Belmond Hotel Caruso - Amalfi Coast, Italy
Overlooking the postcard-perfect Amalfi Coast, Belmond Hotel Caruso in Ravello is the embodiment of genuine Italian luxury. Its classy Belvedere Restaurant serves exquisite Mediterranean fare in spectacular indoor and outdoor settings, and each of the beautiful, individually decorated rooms is an oasis of style and tranquility. Retaining many of the original architectural features of the 11th century palace, the hotel’s sumptuously appointed interiors dazzle the eye with their enchanting frescoed ceilings and timeless Italian furnishings. Outside, a fabulous infinity pool and a charming collection of manicured gardens offer some of the most wonderful views in the world.
Relais Villa Vittoria - Lake Como, Italy
Enjoying a tranquil location on the postcard perfect shores of Lake Como, Relais Villa Vittoria gets visitors into a “dolce vita” state of mind from the moment they enter the door. Idyllic gardens, shady terraces, and an infinity pool overlooking the lake complement the hotel’s remarkably elegant interiors with their wood-beamed ceilings and delicate furnishings in soft, feminine hues. No two rooms are alike, yet they are all cozy, bright and full of period charm. The boutique hotel’s refined atmosphere extends into the wonderful La Barrique restaurant and wine bar, where, if weather permits, distinguished local delicacies are served on a picturesque lakeside terrace.
L’Essenza - Sardinia, Italy
Immersed in the countryside of Sardinia, close to its North Coast beaches, L’Essenza is an authentic guesthouse that combines wellbeing with environmental sustainability into a one-of-a-kind Mediterranean experience. A true “Sensory Oasis”, the intimate property consists of 4 accommodation units that resemble traditional shepherds’ dwellings called pinettos. Each house has been themed around a unique color and sensory path. The white Myrtle Room, with its delicate rosemary flavors, envelopes you in calming peace, other invites you to relax in a lavender scented environment with rustic furnishings and violet walls, and the Juniper Room encourages you to find your balance while surrounded by green.
Villa La Cassinella - Lake Como, Italy
Perched on the western shores of Italy’s spectacular Lake Como, Villa La Cassinella is a jewel-like oasis of serenity and refinement. Surrounded by 30,000 sqm of beautiful gardens, the property boasts a tennis court, a terrace with spectacular lake views, an infinity edge swimming pool, and a separate building where guests can enjoy a cutting edge home cinema and a fully equipped fitness room. The interior design is a sumptuous mix of Sienna marble floors, period furnishings and exquisite European antiques. Inside the elegant rooms, special touches such as luxurious Italian bedding, opulent chandeliers or huge open fireplaces will make you feel like royalty.
Mazzini 31 - Italy
Nestled in the quaint, medieval town of Monteleone d’Orvieto, Mazzini 31 is one of the stunning restoration projects of architect Patrizio Fradiani. Renovated with great care and respect for history, this 17th-century noble apartment - now converted into a luxury holiday home - boasts 3 delightfully-designed suites, a majestic terrace overlooking Chiana Valley, an exclusive wine cellar and a private spa with pool and Jacuzzi built on the site of the old stables. The décor is a symphony of eras and styles, with vintage furnishings and glorious ornate frescoes standing side by side with bespoke marble sinks and all sorts of modern and adventurous designer details. The property comes complete with a gourmet kitchen, a charming library and an artsy living room filled with precious antiques.
Domus Civita - Italy
Staying at Domus Civita in the isolated hilltop town of Civita di Bagnoregia is like stepping back in time to a corner of Italy never touched by modernization. Majestically restored by its architect owner Patrizio Fradiani, this 14th-century palazzo boasts three delightful suites as well as a picturesque cluster of ancient caves and grottos now converted into an underground pool, a hot tub, an exclusive wine cellar and an art gallery. The interior design is an inspiring mix of terracotta floors, wood beams, sleek fabrics and colorful, modern touches. The property’s magical gardens offer plenty of relaxation areas from where you can admire the splendid valley below.
Podere Palazzo - Italy
Idyllically located halfway between Rome and Florence, amidst the rolling Umbrian hills, Podere Palazzo is a gem of a country house surrounded by meadows, postcard-perfect vineyards and ancient olive orchards. The majesty of the landscape extends to the villa’s charming interiors, where sleek Italian furnishings gleam beneath the handcrafted chestnut beams. In addition to its 5 chic bedrooms, the villa boasts elegantly decorated living and dining areas, a gourmet kitchen with portico, and an infinity pool with glorious panoramic views.