Top 5 Most Elegant and Luxurious Hotels in the North of Italy
When we talk about dreamy summer vacations or honeymoons, our minds tend to drift to gigantic fully serviced resorts standing on white beaches, with fine restaurants, impeccable service, and picturesque views, right? Well, today we are not going to the Caribbean as I will be bringing you to Europe, Italy to be specific, as we discover some of the most luxurious hotels of the Bel Paese. Widely renowned for its high-quality artistry, sharp styling, and design, Italy has some of the most fascinating resorts to stay in! Here is our Top 5 pick of luxurious hotels in the Northern side of Italy.
1. Il Sereno, Lake Como
We could not start our list without mentioning Lake Como. Since the oldest times, Lake Como has been the preferred retreat for wealthy people, celebrities, and royalty. I am sure many of you have seen pictures of George Clooney, Richard Branson, Brad Pitt, and many others cruising on their boat towards their accommodations. Some of them choose to rent a private villa, others prefer staying over in one of the many hotels facing the lake, and among these is where we find the Hotel Il Sereno. Designed by Patricia Urquiola, this hotel provides to all its guests fully serviced suites, huge terraces with picturesque views, and some of the most refined restaurants where to enjoy Michelin star recipes. Ristorante Berton Al Lago is run by Andrea Berton, the famous Michelin star chef who, thanks to all his years of expertise, has compiled an impeccable menu inspired by Italy’s diverse regions. Everything looks and tastes delicious!
What about the infinity pool set right on the lake? Here guests can spend their morning relaxing, swimming, and admiring the view. In addition, guests will enjoy getting pampered in the Spa, located in the original old boathouse, where we find a sauna and a steam room. Beautifully kept gardens, on-site cooking lessons, and fishing are just some of the many recreational activities guests will love to take part in during their stay.
2. Aman Venice - Grand Canal Hotel, Venice
Venice, the city of love, is the city that every one of us should see at least once in our lifetime! Within a city known to be filled with hotels, for an authentic luxurious stay, the Hotel Aman, is where visitors go. Located within the stunning 16th Century Palazzo Papadopolion on the Grand Canal, it is currently the most luxurious hotel in all of Venice.
First of all, the setting is one of the eight monumental palazzos on the Canal. Second, the interior is filled with Tiepolo frescoes, gilded ceilings, and centuries-old leather wall coverings, making it a sort of open museum to all its guests. Just a short walk separates the hotel from the gorgeous Piazza San Marco, making it a strategic place where to stay to explore the city and discover those hidden gems that only Venice has. In addition, guests will feel like they are at home thanks to the refined service provided by the entire staff and the beautiful interior design that each room has. In fact, it is possible to either stay in rooms that have a more contemporary feel or in one of those that feature the original frescos. As for dining, guests can pick among different places to eat while admiring the beautiful view. A gym, a Spa, a lounge, and a garden complete the entire structure. Thanks to the remarkable available space, it is possible to organize private events such as weddings and parties.
3. Forestis, Dolomites
Luxury resorts are not only found on beaches but also within mountains, and if we are talking about northern Italy, we cannot leave out the Dolomites! UNESCO World Heritage site since 2009, the Dolomites are something unique and different from all the other Alps. Here, the enchanting beauty of the landscape, especially during sunrise and sunset, is the main reason why they are one of the most visited sites in the World. Here, we find the famous Forestis, a luxurious Italian hotel, which architecture and design recreate that sense of calmness and relaxation of the surrounding landscape. From every corner you will look, you will find yourself surrounded by forests and snow-dusted peaks. If you are looking for a luxurious and postcard-perfect winter escape, this is the hotel you would like to stay in.
4. Hotel Principe di Savoia, Milan
Known as Italy’s Fashion Capital, the city of Milan is for sure not behind when it comes to luxurious and high-end hotels. The city is filled with hotels and resorts located in the most exclusive areas for all guests to easily access the city’s most iconic landmarks. Among the many structures, Hotel Principe di Savoia is preferred by wealthy people, celebrities, and all those looking for a luxurious vacation. The hotel first opened in the 1920s, and over the years, it has become known for its lavish style and unique services to its guests. The structure is distinguished by its façade of neoclassical vibes, and the interiors are filled with researched luxurious furniture, among this the extraordinary chandelier made of 5000 pieces of crystal. Complete the structure: a gym, a spa, a swimming pool, and a vast terrace with a picturesque view of the city. The cherry on top? The Principe Bar is a popular spot among celebrities and guests.
5. Splendido, a Belmond Hotel, Portofino
With parties lasting till sunrise, Michelin star restaurants, and nightclubs hosting the most popular DJs, Portofino till the 90s was among the favorite places to go for luxurious vacations. In fact, it used to be the place where Billionaires would meet up for lavish parties. Over the years, the hotel has lost this partying vibe but is still preferred by people who want to relax, enjoy the surrounding landscape, and enjoy a luxurious getaway.
Nothing suits best this type of vacation as Hotel Splendido. This 5-star hotel located on top of a hill facing the entire port is considered one of the best places where to vacation in Italy. First of all, the staff offers impeccable service, all the rooms have a breathtaking view, and their interior is filled with high-luxury furniture. On the outside, guests can sip a delicious cocktail while staying at the pool bar. The cherry on top? The gorgeous La Terrazza, a fine Italian restaurant with a spectacular view of the entire area, is where guests can pick among recipes made with local Italian ingredients.
There is no doubt that Italy is rich in spectacular landscapes, historical monuments, high-end boutiques, and fine restaurants, all the ingredients needed for an unforgettable vacation, and staying in a luxurious hotel will be only the cherry on top!
The above 5 luxurious hotels only provide a glimpse of what visitors can access. There are several hotels to pick from. It all depends on how you want to spend your luxury vacation. If you plan to visit the northern area of Italy, then these five hotels will definitely provide you with an excellent stay.