Italian Romance: Our top hotels
Italy is romance, no matter what your definition of romance is. The cities are architectural marvels, full of surprise, sites, quiet piazze and cozy restaurants. The small towns are postcards. Hills of rolling green dotted with vineyards or olive trees. Long stretches of pristine shore and crystal blue water, perfect for a romantic beach vacation. The food, the wine, the people…it’s a feast for the senses. Romance is about passion, and Italy is nothing without passion.
Italy has always been the top choice for couples looking for a romantic holiday. Some even say they come back more in love with Italy than with their partner!
As we start February, the month of love, we wanted to share some of our top romantic hotels in Italy with you. Valentine’s day is just around the corner, but romance should be celebrated all year long. These hotels are our top choices in this one-of-a-kind country. They can be great ideas for a Valentine’s day trip next year. Or, maybe a romantic holiday a little later on this summer. Regardless, there’s no better way to celebrate the month of love than some accommodation eye candy for you and your loved one.
Romance in Amalfi: Borgo Sant’Andrea
After a 3 year renovation, romance has returned to the famous Borgo Santandrea. Overlooking the enchanting, centuries-old fishing village of Conca dei Marini, Borgo Santandrea is a serene haven situated in the heart of the Amalfi Coast. To start, it boasts 45 classic and luxurious rooms and suites. Second, they also have a private, sandy beach and a jetty. Handmade tiles, bespoke furniture and eclectic antiques create a spectacular setting. In conculsion, it is true romance and lets you unwind and relax to the sparkling views of the Tyrrhenian Sea.
L’Andana is located in the stunning Maremma region, known for its lush countryside that stretches to the Tyrrhenian Sea. To begin, beautiful, romantic stretches of garden and cyprus set the stage for this spectacular property. Also, food and wine are some of our favorite parts of a stay here. A laid-back but luxurious ambience and impeccable service are the trademarks of L’Andana. To finish, it is the perfect spot for a romantic vacation in Maremma.
Romance in the mountains: Hotel Saltus
Hotel Saltus is an “eco” hotel and a truly special experience. To begin, it is located right on the edge of the forest, high up on a mountain at an altitude of 1,100 meters, yet only 9 km from the charming city of Bolzano. It is encompassed by the natural force of the mystical “Salten”. This is the southern part of Mt. Monzoccolo and famous for its wide meadows. It’s also in the Dolomites, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The hotel offers a stage for romantic, environmentally conscious relaxation.
Capofaro: Locanda & Malvasia, Sicily
Capofaro was born out of the love that the Tasca d’Almerita family have for wine and sea. There are so many reasons this place is special! First, this luxurious 27-room spectacular estate is on the island of Salina. Also, there are gorgeous rows of vines reaching the sea. Here they produce Malvasia, the typical wine of the island. Finally, the romantic restaurant at Capofaro balances tradition and contemporary sensibility. It’s a truly breathtaking getaway on one of our favorite islands in the Mediterranean.
Hotel Vilòn, romance in Roma
A luxurious hidden gem, Hotel Vilòn is a few streets and a gentle walk from world famous sights like the Spanish Steps and Trevi Fountain. The hotel undertook a careful and attentive restoration of the house annexed to Palazzo Borghese. It reinstated and recreated its ancient splendor, providing a romantic atmosphere. It is characterized by an Art Deco, however contemporary feeling. In one of Italy’s most romantic cities, Vilòn stands out!
Le Fay, Lake Garda
Lefay Resort & SPA Lago di Garda is located in Gargnano, one of the most picturesque villages on the lake. It is the first to be awarded the prestigious 5-star superior rating on Lake Garda. It is situated inside an 11 acre natural park in the heart of the spectacular and renowned “Riviera dei Limoni”. The scenery is incredibly romantic, surrounded by gentle hills, olive trees and woods overlooking the lake.
Castello di Velona, Montalcino, Tuscany
Set on a hilltop in the southern tip of Montalcino, the thousand-year-old castle of Castello di Velona is our choice in the Tuscan countryside. The castle offers spectacular 360-degree views of Brunello vineyards in Val d’Orcia. It also boasts its own thermal hot spring on site. Finally, the restaurants serve excellent local Mediterranean specialties. They also have an exceptional Brunello di Montalcino wine that is produced directly on the estate exclusively for guests. This is true Tuscan romance!
Romance on the riviera: Belmond Splendido Mare, Portofino
This iconic hotel chain has given a careful renovation to their property in the world famous village of Portofino. Green-centred and gorgeously decadent, the hotel’s new look celebrates the stunning surroundings. To conclude, it is a calm oasis on the shores of the Ligurian Sea, designed with the environment at its heart. You’ll never want to leave this timeless, romantic harbor-side hideaway!
Don Ferrante, Monopoli, Puglia
Don Ferrante is a boutique hotel ideally located in Monopoli’s romantic old town. The city hides above cliff walls in a dense labyrinth of houses, churches, monasteries and crypts spread around the port. Don Ferrante was an ancient fortress on the reef, now, an enchanting atmosphere welcomes the guests waking them up with the morning sea-breeze and looking after their comfort all day long.
To top it off, the stunning natural view of the Mediterranean Sea makes their Dimora and Suites unique and exclusive.
The most romantic hotels in Italy, just for you.
Italy is pure romance. There are few places as perfect for a tailor made romantic vacation. Bella Vita Travels has an extensive portfolio of experiences and activities to make your holiday the one you have been dreaming of. You can check out some of our itinerary ideas here.
If any of these spectacular accommodations look like your perfect place to stay, please contact us to stop dreaming and start planning your romantic holiday in Italy!