Hotels in Italy

Antiques and hand-painted murals accent the 7 unique rooms at this retreat, originally built in the early 13th century. The produce from its extensive gardens goes straight into the on-site restaurant-evidence of Tuscany's farm-to-table trend.

Presiding over a cedar- and grapevine-studded hilltop in Italy’s Piedmont region, this monastery hotel has a Caudalie Vinotherapie spa and a restaurant with an exceptional wine cellar, stocked with Barolos and Barbarescos.

This Florence-based agency has a roster of 100 Tuscan villas. Well-connected owner Veronica Ficcarelli goes out of her way to book drivers, chefs, and cultural experts for her clients. The agency also represents 40 estates in and around Siena.

Perched on the promontory at the edge of town for the best views over the rooftops and up the coastline, this gorgeous old cloister was reportedly founded in 1222 by St. Francis himself.

Set on a prime location along the Grand Canal (but still north of Piazza San Marco, away from the crowds), Ca’ Sagredo Hotel is a landmarked 15th-century palazzo artfully converted into a 42-room hotel.

The recently redone hotel has 142 rooms that mix original Belle Époque accents (plasterwork friezes; Murano glass chandeliers) with contemporary wenge-wood wardrobes.

This 11th-century palace perched 1,056 feet above the Tyrrhenian Sea on a limestone bluff, was once favored by celebrities (Jackie Kennedy, Greta Garbo, Humphrey Bogart). There’s also a heated infinity pool, private gardens, and two restaurants.

At the foot of Venice’s beloved and infamous Rialto Bridge, this watermelon-red hotel embodies classic Venetian opulence.

Turn-of-the-20th-century family-owned hotel overlooking the sea with landscaped grounds, 3 miles from Portofino.

Room to Book: Double Seaviews, for their large windows framing spectacular gulf views.