Hotels in Italy

Five hundred and seventy acres on Sicily’s southwestern coast have been shaped into a golf resort with the subtle, undeniable luxury we’ve come to expect from the Rocco Forte Collection. Every room has an unencumbered sea view (a non-putter might never know there are two 18-hole courses).

Quiet inn minutes from central Lucca.

The mansion of an aristocratic family in the 19th century (and, during World War II, Benito Mussolini), Grand Hotel a Villa Feltrinelli resembles a private country manor. Its 21 suites pay homage to the Feltrinellis, with more than a thousand of their paintings and antiques on display.

This magnificent grande dame of a hotel is the premier resort on Capri, with 55 rooms and suites that offer sweeping postcard views over the Bay of Naples, the hotel gardens, or the volcanic isle of Ischia.

This property was once owned by Castruccio Castracani (the Luccan general said to have been the model for Machiavelli's ideal prince).

Boomerang offers private or group travel itineraries on a variety of boats.

Just steps from Piazza del Popolo, this 32-room boutique hotel, housed in a 19th century palazzo, is outfitted with tasteful antique reproductions, rich fabric in gold tones and neutrals, and marble accents.

The Hotel: Like the home of an exotic world traveler, this tiny jewel-box of an inn is filled with unusual art, gorgeous textiles, and unique furnishings from far-flung locales like Asia and North Africa.

Flowers are the theme at this cliffside, 150-year-old villa hidden behind vines of bougainvillea along Positano’s main drag.

In the hills south of Montalcino, the 14 rooms and suites at Castello Banfi Il Borgo are Nussbaum's new standard for understated, authentic Tuscan luxury. The hotel was decorated by Italian designer Federico Forquet and overlooks the vineyards of Brunello.

16th-century Medicean villa, the sister property to Lake Como’s historic Villa d’Este.