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Whether a rustic rural, old country estate, traditional villa or castle hotel, accommodation is carefully selected to always reflect the character and charm of the destination you are staying in. Some properties are situated in a stunning setting or have interesting historical and architectural heritage; whilst others may be chosen for their owner-hosted welcome or excellent food. Character is not a substitute for quality and comfort however and at all of our hotels you're guaranteed an en-suite, a great night's sleep and delicious food. There is a choice of twin, double or single rooms and while room sizes in older buildings may vary, each room will have its own unique style and character. Below is a selection of some of our special accommodations.

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Hotel Villa La Palagina

Hotel Villa la PalaginaNestled in the Tuscan Hills, in the Italian wine-growing region of Chianti, Villa la Palagina was built using stone from an ancient convent. First inhabited at the end of the 16th century by a noble Florentine family, the Villa has housed many illustrious residents over the years including Bettino Ricasoli, the Italian Prime Minister in the second half of 19th century. With fantastic views of the Tuscan countryside, the Villa is an ideal base from which to explore the beautiful Tuscany region, relax in the evenings, and enjoy the fantastic food and wine. Keep your eyes peeled as you may even run into Sting, a next-door neighbour, in the restaurant!

Related Tours – Tuscan Treats and the Cinque Terre / Italian Indulgence


Albergo San Martino

Albergo San MartinoThe hotel San Martino is a 3 Star hotel located in the heart of the ancient town of Lucca, inside the town-walls. It is located close to the Cathedral and a short distance from the most important buildings and historical churches.

Related Tour – Tuscan Treats and the Cinque Terre

 


San Lino

San LinoSituated within the medieval walls of Volterra, the 4 star Hotel San Lino was originally built as a convent in 1480. The building retains certain aspects of its former “life" thanks to specialised renovations that have helped to enhance its historic charm, whilst introducing necessary modern day comforts. The rooms facing the street offer guests a suggestive view of the medieval architecture of Volterra, while the interior facing rooms allow guests to enjoy views of the small garden and outdoor swimming pool. Hotel San Lino also has an on-site restaurant, outdoor terrace and a bar/lounge area.

Related Tour – Tuscan Treats and the Cinque Terre


Pitti Palace Hotel

Pitti Palace HotelSet in the 13th-century Rossi Tower next to Ponte Vecchio, Hotel Pitti Palace features a panoramic roof terrace with beautiful city views. The rooms at Hotel Pitti Palace al Ponte Vecchio include windows overlooking the Arno River or the surrounding medieval city area. All 90 rooms have been renovated with a classic decor enhanced by technological comforts, in order to accommodate our guests with style, elegance, and efficiency. We have paid particular attention to the smallest details so that our guests can relax in the arms of a historic city.

Related Tour – Tuscan Treats and the Cinque Terre


Hotel Art Resort Galleria Umberto

Hotel Art Resort Galleria UmbertoThe Hotel Art Resort Galleria Umberto of Naples is an elegant small hotel situated in the heart of the city, inside the famous Galleria Umberto.

Related Tour – Enchanting Southern Italy

 

 


Hotel Granaio dei Casabella

Hotel Granaio dei CasabellaLocated inside the archaeological area, opposite the Porta Aurea, one of the four gates of the ancient city of Paestum, Il Granaio dei Casabella is a restored farm turned into a country hotel. It conserves all its original charm, in a calm environment which allows the guests to enjoy a pleasant and relaxing stay. Each room has been individually decorated with antique furniture and offers a spacious bathroom. Sit and relax in the lounge or stroll around the beautiful Mediterranean gardens.

Related Tour – Enchanting Southern Italy


Hotel Villa Giuseppina

Hotel Villa GiuseppinaNewly built, with every modern comfort, the Hotel "La Margherita - Villa Giuseppina" is situated in Scala in the heart of the Amalfi Coast, between Amalfi and Ravello. Facilities include a large terrace, swimming pool and solarium.

Related Tour – Enchanting Southern Italy

 


Grand Hotel Piazza Borsa

Grand Hotel Piazza BorsaOpened at beginning of 2010, G.H. Piazza Borsa, merges three adjacent buildings in the historical center of Palermo into one large hotel structure. The central part of the structure used to be the convent and the large church of Mercedarian Fathers (XVI cen.), inaugurated in 1614. Both the cloister, characterized by daringly high porticos, and the old convent door have remained practically unchanged. Each of the 127 rooms has its own separate design and personality.

Related Tour – Italian Indulgence


Fortuna

Hotel FortunaThe Hotel Fortuna is situated within Perugia's historic centre, a few meters from Corso Vannucci and the City Palace. The building dates back to 1300 and from its many windows and balconies guests can admire enchanting views of the city medieval centre. The 52 rooms are elegantly appointed and the restored roof-garden terrace it a wonderful place to relax. The breakfast room, with arches and Torretta, dates back to the 1500's. Other facilities include a bar, library, solarium and outdoor swimming pool.

Related Tour – Italian Indulgence


Grand Hotel Majestic

Grand Hotel MajesticBuilt in 1870, on the elegant west Piedmont shores of Lake Maggiore, the Grand Hotel Majestic is an exemplary conception of La Belle Époque. Its privileged position affords it, from almost every angle, breathtaking views of the splendid Borromeo Islands, the surrounding mountains and the Lake itself.

Related Tour – Italian Indulgence

 


Relais Villa Pomela

Relais Villa PomelaOnce an aristocrat’s country residence, this venerable mansion is today an elegant and comfortable 4 star hotel. All of its 47 bedrooms have been decorated in harmony with the ambience of a bygone age. The villa is considered to be one of the most beautiful in northern Italy, situated on the rolling hills of southern Piedmont and surrounded by spacious grounds. The hotel is just 30 minutes from Genoa and 45 minutes from Milan by car.

Related Tour – Italian Indulgence


Lido Palace Hotel

Lido PalaceThe 4* Lido Palace Hotel is located in a historic 'Liberty' building on the coast of Santa Margherita Ligure, capital of Tigullio. All of the rooms have sea views and are decorated with classic and elegant furnishings.

Related Hotel – Splendours of Sicily

 


Antico Convento

Antico ConventoOriginally the Capuchin Convent housed 40 cells, transformed today for a total of 23 rooms. Overlooking the green valley dell'Irminio, this site was originally chosen because of its natural beauty.

Related Hotel – Splendours of Sicily

 

 


Hotel Monte Tauro

Hote Monte TauroA few steps away from Taormina's center and from the Greek-Roman Theater, the Monte Tauro Hotel overlooks the Sicilian coastline. It has a large panoramic swimming pool with a Jacuzzi corner, a restaurant with a view of the Gulf of Naxos and a grill bar.

Related Hotel – Splendours of Sicily

 


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