Hotels in Italy

On a cliff a half-mile from Amalfi, the whitewashed Villa Scarpariello could be your wealthy Italian friend’s private retreat.

Alessandro Bisceglie and Elyssa Bernard's intimate B&B opened in 2001 and is located just a short walk from the Trevi Fountain and Spanish Steps. Eighteen rooms and suites are split between two guesthouses in the quiet Piazza Barberini.

The villa's gardens feature vegetables, fruit trees, roses and peonies, and aromatic herbs.

Three adjoining 19th-century buildings on a cliff overlooking the Bay of Naples and Mount Vesuvius, owned and operated by the same family since 1834 and still containing many original furnishings.

The Residenza Napoleone III, located on bustling Via Condotti, has been fully restored to its 1830's splendor. The hotel offers two apartment options: the Napoleone Suite and the Roof Garden Suite.

Long a jet-set playground, Italy’s Amalfi Coast is still accessible, thanks to a handful of affordable hotels that includes La Rosa dei Venti.

The new B&B is a loftlike hotel in an 18th-century palazzo near the Rialto Bridge. The wood-beamed rooms are edgy, but classic: colorful Kartell lights, Venini vases, and Starck Ghost chairs are paired with antique wooden dressers.

In the middle of town, just up the street from tony Le Sirenuse but at one-fifth the price for a sea-view room, the California is the Amalfi Coast’s best budget find.

The 109-room Grand Hotel Majestic - Già Baglioni exemplifies traditional style: Murano glass chandeliers sprouting from the ceilings, acres of marble, a frescoed palazzo, and corridors you could drive a double-decker bus down.

All 34 minimalist rooms are outfitted with Flos and Groppi light fixtures; beds are dressed in dark blue and bordeaux linens.