Cruise along Italy's stunning roads, heading North to South to explore our Relais & Châteaux, tucked away amidst the olive groves and cypress trees and nestled behind Renaissance-era facades. Welcome to the country where the joys of living are elevated to an art form.Travel Italy from top to toe, and soak up blissful moments of pure contemplation. Marvel at the charm of the sun-baked landscapes rolling by as you make your way along the country's most beautiful roads. On the way, stop off to revel in the pretty, sing-song lilt of the language, the colorful, hearty cuisine and Bella Italia's unbelievable artistic tradition.
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Hotel and restaurant in the country. In the hinterlands of Verona, above Lake Garda, a private drive lined with cypress trees leads to Villa Cordevigo. This 17th-century country mansion and chapel sit in a dreamlike setting amid the majestic trees of the park, vineyards and a characterful Italian garden. Charm, art and history, the splendid legacies of the noble families who have lived here over the centuries, await guests. Today, the Delibori and Cristoforetti families preserve the property's beauty and natural tranquillity while also producing fine wines on the surrounding estate. As for the cuisine, chef Marco Marras' creativity and Mediterranean energy has garnered a Michelin star for Oseleta, the restaurant located in a picturesque building at the entrance of the grounds. ... Learn moreless
Every summer since 1913, the year Verdi was born, Verona has reinvented opera within its most ancient Roman arena! As is custom, after the lights go out, the spectators illuminate the Roman amphitheater's tiers with 14,000 candles. These points of light herald in the opening notes of music. Here, great...Read More less
No one knows for certain if Romeo and Juliet, Shakespeare's protagonists, really existed...but Verona does all it can to cherish their memory. Every day, rain or shine, lovers from around the world rush to the Via Cappello to declare their undying devotion to each other under a balcony constructed in...1936!...Read More less
The reputation of this Michelin-starred restaurant has long been established. In Padua, Veneto, Le Calandre is the place where it all began for the Alajmo family. Founded in 1981 by Erminio Alajmo and Rita Chimetto, it was their sons Max and Raf who propelled this restaurant onto the international scene...Read More less
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Hotel and restaurant on the lagoon. This historic hotel prides itself on having received such artists and celebrities as Tchaikovsky, D’Annunzio, Verne, Brodsky and Borges. Since 1853, they and others have been captivated by Londra Palace and its dream location — Piazza San Marco is a stone’s throw away, as are the vaporetti and gondolas for exploring the canals. One hundred windows look out over the San Marco basin and the lagoon, with the views over the roofs and church towers from the other side of the building being no less beautiful. Inside, fine furniture, tapestries and brocades adorn the elegantly decorated rooms; and the restaurant adds a creative touch to the great classics of Venetian cuisine. ... Learn moreless
Ristorante Quadri enjoys a sublime view over Piazza San Marco. Created in 1831 above a cafe, itself historically renowned, this now Michelin-starred restaurant was taken over in 2010 by the Alajmo family, fine restaurateurs in the Veneto Region for three generations. The dining room, recently renovated...Read More less
You have the Scala, the Paris Opera, and then there is La Fenice! Attending La Fenice for a performance of Romeo and Juliette, Tosca, or La Traviata (which Verdi composed right here), you’ll find yourself swept up by the romance of the arts. You are in a one-of-a-kind building that is entirely devoted...Read More less
While it may be a picture postcard cliché, don't be too quick to judge... There are moments here that you can’t experience anywhere else in Italy, once-in-a-lifetime moments, like a gondola tour on the Grand Canal in the early hours when the city is half asleep and the tourists have not yet stirred;...Read More less
Why not escape the crowds and take a moment to yourself in the Boboli Gardens where Grand Duke Francesco I dei Medici married Bianca Capello (and other beauties). Today, lovers still "get lost" among the cypress lanes, trimmed copses and various grottoes. The "Italian-style" garden, the site of the Boboli...Read More less
According to UNESCO, "Florence is home to the greatest concentration of universally renowned works of art in the world". In the city center, the Uffizi Gallery houses many of these treasures including the superb The Birth of Venus (1485). This depiction of the goddess of love is the work of famous artist...Read More less
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Hotel and restaurant in the country. Located in the heart of the Chianti Classico, Borgo San Felice Resort combines all of the pleasures of la dolce vita. The property is made up of an entire medieval hamlet including its old chapel, large pool, cellars and its vineyard surrounding it. Infinite pleasures can be discovered: authentic Mediterranean cuisine, an exceptional wine cellar, and the wellness centre. A bike excursion to explore the environs will enhance the enjoyment of an unforgettable stay in this medieval hamlet. Amongst other things, the beauty of the picturesque villages of Chianti, just a few kilometres away, will guarantee an eternal attachment to this region of Italy with its light and magic. ... Learn moreless
Driving through the vineyards of Chianti makes for a bucolic and oenological journey. All along the S222 - nicknamed the "Chiantigiana" - centuries-old cypress and olive trees at the summits overlook the vine-covered slopes. The Etruscans who moved here first cultivated the vines that nowadays extend...Read More less
Every 2nd and 16th of July, on the occasion of the country's most famous horse race, all the city's residents gather under their flags in Piazza del Campo. Not just a race, this is when the 17 city wards of Siena come together, each proudly displaying the costume, emblem and colors of their ward. On...Read More less
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Hotel and restaurant in town. With its facade covered in ivy, the Raphael, just a stone’s throw from the Pantheon and St Peter’s Basilica, is the ideal starting point to experience the elegance of Rome. Come and discover this magnificent residence, a small museum itself, with works of art including sculptures, paintings, lithographs, antiques and collections of Picasso ceramics and Mayan art. Above the rooftops, the flower-filled terrace is the place to savour an organic and natural cuisine, whilst contemplating the magnificent panoramic views of the city. Discover the two new modern and original “executive floors” bearing the signature of the renowned American architect Richard Meier. ... Learn moreless
If you had to give seduction a face, it could well be Anita Ekberg and Marcello Mastroianni, entwined in the Trevi fountain in the middle of the night. After that scene, Rome's fountain leapt off the reel of La Dolce Vita (Fellini) and has become an icon of Roman romance. Lovers - and the rest - still...Read More less
What could be more romantic than a boat trip in this wonderful park in Rome? The lake flows past gardens decorated with statues, and copses and woodland. A poetic moment in the sunshine before it's time to explore the Borghese Gallery which houses the treasures collected by the former cardinal Scipione...Read More less
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Hotel and restaurant on the seafront. The hotel, perched on a cliff over the sea in a breathtaking position in Capri, offers from everywhere one of the most beautiful views in the world. Once a summer house of a Russian Prince, it is now a boutique hotel with an exquisite décor much loved by King Farouk of Egypt who was booking his suite for the year. Here you can enjoy the stunning infinity pool overlooking the Bay of Naples, the flavours of the restaurant with one of the best views on the island, the piano on the terrace at sunset and the wonderful gardens. Feel welcome to the land of aesthetes and start discovering the blue legend of Capri! ... Learn moreless
Partially filmed on Capri in 1963 at the Villa Malaparte, Contempt is still considered a cinematic masterpiece 50 years on. Shooting on Jean-Luc Godard's film had to contend with the tension between Brigitte Bardot, her entourage and a nascent profession: the paparazzi. The very modern Villa Malaparte...Read More less
The best way to make the most of the hidden beauty of this island is still to hire a small motorboat or a dinghy with an outboard motor. Leaving the crowds behind, we discover the rugged coast, inaccessible cliffs dominated by whitewashed houses, as well as remote inlets and grottoes. To the west of...Read More less
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Total price communicated as an indication, based on a stay of the number of nights recommended on this webpage, taking place in the next 3 months, and based on double occupancy (excluding recommended activities, excluding properties not bookable online).
To give you inspiration, Relais & Châteaux presents the Routes du Bonheur: Suggestions for travel itineraries that you can fully personalise according to your wishes and the experiences you would like to discover. Our consultants are available to help customise your route and assist you in making reservations at our properties. It is up to you to reserve any recommended activities on-site or nearby that might interest you.