Paris may be known as the ‘city of love’, but honestly, we don’t think that a 1,063 ft. tall collection of iron beams, a museum inside a glass pyramid, or having to pay 15 European dollars for an exceptionally small cup of coffee are very romantic. Don’t get us wrong, you’ll probably find amour in some parts of Paris, but when it comes to romanticness, we prefer Italy. And these five hotels will show you why.
1. Hotel Cipriani, Venice
“If Venice is a theatre, the Hotel Cipriani is the Royal Box”, is the slogan of this sea-side hotel. Hotel Cipriani is world famous for its amazing atmosphere, the stunning views and the romantic rooms. One night in this hotel will set you back around $700.
2. Faro di Capo Spartivento, Chia
The southernmost tip of the island Sardinia is being protected by the lighthouse of Capo Spartivento. This lighthouse, of which the light is still active, has been turned into a five-star hotel, and only has four rooms. Do exclusivity, relaxation and a 180 degree sea view sound romantic enough? Rates start at EUR 400 (around $500) a night.
3. Masseria Torre Maizza, Brindisi
Puglia, the region that is also known as ‘the heel of the Italian boot’, is home to many masserias. These buildings were used as farms or landhouses in the past, but many have been turned into a villa, hotel or resort. One of these masseria hotels is Torre Maizza, a luxurious and romantic masseria in Brindisi. Rates vary from $350 to $1850 a night.
4. Grand Hotel a Villa Feltrinelli, Gargnano
If you prefer visiting the north of Italy, Grand Hotel a Villa Feltrinelli, near the Garda Lake, is probably your best choice. This impressive villa was built in 1892, and is surrounded by olive- and lemon trees. The hand carved wooden ceilings are just a detail, but they definitely emphasise the romantic character of this hotel. One night will cost you around $1155, though…
5. Hotel Grotta Palazzese, Polignano a Mare
This hotel is situated on top of a rock, but the restaurant of Hotel Grotta Palazzese resides in a cave, beneath the rock. This makes the hotel unique, but also very romantic. Spending the night in Hotel Grotta Palazzese is relatively cheap (compared to the other four hotels) at $200 a night.
Have you ever spent a night in an other romantic Italian hotel?
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