Here are the top 13 luxury travel destinations in Italy picked by the reach and the famous for their dream vacations that will make you want to catch the next flight.
Immeasurable artistic heritage, Mediterranean warmth, astonishing landscapes, internationally recognised cuisine and great events. Italy has to be visited at least once in a lifetime.
For sure, this is something the wealthiest people in the world well understood. These are their 13 picks:
- Cinque Terre
- Cortina d’Ampezzo
- The Emerald Coast
Among the most fascinating aspects of this village on the Lake Como, there are its enchanting villas, famous all over the world for their magnificence and their manicured gardens.
Even George Clooney bought a house not far from Bellagio. One of the most famous Villas in Bellagio is Villa Serbelloni, built in the 15th century, which in 1873 became a 5- star Hotel.
Beautiful, charming, touristy, captivating, glamorous…a posh resort destination since the days of the ancient Romans.
Capri is one of the most cosmopolitan islands in the Mediterranean and is beloved by the international jet set and Hollywood celebrities, such as Leonardo DiCaprio and his model girlfriend Camila Morrone. You can even enjoy the sea spending some time aboard a luxury yacht.
Positano is a real jewel of the Campania region. Michelin-starred restaurants, for example La Sponda, and luxury boutique hotels are sorrounded by hairpin bends of rock overlooking the sea and alleys enchanted with the scent of lemon and broom.
It is also called “the vertical city” or the “wedding cake” because of its perched shape.
“Positano bites deep. It is a dream place that isn’t quite real when you are there and becomes beckoningly real after you have gone.”John Steinbeck
Celebrities like Jay Z, Steven Spielberg and Beyoncé have chosen to visit this beautiful seaside resort.
Best known for its beauty, architecture, art and film festival, the lifestyle of this city is shaped by its location in the middle of a lagoon.
Here residential properties with high ceilings, lifts and rooftop terraces or balconies are in high demand. Did you know that 70% of the buyers are from abroad? They are mostly British, French or German nationals.
There is no need to say why so many people fell in love with this city or why they dream about spending here their holidays. This is how the German poet Goethe put into words the feelings he experienced when visiting Rome:
“Yes, I have finally arrived to this Capital of the World! I now see all the dreams of my youth coming to life… Only in Rome is it possible to understand Rome.”Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Wealthy tourists often choose to stay at The Inn at the Roman Forum, a 5-star hotel that is the only luxury residence in Rome which contains Roman ruins and a stone gallery with engravings from 2,000 years ago.
Milan is the capital of Italian and international fashion. It encompasses luxury, art, gastronomy, culture and it obviously is the perfect place for fashion enthusiasts.
There is an area in the heart of this city, bordered by Via Manzoni, Via della Spiga, Corso Venezia and Via Montenapoleone, known worldwide as the Fashion District – the Quadrilatero della Moda in Italian.
Here you can find planty of high-end designer stores like Versace, Prada, Armani, which are perfect to make your next made in Italy purchase. And of course you can also find the Fratelli Borgioli showroom.
Milan is a true metropolis: strong and fearless but welcoming, too. Little by little, I came to realize that I could become someone hereGiorgio Armani
Cinque Terre is a UNESCO World Heritage Site made up of five villages: Manarola, Monterosso al Mare, Vernazza, Corniglia, and Riomaggiore. Often luxury travellers include a stop here while cruising in the Mediterranean Sea.
This lovely little town on the Amalfi Coast has spectacular views over the cliffs and the sea. The poet Renato Fucini found the perfect words to describe the uniqueness of this location:
Il giorno del giudizio, per gli Amalfitani che andranno in paradiso, sarà un giorno come tutti gli altri.
English translation: ‘ The day of judgement, for the people of Amalfi who will go to heaven, it will be a day like all the others.’
You can find this quote written on a wall, under a porched alleyway around the town.
Tuscany is known for its fabulous landscapes, incredible artwork, architecture and charm. And indeed Tuscany was picked to shoot quite a few major movies in the last years.
There is only one place though in this region where all of these elements combine effortlessly and give life to a mystical, romantic and truly unique city: Florence.
In the heart of the lovely Piazza della Signoria, the Gucci Museum hosts temporary art shows and a permanent exhibition of some of the most iconic Gucci designs. Their Icon Store is not a common museum gift shop, since it’s the only place in the world where you can buy certain limited edition Gucci pieces.
Willing to try something exclusive and expensive? The Scuola del Cuoio (School of Leather) gives you the opportunity to live a private experience of 5 days teaching you to work as a true Florentine craftsman.
Tuscany is also our region. Today we are still here handcrafting our shoes, here is where our heart beats. If you traveling to Florence or Tuscany, don’t forget to pay a visit to the Fratelli Borgioli shop and museum in the village of Vinci (40 kilometres from Florence), where both Leonardo Da Vinci and the Fratelli Borgioli were born.
Cortina d’Ampezzo, a charming Dolomites location just a few hours from the lagoon of Venice, offering a balanced mix of modern luxury, sophistication and trendy lifestyles.
Chosen as a movie set by many directors, including Vittorio De Sica and Jean-Jacques Annaud, Cortina is one of the most popular Italian tourist destinations.
The Emerald Coast
Luxury hotels and villas, vibrant nightlife, exclusive boutiques, exquisite dinners and aperitifs. The Emerald Coast is undoubtedly the most glamorous vacation spot in Sardinia.
Among the top Italian luxury locations, we can’t forget Taormina. In this eastern Sicilian city, you will experience the mystical, romantic feeling that has attracted tourists from all over the world for years and years, since the times of the ancient Greeks and Romans.
Celebrities such as Ingmar Bergmann, Francis Ford Coppola, Greta Garbo and Woody Allen have spent enjoyable and entertaining holidays in this Mediterranean pearl.
No doubt these suggestions are worth visiting… Did we convince you to include these luxury travel destinations in your next holiday plan?