An Italian love story: 4 glamorous hotel experiences

Regardless of trends and tendencies, Italy will forever be the country of ‘amore’ and chic holiday destinations. From the North to the South – this country is home to some serious glamorous travel experiences. Here are 4 of our current favorites. 


L’Albergo della Regina Isabella, Ischia

Located on the coast of the picturesque island of Ischia in the bay of Napoli, this five star property unquestionably leaves visitors with a feeling of being in Paradise. What else could Ischia be with its hilly green surroundings, turquoise water and luscious flora?
The luxurious hotel of L’Albergo della Regina Isabella was founded by a Film Director back in the 1950’s and its style is classic Mediterranean with strong references to Antiquity. Hollywood stars such as Elizabeth Taylor, Mat Damon and Gwyneth Paltrow have stayed, and the hotel offers some genuinely amazing views to the ocean. Guests will find an impeccable spa and wellness area with endless facilities, treatments and hot springs.

Perfect for: travelers who value spa and wellness 

L'Albergo della Regina Isabella

L’Albergo della Regina Isabella

JW Marriott Venice Resort & Spa, Venice

You can go to Venice to stay in the heart of the city – or you can go to the brand new JW Marriott hotel located on a private island (one of Venice’s 117 islands). Last-mentioned will probably give you a new view of this popular destination! The island is owned by the hotel itself, for which reason guests will find absolute peace and tranquility as well as four restaurants, a private church and the biggest spa in Venice! Sounds tempting? The hotel’s 250 rooms are decorated by the Italian interior decorator Matteo Thun, and guests have access to an amazing rooftop lounge with a view of the city and the bay.

Perfect for: travelers who value contemporary luxury and comfort 

JW Marriott

JW Marriott Venice Resort & Spa

Relais Borgo San Faustino, Orvieto

On the Italian countryside, just 1,5 hour’s drive from Rome, this idyllic and very traditional farm allures guests from all over the world. Why? Well, apart from the tranquil settings consisting of winding fields and olive groves, Relais Borgo San Faustino is a Paradise for anyone seeking a romantic holiday in a class of its own. Several houses are scattered around the property offering genuine Italian decor and a large garden with olive trees and unique views of the landscape. The restaurant offers local cuisine with mostly home-made ingredients; even the pasta is made by hand on the farm. The hotel also has a wellness area with classic facilities and treatments.

Perfect for: travelers who value gourmet  

Relais Borgo San Faustino

Relais Borgo San Faustino


Athenaeum Personal Hotel, Florence

If you want to explore the city of Florence, there’s hardly a better basis than this place. Athenaeum Personal Hotel is a modern hotel with a central yet quiet location close to museums, picturesque city squares and shopping facilities. The hotel is also close to the Duomo Cathedral and the famous bridge Ponte Vecchio. Guests will be welcomed by a minimalistic interior decor and an exquisite lobby with a view of all the different hotel floors. Fans of sport will be thrilled by the indoor mini golf court and the billiard room.

Perfect for: travelers who value a central location and shopping 

Athenaeum palace hotel

Athenaeum palace hotel



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