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Best Luxury Hotels in Italy
Best Luxury Hotels in Italy
By Alexander Brey
Italy has many different faces and plenty of luxury hotels from which to enjoy them. From the chic sophisticated fashion houses of Milan and the historic treasures of Venice and Rome to the rolling hills of Tuscany, there is something to suit every visitor. Add superb cuisine and world class wine and cheese and you are in for a gastronomic treat too!
Once the seat of the powerful Roman Empire and the home of the Vatican, Rome has an unrivalled history. Ancient monuments, churches and Renaissance palaces hold priceless artworks, murals and treasures, making this a must-see destination. Whether you are interested in ancient history, art, architecture or fashion, Rome has it all in abundance.
Where to stay in Rome
Listed by Frommers as one of the best luxury hotels in Rome, the St Regis Grand is a truly opulent five star luxury hotel on the Via Vittorio Emanuele Orlando. This opulent Roman palazzo is lavishly decorated with sumptuous furnishings, murals and glittering chandeliers in Belle �poque style.
Venice is one of the loveliest places to visit in the world. Located on a lagoon, its compact streets seem unchanged from 600 years ago. Get around by vaporetti or private water taxi or splash out on a gondola ride, the epitome of Venetian romance. Enjoy all the sights on Piazza San Marco including the Basilica, Bell Tower and the Doge's Palace.
Where to stay in Venice
After a hard day's sightseeing, retire to one of the best luxury hotels on Venice's Lagoon. The Cipriani is on the small island of La Giudecca, minutes away from St Mark's Basilica by water taxi. Relax in the gardens, cool off in the swimming pool and enjoy the views of Venice as the sun sets over the city skyline.
Florence is truly an art-lover's paradise but when you have had your fill of world-class art galleries, murals, the Bargello Museum and the Galleria del'Accademia, there is still more to enjoy. The cobbled streets and piazzas hide medieval towers, fountains, monuments and countless churches. The Duomo is the pi�ce-de-resistance with its magnificent dome, baptistery and bell tower.
Where to Stay in Florence
The gorgeous converted medieval monastery at the Villa San Michele is sure to appeal. With a fa�ade designed by Michelangelo, this luxury hotel in Florence is surrounded by park and woodland and overlooks the city from its unique hillside location.
Alex Brey co-founded Luxique, and has had a passion for travel for more than 20 years. So much so, he convinced others to join him in his pursuit to create a travel documentary highlighting some of the globe's finest destinations. During an almost three year process, he got to stay in some outstanding luxury hotels, soak up some vibrant cultures and enjoy some of the world's finest cuisines. He realized that the decision-making process for planning the perfect trip - from choosing the destination to getting the right hotel room - was something that could be improved. And so came the birth of Luxique, the website that caters for the discerning traveler.
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