Coastal to Countryside: Unveiling Italy's Tranquil Retreats

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Italy beckons with its mesmerising coastlines, undulating hills, and postcard-perfect countrysides, presenting a veritable treasure trove of tranquil havens where relaxation intertwines seamlessly with cultural immersion. From the sun-kissed splendour of the Amalfi Coast to the quaint villages dotting the Tuscan landscape and the rugged elegance of Puglia, each region boasts its own distinct allure, ready to captivate discerning travellers. Let us ignite the spark for your next escapade, guiding you on a journey to uncover Italy's most serene retreats, where the symphony of crashing waves harmonises with the gentle tranquillity of rural vistas, promising an experience that resonates long after you've returned home.


OMHOM

Trebiano, Liguria

Perched on a hilltop overlooking the Ligurian Sea, OMHOM encourages guests to indulge in the simple pleasures of life within the picturesque village of Trebiano. With its minimalist design, panoramic views, and personalized service, this boutique hotel has an effortless feel of slow living on the Mediterranean coast. Join the chef each day for a courtyard-side selection of gourmet dinners characterised by ancient Ligurian flavours, sip your favourite drink from the Honesty Bar and sweat your worries away in the Finnish sauna. The owner, Luca, will also be more than happy to organise any local wine tastings, as well as recommend local hiking trails and nearby caves to explore. From the majestic Apuan Alps to the sea, OMHOM is guaranteed to indulge you in its endless beauty.


Masseria Dagilupi

Ostuni, Puglia

Experience the rustic charm of Puglia at Masseria Dagilupi, a historic whitewashed farmhouse turned boutique hotel nestled in the countryside near the town of Ostuni. Surrounded by olive trees and Mediterranean gardens, this tranquil retreat offers an authentic taste of rural Italy. Each room is cosy and bright, each with stunning views or direct access to the olive grove. Relax in the courtyard with your favourite cup of coffee, sample classic Pugliese cuisine made from fresh ingredients, soak in the infinity pool and rejuvenate your body with a range of massages under the shade of olive trees. The calm atmosphere of Masseria Dagilupi will truly envelope you in this side of Italy’s tranquility.


Hotel Villa Carlotta

Taormina, Sicily

Hotel Villa Carlotta is a haven of opulence and refinement nestled within the charming confines of Taormina. Boasting an array of sumptuously appointed chambers, each exuding an air of understated elegance, alongside its vantage point offering sweeping panoramas across the Ionian Sea, this storied villa stands as a bastion of tranquillity for the most discerning of voyagers. Guests are invited to unwind amidst the verdant embrace of the garden terrace, where lush foliage and fragrant blooms create an idyllic retreat, indulge in the culinary delights crafted by the Michelin-starred restaurant, showcasing the rich and diverse flavours of Sicily, and embark on adventures to discover the hidden treasures that adorn the sun-kissed shores and ancient remnants strewn along the coastline.


La Segreta

Umbria

La Segreta offers you a little piece of paradise within the Umbrian countryside. Set on a 70-acre nature preserve, brimming with tranquil cherry groves and lush scenery, this endearing stone farmhouse has everything you need for an all-round serene retreat. From elegantly-appointed rooms with private terraces to a relaxing pool, La Segreta also invites you to explore its historical land to your heart’s content – enjoy walks in the surrounding areas, pick from an abundance of fruit and indulge in their line of cold-pressed extra virgin olive oil. Looking for something even more exclusive? The hotel can also arrange a private chef to prepare a selection of indulgent meals on the terrace for you and your guests.


Maison La Minervetta

Sorrento, Campania

Perched atop the dramatic cliffs overlooking the Bay of Naples, Maison La Minervetta emerges as a beacon of coastal elegance in the heart of Sorrento. Here, guests are welcomed into a world of refined luxury and unparalleled tranquillity. From the moment you step through the doors, you are enveloped in an ambiance of understated sophistication and warm hospitality. Each corner is adorned with stylish décor and thoughtful touches, creating an atmosphere of timeless charm and comfort. Step out onto the sun-drenched terrace and feel the gentle sea breeze caress your skin as you take in the panoramic views that stretch out before you. Here, you can recline on a plush sun lounger, bask in the warmth of the Mediterranean sun, and let your cares melt away amidst the beauty of your surroundings.


Locanda al Colle

Tuscany

Immerse yourself in the serene beauty of the Tuscan countryside at Locanda al Colle, a charming boutique hotel nestled amidst rolling hills and vineyards. Located near the historic town of Camaiore, this intimate retreat offers a peaceful escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. This hidden gem is a sanctuary for the soul, where every moment is infused with the timeless beauty and tranquillity of the surrounding countryside. From the moment you arrive, you're enveloped in a sense of serenity and warmth, as the soft breeze carries the scent of wildflowers and olive groves. Indulge in farm-to-table cuisine made from locally sourced ingredients and unwind by the pool surrounded by lush gardens, every moment at Locanda al Colle is an invitation to slow down, savour the moment, and embrace the beauty of the present.


Palais Gentile

Matino, Puglia

Slow down in the quaint village of Matino in southern Puglia and discover Palais Gentile. This magical 18th-century palazzo was originally built as a family home, now open to those who seek a relaxing and intimate retreat. With its stylish rooms featuring local handmade artworks, and a rooftop terrace offering panoramic views of the surrounding countryside (perfect for those unmissable sunset wind downs), Palais Gentile offers the best of the Salento region right at your doorstep. From the crystal-clear waters of Lido Pizzo to the Baroque city of Lecce, the so-called “Florence from the south”, here you can experience the true authentic taste of Puglia.


Villa Gilda

Tuscany

Another retreat in the Tuscan countryside, Villa Gilda is an idyllic boutique hotel encompassed by a terraced garden blossoming citrus fruits and pretty flowers, amidst enchanting olive groves and vineyards – mere moments away from the medieval charm of Montignoso. Boasting an aesthetic that seamlessly marries rustic charm with chic sophistication, this intimate sanctuary beckons guests to immerse themselves in an atmosphere of tranquillity and authenticity. Whether reclining beside the pool with a cocktail in hand or indulging in the tantalising flavours of regional delicacies in an al fresco dining setting, Villa Gilda also invites guests to experience paradise living on the Versilia Coast at their exclusive beach club in Forte dei Marmi – a stay here is really the whole package rolled into one.


Tenuta Duca Marigliano Boutique Hotel

Paestum, Campania

Nestled amidst olive groves and citrus orchards, Tenuta Duca Marigliano Boutique Hotel offers a peaceful retreat near the ancient Greek ruins of Paestum. Formed of two 19th-century structures, this sophisticated bolthole takes its guests on a journey through history – inviting them to abandon their woes by relaxing in elegance or allowing themselves to be conquered by the local fine wines. Formed of 19 impeccably-designed rooms, be sure to retreat to the Casa Coloni Restaurant for a taste of the bygone era. Admire the wonderful surrounding landscapes as you sample delectable wines from the cellar, dine alfresco under the trees and make your way to the hotel spa for some added senses of relaxation.


Hotel Savoy Grado

Friuli-Venezia Giulia

Escape to the charming seaside town of Grado and discover the tranquility of Hotel Savoy Grado. Located within the wine region of Friuli-Venezia Giulia, this sophisticated hotel offers a taste of elegance; an informal atmosphere that encourages guests to treat the space as their own home. Here you can expect fine wines, fresh and authentic cuisine, a 1000 m2 beauty club and spa, saltwater pools and a private area on Grado’s beach. Featuring 80 bright and spacious rooms, each with either garden or lagoon views, you’ll be left feeling completely refreshed. So what are you waiting for? Relax on the private beach, indulge in fresh seafood at the hotel's restaurant, sample a glass of wine or two at the Lounge Bar, and explore the Grado Island to your heart’s content.

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