15 posts tagged Italy
15 posts tagged Italy
The Aman Canal Grande Hotel Venice is housed in the 16th century Palazzo Papadopoli,
where Denniston Architects created a stylish contrast between the Venetian opulence and a restrained modern interior.
Highlights are the Rococo ballroom, Murano chandeliers, the Alcova Tiepolo Suite with 18th-century ceiling fresco by Giovanni Battista Tiepolo, the rare palazzo gardens – and the wooden ‘altana’, a small decked roof terrace with breathtaking views over the roofs.
Hotel Mulino di Firenze, one of Florence’s best boutique hotels (by http://www.toflorence.it), benefits from a unique location. The 15th Century watermill, is fully restored and brought back to its glorious settings. It overlooks the enchanting Arno riverbanks.
The Hotel with Spa, Tuscan restaurant and biodynamic pond is immersed in the green outskirts of Florence, Italy (5 km of the historical district).
(“book sustainably”: always book via hotel’s own website. Thus ensuring best rate & survival of charming, independent hotels! On this blog, by clicking on the “hotel name”. )
The Monaci delle Terre Nere is restored seventeenth-century villa within 40 acres of organic farmland offering eight guest rooms located on the slopes of Mount Etna, in an up-and-coming wine region. The owners Guido Alessandro Coffa and Ada Calabrese have done a marvellous job creating a mix of modern interiors within a 17th-century landmark.
5 Star Dining at the ROMEO Hotel
The Tiberio Palace Hotel on Capri Island, Italy needs no explanation other than: spectacular views, romantic setting, historic building, charming capri, excellent cuisine.
Italian Design: “tri” by Ovetto - yup it’s a trash can;… that is however nicely designed, offering 3 compartments for trash, paper, recycling and a handy bottle-squeezer function.
Not sure about its “practicability”…but hey…it it looks this great :-)
It reminds me a bit of R2D2 from Star Wars. Doesn’t it ?
Quirky, colourful, modern are words that describe the natural chic boutique Orange Hotel in Rome Italy, located in the centre; Only 300m from the St.Peter’s Basilica.
Surrounded by stunning crystal waters, in the Gulf of Naples and across Sorrento and Amalfi, on Capri Island Italy is this enchanted location of the Hotel J.K.Place. Most of the 22 rooms have beautiful views over the Sea or the Marina. Modern Hampton style furniture mixed with classic style antiques give a suitable feel.
The “Leon’s Place”, is set in a XIXth century’s aristocratic palace in Rome, Italy. Once a historical and sacred place, it is now representing most contemporary hotel architecture. The width of the spaces, the majestic main hall, the enormous black velvet swing hanging from the central chandelier, made of elegant crystals and fabrics, all have a theatrical impact on the visitor.
The “San Lorenzo Mountain Lodge" is a charming, romantic place with noble elegance and unassuming yet out-of-the-ordinary luxury. Nestled in the unspoilt heart of the legendary Dolomites, South Tyrolia, Italy it offers splendid views of the wide valley, mountains and the mysterious woods. A harmonious blend of tradition and modernity!
The Hotel Palazzo Barbarigo in Venice, Italy is a 16th century Palazzo with private dock on the Grand Canal. The combination of a historic building with contemporary architecture and design was achieved with visionary enlightment. It manifests a feminin feel in the 18 rooms overlooking Grand Canal and Rio di San Polo through curvy silhouettes, lush red velvet, dark shapes and is strongly inspired by art-deco.
The CastaDiva Resort & SPA in Blevio, on Lake Como, Italy is a stunning luxury retreat nestled in a beautiful landscape. It offers marvellous views onto the lake and surrounding mountains. Has direct lake access, a floating pool, 2 private villas, fine lakeshore dining and an exclusive SPA.
The Ca’ Maria Adele in Venice, Italy is housed within the walls of a 15th century Palazzo and located in a tranquil corner of Venice’s arty Dorsoduro district. Its eclectic space filled with antiques and contemporary pieces from around the world will inevitably seduce anyone spending the night there.
Smokey shades of brown and dashes of gold were used to create this very special dark and moody athmosphere. One is drawn to these mystic spaces with their black Murano chandeliers within this beautifully preserved Palazzo.
The “Sextantio Le Grotte Della Civita" in Matera, Italy are a collection of carefully restored, 18 rooms scattered over a number of medieval structures.
It is set in a UNESCO World Heritage site, where philosopher and entrepreneur Daniele Kihlgren restored ancient cave dwellings, in a run-down village in the impoverished area of southern Italy.
Today employing 15 local workers and therefore bringing back income to a town where the young otherwise would wander off to the cities. The rooms have for most of their 2,500-year history been homes to monks & peasants.
more: (flash site) http://www.filippospiezia.com/webarchive/sassi/sassi_2Revision.swf
YES, it’s “almost unbearably oppulent”…, usually not “my style”…but have a look!
Part of the exclusive Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts, the Rome Cavalieri Hotel is enclosed in fifteen acres of lush Mediterranean parklands. This opulent luxury hotel with an art collection that outshines many museums, boosts a 3-Michelin Star Restaurant, a Grand Spa, four (!) pools and a panorama over the “eternal city” that has inspired visitors for centuries!
Guests may enjoy the traditional “high tea” and be amazed by the three magnificent Tiepolo paintings, from 1725! Or such luxurious services as the airport transfer in a Rolls Royce phantom, available at 380 EUR.