With so many delicious dishes and monumental attractions, Italy is an intoxicating destination to explore from one end to the other. From the romantic canals of Venice in the north to the charming seaside villages of Sicily in the south, it's no wonder that Italy consistently tops many travelers' bucket lists. As a romantic getaway, Italy rarely disappoints, with endless dreamy landscapes and picturesque backdrops, the country effortlessly radiates amore!
For an extraordinary experience beyond the classic attractions, we suggest venturing beyond the typical path and stopping to enjoy the unique charms and luxuries of Italy's many regions. This iconic destination boasts abundant resorts and spas, which are often built inside royal castles and countryside villas, seamlessly tucked into diverse landscapes – from the towering The Alps to widespread olive orchards, and the waterfront estates of beaches and lakes. Ready to inspire your clients to revel in the luxury of some of Italy’s best resorts? Check out a few of our favorite accommodations below when it comes to relaxation and wellness in this enchanting country, including the Lefay Resort & Spa, located within a large nature reserve boasting abundant hiking trails and a pool overlooking Lake Garda.
Italian Wellness Resorts We Can't Get Enough Of From the towering Dolomites to the tranquil Tuscan countryside, Italy's beauty is on full display at these featured luxury resorts. Offering the ideal respite from the city buzz, these select properties are often tucked away into the surrounding nature, so we highly recommend adding a rental car to your clients' itinerary to provide that extra level of flexibility.
FALORIA MOUNTAIN SPA RESORT ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ Cortina d` Ampezzo - Dolomites Breathe in the crisp air of the Alps and behold the towering peaks surrounding this 5-star resort – located among the impressive Dolomite Mountains. Imagine exploring the area’s vast nature trails before indulging in treatments at the resort’s lavish luxury spa. Enjoy fine Mediterranean cuisine at the resort's elegant restaurant, and cozy up in the fireside lounge while soaking in the incredible mountain views. This resort makes a superb add-on for travelers visiting Venice.
LEFAY RESORT & SPA ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ Gargnano - Lake Garda Located between Venice and Milan, this luxury resort rests upon the hilltops of the most picturesque town on Lake Garda. With sustainability-focused architecture that integrates into the surrounding 27-acre park, guests become fully immersed in nature and luxury. Find tranquility wandering the trails that weave through the park or relaxing at one of the resort’s picturesque pools overlooking the lake below.
DONNA CARMELA RESORT ★ ★ ★ ★ Carruba Di Riposto - Sicily This stylish boutique resort, located on the east coast of Sicily, offers chic accommodations with gorgeous views of nature and poolside views of Mt. Etna. Indulge in self-care at the fitness center and spa, which boasts a variety of luxurious treatments. Savor quintessential Sicilian cuisine crafted from the property’s organic gardens, paired with exquisite wines from their fully stocked cellar after enjoying an easy day trip to Mt. Etna, Catania, Taormina, or the beautiful beaches of the Ionian Sea.
PALAZZO DI VARIGNANA RESORT ★ ★ ★ ★ Bologna Countryside Just outside Italy’s famed foodie paradise of Bologna, this beautiful 18th-century villa flaunts comfortable accommodations on a stunning agricultural estate. The surrounding 750 acres of land is part of a regeneration project – aimed at restoring historic buildings and abandoned rural lands – and is now a thriving olive tree orchard that produces world-renowned olive oil from ancient varieties of trees. With 3 restaurants, 5 pools, an upscale spa, tennis courts, and walking trails, this resort guarantees elegance and unique adventure.
CASTEL MONASTERO ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ Castelnuovo Berardenga - Tuscany This elegantly restored estate has had many lifetimes – originally an 11th- century monastery, it was later adopted as a countryside home for nobility, subsequently transforming into a dreamy Tuscan hamlet. With sophisticated décor, romantic views from every room, as well as exquisite onsite restaurants, and high-end wellness treatments, this resort exudes elegance and comfort. In addition to fine dining, the estate produces its own signature Chianti, which guests are invited to indulge in at the property's medieval wine cellar.
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