My time in Italy has always been dear to my heart. The country has seen me through many chapters of my life and has never, ever failed to make me fall head over heels for its age and romance. Today, I’m sharing some of my absolutely favorite hotels I’ve had the blessing of experiencing in my dear Italia. From sun drenched bedrooms to sherbet colored seascapes, I’ve collected quite a few stunning stays… and I want you to experience them for yourself. Here are my picks of the most picturesque hotels in Italy!
Belmond Hotel Caruso
It’s hard to rank favorites. But I honestly believe that booking the Belmond Hotel Caruso is the closest thing I’ll have from a home away from home. Each time I visit, it doesn’t matter how long I’ve been away, I’m greeted by such warmth and hospitality. This former 11th century palace is a modern setting to a traveler’s fairytale. Standing on the edge of their infinity pools overlooking the scattered and colorful Ravello skyline below is the kind of peace I wish I could tap into everyday.
Hotel Punta Tragara, Capri
Perched on a hill overlooking the famous Faraglioni Rocks in Capri, the Small Luxury Hotel Punta Tragara will absolutely take your breath away with its incredible views at every turn. The coral touches throughout the exterior of the property glow so beautifully when the sunsets and when the light is perfect. It’s located at the end of Via Tragara, one of the prettiest 20 minute strolls on the island.
Hotel Santa Caterina
The Amalfi Coast is well loved for a reason. Seeing the light settle and sparkle over the ocean in the evening, feeling the warmth of the Italian sun, the little moments of bliss and happiness – it’s all waiting for travelers to experience. Hotel Santa Caterina’s views of the crashing Mediterranean ocean is, simply put, stunning. Watching the beauty unfold below the deck while sipping on cappuccino is pretty much the Italian version of heaven, if you ask me! It’s the perfect setting and resting place for your Italian dream.
Palazzo Margherita Positano
This was my first time staying at a villa in the Amalfi Coast and I absolutely LOVED the experience! Equipped with fully stocked kitchens, washer for clothes, and more, this place has you feeling like a local. But the views? The views are truly some of the best in the entire village and all of the seven apartments have incredible views! Pictured below are views from the Galli, Palazzo and Sponda apartments within the villa.
NH Collection Grand Hotel Convento di Amalfi
Slow walks through NH Collection Grand Hotel Convento di Amalfi’s 13th century grounds, filled with stories of the old world and floating above the cliff tops of the Amalfi Coast – my love language. As an old soul and absolute romantic, I found myself tracing the steps of this former monastery of an Arab-Norman cloister with such revere and intrigue. The panoramic trail between the gardens and the coastline is meant for any traveler who longs for the old world.
This was my first time staying in the town of Praiano, located between Positano and Amalfi, Casa Angelina, a Small Luxury hotel was one of the most unique hotel stays I’ve ever experienced on the Amalfi Coast. It’s different in that its design is minimal and modern and the unobstructed sunset views are something you don’t often find on the coast.
Hotel de Russie, Rome
The pastel pink courtyard and gardens that is home to the hotel’s Le Jardin de Russie restaurant and Stravinskij Bar is enough to steal. The urban oasis is absolutely picturesque at every turn and so are the gorgeous, newly renovated rooms with a hint of modern design, while still maintaining tons of character.
As I woke up to watch the sunrise during my stay in Portrait Roma, I witnessed a sight of the ancient city I knew very few would be able to see for themselves. Portrait Roma’s special rooftop view of the Spanish steps is unlike any perspective found in the city. This hotel had my heart from the moment I entered and noticed the collection of 50’s and 60’s vintage photos of beauties, including my soul sister Audrey Hepburn. The perfect mix of cool, unique and heartfelt care adds up to Portrait Roma’s special mix. Staying here is so incredible. I just know Dame Traveler will love it too!
NH Collection, Rome
I stayed at two NH Collection properties in Rome and although, they were different experiences, I absolutely loved both of them.
NH Collection Roma Fori Imperiali
NH Collection Roma Fori Imperiali is located right next to the Roman Forum with the most incredible views of it right from your window. The hotel’s design is chic, fresh and fashionable and every corner is the perfect photo op. They also have a gorgeous rooftop and bar, Oro Bistrot with amazing views, especially at sunset1
NH Collection Roma Palazzo Cinquecento
You cannot find a more perfect hotel nicer (or closer) to the Roma Termini train station if you tried. This hotel is so close that you can actually see it through the windows of Termini! (which makes for the perfect photo op) It feels brand new and fresh and it’s within steps of the station so you don’t have to walk far, especially if you have a very early train or flight. The hotel is gorgeous and the views are even more so.
Villa San Michele, A Belmond Hotel, Florence
I couldn’t put my camera down at this incredibly unique and romantic property. If you’ve been following me for awhile now, you know that I have a special place in my heart for Belmond Hotels and this property is just exceptional. Located in the town of Fiesole, it’s a 20 minute ride from the center of Florence and it overlooks the entire city, perfect for sunset shots. With a Michelangelo-designed façade that was once Napoleon Bonaparte’s headquarters, this property surely does not disappoint.
Galleria Vik Milano
Wow, I was completely blown away by this Small Luxury Hotels property, Galleria Vik in Milano. It is housed inside of one of the most iconic places in Milan, the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II. Wake up to incredibly beautiful views outside of your window. It’s truly one of the most picturesque gems in Italy and the property’s designed is covered in the most beautiful and interesting modern outworks. My stay at Galleria Vik is one of the most unique stays I’ve had to date!
Mandarin Oriental, Milan
For a chic hotel experience with a local flair, we love the Mandarin Oriental, Milan. The hotel is hidden on a side street in a posh, fashionable area that offers the utmost tranquility and privacy but it’s also only steps away from the Duomo. Every detail of this property is impeccable. Our room had a gorgeous view of the Milan street facades and my favorite photo op was the courtyard where breakfast and aperitivo is served. For all of you fashionistas out there, this modern concrete jungle oasis is the hotel for you.