Italy

Borgo Egnazia, Puglia

Borgo Egnazia is a stylish family owned hotel in the beautiful and unspoiled region of Puglia. Under the incredible vision of the Melpignano family, Borgo Egnazia is homage to Puglian tradition and architecture built in the style of an Apulian village. Reinterpreting an ancient fortified Masseria, local architect Pino Brescia has created a modern twist on the typical whitewashed masseria-style that is synonymous with this beautiful region of Italy.

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Borgo Pignano, Tuscany

Set in the heart of a 750-acre organic estate in Tuscany, just an hour’s drive from Florence and Pisa, Borgo Pignano has a strong focus on sustainability. Buildings have been restored and decorated using environmentally friendly materials, locally sourced stone and eco-paints. Aiming to be self-sufficient, the restaurants and new spa use home-grown produce chosen by the in-house herbalist. Wellness focused activities include horse riding, yoga and Pilates classes, trekking, biking and painting classes with an alumnus from The Royal Drawing School.

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Forte Village Resort, Sardinia

Family holiday heaven, with miles of sandy beaches, glorious scenery, countless restaurants and swimming pools and a mass of activities from diving, yachting, fencing, golfing and tennis to a Thalassotherapy Spa so good many believe it to be the best in Europe.

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Gallery Hotel Art, Florence

A beautiful four-star design hotel, whose public areas, as well as its Fusion Bar & Restaurant, are home to contemporary art exhibitions. Gallery Hotel Art boasts an amazing location just next to the Ponte Vecchio and is within walking distance to the Uffizzi Gallery, Piazza della Signoria, Santa Maria del Fiore cathedral and Palazzo Pitti.

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Grand Hotel Excelsior Vittoria, Sorrento

An elegant family-owned hotel, the Grand Hotel Excelsior is the ideal place from which to explore the magnificent Amalfi Coast and the famous sights of Herculaneum, Pompeii and Mount Vesuvius. With fabulous views, exquisite food in Michelin-starred restaurant Terrazza Bosquet, beautiful gardens surrounded by orange trees, it's perfect for families or couples. Learn how to make the perfect pizza, visit Capri, soak up some sun or cool off by the hotel's pool.

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Hotel Continentale, Florence

This glamorous boutique design hotel revisits the vibrant style and spirit of the 50's and is superbly located in the historical centre. Continental Hotel offers breathtaking views overlooking the River Arno and the Ponte Vecchio and is only a few steps from the Uffizi Gallery, Piazza della Signoria, Palazzo Pitti and the Cathedral.

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Hotel Hassler, Roma

With 125 years of history and renowned for the best service in Roma, Hotel Hassler is the only hotel located at the top of the Spanish Steps, boasting unparalleled views of Piazza di Spagna and many of the domes and churches of the Eternal City. The hotel has 13 newly refurbished suites, spread over 2 floors, and 79 rooms with a contemporary and sophisticated style, giving reference to the building’s Belle Epoque history, a perfect balance between past and future. The Michelin-starred restaurant Imàgo offers breath-taking views of the city.

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Hotel Lungarno, Florence

Located on the banks of the River Arno in the centre of Florence with unrivalled views of the iconic Ponte Vecchio, it is the most glorious place to stay. Owned by the Ferragamo family, the hotel offers an enchanting 'living experience' with original works of art by Cocteau, Picasso, Bueno and Rosai in its drawing room, 73 generous guest rooms and suites and the award winning Borgo San Jacopo Ristorante, featuring classical Italian dishes by Chef Beatrice Segoni in a contemporary setting designed by Architect Michele Bonan.

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Hotel Romeo, Naples

Located in the historic heart of Naples, the perfect setting from which to explore the city’s treasures. The hotel has 82 rooms and suites and 2 restaurants including Michelin starred rooftop restaurant Il Comandante with views out to Ischia and Capri. Hotel Romeo’s outdoor pool is located on the 9th floor with views of Mount Vesuvius. Hotel Romeo is within an hour’s drive of 5 listed UNESCO World Heritage Sites and just a 40 minute ferry ride to Amalfi.

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Hotel Sassongher, Corvara

A traditional South Tyrolean family-owned hotel located in the centre of the pretty Alpine town of Corvara, on the doorstep of the Sella Ronda, home to some of the best skiing in Europe with more than 1,200km of pistes. Relax in the hotel's spa which has three different types of sauna, or dine in the hotel's three authentic Stube restaurants kitted out with one of which dates back to the 16th century.

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L'Albereta, Franciacorta

L'Albereta is the ideal destination for wine-lovers. A stone's throw from the Bellavista wine estate, founded in 1977 and home to some of Italy's finest sparkling wine, L'Albereta became a boutique hotel when the Moretti family converted their private villa in order to accommodate visitors to the winery.

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L'Andana, Tuscany

Set in a 500-hectare wine estate in the heart of the Tuscan Maremma and with just 33 rooms and suites, L'Andana is a luxury hotel located in a former Medici villa where Grand Duke Leopold and his court resided during the summer season, providing a palatial sense of grandeur and typically-Italian romance. Guests can enjoy relaxed Italian cuisine overlooking the Tuscan countryside at informal restaurant La Villa or sample gourmet at Trattoria Toscana.

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Lungarno Collection

The Ferragamo-owned Lungarno Collection boasts four extraordinary hotels on the river Arno next to Ponte Vecchio, each with its own unmistakable character, yet typically Florentine, reflecting the heritage of Renaissance times and the grandest tradition of craftsmanship. In Rome, the collection has a lovely palazzo, a stone's throw from the Trinity church, and in the heart of Via Condotti where fashion and creativity meet.

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Mandarin Oriental, Milan

Mandarin Oriental, Milan features 104 guestrooms, including 31 suites, and is located in the heart of Milan, at the point where the city's fashion, cultural and financial centres meet. A few steps away from the hotel are Milan's most precious heritage sites, Teatro alla Scala, via Montenapoleone and Duomo.

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Masseria Cimino, Puglia

Masseria Cimino is located on the 8th hole of San Domenico Golf, one of the best courses in Italy which stretches along the Adriatic coast. With just 15 rooms, some of which are located in an ancient watchtower and others in the 18th century farmhouse, this romantic hideaway is adjacent to an archaeological site from the ancient city of Egnatia, a reminder of Puglia's rich history.

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Masseria Le Carrube, Puglia

Exclusive and secluded Masseria Le Carrube, located near the whitewashed town of Ostuni in Puglia, is located in a traditional 'masseria', or farmhouse surrounded by olive groves. The hotel is home to a Mediterranean garden in front of the Masseria and two orange groves vegetarian-vegan twist on Italian cuisine, using organic local and home grown produce. The restaurant has an ancient oil mill with an olive press and millstones.

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Masseria San Domenico, Puglia

A boutique 'Masseria' farmhouse located among 60 acres of olive groves, the hotel is set in a historic building dating back to the 14th century used by the Knights of Malta. Family-owned and run, the hotel opened in 1996 as the first luxury 5-star Masseria in the region when Puglia was a little-known destination. Home to two tennis courts and its own 18 hole San Domenico Golf course with views of the Adriatic as well as a Thalassotherapy spa, the hotel is perfect for sports enthusiasts with surrounding picturesque cycling routes through rural Puglia.

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Palace Merano - Espace Henri Chenot

Located at the foothills of the Italian Dolomites, the award-winning Espace Henri Chenot guides guests on a journey of rediscovery, recovering natural health through harmony between the body and mind, in the luxurious, historic setting of Palace Merano. Wellness and Health expert, Henri Chenot, is known for his results driven method, alongside his ground-breaking theories on healthy living, offering programmes that focus on a series of Western and Chinese therapies and a tasty dietetic cuisine.

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Palazzo Manfredi, Rome

Palazzo Manfredi is a rare gem of elegance and hospitality in a unique historical setting, with windows and a large terrace overlooking the Coliseum, the Imperial Forum and the Domus Aurea. This luxurious property steps back in time into a perfect balance of old and new with exquisitely-appointed rooms and suites masterminded for an elite clientele which appreciates the highest levels of comfort and refinement.

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Portrait Roma, Rome

Located in the centre of Rome's high fashion district and around the corner from the Piazza di Spagna, this new townhouse offers a unique style of bespoke hospitality to 14 suites and studios and is designed to make life more "dolce."

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Punta Tragara, Capri

The hotel is situated in one of the most charming and beautiful areas on the island of Capri, at the end of the road leading to the panoramic viewpoint of Punta Tragara. Thanks to the hotel's extraordinary location guests can admire the famous Faraglioni rocks from the comfort of the balconies in their rooms. This is a unique place with daring design, sculpted out of the rock face, where no two rooms are the same and where nature reigns supreme in a space of incomparable beauty.

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Rosa Alpina, San Cassiano

Winner of Condé Nast Traveller's Best Spa in Europe 2010, Rosa Alpina - owned by the Pizzinini family - is a Dolomite delight just two hours away from Venice. As well as the wonderful Rosa Alpina spa with Sun Hydrator and Muscle Toning treatments, there's a spoiling three-Michelin starred restaurant, St Hubertus, and fantastic downhill and cross-country skiing. The area is renowned for its 130km of slopes in the 'Sella' massif - as well as hiking, biking and rock-climbing in summer.

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San Luis, Merano

Just short of the Austrian border and nestled among the firs of the South Tyrolian forest, sit the simple yet splendid chalets of San Luis. Luxury lodges perched high in the treetops or overlooking the serene lake give guests the chance to restore and renew their wellbeing in an organic environment. With home grown breakfasts delivered to your door, private hot tubs and cosy open fires, this retreat hotel offers some of the finest in peaceful pampering.

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Sonnwies

The brain child of the Hinteregger family who grew up in a farmhouse overlooking the ‘sunny meadow’ where the hotel is located offers the ultimate all-inclusive family holiday in South Tyrol throughout the year. An 800m ski slope is great for first timers. 75 stylish rooms & suites, 70 hours of free child care and a range of exciting children’s programmes available to keep everyone entertained from Aquafun tubing to pony riding, tobogganing, Nordic walking, ice skating, mountain-biking, or snow-shoe tours, fun for all is guaranteed.

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St Hubertus at Rosa Alpina

St. Hubertus is the wonderful three Michelin-starred restaurant at the five-star Rosa Alpina Hotel in the Italian Dolomites. The restaurant's head chef, Norbert Niederkofler, fuses inherently Italian recipes with flavours from his South Tyrolean heritage, culminating in delectable dishes. The intimate restaurant has nine tables in the dining room, one chef's table with a view to the kitchen and one small table at the open fireplace and is open for dinner during both the summer and winter ski seasons.

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The Thinking Traveller
The Thinking Traveller
The Thinking Traveller

The Thinking Traveller offers unrivalled service and the most desirable villas in Sicily, Puglia, Greece's idyllic Ionian islands of Antipaxos, Corfu, Lefkada, Meganissi and Paxos and the Sporades Islands, launched in 2016. Guests will experience gloriously sandy beaches, charming villages and cobalt crystal clear waters. The Thinking Traveller provide award-winning standards of personal service, a wide variety of Think Experiences, tailored advice and impeccable on-the-ground support.

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Verdura Resort, Sicily

A year round haven on the beautiful isle of Sicily, this exceptional resort overlooks the sparkling Mediterranean Sea. With two kilometres of private beach, three Kyle Phillips golf courses, tennis courts, 60-metre infinity pool, a world-class spa offering a range of holistic therapies, an array of children’s experiences and excellent kids club, villas, four restaurants with gourmet and casual options, this is a place for everyone, all the while offering intimate service and a true sense of place.

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Villa Nocetta, Rome

Villa Nocetta is set on the grounds of a beautiful private garden in the heart of Rome. Close to the Vatican, Trastevere and many other sights of the Eternal City, the fully-equipped villa has five suites, an outdoor swimming pool and personal concierge service. The villa offers the perfect accommodation for groups or families looking for spacious accommodation in the beautiful city of Rome.

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