Italy is a country in southern Europe that is widely considered a birthplace of Western culture. It’s one of the most visited countries in the world, with some 50 million international arrivals in 2016 alone. Italy is also home to the largest number of UNESCO World Heritage sites, with 55 in total including the historic centres of Rome, Venice, and Florence. +
Italy is divided into regions. Its most famous is Tuscany, which is a must-visit destination for foodies thanks to its regional delicacies as well as its ancient vineyards. Head south-west to the Cinque Terre and marvel at the picturesque colourful villages hugging the coastline. In the south, villages like Positano on the Amalfi coastline region have become carefully protected holiday destinations. All of these areas are protected by UNESCO.
Unsurprisingly, Italy is famous for both its natural beauty and its world-defining culture: its northern half is home to influential fashion and luxury sports car industries, while its food and wine culture spans both northern and southern ends of the country. Italy is often named the Bel Paese (the beautiful country).
Italy is one of the world’s top holiday destinations. A travel guide to Italy would have to note that Rome is third most visited city in Europe, and the 12th in the world, with 94 million arrivals in 2017. Meanwhile, Milan — Italy’s fashion capital — is the 27th worldwide with 6.8 million tourists in 2017. Milan’s northern neighbours, Venice and Florence, are among the world’s top 100 destinations, too.
High in the clouds, overlooking the Dolomites, is a hotel that is determined to help you reconnect with nature. No, there won’t be mud (except possibly in a facial) and no, you won’t have to forage your own food. The Miramonti promises to host you in a tranquil and luxurious setting. This remarkable place is not to be missed.
Italy truly is one of those countries that just has it all. From skiing to lush beaches to cultural wonders, booking a wellness hotel in Italy to relax and unwind is a perfect way to spend your holiday.
Nestled into the stunning alpine commune of Algund in South Tyrol, The Forsterhof is the picture-perfect destination for tranquillity, rejuvenation, and reconnection. With the warm hospitality of a mother-daughter duo, the beauty of its natural surroundings and all its luxurious specialities, this spot tops our list of must-stay getaways.
At the renowned Hotel Il Pellicano, the culinary magic of Michelin Star Head Chef Michelino Gioia crafts unforgettable stories and encounters. We sat down with Michelino to find out more about the talent behind his imaginative creations, the particularities of heading the Il Pellicano kitchens, and where we can find him for some downtime in the off-season.
Milan is another city that we heartily recommend visiting at least once in a lifetime: the art, fashion and buildings are to die for, and the hotels, restaurants and bars complete the offer.
The Italian capital has it all: history, as it has been the cradle of an empire, fashion, as it is home to leading clothing brands, and art, as you can find from the most classic to the most innovative pieces. Rome is waiting for us to fall in love.
A trip to the Italian Lake Country offers something unique: pristine Alpine waters, refreshing mountain air, all accompanied by Italian hospitality and flair. Book the best hotels on the lake with our guide.
A city to visit at least once in a lifetime. The art between canals and the possibility of travelling through it in gondolas makes Venice a place to fall in love with. Luxury is no coincidence, and in its eagerness to preserve its history, it is obliged to keep it ostentatious. Here is our guide to the best hotels to stay in.
In Florence you’ll find a mix of high-end 5-star hotels, modern design apartments, or smaller boutique hotels with pools and rooftop bars to liven up your visit. Florence has it all.
We present our selection of the most luxurious hotels in Italian Tuscany: from antique furniture to the wines produced by their wineries, details of style and distinction are offered in all aspects of the establishments, which vary between castles, medieval luxurious villas, renovated studios and boutique hotels.