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Discover where celebrities stay in Italy

  • Travel 101
  • By Kiri Gordon
  • Published 31 January 2023
  • Revised 09 March 2023

If it’s a celebrity holiday in Italy you want, the options are plentiful. From the fashion capital of Milan to the stunning beaches on the Amalfi Coast, celebrities have been flocking to the country of romance and Renaissance for years. Famous for its designer fashion, world-famous cuisine and friendly hospitality, it’s no wonder celebs love Italy. 

In this list, we will reveal the top celebrity hotels in Italy. So, if you’re looking to live the rich and famous lifestyle, you should book a luxury holiday to Italy today. 

Belmond Hotel Cipriani in Venice

Previously seen A-listers: Paul McCartney, Elizabeth Taylor, Elton John, Angelina Jolie, Steve Martin, Julia Roberts, Lady Gaga, Bradley Cooper, Robert De Niro and Meryl Streep.

Belmond Hotel Cipriani has the most impressive guest list. It’s the number one place for celebrities to stay when attending glamorous events such as the Venice Film Festival. 

This lavish hotel is located among the most beautiful gardens and vineyards on the serene Giudecca Island, which is just a short five-minute ride to Saint Mark’s Square. 

The accommodations are exquisite, with Murano Glass, stunning antique mirrors and expensive Fortuny and Rubelli fabrics throughout. For foodies, guests can dine in style on the terrace whilst overlooking the Doge’s Palace or sample the most sensational dishes from the Michelin-starred Oro. And after a long day, be pampered like the star that you are at the Casanova Wellness Centre, or dive into the inviting pool.

You’ll feel like one of the elite staying here. 

Belmond Hotel Cipriani

Belmond Hotel Cipriani

Belmond Hotel Splendido in Portofino

Previously seen A-listers: Ava Gardner, George Clooney, Stephen Spielberg and Naomi Campbell.

Breath-taking Belmond Hotel Splendido is a 16th-century historical building with celebrities flocking to it since the day it opened its doors. The Duke of Windsor was the first guest in the hotel's history to sign the guest book. 

This coastal resort is set in the most spectacular terraced gardens on a hillside which towers above the charming village of Portofino. Expect romance with a retro-glam ambience with a stay at this super exclusive hotel. 

Belmond Hotel Splendido

Belmond Hotel Splendido
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Villa d'Este in Lake Como

Previously seen A-listers: Bon Jovi, Eddie Murphy, Mick Jagger, Zsa Zsa Gabor, Adrien Brody, Emily Blunt and John Krasinski. 

Incredible Villa d'Este was built in 1568, so as you can imagine, it’s packed with history. Consistently named one of the best hotels in the world, it’s easy to see why so many famous faces are often seen here. 

Located on the iconic Lake Como, the hotel boasts many stunning gardens to escape into. With a collection of antique furniture, the most lavish crystal chandeliers and sensational silks adorning the furnishings, this hotel takes luxury to a higher level. 

And with a ban on photographers, celebrities know they can come here and relax in complete privacy. 

See our top luxury hotels in Italy and live out your celebrity life today. 

Villa d'Este

Villa d'Este

Le Sirenuse on Amalfi Coast

Previously seen A-listers: Reese Witherspoon, Anne Hathaway, Gemma Arterton, Sienna Miller and Eddie Redmayne. 

Le Sirenuse is one of the most elegant resorts in Italy. The 18th-century palazzo has a romantic feel, so it's unsurprising that Reeses Witherspoon picked it for her wedding venue. 

The vaulted ceilings, hand-designed tiles and antique furnishings are a pure dream. Guests love the views of Positano, Capri and Li Galli. 

And if you're looking for the wow factor, dine at La Sponda. Here you'll find yourself surrounded by flickering candlelights and vines spreading up the walls. The view is just the cherry on the cake. 

Le Sirenuse

Le Sirenuse

Aman Venice Hotel - Grand Canal in Venice

Previously seen A-listers: George and Amal Clooney, Cindy Crawford, Matt Damon, Bill Murray and Emily Blunt. 

A stay at Aman Venice Hotel - Grand Canal, will have you feeling like you’re staying in an extravagant museum. This 16th-century palazzo mixes the old and new with protected frescos in your suite combined with contemporary furnishings. 

As Venice’s only seven-star resort, you’re sure to experience only the highest service levels. Whether you’re being pampered at the luxurious spa or taking in the sights from the rooftop terrace with a glass of champagne, this star-studded resort will take your breath away. You'll feel like a VIP here. 

Aman Venice Hotel - Grand Canal

Aman Venice Hotel - Grand Canal

Borgo Egnazia in Puglia

Previously seen A-listers: Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel.

The impressive Borgo Egnazia is made entirely of limestone and wood and covered in the most excellent array of Mediterranean flora. 

The resort is vast and looks more like a contemporary replica of an ancient Apulian village. It is located in Savelletri di Fasano, a location sprawling with olive groves beside the tranquil Adriatic sea. 

Guests can choose from six delicious restaurants, dive in one of the multiple swimming pools, tee off at the golf course, be pampered at the serene spa or just sit back and relax with a glass of bubbly at the Beach Club. 

Borgo Egnazia

Borgo Egnazia

Belmond Villa San Michele in Florence

Previously seen A-listers: Justin Bieber, Kim Kardashian and Julia Roberts.

The facade of Belmond Villa San Michele was designed by Michelangelo, with the most jaw-dropping ancient frescos and modern street art; it’s a truly unique stay. 

Surrounded by the most beautiful woodland park and located on a dramatic hilltop, guests have the most unrivalled views of the city. 

Spend your days swimming in the highest pool in Florence, or take a cookery class so you can enjoy the flavours of Italy when you get home. We also recommend leaving it to the professionals and dine at La Loggia, one of the finest gourmet restaurants in Florence. 

Belmond Villa San Michele

Belmond Villa San Michele

Where celebrities stay in Italy FAQs

Why do celebrities visit Italy? 
Not only do celebrities love to holiday in Italy, but it’s super popular for honeymoons and weddings for the stars. 

Reese Witherspoon, George and Amal Clooney, Justin Timberlake, and Jessica Biel have all tied the knot or celebrated their marriage here. 

Where do celebrities go in Italy?
Lake Como has seen royalty like Harry and Meghan and stars like Jennifer Aniston and Matt Damon.

Florence is also popular with the stars like Selena Gomez, Kim Kardashian and The Weeknd. 

Italy is home to some of the most beautiful places in the world, so it’s no wonder that celebrities and A-listers travel there year after year. 

Let our personal travel managers book your celebrity endorsed trip to Italy today and you'll never know who you may be brushing shoulders with. See our best luxury Italy holiday offers today. 

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