Hotels in Italy

Situated in the small town of Azzate, this former medieval settlement-turned-hotel has 12 individually designed rooms outfitted with antique touches—Oriental rugs, original marble bathrooms—as well as modern amenities such as flat-screen TVs and complimentary Wi-Fi.

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.

Alongside the bay of Naples, this carefully designed boutique hotel by British owner Michelle Lowe is located on the second floor of a 17th-century palace, with eight rooms constructed from natural wood, linen, and stone—predominantly polished white limestone.

Reminiscent of the Belle Époque, the Boscolo Hotel Palace is housed in an Art Nouveau-influenced structure built in the 1920’s by renowned architect Marcello Piacentini.

Once the headquarters of a steel manufacturer, its rooms are light and spacious and the staff is superb. If you can help it, don’t stay anywhere else.

A favorite of Italian politicians, the ivy-covered Hotel Raphael is located just outside the Piazza Navona, within walking distance of the Pantheon and Spanish Steps.

With its original Art Deco style rooms, a prestigious location on Via Veneto near the Spanish Steps, and suites that recall the splendor of the Dolce Vita, this Belle Époque property continues to be an popular option near many prime Rome sites.

Former home of Robert and Elizabeth Barrett Browning, with a garden overlooking the surrounding countryside.

This Tuscan stone hideaway can sleep up to 12 in cozy interiors complete with beamed ceilings, antique furniture, and oil paintings.

The views are the trump card at Florence’s Hotel Helvetia & Bristol, where all 67 rooms and suites look onto the Renaissance city.

Daniele Kihlgren, philanthropist, entrepreneur, and budding hotelier, is on a mission to save Italy’s forgotten heritage, one inn at a time.

At the 12th-century Castello di Vicarello, hotelier and cookbook author Aurora Baccheschi Berti focuses on the rustic cuisine of Maremma, on Tuscany’s southwest coast.