Italy

Hotels in Italy

Named for the Italian Renaissance architect and engineer Filippo Brunelleschi, this historic property in the heart of Florence occupies the Byzantine Pagliazza Tower.

A charming 18th-century villa amid olive and almond groves. The owners— husband and wife Ron and Lesley Simon—restored the property to its former splendor, with four antiques-filled rooms.

A temple to feng shui, renewable energy, and biodynamic agriculture.

Nothing beats Le Sirenuse for traditional, dignified luxury.

It’s a canal-side palazzo with a twist: Each of the 50 rooms in the 19th-century monastery turned merchant’s residence—located on one of the best spots on the Grand Canal—forsakes traditional grandeur for a design-forward sensibility, thanks to bleached-wood floors and sinuous, vibrantly hued sof

Ensconced in the hills above Paestum is Il Cannito, a four-room bed-and-breakfast opened in 2006 by Anna Maria Barlotti Gorga, a fiftysomething chef from the area.

Call it a kind of pastoral demonstration project: parts of the property are used to raise endangered breeds of livestock, while others yield sustainably harvested wood for heating.

Originally built as the Hotel de la Paix (Hotel of Peace) for Italy’s National Exhibition of 1891, this Art Nouveau landmark is one of Palermo’s oldest hotels. Situated in the commercial center, the hotel is sandwiched between the Giardino Inglese (English Garden) and the Villa Trabia park.

A patrician villa that retains the charm of a private residence. Divers will love the sea life in the marine preserve nearby. 

Room to Book: Superior Sea View rooms, with French balcony and Deluxe Sea View rooms, with terrace or balcony

In an area known for tradition, this cliffside hotel in Praiano displays a surprising amount of modern design.