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.

Next to the Colosseum lie the remains of the ancient gladiators’ barracks and training grounds.

If you’re looking for an up-close look at history in the Renaissance city of Siena, there’s no better place to lay your head than at this gem of a hotel, set in a 17th-century Baroque palace called Palazzo Gori Pannilini, originally built by Chigi Pope Alexander VII.

Boomerang offers private or group travel itineraries on a variety of boats.

Just steps from Piazza del Popolo, this 32-room boutique hotel, housed in a 19th century palazzo, is outfitted with tasteful antique reproductions, rich fabric in gold tones and neutrals, and marble accents.

Contemporary rooms steps from the Peggy Guggenheim Collection and the galleries of Dorsoduro.

Flowers are the theme at this cliffside, 150-year-old villa hidden behind vines of bougainvillea along Positano’s main drag.

A former house of Napoleon III’s widow, Empress Eugénie, now a boutique hotel that overlooks the city center.

A 15-room estate with canopy beds, stone fireplaces, and pasta-making classes.

Casta Diva Resort, a new hotel on the shores of Lake Como that was recently opened in an early-19th-century palace. Staying at Casta Diva is like being in your second home-from the impeccably furnished salons to the bedrooms, each with a balcony.

A 300-label wine cellar and a new Mediterranean rooftop restaurant, plus 171 rooms, in a 15-century palace near the Ponte Vecchio.