harbor. A complimentary shuttle service connects the two hotels - a three-minute ride. Guestrooms are delicately furnished and decorated in light Mediterranean pastels for a bright and airy feel. Some of them have views facing the sea and harbor while others enjoy a village view from their windows, balconies or terraces. All bathrooms feature separate toilet, separate shower cubicles, bathtub and double vanity basins. Particularly spacious are the double rooms with balcony, some of which are decorated with magical fresco paintings by local artists of scenes from around Portofino. Several of the Deluxe Junior Suites have two private terraces equipped with sun-beds, table and chairs. La Terrazza offers gourmet dining on an open-air terrace with breathtaking views over Portofino bay and the Tigullian gulf. The cuisine exalts local traditions -- fresh fish, homemade pasta and lots of local aromatic herbs are the stars here. Lunch by the swimming pool features buffet-style appetizers, brick oven pizza and a salad bar. The Piano Bar serves delicious cocktails on the patio or by the pool. And you'll feel like a certified member of the jet-set when you eat at the Chuflay Restaurant at the Splendido Mare, the perfect spot for people-watching and to experience Ligurian cuisine at its best. There's a heated, saltwater swimming pool and a tennis court on the property where you can sign up for a lesson or two if you wish. Spa and beauty treatments at the Splendido Wellness Centre include yoga and Pilates courses. The hotel's own motor boat, a Chris-Craft Corsair 36, is available for romantic, sunset Champagne cruises while olive oil tasting classes are often held on the hotel terrace during the day.
1711 Ti Sana Detox Retreat & Spa
1711 Ti Sana Detox Retreat & Spa1711 Ti Sana Detox Retreat & Spa is located in a wonderful natural setting on the banks of the Adda river, not far from Milan, Bergamo and Lake Como. Having just celebrated its 300th birthday and undergone an extensive restoration, the retreat is proud to have won the prestigious 2012 World Luxury Spa Award in the medical and wellness category. The hotelÃ¢Â€Â™s 22 splendid guestrooms and Suites are characterized by a contemporary and elegant design, enhanced by a careful choice of illumination and chromatic solutions. Each spacious room has its own private entrance and is equipped with the most up-to-date amenities such as free Wi-Fi, mini-bar and satellite TV. Marble, glass and stone clad bathrooms are essential but luxurious, and are fitted out with terry cloth robes and slippers so guests can relax as if they were at home. FoodLab, the retreat's restaurant, boasts a young, female chef who apprenticed at Milan's Michelin-starred Joia. Here she learned many delicious vegetarian recipes that utilize organic ingredients grown right on the property. Her goal is to promote a diet in harmony with nature, in which no living creature is killed. Neither do eggs or dairy products appear on the menu so that guests are completely detoxified and purified during their stay at Ti Sana. In summer, al fresco meals are served in the central courtyard where candlelight flickering off the rough stone walls makes for a romantic (and healthy) evening meal. The Ti Sana Spa is the ideal place to regenerate body and mind with an impressive range of relaxing and wellness rituals inspired by the Orient, along with the latest hi-tech beauty treatments where only natural products are used. The spa also offers a complete array of saline baths, saunas, Turkish baths and various detox programs like the Juice Detox, the Energy Lifestyle and the Fresh Lifestyle. Medical consultations, nutritional support and personal training sessions are available on-request.
Adler Dolomiti Spa Resort
Adler Dolomiti Spa ResortThe stylish 5-star Adler Dolomiti Spa & Sport Resort in Ortisei is centrally located in the heart of the gorgeous natural backdrop of the Dolomites, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. This historic resort is perfect for a natural holiday experience all year round; well away from the daily routine, and with a wide range of leisure activities: guided hiking excursions in summer and both cross-country and downhill skiing in wintertime. The rooms and Suites of the Adler Resort are a symbiosis of modern and traditional architecture. Decorated with warm colors and local wood, they create a snug atmosphere for fine living and harmonious well-being. All the plush double and single rooms are furnished to a high standard, and boast a spacious bathroom with a bathtub and a sunny balcony where you can enjoy a splendid view of the mountains. The resort offers a healthy and delicious gourmet cuisine that blends lighter Mediterranean fare with the traditional dishes of the South Tyrol. Start your day with a hearty wellness breakfast buffet in the morning and end it with an exquisite a la carte gourmet dinner. The Adler Cocktail Bar provides an elegant atmosphere in which to enjoy delicious cocktails and over 300 select wines that come directly from the Adler cellars. The renowned Adler Spa offers typical South Tyrolean beauty treatments like hay baths and massages with mountain plant essences, while the Aguana Water World features indoor and outdoor pools, salt water baths, relaxation areas and saunas -- over two acres of grounds where you can experience the curative powers of the Dolomites water against the backdrop of the world's most beautiful mountains.
Adler Thermae Spa & Relax Resort
Adler Thermae Spa & Relax ResortThe 5-star Adler Thermae Spa & Relax Resort is located on the site of a former travertine quarry in Bagni Vignoni, a Tuscan village whose thermal waters have curative powers prized since the time of the ancient Etruscans and Romans. Adler Resort continues this millennial spa tradition, combined with modern luxury in a beautiful natural setting. Ninety spacious, bright guestrooms and Suites are arranged to highlight the resort's relaxing atmosphere, all of them boasting a terrace or balcony with a fantastic, panoramic view of the Orcia Valley. They are equipped with a mini-bar, ADSL Internet access, hairdryer, in-room safe and a bathroom with tub and separate shower. Bio-light, healthy, Tuscan spa cuisine is the specialty of the Starlight Roof Restaurant where you can savor freshly prepared culinary delights in an idyllic, outdoor setting. The Osteria serves tasty appetizers, crispy salads and dishes such as grilled fish or meat, while the In Vino Veritas wine cellar has outstanding wines from local vineyards. Start your day with a hearty wellness breakfast buffet in the morning and end it with an after-dinner drink in the Cocktail Bar. The curative properties of Bagni Vignoni's thermal waters are put to effective use in various beneficial treatments like Watsu, Aqua Tonic and underwater massage. Spa treatments range from the Artemisia herbal steam sauna with organic, Tuscan herbs to Far Eastern health treatments and modern vital-aging therapies under medical supervision. The resort also has indoor and outdoor pools, spacious outdoor relaxation areas, a fully-equipped fitness center and the brand new, 8 1/2 mile Adler running course. Special activities for children ages four years and up are offered in the AKI Kids Club.
AgrisalottoAgrisalotto is a refined, eco-friendly farmhouse in the heart of Tuscany, tucked away in a green valley in the Valdichiana. Hosted in a recently restored 18th century country house, it is a real oasis of peace and tranquility not far from Cortona. Warm colors and rustic but elegant antique furniture characterize the five guestrooms and apartments, each of them featuring a fully equipped kitchen and special details that differentiate them from one another. They all boast a panoramic view of the valley and a private gazebo adorned with delicate climbing plants where you can spend a relaxing afternoon. Owners Dimitri and Simonetta will welcome you to the informal and intimate Agrisalotto restaurant where you can relish the traditional, genuine flavors of the region, accompanied by wines produced on the property. The menu features seasonal dishes made with organic ingredients and carefully chosen meats, including the area's famous Chianina beef. All of the pastas are homemade and the extra-virgin olive oil used is entirely produced on site. The property offers a modern swimming pool, 1.5 acres of gardens, a vineyard, a fruit orchard and a vegetable garden, making it the perfect place to relax and enjoy the beauty of nature.
B&B - Upscale
Albergo al Cappello Rosso
Albergo al Cappello RossoDating back to 1375, Al Cappello Rosso is one of Bologna's oldest boutique hotels. It combines 600 years of hospitality with modern facilities to ensure a pleasant stay next to Piazza Maggiore - the city's main square. All guestrooms come with free Wi-Fi and an TV. Each one has a kettle with a selection of tea and coffee, a minibar and air conditioning. Some guestrooms have been designed by artists and stage designers. Breakfast is a sweet and savory buffet including gluten-free and organic options. The Osteria del Cappello restaurant is open both for lunch and dinner and prepares local and classic Italian specialties. The lobby features comfortable sofas and a free internet point.
Albergo CastiglioneThe Albergo Castiglione is located in the beautiful Langhe area, in the midst of the vineyards that produce the famous Moscato d'Asti wine, just a few miles from Alba and Asti. This family-run hotel is housed in a meticulously restored property, and is truly a peaceful oasis in the heart of the Langhe. The 11 tastefully furnished and fully equipped guestrooms (Standard, Classic, Executive, Superior and apartments) are designed to offer the maximum comfort. Rooms are furnished in a classic style that reflects careful attention to detail. Some feature a balcony overlooking the vineyards, and the Superior and Executive rooms have free Wi-Fi. The three apartments, designed as cozy, independent residences, are located in a new, modern dependence called Casa nelle Vigne (House in the Vineyard). Only 100 yards from the hotel is the Osteria Verderame, serving traditional cuisine of the Langhe. The hotel also has a sunny terrace that offers stunning views of the surrounding landscape, the vineyards and the distant Alps. La Castagna, the hotel's relaxation zone, includes a panoramic, free-form swimming pool, solarium, sauna and Turkish bath.
Albergo CesariAlbergo Cesari is situated in the heart of the Eternal City, on a quiet street next to the ruins of Hadrian's Temple and the Pantheon. The building is housed in a renovated, 17th century building and furnished with functional modern pieces, but still maintains an old-world charm. The interiors are characterized by cream-colored walls, embellished with old prints of Rome. The 47 comfortable guestrooms, 10 of which are Superior, offer welcoming spaces that blend modern and classical styles. The Classic rooms are supplied with modern amenities and refined furniture in tune with the character of the building, while the spacious Superior rooms feature period pieces, precious draperies and elegant details. Some bathrooms come with a tub-and-shower combination. A large, beautiful rooftop terrace, where guests can have breakfast or enjoy an after-dinner drink, is an added perk in the very center of historic Rome.
Albergo del Senato
Albergo del SenatoThe charming Albergo del Senato has one of the most enviable positions in Rome. It faces the famous Pantheon, the ancient, domed temple built by Hadrian in 126 A.D. The unique location of this hotel puts it within walking distance of RomeÃ¢Â€Â™s most popular sites: Piazza Navona, the Trevi Fountain and the Spanish Steps. Designed in the 19th century by the talented Italian architect Gaetano Koch, all 56 soundproof rooms and Suites have been recently renovated with modern comforts like a writing desk, safe deposit box and up-to-date technology including satellite TV, air conditioning and free Wi-Fi internet access. The Suites offer separate sleeping and seating areas, as well as an especially large and luxurious bathroom. Suite Seminario is ornately decorated with an original Renaissance fresco on the ceiling that was revealed during recent restoration works. Penthouse Suites are located on the top floor of the hotel and each boasts a small private terrace with a view of the Pantheon. The Albergo del Senato has an elegant breakfast room and a beautiful rooftop terrace where you can enjoy a panoramic view of the Pantheon as you sip a glass of Italian wine.
Albergo del Sole al Pantheon
Albergo del Sole al PantheonThe Hotel Sole al Pantheon is blessed with prime location in front of the Pantheon in the charming Piazza della Rotonda and close to Piazza Navona, the Trevi Fountain, and the Spanish Steps. Dating from 1467 and called the 'Ram Inn,' the hotel evolved into Albergo del Sole, an exclusive and intimate hotel far from the city's chaos. Quality, courtesy, efficiency and helpfulness are the key-words of the hotel. All guest rooms have high ceilings, antique furniture, desks made from the local Peperino dark green stone, and beds with canopies. Bathrooms have marble sink ledges, marble-edged infinity mirrors, and jacuzzi tubs with power showers. Rooms also feature private Jacuzzi tub, hairdryer, satellite TV, pay-tv system, AM/FM radio, mini bar, air conditioning, direct dial-phone and safety box.
Albergo PietrasantaAlbergo Pietrasanta is situated in the 17th century Palazzo Barsanti Bonetti, only a few steps from the Pietrasanta's cathedral and medieval town square. A lovely veranda facing a garden of centuries-old palm trees connects the hotel's two sections. This luxurious boutique hotel has 19 non-smoking guestrooms and Suites, all with beautiful marble bathrooms, air-conditioning, satellite TV and Wi-Fi Internet connection. Each room features a different dÃƒÂ©cor, yet a soothing homogeny pervades. They are classically furnished and extra touches such as vases of fresh flowers, bowls of fruit and books add a personal touch. A very special characteristic of the Albergo Pietrasanta is its extraordinary modern art collection that provides a significant overview of Italian art from the mid-20th century to today. Fontana, Schifano, Manzoni, Accardi, Boetti and De Dominicis are just some of the artists you can admire in the guestrooms and the hotel's public areas. They make a fascinating contrast to the palace's original 18th century frescoes. Breakfast is served in the pretty conservatory or in the sunlit courtyard. The courtyard bar is open 24-hours a day, and serves a selection of cocktails and light meals. With a well-equipped gym and a Turkish bath, this impeccably-run boutique hotel is close to the sea, the mountains and Tuscany's many historic sights. It makes the perfect base for an unforgettable Italian vacation.
Albergo Quattro Fontane
Albergo Quattro FontaneAlbergo Quattro Fontane is a complex that is made up of three villas surrounded by beautiful gardens. The style is original for Venice and closely parallels Northern Europe's countryside villas. White painted walls, dark wooden balconies, and convenient shutters give the hotel a look that stands out from the rest. Embracing Mother Nature, Albergo Quattro Fontane perfectly recreates the sweet smell of country flowers, the relaxing sound that comes from the flow of fountains, and the simple life - one without a single care or worry. Rooms vary in size from medium to large and a good number boast balconies with amazing views of the landscape. Cozy rugs adorn the floors and eye-catching antiques decorate the interiors of the rooms and the hallways. All of the rooms are also equipped with all the modern comforts. Albergo Quattro Fontane is located just a few steps away from the beach and about 10 minutes away from San Marco square by boat. The spacious hotel restaurant is located on the ground floor and contains a 15th century fireplace, chessboard style floors, and colorful red clothed tables. During Italy's warmer seasons, dining is recommended in the gardens at candlelight for an intimate romantic experience. The restaurant's cuisine, especially the delicious local specialities, are some of the most popular in the area.
Albergo Villa Marta
Albergo Villa MartaVilla Marta, a former hunting lodge now transformed into an elegant 4-star country resort, is located in the verdant countryside only a couple of miles from Lucca. Thanks to its position in the very heart of Tuscany, this oasis of peace and calm represents the perfect starting point for your day trips around the region. The 15 guestrooms at Villa Marta are equipped with the most modern amenities, but they still maintain that relaxed and romantic atmosphere of the times past. They are decorated with antique furniture and pastel colors to recall the property's rustic past. Botton d'Oro Restaurant is one of the area's hidden gems. The chef follows the rules of Tuscan cuisine by respecting the original flavors of the old recipes that have been handed down for generations. With its typical recipes, local wines and love of tradition, the restaurant is famous for leaving diners with the desire to come back again as soon as possible! The villa's swimming pool is situated to allow guests to enjoy the green of Lucca's beautiful countryside while taking a relaxing swim. Beside the pool, there is a lounge bar serving aperitifs and snacks.
Aldrovandi Villa Borghese