Italy's Best Small Hotels

Italy’s peak season is upon us. From Modica, to Tuscany, to Lake Como, Italy’s top destinations are often on every travelers wish list. In addition, the country has no shortage  of boutique accommodations to please every kind of traveler. While we love quintessential establishments, we also love charming small hotels. We’ve hand picked our favorites to make your Italian summer vacation even more epic.

Located equidistant between Rome and Florence, Monteverdi is surrounded by green mountains and a deep valley.

This living stone village was built in the 12th Century, offering both a sense of privacy or community, depending on your desires. Hotel Monteverdi has 10 rooms, all decorated with rustic romance.


Hotel Castello di Casole sprawls across prime Tuscan territory. The gorgeous backdrop of fields and farms make for a more than idyllic setting. Guests here can learn to make pizza, ramble in the countryside, or just relax in the infinity pool or former-wine-cellar spa.


Tucked away a quiet, little street in the heart of Milan’s fashion and design district, Magna Pars Suites Milano Hotel is a stylish all-suites, family-owned hotel. Housed in a former perfume factory, it has been transformed into a modern architectural gem. With a fine dining restaurant, a lounge bar, a roof deck and a library, this boutique property is the perfect spot for some rest and relaxation.


Relais Villa Vittoria is an enchanting and charming Boutique Hotel located in Laglio, a romantic village on the banks of Lake Como. The Relais has large and bright rooms and suites provided with all the comforts, each one different for style and size, some with a breathtaking lake view.



For anyone looking to be immersed in another time period, Sextantio Albergo Diffuso is located only hour and a half drive from Rome.  Sextantio Albergo Diffuso is comprised of two dozen or so small houses scattered throughout a town in different locations. Check-in can happen at the local café, locals can become friends, and the food is certainly homemade and of indisputable quality.


Casa Talia is a unique boutique hotel located in the heart of Val di Noto in Sicily. Talía is the ideal location for a regenerating and relaxing stay in a place which is both natural and cultural. The sea is only a short distance away as are other wonderful Sicilian baroque towns, which have earned, like Modica, the patronage of UNESCO. Each room has a theme and faces a beautifully manicured garden.

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By Published on May 26 2015
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