Luxury Hotels in Italy

We could wax lyrical all day long about the merits of travelling to Italy, thanks in no small part to the array of spectacularly luxurious hotels on offer. The Original Travel team has selflessly travelled the length and breadth of the country in search of the very best and, we're pleased to report, have managed to narrow it down to a pretty impressive bunch. Here are our suggestions of the best luxury hotels in Italy:

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Belmond Grand Hotel Timeo

Italy > Europe > Sicily & the Aeolian Islands

If there was a 'hotel with the best location in the world' award, the Grand Hotel Timeo would be a serious contender... Set high in the rocky hills on the east coast of Sicily, Grand Hotel Timeo has long been known as one of Italy’s most glamorous retreats, and has now had a serious - and... Read more

Furnirussi Tenuta

Italy > Europe > Puglia

Nestled into Europe’s largest organic fig plantation, Furnirussi Tenuta offers a luxury hideaway in the heart of Puglia. Read more


Italy > Europe > Italian Lakes

Tucked away just minutes from Lake Iseo is the beautiful L’Albereta, a one-time summer residence for the nobility of Brescia and Bergamo which has been lovingly transformed into an enchanting boutique hotel, surrounded by landscaped gardens and vineyards. Read more

Hotel Ciasa Salares

Italy > Europe > The Dolomites

Escape to the charming Hotel Ciasa Salares, situated in Val Badia at the heart of the Dolomites. Built above central San Cassiano, this family-run hotel is surrounded by verdant pastures and the woods of Fanes Park, in the land of the ‘Ladin’ people. Read more

Sextantio Grotte Della Civitta Matera

Italy > Europe > Puglia

Sextantio Grotte Della Civitta hotel is set into the hillside of the historic Apennine village in Matera, southern Italy. This charming village is also home to the Sassi (ancient) quarters, which were awarded UNESCO World Heritage status in 1993. Read more

Grand Hotel Poltu Quatu

Italy > Europe > Sardinia

Grand Hotel Poltu Quatu sits on the north coast of Sardinia, overlooking the clear waters of the La Maddalena archipelago, and provides a secret escape for those seeking tranquillity. Read more

Belmond Splendido & Belmond Splendido Mare

Italy > Europe > Liguria

Splendido by name and splendid by nature, the Belmond Hotel Splendido is one of the iconic Italian hotels. So what's so splendido? Quite a bit. First of all there's the spectacular setting, with the hotel perched above picture perfect Portofino, one of Europe's loveliest town. In fact, we're... Read more

Grand Hotel Miramare

Italy > Europe > Liguria

Situated in the heart of the Italian Riviera, the Grand Hotel Miramare is a wonderful family owned luxury hotel, just a short stroll from the cable car down to Taormina Beach. Read more

Borgo Egnazia

Italy > Europe > Puglia

From the owners of the Masserias San Domenico and Cimono respectively comes Borgo Egnazia, the single smartest luxury hotel on the Puglian coast, with private villas for families and a boutique hotel for couples. Read more

Masseria San Domenico

Italy > Europe > Puglia

Located on the Adriatic coast of Puglia, the Masseria San Domenico is one of the finest hotels in south east Italy. Read more

Masseria Torre Coccaro

Italy > Europe > Puglia

Masseria Torre Coccaro is a 16th-century watchtower just outside the ancient fishing village of Savelletri di Fasano near Brindisi. Read more

Masseria Torre Maizza

Italy > Europe > Puglia

The more elegant and sophisticated sister property of Masseria Torre Coccaro, is about five minutes’ walk across an olive grove and located on a nine hole golf course. Read more

Canne Bianche

Italy > Europe > Puglia

Canne Bianche Hotel & Spa is a whitewashed, beachfront chic boutique hotel in Fasano, nestled between Brindisi and Bari on the Puglian coast. Read more

La Fiermontina

Italy > Europe > Puglia

In case you hadn’t already guessed, Puglia is easily one of our favourite places in Italy and so we’re really excited about La Fiermontina – a 16 suite labour of love set amidst the 18th century Baroque churches of Lecce’s historical centre. Read more


Italy > Europe > Sicily & the Aeolian Islands

Set amidst a working vineyard producing Malvasia wine, Capofaro is arguably the best boutique hotel on Salina Island. Read more

Hotel Raya

Italy > Europe > Sicily & the Aeolian Islands

Hotel Raya is one of the most beautiful hotels in the Mediterranean, an immaculate, whitewashed property of elegant simplicity on the tiny Aeolian island of Panarea. Read more

Verdura Resort

Italy > Europe > Sicily & the Aeolian Islands

Located on the South coast of Sicily, this luxury Rocco Forte property caters for all, with extensive grounds, a sea front location, and fantastic facilities including a world class championship golf course. Read more

Villa Belvedere

Italy > Europe > Sicily & the Aeolian Islands

Built by the Bambara-Pécaut family at the end of the 19th Century, Villa Belvedere is still owned by the same family today. Read more

Belmond Villa Sant’Andrea

Italy > Europe > Sicily & the Aeolian Islands

The Belmond Villa Sant’Andrea is located right on the sea just below the historic Sicilian town of Taormina and close (but not too close) to Mt. Etna. Read more

Blue Deer

Italy > Europe > Capri & Ischia

Giorgia and Stefano Barbini, the deeply stylish owners of the equally stylish San Lorenzo Mountain Lodge in the Dolomites, have an eye for detail that even we are in awe of. They are purists, perfectionists and now, with the launch of Blue Deer (to the Mountain Lodge’s White Deer), a beautiful... Read more

Casa Angelina

Italy > Europe > The Amalfi Coast

With just 39 rooms, the boutique Casa Angelina hotel offers the luxury and comforts of a five star hotel in a charming and artistic atmosphere in laidback Praiano. Read more

Belmond Hotel Caruso

Italy > Europe > The Amalfi Coast

Housed in an 11th Century palace, a historical charm is prevalent throughout. Frescoed ceilings and ancient walls have been expertly restored, and luxury is still very much the ethos. Read more

Le Sirenuse

Italy > Europe > The Amalfi Coast

Opened in 1951 by the Sersale family who still run it, Le Sirenuse has a deserved reputation as one of Italy’s finest hotels. Read more

Santa Caterina

Italy > Europe > The Amalfi Coast

Founded in 1880 and run ever since by succeeding generations of the Gambardella family, the Santa Caterina is one of the great hotels of the Amalfi Coast. Read more

Monastero Santa Rosa

Italy > Europe > The Amalfi Coast

Owner Bianca salvaged the 17th Century monastery in 2001, and thanks to her painstaking restoration project, it has now been restored to its former self and is home to the luxury boutique hotel Monastero Santa Rosa. Read more

Palazzo Avino

Italy > Europe > The Amalfi Coast

Housed in a converted 12th century palazzo, Palazzo Avino is a charming boutique hotel located on Ravello’s eastern ridge and has stunning views across to Monte Avvocata and the Bay of Salerno. Read more

Romeo Hotel

Italy > Europe > The Amalfi Coast

On the exclusive Naples waterfront lies the 5* Romeo Hotel, a unique boutique residence with views of Mount Vesuvius and the Amalfi coast. Read more

JK Place Capri

Italy > Europe > Capri & Ischia

JK Place Capri is an attractive white villa dating from the late 19th century and a hotel since 1885, opened in its latest incarnation in 2007. Read more

Capri Palace

Italy > Europe > Capri & Ischia

Situated at 900ft above sea level, the hotel has superb views over the Gulf of Naples and the nearby islands of Ischia and Procida. Read more

Caesar Augustus

Italy > Europe > Capri & Ischia

If you appreciate a good view and don’t suffer from vertigo, the family-run Caesar Augustus on Capri might be the place for you. Read more

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