Saturday, August 9, 2008

Bed and Breakfast in Italy

A new website for those who are looking for bed and breakfast in Italy. A quality website aimed to offer a good photo selection, nice grafics, easy surfing and a direct contact with the innkeeper. This website offers olso a nice selection of small hotels in Italy, farm guest houses and independent apartments.

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Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Florence Luxury apartments, Italy

The historic Residenza "Palazzo Alfani" is located the heart of Florence, close to the Duomo "Cathedral" and directly opposite the "Accademia Gallery" which houses the original of Michelangelos' David. Its location allows the visitor to combine relaxation with a culturalexperience: a dip into Renaissance Florence. It is the ideal choice for those who wish to enjoy the true spirit of Florence. The building's façade is in classical Renaissance style. The interior, although subject to various renovations over time, continues to maintain its original period style. All original fittings, floors and banisters have been restored. All restoration work has been carried out with full respect for the past.

Modern comfort is married to Renaissance tradition. "Palazzo Alfani" also has the additional advantage in that some of the Suites are interconnected, thus facilitating groups of friends or families who wish to spend their holiday together. Most of the Suites overlook a large garden (250mq), which is unique in the centre of Florence. The suites under the supervision of the Interior Decorator Graziella Marcelli are furnished with period furniture. The overall affect is to create a Florentine atmosphere in a modern context.

Each bedroom has a king-sized bed (twin or double). The well-known upholsterers Ciolini provide the furnishings. All rooms contain prints by Talani, Possente, Alinari, as well as etchings by the noted engravers Ippogrifo. The lamps are handmade in ceramics. All suites are fully furnished with necessary appliances to make your stay as comfortable as possible. Fine porcelain and glasses, including those for fine wines, are provided. The bathrooms, bright and spacious, have been completely restructured with the finest materials. Each contains a shower unit with Jacuzzi hydro massage.


Umbria Luxury hotel, Italy

Situated a few kilometres from the historical centre of Spoleto, in a splendid position that dominates the town, surrounded by eight hectares of natural meadows and woods, the Villa has been ably restored to be turned into a hotel that combines the unchanged original characteristics, with the comforts of homely hospitality and high quality. Built in 1880, the villa was the country residence of the architect Giovanni Battista Milani, who enlarged and enriched it according to the classical-renaissance characteristics of the time and his own refined taste and passion for ancient art.

Awarded Historical Residence by Regione Umbria in December 1999, Villa Milani has eleven rooms named after the constellations, accurately furnished with valuable antique furnishing. All rooms have private en-suite bathrooms (with shower or hydro massage bath - tub) and all mod cons. The rich buffet breakfast is arranged on an antique table, overlooked by an impressive 19th century mirror. From 8.30 am to 10.30 am, guests can choose among a wide variety of cold & hot drinks, freshly made breads and pastries. It may be served in the dining rooms, in the garden on beautiful ceramic tables from Deruta or, on request, in the privacy of your bedrooms

The eighteen- century portal of the Salon opens on a nice Italian garden. In summer, this area is the ideal place to enjoy "en plain air" the delicious breakfast buffet or the excellent food from the "Piccola Carta" for lunch or dinner. The swimming pool of Villa Milani, overlooking the green meadows and the woods of Monteluco valley, is a spectacular scenery for relaxing moments. Guests can relax enjoying a pleasant water massage and air jets in our circular hydro massage bath tube accessible from the swimming pool.

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Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Luxury Chianti bed and breakfast

Badia a Coltibuono is the first wine resort in Chianti, opening it's doors to travellers and visitors who want to share a truly unique experience. Here it is possible to encounter the magic of a venue, to observe the slow yet intense rhythm of a 1000 year old abbey and farm and to sleep in history. Guests can rest and relax in the magnificent Italian style garden or, during the summer months, around the large open-air swimming pool. For the rest of the year, Badia a Coltibuono also has an indoor counter current swimming pool, with an annexed Turkish bath.

At 650 metres above sea level summers are temperate and the villa naturally cool in the evenings. 800 hectares of forests, crisscrossed with walking or mountain biking paths provide for a pristine natural backdrop.

Badia a Coltibuono has 8 double guest bedrooms all with en-suite bathroom. Three of these are more spacious with views spanning the Valdarno valley and 5 rooms with views over the magnificent renaissance gardens. Each room has it's own unique charm, in décor and style reflecting the elegance of the surroundings. As Badia a Coltibuono is still a private residence and does not have a night porter, arrivals after 7:30 pm are not accepted.

In addition to the rooms, 2 self catering apartments are available for weekly rentals within the monastery's walls.
The old granary has been transformed by the family into a spacious apartment available for weekly rental. The apartment, can sleep 6 persons in 2 double and 2 single rooms on 2 floors. The apartment includes 2 bathrooms, a large kitchen with terrace and outdoor eating space, bright and spacious living room, with large windows overlooking the magnificent formal gardens.
The Magnolia apartment, richly furnished in "Empire" style furniture can sleep a maximum of four adults, in 2 single rooms and one double bedroom. The apartment includes 2 bathrooms, kitchen and bright living room with dining area with central views on the Italian style gardens. Facilities for house guests include internet point and 10% reduction on all meals taken at our restaurant, or enrolment in a day cooking class.

It's also possible to organise, for private exclusive groups of minimum 10 people, semi-professional guided tasting on appointment only. The tasting sessions are preceded by a comprehensive visit and can include a selection of historical and rare vintages and can also be accompanied by a selection of local cold cuts and cheeses.

For around a century and a half the name and history of the Stucchi Prinetti family has been linked with Badia a Coltibuono. It was in fact in 1846 that one of the family's forbearers, the Florentine banker Guido Giuntini, acquired the beautiful Romanesque structure and the surrounding farms. Thanks to his complete dedication the entire property began to flourish and survived the second world war virtually intact.


Alpen Royal Luxury Hotel in Selva di Val Gardena

In the first 5 stars Grand Hotel in the upper Val Gardena valley, the most exclusive oasis in the Dolomites you can enjoy a very special holiday: an Alpenroyal holiday. You will be impressed by the hotel's welcoming ambience and the luxurious, spacious suites with all the first-class service. n innovative architectural project maintains all infrastructures above ground, providing each environment with expansive windows to enable our guests to live in close contact with the world's most beautiful mountains and the ski slopes, which you can reach with your skis on directly in front of your room.
Different types of rooms (8 single rooms as well) available, all with moquette, furniture of different styles, balcony (most of them), nice curtains and fine beds. Of course they include a satellite television, an, alarm clock, a telephone with direct dialling, internet connection, a safe and mini-bar. Bathrooms include bath and shower, a hairdryer, a mirror and a complimentary set of bathroom products.

Located in breath-taking, exclusive settings amid majestic Dolomite peaks, our hotel is the ideal starting point for mountain walks, hikes and climbing tours for all ability levels. In summer the surrounding meadows abound with Alpine flowers, while in winter the landscape is dormant under a deep blanket of pure white snow turning our terrace into a natural solarium. Clear, crisp air and unspoilt natural surroundings provide the prerequisites for a relaxing and healthy holiday, in the care of Alpen-Royal's attentive staff. Then there is the excellent cuisine, the luxurious, spacious rooms and lounges with magnificent views of the magnificent Dolomite peaks.

Having emerged from beneath your cosy duvet and enjoyed the 'good morning' greeting from the magnificent mountain scenery, you look forward to the delicious and varied breakfast buffet. Then the mountains world beckons and you set off, perhaps following suggestions and advice on walking, hiking or skiing routes from our in-house experts. And on your return from the high pastures or ski slopes you might enjoy a drop of whisky or grappa in the 'Alpenstube' in front of the open fire place, or perhaps a helping of strudel or other pastries with a pot of freshly brewed tea in the 'tea corner' or on the idyllic solarium terrace.

The natural lake/pool 'Kurat' and the indoor swimming pool 'Under the Stars' are the perfect places to relax and soothe aching muscles. The sauna, whirlpool, steam grotto, solarium, termarium, tepidarium, aromarium as well as the large lawn are there for you to enjoy. For those who are still energetic there is the 9-hole pitch and putt course or you can play a mtach on the local indoor tennis court. You can also allow yourself to be pampered in the Eghes beauty spa for both women and men with a massage, a hay bath or with revitalising essential oils.

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Thursday, November 15, 2007

Luxury Villa in Chianti - Villa il Poggiale

In the heart of the Chianti area, just a few kilometers from Florence there is "Villa Il Poggiale", entirely renovated by its owners with the aim of offering the hospitality and atmosphere of a patrician family country house at affordable prices. Seated under the renaissance "loggia", guests can look out over the classical Italian garden and be enveloped in the fragrance of old roses and flowering shrubs. Either if you are sipping your tea or working on your notebook you can enjoy the Tuscan countryside.
The Villa has wonderful light and spacious rooms. The large hall, the heart of the house, with its beautifully painted doors, has comfortable armchairs and welcoming sofas, while various other smaller lounges offer quiet, cozy corners for reading and relaxation. Each room has its own unique character. The walls are painted in soft pastels made from natural pigments. While the fabrics used for curtains and canopies come from small Tuscan artisan workshops, oriental silks have been used in the salons and rooms on the ground floor.

Villa il Poggiale offers to its guests 8 Standard double rooms, 8 Superior double rooms as well as 8 Suites. All the rooms have private bathroom, air conditioning, mini-bar, telephone, tea and coffee facilities, satellite TV, Internet, WiFi (2Mbit/s) and safe. The buffet breakfast is here a complete "Tuscan Breakfast": fresh ricotta cheese, jams and honey are supplied by the nearby farms. Apple and cinnamon cake, fruit tarts, croissants, chocolate cake and quiches are all home made, some of which with old family recipes. Moreover, on request a light lunch is served during summer in the "Tinaia", the ancient olive oil store room overlooking the pool.

Villa il Poggiale provides the opportunity to enjoy a whole series of charming and relaxing activities: Olive harvest, cooking lessons, truffle hunt, wine tasting in the heart of the Chianti area, massotherapy…and last but not least, guests can consider, here, to rent a car with driver for daily tours throughout Tuscany.


Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Relais Fontana di trevi - Small Luxury hotel in Rome

Dreams really do come true at the Relais Fontana di Trevi Luxury Rooms & Suites, very centrally located in the heart of Rome, overlooking the world famous Trevi Fountain, an excellent position in the most elegant area of the "historic centre" of Rome, combining Italian tradition and excellent service. The strategic location is only moments away from the city main commercial shopping and entertainment district. In a short walk you ca reach, the Spanish Steps, the Pantheon, Navona Square, Campo de' Fiori, the Colosseum, Vatican City and many others… Only few meters away from the heart of the shopping district next to Via Condotti, Via del Corso and more…
All our non smoking guest rooms, are classical in style and extremely comfortable, a unique feeling of spaciousness and contemporary décor, king-size beds or twin beds, TV plasma, satellite channels, radio, mini bar, In-room digital safe, individual air conditioning, direct telephone line, writing desk, High-speed Internet connection and Wi-Fi.

The bathrooms have a bath tub or shower, some have a big Jacuzzi Jet shower with light and radio, hair dryer, make up magnifying mirror, and a special "courtesy kit" with bathrobe and comfortable slippers.


Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Luxury hotel in Taormina, Italy

An antique residence in the heart of Taormina surrounded by a typical Sicilian garden full of perfumed essences hosts the Hotel Villa Taormina, a small luxurious residence with a truly Sicilian character. Antique furnishings, a panoramic terrace with a splendid view that encompasses the sea and hills, superior comforts and impeccable service, all wait to provide you with a one of a kind stay. Sought after and exclusive, decorated with antique furniture in an original mix of Baroque, Neo-classic and Imperial styles with refined elegance, Villa Taormina, among the hotels in Taormina, is a unique example of charm and class.

The hotel offers the most exclusive comforts of the 4 star hotels in Taormina: partner garage, Internet, international newspapers, tourist information and reservations of guided tours and excursions, transfer to and from the airport and station, partner beach and swimming pool, shuttle for the beaches, all for a totally comfortable stay.

The reception welcomes guests 24h as does the bar, where you can always find a drink, a coffee or light snacks; the hall and TV lounge are perfect for relaxation and social occasions.
The breakfast room is lovely, an elegant space that opens onto a panoramic terraceduring the mild seasons, one of the most attractive features of theHotel Villa Taormina, where the splendid view encompasses the sea and the slopes of Etna. The buffet is a bounty of refined Sicilian specialties, prepared with the fruit that is in season at the moment and almond sweets, citrus marmalades of Sicily and granita, the queen of summer breakfasts. To meet the needs of all our guests, in addition to the classic Italian breakfast, there is also a European style breakfast available in the buffet, accompanied by fruit juices, espresso coffee, cappuccino, etc.

There are only 8 rooms for an exclusive and unique experience, in one of the most refined hotels in Taormina: the hospitality offered by the Hotel Villa Taormina rediscovers the atmosphere of noble Sicily, created with antique furnishings and original pastel colors in each room (green, pink, light blue, red, lavender...) and equipped with the most superior comforts among the 4 star hotels in Taormina. Non-smoking, created with hypo-allergenic materials, the rooms have a telephone, Internet connection, plasma satellite TV, mini-bar, safe and air conditioning. The bathrooms have a water massage bathtub or shower, hair dryer and courtesy beauty kit.Guests at the Hotel Villa Taormina, can choose from the Superior rooms and suites for a view that includes the sea and the hills.

There are only 8 rooms for an exclusive and unique experience, in one of the most refined hotels in Taormina: Nestled between the sea and the sky, a precious gem that writers and poets of every era have translated into enchanting verses and star struck prose, Taormina always casts a spell. Exuberant, flowering in the spring, intense in the summer when the sun is blazing, mellow in September as autumn advances, and then superb and spartan in the winter. It is here, in the historic center of Taormina that stands theHotel Villa Taormina, an antique noble residence from the 1800's recovered from the Badia Vecchia, one of the symbols of Medieval Taormina.
Surrounded by aSicilian garden with citrus trees, bougainvillea, jasmine and Mediterranean plants, closed in by an antique wall from the Tenth Century, and facing a stupendous panorama that envelops the sea, the hills and Mt. Etna, among the other hotels in Taormina, theHotel Villa Taormina boasts a privileged position, in the quiet and central Via Fazzello and only 10 minutes from the splendid sea, which can be reached with a free shuttle from the hotel.


Maison La Minervetta, Sorrento luxury relais

The 4 star Maison La Minervetta is in a very unique position sits on the seacliff overlooking the antique fisherman village Marina Grande, the entire Gulf of Naples and just in front the Volcano Vesuvius. It is few minutes away from the centre of Sorrento. With a large lounge area, dining room and kitchen accessible to the guests, opening onto an exclusive terrace with spectacular views, La Minervetta offers all the comforts of being in a private home.

Maison "La Minervetta" has 12 breathtaking rooms all overlooking the antique fisherman's wharf Marina Grande and the Gulf of Naples. All of the rooms have large windows, many from the floor to the ceiling, providing unbelievable views of the volcano Vesuvius.

Each room is unique, in its size, furnishings and colours. The average size of the rooms is 30 sq. metres. The colours of the rooms are inspired by those of the local fisherman boats, with vibrant turquoises, blues, oranges, and yellows; each room is special in its own way. The furniture, lamps, and various objects in each room have all been collected by the owners throughout their years of travel around the world.

All rooms offer the following services: air conditioning/heating, hair dryer, sound-proofing, spacious safe, mini-fridge, laundry service, TV with satellite reception, and direct access phone. The Maison's style is modern, with warm touches of ethnic objects, libraries filled with picture books, architectural and design journals, and many vintage pieces. The hotel offers a comfortable, yet luxurious, special setting for its guests.

Our unique lounge area, opens onto a large panoramic terrace, where a client's every request is fulfilled. The terrace is fully equipped with large sun beds, sofas, chaise lounges, and umbrellas to ensure our guest's comfort and relaxation. Charmingly decorated with colourful flowers and plants the terrace is the ideal place to enjoy the spectacular view of the Gulf of Sorrento and Vesuvius.

Our kitchen is a very special place in the Maison. From the hand- painted Vietri tiles to the home-cooked breakfast, the kitchen area makes our guests feel like they are on holiday in a home away from home. Guests can have breakfast or cocktails on the terrace, while soaking in the breathtaking surroundings.

The Maison has both air conditioning and heating as needed throughout the open season. One unique service and comfort that the Maison provides is reservations for the private beach located just 200 metres from the hotel.

Maison "La Minervetta" is just 500 metres from the town centre. We are located very close to the main street where you will find many shops, restaurants, the post office, pharmacy and access to the historical centre.

The Maison "La Minervetta" is exactly what you can dream about for a wonderful stay in Sorrento



Tuesday, October 30, 2007

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Dear Guest,

it is with great pleasure that we welcome you through the pages of “Luxury Accommodation in Italy”, the finest selection of luxury hotels in Italy, historical estates, country manors and, in some rare but excellent cases, bed and breakfast accommodation you can choose among to plan your deluxe stay in our peninsula.

Browsing through this website you will be delighted by the sight of the very best Italy has to offer you: a historic manor in Veneto, a castle in Chianti, a charming hotel in the Dolomites or in Sicily, a breathtaking suite in Rome or Sorrento. All of them have been selected with utmost care according to strict criteria: quality, beauty, class, comfort, impeccable service. In a word: luxury.

Managing the Italia Lodging website we have been dealing with many different kinds of accommodation over the years, and quality has always been the main keyword in the selection of lodgings to be listed. As the overall level of hotels and country inns grew higher and higher, we soon realised that some of them were somewhat special and tended to stand out both aesthetically and qualitatively: beyond high standards, they had “personality”. They were not simply farm houses or standard hotels, so we thought they deserved particular attention and should be promoted separately in a website that could exalt all their charm and style.

“Luxury Accommodation in Italy” was devised following the exalting idea of creating a “luxury only” network, a garland of incomparable pearls all over Italy which are so different form each other yet all so fascinating, so gorgeous, so luxurious. Just a few selected places, all bookable on-line, for the most demanding clients who plan to spend an exclusive stay in Italy filling their eyes with beauty and wrapping themselves in a soft blanket of comfort, treat and class.

Take your time, have a look. Choosing your destination is not going to be an easy task.