An Italian getaway is as glamorous as it gets… And if you’ve already seen the sights, been there and done that, it’s time to make the most of that R&R and experience the best of Italy from coast-to-coast. Whether you prefer to do the stunning drive, opt to take the scenic train, or want to arrive in high-style via a chartered yacht — a coveted two-week Italian getaway to the lesser known stays is awaiting your arrival with an Aperol Spritz in hand! Just be sure to leave your diets at home…
AT A GLANCE...
Capri — 3 Nights
Ravello — 2 Nights
Maratea — 3 Nights
Puglia — 4 Nights
Rome — 2 Nights
The ever-luxurious Italian getaway, Capri epitomizes authenticity and glamour, frequented by fashion icons past and present.
CAPRI TIBERIO PALACE
With a perfect balance of retro and contemporary vibes, the décor (featuring witty, pop-art style designs by Giampiero Panepinto) will warp you away from the real world and into a unique vacay hideaway. Make yourself at home at the modern Capri Tiberio Palace that feels as if you’re in the home of a stylish world traveler. Set on a quiet street just a few minutes from the main Piazetta, the central location may not afford head on views of the water, but the highest-level of service is second to none. There’s an intimate pool and deck to soak up the sun, a spa to please, a scenic lounge bar, a terrace for cocktails at sunset, and even a kosher kitchen!
Next to Capri Tiberio Palace you’ll find a small luxury b+b, Villa Mediterranea. This boutique hotel has such a bold sense of style you can see its true colors shining through from the Italian mainland, and that’s why you’ll love this stand-out Capri stay. With no real facilities here, it’s the perfect place to stay if you plan to explore all that this coastal town has to offer (all the while airing on the more budget-friendly side!). And if you do want to some R&R with fantastic facilities, you can take advantage of a number of services at the nearby Capri Tiberio Palace, including buffet breakfast, and complimentary entrance to the sun deck, pool, and spa.
Another property with a quiet location, Hotel Luna is a budget-friendly boutique in a stunning setting surrounded by gardens. A beautiful floral walkway will welcome, and inside you’ll be pleased by the panoramic sea views of the Faraglioni Rocks. There’s plenty of poolside to soak up the Mediterranean sun and there’s even an open-air fitness corner to work out in a panoramic veranda directly above the sea.
Romance awaits you in Ravello, the resort town that sits above the Tyrrhenian Sea and is home to iconic cliffside gardens. Contrary to Capri’s buzzy seaside town, Ravello feels more like a mountain village with some of the most dramatic seaside views. There’s tons to do in this medieval hilltop village, be it venturing on a surreal hike, taking cooking classes, touring the grounds of the beautiful Villa Cimbrone or even checking out the famed classical music festivals in the summertime.
Built in what was once a 12th century private villa for an Italian noble family and opened as a hotel in 1997, Palazzo Avino is a family-run property where you can truly feel the personal service and attention to detail. A mix of modern and traditional design, the draw may be the Michelin-starred Rossellinis or the Lobster & Martini Bar, it may be for the two pools and the spa, but it most definitely may be because it’s the only hotel in Ravello with a private beach club! Just a 15-20 minute complimentary shuttle and you’ll arrive at the much-coveted Clubhouse by the Sea… And stay tuned for next season with the newest addition of a private waterfront villa, primely located next to the beach club.
In the still-undiscovered Basilicata region you’ll find a well-kept secret Maratea, otherwise known as “the Pearl of the Tyrrhenian.” Surround yourself in the most stunning setting where the mountains meets the sea as you step back in time to a place that’s almost like the Amalfi Coast was before it was a hot spot. With a pretty glamorous history and activities galore (hiking, rafting, horseback riding, fishing, diving, paragliding, boating, exploring caves & more…), Maratea is the perfect place to fill all your cravings for something new and something different.
A graceful residence that exudes Golden Age glamour, Santavenere stands over the Tyrrhenian Coast with sensational views – whether you take them in from inside the regal salon or with an alfresco lunch. A celebrity-favorite in the fifties, the property fuses classical and contemporary design. It’s refined… It’s welcoming… And it’s expansive gorgeous grounds are dotted with gazebos, sofas and armchairs. The pool is lined with olive and lemon trees, while the private pebble beach is fitted with elegant chairs that hang over the natural cliffs of the coast. Feast on food while you take in the surroundings at the five restaurants & bars, whether you choose a candlelit dinner, have a gourmet meal under olive groves, or wish to stay by the sea after sunset for a nightcap and nibbles at Mara-kesh… But best of all, let the spectacular grotto-style spa take you by surprise with each cave that offers a unique treatment.
On the remote heel of Italy’s boot is a castle-like fairytale getaway, where you can unleash your inner royalty. With clear waters, secluded beaches, abounding olive trees, and burnt orange sunsets, it may come to a shock that this place remains un-scuffed from the excessive tourism that abounds in the flashier Italian cities and coastal hotspots.
Set among millennial olive groves beside the shimmering Adriatic, Borgo Egnazia is an authentic Apuglian village of its own, imitating that of a traditional historic one and embodying the true essence of Puglia. It’s elegant yet modern, calm yet sophisticated, and luxury at its best. It’s a place that promises to be unlike anywhere else you have ever been. Despite its' palatial vibe, it really feels like you're staying in someone's home as it is so comfortable and inviting... Combining Mediterranean tradition and modern design, the rooms have a rural romantic appeal with authentic trimmings like almond-filled baskets, bird cages, and rope-strung keys. And then there are the not-so-rustic aspects, like a championship golf course, multiple restaurants, three bars, two beach clubs, and a noteworthy spa. Tee off at the classic links course, the San Domenico Golf Club, with surreal views of the sea and low bushes thyme, rosemary, sage, mint, and beautiful olive trees. This is the place where foodie aficionados come to die and as good as the food is in Puglia, the food on Borgo Egnazia’s property is second to none.
MASSERIA SAN DOMENICO
Right across from Borgo Egnazia’s golf course you’ll find Masseria San Domenico, the second largest property in Puglia. With a much more traditional interior, this property seems to suit older couples well. You may be fooled by the luxurious accommodations and first class facilities of the giant pools and extensive spa, but this place dates way back. The historic main building of the hotel was used by the Knights of Malta as a watch tower in the 15th century. The atmospheric San Domenico restaurant (one of three hotel restaurants) has arched volts dating back to the 1700s, where you can enjoy classic Puglia dishes, many crafted from the hotels own produce. Of course, it’s all been restored, but the beautiful building is still reticent of its historic heritage, bringing old school Puglia to life.
A rustic-chic boutique, Masseria Cimino sits on the greens of San Domenico Golf Course and is perfect for those passionate golfers who can'’t envisage being too far away from the course. Housed in an 18th-century farmhouse, the rooms are furnished in a fresh Mediterranean style. They have a small pool, and if you’d like, and for an additional fee, you can have access to the beach clubs at Borgo Egnazia and Masseria San Domenico, so long as there’s availability.
MASSERIA LE CARRUBE
Pair two nights by the sea and two nights in the nearby town Ostuni, where you’ll find another beautiful boutique Masseria Le Carrube that’s run by the same team behind Borgo Egnazia. This Italian jewel in the tiny Puglinese town is full of surprises, from its vegetarian restaurant to its history as a working farmhouse (glamorous whitewashed exteriors be damned). The romantic, ivory-toned rooms are exactly what you’d expect from Egnazia’s more rustic sibling: understated, sophisticated, and downright alluring.
End your two week Italian getaway in the cosmopolitan capital of Italy. If you’ve already seen the great monuments and the awe-inspiring art, it’s time love the little details of this romantic city: the cobbled lanes and hidden corners, the vivid colors, and the aroma of freshly ground coffee wafting out of its cafes. As they say, “When in Rome…”
Just a five minute walk from Piazza del Popolo, you’ll reach the hidden boutique gem Palazzo Dama that’s housed in an elegant mansion. The location feels more local and the style is sophisticated yet fun. With a nice-sized outdoor pool and a Raspoutine nightclub downstairs, Palazzo Dama is great for young couples and families that like a cool boutique stay.
An even more intimate boutique by the same owner of Palazzo Dama, DOM Hotel is housed in a 17th Century aristocratic palace in a great, not-so-touristy location on the iconic Via Giulia. The well-appointed rooms are darker in design. There’s a concept lounge ‘The Deer Club’ and a rooftop terrace that evokes the memory of Rome’s Dolce Vita era and offers exclusive views of the city.
THE FIRST LUXURY ART HOTEL
The First Luxury Art Hotel is a place where luxury and feeling at home interweave to create a new hospitality concept. Just a short walk from the Piazza del Popolo, Via del Corso, and The Spanish Steps, in the very heart of the city, this luxury boutique hotel is the ideal base to explore the beautiful capital while enjoying top-notch contemporary accommodations.
GRAN MELIÁ ROME
Located on the other side of the river on the exclusive Villa Agrippina close to the Vatican, Gran Meliá Rome is an intimate hotel of timeless luxury with an avant-garde flair. Rooms are more subdued than your typical Melia hotel, the grounds are gorgeous, and the pool is pretty large. It’s the perfect stay for families who want that resort atmosphere, while not being too far away from the main attractions.
Located in the heart of the Old City, the newly restored Hotel Eden is just a short stroll from the legendary Spanish Steps and picturesque Villa Borghese. This elegant city oasis dates back to 1889 and throughout its illustrious history has welcomed royalty, dignitaries and numerous celebrities. Perfectly positioned with spellbinding panoramic views of Rome, luxury Hotel Eden is full of classic Italian style.
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