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Oceanfront & Lakeside Villa Retreats, Design Boutique & Historic Palace Hotels, Quaint Country Inns

Description

Italy offers some of the worlds most luxurious accommodations from Oceanfront & Lakeside Villa Retreats to Small Country Inns & Historic Palace Hotels with every creature comfort you would ever want for in a waterside, major city or country location.

Here is a list of some of our preferred Gems for you to explore. (click on the links below)

Grand Hotel Villa Serbelloni Bellagio, Lake ComoResidence l'Ulivo Bellagio, Lake ComoGrand Hotel Tremezzo, Lake ComoPalazzo Parigi Hotel & Grand Spa, MilanVilla d'Este, Lake ComoVilla La Massa, Florence, Chianti regionVilla Le Barone in Panzano, in Chianti Capri Tiberio Palace, Island of CapriBelmond Hotel Caruso, Ravello, Amalfi CoastCasa Angelina, Praiano, Amalfi CoastPalazzo Avino, Ravello, Amalfi CoastMezzatorre Hotel & Thermal Spa, Island of IschiaGrand Hotel Vesuvio, NaplesLe Sirenuse, Positano, Amalfi CoastGrand Hotel Excelsior Vittoria, Sorrento, Amalfi CoastHotel Il Pellicano, Porto Ercole on the Argentario Coast of TuscanyLa Posta Vecchia Hotel Ladispoli, by Rome's Thyrennian Sea
The discreet charm of an historic lakeside hotel

The Grand Hotel Villa Serbelloni was built as a private home in 1853 and turned into a luxury hotel in 1873. It is located in a privileged position in Bellagio, a small medieval town known as the “pearl of the lake” for its beauty and its position at the tip of the promontory in the centre of Lake Como.

The hotel is regularly quoted by both Condé Nast Traveler and Travel & Leisure as one of the best hotels in the world. Still nowadays the Bucher family, owner of the hotel for generations, enables its guests to live the evocative atmosphere of the past, while responding to their needs and desires of current times as well.

That’s why Villa Serbelloni’s guests enjoy the sensation of being hosted in an elegant hotel, while feeling at ease living an unforgettable holiday experience.

From April to November the salons and the large lakeside garden offer guests the chance to enjoy a holiday far from the madding crowd and close to nature immersed in one of the most beautiful panoramas in the world.

Lovers of peace and quiet can alternate the pleasure of a poolside drink with beauty treatments and programmes at Villa Serbelloni SPA, the hotel’s own beauty farm. Or they can set off from the private dock for a motorboat trip to the historic gardens along the lake which, in Springtime, attract tourists from all over the world: especially for the wonderful flowering of the azaleas.

Lovers of sport can take advantage of the hotel gym and tennis courts, enjoy delightful walks or take a mountain bike out on the Bellagio promontory, before freshening up in the swimming pool overlooking the lake.

The two restaurants give guests the opportunity to choose their preferred style of food: Mistral is elegant and Michelin starred. La Goletta is an informal restaurant offering traditional food including pizza.

Located only 70km from Milan Airports, and only 30km from Como.  Transfers can be arranged by boat or private car.

GHVSerbelloni fact sheet 2018

 

 

 

 

 

Phone one of our Italy Specialists at 1-800-227-5317 to start planning your Grand Hotel Villa Serbelloni Bellagio Italian Holiday now!

Experience your very own Apartment with all the privileges of a luxury Hotel!

Immersed in the greenery of the beautiful Villa Serbelloni gardens and basking in constant sunlight, the Ulivo Residence is the ideal location for holidaymakers wishing to spend time together or as a family while enjoying the advantages and freedoms that only a holiday apartment complex can offer and also benefiting from the commodities and services of a truly luxury hotel.

That’s right. Because although the Ulivo Residence is made up of independent and self-sufficient apartments, it has the unique privilege of sharing both grounds and facilities with one of the most elegant and luxurious holiday complexes of the Como area: the Grand Hotel Villa Serbelloni.

Those staying in the holiday apartments will be able to access the immense Villa gardens, with its views and play areas for children, and use the many services provided by the five star Hotel: from the swimming pool to the beach, from the fitness centre to the Spa, from the restaurant to the recreation room, to the babysitter service.

So, while your children are enjoying themselves in the gardens or searching for buried treasure in the specially created cave in the swimming pool, you will be able to relax with a wellness treatment in the brand new Spa area of the Hotel. And that’s just an example!

Thanks to its huge grounds and countless services, the Ulivo Residence really is the ideal location for all the family.

The Ulivo Residence hosts 13 apartments for 2 or 4 people (also for 6, 2 adults and 4 children).

Ideal for large families but also perfect for couples in love, the Ulivo Residence apartments are endowed with all the comodities and services needed to spend a peaceful and secluded holiday.

In addition to this, we offer the elegance and taste that only a luxury hotel can provide. Each apartment is spacious (40-65 m2), with special attention paid to every detail, and comes with a fully equipped kitchenette, a telephone, satellite TV, air conditioning and heating, a safe and a hairdryer.

Day in day out, the hotel staff guarantees the cleanliness of the apartments, allowing our guests to enjoy a relaxed and carefree holiday, devoting their time to their families or taking care of themselves and their well-being; or spending romantic and unforgettable moments with their partner.

 

 

 

 

The traditional hospitality of an Italian family with unparalleled views of Bellagio and the stunning Grigne mountains!

With over 100 years of history, the iconic Grand Hotel Tremezzo is located in the heart of Lake Como. This art nouveau landmark, which sits adjacent to Villa Carlotta’s famed gardens, is an authentic Art Nouveau palace that offers a warm inviting welcome and the delights of a true 5-star vacation.

Discover a world of temptations in what we call the T Vacation… experience the pleasures of a holiday with the unique atmosphere and flavors you will only find here at Tremezzo.

A unique setting that combines exclusivity and proximity: The most beautiful location on the shores of Lake Como, facing directly onto Bellagio, where the two branches of the lake meet, against the rose-tinted backdrop of the Grigne mountains.

A strategic location at the heart of the lake, just an hour’s drive from Milan and its airports.

Inevitably it is Lake Como, with its rich treasury of tales and history, that takes centre stage here. A triumph of serenity, calm waters and fascinating atmosphere. And besides the natural beauty of the place we have added three swimming pools over the years: three turquoise jewels. Indoor and outdoor, for guests to swim all year round, amidst the flowers or on the lake itself.

At Grand Hotel Tremezzo you can always be sure of a plunge into the blue. An authentic triumph dominated by the sparkling waters of the lake. Some might wonder why we have gone so far to add beauty to an already fabulous natural setting. But a hundred years ago this spot was the site of a sophisticated tourism which we are eager to preserve and share with our guests today.

5 different restaurants and bars await you with the best of Italian culinary experience, Signature delicacies by Italian Maestro Gualtiero Marchesi.

Grand Hotel Tremezzo -Fact sheet

Grand Hotel Tremezzo – Rooms Description

 

 

 

VIRTUOSO AMENITIES RECEIVED WHEN BOOKING THROUGH PACIFIC DESTINATION CENTER

  • Upgrade on arrival, subject to availability
  • Daily buffet breakfast already included in rates
  • 60 Euro SPA credit to be utilized during stay (valid only for treatments and not for retail products, not combinable, no cash value if not redeemed in full)
  • Complimentary entrance to Villa Carlotta and its Botanical Gardens
  • Italian wine tasting at L’Escale Trattoria & Wine Bar (3 flights of wine)
  • Complimentary WiFi
  • Early check-in/late check-out, subject to availability
  • With minimum of 5-nights stay, 30 minutes Boat Tour on board the Water Limos, the Grand Hotel’s very own period boats to discover the Lake’s magic in exclusive style
  • **For Villa bookings: grocery will be included (excluding premium food, wines and spirits)

Phone one of our Italy Specialists at 1-800-227-5317 to start planning your Grand Tremezzo Italian Holiday now!

Enjoy an unmatched experience of relaxation in the heart of Milan

Palazzo Parigi will captivate you with its majestic spaces endowed with enveloping light, the precious works of art and antiques, its marbles and rich woodwork, the century-old garden, its bright, cosy rooms and suites with private terrace. Haute cuisine is the rule here. Palazzo Parigi, the new 5 star hotel in Milan, elevates the concept of hospitality itself, just a few steps away from the fashion district, Brera and Teatro alla Scala.

The guest rooms of Palazzo Parigi – spacious, warm and welcoming – are distinguished by their brightness and are established Palazzo Parigi as the new refined hotel in Milan. Each is different, with private balcony or terrace, and comes in two alternative design styles – the Milan style, contemporary Italian, and the Paris style, classic, graceful French – allowing guests to choose how to live them, according to their personal taste and needs. The colours – chestnut, beige, ivory and black – infuse the room environment with a sense of harmony and refinement, generating relax and well-being.

Palazzo Parigi Hotel & Grand Spa FACT SHEET

 

 

 

 

 

 

VIRTUOSO AMENITIES RECEIVED WHEN BOOKING THROUGH PACIFIC DESTINATION CENTER

  • Upgrade at time of booking up to Executive Suite, subject to availability (During Major fair periods-upgrade will be on arrival and subject to availability)
  • Complimentary Buffet Breakfast for two daily for duration of the stay
  • $100 USD equivalent Food & Beverage credit to be utilized during stay (not combinable, no cash value if not redeemed in full)
  • $50 USD equivalent Spa Credit
  • Early check-in/late check-out, subject to availability
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi

Phone one of our Italy Specialists at 1-800-227-5317 to start planning your Palazzo Parigi Hotel & Grand Spa, Milan Italian Holiday now!

Overlooking one of the most romantic lakes in the world, Lake Como

Set amidst twenty-five acres of exquisite, centuries-old Renaissance gardens and wooded parkland, just a few minutes walk from the village of Cernobbio, the magnificent Villa d’Este, a member of ‘The Leading Hotels of the World’, boasts a breathtaking setting alongside the mountain-backed Lake Como in northern Italy. It features 152 guest rooms and two restaurants, the elegant Veranda and the casual Grill, which offer Italian refined cuisine. Activities at Villa d’Este include all kinds of sport facilities as well as a Beauty Centre which provides the perfect oasis to replenish mind, body and soul. Four private villas with up to 6 bedrooms can be rented for ultimate privacy. There are opportunities for windsurfing, canoeing, water-skiing and sailing, while the Concierge would be delighted to arrange excursions to nearby museums and golf courses – even scenic plane rides across the magnificent lake.

 

 

 

Romantic Journey through Italy “Villa d’Este & Villa La Massa” Package (Experience Lake Como & the Florence Tuscan Wine Region staying in two Villa d’Este Group hotels)

Be inspired by a truly Italian experience with the grandeur of Villa d’Este and Lake Como combined with the bucolic atmosphere of Villa La Massa close to Florence. Six memorable days to live like a noble at the iconic Villa on the lake and the Medici mansion on the banks of the Arno river.

The Package Includes:

• Three nights at Villa d’Este in a Double Executive with garden/park view and two nights at Villa La Massa in a Double Prestige with Arno river view ( Supplement for Junior Suite & Suite on request)
• Full buffet breakfast at the restaurant
• Italian Spumante and flowers in the room upon arrival
• Two 3-course meals (beverages not included) at Villa d’Este
• One 3-course meal (beverages not included) at Villa La Massa
• Welcome gift from General Managers
• Free use of the Arno Spa facilities at Villa La Massa and the Sporting Club facilities at Villa d’Este
• Courtesy daily shuttle service from/to Florence City Center

(Transfers between the two properties are at the guests’ discretion and we can arrange private transfers a 4.5 hour journey if clients are not self-driving or traveling by train)

**Prices to be quoted upon receipt of travel dates.

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VIRTUOSO AMENITIES RECEIVED WHEN BOOKING THROUGH PACIFIC DESTINATION CENTER

  • Upgrade on arrival, subject to availability
  • Buffet breakfast at the restaurant (or continental in room), for up to two in-room guests
  • Complimentary use of the minibar replenished once a day
  • Early check-in/late check-out, subject to availability

Double Classic and Double Executive Rooms:

  • For stays of 3 and 4 nights: €80 food & beverage credit to be used during the stay (one per room, per stay)
  • For all guests confirmed for a minimum of 5 nights: one 3-course dinner (beverages not included) at the Veranda restaurant, maximum of 2 in room-guests (not valid during the summer festival gala dinners: one per room, per stay)

From Double Deluxe Rooms

  • For stays of 3 and 4 nights: one 3-course lunch (beverages not included) at the Veranda restaurant, maximum of 2 in room-guests (not valid on Easter)
  • For all guests confirmed for a minimum of 5 nights: one 3-course dinner (beverages not included) at the Veranda restaurant, maximum of 2 in room-guests (not valid during the summer festival gala dinners: check with hotel for exact dates)

Phone one of our Italy Specialists at 1-800-227-5317 to start planning your Villa d’Este Italian Holiday now!

An intimate bucolic oasis, located between Florence and the Chianti region

Sitting majestically on the banks of the Arno River, Villa La Massa is an intimate bucolic oasis, located between Florence and the Chianti region. The hotel, owned by the Villa d’Este Group, is linked to the city centre, only 15 minutes from Florence, by a courtesy shuttle service running daily to and from Ponte Vecchio. Its 41 bedrooms are decorated in traditional Florentine style with local fabrics and antiques.

The gourmet restaurant “Il Verrocchio”, with its majestuous fireplace and terrace overlooking the Arno river for romantic al fresco dinning, offers traditional Tuscan cuisine and over 400 labels of wine. The Arno Spa features Turkish bath, sauna, Roman pool with hydro-massage and sensory showers, 2 spa suites for treatment pervaded with Tuscan scents as well as all gym equipment, space for yoga and floor exercises.

 

 

 

Romantic Journey through Italy “Villa d’Este & Villa La Massa” Package (Experience Lake Como & the Florence Tuscan Wine Region staying in two Villa d’Este Group hotels)

Be inspired by a truly Italian experience with the grandeur of Villa d’Este and Lake Como combined with the bucolic atmosphere of Villa La Massa close to Florence. Six memorable days to live like a noble at the iconic Villa on the lake and the Medici mansion on the banks of the Arno river.

The Package Includes:

• Three nights at Villa d’Este in a Double Executive with garden/park view and two nights at Villa La Massa in a Double Prestige with Arno river view ( Supplement for Junior Suite & Suite on request)
• Full buffet breakfast at the restaurant
• Italian Spumante and flowers in the room upon arrival
• Two 3-course meals (beverages not included) at Villa d’Este
• One 3-course meal (beverages not included) at Villa La Massa
• Welcome gift from General Managers
• Free use of the Arno Spa facilities at Villa La Massa and the Sporting Club facilities at Villa d’Este
• Courtesy daily shuttle service from/to Florence City Center

(Transfers between the two properties are at the guests’ discretion and we can arrange private transfers a 4.5 hour journey if clients are not self-driving or traveling by train)

**Prices to be quoted upon receipt of travel dates.

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VIRTUOSO AMENITIES RECEIVED WHEN BOOKING THROUGH PACIFIC DESTINATION CENTER

  • One-step upgrade on arrival (excluding suites), subject to availability
  • American Buffet breakfast at the restaurant, for up to two in-room guests
  • Early check-in/late check-out, subject to availability
  • Welcome arrival Transfer pick up with Mercedes car from Florence Amerigo Vespucci Airport or Santa Maria Novella Railway Station
  • Complimentary minibar throughout the stay, replenished once a day
  • For all guests confirmed for a minimum of 3 and 4 nights: Euro 50,00 food & beverage credit to be used during the stay (one per room, per stay)
  • For all guests confirmed for a minimum of 5 nights: one 3-course dinner (beverage not included) at our restaurant Verrocchio, maximum of 2 in-room guests

Phone one of our Italy Specialists at 1-800-227-5317 to start planning your Villa La Massa, Florence, Chianti region Italian Holiday now!

4**** Charming luxury hotel in the heart of the Chianti Classico wine region which is a Paradise for Tuscany Lovers

Villa Le Barone in Panzano is a small (28 rooms) charming hotel in the Chianti region of Tuscany located at equal distance (18 miles) from the beautiful historical cities of Florence and Siena. (1.5 hours from Pisa Airport)

 

A family property since the Renaissance (owned by the Della Robbia Florentine family) that has been converted into a small charm hotel just 40 years ago. The hotel and its rooms have kept the antique furniture and pictures, the stylish atmosphere of a patrician home, the quality and friendly service of old times. Style and elegance, of course, go together with modern comfort to include air conditioning, safe, internet room access, free Wi-Fi.

Villa Le Barone is set on top of a hill, amongst 10 acres of rose gardens and olive trees, in front of a 12th century abbey (San Leolino). A beautiful infinity swimming pool heated and filled with salt water and a tennis court, both with a beautiful view allow you to relax and enjoy your holidays. A small fitness center and a fitness trail allow work out, unless one wants to go jogging on one of the many paths in the woods surrounding the Villa. An 18 hole golf course is just 12 miles away (Golf dell’Ugolino http://www.golfugolino.com/en/ ). Florence, Sienna, San Gimignano and many other art cities are easily reachable by car in less than an hour. Villa Le Barone supplies free itineraries by foot, bicycle or car to its Guests.

The restaurant (solely for Hotel guests) serves Tuscan recipes made with local fresh products only (meat and olive oil are supplied by our own farm, wines come from the many surrounding wineries). Vegetarians and persons sensitive to gluten have their own recipes. You can also take part in a morning hands-on cooking course with a 4 course lunch meal just prepared. Villa Le Barone is in the heart of the Chianti Classico wine region and wine tastings are very easy to organize. Dario Cecchini (http://www.dariocecchini.com/) the famous butcher of Panzano is at a stone’s throw away.

Villa Le Barone, located in a protected area, is indeed the ideal base from which to explore some of Tuscany’s most beautiful cities such as Florence, Siena, San Gimignano, Volterra and a stay of at least 3 nights is suggested to enjoy this lovely property and its amazing surrounds.

Phone one of our Italy Specialists at 1-800-227-5317 to start planning your Villa Le Barone in Panzano, in Chianti Italian Holiday now!

the Feel, the Taste, the Scent of Capri

Capri Tiberio Palace is placed in the heart of Capri,few steps from the town’s glamorous high-street, yet in a panoramic position. An original blend of contemporary design and local architecture characterizes the international atmosphere of this 5 star boutique hotel. All this,along with a luxury SPA, refined cuisine,and a top-quality service, makes Capri Tiberio Palace a model for five star hospitality.

 

 

 

The décor of rooms and suites – all different from one another – emerges as the harmonious gamma of colors uniquely customized to be coherent with the heart of the island in a revamped version. Dusty blue and turquoise, saffron yellow, neutral and coral shades…one hue leads the other, expansive views over the Mediterranean Sea and white roofs that illustrate the heart of Capri. State-of-the-art and vintage items from around the world offer a personalized touch, allowing every single space to tell its own story.

Terrazza Tiberio, with magnificent views over Capri and the sea, shines with an updated-chic atmosphere. The menu is based on a strong Caprese and Mediterranean identity, aiming for quality and seasonal use of ingredients with local recipes. Alongside with signature proposals such as caprese ravioli and spaghetti with clams and parsley, dishes such as lemon scented sea-bass escalope can be savored.  Besides the traditional cuisine, Kosher-Glatt (meat only) dishes certified by the Orthodox Union are served in a reserved area, proposing an innovative menu which blends Kosher rules and typical Italian recipes for lunch, dinner and Shabbat.

The SPA Tiberio is an authentic well-being oasis where one can unwind after a day lived on the shores of the Mediterranean. Every detail of the SPA has been meticulously designed in order to allow guests to drift through an updated oriental zen atmosphere; 600 square meters feature a water-zone with four therapeutic showers, sauna, steam room and relaxation area.
A vast range of massages, face and body treatments are offered in six luxurious therapy rooms as well one for couples, rewarding a sensorial experience with absolutely regenerating natural products. Totally renovated, the in & out heated pool features funky art installations by Giampiero Panepinto and vast views over Capri and the Mediterranean Sea.

VIRTUOSO AMENITIES RECEIVED WHEN BOOKING THROUGH PACIFIC DESTINATION CENTER

  • Upgrade on arrival, subject to availability
  • Full breakfast daily for up to two in-room guests, in restaurant
  • Welcome gift in room on arrival
  • $50 USD Food & Beverage credit, once per stay at our restaurant Terrazza Tiberio (Valid for dinner only. Not combinable; no cash value if not redeemed in full)
  • $50.00 USD Spa credit to be used for massages or treatments (no products, no cash redeemable)
  • Early check-in/late check-out, subject to availability
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi

Phone one of our Italy Specialists at 1-800-227-5317 to start planning your Capri Tiberio Palace, Island of Capri Italian Holiday now!

Your private balcony over the Mediterranean

You’d be forgiven for thinking that Belmond Hotel Caruso is suspended in a heavenly realm, somewhere between the sea and the sky. Set into the cliff edge, around 350m above sea level over tiered groves of lemons and olive vines, it’s your private balcony over the Mediterranean.  Sat on a limestone throne at the peaceful pinnacle of Ravello, Belmond Hotel Caruso gazes out over the Tyrrhenian Sea. The hotel was originally built in the 11th century by a wealthy family, shipwrecked on their journey to Constantinople. It was once called Palazzo d’Afflitto—the Palace of the Afflicted.

 

 

 

Today, the name could not be further from the truth. Belmond Hotel Caruso boasts all the worldly luxuries anyone could desire. Vibrant frescoed salons play neighbor to stone vaults adorned with arches and chandeliers. Marbled hallways lead to rooms brimming with antiques and paintings by old masters. In each nook visitors will uncover a new and intriguing part of the hotel’s history.

Inside, our 51 rooms have been lovingly restored to their ancient Neapolitan glory. Expect hand-crafted terracotta floors and Naples-yellow walls adorned with neo-classical antiques. Fresh flowers and stunning coastline vistas complete the experience.

 

 

 

 

Join head gardener Gaetano and explore our verdant grounds, over 100 years in the making. Meander down the rose arbour to our infinity pool. Its an architectural triumph that seemingly extends straight into the ocean. Re-energise with one of our personal trainers; the panoramic sea view from our gym adds a nice distraction.

From Belmond Hotel Caruso, Ravello is yours to explore. Spend an afternoon wandering the lush lemon terraces. Perhaps find a bird’s eye view over the Amalfi Coast by helicopter. Take our traditional wooden boat, Ercole, to Positano, or drive to Roman Pompeii. Whatever your heart desires, our concierge will happily arrange.

Shopaholics, meanwhile, will enjoy our in-house boutique. Goods have all been hand-picked or exclusively designed for the hotel. Later, liberate mind, body and soul at our Wellness Centre. We recommend the signature ‘Ritual of Happiness’ treatment, complete with a foot bath, body exfoliation and alfresco massage.


Come evening, chef Mimmo di Raffaele injects modern flair into traditional Italian dishes at Belvedere Restaurant. Each creation uses world-class local produce. What better way to cap off the night than at our atmospheric Cocktail and Piano Bar? With innovative cocktails, wines, champagne and local prosecco, it’s the destination of choice for Amalfi Coast nightlife.

It’s testament to Belmond Hotel Caruso that when guests come to depart they have a tear in their eye. The only affliction here is ever having to leave our piece of paradise.

VIRTUOSO AMENITIES RECEIVED WHEN BOOKING THROUGH PACIFIC DESTINATION CENTER

  • Upgrade on arrival, subject to availability
  • Buffet breakfast daily for up to two in-room guests
  • $100 USD Equivalent Food & Beverage credit to be utilized during stay (not combinable, no cash value if not redeemed in full, to be utilized at the hotel restaurant for Lunch or Dinner)
  • Early check-in/late check-out, subject to availability
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi

Phone one of our Italy Specialists at 1-800-227-5317 to start planning your Belmond Hotel Caruso, Ravello, Italian Holiday now!

A Little Piece of Heaven with understated chic luxury  – A real ‘dolce vita’ oasis

Sitting on the high cliffs of the Amalfi Coast with 180°degree sea view of the coastline across Positano, the isle of Capri and the Sorrentinue Peninsula – this position allows the best views you can get on all the entire Amalfi Coast, in the authentic and charming village of Praiano (only 8 Km from Positano and 12 Km from Amalfi), Casa Angelina offers a sublime slice of modern minimalism on the Mediterranean, with an emphasis on elegant simplicity and first-rate food. An airy refuge, our boutique 39-room hotel is a place where guests can rediscover the forgotten rhythms of long, drawn-out days and easy, lingering evenings. Our hotel serves as a sanctuary, bearing a fresh, pared-back aesthetic and a white-on-white palette that accentuates both the sea and sky blues outside and the contemporary artworks on display inside. Understated chic is our design ethos and subtle details are our raison d’être: we like to make sure everything is immaculate, from the pillowy and pristine white Etro cotton sheets dressing your bed right down to the carefully placed garnish of garden-grown herbs on your plate.

All guests rooms overlook the sea (either with front sea view or just lateral/partial sea view) and most of them have balconies/terraces. The white-on-white colour scheme and understated chic design of the hotel is also reflected in the style and décor of all room categories. All pieces of furniture including head bards, bedside tables and desks were designed by Architect Marco De Luca and made by local artisans in Sorrento. Also the floor ceramic tiles were designed for Casa Angelina and made by Daria Scuotto in Vietri Sul Mare (here on the Amalfi Coast) who is the last ceramic artist in the area.

‘Un Piano Nel Cielo’ Restaurant: on our top floor, with amazing sea view across Positano and the Isle of Capri. Suspended between sea and sky, Un Piano Nel Cielo has large bright windows and a wonderful outdoor canopied terrace, where guests can enjoy breakfast in the morning as well as dine under the stars with Positano lit up in the distance at the night. A special lighting system which changes all day long according to the daylight enhances the atmosphere of the indoor part of the restaurant. Our Executive Chef, Vincenzo Vanacore’s creatively communicates with his cuisine his love for fresh produce from the territory and culinary traditions. His dishes are the expression of the best traditional Neapolitan/Mediterrean cuisine with a gourmet touch. ‘The Neapolitan Sushi’ made with finely chopped spaghetti, cherry tomatoes, tuna bites and garlic, served in a Martini Cup, is one of our Chef’s signature dishes.

‘Bar and Sundeck Pool Casual Restaurant: on the ground level, the small Maroccan influced Bar has a fiber optic star ceiling and a terrace on the cliff-edge scattered with teak tables and umbrellas. Our Barman Massimo’s Limoncello Mojito and Aperol Spritz enhanced by our Casa Angelina branded Champagne by Pierre Mignon are the house favourite cocktails and are mainly served as a pre-dinner drink or sunset aperif alongside a mouth watering selection of typical Finger Food. The Sundeck Pool Restaurant is also the place where we serve light meals and delicious snacks perfect for sunny days and warm velvet evenings.

 

The Rooftop Terrace: situated above the restaurant with breathtaking sea views is the ideal backdrop for private romantic dinners to celebrate special occasions and it can be reserved on an exclusive use.

 

Fitness and Relaxation Area: with state-of-the art Technogym equipment, Personal Trainer for customized training programmes as well as Pilates and Yoga classes at the sunset, indoor heated pool and sauna. We have also one treatment room and a couples’ massage room with full sea view and on-call therapists and offer the possibility to our guests to book their desired massage or beauty treatment from our SPA List. Aquagym, Yoga, Meditation and Body Balance are also available on property.

The following recreational activities are available nearby: Trekking to the Path of Gods (Sentiero degli Dei), water sports (i.e. snorkeling, canoeing etc), tennis upon availability close-by at about 10 minutes drive, boat tours, cooking lessons, wine tastings, excursions to the archeological sites of Pompeii, Herlculaneum, Paestum.

Location:  Located in the tranquil and authentic village of Praiano, at the heart of the Amalfi Coast, only 10 minutes drive from Positano and 30 minutes from Amalfi. A real ‘dolce vita’ oasis in the touristy hustle and bustle of the Amalfi Coast but still at a very short reach from all main attractions. * Complimentary shuttle bus service throughout the day at scheduled times until late at night to/from Positano (only 8 km away, about 10 minutes drive)

By Car: Possibility to access the hotel by car up to the entrance through its private drive-away with complimentary parking facilities and valet service.

 

Beach access to La Gavitella Beach Club: Where a dedicated area is reserved to our guests. Access is via the hotel’s elevator plus 200 steps.

 

 

 

 

 

VIRTUOSO AMENITIES RECEIVED WHEN BOOKING THROUGH PACIFIC DESTINATION CENTER

  • Upgrade on arrival, subject to availability
  • Complimentary Full Breakfast for two daily for duration of the stay
  • $100 USD equivalent Food & Beverage credit to be utilized during stay (not combinable, no cash value if not redeemed in full)
  • Bottle of Casa Angelina Champagne with in-season fruit platter in the room upon arrival
  • Early check-in or late check-out (based upon availability)
  • Farewell Gift
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi

Phone one of our Italy Specialists at 1-800-227-5317 to start planning your Casa Angelina, Praiano Italian Holiday now!

A Stunning Hilltop Villa

Palazzo Avino, an elegant hilltop hotel created with style and panache from a 12th century villa, is one of the most desirable places to stay on the breathtaking Amalfi Coast.The hotel sits on the cliffs some 1,000 feet above the surrounding coastline in the charming medieval village of Ravello. Originally built in the 12th century and tastefully refurbished to deluxe standards, this authentic, architectural masterpiece offers 43 air-conditioned bedrooms and suites, most of which have exclusive Jacuzzi baths and unique sea views.

Palazzo Avino has been recently restored to luxurious standards retaining many of its original Mediaeval and Baroque features. Most of the furniture is from the 18th and 19th century. Today Palazzo Avino is frequented by the famous such as Placido Domingo who was the very first guest at the hotel as well as Gore Vidal, the noted American author who now resides in Ravello and is a regular guest at Rossellinis, the hotel’;s fine dining restaurant.

The rooftop features a magnificent sun terrace with hydromassage plunge pools, and the outdoor swimming pool and it terraces enjoy stunning views over the coast. The property boasts a serene outdoor gym and a full service spa complete with sauna, steam bath and hydotherapy pool. One of the most popular attractions at the hotel is its new private “Clubhouse by the Sea” beach club located at the foot of the mountain only 15 minutes from the hotel by way of a complimentary shuttle service. Palazzo Avino is the only hotel in Ravello to offer a beach club, which includes sunbathing platforms, an outdoor pool, a restaurant featuring fresh catch of the day and best of all access to the brilliant blue Mediterranean waters.

The fashionable lobby bar and the outdoor Terrazza Belvedere restaurant serve an array of delicious snacks and fresh pasta dishes. Refreshments at these venues include an array of over 60 sophisticated cocktails!

Dining at Rossellinis, Palazzo Avino’s Michelin star restaurant, is an unforgettable experience! Guests can sample the best in Italian Haute cuisine and Italian wines with an impeccable and attentive service.A large selection of fine cigars is available at the hotel.

The famous summer music festival in Ravello and sight-seeing at nearby towns such as Positano, Amalfi and Capri, all add to the ambiance of the prestigious Palazzo Avino. Culinary and boat excursions are available through our concierge as well as a wealth of knowledge on regional cultural activities.

VIRTUOSO AMENITIES RECEIVED WHEN BOOKING THROUGH PACIFIC DESTINATION CENTER

  • Upgrade on arrival, subject to availability
  • Daily buffet breakfast for up to two in-room guests
  • $100 USD Equivalent Spa Services credit, to be utilized during stay (not combinable, no cash value if not redeemed in full, excludes products)
  • Free access to the hotel SPA every day during the stay, including: hydrotherapy pool, sauna, steam bath, aromathic showers (15 EUR value per person, per day)
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi for duration of stay
  • A complimentary departure gift
  • Early check-in/late check-out, subject to availability

Phone one of our Italy Specialists at 1-800-227-5317 to start planning your Palazzo Avino, Ravello Italian Holiday now!

Rising majestically on a promontory, offering unspoiled once in a lifetime views over the Gulf of Naples

The castle of Mezzatorre has an ancient and fascinating history. The name “Mezzatorre” derives from the presence of an ancient watch tower remained unfinished (from here “Mezza”) and built between the sixteenth and seventeenth century by the Aragonese as a watchtower. It was enlarged in the eighteenth century by the dukes of Rancidello. In the thirties, the tower was used as a pension until one of the owners was Luigi Patalano, a distinguished scholar, politician and poet. Founder of political and cultural magazines, he transformed the tower into an active cultural cenacle. Patalano also built “La Colombaia” in the same park as Mezzatorre, just a short walk from the hotel. After being owned by Baron Fassini, an educated aristocrat, elegant and lover of good life, the beautiful villa was bought in the 50s by Luchino Visconti, the eclectic Italian movie director, who brought an atmosphere of fruitful culture to the island.

Ischia has always been attractive for its wild beauty, healing thermal springs and excellent vineyard. A 17-squaremile island of parched tufa and bougainvillea, also commonly known as Isola Verde for its extremely fertile soils. Just off the Amalfi coast, Ischia is Capri’s more mysterious and eclectic sister, one of Italy’s best kept secrets. Proudly dominating the seascape from a rocky promontory, the Mezzatorre Hotel overlooks sparkling Bay of Naples, the island of Capri and the sea on the horizon.

Located near Forio d’Ischia, the hotel is secluded in the midst of a thick Mediterranean maquis and just a few minutes from San Montano Bay, where in 750 b.c. the Greeks landed and founded the first colony of Magna Grecia, and the small village of

Lacco Ameno, to stroll along the seafront or sip a coffee at a bar in the square. The strategic location of Ischia, overlooking the Gulf of Naples, makes Mezzatorre the perfect private “harbour” to discover the bay’s beauty through island hopping, crossing the sea by series of shorter journeys between islands like Procida and Capri.

The Mezzatorre welcomes guests in a stunning setting without equal. The 57 rooms and suites are located either in the old tower and the cottages, set in a large park of 7 hectares, surrounded by the Mediterranean maquis and overlooking the sea. Sleeping at the Mezzatorre is a dream.

For complete relaxation our Health & Beauty Center is the right place to be. A wide range of beauty and therapeutic treatments are available at our Spa and our qualified and highly specialized therapists will surely make you feel revitalized. Being known since the time of the ancients Romans for its healing characteristics, the thermal water will restore your body leaving you revitalized.

Activities:
•Boat rides
•Free shuttle from/to Lacco Ameno
•Tennis Court
•Thermal Area
•Visit to Villa “La Colombaia” and Botanical garden “La Mortella”

VIRTUOSO AMENITIES RECEIVED WHEN BOOKING THROUGH PACIFIC DESTINATION CENTER

  • Upgrade on arrival, subject to availability
  • Daily Buffet breakfast, for up to two in room guests, served in La Torre
  • $100 USD equivalent Spa Services credit to be utilized during stay (cosmetic products excluded)
  • Early check-in/late check-out, subject to availability
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi

Phone one of our Italy Specialists at 1-800-227-5317 to start planning your Mezzatorre Hotel & Thermal Spa, Island of Ischia Italian Holiday now!

Tradition & Luxury on the seafront of Naples 

Since 1882 the Grand Hotel Vesuvio is the Neapolitan home of travelers and celebrities from all over the world. In the heart of the city, the only 5 Star Luxury on the seafront of Naples , the hotel has 160 rooms with 21 suites , two panoramic restaurants, fitness club with indoor pool, event rooms, bar, private boat service, Audi service with driver, garage.

The attention to detail and the ancient tradition of hospitality of this historic hotel pleasantly blend the atmosphere rich in history and the most sophisticated comforts.

 

The Sky Lounge , a beautiful and super-panoramic Solarium & Cocktail Bar on the tenth floor of the Grand Hotel Vesuvio is open to guests from April to October.

 

“Echia club, fitness & relaxation center” of the Grand Hotel Vesuvio, has become an indispensable and exclusive point of reference for our guests. The enchanting and enveloping environments, the peace and the magic that linger in the small jewel of the Grand Hotel Vesuvio, make this space , in which marbles, mosaics, colorful crystals, precious woods, light, water, rock and soft lines meet and blend light, a place created for the care of body and mind. Cardiofitness, swimming pool, whirlpool, sauna, turkish bath: these are the services offered by the Club.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Phone one of our Italy Specialists at 1-800-227-5317 to start planning your Grand Hotel Vesuvio, Naples Italian Holiday now!

Charming family owned hotel in the heart of Positano

We are an 18th century palazzo converted into a 5 star deluxe hotel, located in the heart of Positano, owned and managed by the Marchesi Sersale. Le Sirenuse is one hour away from Naples International Airport.Facilities include heated swimming pool open from Apr. 1 to Oct. 15, fitness center with a new spa, indoor and outdoor bar and Michelin star (*) restaurant serving local specialties.

All our rooms are full of light and decorated with a combination of antique and contemporary furniture, contrasting cool whitewashed walls. The floors are covered with colourful tiles from Vietri. Most rooms have a balcony or terrace overlooking the azure sea where at night the gentle sound of waves can be heard.Located in the heart of the building, the original part of the house, our suites can be made up with one or two bedrooms. With vaulted ceilings, the rooms are decorated with antique furniture, handmade tiles, old master paintings and watercolours. Our junior suites are spacious and luxurious, having a beautiful balcony or terrace overlooking the sea.

Positano is located in the southern part of Italy, just 60 km south of Naples, in the heart of the Sorrento Peninsula, dividing two of Italy’s most beautiful bays – the Bay of Naples and the Bay of Salerno.The village itself is built around a small curving bay on a steep hill overlooking the Island of the Sirens.Places of interest nearby include Capri, Amalfi and Ravello, Pompeii, Sorrento, Paestum and Naples.

You’ll have to pinch yourself to believe you’re basking in the beauty that is Le Sirenuse. As John Steinbeck once put it, “It is a dream place that isn’t quite real when you’re there and becomes beckoningly real after you have gone.” Many travelers have fallen in love with this family-run villa’s romantic arches, vaulted ceilings and handmade floor tiles. Spend afternoons on the sunny terrace, taking in views of Positano, Capri and Li Galli. Enjoy an evening cocktail in the romantic Champagne Bar, followed by dinner in the gorgeous sea-view restaurant, La Sponda. An Aveda beauty center and spa facilities provide tempting diversion.

VIRTUOSO AMENITIES RECEIVED WHEN BOOKING THROUGH PACIFIC DESTINATION CENTER

  • Upgrade on arrival, subject to availability
  • Daily Buffet breakfast, for up to two in room guests
  • Early check-in/late check-out, subject to availability
  • $100 USD Equivalent Spa Services credit, to be utilized during stay (not combinable, no cash value if not redeemed in full)
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi

Phone one of our Italy Specialists at 1-800-227-5317 to start planning your Le Sirenuse, Positano, Italian Holiday now!

Gulf of Sorrento, with a view of the Bay of Naples

The Excelsior Vittoria is an award-winning luxury hotel in the heart of Sorrento. Set in a unique location overlooking the Gulf of Naples, this 5 star Luxury hotel offers comforts with personalized service:

• 84 beautiful rooms and suites, each with original period furniture, minibar, TV, safe, free internet
• The charming Bar Vittoria with breathtaking views and two fabulous restaurants – Terrazza Bosquet Seafront Restaurant and L’Orangerie poolside bar & restaurant.
• Boutique Spa La Serra is a unique place, immersed in the lush Mediterranean vegetation.
• State-of-the-art gym with dedicated personal trainers
• Stunning white marble swimming pool with Jacuzzi
• 20,000 square meters (2 acres) of lush Mediterranean garden with pleasant walks in the shade, citrus grove, and olive

• Six stylish spaces for meetings and events.
• Weddings organization facilities

 

 

 

From its top location with easy access to main archaeological areas, Amalfi coast, Positano, Capri, Napoli, Ischia, Rome, beautiful boat excursions, shopping etc. There is only one Excelsior Vittoria.

 

 

 

VIRTUOSO AMENITIES RECEIVED WHEN BOOKING THROUGH PACIFIC DESTINATION CENTER

  • Upgrade on arrival, subject to availability
  • Daily breakfast for up to two in-room guests
  • $100 USD equivalent Spa Services credit to be utilized during stay (not combinable, no cash value if not redeemed in full)
  • Early check-in/late check-out, subject to availability
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi

Phone one of our Italy Specialists at 1-800-227-5317 to start planning your Grand Hotel Excelsior Vittoria, Sorrento, Italian Holiday now!

A place of understated kind of luxury, with a timeless chicness

Hotel Il Pellicano, where luxury is timeless yet understated, it is in the atmosphere, a gesture, and any number of small details. Open for ‘the season’ the hotel captures the loveliest times in Italy from spring to autumn, when sunlight glints off the fresh seas lapping Il Pellicano’s private cove. The hotel spills down Monte Argentario into a secret cove of rare beauty, between Rome and Pisa, in Porto Ercole.  (Open from April to October)

Breakfast in the the terrace of the Cormoran master bedroom

Accommodations: Terraces dripping with bougainvillea and sea views to die for – sleeping at Il Pellicano is a dream. Il Pellicano is composed of six cottages and a main building and it’s a cluster of villas built in part by the Grahams and later transformed into 50 welcoming hotel rooms. Interiors are created by Marie-Louise Sciò, with light Tuscan references and the results show a deft touch.


Dining 
Venues: Tuscany’s bounty of land and sea takes on divine Italian form under Michelin stars and moonlight at Il Pellicano Restaurant, which offers traditional Italian cuisine with a twist of international flavors. The Pelligrill overlooks the sea and the pool terrace, capturing all the freshness of the sea. Catch of the day is prepared in different delicious ways, traditional Tuscan cuisine is preserved and enriched with products from bordering region.

The Pelliclub: Is the delightful place to enjoy an experience more than skin deep, more about the ‘touch than the cream’, thanks to a team of expert therapists and the products from Santa Maria Novella and Biologique Recherche for facial treatments. There is a caldarium, three treatment rooms with private showers, including one for couples, and a shiatsu mat room. The beauty parlour offers a complete service from manicure to coiffure.

The boutique: Is a Pellicano collection curated by the Creative Director Marie-Louise Sciò, from beach chic to glamorous evening wear. Guests can breeze through and pick up a Fedeli linen shirt, sported with a Tesi from Tuscany panama, or slip on an elegant Eres bikinis. Donatella Linari beach chic jewellery is to add a glint to wrist. Il Pellicano’s bespoke collection of caps, t-shirts and silk wraps are designed by APC Paris.

The beach


Activities:
•Private boat excursions •Water sports•Tennis•Golf (15 min. from property)•Trekking and cycling •Horseback riding •Polo •Tour of Maremma •Tour of Maremma wineries

 

 

The swimming pool

The swimming pool in the Cormoran master bedroom

 

 

 

 

 

VIRTUOSO AMENITIES RECEIVED WHEN BOOKING THROUGH PACIFIC DESTINATION CENTER

  • Upgrade on arrival, subject to availability
  • Daily Buffet breakfast, for up to two in room guests
  • $120 USD equivalent Spa Services credit to be utilized during stay (not combinable, no cash value if not redeemed in full, not valid for cosmetology)
  • Early check-in/late check-out, subject to availability
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi

Phone one of our Italy Specialists at 1-800-227-5317 to start planning your Hotel Il Pellicano, Porto Ercole Italian Holiday now!

A voluptuous Rome retreat where the Tyrrhenian laps a sandy cove

Only 40 minutes away from Rome and 20 minutes from Fiumicino Airport. A seaside resort loved by Roman imperators, a Renaissance palazzo for the noble Orsini family and home to the billionaire J. P. Getty, who filled it with Italian art treasures, La Posta Vecchia offers also an archaeological museum and immaculately manicured grounds complete with well-preserved ruins that date back to the Roman Empire period. (Open from April to October)

Accommodations: Each of La Posta Vecchia’s 19 rooms and suites balances the Baroque exuberance of a Fellini film with her renowned artful elegance. All rooms and suites are spacious and uniquely decorated with Renaissance furnishings, paintings and antique tapestries.

Dining: Favoring natural local produce, Chef Antonio Magliulo doesn’t let his preferences hold him back at The Cesar Restaurant.Pushing tradition to the boundaries of innovation, he creates well-balanced dishes designed to delight the people who matter most: his diners.

Wellness: Overlooking the stone indoor pool, it is the delicious soul of La Posta Vecchia. Our director of wellness follows what she terms ‘a farm to spa’ concept using both the refined organic range Santa Maria Novella of Firenze and ingredients from La Posta Vecchia’s verdant gardens. Facial treatments by Biologique Recherche are also available at the LVP Health & Beauty Club.

The Boutique: Is a cornucopia of treasures. Marie-Louise Sciò has made her selection amongst the most eye-catching Italian creativity, with a view to things that guests might need at leisure. A wide choice among silk scarf by Dianora Salviati, Aquatellus scarf in cotton and bamboo, L.G.R sunglasses, Marzia Genesi swimsuits and panama hats by Tesi.

Activities:•Visit to the onsite Roman Museum •Tennis court•Bicycles, jogging and canoas•Cooking classes•Wine tasting•Private guided tours to Etruscan ruins, Rome, Vatican City and nearby archeological sites•Horseback riding•Personal shopper on request•Personal trainer on request and Yoga classes•Boat rides

 

 

 

 

VIRTUOSO AMENITIES RECEIVED WHEN BOOKING THROUGH PACIFIC DESTINATION CENTER

  • Upgrade on arrival, subject to availability
  • Daily buffet breakfast for up to two in-room guests
  • $120 USD equivalent Spa Services credit to be utilized during stay (valid on treatments only, not combinable, no cash value if not redeemed in full, not valid on products or items in the boutique,cosmetic treatments excluded).
  • A guided tour of the in-house Roman Museum
  • Snacks and soft drinks from the minibar
  • Early check-in/late check-out, subject to availability
  • Complimentary internet access

Phone one of our Italy Specialists at 1-800-227-5317 to start planning your La Posta Vecchia Hotel Ladispoli, Italian Holiday now!

 

 

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