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Enchanting cities, spirited villages, storybook lakes and dramatic stretches of coastline - as Verdi so eloquently put it: ‘You may have the universe if I may have Italy’.

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Italy

Complex cities comprising a puzzle of winding streets, spirited villages serving up a plethora of local delicacies, and incredible islands with the bluest waters and whitest sands. Italy is a heady mix of chaos and calm that caters to culture vultures, soothes history aficionados and exceeds all expectations for epicureans.

It’s hard for us to name a country more culturally revered than Italy. From the ornate conical roofs of Alberobello in Puglia, deep in the heel of Italy’s boot, to the adrenaline-inducing buzz of Rome, it is in many ways, the epicentre of Europe – bringing art, architecture, food and fashion to the table, all alongside Instagram-worthy vistas and iconic landmarks.

When it comes to a glamorous, enriching, heat-hazy holiday, in our opinion, the Italians do it best. But it’s the underlying thrum of energy, unrelenting hospitality and passion of the people that truly makes it shine.

Travel that blows your mind / Beauty & Bocelli

Rolling hillsides peppered with cypress trees and converted Castellos, Tuscany has its own brand of laid-back charm. After a week spent listening to live opera and immersed in the charms of its verdant countryside and cultural gems - Florence and Siena – you’ll soon discover why it’s synonymous with La Dolce Vita.

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Travel that blows your mind / An exhilarating high altitude gourmet adventure

A mountain retreat fit for foodies; this alpine paradise is known as the gourmet valley of the Dolomites. A stay at Hotel & Spa Rosa Alpina provides the perfect setting to revel in the great outdoors, while indulging in delicious Michelin Starred cuisine. Spending some time here in the fresh mountain air amid magical mountainous scenery will lift your spirits and restore balance.

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Luxury Hotels in Italy

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Italy / Borgo Egnazia

Private pool at villa splendida Borgo Egnazia, luxury holidays Italy

Passing through beautiful bucolic olive groves sits a citadel-inspired playground of white washed stone walls; inside content couples and fun-loving families coexist in perfect harmony.

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Sardinia / Forte Village

Bedroom at Forte Village Castello, luxury holidays Italy

Sardinia's sunny shores play host to this village-style family resort. Filled with sports academies and kids’ clubs your only dilemma will be choosing which one of the five luxurious resorts to plump for.

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Portofino / Belmond Splendido

Portofino at sunset, Blemond Splendido, luxury holidays Italy

Exuding old-world glamour, this grande dame attracts the big names – once hosting The Duke and Duchess of Windsor, who are said to be the first names in the original guestbook.

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Tuscany / Hotel Byron

Penthouse terrace at Hotel Byron, luxury holidys Italy

Distant mountains set the backdrop to this aristocratic, beach-side boutique. Expect Michelin-starred dining and easy access to glamorous Forte dei Marmi’s star-studded coastline.

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Lake Garde / Lefay Garda

infinity pool at the Lefay Garda royal suite, luxury holidys Italy

Carved into the mountainside with shimmering lake views, luxury, wellness and nature collide. With a plethora health programmes and experiences on offer, here is a place to restore your balance.

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Sicily / Verdura Resort, A Rocco Forte Hotel

grand suite at Verdura resort, luxury holidays Italy

Reclining on 570 acres of beachfront, miles away from the over-populated suntraps, Rocco Forte’s first venture into building its own hotels is a crowd-pleasing, private affair.

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Lake Como / Grand Hotel Tremezzo

Greta Suite Terrace, Grand Hotel Tremezzo, luxury holidays Italy

If you’ve ever wondered what it’s like to feel like nobility, this is the place. Prepare for full-on luxury at every turn in this wonderfully over the top property.

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Italy / Palazzo Avino

Terrace of the Belvedere suite at Palazzo Avino, luxury holidays Italy

This beautiful Moorish fantasy, pegged high on the cliffs in the medieval hilltop village of Ravello, is the height of sophistication in more ways than one.

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Italy / Masseria Torre Maizza , A Rocco Forte Hotel

The pool at Masseria Torre Maizza, luxury holidays Italy

Since being snapped up by Rocco Forte, this farmhouse has become a favourite spot among aficionados of refined top-notch boutique hotels that hold on to the warmth and originality of the region.

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There’s nothing like the excitement and anticipation of when you have a trip to look forward to. We hope this curation of luxury holiday ideas inspires you to travel in the coming months. However, if you don’t see what you’re dreaming of here, or you’re still unsure about your travel options, please do get in touch or head back to explore more.

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