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They are nearby and the food is great, no problems from changes in eating habits or fatigue due to jet lag. Then why travel overseas when heaven is just around the corner? You can spare yourselves from crossing the ocean, and enjoy the stay at one of these 10 paradise-like hotels located in the italian peninsula.
For the holiday of your life, here our list of the 10 italian resorts where you can live your dreams: lighthouses, cliffs, beaches and restored villages… you just need to choose your favorite destination to experience the ultimate luxury vacation.
Località Castiglion del Bosco – Montalcino (SI)
Rosewood Castiglion del Bosco is an old village restored by Massimo and Chiara Ferragamo and now managed by Rosewood Hotels&Resorts. Here you can enjoy the unspoilt nature of Val d’Orcia – UNESCO World Heritage Site – and get lost during long walks, wine tours, golf courses or visits to the nearby Montalcino, a small medieval pearl in the province of Siena famous for its Brunello wine. Inside the village you will find the Campo del Drago restaurant, the Osteria La Canonica, the Pool Bar, a SPA, a gym and a pool. In addition to these facilities there are twenty-three suites, all furnished with antiques pieces and designed to accommodate guests with the highest possible exclusivity and privacy. For the most demanding visitors, the property offers also ten villas. They can host from four to twelve people and they all have a pool, to ensure a unique experience in a timeless environment. Private chef also available upon request.
Via Angelo Feltrinelli, 136 – Gragnano (BS)
Wonderful 5-star luxury hotel in Gargnano, overlooking Lake Garda in the heart of the Riviera dei Limoni. Guests can enjoy a 11-hectare park, hills and natural terraces covered with thick vegetation. The breathtaking view of the lake and the high quality of the services offered, together with the lovely spa and the restaurant La Grande Limonaia, La Trattoria La Vigna and the Lounge & Pool Bar, will make your stay at this property a real panacea for both body and soul. Built in 2008 thanks to the vision of entrepreneurs Alcide and Liliana Leali, the Lago di Garda Lefay Resort & SPA is part of the Lefay Resorts project, which aims to create a collection of eco-structures, characterised by a strong commitment to the environment and an innovative concept of global health.
Il Pellicano – Porto Ercole (GR)
Località Sbarcatello – Porto Ercole (GR)
A dip in the Argentario gem, the all-time favourite getaway of movie icons. At the Pellicano, you can really feel the “Dolce Vita” atmosphere. This place continues to shine with its timeless elegance and you cannot find a more romantic location. If you are looking for a weekend at the beach, Il Pellicano offers a beauty centre, astonishing view, great hospitality, crystal clear sea and the Argentario area at your feet. You can discover the beach club, or shopping in the hotel’s well-kept boutique, get a private boat trip along the coast, or play various types of sports (tennis, golf, polo, horse riding, water activities), take cooking classes and, of course, experience enchanting walks in the lovely town of Porto Ercole.
Palo Laziale – Ladispoli (RM)
If you love Rome and its surroundings, then La Posta Vecchia is the perfect choice for you. Here you can enjoy an authentic roman experience, rich in history, elegant and sophisticated thanks to the locations. It makes you feel the same “Dolce Vita” experience possible at “Il Pellicano”. In fact, the two structures are part of the Pellicano Hotels chain and share the same style, cuisine and state-of-the-art service. La Posta Vecchia is a roman villa with a castle built in the seventeenth century. This building was originally part of the ancient city of Alsium, a harbour controlled by the Etruscans first and the Romans later. In the museum inside the hotel you can discover the unique story of this place and admire the remains of the excavations which brought to light two roman villas of the second century A.C.
Isola Santa Maria – Arcipelago della Maddalena (OT)
An uncontaminated oasis, a patch of islands in a clear blue sea, so transparent they seem suspended. We are in Santa Maria, an almost uninhabited private island located in the Archipelago de La Maddalena: one of the most peculiar natural parks in the world. You can completely lose yourself at La Casitta, a resort set in six hectares of wild gardens. This exclusive hotel is designed to make you forget about your everyday problems thanks to deserted beaches, amazing scents and a starry sky that has nothing to envy to the most isolated deserts. The gem of the resort is the seafood restaurant, one of the very best of the coast, accessible only to hotel guests or lucky yacht owners.
Savelletri – Fasano (BR)
Half an hour drive from the famous Alberobello, there is Masseria San Domenico. This 5-star luxury resort, restored and opened to the public in 2006, has a history dating back to the Knights of Malta in the fifteenth century. Traditional Apulian food collected from the 150 hectares of countryside surrounding the hotel will make your lunch and dinners at Masseria San Domenico an unforgettable experience. There are a spectacular pool of brackish water surrounded by natural rocks, a second pool in the olive grove, a private beach just a few steps from the entrance, a thalassotherapy Spa, a gym and a 18 holes golf course will make you want to turn off the phone, forget everything else and fully enjoy this idyllic place.
Viale Spartivento – Chia (CA)
Faro Capo Spartivento is Italy’s only lighthouse continuing to help navigators day and night, as it has done for over the past 160 years. If you want to get lost in the immensity of the sea, you can do so from the lighthouse’s enchanting terrace. Situated in front of the main building, it features a swimming pool… you couldn’t find a better place than this to daydream and contemplate. Located in the southern tip of Sardinia, this exclusive guest house is designed for a tailor-made experience built around your needs. There is no reception and the suites are few, a discreet welcome to make you always feel at home. You can even arrange directly with the chef your next lunch and dinner menus. What more could you wish for?
Località Capofaro – Malfa (ME)
Lipari, Vulcano, Salina, Alicudi, Filicudi, Panarea and Stromboli: seven volcanic islands representing the Aeolian Islands. The Capofaro resort was built in Salina, thanks to the love for life and sea of the Tasca d’Almerita family. This resort is synonymous of Mediterranean hospitality. If you love nature, Malvasia wine and the traditional Sicilian cuisine, here you can immerse yourself in peace. Completing this experience: a freshwater swimming pool, vineyards, relax area surrounded by greenery and a panoramic terrace overlooking the sea with breathtaking views. Please note that phones don’t have signal at the resort, although guest rooms and the restaurant area feature a Wi-Fi connecton…“Forewarned is forearmed.”
Via Laurito, 2 – Positano (SA)
The San Pietro di Positano, a 5-star luxury hotel located in the heart of the Amalfi coast, was born in 1962 from the dream of a boy, Carlo. He bought the rocky spur from which he loved to watch the landscape as a boy and turned it in the most beautiful and discreet hotel of the region. The San Pietro is in fact completely camouflaged among the cliff, offering to its guests the most exclusive privacy. Only from the sea you can admire the full beauty of this architectural masterpiece. The current owners, Carlo Cinque, Vito Cinque and their mother Virginia Attanasio, carry on with pride the job began by their great-uncle in preserving the aesthetic beauty and the high quality of this location. In 2002, the Zass restaurant was awarded with a Michelin star, adding another recognition to the already incredible reputation of this hotel.
Località Badiola – Castiglione della Pescaia (GR)
Among the wheat fields of the Maremma area, near Castiglione della Pescaia, a long row of cypress trees guides you straight to the Andana Resort. This place was a villa commissioned by the Grand Duke Leopoldo II for his summer holidays. It includes a private church, a winter garden connecting the two main structures (the house and the farm), a golf training course, a Spa and a restaurant overlooking the pool framed by cypress and pine trees, a true paradise on Earth. The atmosphere is fabulous and the feelings refer to the magic of the movie “Under the Tuscan Sun” which reminded the world of one the most beautiful italian regions.