Italy has long been a top destination for tourists and, accordingly, there are some superb accommodation options throughout the country.
Luxury hotels in Italy include the Hotel Caesar Augustus on the island of Capri as well as numerous other sumptuous villas along the Amalfi coast; the Belmond chain of hotels, which include a former monastery in the Tuscan hills above Florence and opulent hotels with panoramic views from the Sicilian town of Taormina; or the traditional extravagance of well-established hotels in Rome such as The Eden and the De Russie.
As for boutique hotels, Italy has many. A fantastic array of old buildings have been restored and now function as hotels, such as the Ca’ Sagredo in Venice. This 15th-century former palace still features a ballroom, a grand marble staircase and huge frescoes adorning the walls, as well as frontage onto the Grand Canal. Not all are former palaces, monasteries or convents though. One of the most sought-after hotels in Sorrento is the Maison la Minervetta, once a 1950s restaurant and now a designer hotel with just 12 bedrooms and superb sea views.
Truly exclusive and exceptionally luxurious.
Very high class accommodation with superb facilities and service.
High standard accommodation, service and facilities.
Good standard accommodation, service and facilities.
Clean and comfortable with en suite bathrooms but limited facilities.
Very modest with shared bathrooms and minimal facilities