Lulu has searched high and low for the best in boutique hotels in Italy and found some real gems. From family-friendly destinations tucked away in rolling Italian countryside to the pick of beachside boltholes on the Amalfi Coast, the Chic Retreats collection of boutique hotels in Italy has something for everyone.
So whether you're after a regal mansion in rural Tuscany or the low-down on boutique hotels in Rome, Lulu's pick of the best small boutique hotels in Italy is second to none. Browse our great selection of boutique hotels in Italy to find your perfect Chic Retreat.
If heading to Taormina, Sicily then Hotel Villa Carlotta is the place to stay; a luxury boutique hotel situated in the most panoramic and peaceful area of town, yet right at the heart of the pedestrian area of Taormina. One of Lulu's favourites.
If the stunning views at Hotel Villa Ducale don't seduce you then this typically Sicilian small luxury hotel will. Hotel Villa Ducale is just a few minutes from the historical town centre of Taormina and is one of Lulu's favourite Chic Retreats.
Surrounded by ancient trees and with views across the Mediterranean, the stunning new Monaci delle Terre Nere is a contemporary Chic Retreat on the slopes of Mount Etna, Sicily. The Sunday Times says it is one of the coolest new hotels for 2013 and we agree.
Relais Vedetta is a small boutique hotel in Maremma, southern Tuscany. A deep terracotta red, this stylish chic retreat stands against acres of woodland & olive groves, and inside are just 7 suites, each with a charming & distinctive style.
Villa Cordevigo Wine Relais is a restored villa in the Cavaion Veronese hills just minutes from Lake Garda. This small luxury hotel is surrounded by acres of parkland, olive trees and vineyards.
Chic Houses & Luxury Villas
Good for:a holiday in a restored country house on a 1700-acre estate in Tuscany
Sitting on the borders of Umbria, Villa Aiola enjoys some of the best views in this unspoilt area of Tuscany. The nearby village of San Casciano dei Bagni is just 10 minutes away by car and a rather well-kept secret south of Siena. This little hidden gem which sleeps 11, is a dream for those looking for privacy and luxury in a wonderful setting.
Albergo Villa Casanova is the stunning result of a total transformation of an 18th-century Tuscan farmhouse surrounded by 360 acres of woodland just 10 minutes from Lucca, Tuscany. This new 14 suite boutique hotel has an infinity pool, tennis court and fantastic restaurant.
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Allegra is a magnificent luxury villa just 25 minutes from Siena, Tuscany. With 6 stunning bedrooms and bathrooms, this chic retreat is elegantly furnished with antiques and art and has beautiful views from the pool and across the surrounding countryside.
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Good for:staying in a small luxury hotel in the best shopping street in Florence
Immersed in history, Antica Torre di via Tornabuoni 1 is a 13th-century building situated at the heart of Florence. The charming 22 rooms and suites at this luxury boutique hotel are elegant and refined and the service is discreet and very personal.
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