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.
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.View
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.View
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.View
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.View
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.View
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.View
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.View
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.View
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.View
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Recent times have exposed the value of human connection. What tomorrow’s travellers need more than ever is trusted guidance from experts, that’s relevant to their individual situation. Each booking at Carrier has always been owned by one highly skilled person, who has the autonomy to allow dynamic supplier negotiations on your behalf.
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.