our recommended hotels across italy


The Grand Hotel Majestic Gia Baglioni'

The Grand Hotel Majestic "già Baglioni", the oldest and most prestigious hotel in Bologna, sits in the heart of the city on Via dell’Indipendenza, within walking distance of Piazza Maggiore and the famous Due Torri.


The 106 rooms have a mix of antique furniture with modern amenities, a perfect blend of classic Italian style, elegance and hospitality. The 4th floor refurbishment has enriched the hotel with a new range of Junior Suites and Deluxe Room. The style in this case is classic eighteen century classical French.


The hotel is famous for its I Carracci Restaurant with its frescoes, which is rightly regarded as among the most sophisticated and elegant in Bologna. This is a place where you may enjoy the traditional recipes of the Emilia region whilst seated under authentic Italian masterpieces. Our new “Enoteca Morandi” with a well-stocked cellar provides a wide range of fine Italian and foreign wines to complement a traditional and “rustico” regional menu. I Carracci Restaurant has recently been rewarded with the prestigious Three Forks Micheline and included in the last Espresso Italian Restaurants Guide.


Combining luxury, elegance and location; this hotel is the perfect place to stay during any trip to the incredible city of Bologna. 


Via dell'Indipendenza, 8 - 40121 Bologna

Tel: (+39) 051 225445 




Hotel Villa Cora

Set in rose-filled gardens above the wide, tree-lined avenue that winds its way up the hill from Porta Romana (the southern gate into the old city), Villa Cora enjoys the best of both worlds. When the mercury rises in the summer months, it is noticeably cooler up here than in the city centre and yet you are only 15 minutes’ walk (or a quick hop in the shuttle bus) from the Ponte Vecchio.


Piazzale Michelangelo, a classic viewpoint over the city, is 10 minutes’ walk uphill and just above that lies the superb Romanesque church of San Miniato.


Villa Cora receives top marks for both its outstanding facilities and extraordinarily attentive service. There is an outdoor heated pool that is open year-round, great spa using the Sarah Chapman facial care range and Officina Farmaceutica di Santa Maria Novella body line, excellent restaurant, lively poolside bar, cooking lessons with chef Liberatore himself, myriad activities for children and so on.



Add to this the brilliant service , a well-judged mix of detail-driven professionalism and affability, and it’s difficult to find fault. Dynamic GM Simone Giorgi heads a team of truly dedicated staff who will go the extra mile and more to keep guests happy; nothing is too much trouble.

Viale Machiavelli 18, 50125 Firenza

Tel: (+39) 055 22 87 90



Palazzo Manfredi

The unique location and incomparable views of Palazzo Manfredi offer the ultimate in luxury and hospitality across its 12 rooms, two suites and seven grand view suites, each with a clever mix of contemporary furnishings and works of art dating back to the 16th century.


Whether it is the wallpaper, the hardwood oak floors or bathrooms clad in the finest marble, all of our rooms are designed down to the last detail to give guests an experience like no other. Not only in terms of elegance and comfort, but also thanks to a privileged location that commands unparalleled views of the ancient capital.


Staying at Palazzo Manfredi enables you to discover Rome at its most authentic; with the Colosseum so close you can almost touch it. Inside, the charming period residence which is steeped in history itself you will really feel like a part of this historic city. Manfredi's combination of location with hospitality, elegance and impeccable service gives you an experience of Rome like no other. Palazzo Manfredi is more than a high-end hotel: it’s a palatial home in the heart of the city, where Rome reveals all of its magic and unveils its many wonders.

Via Labicana, 125 - 00184, Rome

Tel - (+39) 06 77591380



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