From glittering Lake Como to the rolling Tuscan hills, the romantic Amalfi Coast to the ancient monuments of Rome; Italy has so much to offer. Art, architecture, history, fashion, fine wine and good food intermingle so effortlessly. Our European travel specialists recommend just a few of their favourite spots to enjoy this magnificent country.
Praiano, Amalfi Coast, Italy
Casa Angelina is a contemporary 39-room boutique hotel set on a cliff with beautiful views over the Amalfi Coast. Whether you want to explore the fascinating coastline, relax on the beach or try delicious local cuisine, Casa Angelina is the ideal choice.
Verdura Resort, a Rocco Forte Hotel
Set on the rugged coastline of southern Sicily, Verdura Resort is a stylish and luxurious Rocco Forte property. With extensive grounds, first class facilities, renowned Rocco Forte Spa and exceptional service, it's perfect for families.
Masseria Torre Maizza, a Rocco Forte Hotel
Masseria Torre Maizza is one of the most luxurious options on this laid back stretch of rural Puglian coast. Its range of facilities and award winning beach club make it perfect for long summer breaks.
Rosa Alpina - Summer
San Cassiano, Dolomites
The Rosa Alpina, in the quaint village of San Cassiano, is a beautiful and picturesque 5* family run hotel. Featuring the renowned St Hubertus 3 Michelin-starred restaurant and a haven of a spa it is a great location for exploring the stunning Dolomites.
COMO Castello del Nero
The beautifully converted 12th century COMO Castello del Nero is nestled in the undulating hills of the Chianti region of Tuscany. Siena, Florence and Pisa are just a stone's throw away and you can take your pick from superb local Chianti wineries.
Belmond Castello di Casole
Belmond Castello di Casole commands a prominent hilltop position, offering magical views of the Tuscan countryside, combining Old World Tuscan charm with modern boutique luxury, elegance and sophistication.
Eremo Della Giubiliana
Ragusa, Sicily, Italy
A real find in Southern Sicily, close to Ragusa, Eremo Della Giubiliana is well worth a visit. Carob trees, rustic stone walls and olive groves dominate the landscape with the Mediterranean sea forever glistening invitingly in the background.
Monastero Santa Rosa
Conca dei Marini, Amalfi Coast
Monastero Santa Rosa, once a 17th century monastery, has been transformed into a stunning hotel perched on the cliffs above the Bay of Salerno. Expect beautiful rooms and fantastic views coupled with impeccable service and a Michelin starred restaurant.
Villa Spalletti Trivelli
Villa Spalletti Trivelli is a luxurious boutique hotel comprised of only 14 rooms situated in one of the most elegant areas of Rome. Villa Spalletti Trivelli is close to the city's most famous landmarks including the Trevi Fountain and the Spanish Steps.
Our guide to Italy