From the snowy peaks of the Dolomites to the sun-drenched beaches of Sicily, Italy weaves through tranquil farmland, mesmerising coastlines and a wealth of history. For city breaks Rome has its monuments, Venice its cinematic canals and Naples its out-of-this-world pizza, but away from these cosmopolitan hubs, rural life is just as postcard-worthy. Head inland for a taste of classic Italy peppered with boutique hotels, zhuzhed-up rural kitchens and sparkling infinity pools.

Destinations in Italy

Rome Hotels
Homeland of the ancients, Rome brims with historical ruins and intrigue. Curious travellers could spend days here flitting from Renaissance chapels to splashing centuries-old fountains, before cosying up in boutique hotels and luxury suites.
Tuscany Hotels
When it comes to postcard-perfect loveliness, Tuscany’s mist-softened hills and red-roofed villages are second to none. The region’s cities are just as enticing: expect revamped farmhouses, elegant urban boltholes and pool-blessed palazzos.
Sicily Hotels
A sun-blessed destination for seaside frolics, Sicily is an island of undisputed beauty. Unspoilt beaches, time-stood-still villages and the dramatic antics of Mount Etna are just some of its alluring charms.
Puglia Hotels
Tucked between the Adriatic and Ionian Seas, Puglia is a land of thriving olive groves, golden beaches and ancient villages. Today, medieval palaces and rustic farmhouses play host to boutique retreats and spa hideaways set in gentle rolling plains.
Sardinia Hotels
Just off Italy’s west coast, Sardinia is a haven for sun-and-sand lovers. The island’s Mediterranean legacy – limestone towns, neolithic artefacts and hearty cuisine – ensures there’s a lot more to explore beyond glitzy Costa Smeralda’s picturesque coves.
Umbria Hotels
Laced with olive groves and vineyards, Umbria is the green heart of the country. From the mountains of Perugia to the hilltop town of Orvieto, this is Italy at its traditional best, where truffle-hungry foodies flock for a taste of nonna’s cooking.
Veneto Hotels
From the foothills of the Alps to Venice’s scintillating lagoon, a stay here is all about romance. Veneto’s luxury villas, art-inspired hotels and canalside boltholes have much to enthrall.
Campania Hotels
Quintessentially Italian, Campania has magnificent palaces, awe-inspiring vistas and game-changing pizzas in droves. Away from the hustle and bustle of Naples’ vivacious streets, Sorrento and the Amalfi Coast beckon seductively.
Lazio Hotels
Packed with spectacular art, culture, shopping and food, underrated Lazio begs to be explored. Homeland of the ancients, Rome brims with historical ruins and intrigue, with beaches, cliffs and untouched coves just a day trip away.



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Argentario Golf Resort & Spa is unlike any other luxury hotel in the Maremma, Tuscany. This stunning contemporary hotel has been created using local stone, wood and glass to create a masterpiece of design.


Exceptional service, luxury and indulgence are just a few highlights that a stay in the medieval village Il Borro offers you. Choose between one of the magnificent suites, farmhouses or historic villas and enjoy one of the many activities on offer during your stay in Tuscany.

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Castello Banfi il Borgo is a luxury boutique hotel on an award-winning winery & vineyard in Brunello, Tuscany. At stay here is all about fine wine and great food in a stunning castle setting where you can relax by the pool or enjoy some pampering in the spa.

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You couldn't find a luxury hotel closer to the Duomo in Florence than Palazzo Niccolini if you tried!  Owners Filippo and Ginevra Niccolini di Camugliano have recently renovated the palazzo transforming it into one of the loveliest historical boutique hotels in the centre of Florence. The area surrounding the Duomo has become a pedestrian zone making it one of the quietest and cleanest locations in the city.  


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