The home of pizza, pasta, fashion and the most incredible ancient history, Italy is a must-see for all travellers.

Filled with culture and endless opportunities to explore, Italy is a place where adventure awaits on every corner, and travellers will be grateful for a deliciously soft bed to fall into each night.
With such picturesque surroundings, your accommodation should be just as breathtaking. The only problem with these hotels is you will never want to leave!

J.K. Place, Firenze

Part modern townhouse and part historic palazzo, this stylish boutique hotel in Florence is located only a short distance from restaurants and museums, and is a home away from home for its guests. Located on the Piazza Santa Maria Novella, there are a variety of different rooms for guests to choose from. Each are equipped with all the best modern day luxuries, including state-of-the-art technology and contemporary decor. In an age where the monogram is considered especially chic, the J.K. initials can often be hard to spot, but be confident in the fact that this is a private hotel situated in the most convenient and breathtaking location. The rooftop terrace offers views straight onto the Campanile and the Duomo - hearing its bells sound is particularly special, and this is certainly a place you will want to be seen. The hotel’s restaurant offers a delicious seasonal menu, and not to be missed is the Pink Room - a pop art inspired neon pink room where guests can indulge in delicious cocktails and fantastic conversation.

Boscolo Exedra, Rome

If Roman luxury is what you are after, look no further. Conveniently located close to restaurants, shops and the Metro, the luxurious Boscola Exedra offers guests the perfect mix of traditional furnishings and modern technology, and an experience they will never forget. The stunning terrace offers breathtaking views over Rome, with guests also given the opportunity to indulge at the hotel’s Wellness Spa, with many of the treatments finished off poolside to ensure you don’t miss a moment of the spectacular view. With the Trevi Fountain and Colosseum close by, and a variety of mouthwatering dishes on offer at the various restaurants and bars scattered throughout the hotel, guests are guaranteed to be immersed in the rich Italian culture.

San Clemente Palace Kempinski, Venice

Located on the private island of San Clemente, just a 10 minute boat ride from the iconic Piazza San Marco, this hotel offers guests a Venetian experience they will never forget! So exclusive is this hotel, it can only be accessed by the hotel’s own boats and water taxi services. The rooms are elegantly decorated and feature stunning chandeliers and high ceilings. The on-site restaurants have a strong focus on delicious locally-sourced ingredients, with dishes to suit every palate. The luxurious Acquerello Restaurants offers guests a fusion of modern Venetian and Mediterranean-inspired flavours, or for a more relaxed meal, Insieme Restaurant is the go-to. For the finest flowing champagne, visit the Clemente Bar, or for a relaxing tipple visit the outdoor Garden Bar - the options are endless!

Hotel Straf, Milan

Just a short stroll from the breathtaking Duomo Cathedral, Straf has been created using recyclable objects and unusual materials. Iconic in its own right, this hotel is a modern day work of art, and its unassuming facade gives no indication of the hidden treasure that awaits guests inside. The fresh crisp linen acts as the perfect contrast to the concrete, which features heavily throughout the hotel along with tones of deep bronze and gunmetal. Guests can unwind in their stylish rooms, choosing between a light or dark aesthetic. They can even enjoy a drink at the industrial-inspired bar, and dine on meals from the à la carte menu, whilst listening to an eclectic mix of vintage tracks, live music or even a DJ set.

Sextantio Le Grotte Della Civita, Matera

A truly unique hotel located in the Unesco-listed town of Matera in rural Italy, it has been intricately carved into and over limestone caves, with each section joined by narrow cobbled streets. Swedish-Italian entrepreneur Daniele Kihlgren, has breathed new life into these historic caves and paid tribute to the previous dwellers with an architectural masterpiece that has been meticulously planned, wired, piped and reassembled, with the varying ceiling heights and uneven flooring making it a culturally rich experience for travellers. With limited technology and no TV’s, the hotel is the perfect place to switch off from the hustle and bustle of everyday life - but don’t worry, WiFi is available throughout. Guests can indulge in a culinary delight at The Tasting Room, a fuss-free restaurant set in an ancient rock-hewn church. All food served here is organic, seasonal and locally sourced, and some of the best seats are the corner nooks carved into the stone walls. There is no bar, but guests are welcome to linger in the breakfast room with a glass or two of local wine. This hotel truly is a hidden gem!

Relais Villa San Martino, Martina Franca, Taranto

Nestled in a corner of Puglia, a southern region that forms the heel of Italy’s ‘boot’, Relais Villa San Martino is a hidden gem that offers guests an enchanting sensory experience and world class hospitality. The perfect mix of traditional and modern furnishings, the hotel is a restored mansion and considered to be one of the most beautiful structures of the Itria Valley. Guests can embark on a gastronomical adventure, and treat the palate to high quality delicious dishes at Duca di Martina. They even have the opportunity to take part in cooking classes or venture out and explore on bikes, with the Basilica San Martino, Ducal Palace, Church of San Domenico and Church of Carmine close by - you really can do as little or as much as you like! The Spa of Villa San Martino offers guests a relaxing experience, with the highly trained staff and the true essence of nature creating the perfect combination for rejuvenation and revitalisation. This is a place where luxury abounds!