Top 5 Stays in Italy

Italy is a must-visit destination. It’s one of the most-travelled-to countries in Europe. And no wonder! There are so many highlights: the canals of Venice, the Tuscan wine lands, the cobblestone streets of Rome, the Arno river running through Florence, to the cliffs of Positano and beyond. So much to explore! So much to see and do.

So much so, it can be tiring. That’s why a good accommodation really adds to the quality of the ultimate Italian adventure.

We’ve picked our top 5 favourite stays in Italy to help you plan your adventure.

Residence la Contessina, Florence

Cradle of the Renaissance, romantic, enchanting and utterly irresistible, Florence (Firenze) is a place to feast on world-class art and gourmet Tuscan cuisine. Not only delicious but also influential, Florence is a must in your travel itinerary. Scholars still marvel that this small city of moneylenders and cloth makers without much political or military power rose to a position of such enormous influence in Italy, Europe, and beyond.

This Florentine residence is an oasis in the heart of the city. It’s a walking distance away from the station Santa Maria Novella, a little distance from Palazzo deiCongressi and from Fortezza da Basso. Residence la Contessinais only a few hundred metres away from Duomo cathedral.

The property was built at the beginning of the 20th century and is situated between Faenza Street and Fiume Street. It shows high renaissance arched ceilings, and it is divided into 20 duplex apartments with wide bright windows and kitchens. All apartments, the reception, the meeting room and the garden are off aninner-court.

There is a minimum stay of 3 nights required at the residence.

Villa Flavio Gioia, Positano

Aww, Positano! It is the Amalfi Coast’s front-cover splash, with vertiginous houses tumbling down to the sea in a cascade of sun-bleached peach, pink and terracotta. It’s absolutely stunning here! When you plan your Positano travel itinerary, you’ll want to consider the same thing that has drawn celebrities like George Clooney and Julia Roberts before you: the serenity of the coastline, of course. After all the hiking around, exploring paradise, you’ll need to put your feet up. We have a perfect stay suggestion for you.

Villa Flavio Gioia is located away from the busy city and noisy traffic, only a step away from the beach and the main shopping center. This property includes a wide range of living arrangements including studio, 1 and 2 bedroom apartments; and there is also a garden villa. The villa offers all the usual necessities and a jacuzzi. That is something to consider for a truly amazing Italian holiday.

Aurelia Residence, Rome

The capital of one of the world’s most powerful ancient empires, Rome is a fascinating place that has inspired people to visit for millennia.With a mixture of cultures from around the world, Rome has it all. Wander the cobblestone street with gelato in hand, spend some time people watching from the Spanish Steps and take in all of the stunning architecture the city has to offer. Rome is also a foodie’s heaven. So, once you are here, you’ll need a perfect place to stay at to rest up before all the food tasting and street hiking. We have just such a place for you!

The Aurelia Residence is situated at 145 Via Aurelia -one of the oldest Roman roads in the very heart of Rome, a stone’s throw from the Vatican City.

The location is beyond perfect – walk just a few metres off the old road and you’ll see Saint Peter’s Basilica, the Audience Hall of Paul VI, the Auditorium S. Cecilia along Via dellaConciliazione and the Tunnel, which will take you to Corso Vittorio Emanuele and the historical and commercial city centre.

The Aurelia Residence consist of 25 apartments, all in different sizes, elegantly refurbished and equipped with every comfort. The Aurelia Residence also serve a buffet breakfast. Minimum stay 3 nights. Children under 5 years free of charge, maximum 2 when sharing. City tax from 2.00 Euro Per Person Per night for stays up to 20 night, paid directly to the property. (Children up to 2 years don’t have to pay).

Antico Palazzo Scala, Sorrento

Sorrento is a town of lemons, amazing hotels and plunging cliffs that cut through the heart of the historical core. Within striking distance of Naples, Pompeii and Herculanium, Sorrento is a springboard for walks and hiking trails in the rugged Lattari Mountains that hug the Sorrentine peninsula as well as trips by bus or hydrofoil to Positano, Amalfi and the island of Capri. The high pedigree stay here is a must.

The Antico Palace residence is situated in the historical centre of Sorrento. The foundations of the building hide traces of the ancient city, which have been preserved during the process of its recovery. It’s possible that the entrance hall with an arches barrel vault date back to the fourteenth century. The structure of the staircase and possibly the precious column which can be found in the courtyard on the first floor are also thought to date back to the fourteenth century. This is a true time machine here!

Antico Palazzo Scala is the perfect place to begin seeing the sights of the Bay of Naples, with famous locations such as Herculaneum, Pompeii, Ravello and the Amalfi Coast within driving distance.

Palazzo Schiavoni, Venice

The romantic city of Venice is located in the Veneto region of Italy. This ancient and historically important city was originally built on 100 small islands in the Adriatic Sea. Instead of roads, Venice relies on a series of waterways and canals. Venice isn’t only stunning but also rich with its artistic and architectural achievements. You’ll be walking a lot here, so be sure to book a really good stay.

The apartments in Palazzo Schiavoni are named after the famous artists that worked for the Republic of Venice – Carpaccio, Giorgione, Tintoretto and Tiepolo. The apartments sleep up to a maximum of 4 to 6 guests each and have fully equipped kitchens with all you need for breakfast, you will live Venice as a true Venetian, just a stone’s throw from the heart of the city.

Apartments include a living room/dining room, kitchen/kitchenette, double and/or master bedrooms, air conditioning, flat screen satellite TV, kettle for tea and coffee, telephone; functional and elegant bathrooms complete with wide shower, hairdryer and courtesy kit. Breakfast is self-catering and the rate includes daily cleaning service.

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