Italy is the land of la dolce vita – literally the sweet life – where they fully commit to living with style and decadence. Staying true to this, we knew our ‘Tuscan Decadence & Roman Resplendence’ tour needed accommodations that lived up to the grandiosity. Whether you’re into sleek and modern or classic and ornate, this tour has you covered. Think elegant farmhouses, lakeside villas, sultry boutique hotels and palatial palazzos. Just pack your bags and pucker up for some Prosecco.
Hotel Napoleon, Milan ~ An Iconic Destination
Starting off with a bang, our first stop greets you with an early 20th-century façade but will pleasantly surprise you with a contemporary and contrasting interior. The epitome of modernity and Milanese style, this 4-star boutique hotel has a dark and seductive palate. Only a 10-minute walk (or 5 in gay terms) from Milan’s Central Station, Hotel Napoleon’s location means that getting around the city – whether on foot or by public transportation – is an Italian breeze.
Hotel Belvedere, Lake Como ~ Luxurious Lakeview Living
Home to Renaissance architecture, world-renowned silk, and the occasional yacht-bearing aristocrat, we knew Lake Como’s dazzling sapphire-coloured waters could not be missed. Nestled above its shores on a private and secluded corner of the lake, Hotel Belvedere is an elegant and sophisticated hotel run by five generations of tenacious women since 1880. With stunning vistas, a to-die-for outdoor pool, and sublime white tablecloth dining that celebrates Mediterranean flavours and overseas spices, this hotel is the epitome of lakefront luxury.
Agriturismo Albarossa, Monferrato ~ Farmhouse-Chic
Although the term farmhouse might conjure images of cows and mud, Agriturismo Albarossa in the Piedmont region flips that notion it on its Donatello-sculpted head. Traditional and dainty, yet warm and welcoming, this intimate escape is a perfect respite from wine-tasting, risotto-making, and truffle-hunting! With a name that pays homage to the surrounding vineyards, Agriturismo Albarossa is a true gem that will make you feel right at home.
Adler Cavalieri, Florence ~ A Refined Retreat
After bidding farewell to the serene countryside, we ebb and flo-rence to our next lavish destination. Located in a charming part of the city, Adler Cavalieri is a historic and timeless hotel oozing with culture (and wine). Frescoed ceilings, sumptuous tapestries, and Tuscan marble bathrooms summon the nineteenth century, but rest assured this hotel has all the modern amenities. Your favourite part will surely be the spa which features a Finnish sauna, Turkish bath and hydromassage pool. Treat yourself!
Rome Times Hotel, Rome ~ A Timeless Affair
Steps from some of The Eternal City’s most famous historical sites and cultural attractions like the Trevi Fountain, Piazza di Spagna and Colosseum, this hotel is a perfect base for sightseeing. After a day of exploring the ancient sites, pop back to its contemporary bar for a negroni aperitif before dinner, then step out to explore Rome’s vibrant queer nightlife. While this is the ideal place to conclude our tour, you might just end up extending your stay.
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