Boutique hotels have seen a dramatic increase in popularity all around the world, particularly in Europe.
People don’t always want to stay in a standard hotel but experience the culture of a country and staying in a luxury, boutique hotel. The allure of boutique hotels is the special attention given to detail in all their amenities and offered services.
So we’ve hand-picked a unique and independent selection of some of the most beautiful, charming and romantic boutique hotels in Italy. Italy is known as the center of western civilization, and continues to draws millions of visitors a year to explore its rich culture and history.
We hope you enjoy the following list and can truly experience Italy one if its boutique hotels, luxury hotel hideaways or romantic Italian retreats.
First is the Jk Place Capri, which is a gorgeous property set upon the cliffs and built high up, directly looking out to the sea. The ambiance of this resort is reminiscent of a chic, away-from-it-all backdrop that breathes tranquil bliss without ever actually leaving the urban area. Jk Place Capri feature just 22 available rooms, so plan well ahead. We hear that room #22 offers the best views overlooking the sea. With staff members like family, this resort is the ideal home away from home. Although more suited to couples and lovers looking for seclusion, JK Place Capri also offers a “chill out” venue for those traveling alone.
The Hotel de Russie (photo above) can be found the heart of Rome. It’s a five-star luxury haven that will cater to your every wants and needs. The staff will go that extra mile to indulge you even more. Despite the enormous size of the hotel with 122 total rooms, the Hotel de Russie hotel’s staff and attendants maintain a high standard of personal service. For vacationers who belong to the “lonely hearts club band”, find your way to The Stravinskij Bar for a chance to meet interesting and famous personalities. Le Jardin de Russie’s Pasta-Tina de Ceci con Gamberi is a must-try! One last piece of advice for dieters, celebrated chefs Fulvio Pierangelini and Nazzareno Menghini will make it hard for you to curb your appetite. Enjoy!
The Castello di Vicarello is an out-of-town “Castle in the Clouds.” If you are gifted with patience, then your dedication will not go unrewarded. Upon entry towards the Castello di Vicarello castle’s manor, you will drive through beautiful vineyards and olive groves. As you approach, you’ll realize a magnificent stone building that is reminiscent of medieval times. There are only 6 suites available for accommodation. It would be best to make travel arrangements beforehand, that way you get to pick which suite you’ll stay in. If it’s an arrangement just for two, set your sights on the Sassi as it’s perfect for couples with romantic inclinations.
The Chiesina boutique hotel is another choice if you’re going with your entire family and money is not a problem. We highly suggest you stay at the Chiesina. This 2-story mini-castle will make you feel like royalty indeed as your suite will be catered with wine straight from the vineyard and fruit bowls served at your behest or on schedule. Though the attendants here are warm and friendly, be warned that they’ll be more likely to spoil and indulge you with your vices rather than your virtues!
The Principe Forte Dei Marmi is the ideal place to be to soak up the sun’s rays. This chic hotel definitely brings a new meaning to a simple relaxing vacation. Featuring 28 pad-inspired rooms to choose from, we recommend a corner room which offers access to the best views. Open-clad, sun-kissed tan and beach ready is the usual dress code anytime, anywhere. While the 67 Sky Lounge hotel bar on the rooftop is the perfect place to unwind (unless you prefer a poolside bed massage), in high summer, live DJ’s reign and transform the hotel into one big party.
The Il Salviatino hotel sets high on the hills overlooking Florence. This 15th century inspired mansion is a beautiful mix of exposed brickworks, classic design and striking architecture. Upon arrival, you’ll be greeted by your dedicated ambassador to look after your every wish. Choose from 45 luxurious rooms. Among boutique hotels, this one is not for those traveling on a budget, but their signature cocktail (classic dry martini shaken to perfection) is surely worth its weight in gold.
The Hotel Cipriani offers its guests 79 suites and rooms that feature open lagoon views. Imagine cruising through Venice on board the Cipriani’s private boat, Shirley, which is available upon reservation. Not in the mood for a boat ride? Try their Olympic-sized swimming pool instead which is the first and only in Central Venice.
The Bvlgari Hotel organizes special tours and excursions to Italy’s most exclusive destinations. Bored of standard modes of traveling. Let the Bvlgari Hotel help. Choose from limousine, yacht or private plane. For pasta lovers, try your palate at Chef Andrea Ferrero’s classic Italian cuisines which are simply to die for!
The Maison La Minervetta hotel is a cliffside beauty that offers 12 rooms, each with sea-facing fantastic views. To accentuate the hotel’s quirky nautical appeal, almost all rooms come with bedrooms with medium-sized boat models of different sorts For those who travel in pairs and staying away from the public, 200 meters away from the hotel is La Tonnarella where private beach reservations are available upon request. There’s even stairs from the hotel that lead directly down to the sea. Be prepared for the climb back though!
If you would like to book your next vacation to Italy and stay at one of the above mentioned luxury boutique hotels, please contact The Life of Luxury and we assist with your travel reservation.