Everywhere you turn there is beauty in Italy. Centuries-old architecture, legendary landmarks, exquisitely prepared dishes, designer shops, scenic settings and the people are all captivating. Across the country, the accommodations are just as alluring. Following are five awesome hotels to consider for your next trip.
*Armani Hotel. In one of the fashion capitals of the world, it makes sense that there is a designer property setting new standards. Sophisticated beauty is a given from this hotel inspired by the house that Giorgio built. Inside the largest guestrooms in the city, travelers will encounter gorgeous interiors with carefully selected textiles, fabrics and furniture along with an array of amenities. Downstairs, the spa provides and oasis for peace and tranquility.
*Casa Angelina. On the Amalfi Coast, this hotel perched above the azure of the Mediterranean exudes timeless elegance from the moment you arrive. Centrally located between Positano and Amalfi, this property is a vision of white inside with simple but sophisticated rooms and suites. As for recreation, guests have the wellness center complete with a pool, Jacuzzi and sauna, access to the beach and a daily shuttle to Positano.
*Exedra Rome. Situated in la Piazza della Repubblica, this five-star hotel is situated in a former XIX century palace, and features 238 rooms, a superb wellness center and a convenient location near the Baths of Diocletian and Basilica of Santa Maria. When it comes to dining, guests can expect the finest cuisine at the Terrace Posh Bar and Restaurant.
*Gallery Hotel Art. Part of the Lungarno Collection, this five-star property is inspired by its home city of Florence. Contemporary works of art adorn the walls of the rooms, suites and penthouses and pampered guests have luxurious amenities including the Salvatore Ferragamo bath amenities Tuscan Soul. Asian is the cuisine of choice at Fusion Bar & Restaurant, and the elegant library provides a tranquil setting for breakfast. The concierge will make travelers’ stay that more memorable by arranging for shopping, cycling excursions and other enriching activities.
*San Clemente Palace. Boasting views of Palazzo San Marco, this luxury hotel and resort is set on a private island in the middle of the lagoon. Classical elegance characterizes the rooms and suites which feature Italian marble bathrooms and high-tech touches such as free WiFi. The beauty and wellness center takes care of guests who get to relax with massages, in the sauna, Turkish bath and other areas.