Our top choice of the best five star luxury hotels and villas in Italy

You deserve the best! Imagine Michelin-starred restaurants, tranquil spas, first-class service and an ambience that exudes exclusivity, all infused with style and finesse. All of this awaits you at our exquisite collection of luxury hotels and holiday villas in Italy, tailor-made for an unparalleled experience. Whether nestled in the mountains, in a vibrant city centre or gracefully lining the coastline, every desire is catered for. Discover our handpicked selection of luxury hotels, holiday homes, villas and Bed & Breakfasts in Italy where you can find the ideal accommodation to suit your Italian holiday requirements. From 5 star hotels and charming B&Bs to designer holiday villas or self-catering apartments in Italy set in stunning countryside, your precious time will be enhanced when you spend it in one of our top quality properties. This is your invitation to embrace luxury as we ensure your journey through Italy is a celebration of the highest standards.


Our most recent list of charming small hotels, romantic bed & breakfasts and beautiful holiday homes in Italy:

  • Design Hotel
    Are you looking for a secret place full of Mediterranean nature, small escapes and pure relaxation? Then, the design hotel Das Wanda is your next place to be. It combines, in a unique way, the beautiful unveiled nature of Italy with its delicious...
    • Wine Country
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    • 12 rooms
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    • from 298 EUR
  • Bed and Breakfast
    If first impressions count, and they most often do, then you'll fall head over heals in love with the Relais Villa Vittoria at first sight. It sits in a marvellous position overlooking the gentle banks of romantic Lake Como, for starters. If...
    • Lake
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    • 12 rooms
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    • from 240 EUR
  • Luxury Hotel
    The Su Gologone Hotel is a charming oasis in Sardinia, offering a blend of comfort, romance, and art. Guests can enjoy special experiences like traditional breadmaking, meat roasting, and tapas dinners. Evening entertainment options include music, dance, and cinema under the stars. The hotel also hosts workshops for creative arts and crafts.
    • Mountain
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    • 65 rooms
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    • from 275 EUR
  • Luxury Hotel
    The timeless luxury hotel Helvetia & Bristol in Florence combines classic elegance with exquisite comfort. Its location in the heart of Florence makes it the perfect retreat for sophisticated travellers to explore the city and relax in refined luxury.
    • Historic Quarters
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    • 67 rooms
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    • from 420 EUR
  • Boutique Hotel
    The Lanthia Resort is a luxury hotel nestled between the Ogliastra forests and the crystal blue sea of Santa Maria Navarrese. With 28 rooms, a lounge bar, restaurant, and a swimming pool, this precious jewel offers a diverse range of spaces. The use of local materials like granite, combined with modern accessories and personalised decorations, creates a distinctive atmosphere and an unforgettable experience.
    • Seaside (ocean front)
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    • 28 rooms
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    • from 251 EUR
  • Luxury Hotel
    Donna Carmela is a charming luxury hotel nestled in the Sicilian countryside, with the majestic Mount Etna as a backdrop and the Ionian Sea on the horizon. This 19th-century gem offers modern comforts in its seventeen well-decorated rooms, along with inviting public areas, beautiful gardens, a pool, and breathtaking views.
    • Countryside
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    • 26 rooms
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    • from 235 EUR
  • Holiday home villa
    Escape to the Felder Alpin Lodge, a meticulously restored 11th-century farmhouse in South Tyrol, where rustic charm meets urban chic. Wake up to breathtaking views of the Dolomites, indulge in cozy bedrooms, relax in a Finnish sauna, and immerse yourself in art and architecture from the lodge's own library Explore the stunning landscape with Vespas and e-bikes, or join group activities for an unforgettable South Tyrolean experience.
    • Mountain
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    • 6 people
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    • from 1900 EUR
  • Hotel & Self-Catering
    This stylish boutique hotel on Mount Etna, blends traditional Sicilian architecture with contemporary art. It's a serene, ecologically designed luxury hotel surrounded by vineyards, olive groves, and organic gardens, offering a peaceful escape from city life.
    • Wine Country
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    • 24 rooms
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    • from 272 EUR
  • Design Hotel
    Critabianca, is a luxurious bed and breakfast in Salento's picturesque countryside. Six authentic rooms, rich breakfasts, a pool, and an expansive olive and fruit tree park offer a relaxed escape. Candlelit dinners feature local flavours, and free Wi-Fi and indoor parking add something more to your experience.
    • Countryside
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    • 6 rooms
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    • from 275 EUR
  • Holiday Apartment
    The lovely two-bedroom apartment, Casa Esther, is a haven for Italy enthusiasts who appreciate the blend of elegance and modernity within a century-old nest in the heart of Siracusa.
    • Historic Quarters
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    • 4 people
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    • from 200 EUR
  • Luxury Hotel
    Indulge in opulence at this historic Roman Palazzo, which includes three luxurious suites adorned with antique furnishings, stunning artwork, and modern comforts. A rooftop garden offers breath-taking views of the Spanish Steps and relaxation.
    • City
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    • 3 rooms
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    • from 900 EUR
  • Luxury Hotel
    At The Place Firenze, luxurious elegance and relaxation await you in a historic Florence palazzo. With friendly staff, comfortable rooms and excellent concierge service, it offers a perfect getaway amidst the beauty of the city. Pre-booked museum tickets and insider tips for restaurants will make your stay unforgettable.
    • City
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    • 20 rooms
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    • from 510 EUR
  • Luxury Hotel
    Villa Bordoni: a luxury hotel in the heart of Chianti with an authentic Tuscan character. Culinary delights and breathtaking panoramic views await you in this 16th-century property.
    • Countryside
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    • 11 rooms
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    • from 172 EUR
  • Luxury Hotel
    The luxury Hotel Milla Montis welcomes its guests with the perfect combination of traditional and modern lifestyle.This design charming Hotel opened in August 2020 with modern architecture, sorrounded by the idyllic scenery of Meran and the unspoi...
    • Mountain
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    • 25 rooms
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    • from 380.00 EUR
  • Luxury Hotel
    Masseria Cimino is a stylish luxury hotel within a 17th-century farm. It offers fifteen Mediterranean-style rooms with modern amenities and overlooks ancient Egnatia ruins. Located near the Adriatic Sea, it's an ideal spot for golf and sea lovers.
    • Countryside
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    • 15 rooms
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    • from 190 EUR
  • Luxury Hotel
    This charming, luxury hotel Muchele in South Tyrol is a paradise on earth and once you start describing it, you can't stop raving about it. The hotel is colorful, refreshing, casual, cozy, traditional and cleanly designed. At this charming place t...
    • Countryside
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    • 31 rooms
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    • from 378.00 EUR
  • Luxury Hotel
    Masseria Torre Coccaro, a 15th-century estate in Puglia, offers luxurious simplicity in a historic setting. Private gardens in each room, a lagoon-like swimming pool amid ancient olive trees, and various leisure facilities.
    • Coast
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    • 33 rooms
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    • from 310 EUR
  • Holiday Apartments
    These romantic luxury holiday homes welcome their guests with a great combination of personalized service, design and unveiled nature. The Luxury Hotel Arua Private Spa & Villas offers private retreats with spacious luxury apartments, comfort and...
    • Countryside
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    • 6 properties
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    • from 606 EUR
  • Luxury Hotel
    Ca Maria Adele is a luxury hotel nestled in a 16th-century palazzo, offering lavish style, impeccable service, and themed rooms inspired by the history of the city. The luxury hotel shows canal views and is located a minute away from St Mark's Square.
    • Historic Quarters
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    • 12 rooms
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    • from 253 EUR
  • Luxury Hotel
    Nestled in tranquil Dorsoduro, this boutique hotel blends vintage elegance with futuristic design. A peaceful oasis just steps from famous landmarks of Ponte dell’Accademia and Saint Mark’s Square. At Ca Pisani you can really discover Venice's true essence in style.
    • City
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    • 29 rooms
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    • from 462 EUR
  • Boutique Hotel
    Some simple facts about the Luxury Hotel Capo La Gala stand out above all others: The location (tucked underneath terraces of olives and lemons in its own little sheltered headland) and the views (some of the finest anywhere on the Sorrento or...
    • Seaside (ocean front)
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    • 23 rooms
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    • from 440 EUR
  • Luxury Hotel
    The stunning Luxury Hotel Casa Angelina is a rare find on the Amalfi coast; a hotel that privileges design and blends it subtly with nature's own display by using vast windows that allow the wonderful views of sea, mountains and pure azure sky to...
    • Seaside (ocean front)
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    • 43 rooms
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    • from 790 EUR
  • Holiday home villa
    The Casa Capanni Cortona is the perfect place to regain your inner balance. It´s located in a small Italian village in the heart of Tuscany, surrounded by soothing tranquility. The owners – a group of friends from the Netherlands - fulfilled th...
    • Countryside
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    • 18 people
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    • from 1300 EUR
  • Luxury Hotel
    The boutique hotel Castel Fragsburg offers a versatile dream trip, surrounded by idyllic nature, after a relaxing day in the spa or exploring the Dolomites, experience exceptional culinary delights on the terrace with mountain panorama.
    • Mountain
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    • 20 rooms
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    • from 490 EUR
  • Castle hotel
    Discover the mediaeval heritage at the luxury hotel Castello di Spaltenna in Chianti. Historic charm, knight's armour and modern comforts await you at this time-travel destination. Enjoy views of both beautiful vineyards and vast forests from the outdoor pool and terrace.
    • Countryside
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    • 37 rooms
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    • from 219 EUR
  • Hotel & Self-Catering
    Discover understated luxury in this beautiful small hotel in picturesque Tuscany. Castello di Vicarello promises authentic charm, culinary delights and rest amidst its surrounding hills, olive groves and vineyards. Ideal for a break from your daily routine.
    • Countryside
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    • 11 rooms
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    • from 690 EUR
  • Boutique Hotel
    Experience modern luxury just 200 metres from Piazza Venezia. Corso 281 Luxury Suites is located in the heart of Rome, 10 minutes from iconic landmarks. It includes spacious rooms, comfy beds, air conditioning, flat screen TV, Nespresso machine, minibar, ensuite bathroom. Some studios feature a fully equipped kitchen and balcony. Indulge in the added bonus of breakfast served in your room.
    • City
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    • 12 rooms
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    • from 200 EUR
  • Boutique Hotel
    Crossing Condotti, a charming luxury gem by the Spanish Steps, offers contemporary comfort with a personal touch. A private residence with six rooms, no room service but concierge assistance, Nespresso, and kitchenette. Rooms feature original wooden ceilings, art, and antique furniture.
    • Historic Quarters
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    • 6 rooms
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    • from 230 EUR
  • Luxury Hotel
    Donna Coraly is a luxurious Sicilian resort with a 600-year history, set in a beautiful Mediterranean garden with sea views. The charming villa blends Sicilian style with modern amenities in bright rooms. Explore nearby beaches, UNESCO-protected Baroque treasures, and historic Ortigia.
    • Countryside
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    • 6 rooms
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    • from 598.00 EUR
  • Luxury Hotel
    In the bay of Paraggi is the enchanting luxury hotel Eight Paraggi located. This charming 19th-century villa is an ideal refuge on the Ligurian Riviera. All 12 rooms in the hotel are furnished with great attention to detail. Whether Suite or Super...
    • Seaside (ocean front)
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    • 12 rooms
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    • from 633 EUR
  • Hotel
    Stunningly located luxury hotel in Camogli. Dramatically perched along the seaside with accordingly spectacular views of paradise gulf (the reason for the title will become obvious when you get there), the location of the Cenobio dei Dogi rea...
    • Seaside (ocean front)
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    • 105 rooms
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    • from 119 EUR
  • Luxury Hotel
    Once a favourite of the international jet set, the luxury Hotel Il Pelicano in Porto Ercole enchants with its glamorous heritage. Enjoy stunning views, friendly staff and exclusive rooms and suites. A perfect retreat on the southern Tuscan coast for beach and sunset lovers.
    • Seaside (ocean front)
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    • 50 rooms
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    • from 680 EUR
  • Luxury Hotel
    Palazzo Murat is a luxury hotel situated in the pedestrian area in the heart of the town, near the “Piazzetta dei Mulini” the sea and the beach “ Spiaggia Grande”, reachable in a few minutes through a small street with picturesque boutiques and sh...
    • Coast
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    • 31 rooms
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    • from 510 EUR
  • Luxury Hotel
    Wonderfully romantic accoommodation. A scenic luxury hotel by Lake Garda. Ideal for honeymooners To many people, Lake Garda with its azzure waters, lakeside vineyards, groves and scenic towns dotted around the waterfront, epitomises the peak of ro...
    • Countryside
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    • 38 rooms
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    • from 285 EUR
  • Luxury Hotel
    This former poets' home is now a luxury hotel – Il Falconiere. Historical charm, award-winning cuisine and Tuscan countryside. Ideal for honeymooners and wine-connoisseurs. Book for some memorable days.
    • Countryside
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    • 31 rooms
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    • from 390 EUR
  • Luxury Hotel
    If you're looking for charming luxury hotel on the Amalfi coast, then you're in the right place. It's almost impossible to imagine the level of luxury you'll find at Il San Pietro but it was good enough for the likes of Tina Turner and Dustin Hoff...
    • Seaside (ocean front)
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    • 57 rooms
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    • from 750 EUR
  • Luxury Hotel
    Recently opened, this charming design hotel on the lake won’t stop surprising you with its fine details. Its location is perfect: at the opposite shore of Moltrasio and Cernobbio. If you are looking for a place to enjoy an intimate, romantic getaw...
    • Village
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    • 30 rooms
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    • from 835 EUR
  • Luxury Hotel
    The J.K. Place Capri is something rather special indeed ... sensual, refined style, oozing comfort and hovering just a few feet above the Mediterranean. The team behind Florence's JK idea created such a good vibe that they decided to turn their ha...
    • Seaside (ocean front)
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    • 22 rooms
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    • from 909 EUR
  • Luxury Hotel
    A truly outstanding Italianate Villa close by to Rome Overlooking the Tyrrenean sea and surrounded by 15 acres of Italianate gardens, the Posta Vechia is, as its own publicity brochure states, an exceptional hotel for exceptional people. If y...
    • Seaside (ocean front)
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    • 19 rooms
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    • from 340 EUR
  • Luxury Hotel
    One of the most luxurious Positano hotels with fabulous views over the bay We couldn’t have put it better than John Steinbeck, who said of Le Sirenuse and Positano, “It bites deep. It is a dream place that isn’t quite real when you’re there and be...
    • Seaside (ocean front)
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    • 61 rooms
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    • from 531 EUR
  • Luxury Hotel
    Imagine waking up in the morning, rolling over and having, just to yourself, views across the waters of the Bay of Naples to Mount Vesuvius. Maison La Minervetta is a little bit exclusive, not only a small luxury boutique hotel by the Amalfi co...
    • Seaside (ocean front)
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    • 12 rooms
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    • from 380 EUR
  • Bed and Breakfast
    Masseria Dagilupi, a meticulously remodelled olive oil mill in Puglia, turned into a bed and breakfast near Ostuni and the Adriatic coast, offers an authentic south italian experience. Three spacious double rooms with minimalist design, intimate ambiance, and well-being services make it a remarkable adult-only retreat.
    • Countryside
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    • 3 rooms
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    • from 250 EUR
  • Spa Hotel
    Built in the 16th century as a lookout for the Knights of Malta, Masseria San Domenico now offers luxurious accommodations within a 200-acre farm. With various room options, all include modern amenities, a nice buffet breakfast and a salt water swimming pool make this spa hotel a unique apulian experience.
    • Countryside
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    • 48 rooms
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    • from 373 EUR
  • Luxury Hotel
    Masseria Tenuta Mosè in Sannicola, Puglia, offers aristocratic suites in Villa Costa and Villa Caracciolo with private pools, antique furnishings, and a wellness area. Enjoy local cuisine with on-site garden ingredients, as well as relaxing nature surrounding the accommodation.
    • Countryside
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    • 18 rooms
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    • from 280 EUR
  • Cottage
    Surrounded by a spacious garden and the spectacular Dolomites, Mi Chalet in La Villa is an exclusive hideaway for a luxurious holiday for two. This luxury chalet is made with high-quality materials, providing optimal comfort as well as large windo...
    • Mountain
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    • 2 people
    • |
    • from 640 EUR
  • Holiday homes villas
    Experience the real Italy without the crowds. Set on a hilltop with expansive views of the stunning Adriatic coast, the beautifully designed Oliveto Estate is an unforgettable luxurious Italian retreat that offers year-round exceptional luxury, ac...
    • Countryside
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    • 3 properties
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    • from 571 EUR
  • Holiday Apartments
    Palazzo Ca’ Nova in Venice embodies timeless elegance. Nestled along the Grand Canal, it seamlessly fuses historic beauty with contemporary luxury, offering a refined Venetian experience that captivates the senses.
    • Historic Quarters
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    • 4 properties
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    • from 350 EUR
  • Hotel & Self-Catering
    This accommodation offers a luxury hotel experience rich in history and culture. It's conveniently located near major attractions. The rooms blend historic charm with modern comforts, and the hotel hosts different cultural activities. Please note that the hotel may not be suitable for those with mobility issues.
    • City
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    • 8 rooms
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    • from 180 EUR
  • Boutique Hotel
    This Hotel offers a luxurious glimpse into 18th-century Sicilian noble life, with its historic architecture and central location near Piazza Duomo. Modern amenities complement the elegant decor that preserves the building's heritage. Some rooms feature balconies with Duomo Square views, providing an experience of luxury and history.
    • City
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    • 7 rooms
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    • from 184 EUR
  • Holiday Apartments
    The Palazzo Morosini degli Spezieri is an architectural gem in Venice. With its rich history and magnificent façade, it epitomises Venetian elegance - a venue for unforgettable experiences amidst the city of canals.
    • Historic Quarters
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    • 9 properties
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    • from 140 EUR
  • Luxury Hotel
    Palazzo Niccolini al Duomo is a historic luxury hotel in Florence. It has magnificent rooms with beautiful antiques and elegant marble bathrooms. Located in the heart of the city, ideal for exploring the magic of Florence at first hand.
    • City
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    • 13 rooms
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    • from 200 EUR
  • Luxury Hotel
    This Sardinian luxury hotel nestled in a beautiful valley near San Pantaleo is ideal for a romantic getaway. It offers stunning views of the lush surroundings and guests can enjoy wellness facilities and a heated outdoor pool. The 23 rooms and suites are located in traditional Sardinian houses, combining rural charm with modern amenities.
    • Countryside
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    • 24 rooms
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    • from 333 EUR
  • Luxury Hotel
    We can’t say that this beautiful small luxury hotel Relais Blu with 11 wonderful rooms is on the Amalfi Coast neither is it Sorrento. Sitting on the very point where the two meet it has something far more precious being perched right on the tip of...
    • Seaside (ocean front)
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    • 11 rooms
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    • from 195 EUR
  • Holiday homes villas
    "The Butterflies" is a luxury villa in Lucca with ecological awareness. An architectural jewel in the middle of nature can accommodate up to 6 people. Panoramic view, Jacuzzi, pool shared with the owner. Awarded by "National Geographic" and "EXPO STONE AWARD 2015."
    • Countryside
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    • 2 properties
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    • from 1500 EUR
  • Boutique Hotel
    The i Pini Biotique Agrivilla is the ideal vegan hotel for sustainable luxury in the Tuscan countryside. Enjoy exclusive rooms, only organic and vegan cuisine and green surroundings. Welcome to your Secretplace.
    • Countryside
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    • 11 rooms
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    • from 430 EUR
  • Holiday home villa
    Villa Amalfi is a designer luxury house from the early 70s built in local stone, and is sorrounded by a 15 acre exclusive park of amazing natural beauty. Located in Calcara, it is the perfect destination for those seeking privacy, relaxation and w...
    • Seaside (ocean front)
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    • 12 people
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    • from 1779 EUR
  • Hotel & Self-Catering
    Villa Carlotta, a luxury boutique hotel, offers stunning panoramic views of the sea and Mount Etna in a peaceful location near Taormina. With twenty-three beautifully designed rooms and suites, this glamorous environment provides a relaxing getaway. The villa features an enchanting garden, a lovely swimming pool, and well-preserved Roman ruins.
    • Historic Quarters
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    • 27 rooms
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    • from 400 EUR
  • Luxury Hotel
    This gorgeous Renaissance luxury hotel is located on the banks of the Arno River in Florence. Historic charm, first-class service and exquisite cuisine are just some of the highlights of this small hotel. Discover the splendour of Tuscany in this jewel of luxury hotels.
    • Countryside
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    • 37 rooms
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    • from 460 EUR
  • Holiday home villa
    With a breathtaking view of Lake Como and the surrounding mountains, this luxury Villa Peduzzi is located on the site of a former medieval watchtower and offers you not only one of the best views in Europe, but also a modern designed building with...
    • Lake
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    • 14 people
    • |
    • from 5214 EUR
  • Holiday home villa
    Villa Vigna, a luxury vacation home in the Tuscan hills, combines elegance, authenticity and modern design. With a private pool and proximity to the most beautiful cities of Tuscany, it is the ideal retreat for unforgettable vacation experiences.
    • Countryside
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    • 10 people
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    • from 1714 EUR
Our short listed lodgings
Below you will find some more lovely accommodations we have recently discovered and that we will publish soon. You can book them through booking.com in the meantime.
  • Luxury Hotel
    Once a noble manor, Dimore delle Balze stands among olive trees and rolling hills in the Iblea Valley. Built in 1886, the estate has been restored to uncover its original character, combining contemporary design with neoclassical elements and boho-chic style. Stepping through its gates, you are greeted by a saltwater pool, a fragrant garden with 150 types of plants, a terrace overlooking a boulevard of carob trees, and windows facing the Noto Valley.
    • Countryside
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    • 11 rooms
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    • from 399 EUR
  • Boutique Hotel
    Each of the seven rooms features such unique character that choosing one will be quite the task. This charming 'palazzetto' is filled with exquisite antiques and eclectic décor. The lounge includes a fireplace and an open kitchen, and there's a lush garden brimming with trees and plants, all just a short stroll from the historic centre of Florence.
    • Historic Quarters
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    • 7 rooms
    • |
    • from 150 EUR

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