Luxury Holidays Italy
Luxury Holidays in Italy offer limitless options. The hustle and bustle of a city break to Milan is in contrast to a relaxing beach holiday along the Amalfi Coast. One of the highlights of an Italian holiday is the fact that it is so easy to get between different parts of the country; this is thanks to Italy’s excellent train service that is fast, efficient and affordable. Hence, a multicentre holiday is definitely something you should consider when visiting Italy.
Best Time to Visit
Italy is such a vast country that is visited for many different reasons, it’s hard to give a single time period in which you definitely have to visit. If you’re after sun whilst you’re away, then the summer months are definitely favourable when you can expect temperatures of between 24°C and 32°C depending on exactly where in Italy you are visiting. If, however, you don’t mind cooler temperatures then Italy can be considered a year round resort; city breaks, in particular, are pleasant during the winter months.
The most popular areas for luxury holidays to Italy include the Lakes, Sicily, Turin, Milan, Sardinia, the Amalfi Coast, the Italian Riviera, Verona, Venice, Florence and Rome.
It’s not all pizza and pasta (well, nearly not all pizza and pasta). The Italians are also proud of the Mediterranean dishes they enjoy which includes lots of breads and oils as well as fresh fruit and vegetable dishes. Those with a sweet tooth will be in for a treat with gelato, tiramisu and panettone aplenty.
History and Culture
Cities such as Rome, Venice and Florence are amongst the most history-rich cities on earth. Sites including the Colosseum, Leaning Tower of Pisa and Saint Mark’s Basilica give you just a flavour of what Italy has to offer.
Things to Do
- Enjoy regional wine tasting and cookery classes.
- Visit the huge array of historical sites.
- Explore Venice’s waterways by Gondola.
- Take an escorted tour hike of the Italian Mountains.
- Enjoy the Italian Riviera’s incredible coastline.
Recommended Hotels in Italy
Monastero Santa Rose Hotel
When the sun sets behind the Amalfi Coast’s Lattari Mountains and day turns to night along Conca dei Marini, gaze your eyes up from the Bay of Salerno to find a glow – “a superb vision which hov...
Vigilius Mountain Resort
The five star vigilius mountain resort is elegantly embedded in the surrounding landscape of the car-free Vigiljoch in South Tyrol. Accessible by cable car within a few minutes from the village of Lan...
Villa TreVille is the historic home that belonged to Franco Zeffirelli. The estate, located on a private stretch of the Amalfi Coast overlooking the clear waters of Positano, has today become an exclu...
Belmond Hotel Caruso
-Amalfi Coast, Italy 50 bedrooms
Exquisite and sumptuous hotel overlooking the Amalfi Coast
Originally opened as The Pensione Belvedere in 1893, and beloved of, amongst others, Virginia Woolf, the Bloomsbury Group and King Farouk, t...
Belmond Hotel Cipriani
-Venice, Italy 95 bedrooms
A world famous exclusive retreat in beautiful tranquil gardens
The exclusive Belmond Hotel Cipriani is set amid beautiful gardens on the tip of Giudecca Island and boasts simply stunning views. It ...
-Tuscany, Italy 75 bedrooms
Stunning medieval setting for gourmands. In a stunning setting in 4 hectares of grounds in the Tuscan countryside, 23km from Siena, stands the 11th century village of Monastero dell’Ombrone, whe...
Castello del Nero Hotel
-Tuscany, Italy 50 bedrooms
Exclusive luxury in the Tuscan hills. Castello del Nero Hotel and Spa is a luxury modern-day sanctuary; 30km from the historic city of Florence and 35km from Siena, it is surrounded by 700 acres of ty...
Castello di Spaltenna
-Tuscany, Italy 37 bedrooms
A gastronomic delight in the heart of Tuscany. Castello di Spaltenna is situated 30km from Siena and 60km from Florence in the ancient hamlet of Spaltenna which consists of a castle, a church and a sm...
-Rome, Italy 121 bedrooms
In the heart of the city, close to Via Veneto, the Spanish Steps and the Borghese Gardens – the Hotel Eden has been a Kirker favourite for 30 years, and is arguably Rome’s greatest, tradit...
Escalus Luxury Suites
-Verona, Italy 10 bedrooms
A brand new, all suite, boutique hotel located right in the heart of beautiful Verona, a few steps from the Arena.
Escalus has just ten extremely spacious suites which create the atmosphere of stylis...
-Rome, Italy 316 bedrooms
Located on the Via Veneto, The Excelsior, after a recent renovation, is once again one of the city’s finest hotels.
It is lavishly furnished throughout: the elegant lounges hav...
Four Seasons Milan
-Milan, Italy 118 bedrooms
This former 15th Century monastery has been converted into a stylish hotel that entirely complements the fashionable location: on the exclusive Via Gesu, close to all those expensive designer shops an...
-Turin, Italy 195 bedrooms
Turin's first deluxe hotel opened in 2006 in time for the Winter Olympics and boasts an excellent location, close to the Piazza San Carlo with its Belle Époque grand cafes. Behind a modern ston...
Grand Hotel De La Minerve
-Rome, Italy 135 bedrooms
This fine hotel has one of the best locations in Rome: in the heart of the historical city centre, overlooking the 2,000 year old Roman Pantheon and just five minutes' walk from the Piazza Navona and ...
Grand Hotel Fasano, Lake Garda
-Italian Lakes, Italy 75 bedrooms
Sophistication with a regal history. Grand Hotel Fasano & Villa Principe are beautifully set in tranquil parkland right on the lake shore in Gardone Riviera, a sophisticated resort popular with ro...
Grand Hotel Gardone Riviera, Lake Garda
-Italian Lakes, Italy 167 bedrooms
For a holiday on Lake Garda, this lovely hotel is an ideal choice – it sits right on the edge of the lake.
The 167 rooms are either double rooms (photo) or larger junior suites, all with...
-Sorrento, Italy 106 bedrooms
One of Sorrento’s best loved hotels. Grand Hotel Ambasciatori is close to Sorrento’s lively main square and is a prestigious and very professionally run hotel which entices guests back yea...
Hotel Continental, Lake Garda
-Italian Lakes, Italy 57 bedrooms
Panoramic lake views in a central yet tranquil location. Situated on the shores of Lake Garda and set in the very centre of the small historic town of Sirmione Sul Garda, Hotel Continental enjoys a pi...
-Amalfi Coast, Italy 53 bedrooms
Dramatic location and breathtaking views. Perched dramatically on a cliff at the top of Amalfi is the site of a 12th century monastery, Grand Hotel Convento di Amalfi, overlooking the world-famous vie...
Hotel De La Ville
-Sorrento, Italy 120 bedrooms
Splendid views and enviable cuisine. A short stroll from the historic old town of Sorrento and with splendid views over the Bay of Naples, this traditional hotel, envied for its delicious cuisine, is ...
Hotel Excelsior Vittoria
-Sorrento, Italy 98 bedrooms
Elegant and sophisticated. The most famous hotel in Sorrento, the Edwardian Grand Hotel Excelsior Vittoria (established 1834), perches on a secluded cliff-side in five acres of private gardens near to...
Hotel Majestic, Lake Maggiore
-Italian Lakes, Italy 99 bedrooms
Belle Epoque sophistication by the lakeside. Located in Verbania, just a few minutes’ walk from Pallanza, Grand Hotel Majestic provides an oasis of tranquillity with magnificent sweeping views o...
-Florence, Italy 102 bedrooms
The prestigious Grand Hotel Minerva, beautifully restored by the architects Edoardo Detti and Carlo Scarpa in the 1960’s, offers a warm and welcoming atmosphere and is ideally located in the cen...
Hotel San Rocco, Lake Orta
-Italian Lakes, Italy 80 bedrooms
Excellent hospitality in a magical location. Surrounded by ancient monastery walls, the historic Hotel San Rocco is located right on the shore of magical Lake Orta with the village of Orta San Giulio ...
-Florence, Italy 45 bedrooms
Il Salviatino, a beautiful privately-owned Renaissance villa dating back to the 15th Century opened its doors to guests in April 2009 and is set to quickly establish itself as one of Florence’s ...
Lefay Resort & Spa, Lake Garda
-Italian Lakes, Italy 90 bedrooms
Breathtaking views over Lake Garda await. Set high on the hillside above Lake Garda in the splendid Upper Garda Park, enjoying breathtaking views, this luxurious retreat prides itself on its eco-susta...
-Rome, Italy 85 bedrooms
Located on via Flavia, five minutes’ walk from via Veneto, this welcoming 4 star hotel offers comfortable accommodation and value for money.
The highlight of a stay at Marcella Roya...
Park Hotel Villa Grazioli
-Rome, Italy 58 bedrooms
The Villa was built in 1580 by Cardinal Carafa who chose the site for its tranquillity and its wonderful views of the city.
Much of the original decoration has been restored and the public ...
Park Hyatt Milano
-Milan, Italy 117 bedrooms
The Park Hyatt is set in a palatial building dating back to 1870. The original façade remains but the interiors, have been beautifully redesigned by Ed Tuttle of Aman Resorts fame to create a m...
-Venice, Italy 27 bedrooms
Small and intimate hotel in the heart of Venice. The former home of the composer Antonio Vivaldi, the small and intimate Locanda Vivaldi Hotel, is ideally located in the heart of Venice only a short w...
-Venice, Italy 186 bedrooms
An exquisite hotel in a picturesque setting. On the banks of the Grand Canal and a short 5 minutes’ stroll from St Mark’s Square, the Westin Europa and Regina is an exquisite hotel in a ma...