Hotels in Italy

Formerly Lungarno Suites

A farmhouse in nearby Assisi, with simple rooms and extraordinary food.

This affordable hotel offers 10 opulent rooms with Murano glass chandeliers and wood-beamed ceilings. The best part, the property is only a 15-minute walk from Piazza San Marco.

A 16th-century country estate with 13 guest rooms; all have vaulted ceilings and cast-iron bed frames.

In 2002, transplanted Scottish restaurateurs David and Catherine Gardner discovered a ruin in Chianti and turned it into the wisteria-covered Villa Bordoni.

The 178-room Hotel Excelsior, on the Venetian island of Lido, first opened in 1908, and has remained one of Italy’s top-notch luxury hotels for more than a century.

The Argentario Peninsula of Tuscany is one of the Italy’s best-hidden secrets.

Perhaps the most romantic of all in Tuscany even the name of it—Castiglioncello del Trinoro—sounds like a dream. Imagine an ancient stone hamlet (current population 11) on a two-thousand-foot hilltop, overlooking the least-changed valley in Tuscany with a volcano on the other side.

This peaceful villa high on a hill, in the heart of Chianti, is a luxurious romantic home-away-from-home while you explore the castle and villa-filled hills of Tuscany’s most romanticized region. A half-hour drive from Florence, and a bit more from Siena, it is the perfect non-city base.

In Italy’s most romantic city —after Venice of course— is a palace that is two centuries newer than Brunelleschi’s Florentine masterpiece. This seventeenth-century aristocratic residence was built as a wedding gift from Pope Alexander VII to his niece. Humble.

The St. Regis Hotel on the shore of the Arno River, was originally a family palace designed by Filippo Bruneschelli, the celebrated Renaissance architect of the Duomo. The hotel succeeds in recapturing the Medici glory of the fifteenth century.

Truly legendary, having hosted the likes of Jackie Onassis, Il Pellicano boasts one of the most spectacular locations on the Mediterranean Sea.

In a world of its own. You literally and uniquely insert yourself into the life of the living twelfth-century stone hamlet of Castiglioncello del Trinoro.