'Embrace a sanctuary of relaxation'
Nestled in the popular beach resort of Baja Sardinia in the Gulf of Arzachena, 7Pines Resort Sardinia is a contemporary hotel incorporating regional Mediterranean style into its décor and cuisine. Boasting 76 rooms and suites, alongside two pools, one exclusive to Laguna room guests, the grounds provide a spacious sanctuary. The Pure Seven Spa has numerous treatment rooms alongside traditional facilities to ensure a tranquil visit, and the resort is host to a variety of land and water sports.
‘Private Dock, Oldest Hotel in City’
Baglioni Hotel Luna is in central Venice just 100 yards from St. Mark’s Square and is the oldest hotel in the city. There is an award-winning restaurant called Canova which serves international cuisine and a buffet breakfast is served each morning. The hotel has its own private dock where you can arrive or leave on a gondola or boat and the water bus stops just 50 yards away.
‘1000 year-old Tuscan Treasure'
Dating back to 998, this respectfully renovated estate of 4,200 acres, was once the home of Italian film pioneer Luchino Visconti. Guests will stay in its elegantly appointed rooms, suites and villas (some with private pools), or it’s beautiful farmhouses that accommodate up to 12 people. There are bars and restaurants at the hotel including a Tuscan restaurant and authentic pizzeria, all with stunning countryside views. There are interesting activities onsite and in the local area, such as truffle hunting, horse riding, mountain biking, wine tasting and cooking & ceramics classes.
‘Glamorous & Chic, Use of Sister Hotel’s Beach’
Set high in the rugged hills of Taormina on the east coast of Sicily, this iconic property has long been revered as one of Italy’s most glamorous retreats. Rooms are in the villa and main building and many feature balconies and views over the Sicilian coast, city or Mount Etna. Leisure facilities include a spa, gym, swimming pool, nearby private beach and terraced gardens. Belmond Grand Hotel Timeo has two dining options that feature Italian and Mediterranean cuisine.
‘Clifftop Former Palace, Large Infinity Pool, Surrounded by Gardens’
Housed within a former 11th century palace, set on clifftops above the Amalfi Coast, Belmond Hotel Caruso has panoramic views. The property retains much of its original features and charm, with a collection of rooms and suites each with their own unique design. The two restaurants specialise in local produce to create Mediterranean dishes. There is a large outdoor infinity pool with views across the coast, a spa and fitness centre and a complimentary boat tour provided by the hotel.
‘Tennis Courts, Island, Spa’
The Belmond Hotel Cipriani is situated on the island of Guidecca, in the Venetian lagoon, and is just a stone’s throw away from the mainland of Venice allowing guests to embrace all of the city’s cultural grandeur from the comfort of a peaceful shoreside retreat. Rooms are decorated in keeping with the location with palatial spaces, marble décor and Murano glass finishes and some feature hot tubs. With Venice offering an endless array of cultural highlights, the Belmond Hotel Cipriani offers an assortment of facilities – including a fitness centre, swimming pool and tennis courts.
A duo of hotels connected by a scenic path which takes 10 minutes to walk at a leisurely pace although a regular shuttle bus is also in operation; both offer elegantly furnished accommodation the Belmond Splendido Mare enjoys a central location beside the Piazzetta, whilst the Belmond Hotel Splendido occupies an elevated more rural location, with terraced gardens and dramatic views. Guests may use the facilities of either property giving variety of surroundings and dining options.
‘Tranquil Surroundings; Exclusive Position’
Sitting on its own private stretch of beach on the secluded Mazzarò Bay; this hotel is perfectly placed between lush sub-tropical gardens and the glistening Mediterranean Sea. The picturesque bay can be admired from all around the hotel; from the elegantly designed rooms with marble bathrooms and balconies to the bay-side bar offering refreshing drinks and live music. Nestled away within tranquil gardens, the wellness centre offers an idyllic setting to indulge in a variety of spa treatments and massages.
‘Secluded Apulian Retreat, Between Mountain and Sea’
Basing its appearance on a traditional Apulian village, Borgo Egnazia is set within 20 hectares in the south of Italy. The hotel complex sits between the ancient Greco-Roman ruins of Egnazia and the 18-hole championship quality golf course of San Domenico. The rooms, suites and large villas spread across three areas of the resort. The first is La Corte, which opens out into two swimming pools and the La Corte rooms. The second area, called Il Borgo, houses the family pool, the expansive piazza space and the townhouses, while 30 additional villas are dotted around the area, each with a private pool and between 3 and 7 bedrooms. Each villa is incredible spacious, with light interior tones and exclusive services. Restaurants primarily serve a mix of Apulian specialities and Mediterranean favourites, while a regular events calendar unveils opportunities for additional dining and wine-tasting.