Luxury Holidays in Italy

Few countries need less introduction than Italy. From climbing the Leaning Tower of Pisa to riding in a gondola in Venice, Italy is a country full of cultural experiences, with breath-taking scenery and a world class cuisine to boot.

Tailor-Made & Luxury Holidays to italy

There are so many places to visit on an Italian holiday that it is difficult to know where to start. Not only is the Mediterranean country rich in cultural delights, but it has a varied terrain that means there is something to please everyone whenever you choose to visit Italy.

The North is dominated by the Italian Alps, perfect for winter escapes and summer trips to the Lakes. These eventually yield to the Po Valley and the cultural high spots of Venice and opera-loving Verona, not to mention the fashion capital Milan and neighbouring Turin.

Florence and the Tuscan hills with their terracotta-roofed towns need little introduction to the British tourists who arrive in droves each year.

Rome is much more than the capital city. Immersed in millennia of culture, walking around this incomparable city is like visiting an al fresco museum.

To the South there is Naples and beyond. For years an area dominated by the mafia and intrigue, is now becoming increasingly popular with tourists looking to discover the real Italy. All this without even mentioning the twin islands of Sicily and Sardinia, packed with so much interest to justify repeat visits alone.

But above the culture and the breath-taking landscape stands the food. Forget pizza and pasta, Italian cuisine is full of regional varieties worth exploring. Just ask the locals, and while you are at it, discover some tips on the best wines as well.

Our favourite Italian Stays

Here is a selection of our most popular places to stay in Italy.
These hotels and villas are to get your creative juices flowing, but if you already have a place in mind, we would love to help tailor-make your dream holiday.

Hotel Le Agavi, Amalfi Coast


A delightful hotel in the heart of the Amalfi Coast, built into the cliff facing with outstanding views out over the Mediterranean. An enchanting place, where the sea blends into the sky, a place of infinite beauty.

As a guest at this exclusive 5-star hotel you will experience the celebration that you have always dreamt about. With a private beach, superb location, spectacular views, stunning design, luxurious accommodation you’ll find it hard to drag yourself away to explore nearby Positano.

Park Hotel Imperial, Lake Garda


The only 5-star hotel in Limone sul Garda, perfect for the refined and lover of luxury.  In a tranquil position with splendid views of the beautiful gardens or glistening lake from any room and surrounded by lush green vegetation.

Nearby you’ll find Limone resort centre with its bars, restaurants and breathtaking views of the lake. With excellent service, stylish decor and modern facilities, the Park Hotel Imperial is perfect for a luxurious Italian break away.

Villa e Palazzo Aminta, Lake Maggiore


It’s like stepping into an opulent Italian film from a bygone era, this Belle Époque masterpiece with spellbinding Lake Maggiore views, state-of-the-art spa and sumptuous interior design.

Wake up every morning to the view of the gently rippling water of the lake, or allow yourself to be lulled on sunny afternoons by the soft sunlight that filters through the leafy branches of the tall trees. 
This hotel is unapologetically indulgent and satisfyingly grand.

Grand Hotel Ambasciatori, Sorrento


This former royal residence sits high on a clifftop, in an exclusive, quiet position of Sorrento. Overlooking the Neapolitan Riviera and spellbinding views of the Gulf of Naples and Vesuvius, this grand hotel is simply stunning. A charming atmosphere, attention to detail and real recall for all guests looking for an exclusive experience.

A picture perfect location for a wedding with traditional Italian charm, style and grace, this hotel will certainly deliver.

Hotel Brunelleschi, Florence


Named after Florence’s most revered architect and the genius behind the city’s beautiful cathedral, the Basilica di Santa Maria del Fiore, which it overlooks. The location is perfect for exploration of the city’s main attractions and the surrounding narrow streets are lined with restaurants and shops so everything is right on your doorstep.

A beautifully romantic and elegant boutique hotel in the heart of Florence, with a deep rooted heritage, overlooking the Basilica di Santa Maria del Flore.

Sina Centurion Palace, Venice


In a prized setting across the Grand Canal from the lively heart of historic Venice, this hotel is perfect if you are looking to stay away from the crowds. It’s just a boat ride across the Grand Canal and a short walk from St Mark’s Square.

The hotel itself boasts contemporary interiors but still with touches of classic Venetian architecture, giving a nod to its heritage. As a member of the Small Luxury Hotels of the World, you can expect nothing but a luxurious stay and fantastic service.

Italy holiday Inspiration

For Food lovers

Lovers of pizza should head to Naples where the margherita was conceived – its colours reflecting the Italian flag – and the buffalo mozzarella is to die for. Further South, fans of Inspector Montalbano will need no introduction to the amazing seafood in Sicily, where Palermo is noted for its sweet tooth, so try the cannoli or the equally irresistible cassata. In the North, experience the white truffles of Piedmont or dine out in Bologna, known as La Grassa or ‘the fat one’ for its amazing cuisine.

A great way to try Italian cuisine is to stay at an agriturismo, a farmhouse where you and the whole family can enjoy the healthy and often organic local fare while exploring the surrounding area.

Italian Art

Italian art needs as little introduction as the country’s cuisine. Discover the works of Michelangelo, Giotto, da Vinci, Botticelli, Raphael, Caravaggio and many more by exploring the museums and galleries in the country. Some of the best include the Museo e Galleria Borghese in Rome, the Uffizi in Florence, and the Gallerie dell’Accademia in Venice but make sure you plan ahead, especially in peak times as queues can be long.

The history

Alternatively, just stroll into any church and glory at the works of art on the walls. You might just discover a masterpiece awaiting you. Then there are the historic sites. Pompeii, a wonderful train ride from Naples is yet another incomparable Italian experience, along with neighbouring Herculaneum. While further south, Sicily contains beautiful Roman and Greek remains such as Taormina, Siracusa and Agregento.

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