Italy

We’ve rounded up an ever-growing selection of boutique hotel stays, luxury hotel hideaways and romantic retreats in Italy. Click on a destination below to see our current pick of the best boutique hotels to book, as well as an insider guide to everything from restaurants and bars to picnics and hire cars…

Destinations in Italy

  • Abruzzo

    Abruzzo

    Abruzzo is rustic, rural, romantic Italy at its undiscovered finest, where sheep roam free and mediaeval villages dot the landscape…
  • Aeolian Islands

    Aeolian Islands

    The ‘seven sisters’ of the volcanic Aeolian Islands are scattered like stars across the deep blue Tyrrhenian Sea, north of Sicily.
  • Amalfi Coast

    Amalfi Coast

    Craggy, winding and riddled with caves and secret beaches, the Amalfi Coast is one of the most spectacular stretches of coastline in the world. The volcanic headland reaches out from the ankle of Italy towards the Tyrrhenian, sheer mountainside plummeting into the sun-sparkled sea.
  • Basilicata

    Basilicata

    Basilicata rivals Rome in terms of culture, beauty, history and charm, and it comes without the torrent of tourists.
  • Capri

    Capri

    The tiny island with a big following.
  • Le Marche

    Le Marche

  • Lombardy

    Lombardy

  • Milan

    Milan

    Art, fashion, furniture and football are Milan’s healthy obsessions.
  • Naples

    Naples

    The birthplace of pizza, tri-coloured ice-cream and an oversized take on the rum baba, Italy’s ancient ‘new city’ has always known how to attract attention.
  • Piedmont

    Piedmont

    This northwestern region is a reminder that until just over a hundred years ago, Italy wasn’t a country, but a collection of states, each with its own distinct identity.
  • Puglia

    Puglia

    Located in Italy’s sunny south, Puglia has a unique character and charm, little known to outsiders; the Italians who flock here in the summer keep this laidback playground of blue sea, golden sands and olive groves strictly a family affair.
  • Riviera di Levante

    Riviera di Levante

    This exclusive sliver of golden coast is Italy’s very own Côte d’Azur, a ravishing riviera of year-round sunshine, mega-yachts and beautiful people…
  • Rome

    Rome

    It’s true: Rome wasn’t built in a day – and almost every moment of its lengthy and splendid history is still visible in some form.
  • Sardinia

    Sardinia

    This Mediterranean island has some of the most beautiful beaches in the world, and if you venture inland you’ll find breathtaking countryside.
  • Sicily

    Sicily

    Shrugging off size limitations to reveal bustling cities, dramatic coastlines and mountainous countryside, this have-it-all Mediterranean island is Italy in microcosm.
  • Sorrento

    Sorrento

    The Ancients believed that mariners were lured to the islands and towering cliffs of the Amalfi Coast by the songs of the Sirens, mythical temptresses who gave their name to the seductive town of Sorrento.
  • South Tyrol

    South Tyrol

    Austrian until 1919, the South Tyrol – or Südtirol – is Italy’s most northerly province, with a uniquely Teutonic tone. Two-thirds of the population speak German as their mother tongue, and handsome schlossen dot every hillside, but still an Italian sensibility prevails, creating an intriguing cultural mix.
  • Trentino

    Trentino

  • Treviso

    Treviso

    Venice's compact cousin has history, culture and gastronomic prowess to rival the City of Bridges, but it's a far more peaceful proposition.
  • Tuscany

    Tuscany

    When mother Nature was handing out charm, she really piled the goodies up high when it came to this above-the-knee patch of Italy.
  • Umbria

    Umbria

    Umbria is a rustic playground of pleasures, where food, fortified towns and fine wines will sate your every cultural and culinary need.
  • Venice

    Venice

    It may seem curious in a city that sits out in the sea and is characterised by its glittering waterways, but it’s walking you should prepare for when you visit Venice.
  • Verona

    Verona

    Shakespeare chose to set his smouldering tragedy, Romeo & Juliet, in this green- and honey-coloured historic city, and no wonder: these are streets to fall in love in.

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