First on our list is Palazzo Avino which is located on Italy’s famed Amalfi coast. This hotel was once a 12th century private villa for an Italian noble family.
Tucked away on a hilltop above the Mediterranean, Palazzo Avino overlooks some of the coast’s most picturesque fishing villages. The decor in the rooms and suites includes hand-made Vietri tiles and luxurious 18th and 19th century furnishings and tapestries.
If you’ve ever dreamed of living in a castle, then plan to stay at Castello di Casole. With a history that dates back to the 10th century, this estate passed ownership from royalty to aristocracy to a famous Italian director.
In 2005, the castle was converted to a stunning luxury hotel. It was restored using traditional construction methods and authentic materials found on the estate and throughout the region.
Originally designed by Filippo Brunelleschi in 1432, this 15th century landmark underwent a multi-million dollar renovation to reopen as the 100 guest room St. Regis Florence in 2011.
Shared spaces feature Murano chandeliers and authentic restored 16th century frescoes. Unique features of the hotel also include a wine cellar fashioned from a medieval cave. In the suites, you will find high coffered ceilings and original wall frescoes.
Lastly, set in a valley of olive groves on the southwest coast of Italy, Verdura Resort is the ideal base for exploring Sicily’s UNESCO World Heritage ruins or the unique Sicilian coast. The resort sets on an expansive stretch of private Mediterranean coastline.
You will find amenities like a three golf courses, a world class spa, clay tennis courts, an infinity pool, restaurants, bars, and more. Indulge in an expansive view of the water and hillsides from your private terrace.
Which of these luxury hotels will you stay at during your next visit to Italy?