Italy is an awe-inspiring destination for those seeking an adventure abroad. Apart from its antiquities, art, aesthetics, and regalia of a culture, Italy also flaunts long, rugged coastlines in its Capri, Amalfi, and Ischia regions. The places make magical destinations for travellers looking to enjoy Italy’s dramatic coastal scenery. Each region boasts of a number of luxury hotels that make each stay idyllic. So without further ado, the best luxury hotels in Italy are listed below.
Punta Tragara Hotel, Capri
Exhibiting pure panache is the Punta Tragara Hotel in Capri. Settled atop a rock, the hotel faces the unhindered, panoramic sight of the ocean. Once a home to Italian engineer Enrico Vismara, the building was turned into a hotel by a Roman Count in 1973. Today, with the rosy swatches and 1930’s vintage patterns, Punta Tragara sports nothing short of aristocratic opulence. Diverse with its interiors, the hotel has kept no two rooms alike, becoming a sort of museum-quality art gallery for an aesthete. All its 38 rooms and six villas come with balconies, terraces, or patios for the guests to enjoy the marvelous seascape before them.
J.K. Place, Capri
Located in close proximity to the beach and the port, this luxurious hotel faces the sea to give an infinite view of its rippling, blue water. The peerless elegance of its manor house style is a glimpse into fine Italian high design. Timeless herringbone and houndstooth patterns accent the furniture in monochrome. In addition to the sumptuous rooms, spacious mosaic marbled bathrooms, Turkish path, and gorgeous terrace swimming pool, J.K. Place offers many other facilities. One such is the much-celebrated restaurant of the island, JKitchen. Guests with special diet plans are well-catered here. Meals are cooked with organic produce and can be savored on the terrace while enjoying the panoramic vistas.
Capri Palace, Anacapri
Nestled in a quiet corner of the island, Capri Palace offers harmony and quietude from the bustling city life. The panoramic views of the sea seem more splendid from atop the cliff edge. Pristine swatches, contemporary art, Italian paintings, statues, and Greek busts blend well to give the interiors a modernistic appeal that creates spectacular contrast against the surroundings teeming with ancient sites. The culinary delights are also at par with the 5-star badge of this luxurious hotel. Wine connoisseurs will find their haven at the hotel’s Wine Cellar Dolce Vita that has a wide selection of vintages from around the world.
Caesar Augustus, Capri
Sitting atop the highest cliff of Capri, Caesar Augustus offers an unparalleled view from Bay of Naples up to the Amalfi Coast. An ancient cliff-edge villa two centuries ago, the Caesar Augustus is now an estate with 49 grand rooms and 6 indelible suites. The on-site restaurant, La Terrazza di Lucullo, serves scrummy dishes cooked with zero-mile ingredients produced in the kitchen garden. The palatial hotel comprises of two infinity pools, both facing the sea. A booking in this grandiose of a hotel means access to the reserved waterfront along the beach of Bagni Tiberio. The guests are free to swim among the ruins of the resplendent villa that once was a home to Emperor Tiberius.
Mezzatorre Hotel & Thermal Spa in Ischia
Housed in an imposing structure, the Mezzatorre Hotel is a perched on a landscape just above the sea. It is sited in Forio d’Ischia, near the impressive villa that once was a home to the famous Italian movie director, Luchino Visconti. The hotel displays artistic details in all its rooms and yet no two rooms appear to be the same. From the palatial lodge, its guests can enjoy a far-reaching view that stretches from the Epomeo Mount to the Vesuvio volcano. A third of its 57 grand rooms are located in the 16th-century tower that still remains true to its original structure, despite renovations. Its facilities include both thermal and freshwater pools.
Pagoda Hotel in Ischia
Located at a 5-min walking distance from Ischia’s ferry port and bus terminal, Pagoda Hotel rises just above the sea on a rocky cliff edge to offer a sweeping seascape. Access to a rocky beach allows guests to plunge directly into the sea. Guests are free to enjoy its on-site freshwater pool with waterfall and a Jacuzzi tub, while children can have fun in their own shallow pool. Its spacious rooms offer all amenities. The entire hotel is a smoke-free property and its close proximity to Ischia Port, English Beach, Terme di Ischia, Aragonese Castle, and Castiglione Thermal Park makes it a convenient luxury spot to spend the sojourn in Ischia.
San Montano Resort and Spa in Ischia
San Montano Resort and Spa combines the serenity of a luxurious spa with the volcanic springs to offer one of a kind experiences in the island of Ischia. This is the only resort with eight swimming pools, both thermal and seawater to plunge and dive. This is a place where guests can enjoy more than a panoramic sea view. They can walk barefoot in the lemon gardens of the hotel before getting pampered in the Seaview spa. Enjoy authentic Mediterranean and Italian cuisine (including the original pizza). The dishes are cooked with km 0 ingredients and served in an atmospheric setting in both the hotel’s restaurant.
Belmond Hotel Caruso in Ravello, Amalfi Coast
Stretching along the Amalfi Coast is the Belmond edifice housed in a spectacular 11th-century palazzo. Perched above the hilltop town Ravello, this hotel overlooks the Bay of Salerno, thus offering a gorgeous view of outside. Nestled in a secluded corner, it is the perfect hideaway for those taking a break from the strident urban life. Its interiors are decked with marbled hallways, high sweeping arches, weathered floors, and imperial chandeliers suspending from the vaulted ceilings. Precious antiques and masterpiece paintings add the traditional Italian charm to its exquisite décor. Facilities in Caruso are abundant, ranging from infinity pool to spa, shuttle service, boat trips, and delectable cuisine.
Monastero Santa Rosa, Conca dei Marini, Amalfi Coast
Monastero Santa Rosa combines a strategic location that dominates the coast and a galore of amenities that make the stay here exceptional. This magnificent hotel is the creation of an American women, Bianca Sharma, who bought the sprawling clifftop monastery and transformed its 16th-century avatar into an upscale hotel, while fully respecting its spiritual heritage. A tasteful brew of antiquities and classic modern elements, the hotel is regarded as one of the best hotels in the region. In addition to its majestic appeal, the hotel provides all-inclusive facilities starting from hammams, heated infinity pool, bi-weekly yoga sessions, organized boat excursions to Capri, and other outdoor activities.
Grand Hotel Cocumella, Sorrento, Amalfi Coast
Grant Hotel Cocumella is the first 5-star accommodation to open in Sorrento. It is a breezy hotel with the scent of Mediterranean that sings of the history and timeless legends of the area. Leveraging its excellent location, the hotel offers a view of all the facets of Naples that spans from the Amalfi Coast, through the ruins of Pompeii and Herculaneum to the islands of Capri and Ischia. Surrounded by the lush greenery of the island, the hotel with its gardens and pools is like a beautiful oasis in itself. Having hosted artists, writers, scientists, nobles, and statesmen in the past 200 years, the hotel has a dramatic sense of aristocracy about it which doubles the opulence in staying here.