Italy

Hotels in Italy

This hotel is for people who have been to Florence before and want to get to know the Chianti wine district outside it without sacrificing easy access to the city.

The Prince of Belmonte's hotel (and primary residence) attracts a posh clientele, many of whom address the Prince of Belmonte as “Angelo”.

Check into the 74-room, 19th-century Art Nouveau–style property that's long been the preferred mountain hideaway of Italian A-listers (soccer star Alberto Gilardino and Bond girl Maria Grazia Cucinotta rank among recent guests).

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.

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.

At the eight-room hotel, made up of two country-style houses, you can take art classes on the lawn.

Architects Elisabetta Tovo and Filippo Cornero mix the contemporary and the classic at the one-room inn. Inside the 554-square-foot suite, you’ll find arched doorways, an ebony upright piano, and gilt-framed mirrors hanging on brick walls.

This 11th-century palace perched 1,056 feet above the Tyrrhenian Sea on a limestone bluff, was once favored by celebrities (Jackie Kennedy, Greta Garbo, Humphrey Bogart). There’s also a heated infinity pool, private gardens, and two restaurants.

One of the few modern hotels in the area, the Matteo Thun–designed Terme Merano has a funky lobby decorated with electric-red leather chairs and gold-plated faux taxidermy.