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Discover the most ultra-luxury holidays in Italy

  • Travel 101
  • By Kiri Gordon
  • Published 16 January 2023
  • Revised 09 March 2023

With so many luxury Italy holidays to consider, it can be difficult to find the most ultra-luxe Mediterranean experience - so we’ve done it for you. 

Italy is simply dripping with opulence and extravagance as you explore the monuments of the Roman Empire in the capital, enjoy the Renaissance architecture of Venice and Florence or take in the charming sights of Sorrento and the coastlines of Sicily. 

Since there are so many types of trips within one country, finding the best luxury holiday villas in Italy, the best hotels and suites, is no easy task, but in this list, you’ll find the most elite hotels in Italy. 

Discover our best luxury Italy holiday offers today and book your trip of a lifetime. 

Hotel Cala di Volpe, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Costa Smeralda in Sardinia

Hotel Cala di Volpe, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Costa Smeralda in Sardinia is located on a stunning stretch of Sardinian beach. 

Designed by architect Jacques Coulle to replicate a quaint fishing village, its towers, terraces and porticoes effortlessly blend into the nature that surrounds it. 

The hotel is surrounded by invigorating natural beauty such as mountains, rosemary bushes and rockroses.

Dining is a super luxurious experience at the Cala di Volpe Restaurant. It’s the most romantic setting for intimate meals with the most exceptional cuisine. 

Head to the Piano Bar where you can reenact scenes from The Spy Who Loved Me, which was filmed here. 

The hospitality is like no other with staff tending to your every whim. You’ll be treated like royalty as you explore this modern and sophisticated hotel. 

Hotel Cala di Volpe, a Luxury Collection Hotel

Hotel Cala di Volpe, a Luxury Collection Hotel

Belmond Grand Hotel Timeo, Sicily

If it’s classic Italian elegance you want, then Belmond Grand Hotel Timeo in Sicily delivers just that. This classical villa has been built into the cliffs next to the Greek Theatre, making it the ultimate hotel with a view. 

Luxury oozes from every facade at this hotel, with clustered terracotta rooftops and medieval architecture that overlooks the rugged coastlines and coves. 

You’ll be pampered and preened at the wellness centre with treatments that are infused with wildflowers and sea salt. It’s easy to forget the world around you in this sanctuary. 

Go full ultra-luxe with the Presidential Suite. This suite is the epitome of luxury with floor-to-ceiling window views of the ocean and mountains, and 32000  square feet of space to sink into. 

Book a luxury holiday to Italy and experience the utmost in luxury living. 

Belmond Grand Hotel Timeo

Belmond Grand Hotel Timeo
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Rosewood Castiglion del Bosco, Tuscany

Rosewood Castiglion del Bosco, Tuscany is one of the oldest luxury hotels in the Tuscan region. Located right in the heart of the UNESCO Heritage Site of Val d’Orcia, it’s completely immersed in woodland, vineyards and farmlands. 

One of the most prosperous things to do here is live the Roman life and experience the Castiglion del Bosco Winery where you can sample some of the rarest and most special bottles in the region. 

Sink into utter bliss as you’re pampered at the estate spa or treat yourself to a gastronomical journey at the Ristorante Campo del Drago. This is the place for those who want to escape the world and indulge in a quiet and elevated lifestyle. 

Rosewood Castiglion del Bosco

Rosewood Castiglion del Bosco

Four Seasons Hotel Firenze, Florence

If we had to explain Four Seasons Hotel Firenze in one word, we couldn’t. Our jaws are still on the floor. 

This hotel is dripping with Renaissance opulence at every turn. Art and history fill the walls as you explore the pillars, arches, painted frescoes and marble floors. 

The Michelin dining at Il Palagio is another level of luxury. People flock from all over to dine here, thanks to its whimsical views and masterful plates of cuisine. 

You can enjoy a classic Italian experience packed with culture and history. Explore the largest private garden in Florence and sink into an oasis of heaven at the onsite spa. 

If you really want to splurge, book the Royal Suite where you can soak in the most opulent marble bath which boasts charming garden views. 

Four Seasons Hotel Firenze

Four Seasons Hotel Firenze

Belmond Hotel Splendido, Portofino

A romantic beacon of luxury and splendour, Belmond Hotel Splendido, Portofino has welcomed aristocrats, royalty and the wealthy for over 100 years. 

As a former 16-century monastery that lies high above Portofino Bay, you can take in the mesmerising views of the harbour and architecture. 

You will be treated just as regal as the royal visitors of the past as you explore the glamour and lavish style of this hotel. There’s even a red carpet waiting for you. 

The five-star dining, indulgent spa with luxurious treatments and sumptuous suites, will have you floating on cloud nine throughout your stay. 

Belmond Hotel Splendido

Belmond Hotel Splendido

Aman Venice Hotel - Grand Canal, Venice

You can’t get much more ultra-luxe than Aman Venice Hotel - Grand Canal. Venice is known for the romantic dreamers and wanderers and this hotel embodies this magic in every way. 

Located within a majestic 16th-century Palazzo Papadopolion on the Grand Canal, it has museum-like treasures at every turn. Expect to see decor delights like Tiepolo frescoes, gilded ceilings and leather wall coverings. The high ceilings and spacious light-filled rooms are complemented by the lush gardens. 

One of the elite perks of staying here is the premier stage view at La Fenice opera house with a private box. 

You can also pick items from Rialto Market with the Arman chefs to cook later in a culinary experience like no other. 

You’ll feel like a superstar the moment you arrive with some of the best restaurants in Venice housed in the hotel and the grandest suites to luxuriate in. 

Aman Venice Hotel - Grand Canal

Aman Venice Hotel - Grand Canal

Il Sereno Hotel, Lake Como

Il Sereno Hotel was created by famous Milan designer Patricia Urquiola. These majestic suites all have the most stunning views of the lake from the furnished terraces. 

Michelin chef Andrea Berton ensures an unbeatable culinary experience. The exquisite menu features dishes from all over the region. 

The hotel even has its own botanist who has created the most breathtaking gardens and sculptures throughout the grounds. 

Spend your days taking in the luxurious facilities and amenities like the serene spa as you gaze out over the lake or hop on the resort boat to explore the waters. 

Il Sereno Hotel

Il Sereno Hotel

The best ultra-luxury holidays in Italy FAQs

What’s the most luxurious suite in Italy?

Grand Hotel Excelsior Vittoria ‘One of a Kind Suite’ is perfect for views of the city. Or Aman Venice Hotel - Grand Canal, Venice for elegance and extravagance. Enjoy Lake views from Mandarin Oriental Lago di Como in Lake Como. 

What’s the best luxury hotel in Italy?

There are so many luxury places to explore in Italy, but what about the most luxurious hotels? 7Pines Resort Sardinia is a luxury haven, whilst Aldrovandi Villa Borghese in Rome is pure opulence.

Where is the most luxurious place to go in Italy?

The most luxurious places to visit in Italy include Venice, Rome and Florence for exploring the beautiful architecture and history of the country. 

For exceptional high-fashion shopping, head to Milan. But for natural beauty and peace Tuscany or Lake Como is the perfect place. Wanting the most romantic location for your honeymoon? Read our top recommendations. 

So now is the time to tour Italy in luxury & style. You deserve the best and Italy is the place for it. 

Famed for the warm hospitality, exceptional fine dining and views that will make your Instagram feed look like a magazine cover. Discover your Italian ultra-luxe holiday today. 

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