Italy

Hotels in Italy

Whatever your style and travel budget, you will find hotels in Italy that suit your needs—from exclusive beach resorts to modest bed & breakfasts. Italians are famous for their hospitality and visitors will feel welcome whether traveling alone, as a couple or with children. (Italians love bambini!) There are many famous and historic Italy hotels, which have hosted celebrities, royalty, fashion designers and famous artists and writers. Visitors who want to stay in hotels in Italy that have a storied past should try the Hassler in Rome, where Grace Kelly honeymooned, or the Gritti Palace in Venice, a favorite of Peggy Guggenheim, Elizabeth Taylor, and Ernest Hemingway. (Hemingway notoriously played a midnight game of baseball in the lobby.) Travelers looking for more rustic charm can rent a trulli beach bungalow in Puglia or stay in a 17th-century convent like the Monastero Santa Rosa Hotel on the Amalfi Coast. For a complete list of the best hotels in Italy see the Travel + Leisure list below.

Vittorio Dalla Rosa Prati welcomes guests to his 14th-century hotel, a period-furnished seven-room guesthouse that overlooks the city's 900-year-old cathedral.

Marble-clad hotel with Turkish baths in its fitness center. 

Room to Book: Deluxe suite with a large inviting sitting room in warm wood tones.

Doubles from $400.

Guest seeking privacy and discretion book one of the five rooms at this restored private townhouse. Located a few steps from Piazza di Spagna in an exclusive corner of Rome, this hideaway is dressed with hardwood floors, gilded mirrors, antique pieces, and crisp white linens.

This former 18th-century convent—recently made over by the Stein Group—has 29 simple, chic rooms and makes a nice base from which to explore the coast.

A 16th-century folly designed and frescoed by Dario Varotari, a pupil of painter Paolo Veronese.

Art-filled Mediterranean hotel in Anacapri with the 10,800-square-foot Capri Beauty Farm, one of Italy's best spas.

Room to Book: Couples enjoy the Deluxe Seaside rooms, while families may prefer a Double Deluxe Pool and Garden Deluxe, with views of Monte Solaro.

Formerly Palazzo Sasso

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

The rental agency represents an extraordinary selection of restored farmhouses, convents, and apartments at rates from $885 a week.

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.