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Six City Retreats in Italy

Follow the path from North to South to explore six historic Italian cities through the splendid interiors of these boutique hotels. Enchanting locations and sophisticated design will be a stunning backdrop for your summer travels.

MILAN

Discover the address of the sophisticated boutique hotel in Milan that complements the city’s stylish downtown: ​Senato Hotel Mila​no. A stately city center neoclassical style private residence recently converted to a striking spot where guests can experience the real Milan. The project was developed by promising architect Alessandro Bianchi, including 43 rooms furnished in bespoke design, elegance, and classic Milanese hospitality. 

As suggested by the name, the boutique hotel is located in Via Senato, where the Naviglio once flowed, and just a few steps away from the Montenapoleone fashion district and from the Brera district. An area renowned for its artistic and cultural initiatives, this neighborhood embraces some of the city’s most prestigious design stores, workshops and art galleries. Its strategic location makes it the perfect setting to accommodate all design lovers. 

VENICE

Poetry, dream, romanticism, and tradition - these are only some of the things guests will experience at ​Pala​zzinaG. This enchanting location tells the story of a profound love for the city of Venice and its traditions. The luxurious hotel right next to Palazzo Grassi is in a 16th-century building overlooking the splendid Venetian Canal Grande. An exclusive project designed by French designer and architect Philippe Starck, where guests can experience a new philosophy of hospitality and experience the authentic Venetian wonder during their stay.

FLORENCE

​Oltrarno Splen​did rises in the heart of Florence surrounded by the majestic Basilica di Santo Spirito and a panoramic view on the traditional red terracotta roofs of the Tuscan capital. Whether you want to discover the masterpieces held in Uffizi Gallery or take a walk through the green heart of the Bardini Gardens, the eagerness to explore the city will be granted by the centrality of this boutique hotel, ideal for real adventurers led by curiosity and seeking endless feelings. 

The glorious aesthetic of Oltrarno Splendid's 18th-century palazzo has been preserved intact by architect Francesco Maestrelli, who then conjugated the Renaissance building with modern designs. The aim of the project led by Florentine brothers Marco and Matteo Perduca was to devise a strong character for all the environments, which already prestigious and rich in history, added to the pursue of the brothers' passion for the ‘hotel particuler’.

ROME

Celebrated by artists, singers, and renowned writers, Rome carries an exceptional amount of history and traditions capable of inspiring every wanderer and guest that embarks on the experience of visiting the Eternal City. By walking through the historical remains of the Roman Empire and the stunning gardens build inside the ancient Palazzi, everyone can breathe the moving atmosphere of being in a different time.

In the center of the city near Campo Marzio, Hotel V​ilòn is an unexpected find, carrying the ancient flair of the location combined with luxurious hospitality solutions. This historic 16th-century palazzo once belonged to the Borghese family and still looks out onto Palazzo Borghese, providing one of the best views of the city and the atmosphere of the vibrant neighborhood. This hotel is the perfect starting point for an authentic Roman experience, as its entrance stands in one of the narrow cobblestone streets in Campo Marzio, once called Vicolo del Melangolo, leading to the Tiber River. 

MATERA

The city of Matera has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1993 and is celebrated for the importance of its one-of-a-kind architectural heritage, housing today hundreds of different bars, shops, museums, and even hotels. Here, the ​Sextantio project was born, a series of different rooms scattered around Matera to give its guests an unforgettable experience.

The ​Sexta​ntio lies on the Civita side, the older part of Matera, and is comprised of 18 different rooms located all around the hill and between the rocks, as the owners call them. This ambitious project was born with a clear mission of renovating, elevating, and upgrading the original heritage of the land beginning with its unique and almost primitive residential structures.

GALATINA

The beautiful Apulia region in southern Italy is an ideal coastal getaway for holidaymakers wanting to relax and unwind in stunning surroundings in summer but is also a wonderful destination for the fall season. The traditional Trulli and Masserie are typical choices of accommodation in this region; but for those, looking for an extraordinary experience where contemporary design meets antique spaces we suggest the stunning ​Palazzo dell’Elefante.

In the historic center of Galatina, near Lecce, is possible to find this baroque gem which is a private residence, a design guesthouse with an art gallery, born out of a new union between contemporary art and local artisanship. Inspired by the baroque building, its spatial vastness, and the peculiar character of the building the architects decided to turn the palazzo into an unconventional residence and art gallery.

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