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Six Romantic Destinations from North to South Italy

Exclusive retreats stunningly set in the vineyards, exquisitely restored ancient castles and luxury hotels perched on sunny coasts: explore romantic destinations ideal for couples who want to discover the wonders of Italy from north to south.

Surrounded by vineyards, ​Villa La Madonna is a charming boutique hotel located in the splendid Piedmont region, famous for its wine and white truffles. Get lost in the surrounding vineyards, relax around the pool and enjoy one of the world's most exquisite cuisines, in this romantic location that feels like home. This exquisite boutique hotel is owned by the sisters Marie and Annica Eklund that opened Villa La Madonna driven by the desire to offer a fantastic experience for all visitors in this beautiful area. This exquisitely designed Villa has eighteen tastefully decorated rooms, all in boho-chic style with a blend of contemporary design and vintage. All the rooms have a terrace or a balcony and most of them have a stunning view over the vineyards surrounding the villa. Vintage bargains from the local surroundings are blended with carefully selected design elements.

​Discover ​L’Albereta Relais & Chateaux: an enchanting neo-renaissance villa that rises among verdant hills and vineyards of the Franciacorta region of Northern Italy. Ivy-laden exteriors, lush terraces, bespoke interiors and impeccable hospitality of this luxury hotel guarantees an unforgettable Italian experience. L’Albereta is strongly connected to the territory of Franciacorta. This neo-Renaissance villa, dates back to the late nineteenth century. The interiors of the hotel keep up with the chateau's old-world charm. There are grand fireplaces, original frescoes adorning the ceilings and cozy corners furnished with leather armchairs. The suites of L'Albereta are sophisticated accommodations featuring warm golden walls, decadent king-size bed satin & damask upholstery and delicate frescoes.

​Hidden among the rolling hills of Chianti, ​COMO Castello del Nero is an ornate Tuscan resort where hospitality, art and traditions harmoniously unite. The 12th-century castle is layered with original Renaissance frescoes, priceless artifacts and distinct contemporary décor designed by Italian architect and designer Paola Navone. Featuring cozy beds draped in Egyptian cotton; cream furnishings paired with original red terracotta floorings; frescoed walls give Castello del Nero’s rooms a soothing ambiance. The soft muted color schemes further enhance the period architecture of the castle, without losing any historic character. Discover this beautiful castle: a place where one can embrace the quintessentially Italian countryside.

​There is just one way to enjoy at its fullest the breathtaking sunsets view from Positano, on the Amalfi coast: watch it from the terrace of ​Le Sirenuse, one of the most beautiful seaside Italian Hotels. Le Sirenuse opened in 1951, when the Sersale family decided to turn their Amalfi Coast summer house in the ‘vertical paradise’ town of Positano into a stylish small hotel.Today the 58-room resort, which features the Michelin-starred La Sponda restaurant and a spa designed by architect Gae Aulenti, is considered one of Italy’s leading seaside luxury hotels. But it still retains the intimate,cultured atmosphere of a private home, and is still very much a family affair.

​Lamia del Riccio is a charming villa in the heart of Apulia with an elegant yet familiar feel. Surrounded by the stunning landscape of the region and with a dreamy outdoor space immersed in the trees, the villa is the perfect destination in Southern Italy to discover its traditional culture and enjoy a stay in its truest slow pace and relaxation. Interior designer Gian Paolo Guerra, an expert in combining true Apulian décor with modern design choices, joined forces with the owner to create a space where no object is casual and every accessory is the truest representation of the homely feel instilled by Giovanna and her husband. In the rooms, guests are expected to find exclusive ceramics customized for the spaces by local artisans, textile pieces handcrafted using traditional techniques with authentic looms and vintage pieces exclusively handpicked from a nearby boutique founded by young entrepreneurs specialized in antique findings.

​Explore the stunning island of Salina in the Aeolian archipelago, a jewel of the Sicilian territory, and discover the charming hotel ​Principe di Salina towering over the Mediterranean Sea. The hotel was built ten years ago and completely renovated focusing on bringing a new soul and a new positioning without changing structure or the history of the building. By working on new interior solutions and modern color palettes, the project allowed the traditional Sicilian architecture to remain true to itself, while bringing a breath of fresh air to the structure. On the outside areas, neutral colors are used to compliment the magical natural tones of the island that surround the hotel; the sensational light blue Sicilian sky, the mesmerizing black volcanic rocks, the luscious green of the Malvasia Vineyard of the garden and the deep blue Mediterranean sea. Enjoy a luxurious retreat in this magical location, unwinding after a long day of sunbathing in the private terrace, and explore local culture and Southern Italy’s traditions.