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15 Exceptional Boutique Hotels in Italy

15 OF THE BEST BOUTIQUE HOTELS IN ITALY PROVIDING LUXURY HOTEL ACCOMMODATION, BETTER AMENITIES AND SERVICE

We have curated the best boutique hotels in Italy for travelers looking for a unique experience, a touch of more personal service, better amenities and local Italian culture. Large chain hotels might not always be synonymous with better experience in the travel service. It will not come to a surprise that boutique hotels just might be what you look for.

1. PARK HOTEL AI CAPPUCCINI – GUBBIO, UMBRIA

Park Hotel Ai Cappuccini - GubbioPark Hotel ai Cappuccini is a 17th century monastery transformed to a splendid boutique hotel of both antique and contemporary style. Located near the city center with elegant surroundings, comfortable rooms, impeccable service.  It has 92 rooms with a choice of exclusive junior suites and suites. Plenty of space, a spa, fireplaces, old paintings and contemporary works signed by great names of the Italian art, such as Giulio Aristide Sartorio, Giuseppe Capogrossi, Arnaldo Pomodoro. Starts €140 / night.


2. PALAZZO MARGHERITA – BASILICATA, BERNALDA

Palazzo MargherThe Palazzo Margherita is one of the most charming small luxury hotels in Italy. The Palazzo Boutique Hotel was built by the Margherita Family in 1892, Francis Ford Coppola purchased the Palazzo in 2004 and has been completely restored by Francis and acclaimed French designer Jacques Grange. The suites are elegantly designed with Italian décor of the early 20th century, combining simple elegance with bold ornament. Starts €250 / night.

 

3. BORGO SANTO PIETRO – SIENA, TUSCANY

Borgo Santo Pietro

A 13th century villa that is transformed to one of the finest luxury boutique hotels in Italy.  Nestled in the heart of the Tuscan countryside, the hotel grows its own organic vegetables, herbs and even honey. The views are spectacular with a  spa and array of treatments and therapies to release stress and rejuvenate. Top rated  and one of the most sought after boutique hotels in Tuscany. Starts at €410 / night.

 


4. ALBERGO VILLA CASANOVA – LUCCA, TUSCANY

Albergo CasanovaThe owners have Albergo Villa Casanova adapted from a traditional Tuscan country style into an elegant luxury hotel. The elegant and highly rated boutique hotel is an ideal center for exploring Tuscany, including churches and monuments. The closest beach is 15 minutes away and the countryside is wonderful for walking. Starts at €400 / night.


5. ASILO MASI – PISA, TUSCANY

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It all started when the Countess Cristina Gotti Lega combined her passion for decor and true Tuscan hospitality to create a jewel-like upscale B&B that offers luxurious comforts in the privacy of a truly historic residence. Enjoy the silence of the Tuscan countryside; candlelit dinners in a quiet garden with centennial live trees; a glass of chilled white wine while sitting in the lavish Jacuzzi pool. The local cuisine is exceptional and the hotel has its own chef. Starts at €280 / night.

6. RELAIS SAN SANINO – SIENA, TUSCANY

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Relais San Sanino is immersed in the Tuscan countryside, among olive groves and wheat fields. There are four spacious and well-lit suites each one decorated differently from the other. Spacious and splendid bathrooms equipped with shower, jacuzzi and chromotherapy. The toiletries are by Ortigia. Starts at  €390 / night.

 

 

 


7. ALBERGO AL SOLE – VENETO, TREVISO

Albergo Al SoleA small luxury 5 star boutique hotel in the heart of the medieval town of Asolo, in the proximity of Treviso. The hotel has 23 rooms, each room is distinctly decorated to pamper guests in the Asolo hills. The hotel is an ideal base for trips to vineyards and wineries in the Veneto region – highly renowned for its outstanding food and wine. It is also a popular destination among cyclists and other sports enthusiasts from all over the world due to the spectacular natural landscape all around it. Starts at €170 / night.


8. ORSO GRIGIO – TRENTINO-ALTO ADIGE, SOUTH TYROL

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The Orso Grigio villa and restaurant are perched on the tree-covered hilltops of the upper Val di Non 1200 m above sea level in the heart of Trentino. The areas around Orso Grigio are surrounded by picturesque lakes, the Dolomites, verdant meadows, valleys dominated by castles, orchards, art museums and even archaeological delights. A golfer’s paradise.  It has ten elegant suites ranging from deluxe to top, guests feel at home and has complete privacy. Contact Owner for pricing.

9. DUCHESSA MARGHERITA – PIEMONTE, CUNEO

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The house was built around the middle of the Nineteenth century, belonging to a royal family. In 2009 it was bought by its present owners and restored it to its original splendour, with precious antique furniture, fireplaces and refined furnishings. Starts at €120 / night.

 

 

 


10. CASTILLO DI POSTIGNANO – PERUGIA, UMBRIA

Castello di PostignanoCastello di Postignano is a historic medieval fortified town, or borgo, that has been restored by a passionate and dedicated team. It is situated in the heart of Umbria, part of a constellation of enchanting towns and art treasures in the green, unspoilt setting of Valnerina. There are 60 unique homes gathered around the tower and the frescoed church. The views are awesome. You will fall in love with this architectural gem and its unforgettable atmosphere. Starts at €140 / night.


11. RELAIS LA COSTA – SIENA, TUSCANY

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Relais La Costa is located by the charming Senese hills near Monteriggioni village. Relais La Costa offers three types of suites and apartments. The Romantic Suites and Apartments are perfect for an idyllic holiday as a couple: suites include a bathroom with shower, heating system, a bright double bedroom and living room ,a fully-equipped kitchen. Comfort Suites are larger and designed for families or groups of friends. Spa services and pool.  Contact Owner for pricing.

12. BORGO DI CARPIANO – PERUGIA, UMBRIA

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A country retreat surrounded by oaks, lime trees, and ancient olive trees, whose incredible colours alternate themselves throughout the seasons. The hamlet belonged to Rovaldo Baldassini, father of Sant’Ubaldo, patron saint of the town of Gubbio in the 17th century. The hotel owners started the transformation in 2001, much has been added while maintaining its link to history. The borgo has now 10 rooms with very peaceful and scenic environment. Starts at €140 / night.


13. NIKI’S RESORT – PERUGIA, UMBRIA

Nikis resort3Niki’s Resort is an old village from the 11th century, the structures of the hotel are from the old Church of Santa Maria di Agnano. It is perched on the hills to the south-west of Gubbio, overlooking Valle dell’Assino that joins Gubbio and Umbertide. Niki’s Resort maintained the original materials of its medieval architecture and forms of the old hamlet. Decorated with the finest modern furnishings, it is now complete with swimming pool, gym and a nearby golf area. Starts at €110 / night.


14. BORGO DELLA MARMOTTA – SPOLETO, UMBRIA

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In the small village of Poreta, Borgo della Marmotta is a medieval hamlet transformed to a small boutique hotel. There are two types of accommodations: Classic and Superior, eight rooms in total. Each room is provided with air conditioning, heating, internet access, a tray with tea and coffee, and a minibar. Experience true Italian culture, comfort and refinement. Starts €120 / night.

 

 

15. ARGENTARIO GOLF RESORT AND SPA – GROSSETO, TUSCANY

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Located next to Porto Ercole, this luxury 5-star hotel is surrounded by cork-oak woods and centuries-old olive trees in Tuscany’s Maremma, home to hares, deer, squirrels, wild boars and a variety of bird species. For outdoor sports lovers, the resort offers three tennis courts, a football field and jogging trails. Starts at €240 / night.

 

 

 

 

5 Best Romantic Villas

Europe has the most fantastic destination for newly weds and those looking to renew the old spark. With lovely rooms, best spots – overlooking picturesque Lake Como, the Atlantic coast, rocky shores or the verdant Italian hills. Private villas give couples total privacy and a luxury deserving for a memorable celebration. It does not need much effort to look for the best villas. These intimate properties  are specially chosen to give you the finest unforgettable romantic trip.

VILLA AMINA – LAKE COMO, ITALY

villa-aminaOverlooking Lake Como,  every detail of this villa is unique and exudes an extraordinary charm. The top floor has a magnificent bedroom with floor to ceiling windows directly in front of the bed and en-suite bathroom with a large round bath tub overlooking the lake and separate shower. Windows open to a terrace directly over the Lake.

CHALET EICHENSTEIN – SOUTH TYROL, ITALY

chalet-eichensteinAs one of the few luxury chalets in South Tyrol Chalet Eichenstein is the perfect hideaway for a romantic trip. The chalet combines simple elegance with the highest comfort, inconspicuously in the unique setting of vineyards and apple orchards below the magnificent mountain scenery around Merano. With regards to privacy, comfort and location Chalet Eichenstein has no equal property in South Tyrol, and thus offers a unique opportunity to enjoy the area in a private luxury.

VILLA GIANNI – ISCHIA ISLAND, ITALY

24234_sourceThe villa is situated on the extremity of foothills called Punto Caruso, where nearby we have the Negombo Thermal Gardens, and the Mortella Botanic Gardens. From the villa, paths spread out through the wood to lead to extraordinary rock formations and fabulous corners of paradise, from where you can admire the sunset and a breathtaking view of the beaches of San Francesco and Forio.

THE FORTE – ATLANTIC COAST, PORTUGAL

The FortePart of The Oitavos, the villa for two faces the timeless beauty of the Atlantic coast.  The villa is modern with bold design, sleek lines and elegantly simple interiors focus attention outwards – on the historical and natural elements of the surrounding landscape and the drama and romance of the Ocean. On the territory of The Oitavos there is also a spa, world class golf course.

VILLETA FRACOMINA – UMBRIA, ITALY

fracominaIt is located within easy strolling distance of the Centre of the Estate where the Osteria, stables and tennis court are located. Guests staying at Villetta have exclusive use of the 18 x 4.5 m swimming pool, outdoor kitchen and custom built spa bath.

 

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Villa Saraceni

saraceni-casaliotravelVilla Saraceni, Italy, Tuscany, Province of Grosseto, Maremma, Orbetello, 14-20 persons

The estate, surrounded by vineyards and fields, is located in the southern part of Tuscany, in the heart of the Maremma area, only about 5 km distant from the sea. The property is excellently situated. The area is only an hour drive from Sovana. Nearby, you will find Saturnia, with its famous hot springs, and the medieval centre of Capalbio.

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Villa Seneca

villa-seneca2Villa Seneca, Italy, Tuscany, Province of Siena near Pievescola, 5 bedrooms, private pool

Villa Seneca is ideally situated in a splendid, panoramic position in the Selva Natural Park, between Siena and Florence. It consists of the main villa, a beautifully positioned pool and surrounding gardens of local flora such as rosemary, lavender, yellow broom, red and white roses, cisto and much more.

The area offers opportunities for walking, hiking, jogging/running, biking and general exploring. It is a wonderful vacation spot for people who enjoy nature, combined with the possibility for numerous day trips to the nearby cultural centers of Siena, Florence, San Gimignano, Volterra and many other places within an hour driving distance.

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Villa Dafne

dafne3Villa Dafne, Itay, Tuscany, Pistoia, 5 bedrooms, air condition, Wifi

Villa Dafne is a beautiful vacation home close to Pistoia with 5 bedrooms, Wifi, air-condition and private pool. Inside the atmosphere is that of an ancient villa: all the traditional details have been maintained and the reorganization of spaces has been contained. Modern comforts and innovative elements – air conditioning system, independent in each room, washing-dryer machine and Internet connection – have been introduced with sobriety.

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Villa Danza

danzza-casalioVilla Danza, Italy, Tuscany, Region of Siena near Siena, 8 Bedrooms, Private Pool, Air Conditioning

Description: Everything about this house gives it the feeling of a private residence, the furniture and soft furnishings, the decoration and those extra touches make it a family home. An extraordinary house in a marvellous position amongst gently rolling hills, with views over Siena. Extremely well furnished.

The house is on a 35 acre estate of olive groves. Stay inspired and find out more about Villa Danza! Details

Villa Antimo

antimoVilla Antimo, Italy, Toskana, Montalcino, Grosseto, 6 Bedrooms, 12 Persons, Private pool

The villa Antimo is located only about 15 Km from Montalcino between Montegiovi and Castelnuovo in the Val d’Orcia Region. The area is one of the most exclusive places of Tuscany declared by UNESCO world heritage. The Villa has 6 bedrooms and can accomodate up to 12 person. It is a fantastic place for families and friends for a holiday. The sea can be reached in about 50 minutes by car.

Outside the Villa there is a covered dining terrace and a barbecue. The private rooftop swimming pool is filled with saltwater and a separate solar shower. Also for the guests in front of the pool are available comfortable deckchairs.

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Villa Sambuco

sambucoVilla Sambuco, Italy, Umbria, Terni, Orvieto, 5 bedrooms, pool, internet

Built in 19th century as a self-sufficient farmhouse completed with cattle shed, pigsty and barn, Villa Sambuco has been restored in 1998 and rennovated in 2010 using traditional material as wood, clay and stone. It overlooks a green pasture where you can see sheep grazing.

The land of the property is some 7 hectares, part of which are completely fenced to prevent guests pets wandering around. Only 15 min drive from Orvieto, one of the most beautiful Italian town, one hour drive from Rome, and few minutes from some very nice medieval small villages, which still distinguish the look and the atmosphere of country central Italy.

Guests bicycles at free disposal. Nearby horse riding.

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Villa Palagi

palagi3Villa Palagi, Villa in Italiy, Umbria, Province Terni close to Orvieto, 6-12 persons, private pool

Villa Palagi is a former farmhouse, which has been completely restored into a luxury vacation villa. The furnishing is light, bright and modern. Situated within an organic farm estate, set on a hill of Umbria on the border with Tuscany, and on the edge of the Monte Rufeno national park, the green heart of Italy.

The beautiful furnishing of the Villa and the location itself offer best conditions for a relaxing and peaceful vacation. There is a large swimming pool with traditional stone barbecue and pizza oven. The Villa has a beautiful terrace and a nice garden which is ideal for children.

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Villa Carlotta

breakfast-at-carlottaItaly, Villa Carlotta, Umbria, area of Perugia close to Pierantonio, 4 – 8 Persons

Villa Carlotta is situated in Northern Umbria close to the borders with Tuscany and only 15 minutes drive from the bustling university town of Perugia. This beautiful Villa is located beautifully amid a large private estate, newly refurnished and providing comfortable accommodation for families and friends to enjoy a relaxing retreat in one of the most beautiful private nature reserves in Italy. The Villa is set among the rolling Umbrian hills. It dominates the spectacular valley of Monte Tezio and it is located 20 km from Perugia and 15 km from Lake Trasimeno.

There are plenty of opportunities for viewing local wildlife, as the estate is also a nature reserve and farm.

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Villa Gherardesca

gherardesca-casalioVilla Gherardesca, Italy, Tuscany, Province of Pisa, 10+2 Persons, Guardistallo

The villa is located in the hilly landscape of Tuscany, close to Guardistallo and about 14 Km distant from the coast but also some of the most beautiful cities in Tuscany like San Gimignano, Volterra, Lucca, Pisa are not too far and can be visited on a half day trip or day trip. The beauty of the Tuscan countryside, combined with refined interior decor, makes this Villa so homely. An approx. 1 km long entrance over an not tarred street leads to the house.

Located very peacefully, in panoramic position in the hilly landscape of the area. The villa includes all comforts for its guests.

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Villa Spontini

spontiniVilla Spontini, Italy, Tuscany, Province of Pisa – near Peccioli, 4-11 guests

Spontini is a beautiful Villa located in the heart of Tuscany, offering best possibilities for excursions to San Gimignano, Volterra, Pisa. An elegant villa built around 1800, carefully restored to perfection, while maintaining its typical architecture.

Within walking distance you can find food shops, bar/patisserie, bank, post office etc. Only 100 metres distant from the next bar, but at the same time in the serene Tuscan landscape, far from the big cities. From the pool and the garden, there is a wide expanse of view into the Tuscan Landscape.

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The Pereto

peretoThe Pereto, Italy, Umbria, Perugia, Montone, 5 bedrooms, pool, internet.

This picturesque small hamlet is located at the foot of the famous Rocca D’Aries, a castle owned in the past by the counts Della Porta now belonging to the Municipality of Montone, and is sourrounded by 152 hectares of private land.

The two farmhouses for rent – Stallina and Essicatoio – are elegantly furnished with antique yet simple furniture. The property features a beautiful swimming pool offering panoramic views of the entire valley.

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Masseria Petolecchia La Residenza

petolecchia2Masseria Pettolecchia La Residenza, Italy, Puglia, 6 bedrooms, pool, internet.

The interior design of La Residenza is a collection from the 30s and 40s for charming retro decors, furniture, with sofas signed by Jansen, appliques created by Miguel Angel, plaster sculptures by Rabarama, eclectic Italian sculptor and painter, and bronze sculptures by the Belgian artist, Dirk de Keyzer.

Outside the Residenza is a beautiful terrace with comfortable furniture. Next to the pool is an “outside dining table” where you can eat and enjoy the nature. For a romantic outdoor dinner, there is a beautifully illuminated flower pavilion.

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Castillo di Postignano

Castello di Postignano

Castillo di Postignano, Italy, Umbria, Perugia, 14 rooms, From 140,00€ to 220,00€ Room / Night

Castello di Postignano is a historic medieval fortified town, or borgo, that has been restored by a passionate and dedicated team. It is situated in the heart of Umbria, part of a constellation of enchanting towns and art treasures in the green, unspoilt setting of Valnerina.

Accommodation is offered not in a hotel room but in one of 14 fine houses, each with its own historic character, transformed into exquisite, comfortable suites, with modern facilities. There is even fast Internet connection, a pool and a sauna. You can also enjoy many kinds of massage.

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Villa Tolani

19513_sourceVilla Tolani, Italy, Tuscany, Province of Pisa, Guardistallo, 5 bedrooms, for 6-10 persons.

Villa Tolani is a stone farmhouse built on the hills of the town of Guardistallo. The villa is located in the hilly landscape of Tuscany close to Guardistallo and about 14 Km distant from the coast. The beauty of the Tuscan countryside, combined with refined interior decor, makes this Villa so homely.

Villa Tolani counts five bedrooms, each with private bathroom. There is a spacious lounge/dining room with fireplace, a second smaller lounge with fireplace, a dining room and a full equipped kitchen.

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