Hotels in Italy

An unpretentious hotel in the city center

Lemon-scented gardens and a facade attributed to Michelangelo at a 15th-century hilltop Renaissance villa.

In the mid-19th century, romantic British artists and writers flocked to Florence, and poets Robert and Elizabeth Barrett Browning were among them. In 1847, the couple rented a flat in Piazza San Felice in the Oltrarno, not far from Palazzo Pitti.

The oldest inn in the city, in a rambling, ocher-washed 15th-century palazzo off lively Campo dei Fiori, is as authentically Roman a place to stay as you’ll find in this price range.

In Milan’s residential Città Studi neighborhood, fashion and furnishings designer Christiane Blanchet has spruced up a 1903 villa with her signature Indochine aesthetic.

17th-century palazzo with a courtyard garden.

Five connected historic palaces situated along the Grand Canal, with unsurpassed views of Santa Maria della Salute, the city's iconic 17th-century church.

One of the newest aeries on the cliffs of the Amalfi Coast is Relais Paradiso, opened in 2009 in the quaint village of Vietri sul Mare.

When the Marquis and Marchioness Paterno’ Castello di San Giuliano returned to their ancestral home in Sicily after years abroad, they renovated their villa that had stood empty 100 years.

What began in the 1930’s as a single house rented by future hotel mogul Carlino Cinque is now a bougainvillea-covered, 16-room hotel just 200 steps (albeit vertical) from Positano.

This stylish setting on the Gulf of Naples can be a bit of a scene, which is exactly what makes the centrally located—yet oh-so-tranquil—Capri Tiberio Palace a welcome addition.