Italy has long been one of the world’s leading destinations for design. It’s no surprise that the country’s impressive roster of hotels has something for every type of aesthete. For your next Italian escape, here are 5 design and arts-centric boutique hotels to book.
Capri Tiberio Palace
| $$$$ | Website | Naples International Airport
45 | Pool, Pet-friendly, Spa | 1
La Fontelina Beach, Piazzetta di Capri, Via Roma
Designed by starchitect Giampiero Panepinto, Capri Tiberio Palace embodies dolce vita glamour better than any other accommodation on the jet-set isle. Located a hop-scotch from Capri’s buzzing Piazzetta, the hotel’s glitzy interiors brim with playful colors, hand-painted tiles, and dramatic photography—just what you’d expect from a celebrity favorite.
Castello di Reschio
| $$$$ | Website | Perugia San Francesco d’Assisi Airport
36 | Pool, Spa, Equestrian center | 2
Lago Trasimeno, Perugia, Siena
Founded by architect Count Benedikt Bolza and his wife, artist Donna Nencia Corsini, this storybook compound in the undulating hills of Umbria is filled with custom furniture from the family’s own B.B. for Reschio line, decor and art from local artisans, and antiques sourced from markets worldwide.
Borgo Santo Pietro
| $$$$ | Website | Florence Regional Airport
20 | Outdoor pool, Outdoor tennis court, Spa | 2
Abbazia di San Galgano, Val di Merse, Eremo di Montesiepi
Borgo Santo Pietro’s owners, husband-and-wife team Jeanette and Claus Thottrup, spent nearly a decade reimagining a 13th-century estate into one of Italy’s finest countryside sanctuaries. Beyond its 22 sumptuous rooms, the sprawling resort offers a hyper-curated suite of Tuscan treasures, from its Michelin-starred restaurant to a custom skincare line.
| $$$$ | Website | Rome Ciampino Airport
18 | Garden, Pet-friendly, Parking | 1
Piazza Navona, Trevi Fountain, Castel Sant’Angelo
Steps from a clutch of Rome’s iconic attractions, Hotel Vilòn sits inside a former boarding school in Campo Marzo. The boutique property’s revamp was also masterminded by Panepinto with flashy Art Deco-inspired color palette and posh furnishings. An incredible collection of modern art lives in the lobby, Adelaide restaurant, and rooms overlooking the Palazzo Borghese.
Atelier Inès Arts & Suites
| $ | Website | Naples International Airport
6 | Terrace, Garden, Picnic area | 0
San Gregorio Armeno, Naples Central Train Station, Maschio Angioino
Atelier Inès Arts & Suites is an art-packed retreat that celebrates legendary late sculptor Annibale Oste, whose prized collection of works is installed throughout. Oste’s jewelry designer son Vincenzo and artist daughter-in-law Inès are the guesthouse’s consummate hosts, who share with guests the hidden gems of the undiscovered Vergini district.
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