Hotels in Italy

Opened in June 2004, Alle Meraviglie could not have a more appropriate name (roughly translated, it means “of wonders”).

This 15th-century villa holds an 800-year-old family archive.

This charming spot is sing-out-loud gorgeous, and in its mellow atmosphere, we felt like we were staying at a chic friend’s house.

Only a two-minute walk from the Ponte Vecchio, the 74-room Gallery Hotel Art is popular with members of the fashion industry thanks to its stylish interiors by local designer Michele Bönan.

Small and luxurious, with Neoclassical overtones, this early-20th-century villa—on a side street on patrician Quirinal Hill—is also refined and subtle: a small brass plaque and bell are all that distinguish it from its neighbors.


Guests should expect to be lulled to sleep by the opera-singing gondoliers on the nearby canal. This hidden gem of a hotel, accessible by gondola, is a favorite among privacy-seeking celebs attending the Venice Film Festival.

The 15 modern and airy rooms overlook a quiet street on the outskirts of the historic center. Check out the hotel’s vast collection of Trieste-themed novels, including works by native writer Paolo Rumiz.

Housed in a classic Florentine palace dating from the 15th century, this iconic hotel is situated within a six-minute walk of the Duomo, Galleria degli Uffizi, and Piazza della Signoria.

Just east of the famous ceramics town of Vietri sul Mare, the Raito’s wide tiled terraces and stately eggshell-colored buildings can be seen looming above the Mediterranean amid citrus and olive groves.

Previously a 15th-century monastery, the exclusive San Domenico Palace Hotel took on its current form in 1896, when the Prince of Cerami added a new Belle Époque wing.

Once a lookout tower to guard against the marauding Saracens, Mezzatorre’s 16th-century, red-painted fortress opened in 1989 as a 20-room hotel on the volcanic Italian island of Ischia, famous for its hot springs.