“The quality remains long after the price is forgotten” -Sir Henry Royce-
Can you even imagine that 2021 is already upon us? And now that the vaccines against the Coronavirus are on the horizon I feel relieved. It will certainly take time to get back to normal, but at least knowing that things are moving for the good fills me with tranquillity. The hope that we can start to plan our life again is slowly returning to my heart. I really hope that it is the same for you.
That been said, I wonder if you are starting to think about any travel plans for the the year 2021. In case you are planning a vacation in Italy, I have some great suggestions for you. If you have followed me through 2020 you already know that although I could not travel abroad, I travelled a lot within Italy. I gathered a few great travel ideas for Italy which you may want to consider for your upcoming holiday to this beautiful country. Check out my 2020 travel photos here.
I’m dedicating my first post of the year 2021 to what we all love but we can’t always have: Luxury. Let me point out that I’m not a luxury traveller, but I don’t deny that sometimes it feels good finding that place where I can just go and relax. I learned that treating ourselves is good for the soul, mind and heart, so we should occasionally find a way to indulge.
Here below is my collection of luxury boutique hotels in Italy. Even if you are not a luxury traveller, don’t forget to check them out while planning your trip to Italy because sometimes they offer special discounted rates that could be accessible to everyone’s pocket.
Borgo Antichi Orti Assisi (Umbria)
Amongst my collection of luxury boutique hotels in Italy there is certainly the Borgo Antichi Orti of Assisi. It is the kind of place where their guests’ every step is made pleasant. Every single corner of Borgo Antichi Orti is a product of thoughtful, caring, expertly-made work.
Borgo Antichi Orti was a former Benedictine Monastery that has been tastefully restored and elegantly furnished with materials recovered from the monastery.
Their hospitality is based on the concept that “man needs nature to stay alive.” You will definitely enjoy the aristocratic atmosphere in which the respect for the history, importance of the cultivation, and the taste for design are combined to create a luxury to experience at any time of day. The excellence of the food and the service together with the stunning views upward to the City of Assisi and downward across the valley will make your stay memorable. Read more...
Agritur La Dolce Mela (Trentino South Tyrol)
The Trentino South Tyrol Region of Italy doesn’t fail to surprise anyone who loves nature. And of course there are plenty of superb accommodations there. I believe that this region in the northern part of the country hosts the most beautiful luxury boutique hotels in Italy and among them there is certainly the Agritur Dolce Mela.
From the moment you approach the main gate, you realize how everything is designed to respect the surrounding environment. From the large panoramic windows to the bio pool you can’t deny the relationship with nature. It is designed to not only guarantee the guests’ well-being, but also to reduce the ecological impact. Read more…
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Palazzo Blanco (Sicily)
Palazzo Blanco is a 17th-century palace with a wonderful courtyard, most probably designed by the famous architect Giovanni Vermexio. I couldn’t believe my eyes when the housekeeper opened the door for us! The tasteful decor will instantly blind you. It feels fresh and modern mixed together with classic, and slightly artsy-chic. It has a homey feel, but at the same time it has all the class and standards of a high-quality hotel.
It is gracefully designed with fine artisan furnishings. Palazzo Blanco is romantic for couples and ideal for solo travellers but at the same time it is also family friendly. The environment of elegant and subtle luxury together with extremely friendly services will ensure your stay is exceptional and unforgettable. Certainly it deserves to be on the list of the most beautiful luxury boutique hotels in Italy.
Let me also say that it couldn’t have been better positioned for restaurants and beachfront views of Ortigia Island. Read More…
Related: Hypogeum in Syracuse
Opera 02 (Emilia Romagna)
Opera 02 is located in an amazing setting with its pool vanishing into the surrounding vineyard. Opera 02 in Castelvetro di Modena has eight modernly furnished rooms. It’s not only memorable because of its attractive setting and contemporary decor, but what makes this place even more interesting is the traditional balsamic vinegar cellar facing the rooms and the Lambrusco wine cellar next to the restaurant.
Opera 02 is just 15 minutes’ drive from Modena and 10 minutes’ drive from Maranello, so definitely worth considering a stay if you are up to the Ferrari Museum. Read more…
Related: Things to do in Modena
Villa Le Fontanelle (Tuscany)
Villa Le Fontanelle is a charming villa with plenty of history which makes you feel like an integral part of the city of Florence. The history is accompanied by an excellent taste for decor, impeccable service, an amazing view, a great location, and mouth-watering food.
If you are looking for a luxury boutique hotel in Florence then my advice certainly is to stay at Villa Le Fontanelle. They have 7 adorable rooms with a perfect elevated view above the city of Florence. Believe me, its unique and beautiful location will grant you life-long memories. Read more…
Currently my list of luxury boutique hotels in Italy contains only five accommodations that I personally tried during the past year, but I will work to keep it updated and I truly hope to increase it. In the meantime, if you have tried some luxury hotels in Italy, let me know in the comment box here below. Your valuable suggestions will surely help the readers of the Me With My Suitcase Blog.