Italy is a country of immense diversity, great charm and exquisite style. Its historical heritage spans several thousand years and culturally it's one of the richest nations in Europe. The result is that every trip to Italy is a gastronomic journey of discovery against a backdrop of breathtaking and ever-changing scenery.
In our collection we aim to highlight Italy's hotel treasures, all of them coming with stunning locations,charming rooms and attentive service, not to mention a certain something that sets them apart from the crowd. We do hope you enjoy browsing this rather unique collection and look forward to designing your very own holiday, including everything that is 'La Dolce Vita', to this magnificent country.
Venice or ‘La Serenissima’, as she was known for thousands of years, is truly one of the most seductive and beguiling places anywhere in the world.
Whether you’re a history enthusiast or simply looking for La Dolce Vita, Rome is the city for you.
Today Florence is a thriving metropolis with fashionable eateries and Gucci-clad citizens. Yet this regional capital of Tuscany is also Italy’s ‘Renaissance City’ and so will be forever linked with 15th century artists such as Michelangelo, Botticelli and Leonardo da Vinci.
Its fabled rolling hills are studded with vineyards, olive groves and sleepy villages, whilst its famously romantic cities are overflowing with renaissance and medieval treasures.
All deserving of your discovery in their own right, these are the gems of northern Italy. If fair VERONA was in any other country it would be flooded with tourists thanks to its architecture, boutique shops and of course the annual Opera Festival, this year celebrating its 100th year.
Once a sleepy fishing harbour, this small town is now a tourist idyll along the picturesque Italian Riviera. Relaxing and people watching are the two biggest pass times here, as during the summer the port becomes a hub of yachting activity and the harbour simply pulses with life.
The Sorrento and Amalfi coast will make you giddy – and that’s not just because its famously winding coastal road involves impossibly steep mountain sides and even longer drops. No, it’s because the place is both astoundingly beautiful and impossibly glamorous; artists, writers and movie stars all flocking here to find anything from sunshine to inspiration.
The fairytale Trulli, small white circular stone houses with conical roofs dating from the 19th Century, help to make Puligia, Italy’s heel, an enchanting destination. As do the sweeping coastlines, rocky coves and smooth beaches sculpted by the Adriatic and the Ionian seas. Nature reserves, olive groves, green meadows and wetlands, cathedrals and ancient watchtowers, add to the appeal. And if all that’s not enough to lure you, Puglia offers some of the finest food and wine that Italy has to offer.
For all that it’s part of Italy, Sicily – the largest island in the Mediterranean is another country. It wears its history on its sleeve with rich relics scattered almost casually. The food has hints of Arabic spices; the vegetation is exotic with oranges, lemons and palms; the pace of life slow, warm and friendly.
This must be on everyone’s wish list; driving yourself around the gorgeous Italian countryside in a Ferrari. Offered in conjunction with Red Travel; during the trip you sleep in the best hotels, dine in the finest restaurants and are treated to a drivers VIP experience that would make Jeremy Clarkson jealous. Private trips range from1 day experiences to an 8 day Grand Tour; these are holidays of a life time.