What’s you’re ideal summer getaway? Lakeside swimming pools, picture-perfect palazzos, fresh-made pastas and local wines served deluxe, landscapes that could take your breath away? Italy’s got it all for you!
With its vast offering to choose from, people would instantly fall in love with Italy and travelers keep coming back for more. So if you’re up for an Italian summer adventure, the following are highly recommended Italian retreats for you to choose from.
Villa d’Este, Lake Como
Villa d’Este, the premier hotel on Italy has frequently been visited by the rich from all over the world. Backdropping the hotel is the famous Lake Como which gives its visitors a relaxing and fun visit. The resort offers a four-night Discovering Lake Como 2015 package and includes a private tour of the region by car or by boat. The car tour which runs for three hours makes stops at scenic places like the Villa Carlotta, with its manicured Italian gardens, and Villa del Balbianello, which has provided a backdrop for the James Bond film Casino Royale.
Villa d’Este also offers its visitors free access to its Sporting Club which is furnished with squash courts, a putting green and an indoor golf simulator. After hours of physical activity, maybe you’d love a massage at the resorts Beauty Center and a sumptuous dinner in the Veranda and Grill restaurants.
Monastero Santa Rosa, Amalfi Coast
Monastero Santa Rosa opened as a hotel and spa three years ago, but its building dates back to the 17th century. This hotel is known for its spectacular views from the cliffs extensive spa facilities, and excellent cuisine. The resort also holds three-night Culinary Experience where its executive chef accompanies guests to the hotel’s garden to harvest ingredients for lunch and he and the guests will prepare together. In the evening, a boat ride will take you to the fisherman’s hamlet of Conca dei Marini for a dinner of seafood at a local restuarant with a beachfront. Before the day ends, sip some drinks and nibble on some snacks by the resorts cliff-side swimming pool.
Grand Hotel a Villa Feltrinelli, Lake Garda
Every year, the founder of Orchid Resorts and Escapes Stacy Dreyfus, visits the Grand Hotel a Villa Feltrinelli and for this year Orchid is offering a two-night itinerary for couples and honeymooners. On the first night, travelers will take a ride on one of the hotel’s vintage boats round the lake’s natural beauty and a Champagne toast at sunset. They can go on shopping trips to local villages the next day, and in between, visit the grand hillside estate Vittoriale degli Italiani, former home of a German art historian. On it’s last day, the Countess of Cavazzo herself will show guests around her family’s private island on Lake Garda. Isn’t this a wonderful experience? The nicer thing about it is that the experience can be suited to the guests’ preferences.
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