Italy is full of enchanting places, no doubt about it. Italy is a land characterised by many artistic and cultural riches, in addition to the unquestionable quality of some accommodations scattered across the country.
I thought of taking you on a journey with me, from north to south and share with you the story of three great hotels that have placed their emphasis on architectural quality and design. Here are the 3 Italian hotels that you absolutely must know about:
The first accommodation from which our journey starts is the Schgaguler, a boutique hotel in the heart of the Dolomites. I stayed here some time ago which is why I can personally confirm its beauty and attention to detail. Here the design quality blends perfectly with the quality of service that they offer. The Hotel Schgaguler is situated in the mountain village of Castelrotto, which is near the Alpe di Siusi and Val Gardena, this is a beautiful place to visit and great for hiking. The building reflects the nordic style and has a wellness area with a beauty and fitness suite in which to relax or train in complete peace. Plus: the food is great too!
If you want to know more, here is the website: https://www.schgaguler.com
Hotel Belmond Castello di Casole
A little further down in the center of Italy, we have my homeland Tuscany, a region rich in nature and tradition. Around half an hours drive from Siena we find the Hotel Belmond Castello di Casole, a building with a unique history, characterized by a typical Tuscan style rooted in the ancient agricultural past dating back to the Bronze age. In fact, inside the hotel there are objects found on the land, on display from the Etruscan farmers. There are 39 rooms in which the spaces are perfect with all the modern comforts to welcome you for your stay.
On their website you can find all the information you need: https://www.belmond.com/it/hotels/europe/italy/tuscany/belmond-castello-di-casole/
Ps. Remember the autumn is the season in which Tuscany shows its unique colors to the world!
Now moving south to Sicily, as Goethe once said, an enchanting island that represents the essence of Italy. Here, situated on the slopes of Mount Etna, we find a beautiful structure built in 2011. The hotel has a contemporary style with special features, such as rooms with walls made entirely from glass. It has a SPA and a high class restaurant led by chef Giuseppe Raciti. The 17 rooms, all with differing contexts, perfectly represent Zash’s philosophy, a perfect balance between nature and design. And with Etna so close it represents a unique and rare position, like a precious pearl.
If you want to be enchanted, then here is the website: https://www.zash.it
I selected these three hotels as I like to express my personal point of view in my stories. After having told you about a hotel in which I have stayed (the Schgaguler), I was happy to share with you a hotel from a very familiar area to me, that of Tuscany and Chianti Classico (thanks to the Hotel Belmond Castello di Casole) and in conclusion, amaze you with the beauty of the pearl near Catania, which I haven’t visited yet, but I hope to very soon (the Zash).